Paul Toeman

Owner & Principal Photographer
Paul has been a photographer for about 15 years. For the first 10 years, it was just a creative hobby while he built a career in marketing and advertising. But in 2006 he went professional and hasn't looked back. He loves capturing fresh and fun images which make his clients laugh, gasp and cry, bringing back memories and moments to treasure for years. He's also a massive party-goer and needs no excuse to get on the dancefloor at the end of the night! Because he works most weekends, he needs to juggle time with his family (Louise, and kids Will and Beth) and pets - so he takes every Monday off.
Likes
Barolo red wine, strong milky tea, pain-aux-raisin pastries, skiing with his family, his local gym, running to work, cycling, Muse, Mozart & Arsenal FC
Dislikes
Drivers who don't indicate, Homebase staff, cold feet, running out of milk, being woken too early by his dogs Freddie & Archie.

My Work

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Grief Encounter Gala | Charity preview

A selection of images from Monday night's star-studded charity fundraising gala in aid of Grief Encounter at the Marriott Grosvenor Square.

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Barbora & Adam | Cape Town, South Africa

EPIC. Simple as that. This was without doubt one the top weddings I've ever shot - from the fun-loving crazy party crowd of guests, to the warm sense of hospitable welcome I was afforded by both families, especially Adam's as everything was happening in his home town of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Danielle, Joseph & OIivia | Love Story Ch2

A few of my favourites from a charming baby photo shoot I did earlier today. I didn't actually photograph this lovely couple's wedding but I got the pleasure & honour of welcoming baby Olivia into the world of photography! You can see she's super smiley and very comfortable in front of the camera - bodes well for the future!

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Lucy, David & Theo | Love Story Ch2

A few short months since their beautiful wedding at Renaissance St Pancras hotel in September, at which Lucy was very pregnant, and baby Theo is here and the good times continue!

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Future Dreams LIVE at Roundhouse | Charity preview

2 days ago and PTP's full team of Paul, Alberto, Sophie and our new team assistant Tamlee were at the Roundhouse Camden to cover the breast cancer charity Future Dream's big fundraising Gala. Over 500 people attended for what was an amazing night raising much-needed funds for this great charity.

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Carly, Josh & baby Joseph | Family preview

The most adorable couple with an adorable baby now - making an adorable family! I've worked with Carly for many years when she used to be at Uptown Events. She's now moved on to Story Events with whom we work on many events.

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Food, art & passion | Tom Wolfe corporate event

Recently I was asked to cover a corporate event in London for the American gaming company IGT. The day was in 2 parts - their exhbition at the ICE convention at Excel followed by an exclusive dinner at Banqueting House, Whitehall.

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Alex's big party | BM preview

A few from a recent batmitzvah party shot by Paul at Vanilla. This was another great party hosted by a family who know how to have fun - as we enjoyed a couple of years ago for Alex's brother Jake's party at Quaglino's.

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PTP saying "Thank You" again - James Alexander

Time to say "thank you" again to one of our closest industry colleagues & partners - James Alexander who runs TWENTY, TOTEM and Spring Events. For years, PTP has been official photographer to TOTEM and grateful for all the recommendations that have come our way from him, and his business partner Brett Warren.

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TOTEM Auditions | The next generation of talent

Earlier in the year, Paul snuck into the next round of finding talented singers and musicians for our partners at TOTEM. The auditions were all day, held at TWENTY, and were a conveyor belt of unearthed brilliance.

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Sasha & Josh, Waldorf Aldwych | Wedding preview

Completely gorgeous memories of a lush wedding at London's Waldorf Hotel in the Aldwych. I'm going to let the pictures re-tell the story of an amazing day & night, with Alexandras Flowers, Denee Motion, Adam Zeitlin Catering and XS Showband.

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Tanem & Barry, Landmark | Wedding preview

A few from a stunning winter wedding just before Christmas at the Landmark Hotel, with Denee Motion and One Entertainment.

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George's big night! | BM preview

Such a great party for such a fun family - our 2nd for them after Joseph's fantastic party a few years back!

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JUMP Evolution | The new way for kids to jump around!

So yesterday I was asked to get some proper images of a fantastic new kids indoor play centre in Romford Essex, based on trampolining. Not my usual commission but so much fun nonetheless! Trampolining first into dodge ball, basketball, ball-pits, trapeze swinging - you name it! As long as the kids can bounce off a trampoline then all the other activites followed in special desingated zones.

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PTP Weddings: the "Love Story" concept - preview

As a prelude to the full launch of the PTP "Love Story" concept for our wedding clients, here's a comprehensive collection of additional shoots: surprise proposal, pre-wedding engagement, dress fitting, wedding night-time, day-after and baby shoots. There's lots more to come this year - hen do's, stag do's, beach shoots...

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2017 BABY PHOTO SHOOT PROMOTION

2017 BABY PHOTO SHOOT PROMOTION!

Book in January for a photo shoot in February and get this multi-exposure wall art frame absolutely FREE!

Photo shoot must be booked in this month and carried out next month.

Cost is always £200 for the photo shoot, including edited images. Wall art photo frame supplied FREE.

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Gemma & Adam | Wedding preview

Fantastic wedding last Sunday at the Intercontinental Park Lane, with a ridiculously talented team - here are just a few of our favourite moments from a stunning day with the loveliest of couples.

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Charlotte & Adam | Wedding preview

A few images from last month's chic wedding at Micklefield Hall, with Creation, Alex Lesseps, Steve Warwick and Adam Zeitlin. Amazing crowd of Cohens and Glaswegian party animals - all set in a beautiful countryside venue with incredible food and a fantastic band!

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Charlotte & Adam | FEDEX of Fun

A selection of images from last weekend's chic winter wedding at Micklefield Hall with a fantastic party crowd, beautiful marquee chuppah and a stunning converted barn for their sumptuous meal!

Thanks to a cracking team for making it all happen:

Venue: Micklefield Hall

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Future Dreams Mii Makeover Workshop | Charity preview

A few images from yesterday's great workshop held at Gerrard International in aid of Future Dreams breast cancer charity.

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Ethan's crazy BM party night | FEDEX of Fun

It's been a long 2 year wait for us to enjoy being with the fabulous Ziv family for another classic party, with outstanding friends & family determined to dance and drink the night away!

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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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George's time soon! | Portrait preview

Just 10 short weeks to go until it's George's turn, I had a great time catching up with this lovely fun family at Kenwood, in glorious autumnal sunshine. I well remember how much fun everyone had at Joseph's party 2 years ago - not log to go until it's George's big weekend!

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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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Investec GB Hockey | Corporate preview

A selection of images from last week's event at Investec's London HQ - Investec sponsor the GB ladies hockey team and with their gold medals from the Rio Olympics in hand, the ladies met staff, clients and their families as well as showing off their dribbling and shooting skills on the trading floor!

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Nicole & Jay | Wedding preview

A few of my favourite moments from this sunny and funny wedding - such a gorgeous setting with the loveliest of couples, who have such a great sense of fun!

Thanks to the talented team of Steve Warwick, Creation and the in-house caterers - the day ran smoothly, looked stunning and everyone had the best time - perfection!

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Gemma & Adam | Engagement preview

So good to get this lovely fun couple into the sunshine - not sure how much we'll have at their November wedding later this year! And what a glorious setting in London's Regent's Park for their pre-wedding engagement shoot - super bride & groom and a super shoot!

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Chloe & Jordi | Engagement preview

With less than a year to go until what will be a stunning wedding at The Savoy, it was a real pleasure to be out with this gorgeous couple near to their home in Maida Vale for some relaxed and fun engagement pictures. Bring on the wedding!

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Dee & Jonathan | Engagement preview

Just a few short weeks away from their wedding at one of our favourite London hotels - the Savoy - it was such a joy to be with this happy, sunny and fun couple in Primrose Hill for their engagement shoot.

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Flo & Chris, The Roundhouse | Wedding preview

Last Saturday I was asked by my colleagues at Uptown Events to be a 2nd photographer at a huge glorious Greek wedding they were producing at The Roundhouse in Camden. It's not often I'm asked to be a 2nd photographer instead of the lead photographer. But in this instance the lead photographer was the groom's uncle so it was agreed that I would help out just at the party.

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Talya & Ben, Immanuel College | Wedding prevew

A few short weeks after their engagement photo shoot, it was time for their big day.

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It's Max's turn tonight! | BM preview

Quick "FEDEX of Fun" preview from last Sunday's barmitzvah at one of our favourite London venues.This family has been partying with their friends for years - was so great that finally it was their turn to party for their own event!

Big thanks to a very talented team on the night:

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It's Natasha's night! | BM preview

A few of our favourites from a great party recently held at Quaglino's with our friends from Events Factory, along with the talented Andre 'Saxman' Brown and hi

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Francesca & Mark, Marbella | Destination wedding preview

"FEDEX of FUN" preview images from last Sunday's glorious wedding at Marbella Club Hotel.

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Family life - wedding to baptism | Family preview

Having photographed their wedding in Venice August 2009, and then a quick photo shoot with their new baby boy Leonardo in Richmond Park December 2013, it was such an honour and presonally so rewarding to be flown out to Venice again to photograph the baptism of their 3 children - Leonardo (now 3yrs) and twins Alba & Luna (15months).

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Rubie & Ben, Miami | Destination wedding preview

A full post about this stunning wedding which took place 4 weeks ago at the National Hotel, South Beach Miami. I met Rubie & Ben a few months before their wedding as PTP works closely with Ben's sister Laura who recommended us for the wedding.

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Talya & Ben | Engagement shoot preview

A super lovely and sunny engagement shoot in Ashridge Forest with Talya & Ben today, 6 weeks ahead of their splendid marquee wedding next month. We had such a laugh, even though I managed to lose my car keys, we all ended up with dirty jeans but loved our well-earned ice creams at the end! Can't wait for what will be a very special wedding for a very special couple.

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TOTEM International - Barcelona | Corporate preview

Last week I flew off to Barcelona with my mates from the super showband TOTEM - their 2016 international tour got off to a crazy start with this awesome gig! Playing in front of 2,700 corporate guests inside the Nou Camp, working with our good friend Natalie Cole now based in Israel, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all of us - and what a night it was!

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Josh's crazy night! | BM preview

Quick preview of last weekend's crazy night for Josh's barmitzvah at The Avenue. He was really rocking all night - so much so that he didnt want any portrait shots outside: we couldnt get him off the dancefloor! Whatta guy...

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It's all about Ellie | BM preview

The ultimate hat-trick - from covering Benji's barmitzvah in September 2012 to Tali's batmitzvah in October 2013 to Ellie's fantastic marquee nightclub party a few weeks back. And the ultimate party family too - the lovely Fraser family has been with PTP since the beginning and we love covering any party they host!

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Rubie & Ben, Miami | Destination wedding preview

A very quick preview of last week's stunning destination wedding in South Beach, Miami. Haven't even put up any party pictures yet but so thrilled to have been with Ben & Rubie and their lovely families on this 4-day journey. Proper FEDEX of Fun coming soon....

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Lena & Max, Croatia | Destination wedding preview

 Photographing a mate's wedding always has that extra edge of responsiblity. But when it's Max from leading cinematographers and our partners from Denee Motion, and his fantastic bunch of friends & family, out in sunny Croatia, it makes it much easier and more fun!

 

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Lisa & Kevin | Wedding preview

Being booked for a wedding is an honour for any photographer. Especially when the bride-to-be calls explaining that she saw you in action at her friend's wedding and didnt need to meet to discuss her own wedding. "Just tell me how I can book you?"

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Georgia's big party! | BM preview

Fantastic to be back with this lovely family, a few years after Theo's barmitzvah. This time we were in Vanilla, a great venue for an intimate funky party.

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Maccabi GB & Ben Winston | Charity preview

A few from last night's fascinating behind-the-scenes event put on by Maccabi GB and UJIA - "Heat" magazine's Boyd Hilton interviewing tv & film producer and director Ben Winston.

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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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Zafferano Catering at HRP Banqueting House | Corporate preview

Last night Paul was at Historic Royal Palace's magnificent Banqueting House in Whitehall getting some production & set-up shots for the corporate catering & design firm Zafferano. This was the first corporate event at the venue since a recent 3-month refurbishment project.

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Mia's lush party! | BM preview

A few of the best pics from an absolutely outstanding party at Twenty at N20, a new venue in north London perfect for these kinds of crazy nights!

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Gemma, Russell & now baby Jackson | Baby preview

Always such a thrill watching our PTP wedding clients beginning their family journey - so it was a particular thrill to welcome Gemma & Russell and new baby Jackson for their first photo shoot (As they were a PTP Wedding client, this shoot was part of their wedding photography pack

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Lucy & David and now Benjamin! | Baby preview

So the story continues....Lucy & David had the most charming, fun and stylish wedding and quickly became the poster boy & girl for PTP Weddings. The iconic image of them outside on their wedding day still adorns the walls of the PTP office!

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Gemma & James | Wedding preview

Another gorgeous wedding this time in the Sussex sunshine, with such a fun couple and a fabulous party! Jen and Paul had a grand time and hope these pics sum up what an amazing day everyone had.

Venue - East Sussex National Hotel

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Time for Ty to party | BM preview

Tyler had the best night with friends & family, considering his whole family has recently left Hong Kong for a new life back in London. So to keep the memories fresh and good, the whole of the Danziger room upstairs at The Mayfair Hotel was decorated in a style that would keep his childhood vivid in his mind!

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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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Louis' club night! | BM preview

Fantastic new venue for this cool family - Paul had a blast at Louis' older brtoher Jacob's party a few years ago, so this was going to be just as much fun! And our colleagues from Uptown made sure of that!

Venue - BEAT London

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Milly & Ethan's BM | FEDEX of Fun

Just a few from this fantastic party a couple of weeks ago at one of our favourite venues - The Mayfair Hotel - with a room packed full of guests ready to party hard! Milly & Ethan are twins with very different personalities and characters.

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Lisa & Kevin | Engagement preview

Just a few from this recent engagement session - Lisa & Kevin will be getting married in early April. And from what we chatted about during the shoot it's going to be so much fun. Can't wait!

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Jamie & Anthony | Wedding preview

Ever since first meeting them to chat through their wedding, Jamie & Anthony have been fun, relaxed and determined to have a wedding with the "wow!" factor. And this was definitely true even on their engagement shoot in Hyde Park a few months before.

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Future Dreams Haven Appeal | Charity preview

A preview of images from yesterday's fantastic fundraiser for Future Dreams - a wonderful charity aiming to build a bespoke support centre in King's Cross for women affected by breast cancer.

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Family time with the Rosenblatts | Kids preview

Just had to put these up - a fun-filled quiock half hour with one of my most favourite families. I feel as though we are all growing up together which as a photographer is very special. I started my relationship with them covering Jeremy's 40th, then onto Benji's barmitzvah, as well as a corporate shoot for Jeremy's estate agency in St Johns Wood along the way.

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Katie's pink-tastic party! | FEDEX of Fun

A quick preview of some of our favourite shots from last Saturday's batmitzvah party at The Corinthia Hotel, Westminster.

 

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Holocaust Memorial Day @ JW3 | Charity preview

Fascinating event today at JW3, organised by my client Michelle Hyer. An insight into the Holocaust Memorial Day's campaign of "Don't Stand By" with notable speakers including representatives from Swedish and Swiss Embassies, as well as other Embassies in attendance.

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TOTEM - fresher & funkier than ever

When TOTEM started a few years back, I got involved as their official photographer at their launch showcase evening and have had so much fun photographing their events, showcases and recent audition sessions.

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Jamie & Anthony | Engagement preview

Really excited that we've only got a few weeks left until this couple's classy wedding is on at the Landmark. Here are a few of their favourites from the pre-wedding engagement shoot that Paul photographed around the Serpentine in Hyde Park. Tailored and personalised selfie sticks will be just one ingredient of what will be an amazing night!

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Manar & John, Dubai | Wedding preview

Quick selection from last Friday's wedding at the Four Seasons, Dubai. This was our debut working with Zainab from Carousel Events, one of the region's top wedding planners and she and her team were a real delight to work with. The venue as always was sublime to shoot in and we were blessed with such a cool and relaxed couple in Manar and John.

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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.

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Baby Ethan - a future chef? | Baby preview

A few weeks ago our close friend Adam Zeitlin of Zeitlin Catering came to our daylight studio with his lovely wife Caroline and their gorgeous baby boy Ethan - what a smiley face!

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Chloe & Jonny | Wedding preview

We've been so lucky at PTP to have a year full of wonderful celebrations to photograph and how fitting to have our final UK wedding as that of Chloe & Jonny - a fun-loving couple who wanted to party all night after their wedding at the stunning West London Synagogue.

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Lana & Hadi, Dubai | FEDEX of Fun

Within 48hrs of their wedding and before they go off on their honeymoon to South Africa, a few of my favourites re-telling the story of a sumptuous destination wedding in Dubai at the Per Aquum Desert Palm Hotel and Polo Club.

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Sam's ready to party - r u ?! | BM preview

Sam had an amazing night with family & friends a few weeks back.

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Nicola & Jody | Wedding preview

As a photographer, when you meet your wedding clients in their own flat, and they are as excited to talk about crazy ideas and the details of their big day as you are to listen to them and share their enthusiasm - you know you're on to a winner and you're all going to have so much fun!

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Jake's scary party! | BM preview

Just a few from a very colourful and quite scary Halloween-themed party at The Four Seasons Park Lane a few weeks ago with our friends from TOTEM and Uptown Events.

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Tanya & Eli | Wedding preview

Last month Jen, NIna and I had a truly magical day covering this fun-loving and relaxed couple's wedding at the lush Sheraton Park Lane. I had already sampled their sense of humour and fun when we did their engagement session in Golders Hill Park earlier in the summer. And on the day the fun level went up a few notches when we met both their families and their fantastic friends.

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Hannah & Jonny | FEDEX of Fun

A few choice images from last Saturday's epic classy wedding at Bevis Marks then The Rosewood Hotel, London - fast becoming one of our top favourite wedding venues.

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Iulia & Moe, Dubai | Wedding preview

When we met the night before the wedding day, at a coffee shop in Dubai's Emirates Mall, I was immediately struck by the calm, professional and fun approach both Iulia (at Microsoft) and Moe (at LinkedIn) had about their wedding.

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Holocaust event at JW3 | Charity preview

A fascinating and engaging event was held at JW3 last night, discussing the music that was played during the war at concentration camps around Europe, particularly Theresienstadt. My client and good friend Michelle Hyer had organised it and asked me to get just a few images of the distinguished panel at the start of the evening.

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Investec Build a Brand Conference | Corporate preview

A few shots from yesterday's corporate conference held by my long-standing client Investec up near Oxford. This time the theme was suporting the asset finance entrepreneurs who invest in Investec on behalf of their own clients on how to build and market their own brands.

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Zev - just 2 weeks old | Baby preview

David contacted me after seeing baby Ellie's images and within a flash he came round with his charming wife Tammi and their cute little son Zev (meaning wolf in Hebrew). He's got a pair of lungs on him but was so easy to photograph in our new daylight conservatory stuiod in Crouch End, north London.

Hrere are a few of my favourites.

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Jonathan's the main attraction tonight! | BM preview

My favourite images from a massive party at The Montcalm Hotel recently - Club Live absolutely smashed it and a joy as ever to capture everything with Denee Motion.

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Norwood Ladies Lunch | Charity preview

Just a few from today's fund-raiser lunch, raising much needed money for Norwood's fantastic support and care services, with well over 200 guests attending at Kinloss Suite.

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Sam, Gary & Ellie | Baby preview

Just two years since their engagement shoot in Hyde Park's "Winter Wonderland", and eighteen months since their wedding at the Waldorf Aldwych, it was now time to welcome Sam & Gary back into the PTP

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Cain, what a cutie | Baby preview

A year on from his first ever photoshoot, it was brilliant to be back with this handsome little fella to see how much he'd grown. Had a right laugh with my mates Brett & Charlene watching Cain eating a cake, rather than smashing it (the original idea!), and then dancing in the middle of Epping Forest in his toy box! Here are a few of my favourites from today...

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Janine & Josh | Wedding preview

August 2015 has been an amazing month for the team at PTP - and what a way to finish the month off with one of our top weddings ever at London's most elegant venue, Claridges Hotel. Janine & Josh have been more like friends than clients - tons of fun on the phone, emails, meetings, advice sessions and a cute pre-wedding portrait shoot in their local park.

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Danielle & Tom | Wedding preview

I'm really excited to publish this wedding on our blog - it's been such a fun and personal journey working with this couple and their families. From their chilled yet sunny engagement shoot in Hyde Park through to their big day - a real honour.

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Janine & Josh | FEDEX of Fun

An extra special wedding at one of our favourite London venues, this time with Gilev's new band "One", our cinematography partners Denee Motion, our mate Jamie Paskin as toastmaster and a room full of clients who had the best night!

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Bonnie & Adam | "Shoot the Dress" preview

For differing reasons at weddings, we are sometimes not able to get those iconic and classic shots of the bride & groom in gorgeous weather outdoors. Timings, bad weather or merely how the couple feel on the day can mean we only get images of them around the wedding venue at the end of the night.

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Investec Rugby World Cup Breakfast | Corporate preview

A few from yesterday's corporate seminar at Investec - a thoroughly enjoyable breakfast session with rugby legends Martin Bayfield and Will Greenwood of England, Scott Quinnell of Wales and Justin Marshall of New Zealand.

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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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Claudia & Benji | Wedding preview

Weddings are supposed to be personal, all about the bride & groom - their day conceived by them with their own creativity, flair and imagination. And no better example of this personal touch than Claudia & Benji's stunning Jewish wedding in a field.

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Oscar's first shoot | Baby preview

Just a small selection from this cute first photo shoot for 2-week old baby Oscar! This was shot in our new conservatory daylight studio in Crouch End, north London. Such a handsome young man!

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Jemma & Alex | Wedding preview

This was a journey of love, no mistake. It started with an exhilarating meeting at our Elstree office in June last year, hastily arranged after Jemma called me that morning and at the end of which Jemma's lovely Mum dashed off to the bank to get our booking fee in person.

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Gemma & Rob | Wedding preview

Gemma had just finished a 12month course in converting to Judaism when we first met - so I knew she was very serious about the religious aspect in order that she could marry Rob. This kind of dedication made a lasting impression on me - the ceremony was going to be very important to them both.

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Rachel & Saul | Wedding preview

Getting married at The Dorchester implies a certain elegance, tradition and style about how you want your wedding to be planned and conceived. It's then our job to overlay the personalities of everyone there and the spirit of the occasion on top.

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Jemma & Alex | E-shoot preview

Just a few from today's sunny, funny engagement shoot - 2 weeks to the day before this gorgeous couple's wedding in Henley-on-Thames by the river. Can't wait!

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Lara - Georgie - Julia | BFF preview

I shot another "BFF" session yesterday - these are quick and fun photo shoots for kids who are just about to leave school, and who want to capture a few moments with their best friends before they all move onto different new schools.

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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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Queenswood Summer Ball | Party preview

For the second year running I was asked to photograph my own daughter's school Summer Ball for its 6th form leavers. Always a great night with the girls enjoying their last few weeks at this wonderful school, accompanied by their parents, parents from other years as well as staff and the headmistress.

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Griffins Summer Party | Corporate event preview

A few from a recent corporate event I shot for a client whose own wedding we covered a few months back. Bonnie & Adam's wedding had been so much fun and we got on so well, Adam asked me to get a few shots at his firm's summer party for staff & colleagues at The Brewery.

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Jake's party time! | BM preview

What a fantastic night Jake had recently with his family and friends at Quaglino's! And what a transformation that venue has had - we've shot there for years and it's much funkier now!

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Claudia & Benji | E-shoot preview

I always cherish those opportunities to work with clients who go out of their way to make their wedding theirs. To stamp their own personlity and individual characters on how the day will run, the look & feel of the venue, the relative importance given to different parts of the event. It's their day and they want to do it their way.

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Claire & Darren, Liverpool | Wedding preview

Shooting a mate's wedding can sometimes have an extra dimension for a professional photographer. Whilst treating the couple as proper clients, there's obviously an additional sense of fun and excitement that they've asked you to be there with them on the day - and to give you the responsibility for capturing everything that happened.

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#DC13 Dillon's big night! | BM Preview

Fantastic party with this lovely family last week at one of our favourite restaurant venues. Loved the fact their family dog made a brief entrance, and always cherish working with our friends from TOTEM. Here is a selection of our favourite shots and Dillon's musical slideshow.

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Sara & Dom, Santorini | Wedding preview

A few of my faves from this gorgeous wedding in Santorini - one of Greece's most spectacular and striking islands. The bride & groom are such a lovely and fun couple, and with Sara's cute kids Georgina and Mabel - plus a select crowd of just 40 family & friends, this was the purest of intimate weddings.

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Caroline & Nehme, Abu Dhabi | Wedding preview

When they say there's not much other than sand in a desert, they're right. A few short weeks before this stunning wedding, there was nothing in this spot other than sand dunes.

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Max's Hit of The Year | BM preview

Wow - love this place, and love this family. Having photographed Max doing his rehearsal in Shul I knew that this young gentleman had the perfect blend of respecting the importance of the event and its traditions, as well as the desire to have an awesome party to celebrate!

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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.

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Daniella's party night! | BM preview

A few party pics from this fabulous family's event at the end of March in the newly refurbished Quaglino's. They're part of a wider family for whom we have done many parties, so it really was like being with friends. And Daniella is a super talented singer and took the occasion in her stride.

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Laura & Julian | Engagement shoot

I can now put up my favourite images from this fun shoot last August - the pictures were used in a guest signing book at their wedding last month, as well as printed on the cover of their wedding music soundtrack CD!

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Caroline & Alex | Wedding preview

A few of our favourite moments from this gorgeous wedding at the Grove. Caroline & Alex are a really lovely couple with an incredibly strong sense of family, tradition, fun and faith.

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Plamena & Nick, Dubai

Plamena & Nick really had the fairytale wedding they had dreamed of. Friends & family from South Africa, Europe and America flew into the stunning surroundings of the Al Qasr resort in Dubai for a beachside ceremony near to the Burj Al-Arab.

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Bonnie & Adam | Wedding preview

Bonnie & Adam had the best day of their lives and had a selection of our FEDEX of Fun images in time for their mini-moon to Rome on the Tuesday after what was their amazing wedding! Loved every minute with this special couple - so proud to put up their full preview now.

Venue - The Grove

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Emma & James | Converting their love, for life

Having converted to Judaism so that she could marry James, Emma was looking forward to her big day with family over from America. And James couldn't wait to get tot he stage to show his lyrical and strong singing voice!

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Carolina + Marcus + bump | Pregnancy preview #1

Last Sunday was so much fun. After a few attempts to meet up which had to be rescheduled due to the weather, Carolina and her husband Marcus met me in old Amersham for the first of a few pregnancy photo sessions.

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Dan Dan | Barmitzvah preview

Always a real honour to shoot the BM parties for all the kids in 1 family. And so it was, for Dan - the youngest in this fantastic family. I photographed Jake's and Talia's at two of London's top venues (Quaglino's and Sartoria) but Dan's was really personal as they built a marquee in their own back garden.

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Ben & Rosie's double whammy | Bar & Batmitzvah preview

Amazing party celebrating the Bar & Batmitzvah of the lovely Rosie & her twin borther Ben, with Outrage Events.

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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.

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Jack's Landmark event | BM preview

Right now, it's like a rollercoaster of happy times, awesome music, stunning lighting and even personalised OK! magazine front covers - best demonstrated at Jack's magnificent barmitzvah party at London's prestigious Landmark Hotel. Lovely family with fun kids, and after a sunlit photo shoot at home for his signing book, the party was outstanding from start to finish.

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Sophie & Simon | Wedding preview

Last month, in soaring temperatures down the King's Road Chelsea I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Sophie & Simon's intimate wedding in front of family & friends. I had first met Sophie at Thea & Simon's wedding in April and we'd stayed in touch. So it was so lovely to be back with the gang for some more marital fun!

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Johannah & Marcus | Wedding preview

A few weeks ago, in the glorious sunshine of a London weekend, Jules and I were treated to a real display of unending love, fun & non-stop hard-core dancing at Johannah & Marcus' wedding! Starting with a sumptuous ceremony at St James’ Spanish Church in George Street, the fun continued in a bright orange camper van into the gardens of Portman Square for the group shots.

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Offsite in Monte Carlo

Last weekend I was thrilled to be asked to cover Investec's Offsite event in Monte Carlo for one of my favourite clients, Jenny Papple.

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Nicola, Mark & Bob | Wedding preview

What a gorgeous wedding - one of the best marquee weddings Annabel and I have done. A special ceremony in St Oswald's, then the most personal and loving reception in a marquee we've seen. Nicola's Mum made 300mtrs of bunting by hand and what a setting it helped create!

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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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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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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.

Sam & Gary | Hyde Park "Winter Wonderland"

Seriously cold, but full of love - this is what our pre-wedding engagement shoots are all about. Inviting the wedding couple to spend time together somewhere speical, where they can share their love and be relaxed.

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.

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.

And then there were 3 | Kids preview

Way back in 2008 I shot Christina & Patrick's wedding at Queen's House Greenwich. Fast forward a few years and baby Dylan had his first photo shoot at home with Mummy and Daddy. Now it's Dylan, Myla and Layla - and we went off to Kenwood for some quick fun in the sun! Here are a few of my faves.

It's all about Lola | BM Shul preview

Have only just recovered from her fantastic party on the weekend and haven't yet started the photo edit. But was impatient to share a few of my favourites from her Shul rehearsal a few days before the weekend. As Alyth Gardens is also my Synagogue it's with a sense of real pride & pleasure whenever I can shoot there. Lola's pure voice sounded strong & true throughout her portion.

Adam's big party in town! | BM preview

BOOM! what a fantastic party for a great kid, with a hilarious family and bonkers guests - all the best ingredients for a top night out! Fantastic production by our friends at Uptown Events and always great fun working with James Small Videos.

Heather & Mark | Wedding preview

For the last few years since shooting his wedding, I've been working closely with the very talented Grant Irvine - he's re-designed our website & blog as well as spearheading a few new digital media projects. So when he asked me if I would shoot his sister Heather's wedding to Mark I jumped at the chance to repay all his support & hard work.

Max in the park | Barmitzvah family portrait

Before his Barmitzvah party next month, I wanted to blog a few shots from a really fun portrait shoot I did with the whole family, and the dog! It's a great way for the family to get to know me, and feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Whenever I can I always recommend this type of shoot - makes shooting the party so much more fun!

From barmitzvahs to babies

When I first bumped into this lovely family in 2008 I had no idea we would become such good friends and that they would help launch me into the mad world of barmitzvah photography.

Sarah & Bernard | "FEDEX of Fun"

Further proof of what happens when you get it right - the right couple, at the right venue with perfect weather and a crowd that wanted to party! This was a wedding to remember - the team from Deneemotion and I were made to feel so welcome by Sarah & Bernard from the very start. And with the help of our good friend Jamie Paskin the day went smoothly and was a joy to document.

Carina & Andy | Wedding preview

Incredible - such beautiful weather in a gorgeous area of south west London for Carina & Andy's wedding earlier this month. Such blue in the sky and green in the trees - a photographer's delight.

Nikki & Daniel | Wedding preview

There are classically stylish traditional Jewish weddings. And then there are classically stylish contemporary Jew-ish weddings. And Nikki & Daniel from the outset vowed to have the latter. The design of their wedding stationery, choice of band, venue, in-room chuppa - all added up to their personality being stamped over every aspect of this fantastic day.

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).

Theo's here to entertain you! | BM preview

Brilliant party, brilliant people, awesome food and one of our fave venues! Oh, and the barmitzvah boy entertained everyone with some crazy brilliant electric lead guitar palying with his teacher's band!

Sam & Gary | Wedding preview

This wedding took our experience of simchas, the love of families, exceptional parties and outstanding musical entertainment to a new level. And on top of all that we had one of London's most elegant, sough-after sophisticated venues, as well as a modern, fun-loving couple who have been a joy to be with from the start.

Victoria & Adam | Langham Hotel London | Wedding preview

When I was asked to cover their wedding by Adam's brother-in-law Mark, who is an established wedding planner, I of course couldn't wait to meet them. We had a quick meeting at my office in Elstree a month before and then we saw each other again on the big day. Their choice of the Langham Hotel was a delight as it's one of our favourite stylish venues in London.

Mohamad & Yara, Dubai

Words cannot adequately describe the feeling of joy & love that Mohamad & Yara have for each other. I just hope these pictures go somne way to convey how magical this couple are. Being asked to cover their wedding in Dubai, UAE was an honour and a privilege - not having met them before I arrived.

Gabriela & Antoine | Wedding preview

...and not having done so for many years, I was shooting this wedding as "2nd photographer". The job had come my way because of my friendship and previous collaboration with an excellent British photographer - Laura Pannack. Laura used to be on the PTP team, so when she was asked to photograph this enormous wedding she immediately called me in for back-up!

Matt & Jack | BM preview

A total joy. From start to finish I have loved being part of the journey that Jack & Matt went on for their Bar mitzvah. As twins they have a shared sense of Jewish identity as well as a cracking sense of fun & cheeky humour! They have their own personalities for sure, and look at things differently - Jack is really sporty, and Matt shares his Dad's talent for magic.

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!