Friday, 8 October 2010

Fun Wedding Photography at The Goring

A big thanks to Ollie and Jane for posing so fabulously on their wedding day! They had a September wedding at The Goring, Beeston Place, London. I know they share my view that The Goring is one of the best venues in London for a wedding. It is a small family run hotel and their friendliness, attention to detail and of course food is second-to-none.

Ollie and Jane wanted their photography to be fresh and original so after posing in the gardens we went for a walk to do some reportage photography. The reactions of the general public were mixed, but we did meet some friendly people. Thank you to the staff at the London Souvenir shop for accommodating us and letting us use their flags and brollies! It seemed fitting to go with the London theme as we were celebrating at The Goring which is quintessentially London after all.....

The reception was flawless, great food, heartfelt speeches, yummy wedding cake, fantastic French music by a magical trio.... a perfect day. Oh and I think Jane should get a round of applause for her choice of dress!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Norman Wisdom and Sally Geeson Photographs taken when filming What's Good for the Goose in Southport 1969

After hearing the sad news of Norman Wisdom's death, I had a visit today from the beautiful actress, Sally Geeson. She came to the studio with some beautiful photographs taken during the filming of What's Good for the Goose in 1969. I think this set of images show so much of Norman's character. Sally shared her memories of him as a wonderful and indeed very funny man. Many of the shots show her almost crying with laughter!

We are all sad to see you go, Norman, and thank you for entertaining us for such a long time.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Lembit Opik

Last week I did a commissioned shoot for Hello! Lembit and Merily were really good fun to work with and it was a real pleasure to meet them both. A big thank you to my poor long-suffering assistant Callum Winton who was brilliant! Couldn't have done it without you, CW.

Here is the link to the first publication of the photos in the Daily Mail this morning:

I am just popping out to get my copy of Hello! which is running the full story with more photos....

Friday, 1 October 2010

Richard and Fiona's Wedding at Kensington and Chelsea Register Office

Congratulations to Fiona and Richard. What a wonderful wedding! We met at about 8.30am for a very early wedding and started by taking photographs at a flower stall near the steps of Chelsea Old Town Hall. He wasn't amused!

It was only 11 minutes before the ceremony when Richard asked me to be one of the witnesses and we were tasked with hunting around for a second one. We spotted Len and Ian on the scaffolding doing a bit of painting so Richard went off to ask them while Fiona and I annoyed the flower vendor by taking photographs on his stall. The decorators seemed a bit surprised and very amused by Richard's request. After some gentle persuasion paint brushes and tins were abandoned and we laughed all the way to the Rosetti Room for the ceremony.

Instead of the usual exchange of rings Fiona had bought Richard a lovely watch which she put on him during the 'exchanging of rings'. Ian, Len and I were so busy gazing at the lovely watch we almost didn't notice when our couple entered the room! The ceremony was short but very intimate and moving. Sadly, my name can't be found on their marriage certificate so I will have to make do with having it on the photos instead...

After the knot had been tied we took some photos on the iconic steps outside the registry office and continued with our scaffolding theme!

It was a privilege to be part of such a special moment and Fiona tells me that the rest of their day was just as special and fun.

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Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom
Welcome. My name is Helen Jones and I'm a photographer based in Richmond, Surrey. I accept commissions for: Wedding Photography - London, UK and worldwide Family Portraits capturing pregnancy, breastfeeding, babies, children and family groups with an emphasis on capturing the beauty of the mother Acting Portfolio Glamour Photography for individuals and couples Digital Art PR, Press and Celebrity Features Photography
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