B’nei Mitzvah – Richmond upon Thames – The party

I mentioned a few weeks ago about the B’nei Mitzvah of Theo and Sam and  that I was priveleged to attend the rehearsal as I wouldn’t have been able to photograph the actual event as I would be working on the Sabbath.

The next installment to share with you was The Party!

Above is from left to right Jonah, Richard, Nathan (at the front) Sylvia, Sam and Theo.

Theo &  Sam are Chelsea supporters so the theme was blue and white with the tables being named after players.

The party took place at the family’s home in Richmond upon Thames with the most amazing marquee being set up in the garden and the front of the house being turned into the drinks reception area! Genius!

I arrived at 4.30 to be there to take room detail shots, meet and greet reportage, group shots before everyone sat down for dinner.

Above is Nathan the youngest in the family with his grandmother while she plays the piano.

The canapes that were going round looked beautiful and so as part of my brief was to take shots of them before they were devoured by the guests!  The caterer was www.fionafrith.co.uk

I have never been to a Bar mitzvah before let alone one for twins but by the end of the evening I wanted to be Jewish!

The dancing, the fun and laughter, the celebration was truly marvellous and even though these events are long (I didn’t get home until 11pm) I really enjoyed observing and capturing which was an amazing evening!

Below is Theo, Sam, Sylvia and Richard being lifted up on chairs.

The music was fabulous throughout the evening from the drinks reception throughout the evening…

On the list of shots was to capture the children “being greedy..” these boys were caught in the act with their mouths stuffed with marshmallows from the chocolate fountain even before the main course had finished and the image above that was all the children piling onto the trampoline at the bottom of the garden.

Here are Theo & Sam during the party!

My ambition is to be a “family photographer” – you may say “you are already!?!” what I mean is that I want to build a relationship with my clients that will go through the years.

I am not the cheapest photographer….I don’t want to be.  For I offer an extremely bespoke service for all my clients and nothing is too much trouble.

The fact that I don’t have a studio is not a failing but in fact is freedom!  Do I want my clients to think that are just another shoot that I have to get through in a day? – absolutely not!  My families are not numbers to me but I hope for them they know that each shoot is unique and not formulaic…

The next installment to show you is the lifestyle shoot that I did for this family a week before the B’nei Mitzvah… we know each other very well now!

Annie Armitage – Photographic Artist

Annie Armitage is a photographer who specialises in producing timeless images.  She is a contemporary, lifestyle family photographer and produces images of pregnancy, newborn, babies of all sizes, families, teens (seniors) and also has a commercial side to her business which is predominantly  headshots as well as formal but approachable portraits for annual reports or PR purposes.

Nursery photography is also amongst Annie’s portfolio and if you are interested please contact her on 07711 391919

Annie is based in Kingston upon Thames but is available for commission throughout the UK and Ireland.  Her main working areas within London are:- Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton, Thames Ditton, New Malden, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Putney, Richmond upon Thames, Barnes, Fulham, Chelsea,Kensington, Clapham, Hampton, Twickenham, Teddington, St Margarets and throughout Surrey including Guildford, Godalming, Woking, Cobham, Weybridge, Esher.

Annie has a “Annie Armitage Photography” page on Facebook – www.facebook.com/anniearmitagephotography

and on Twitter come and follow her – anniegolightly

To contact Annie about your requirements – please go to the contact form on her website or alternatively email her at  annie@anniearmitage.com or call her on 07711 391919

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