Rehearsals for the ballet based on my book ‘Ballerina in Danger’ by children of Kate Simmons Dance . Choreographed by Tracey Moss

I have adapted my book ‘Ballerina in Danger’ to be performed by the children at the Kate Simmons School.  Tracey Moss has choreographed the ballet and designed the costumes.  My characters in my book have come to life.  The glittery stars and Sparkly, Pooch and her Parisian poodle friends, Isabella,the little girl who loves pink and is special because she can see the Pink House.  Hagatha the wicked witch and of course the beautiful Ballerina and all her corps de ballet.  I drove up to photograph all these wonderful roles and take photographs of the children rehearsing.  It was great fun! Everybody was enjoying dancing and they all looked gorgeous in their costumes.  Chukkas next weekend to all the 80 children for the performances on the 24th and 25th March at 3pm at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn.

Ballerina’s in ‘Ballerina in Danger’ waiting to dance at their rehearsal in Warrington at  KSDance school.  Watch this space for photographs from the actual shows!

The Wedding of Naomi & Rob at the Saint Nicholas Church, Thames Ditton, Surrey

Rob & Naomi wanted their photos fun, relaxed and natural.  Elaine Mayson photography achieved just that on a beautiful day in August.  A large wedding party of over hundred guests crowded into the attractive church to watch the marriage of Naomi & Rob.  A joyous occasion! Naomi arrived by boat with her Dad and bridesmaids.  A great way to travel on such a gorgeous day.  Smiles all round for the camera.A full church and superb atmosphere added to Naomi and Rob’s happiness. Beautiful flowers and extra touches made the day special.A wonderful service at St Nicolas Church in Thames Ditton, Surrey.  Congratulations!  Mr and Mrs Tuer.You may kiss the bride captured by Elaine in the gardens of the church in the picturesque Thames Ditton.

The bridesmaids in elegant navy, with pink and white bouquets.

Lots of fun in the speeches!

Hartsfield House in Surrey Photography by Elaine Mayson The marriage of Karuna and Andy

Lots of joy and laughter at the wedding of Karuna and Andy. Fabulous, quiet and very beautiful location in Surrey.  Hartsfield House looks out over the rolling Downs .  A tranquil spot with relaxed atmosphere and happy vibe.
A lot of thought and planning had gone into the colour scheme.  Rich colours and sprigs of lavender.The ceremony room later made into the disco hall. Preparations.  Karuna’s hair looking stylish & pretty in this gentle style More fun in front of the mirror.  Its the big day and Elaine Mayson Photography is there to capture every delicious moment!Putting the shoes on and adding the final touches before descending the grand staircase at Hartsfield House.
Celebrations!  They did it!  They are now man and wife.Precious moments on their wedding day After a loud storm during their service the clouds dispersed and the steam rose .  A magical sight.The back of Hartsfield House after the storm and before the guests ventured outside. Family photos outside in the grounds of Hartsfield House I need a rest.  Very happy bride with tired feet.  Nearly time for the wedding breakfast.Sparkling bride and groom as they pose on the wonderful staircase. Mother of the bride with a wide smile.  All is going well and the day is perfect! Hartsfield Manor in the sun.Karuna and Andy cut their cake with their guests Party time.  What fun!

The wedding of Mira & Cornelius at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park

Pembroke Lodge is a beautiful setting for a wedding.  Magnificent views down to the Thames valley, beautiful grounds full of sumptuous flowers and delicious food ensure wedding couples love their special day.  Elaine Mayson photographed the artistically arranged ceremony room for Mira and Cornelius’s wedding.Mira got ready at Richmond Gate Hotel which is only 5minutes away from Pembroke Lodge.  It is a friendly hotel with spacious light rooms perfect for Elaine Mayson Photography.  Mira was wearing a lovely kimono for the preparation photos.

Mira put on her shoes completing her elegant look.  Eyecatching  beautiful lace dress in Vintage style.

Here come the men.  Very dashing ! The page boy gives the rings to the groom. Very cute and well done A loving hand of reassurance from Cornelius in the marriage ceremony.We did it!  We DO and we will sign the book of marriage.  All their guests look on with a smile and a good wish for their futureGirls you have been terrific.  What a wonderful day. Wedding party on the move for a special photograph by Elaine Mayson Photography Vogue shot in Richmond Park.  What a fabulous group shot! The delicately iced cake and pretty bouquet at the reception of Mira and Cornelius in the Russell Suite of Pembroke Lodge.

Congratulations to a great couple from all at Elaine Mayson Photography.

Wedding at Foxhills in Surrey for Danielle and Scott

 Awonderful Classic wedding at Foxhills Manor and Golf Club. The groom, ushers and Best man looked stylish in tails, navy ties and white button holses.  The bride Danielle wore a heavenly dress that billowed behind her.  Her dark hair and attractive features gave her a look of Elizabeth Taylor.  Elegant and sophisticated the whole day was perfection.  It was a beautiful weather but not too hot so the men could enjoy wearing their suitsCongratulations Mr & Mrs Morson!  ‘You can kiss the bride’ Very romantic Father of the bride looks on with a smile and a tear in his eye (far right)

A group shot of all the wedding party in the grounds of Foxhills Manor House overlooking the acclaimed golf course.  Cheers!

Oceans Eleven!  Respectable gangsters with Foxhills Manor House in the background.  Great shot by Elaine Mayson Photography.

Girls rule ok.  Fun and games in Foxhills beautiful grounds.  Rhododendron’s in full purple glory.

A haze of romance the bride and groom’s fairytale wedding at Foxhills with photography by Elaine Mayson.

Foxhills Golf Club with the wedding breakfast all ready to commence.

What a magnificent day!  Laughter the most precious of gifts at Danielle and Scott’s wedding.



Foxhills Wedding by Elaine Mayson Photography

A beautiful couple took their vows at Foxhills Manor House.  Crystle was getting ready in the grounds of Foxhills in one of their newly decorated cottages.  The décor and space in the cottages gave a calming effect to the proceedings and helped the bride and her bridesmaids enjoy their time together.  A feminine lace bridal dress with long train was a perfect match for the blond and pretty bride. Flowers by Kate, recommended florist at Foxhills.  A wonderful ambiance gave Elaine Mayson Photography a chance to capture the complimenting colours and the bride and bridesmaids getting ready. Andrew arrived in style at Foxhills all ready for his ceremony to Crystal. The ceremony over Crystal and Andrew take a moment to relax and enjoy the grounds of Foxhills Manor with photographer Elaine Mayson. Time to make their way from the Manor House at Foxhills to the Golf Club for their Wedding Breakfast.  All their guests followed enjoying the walk and beautiful weather on the day. Flower girl and page boy enjoy a moment on the terrace after the Wedding Breakfast.  Photographed by Elaine Mayson Cheers!  Best men and Ushers take time out to enjoy themselves.

The Landmark Wedding Fair February 5th 2017

wedfairElaine Mayson Photography has a stand at the Landmark Wedding Fair. Come along and visit the Fair you will not be disappointed.  You can even come along as a couple because the setting in the Cathedral like building is very romantic.  There are also delicious cakes at the cafe!  Well worth a visit.  Come and see examples of my photographs and some new photo books that are arriving soon.  Very special!  is that I am giving Complimentary studio engagements shoots if you book one of my Wedding Packages over 6 hours.  What a treat.

Look forward to seeing you there.



The Lensbury in Teddington Wedding of Pauline and Chris

353cChris and Pauline arriving at their venue The Lensbury in Teddington.  Elaine Mayson Photography based in Kingston was really enjoying photographing such a happy couple.  Pauline and Chris were looking forward to a wonderful day and evening with their guests. 
054cPauline resplendent in her floaty sparkly bridal dress.  She is helped by her beautiful bridesmaids all dressed in blue.

075cFinal touches to the makeup.

067cPutting on her shoes Pauline’s dress becomes a river of white cascading down to the floor.

089cAll ready.  Pauline looking delicious but a little nervous.  Don’t worry love is in the air and all will be perfect!

101cChris and his best man shake hands outside St Thomas Aquinas in Ham Street, Richmond. A small church but ideally  located on Ham green near the pond.

146cPauline and her proud father, John  pose for a photograph outside the church in front of their splendid vintage car from London Legend.

164cA special moment as Pauline smiles at her friends and family. John holds back the tears.

318cCongratulations!  They are married.  Mr and Mrs Welch take a stroll to their favourite spot on Ham Green.302cPhotographs by the pond.  Sadly no grass left but a wonderful drooping willow gives colour to this enchanting spot.

327dBack to the vintage Rolls Royce with the church behind before making their way to their venue at the Lensbury.

424c392cThe newly designed garden area at the Lensbury, Teddington with a pond and water feature is the perfect location for family photographs.







445cCheers!  Everybody happy and having fun.

452cThe room in the Lensbury looks ravishing in blue and white.  What a picture!  Perfect setting for a lovely meal and entertaining speeches.

The Portrait Studio of Elaine Mayson Photography in Kingston Upon Thames

Andy is setting up a new web site and wanted warm friendly portraits of himself to sell his business.  He knew that I had a small but professional studio in Kingston Upon Thames down the road from his home.  A quick phone call secured him a booking at the new special rates.  He brought a selection of shirts and jumpers so that he had a chose of colours and style of photographs.

IMG_2909-2aThis more relaxed pose with the lovely aqua jumper was certainly my favourite of the shoot.  However after fully editing the photographs he had a selection of smart shirt portraits in different colours and different styles for every occasion.

IMG_1789aJo who was making up Andy’s web site loved his photos and decided to give me a ring.  We made a booking and she came round with an array of colourful tops.  She was looking for a relaxed, smart, radiant portrait.  No suits or high heels, no Vintage stylised look. Jo had a very clear idea of the  cheerful, vibrant style she wanted me to capture.  What a success story!



If you live in the Kingston Upon Thames area then do give me a ring.  Sessions last for an hour and you have plenty of time to get just the look and style you want.  Also ladies you are provided with  vintage hats, scarfs and coats so you have the option to have fun with a style you are not so familiar?  I fully edit the photos and provide them to you on a disc.






Foxhill’s Manor House & Golf Club Wedding of Jessica & Alan. Ceremony: St Georges College Chapel

308aJessica and Alan were married in a traditional church service at St Georges College Chapel. A few years earlier I had photographed the wedding of Alan’s sister in the same chapel.  A friendly priest took the service in the intimate surroundings of the Chapel.  Jessica wore a long beautiful lace dress which showed off her slim elegant figure. No hurting feet for her instead she wore a pair of white sparkly

009a068aJessica’s dress, flowers and foot wear.

Alan’s best man and ushers enter the St Georges College Chapel looking smart in matching suits, ties and shoes.

101aThe bride arrives for the ceremony with a radiant smile.  A vintage twist of sepia compliments her lace wedding dress.

118a209aJessica and her father chat to the priest before preparing to walk down the aisle. The two bridesmaids Sarah and Katie bring the bread and wine to the altar.


Jessica and Alan are married and sign the register of marriage on the altar table with the vibrant coloured flowers of orange, peach and white.


365aA short journey to Foxhills in Surrey for a stylish reception and some romantic photographs in the grounds.

420aCHEERS!   a fun group shot of the wedding party with Foxhills golf course in the background at the reception of Jessica and Alan’s wedding.

405aCutting the cake in a quiet moment before all the guests walk across to the Golf club reception room for the wedding Breakfast.

Congratulations to you both!