We were recently commissioned to take business portraits of North Investment Partners, an investment group located in the City of London. As we extend into the field of corporate photography, we take on a steep learning curve in understanding what clients want, how their business photos will look like and getting the results right. The following are the portraits of North and its team.
We’ve recently organised a business photoshoot with models Agne and Dain, as Milan Studio takes on a new venture into the field of corporate photography. Kudos to the models for being super amiable, and to our new creative assistant Niusia for helping out with the shoot.
Just before 2011 came to a close, Adela chose to have a portrait photography session with us, completing her Christmas wish-list with her partner Ondrej. We did a few indoor shots, with a very festive red theme (red nails, natch), plus some outdoor shots, recreating that night-time urban look. Our brick wall came in handy after all. And finally, Adela was very game to create a film noir femme fatale, pulling off that lady cigarette in style.
Seven months back, we did our first baby portrait photography with the adorable Dominick, now 11-months old and less than a baby and more of a bouncing kid yet still equally adorable. His Mum and Dad popped in to have their second portrait session, and let Domino do his thing in front of the lens. [...]
As she sips Louis Dornier champagne with her bridesmaids and preparing to slip into that symbolic white dress, outside her groom arrives in quite a stunning fashion. Cutting through the sky, clearing the clouds away, a helicopter lands on the well-manicured lawns of Billesley Manor Hotel to the utter surprise of everyone. The groom flies all the way to get married to his beautiful bride in a 16th-century Elizabethan manor. It’s nothing less than poetic – and this all happens in none other than Shakespeare’s County, in the sprawling Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire countryside, where Amy and Neal consummate their vows.
From the smooth preparation to the ceremony, to the reception and down to the speeches (Neal delivered an epic one, deservedly one of the best groom’s speeches we’ve ever heard) – everything was well-organised, sophisticated, glamorous and most of all, heartfelt. They tied the knot where Amy grew up, and fittingly so in the company of their lovely family, friends and relatives, and we had the greatest honour of documenting such a perfect day of happiness shared by two very wonderful people and everyone around them. Kudos also to Naomi, the wedding organiser at Billesley Manor – you’ve done such a terrific job and thank you for being so nice to us, despite coming from a long way, and making Amy and Neal’s day precisely managed.
To Amy and Neal, aside from being super-great clients, you both are truly incredible people. We’re glad to know you both, and thank you for trusting us to photograph your special day. Your wedding was one-of-a-kind, the best we’ve ever been to! Collaborating with you both was a joy, and we hope you enjoy and treasure these photos forever. We’re sure you’re now having the best road trip/honeymoon in your life across America, and we sincerely wish you both a remarkable life together in the future. All the best x
Situated at the edge of a lake, The Frog Island is an absolute dream house. We consider anyone who doesn’t want to live in this place slightly demented, as it’s a picture-perfect location to die for. Mr and Mrs Brian Savage opened up their gates and their beautiful trimmed, manicured and landscaped garden to charity, with guests, friends and family all turning up for the event, so we took the opportunity to allocate this special Sunday for some afternoon family fun.
I couldn’t help browsing around for the miniature details around the garden, filled with flowers, fruits and knick-knacks – the clock on a grapevine and a bird’s house on a willow tree are particularly quirky. That lake is, above all, sublime. One can spend hours staring out into that gorgeous vista, which looks invitingly serene on a summer day like this. Kudos to Maya for also serving up those spectacular strawberries with cream – it’s a delicious combo. And that barbecue afterwards is the cherry on top.
When she went back to her home country Lithuania 2 years ago, I knew I would miss this person very much. That was a sad time, folks. She’s one of the few best friends I’ve ever had, and we had a cracking time together with all our mischief at Kingston University. Now, Agne has returned to London and I couldn’t be happier to see her again, bringing her lovely boyfriend Marius and her awesome friend Edita. These Lithuanians are great fun to be with, and I had the pleasure to accompany them around London. Totally looking forward to visit Lithuania in the future!
In this line of work, this is absolutely a first – photographing a baby. Four month old Dominick, or so-called “Domino” by his mum, has a pair of luminous azure blue eyes that really stand out, as you can see in these photos. Though the real challenge is keeping Dominick’s attention, as he easily gets distracted by a number of adults in the room making faces at him, trying to make him laugh or smile. Eventually, he got along with us and the camera, too. Plus, he never cried. Such a playful little chap. I’ve used two lenses, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 and Nikkor 85mm f1.8, with emphasis on the latter, capturing most of these shots with such quick focussing, working with available natural light, room ambiance and a reflector. It was a great family afternoon, and Dominick eventually fell sound asleep after the session.