Author Archives: Helena Amor

Artistic nude maternity photography

I photographed Kailey’s wedding around a year and a half ago and it was a pleasure to know that she was pregnant and that she would like to be in front of my camera again for an artistic nude maternity photography session.

We started with a bright look and natural light (no nude for this look) and the use of  some pink balloons to celebrate that the baby she was expecting was a baby girl, followed by some artistic nude maternity photos against a black background where Kailey and her pregnancy were the main subject.

two photos of pregnant woman surrounded by pink balloons

two photos of pregnant woman with pink flower photographed in the studio against a black background during an artistic nude maternity photography session

two photos of a pregnant woman in a artistic nude maternity photography session

 

If you would like to have a maternity photoshoot with me, please get in touch for availability and pricing. You can contact me by clicking here

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Cornwall Photography

I am posting some of my personal photography today for a change.

We went to Cornwall on May for a long weekend and these are some of the images I captured there.

Cornwall is a beautiful place, unfortunately we were not very lucky with the weather and it was cold, rainy and cloudy. So, as much as I would like, I am not posting any pictures of sunny golden beaches with bright light…Still, even with bad weather, Cornwall has a lot of charm and it is definitely a lovely place and worth visiting. I hope to go back another time, enjoy the wonderful beaches there and take more pictures in a different and brighter light.

These first photos were taken at Porthleven harbour, where there was a mermaid created by students at Helston College. The tail of the mermaid was made with materials such as DVD’s and Coke cans’ pieces. I found this mermaid a very interesting sculpture that added a beautiful touch the the town.

Porthleven harbour with sculpture mermaid made with recycled materials

Porthleven harbour with sculpture mermaid made with recycled materials

Porthleven harbour with sculpture mermaid made with recycled materials

Porthleven harbour with sculpture mermaid made with recycled materials

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Cornish cafe wall with a flower painting

The next few pictures were taken at St Just in Roseland Church. This church is from the 13th century and it has a semi-tropical garden, as you can see there are a lot of palm trees. Who would have thought that these church surroundings are in the UK!

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Two photos of St Just in Roseland church in Cornwall with semi-tropical garden

St Just in Roseland church in Cornwall with semi-tropical garden

St Just in Roseland Church in Cornwall

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St Just in Roseland Church in Cornwall and cemetery

St. Mawes Castle in the picture below.

St Mawes Castle in Cornwall with sea in the background

I really really loved St. Ives, even though we arrived a bit too late and it was getting too dark, so that meant I didn’t take so many pictures.

St. Ives at dusk

Pub at St. Ives at dusk

St Ives's beach at dusk

two photos of Cornwall

Kynance Cove

Kynance cove in Cornwall

The last pictures are from a little village called Portloe, beautiful!

Portloe sea view

Portloe sea view

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two colorful boats in the small harbor of Portloe in Cornwall

view of Portloe and the sea in Cornwall

 

See you soon Cornwall! xx

© Helena Amor Photography

 

 

 

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Chelsea Town Hall wedding

I loved Gerry and Jenny’s Chelsea Town Hall wedding!

I’ve got a soft spot for small weddings like this one, as I find my quiet personality suits this kind of intimate weddings very well.

Gerry and Jenny’s wedding was so intimate that it nearly felt like an elopement. They both live in the USA, but they came here to tie the knot in the company of very close family and friends as Gerry is british.

It was a splendid and laid back day with a strong London flavor.

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bride holding bouquet in routemaster bus

two photos of the groom in a routemaster bus laughing on his way to his wedding

Jenny was looking amazing in a golden sparkling  long dress and a gorgeous bouquet.

two photos of bride wearing a golden sparkling dress holding her bouquet

wedding guests on their way to Chelsea Town Hall in routemaster bus

bride touching face of groom smiling o their way to their wedding at Chelsea Town Hall

wedding guest in routemaster bus on his way to wedding at Chelsea Town Hall

Chelsea Old Town Hall

bride and groom entering the room at Chelsea Town Hall

black and white close-up photo of bride and groom holding hands during the wedding ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall wedding

bride smiling during ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall wedding

black and white photo of bride and groom holding hands during ceremony at Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding

black and white close-up photo of exchange of rings during wedding ceremony

bride and groom kissing each other after they are declared husband and wife at Chelsea Town Hall wedding

group photo of bride and groom and wedding guests inside ceremony room at Chelsea Town Hall

bride hugging female wedding guest after ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall in London

close-up photo of bridal bouquet

 

close-up photo of bride wearing the wedding and engagement ring and holding her bouquet

close-up photo of bride wearing the wedding and engagement ring and holding her bouquet

After the ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall, we all made a move in a Routemaster bus to some of London’s highlights and finally to The Mitre, a pub near Holland Park.

bride and groom with union flag umbrella in front of routemaster bus

bride and groom with union flag umbrella in front of routemaster bus

bride and groom and wedding guests making a toast with champagne in front of a routemaster bus

wedding guest smiling in routemaster bus

two wedding guests taking a selfie in a routemaster bus wedding

close-up photo of bride holding bouquet

bride and groom posing in front a telephone box each

bride and groom in front of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

bride and groom looking at each other in front of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

informal group photo of small wedding in front of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

bride telling secrets to groom in a routemaster bus on their way to reception

close-up photo of bride in a routemaster wedding bus with rings

bride and groom and guests having fun in a routemaster wedding bus on their way to the reception

bride and groom and guests having fun in a routemaster wedding bus on their way to the reception

The Mitre pub lLadbroke Grove seen through a routemaster wedding bus window

The Mitre pub London Ladbroke Grove

wedding guests looking out of the pub window waiting for bride and groom to arrive

two photos of bride and groom posing in front of pub sign

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Engagement session in Camden

I met Christie a long time ago, we both worked together a few years back.

Even though we took different paths, she thought about me when she and Tom got engaged and asked me to be their photographer for their big day.

Around a month before their wedding in Norfolk, we had an engagement session in Camden and around, and these are some of the photos of the day. We chose a colorful street in that London area and their favorite park as location for their engagement session.

a couple holding hands in the middle of the road in a Camden colorful street

a couple holding hands and walking toward the camera kissing at the same time in a colorful street in Camden

a couple standing in front of two colorful houses in Camden looking at each other

It was so much fun working with them, I could’t have asked for a more natural and lively couple in front of the camera!

two photos of guy riding piggyback on his fiancee

black and white photo of couple jumping with Kentish town sign

two photos of couple posing underneath a camellia tree

black and white photo of couple looking at each other photographed between the branches of a blossoming tree

two photos of couple photographed between the branches of a blossoming tree

engaged couple on a tree sitting in branches and kissing at a London engagement shoot

girl riding piggyback on his fiance in London park with big tree in the background

two photos of couple with one in the foreground and the other one  out of focus in the background underneath a japanese maple tree

black and white photo of couple sitting on the grass looking at the views of the city from a park

I will be blogging their fabulous Norfolk wedding at Chaucer Barn very soon.

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Plateau wedding

Well…I cannot believe I am blogging this beautiful wedding of this gorgeous couple after such a long time!

This wedding took place more than a year ago, too many things on my blogging list…

Laura and Danny (see their engagement shoot here) tied the knot in a ceremony  in St. Andrew’s church in Hornchurch and I was covering Laura’s preparations before the ceremony before whilst Kenny, my second photographer, was with the groom.

two photos of st.Andrew's church Hornchurch

pale pink roses bouquets for bridesmaids on the floor

a pair of  sparkly Louboutin shoes on top of the box in the bride's bed

bride looking at herself in the mirror during the preparations before the ceremony in Hornchurch

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two photos, one of a clock and one of a bridesmaid hair detail with flowers wallpaper in the background

bride opening bottle of champagne during preparations before the wedding ceremony

pink champagne flutes and pink champagne bottle at wedding preparations in Hornchurch

bridesmaid walking downstairs at bride's house during bridal preparations

two photos, one of bride's father holding her bouquet and another from bride's mother holding a heart-shaped chalkboard with bride and groom's names on it

wedding guests having fun

bridesmaids helping bride putting her dress on at wedding in Hornchurch

bridesmaids helping bride putting her dress on at wedding in Hornchurch

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groom out of focus in the foreground and bridal party ready to make their entrance to the church in the background at Hornchurch wedding

bridesmaids making an entrance in St Andrew's church in Hornchurch and bride with father in the background

groom looking down and bride walking up the aisle with father out of focus in the background

groom looking at the bride as she walks up the aisle with father at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

bride's father lifting her veil

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bridesmaids in pink singing in the foreground and bride and groom out of focus in the background

two photos of a London wedding, one detail of bridesmaid pink roses bouquet and another of a female wedding guest

bridesmaids in pink the foreground and bride and groom out of focus in the background

black and white photo of the bride looking directly to the camera

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bride and groom laughing during wedding ceremony

three wedding guests at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch wedding ceremony

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black and white photo of ring exchange during wedding ceremony at st. Andrew's church Hornchurch

black and white close-up photo of ring exchange during wedding ceremony

bride and groom kissing at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch wedding ceremony

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bride and groom looking at the vicar

bride and groom signing during wedding ceremony at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

two photos during wedding ceremony at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

bride and groom singing together during ceremony at st. Andrew's church Hornchurch

black and white photo of bride and groom walking down the aisle at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

bride chatting with group of female friends outside church after wedding ceremony

two photos of bride and four bridesmaids outside St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

detail photo of bride holding bouquet and horseshoes

candid photo of bride and bridesmaids laughing

detail shot of the bride's pale pink roses bouquet

guests throwing confetti to bride and groom

After the ceremony and mandatory group shots, a couple of red routemaster buses were waiting for the guests to take them to central London, where the reception was held at Plateau in Canary Wharf, the perfect place to celebrate in style!

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bride and groom outside tube station

bride and groom outside tube station

bride and groom outside tube station

two photos of bride and groom holding a heart-shaped chalkboard with thank you message

group of female wedding guests arriving at Plateau restaurant

black and white photo of wedding guests outside Plateau restaurant

Plateau is an elegant restaurant in Canary Wharf and a great setting for a modern wedding, with beautiful views of the cityscape.

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Plateau restaurant sign in black and white

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detail of table decorations at Plateau wedding

wedding table set up at Plateau wedding

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two photos of a female wedding guest in blue during drinks reception at Plateau wedding

female wedding guests chatting with other guests during champagne reception

two photos during drinks reception at Plateau wedding

bride and groom making an entrance at Plateau restaurant with a glass of champagne in their hands

groom and family during drinks reception at Plateau

two wedding guests chatting during drinks reception

wedding guests having fun at Plateau

group of female wedding guest laughing at Plateau wedding

black and white photo of a male wedding guest looking at the camera at Plateau wedding

candid photo of a female wedding guest in blue at Plateau wedding

bride posing with two friends at Plateau wedding

 

black and white of bride and father on top table at Plateau wedding

wedding guests clapping after speeches

bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding

bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding and bride laughing

bride laughing at speech of her father at Plateau wedding

bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding and bride looking at him

bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding

groom giving his speech at Plateau

groom giving his speech at Plateau and his mum laughing

groom giving his speech at Plateau

bride's family clapping after speech

bride and groom at top table laughing at groom's friends performance during speeches

bride and groom at top table laughing at groom's friends performance during speeches

bride and groom at top table laughing at groom's friends performance during speeches

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wedding guests laughing during speeches at Plateau wedding

wedding guests laughing during speeches at Plateau wedding

wedding guests laughing during speeches at Plateau wedding

wedding guests making a toast

bride and groom during their first dance in front of wedding guests at Plateau

bride and groom during their first dance in front of wedding guests at Plateau

groom holding bride in his arms during first dance at Plateau wedding

two wedding guests posing for the camera on the dancefloor at Plateau wedding

wedding guest in the dancefloor at Plateau wedding

bride dancing with guests at Plateau wedding

Primary photographer: Helena Amor

Second photographer: Kenny Wong

 

 

 

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Camden Town Hall wedding

Catherine and Dave got married in Camden Town Hall one December day last year, followed by a reception in the Welsh Centre in London.

Catherine was stunning and had a wonderful smile all the time, as you can see in these photos.

Their wedding was in December, so there were Christmas decorations everywhere and as the ceremony was in the afternoon, we had very little natural light to work with, but it was a lovely December evening full of good photo opportunities.

black and white picture of Camden Town Hall facade

staircase and Christmas tree at Camden Town Hall wedding in London

wedding ceremony room decorated with flowers at Camden Town Hall

detail of Christmas tree balls at Camden Town Hall

groom and best man waiting for bride's arrival at Camden Town hall wedding

wedding guests arriving at Camden Town Hall

guests arriving at Camden town hall wedding

bride inside taxi with her father at her arrival at Camden Town Hall wedding

bride walking up the aisle with father and groom looking at her

bride and groom seeing each other for the first time at Camden Town hall wedding

bride and groom smiling during wedding ceremony

mother of bride crying during wedding ceremony at Camden Town Hall

bride and groom facing each other and holdig hands during wedding ceremony at Camden Town Hall

bride and groom kiss

officiant giving marriage certificate to bride and groom after wedding ceremony

bride and groom walking down the aisle smiling as husband and wife

portait of bride and groom with Christmas tree

guests throwing confetti at bride and groom outside Camden Town Hall

wedding guests throwing confetti at bride and groom

bride and groom walking in central London at night

Christmas decorations at Christmas wedding

wedding guests having drinks and chatting at drinks reception

wedding guest chatting during drinks reception

detail of buttonhole and knitted tie of groom

detail of bride and groom wearing badges

wedding guest smiling to the camera

black and white photo of wedding guests having drinks at the Welsh Centre in London

black and white picture of wedding guests having fun at the Welsh Centre in London

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wedding guests laughing during speeches

wedding guests laughing during speeches

groom laughing giving his speech at his wedding

wedding guests laughing during speeches

wedding guests smiling during the speeches

groom making a toast after his speech

bride and groom kissing after groom's speech

wedding guest dancing

bride and groom cutting the cake

 

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Second shooting an A-Team wedding in Hunton Park

This was my second time working at Hunton Park, and second shooting for Kenny Wong again, as we collaborate on a regular basis.

 

black and white photo of Hunton Park's facade

Hunton Park wedding venue entrance sign

white and purple rose buttonhole flowers groom

I was covering the groom’s preparations in this occasion, which is always fun and different. I don’t get to shoot the groom’s preparations normally when I work for my own clients, as the main photographer I always stay with the bride, so it is great to second shoot every now and then and get to cover these other parts of the day and explore my  more masculine side!

groomsmen helping groom with cufflinks at Hunton Park wedding

best man helpin groom with the tie knot

groom wearing purple tie looking at himself in the mirror

black and white photo of groom putting his shoes on before his wedding

best man putting flowers on groom's buttonhole

As a surprise, the groomsmen had an A-team van prepared for the groom, who was a fan of the TV show, ready to take them to the church. Driven by Mr.T lookalike! I was lucky enough to travel with them in the van. I cannot really say that being a wedding photographer is boring…

A-Team van in front of Huton Park wedding venue

groom seeing A-team van surprise

groom's reaction at seeing A-Team van surprise

groom and groomsmen posing in front of A-Team van at Hunton Park

groom and groomsmen posing in front of A-Team van at Hunton Park

groom and groomsmen posing in front of A-Team van at Hunton Park

dancing Mr.T in A-Team van wedding car

The wedding ceremony was at Saint Mary Magdalene’s church in Enfield, north London. This church is absolutely amazing, outside and inside, specially inside. A shame that we were quite restricted and the taking of the photos was only allowed from above and we couldn’t get close to the bride and the groom.

two wedding guests waiting outside  saint Mary Magdalene church in Enfield

groom greeting guests before the wedding service outside saint Many Magdalene's church in Enfield

Arch covered in flowers at Saint Mary Magdalene's church in Enfield

altar and ceiling at saint Mary Magdalene's church in Enfield

flowers and altar at saint Mary Magdalene's church in Enfield

baby playing in the floor at saint Mary Magdalene's church in Enfield before the wedding service

black and white photo of wedding guests arriving at saint Mary Magdalene's church in Enfield

wedding guests reading programme at church before the wedding service

groom and best man waiting at altar in saint Mary Magdalene's church in Enfield

bride walking up the aisle with father and groom waiting for her at altar in saint Mary Magdalene's church in Enfield

bride and groom facing each other during wedding ceremony at saint Mary Magdalene's church in Enfield

bride placing ring on groom's finger at Enfield wedding

bride and groom's kiss at Enfield wedding

bride and groom looking at the camera from the altar after the wedding ceremony

recessional at Enfield wedding

groom hugging a wedding guest after the ceremony

bride being congratulated by guests after wedding ceremony

After the ceremony in Enfield, we all moved to Hunton Park again for the reception and wedding breakfast.

There, there were a lot of kids playing and a many kids trying out the fascinators and hats from their mums, which I captured in some photos you can see below.

three female wedding guests sitting in a sofa by the window at hunton park reception

female wedding guest looking at herself in the mirror at Hunton Park wedding

female wedding guest fixing her fascinator at Hunton Park wedding

bridesmaid in purple holding two glasses of champagne

kids playing outside Hunton Park

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kid carrying another kind on her arms

couple arriving at Hunton Park wedding

baby trying facinator out at wedding

kid trying out hat at wedding

kid trying out hat at wedding

two men chatting and having fun at Hunton Park wedding

two wedding guests posing for the camera

baby guest at wedding

two wedding guests at wedding in Hunton park

pink and purple centerpiece at Hunton Park wedding

 

 

 

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Fuerteventura Holidays

 

I don’t normally post my personal photos on my blog, I like to keep it a place for my professional projects. However, everytime I shoot film I am keen to share my photos with everyone, for that sense of pride that comes from shooting film.

These photos are from my holidays in Fuerteventura on March/April this year. For the first time in my life I went on a completely relaxing beach holidays, not doing much apart from going to the beach, relaxing in the swimming pool, eating, drinking and sleeping…and it felt wonderful!

We only hired a car one day that the weather was not so good and we visited some other places in the island, like El Cotillo and Betancuria and the most famous beach in the island, Corralejo, which was in the other extreme of the island from where we were staying, Jandia.

These first photos are in Corralejo, a white sandy beach with huge huge dunes.

All the beaches we went to in the island had this stone constructions that you can see below, they are refuges to protect sunbathers from the wind, as Fuerteventura can be a bit windy sometimes.

turquoise water el cotillo beach Fuerteventura island

white sandy beach Corralejo with stone constructions to protect sunbathers from wind

white sandy beach Corralejo with stone constructions to protect sunbathers from wind

white sandy beach Corralejo with stone constructions to protect sunbathers from wind

girl relaxing on a huge dune in Corralejo beach in Fuerteventura

 

El Cotillo

view from El Cotillo town in Fuerteventura

white and blue house in El Cotillo, Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura view photographed on film

Betancuria, a small town that we really like.

church and palm tree in Betancuria, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

This was our amazing hotel, the Jandia Princess, the beach was only a few meters away, and everything was just wonderful, the perfect place to relax, I completely recommed this hotel to everyone and I would love to go back again one day.

chill out swimming pool in hotel Jandia Princess Fuerteventura

main swimming pool in Hotel Jandia Princess Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

relaxing beach holidays at Fuerteventura

Palm trees at Hotel Jandia princess Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

palm trees path leading to swimming pool at hotel Jandia Princess Fuerteventura

barefoot in the swimming pool at Fuerteventura holidays

reflection of palm trees on swimming pool at Hotel Jandia Princess Fuerteventura

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Epping forest engagement shoot

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Sesion pre-boda en Londres

Sesion pre-boda en Londres (Engagement Shoot in London with an spanish couple- post in spanish!)

Me resulta algo extraño hacer este post en español, pero creo que la ocasion lo requiere. Empece mi trabajo de fotografa aqui en Londres hace ya unos años y nunca se me ocurrio ni tuve ocasion de publicar nada en mi web en español, ya que mis clientes son mayoritariamente ingleses…hasta que Noelia y Joaqui me contactaron!

composite de fotos de pareja en frente de Tower Bridge, Londres, durante un reportaje de pareja en Londres

pareja con manos entrelazadas y mirandose el uno al otro enfrente del Big Ben en Londres

 

En realidad, la sesion no fue una sesion pre-boda, ya que ellos ya estan casados, simplemente una sesion de pareja mientras estaban de viaje en Londres, el concepto es el mismo al fin y al cabo…capturar unas imagenes de su amor con a la vez algunos de los escenarios mas emblematicos de Londres. Una celebracion de su amor con sabor londinense!

 

pareja besandose con Big Ben al fondo

 

Fue una experiencia muy bonita, siempre es un placer trabajar con gente de mi pais o de habla hispana de vez en cuando. Gracias por ser tan encantadores chicos!

 

composite de dos fotos de una pareja posando enfrente de la estatua de Eros en Piccadilly Circus

pareja besandose enfrente de la estacion de metro de Piccadilly Circus

pareja de la mano y mirando a la camara en una calle llena de gente en el centro de Londres, con bandera y metro al fondo

sesion pre-boda Londres

 

Si tienes pensado viajar a Londres con tu pareja y tambien te gustaria tener una sesion romantica de fotografia creativa aqui, puedes contactarme a traves del formulario en mi web (haz click aqui) o mandarme un email a helenaamorphotography@gmail.com o info@helenaamorphotography.com.

 

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