One of the great things about my job is that I get to photograph places I love and have visited many times. This is definitely true of Gravetye Manor in East Grinstead, West Sussex. I have visited Gravetye numerous times and count it among my favorite UK hotels. The gardens, the food and the ambiance are all top notch and it was my pleasure to photograph their food recently.
Being a member of the Relais and Chateaux network means one thing, quality. So it was my job to convey that quality of their food in my images. Their restaurant and food is very classical and I did my best to show a formal, lovely atmosphere. However, I didn’t change anything. What you see in the images is exactly how the food and table are arranged. I didn’t need to move anything on the plate. There was no styling involved on my part. It didn’t need it. It was beautiful straight out of the kitchen.
Thanks to everyone at Gravetye Manor for being so accommodating.
Enjoy the images!
Well, wedding season is coming to a close. I still have some booked in through the end of the year, but this is the time when I wind down and concentrate on restaurant and food photography. But not before photographing Jen and Ed’s wedding in Lingfield.
Jen and Ed were excellent to photograph, very easygoing and laid back. Their wedding ceremony was held at St. Peter’s Church in Lingfield and their reception was at the incredible Grasshopper Inn in Westerham.
Jen is an architect and she was keen for me to show off what could be done with the local buildings. Which, of course, I adore shooting. Any time I can get detail from stone, brick and woodwork, I’m a happy wedding photographer. And there was plenty to be seen and shot.
Thanks to everyone involved for making the day go so smoothly. I hope you enjoy the images!