Annabel Staff

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Annabel has been Paul's no.1 associate photographer since April 2009. In fact Paul has refined his photographic technique and style thanks to Annabel's superior skills (graphic design and fashion photography degrees), and all-round brilliance. She is now one of the hottest music photographers in town, regularly shooting music gigs for Red Bull, Getty Images and Rolling Stone. Annabel and Paul have been known to consider setting up their own voiceover and funny noises business.
Likes
Racing bikes (the pedal kind), discovering new places, walking on the Heath, coffee, Arsenal FC, beautiful cinematography, festivals, winding up Paul.
Dislikes
The three songs no flash rule, bad lighting, parsley, boredom, the central line, Boris Bikes, Paul's taste in music.

My Work for PTP

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Lucy & David | Renaissance St Pancras

What a stunning wedding captured beautifully by PTP's Annabel & Tom. One of our favourite venues - Renaissance St Pancras - and always our favourite band - TOTEM.

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Charlotte & Adam | Wedding Love Story preview

So this is the "Love Story" idea - documenting more than just the big day itself. From one of Charlott'e dress fittings in a shop in town, to their fun Soho engagement shoot to the stunning wedding at the Four Seasons Hampshire a week ago.

More and more we are offering this approach and will soon be including Proposal shoots, Hen-do/Stag-do shoots as well!

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Cassie & Nick | Wedding preview

A few of our favourites from a recent Greek-English weddingthat Annabel shot last month. Nick is a personal trainer and has been PTP Paul's fitness coach for a while so the Toeman family were guests - hence Annabel got the gig!

Cassie and Nick both wanted to blend the best of English marquee contury weddings with the importsant traditions of the Greek ceremony and money dance!

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Summer 2016 so far..... | Corporate events preview

A few images from recent corporate events in the last few weeks shot by PTP's Annabel, Thomas and Paul. If you require this quality of corporate event photography for Summer or Xmas parties, please contact the PTP office on 0800 923 0023 or email enquiry@paultoemanphotographers.com.

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Issy's beach-side Batty | BM preview

Preview of a very special party for a lvoely rfamily a few weeeks ago, in a marquee in their own back garden! Designed and delivered by our friends at Uptown Events, PTP's Annabel & Jen had a fantastic night captruing this beach-style batmitzvah party.

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Evie's Oscars night! | BM preview

Such a stunning night at The Rosewood for Evie's batmitzvah - the night before the Oscars no less! And Annabel was back as lead photographer having already photographed Evie's older sister Mia's party a few years previously.

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Sophie's pink-tastic Batty! | BM preview

Pink, pink and more pink! And why not? Sophie's waited many years to have her turn and this was the big night!

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Jess & Ben | Wedding preview

A few from a couple of weeks ago - stunning venue that is fresh on the market and what a way to open our account there. Classy, stylish and fun wedding with Creation band doing the production & music. Annabel & Tom loved being with Jess & Ben who particularly wanted a real London feel to their portrait images.

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Karen & Charles | Wedding preview

Such a lovely, modern and fun couple who from the start embraced Annabel as their lead photographer (and who wouldn't?) - and wanted a crazy party in one of London's coolest wedding venues - the Renaissance St Pancras - and all over Instagram too! Everything was here - ceremony, dinner and party. Here are a few of my favourite images taken by the team and their musical slideshow.

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Nathalie & Oliver | Wedding preview

When Nathalie first walked into my office at Elstree Aerodrome, I was immediately struck by how friendly, easy-going and fun she was. And through every email, phone call and text we have had so much fun in helping plan the photo+video coverage of her wedding to Oliver.

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Poppy's party night! | BM preview

Just a few of my favourites from Poppy's fab party shot by Annabel & Nina a few weeks back. Cracking crowd and a fun family - best ingredients for a great night!

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Max's Landmark night! | BM preview

The full story of this smart young man's simcha - and a true fellow Gooner (always recommended) - re-told from his rehearsal in Shul, to the informal lunch with friends after his Saturday morning service, to the Sunday night party. What a weekend for such a fun and outgoing family.

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Beth's Batty | Funktime in Chelsea

My daughter's Batmitzvah nearly 2 weeks ago. A time of fun, family and friends and the FUNKIEST live band ever assembled for one night only. I'm going to let the pictures, and the musical slideshow do the talking.

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Laura & Julian | Wedding preview

This was some story. Not your usual wedding enquiry. I've known Julian's sister Vicky for a few years and she recommended us to him - everything was sorted but I still felt we needed to meet. So in July of last year, Julian and I had lunch in town and immediately hit it off.

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Irina & Tom | Wedding preview

PTP's Annabel had an intensely personal experience of covering this fun couple's wedding, on her own. All these images are hers, and edited by her with a particular tone and feel that the couple specifically asked for. I think the look and feel of the whole day & night is gorgeous and I know that Annabel had a blast of a day!

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Lucy's big Bluebird party! | BM preview

A few of my favourite pics taken by Annabel & Tom at Lucy's lush party at the Bluebird a few weeks ago. Such a great venue for a kicking party as there's so little that needs to be done to the room. Just great lighting, awesome music and a crazy crowd! Lucy's simcha started with her d'var Torah in the next door Atrium room - a perfect setting for this short but important ceremony.

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Yael & Josh | Wedding preview

We were initially booked by Yael's father without first meeting Yael or Josh, so our initial meeting with them was getting down to the detail of what kind of wedding they wanted to have - and how the photography was to reflect this. As always we wanted to make the process as personal as possible so we started with an engagement shoot at a priovate airfield hangar next to our Elstree office.

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Sian's Renaissance Party! | BM preview

A selection of brilliant images from Sian's outstanding party at one of PTP's most sought-after venues - the Renaissance St Pancras. Annabel & Jo rocked with the guests all night to the fantastic sounds & entertainment from our mates at The Events Factory. Here are my favourites and Sian's musical slideshow.

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Jewish wedding at Claridges | Preview

Sumptuous, classy and stylish - this gorgeous wedding at the prestigious Claridges Hotel in central London was testament to what weddings should be - effortlessly beautiful, fun and refined. Annabel & Jen were treated to a real show of elegance and class - and here are our favourite pictures to show what a great job they did!

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Matt's in town to party! | Barmitzvah preview

Annabel & Marta were blown away when they were photographing Matt's amazing party at the Savoy a couple of weeks ago. Not only the most stunning venue, but Matt entered on a hover-powered scooter, Ali G was there all night and everyone rocked the night away to the great tunes of our mates from the Events Factory. Here are a few of our favourite shots and Matt's musical slideshow.  

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Natasha's night atop London! | Party preview

Life's so easy when you have the right recipe - a stunning new venue with views across London, gorgeous weather, the top PTP associates and Fusion videographer, awesome music, fantastic food, party-crazy crowd and, most important of all, the loveliest family and Batmitzvah girl!

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Holly & Patrick | Wedding preview

if Carlsberg did wedding photography..... Annabel's photos of Holly & Patrick's gorgeous day are arguably the finest images from one of the best weddings I've ever seen. high praise, yes. but knowing the Chambers family as I do (I covered Holly's brother Ben's wedding to Susannah last year), I had a hunch that Annabel would perfect for them since I was otherwise engaged.

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Jerona's 40th | Party preview

A few weeks ago, Annabel had a great time helping Jerona party the night away with family & friends at High Road House in Chiswick for Jerona's 40th birthday celebrations.

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Jane's 40th | Party preview

Annabel had an ABBA-tastic time last weekend at Jane's 40th - the whole of the Everyman Cinema, Hampstead was overrun by Mamma Mia fans, dressed up to the hilt in tribute outfits (and a few own clothes as well!). Here are my favourites of Annabel's shots, and Jane's musical slideshow.  

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Anna's 21st | Party preview

What a fantastic night! Anna had all her family & friends with her just before New Year's at the Bluebird to see in her 21st birthday in style. Annabel had a great time, even though she was just there for the first few hours. Here are a sample of pics and her musical slideshow.

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Jack's Big BM Night | FEDEX of Fun

Almost 3 years ago, Vicky got in touch asking us to reserve the date for Jack's special weekend. Since then, we've photographed her brother Julian's wedding and countless of her friends' bar & batmitzvah events.

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Future Dreams "FightNight" Fundraiser | Charity preview

Images from last night's fantastic fundraiser at the Sheraton Park Lane - Future Dream's Haven Appeal put on an amazing white-collar boxing event to raise money - with 5 fights of amateur boxers who had had just 3 months to get ready. Thanks to the whole committee, as well as Gavsy Media and Jamie Paskin on the night and of course PTP's Annabel.

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Jade & Ben | Wedding preview

A few from last Sunday's stunning wedding at the sumptuous 8 Northumberland Avenue. This was a very special wedding for us as the bride Jade has been a good friend to PTP for many years as she is one of the leading singers in the brilliant band TOTEM. Annabel and Paul had an amazing day and awesome night - partying with friends makes any event so unique!

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Amie completes the trilogy | BM preview

Such a treasure and honour - the loveliest of families who have become good friends over the years were having the 3rd party of their trilogy! And PTP's Paul & Annabel have covered all daughters' parties, all of which have been at the same venue - Hartsbourne Golf & Country Club.

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Dmitri's here to party! | BM preview

A few of our favourites from a wonderful simcha last month of a charming young French chap and his family who live in London, but who had loads of family come over from Paris specially to help celebrate. Annabel took the Shul call-up shots at Grove End Road synagogue, and Paul shot the party with Alex Lesseps filming, and Phillip Small catering.

Noah's big night! | BM preview

Just a few from this crazy party at the Montcalm last month, shot by Annabel and Nina, with Denee Motion in attendance and with Fil Straughan and his band Strong Sensation

 

 

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Carly & Joel | Wedding preview

From the start I knew this wedding was going to be special - a fun-loving, smiley couple who wanted a great party after a meaningful ceremony. And we were blessed with great August weather too!

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Sharon & Daniel | Wedding preview

I first met Sharon and her Mum Ronit at my Elstree office in the middle of May and I knew this was going to be a special wedding. A fusion of Ashkenazi and Sepahrdi families and tradition, separate dancing all night and nearly 400 guests!

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Louise & Colin | Wedding preview

A stunning day for a beautiful wedding, made all the more special as the reception and party were held in a marquee in the grounds of the groom's family business. I love it when the celebrations can be made so personal.

Lauren & Keith | Wedding preview

Lauren & Keith enjoyed the wonderful setting of one of our favourite wedding venues for their big day earlier this month. Lauren looked glorious in her Suzanne Neville dress, and loved having a few shots wither her Mum, Dand and sister before going down to the bedekken ceremony. Keith meanwhile got ready with the guys across the road in the Strand Palace Hotel.

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Nylisha & Anil, Dubai

Another gorgeous wedding in Dubai, fast becoming one of our favourite destinations for weddings in beautiful light and with an eye for detail, charm and grace.

Louis' brilliant night! | BM preview

Just a few from a truly fantastic party at The Rosewood, fast becoming one of London's most sought-after venues for events of all kinds.

Carly's in town to party! | BM preview

Just a few shots of Carly's amazing day some week ago in town to celebrate her wonderful Batmitzvah - the d'var Torah ceremony at Great Portland Steeet synaogue, and then a cracking party at Sartoria! Hope you like the shots and her musical slideshow!

Natalie & Ashley | Wedding preview

From the start, Natalie & Ashley have been so warm and generous with their time, emotions and hospitality when it came to all our chats about the planning for their wedding. I remember when we first met at their flat - it was a meeting full of laughs and excitement and I loved the choice of their first dance (check out their musical slideshow to hear it in full).

Private kids party | Emirates Stadium

A few pics from a private party recently at Emirates Stadium working with the highly professional and very lovely Katie Burnett who runs Les Enfants, a boutique party agency specialising in kids parties.

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Emily & Scott | "FEDEX of Fun"

Ahead of the full edit of this lovely couple's wedding, I'm just putting up their PTP "FEDEX of Fun" early gallery - which was live in time for them to enjoy while away on honeymoon! More pics coming soon...

Josie's pink party night! | BM preview

A truly wonderful party night for Josie at Muswell Hill Synagogue celebrating her Batmitzvah. It was such a pleasure to be with the family again, after having started our relationship with them on Emily's big weekend a few years ago. Big shout out to Dan from 9 Events who did a wonderful job in transforming the Shul hall into a pink nightclub!

Lucy & David | Wedding preview

Finally - I'm stoked to be able to put up some of my most favourite wedding images from Lucy & David's gorgeous day at the end of last month. A truly remarkable couple who were a complete joy to know and work with from the very first meeting and from the engagement shoot through to the wedding day.

Classy night in town! | Joe's BM

What a classy family, party, venue, set of friends and weekend! It was a complete joy to be part of Joe's big BM weekend last month - we got some great shots at a family shoot in Camden, then covered the post-BM lunch at home before the main party at one of our favourite venues. Lots of familiar faces in the crowd and on stage - we love working with Uptown Events and Gavsy Media in particular!

Thea & Simon | Wedding preview

After a gorgeous engagement shoot in Richmond Park, I was so looking forward to continuing the country theme at Thea & Simon's wedding in rural Staffs.

Monique & Richard | Wedding preview

For many years now, I have wanted to photograph an Indian wedding. Similar to Jewish ones in terms of the importance placed on family, community, dancing and food I know that I would love every minute of my first one. And this was exactly the case at Monique & Richard's wedding at the end of March.

PTP Recommends | Great idea for grooms before the ceremony

Having noticed the recent trend for grooms to be, shall we say "relaxed" in their personal grooming for the big day, I wondered how they could be incentivised to appear a little more clean cut when they meet their bride.

Naomi & Adam | Wedding preview

When you love something, as well as someone, isn't it great to have both on your wedding day? That's how it was for Naomi a few weeks ago when she married the love of her life Adam - and it snowed all day and night! We managed to get the snow featured twice in the photos - once at home before she left, and then later in the evening!

Danielle & Sam | Wedding preview

Hold the front page and prepare yourself for the ultimate wedding extravaganza! Another awesome production - this was my 3rd wedding within the Freiberger community - with hundreds of gorgeous guests, a stunning venue, warm and friendly family, crazily fun friends and some serious dancing all night. Yes folks, it's Danielle & Sam's wedding!