The Best St Valentine Proposal

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love is in the air. While the day is notorious for being the time when people in love express themselves through fancy dinners, romantic gifts, each year a handful of people take the opportunity to turn their romantic celebration up to eleven by popping the question.
When it comes to proposing, it may be difficult to decide how, where and when you’d like to do it.

From a simple proposal to an extravagant day of excitement, you want to plan a proposal that reflects your relationship and a day that neither of you will ever forget. Even though there are thousands of ideas out there, how are you supposed to figure out the best way?

Location

How you ask the question is pretty important, but where you ask can make some of the greatest memories. After all, if it’s Valentine’s Day, you want to make it extra romantic. One particularly romantic proposal idea, is to take your relationship back to the start and pop the question at the place you and your partner first met; the first place you kissed or the first place you said “I love you.” The location will be a story your partner will love to share for years to come.

Don’t be stuck on that idea if it doesn’t speak to you, choosing a place you’ve already been to. For a truly memorable proposal, why not take a long weekend to a romantic getaway? You could pick a favourite spot you’ve visited together before, or somewhere you’ve both always planned on going. Or you can keep it simple by spending a romantic afternoon sharing a picnic.

Hire a musician

One wedding proposal idea is to hire a musician or band to play near where you propose. The beautiful sounds will help it feel all the more magical and special.

Restaurant

If a restaurant is in your plans, start off by selecting someplace truly special – perhaps a usual favourite of yours, or one with magical ambiance. You may ask the staff to bring out the ring on a dessert plate! Why not in a glass of wine! You can bring roses, chocolates and whatever is meaningful to you both, that way your photos will come out extra special.

Capture the Moment

It all happens so fast. Once it’s all over, you will be happy you hired a proposal photographer / videographer to capture the emotion on that Special day.
This will allow you and your fiancé(e) to show off your memories for the years to come.

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Bris – Brit Milah Photographer in London

Mazel Tov! It’s a boy!

I was invited to photograph the Brit-Milah ceremony of a precious newborn boy a couple of years ago for first time and since then I’ve been invited to many Bris ceremonies as a photographer. We charge a flat fee of £450 inclusive of many things, please take a look at the prices section and if you have any questions, we’ll be happy to help you out.

Brit Milah Cinematic Video

We call it “Words of Devotion” – that’s a top trend now, please get in touch, you must see it. Shortly, it’s about a short cinematic film following a script prepared and staged by both you and us. It may be grandfather, rabbi, father or all together … reading a script or speaking by heart words of advice and devotion to the newborn baby, while holding the baby as if they talk to each other. This is a unique memory to be kept secretly and be projected on their Bar Mitzvah or wedding day later on. We film with at least 2 cameras, capturing close ups, details and wide angles to complete the story. It’s priceless having in mind that some people leave our lives before our Bar Mitzvah or wedding and your boy or girl will have a great heart touching memory of them forever. Think about it, how awesome it is!

And something for you dear visitor who don’t know what Brit Milah is. Brit Milah is a meaningful celebration. A Jewish tradition celebrated on the eight day of a baby boy’s life. The Bris – another way to name Brit Milah is a custom originated in biblical times, and since the dawn of Judaism, it has served as a physical symbol of the Jewish faith. This Jewish lifecycle event for baby boys is held on the eighth day of life, assuming baby is healthy enough. Many parents create a celebration around the circumcision ceremony, and invite friends and family to meet the newest member of their family.

The Brit Milah ceremony bestows honors on the special people in the baby’s life who will have the opportunity to hold the child and welcome him. Sherman honors any great-grandparents in attendance and the baby’s namesake whose soul, according to Jewish tradition, is now forever intertwined with a new one. Cantor Sherman admits he is one of the funniest guys you’ll ever meet, but he leaves his shtick at home while on call.

While some families turn to doctors to circumcise their sons while still in the hospital, a traditional Bris involves a traditional mohel, who is trained in the ritual of circumcision. Mohels like Cantor Sherman perform circumcisions exclusively and on a full-time basis, and will ensure the ceremony is in accordance with Jewish law. Many mohels have done tens of thousands of circumcisions (Cantor Sherman has done over 21,000 circumcisions throughout his career!) and receive referrals from the medical community. A mohel usually circumcizes the baby in less than 15 seconds with no advanced preparations. If you don’t know a mohel, you can ask your doctor for a recommendation, or call you local Jewish community center. There’s also a helpful list here.

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Dan Hilton 9Eleven Events
Peter and his team always create such wonderful photographs and memories for our clients. Always reliable, friendly, professional and more importantly deliver photos and videos within a short time frame after the event. Clients always amazed by the shots and footage created.
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Jonathan Waterman award winning wedding and events toastmaster
I have worked Alongside Peter several times in the passed. He is very client service orientated, professional, listens to clients needs, and delivers a superb portfolio….

Keep up the great work..

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Nicci Zybutz Bar Mitzvah mother
When the function is done and dusted all that left are sweet memories that only an experienced professional can capture! PETER LANE, leaves you with the fairy dust!! His photos capture the feeling of the moment, his work is pure art!!
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Gideon Mark Bar Mitzvah father
We used Peter Lane to photograph our daughters Batmitzvah last August, together with his wife they took fantastic and innovative photos capturing all the best moments and ones that you thought a photographer would never get near to! What we liked as well as his polite manner was that he and his wife always seemed to be in the background but managing to capture everything, in an unobtrusive way.

We have and would be happy to recommend Peter Lane photography to family and friends.

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Andre Chris Enfield Conservative Association
I’m writing with regards to the excellent photography services provided by Peter Lane, in both a personal and business capacity, over the past five years. 

Peter is reliable, creative and an absolute pleasure to work with. He interacts with his clients well, bringing out the best in them and capturing the essence of each moment.

Being President of the Enfield and Southgate Conservative Association, I often hold high profile events and Peter has recorded the proceedings for publicity purposes. He has worked with many high ranking politicians including Boris Johnson MP, Kenneth Clark CH QC MP and more recently, Zac Goldsmith MP, Sajid Javid – Secretary of State for Business, Jeremy Hunt – Secretary of State for Health. 

I would highly recommend Peter’s photography services.

Yours truly, 

Mrs Andre Chris
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Rose Gray Bar Mitzvah mom
Peter is truly the most amazing photographer!! Amaaaaaazing pics and pleasure to work with. Highly Highly recommend him!
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Alyona Muchinskaya Quintessentially
I met Peter Lane in Moscow in 2008 and was calling him the Russian Testino because of his extraordinary genius for photography and perfect Russian. All clients addressed to him just rave about his talent and warm human personality. I’m pleased to know and recommend Peter.

Bris Photography

£550 £450
Some baby photos before the ceremony
Portraits with the family before or after the ceremony
Documentary coverage of the ceremony
High Resolution images, all digitally edited
Speedy image delivery - fastest in UK, up to two days after the event
Private Online gallery for six months
£150 - extra professional photographer
£290 - Top Quality Brit Milah album

Brit Milah Documentary Video

£650 £550
One operator
Documentary coverage
One DVD SD quality
£400 - Extra camera man
£50 - DVD burn & duplication each

Words of Devotion Movie

£2,000 £1,600
Cinematic movie
To be played on baby's Bar Mitzvah or Wedding
Two operators
High quality sound recording
Full HD delivery online or USB stick
£160 - Synagogue rehearsal
£400 - Extra camera man
£450 - Drone areal footage
£400 - Crane operator
£400 - Add on to documentary coverage of the day
£50 - DVD/BluRay burn & duplication each

To book the day 1/3 of the agreed total amount is required, and the balance due up to 20 days before the event – cash is OK too.

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Cake Smash Photography

Cake smash photography is a new trend in UK and we truly enjoy to photograph and experience the innocent madness 🙂

Perfect for first, second and third Birthdays, your little one can not only eat the cake but smash it to bits, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate your baby’s birthday than smashing a big cake! So if you missed out on your baby’s first birthday you have a second chance to celebrate big again. A Cake Smash produces brilliant photographs and is fantastically messy fun for all. Why not use the images on your Birthday Party invites?

Being the first mobile photographers to bring Cake Smash sessions in (London, Kent and Essex, and Herts) your home we love to come up with new themes and ideas. We remove the stress as organising everything in your house when your little one feels safe and happy. Your Cake Smash is tailored to your baby’s favourite things so you can have it decorated to match their bedroom and everything they love. It takes some time and preparation so think about it few months in advance.

Cake smash photo sessions can get very messy so make sure that you have a spare set of clothes for you and your birthday baby. We have lots of fun during these sessions, a few images of your little one will be taken before the cake comes out so they are familiar with the camera and us. Then the cake comes in and we get smashing! We suggest booking your cake smash session at least two months before you want your session to take place.

We offer the Cake smash photo shoot in 3 packages as you can see in the pricing section on this page, plus 2 options of video coverage – documentary with just bits of edit or cinematic where the goal is 5 min. short cinema look video to be given to the little baby on their Wedding, Bar Mitzvah or other important day as a memento of their first birthday, the people around them giving words of blessing and devotion. We create this trend, so you’re welcome to become one of the pioneers.

You have a question? Please read the F.A.Q. section on this page

To book the day for you, please fill in the form on this page

Yes we do. Sometimes additional travel charge will be applied.
Yes we do! All of them are yours with the second and third packages, edited, print ready in hi-res, having “Home Use Rights” which means that you can print them wherever you want, or share on social media. What about the first package? Choosing the first package you’re welcome to order your downloads or prints from your online gallery.
We can not hold a date for you without a deposit. A nonrefundable deposit of £100 is required to reserve the date for you. Dates are filled on a first come-first served basis. So don’t wait the last moment.
We try to deliver up to 2 days after the Cake Smash (sometimes same day), because we know how important for you is to enjoy and share the images with friends and relatives.
We don’t mind to give some minutes extra if that will make everyone happy, but as you know your baby’s habits this is your job to pick the right time when the baby’s eaten and awake. If we have to wait for an hour for the baby to have a sleep then the “extra hour” charge will apply.
All of them! Since we photograph digitally, we do not limit the number of photos we take during your wedding day. As each party is unique, we will photograph as much as we feel necessary to capture the great moments of your baby’s first birthday. On average we give more than 100 photos, all of them print ready.
Yes, 90% of our Cake Smash photo shoots we do are in our clients’ homes. The baby feels safe and relaxed. We have our mobile set ups easy to install. The best photos happen when the baby feels home and enjoys the smashing on all 100%.
Cash on the day, or bank transfer before the photo session day. No cheques!
It is a huge difference! The documentary covers the event as it unfolds with no or a minimum of edit, while the cinema uses more cameras/camera angles, following a staging script which requires ours and yours preparation, different video and sound recording equipment, different edit and finish – movie look. We highly recommend the cinema upgrade as it will give your little one an amazing stylish memory of the day when being projected as a surprise on their wedding or Bar Mitzvah day. Ask for details.
We work with number of cake bakers but we love the look and taste of Irena’s cakes because of her talent and customisation. Our clients usually order 2 cakes from her, 1 for the Smash Cake photo shoot and another for the party. Info and details in the cake’s section on this page.
We give the best price on the market for what you get because we give more and it’s easy to compare with other colleagues photographers. We wont charge you extra for rights, prints, etc. because you have the edited files and you have full control on your choice of orders.
Sure thing! Our albums are very modern, highly customisable, hand made in Italy and they’re top quality and durability albums with no comparison! We can give you the final price only after having a list with your chosen photos so we can see the number of pages needed, together with your chosen customisation options like cover, boxing, lining, engravings, etc.
Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to go over any other questions you may have.

Just Smash it

£350 £250
We give the children about 15 min. to get comfortable with us, while we set up umbrellas and cameras and slowly slowly proceed to the big fun. Few days after the shoot you'll get all photos in hi-res uploaded in your private gallery, together with 5 specially edited photos, plus a bonus £50 voucher towards a baby album if you need it. Our baby and children albums are hand made in Italy and have no analogue thru the online cheap stuff.
1 location - your house.
Up to 1 hour of cake smashing photo session (starting from our arrival).
5 photos specially retouched.
High Resolution images, all digitally edited.
Speedy image delivery - up to two days after the cake smash.
Private Online gallery.
BONUS £50 towards your luxury Italian hand made album (ask for options and details).
£200 - extra professional photographer.
£450 - video coverage.
£50 - same day edit and delivery.
£10 - special retouching per photo.

Smash The Cake PLUS

£450 £350
In this package we install our mobile studio in your living room, and start the photo shoot on black, white, blue, pink or other available backgrounds. We love black as it gives more of a classic look. The key here is to feel the energy and don't let the children get bored of background changes, props, etc. After changing outfits and backgrounds we finish with the photo session with the actual cake smashing. You'll have all the photos edited in hi-res, the same online gallery explained above plus 8 specially retouched photos, plus a bonus £50 voucher towards a baby album if you need it. Our baby and children albums are hand made in Italy and have no analogue thru the online cheap stuff.
1 location - your house.
Up to 2 hours of cake smashing photo session (starting from our arrival).
10 photos specially retouched.
High Resolution images, all digitally edited.
Speedy image delivery - up to two days after the cake smash.
Private Online gallery.
Free Home Use and Print rights on your photos.
BONUS £50 towards your luxury Italian hand made album (ask for options and details).
£200 - extra professional photographer.
£450 - video coverage.
£50 - same day edit and delivery.
£10 - special retouching per photo.

Smash The Cake Family

£550 £450
In this package we install our mobile studio in your living room, and start the photo shoot on black, white, blue, pink or other available backgrounds. We love black as it gives more of a classic look. The key here is to feel the energy and don't let the children get bored of background changes, props, etc. After changing outfits and backgrounds we proceed with outdoor photos if you have a nice backyard, a farm or park nearby. We start with children first and then continue with a group family shots with the rest of the family. Some people prefer the cake smashing outside so it's totally up to you. We keep the actual cake smashing, shooting for the end, shooting with 2 cameras most of the time and letting the kids do their best. You'll end up with at least 100 beautiful and different photos in hi-res, print ready edited, all that uploaded 1-2 days after the shoot onto your private gallery where you can either download the photos or order your prints, puzzles, mugs, t-shirts, frames, etc. and get it delivered straight to your doorstep. One more thing, you'll get 15 photos specially retouched, plus a bonus £50 voucher towards a baby album if you need it. Our baby and children albums are hand made in Italy and have no analogue thru the online cheap stuff.
2 location - your house, garden, farm or park.
Up to 3 hours of cake smashing photo session (starting from our arrival).
A lot of different family photos.
Lifestyle documentary and studio like background photos.
15 photos specially retouched.
High Resolution images, all digitally edited.
Speedy image delivery - up to two days after the cake smash.
Private Online gallery.
Free Home Use and Print rights on your photos.
BONUS £50 towards your luxury Italian hand made album (ask for options and details).
£200 - extra professional photographer.
£450 - video coverage.
£50 - same day edit and delivery.
£10 - special retouching per photo.

Smash The Cake on Video

£550 £450
The video coverage can be either documentary, or staged where the final goal is a 5 min short movie, a memento of the little angel's first birthday.
Up to 2 hours coverage (starting from our arrival).
1 docu-edit film.
1 operator.
£250 - extra operator.
£150 - extra hour of coverage per operator.
£450 - upgrade to cinematic look filming up to 4 hours coverage (see F.A.Q.).

To be updated very soon. Please come again this week for more info.

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a new blog was born

Hey guys our new blog was born!

The old blog still remains alive but this one will be different.

We decided that this new blog will reflect who we are not as professionals only but as human beings, citizens, friends, etc. It will reflect who we are and what we believe in. There will be plenty of photos and videos of course but now we’ll be more focused on our clients, our brides to be and new photographers. Our goal is to make everyone’s life more pleasant and less stressful. If you have questions, ideas, suggestion … feel free to shoot. Petya, myself and the rest of our team will be happy to create a warm community.

Kindest regards,
Peter xx