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Wedding Photography at Hampton Court

Wedding Photography at Hampton Court, what a result! With the sun shining I knew this was going to be a great event. Ever been to Hampton Court, it’s a very picturesque town, very similar to Richmond and Henley on Thames. Hampton Court has the river Thames running through it, and the hotel was smack bang on the river. We arrived at Emma’s parents place in Raynes Park, 5 minutes down the road from where it was all kicking off, she was very calm. The dress was hanging up and makeup was being applied. The girls were drinking fizz and everything was great. Starting with photography of the dress, flowers and other details. Sneeking a few images on the side whilst key moments happened. That’s what I’m all about, the documentary natural approach. Everyone loves this style of unobtrusive photography. The dress was next to go on, whilst Dad popped on his socks! A few snaps of the fam and we were off to see Ben at the church. Now, Ben is a very calm, chilled young man, but as we arrived it was clear to see Ben was slightly nervous. To the extent he didn’t see me at first. We […]

Professional headshots

People like to deal with people, that’s a given. This is why professional headshots are vital. The fact is that we like to see the very best in people. Nobody likes a bad headshot do they?! I personally hate having my photograph taken, perhaps thats why I try to ensure every person I ever photograph feel as relaxed as possible. Maybe that’s also why I feel so uncomfortabe in front of the camera… that the photographer doesn’t have the ability to relax me?! This is why I always get the best out of people when they are photographed, the key is to get the sitters guard down, to relax them, to exude the very essence of their characteristics. This was especially present in this recent commison. The client on this occasion was a creative agency in Reigate, Surrey. A regular client of mine who were working on their own website. They needed a refresh of their staff portraits, and professional headshots. I loved photographing them. Making them laugh and feel relaxed enough to do silly things. I think it works really well. A creative approach to a traditionally ‘standard’ method. A portrait doesn’t have to be the same as everyone […]

Balcombe Place Sussex

Barney Warner Photography were asked to attend a styled photo shoot one afternoon at the currently renovating Balcombe Place Sussex, on the Balcombe Estate. It was to produce a showcase of a specific room of Balcombe Place. This was extra special as the following contribultors were present working buckets of magic within their specific industries. @inspiredbysusieevans brought the planning and collaboration along with ideas and creative direction. http://www.tigerstolilies.co.uk/ brought some truely beautiful flower arrangements for the table centre pieces. http://www.co-ordination.net/ were present with their amazing room hire furniture and table linen. http://fourgablesgroup.com/ produced some absolutley amazing food that was all hand created and form to showcase really what is possible for your ultimate event hunger issues. Balcombe Place Sussex is such a beautiful building, constructed back in the 1800s, now currently being renovated into a luxury venue perfect for those BIG celebrations. Speaking BIG, the entrance door has to be the largest, heavest door I’ve ever opened. There are many rooms, the entrance hall has a hugh fireplace, but the room in particular that we were working in was ‘The Music Room’, which houses a very old Music Organ, currently not in use but it certainly adds to the very grand feel you […]

Event Photographer Sussex Surrey

Sometimes being an Event Photographer Sussex Surrey brings various challenges. Being able to blend in and capture those candid moments can be tricky. Different tricks can be employed to be able to get those moments but I’m not sharing ha ha. To stage up some groups and people having fun is an important part of event photography. You need the ability to be able to change personalitly quickly to encourage people. I know we all hate having photos taken, we all like to look our best. But to capture natural shots or sometimes staged but natural looking ones are key. Part of this shoot was not only the candid reportage approach, but also formal groups. Award ceremony presentation photography and also a formal set up with a photo booth and props. I bring with me a whole host of equipment and props to my events. Photo booths are becoming a regular thing at corporate events. It allows people to get a little silly, relax and this also helps break the ice at staff parties and events. Event Photographer Sussex Surrey Barney Warner captures people enjoying each others company whilst retaining a professional manner and etiquette. Awards are somethimes required to […]

Motorbike Photographer in Surrey and Sussex

To be a Motorbike Photographer in Surrey and Sussex, you need to have some interest in them. I do.   Since the age of 16 I have been into motorbikes, all my friends at that age had scooters or other trials style 50cc bikes, it was a phase we went through. But with all this, I had the bug. My first bike was a 50cc monkey bike style Honda ST50 DAX, it was chrome in it’s styling with a bike headlight. It looked like a miniture 900cc rocker’s bike. I loved it. So natty and unique, I don’t know how my father found it, but I’m forever thankful that he did. I remeber it wasn’t cheap for a first bike, it wasn’t brand new, but was a mint example. Everyone knew it was me coming down the road, a real head turner! My second bike was a trials style bike, a Suzuki TS50, with a cheeky big bore kit. I knew it had one the second I rode it. I was so excited, having never ridden a fully manual motorbike. I nearly fell off straight away. It was a gravel drive at the previous owners, with my short legs and […]

Corporate Event Photography

Work Christmas parties, some love them, some don’t. I personally love Corporate Event Photography. Corporate Event Photography is one of my favourite things to cover. I get to mingle with happy people having a good time, what’s not to like? So this Corporate Event Photography featured Lingfield Park racecourse. This was an Alice In Wonderland themed event. Every year they change the theme which I think is really cool. They go to town on the decoration. It pays off. Last year the theme was Narnia, again, amazing! So I was tasked with arriving early to capture the payout before the staff entered the room and got to grips with the drinks! The usual challenge I find is allowing the smoke machine to do its job. But it takes forever. Smoke machines really help the overal look. Creating a more atmospheric feel. DJ lights beaming through the smoke and dark corners, along with projected imagery and table decoration is amazing. But even better (here comes the big kid in me), was the car computer simulatiors! Wow what a great event. There were weird creatures on toadstools, christmas trees covered in snow, giant bottles of drink, clocks and other imagery on screens. This […]

Wedding Videography at the Long Furlong Barn

Wedding Videography at the Long Furlong Barn with Louise and Barry. I love wedding videography. It’s something that Barney Warner Photography have always offered but never really pushed. Until now! Here’s a little preview from a recent wedding we covered back in 2017. You can see we had the weather on our side. Always a good thing. Louise and Barry were a great couple to work with. From the start it was clear to see they were both so very relaxed. Taking it all in their stride. The Long Furlong Barn, is a beautiful setting for any event, but weddings especially. With rolling hills and amazing views over the south downs. Intimate, but also lending itself to amazing parties. With it’s Barn ceremony room and a big hall for the wedidng breakfast, it’s clear to see how this venue is great for a wedding. The cottage joining is fab for a bride to prepair in. Airy and bright, with comfortable furninshings too. The day went without any hitch. Bestman was on top form, and everyone had a giggle. Barry is a twin. Identicle. So this was quite funny at points trying to make sure we were filming the right guy, […]