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!

Pembroke Lodge Wedding- Juliette and Conrad

255a A beautiful vibrant wedding at Pembroke Lodge.  Juliette and Conrad were married in the Belvedere Suite.  Then afterwards they strolled over to the porch.  The wisteria  was at it’s best and therefore a perfect location for photographs for recommended photographer Elaine Mayson.  Certainly an iconic photo of this much loved venue in Richmond Park.025aThe groom and ushers and his best man arrived first.  Looking good! Let’s get this show on the road.079aThe bride arriving in a beautiful floaty dress. Unconventional but stylish with a flavour of the vintage 1930’s.005a   Abundant white flowers added glamour and  wonderful perfume to the ceremony room.  Juliette and Conrad kissed sealing their contract.  Their family and friends looked on with cheers and smiles.191a


Signing their register in Pembroke Lodge’s Belvedere Suite.  The best man certainly approved.










439a‘Party Time!’  Lots of singing, dancing and clapping during dinner to an amazing singer.  Then the first dance a riot of fun and choreography!  What a show!





Petersham Hotel & Pembroke Lodge Wedding in Richmond


Emma and Phillip’s Wedding Day was full of joy and fun!  The rain could not dampen their joie de Vivre.  After the Wedding Service in Pembroke Lodge photographs were started in the porch.  Suddenly there was a break in the rain and Elaine Mayson of Elaine Mayson Photography managed to take atmospheric photographs of the couple in the grounds of Pembroke Lodge.  She also photographed all their group shots outside close to the porch.

043a058a‘The day started with Emma and her Mum and bridesmaids getting ready at The Petersham Hotel’ A beautiful room with Bay windows gave soft light onto the preparations.

Photographs in black and white give a timeless feel to this traditional ritual.


Emma’s sisters and Mum were there to help with her dress and her shoes. Anticipation and happiness show in their faces at the beginning of this special day.


The Petersham Hotel in Richmond, Surrey is famous for its regal spiral staircase so a quick photo shoot with the bridal party on the stairs was obligatory.


Dad to the rescue.  Rain on your wedding day brings lots of luck so they smiled and enjoyed the moment.


Phillip’s waiting is over and the ceremony is in full swing at Pembroke Lodge in the Belvedere Suite.


The ring is placed on the third finger of the left hand.  They are man and wife.  ‘You can kiss the bride,’  sealed with a kiss.


The legal signing of the register by Emma and Phillip at Pembroke Lodge.  All their guests are there to witness this wonderful event.

390a414aThe gallant Phillip kisses his bride amongst the daffodils and then carries Emma over the puddles.




Inside Pembroke Lodge a delicious meal was served and then the Bride and Groom cut the sparkling cake.




St Andrew’s, Surbiton & Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey

013aBen and Amy were married at St Andrew’s church in Surbiton. Ben arrived early with all his ushers and best men.  I caught up with them as they entered the church on that mild late November morning.The bridesmaids arrived next and the excitement mounted in anticipation of the bride’s arrival. Amy wore a glorious vintage style dress with stunning train and a stylish hat with veil.


The couple arrived at Pembroke Lodge and Elaine Mayson one of the venues recommended photographers caught a fun moment.  The light was fading but all the family photos had been taken at the church.  This meant there was just enough time for Elaine to photograph Amy and Ben in the locations they wanted before entering the warm and welcoming Lodge.