Photography and video

Paul Toeman Photography

020 7419 4960, www.paultoeman.com Photographer Paul Toeman believes in catching the moment that brings back memories to treasure. Capturing fresh, fun images by putting his clients at ease, he produces photographs to cherish.

Chevin Video

020 8502 7232, www.chevinvideo.co.uk David Chevin M.M.Inst.V. has been making dynamic Wedding and Bar Mitzvah films for over 20 years. Each of his films tells a different story and is skillfully edited to your own personal requirements. Coverages range from single to deluxe two camera shoots and he now offers a funky photobooth as an additional option.

Sovereign Photography

020 8441 6060, www.sovereignphotography.co.uk Sovereign is a long established name you can trust. You invest a lot of time and money in your simcha, so why engage a beginner or part-timer? We are studio-based full time professional photographers with experience, creativity and know-how. We look forward to meeting you to discuss your requirements.

Mydas Photography

020 8950 0393, www.mydasphotography.com Mydas Photography are dynamic 'people' photographers, dedicated to ensuring the perfect moments of your simcha are captured beautifully forever.

Our exuberant and highly respected style creates images reflecting fusion and fun. We listen to your plans and ideas as well as offering our own creative thoughts.

Blend Video and Photography

020 8905 3659, www.blendvideo.co.uk The 'one-stop shop' for video and photography for your Simcha. We work seamlessly together to get the best coverage of your big day in the most unobtrusive, yet innovative and stylish way. Using the latest cinematic techniques coupled with our creative flair, and drawing on extensive experience from previous careers in the music and media industries. We will create a beautiful memento for you of your special day, from stunning Italian coffee table albums to interactive dvd's and BluRay discs.

EDITORIAL FEATURE

  • The whole picture

    By Elisa Cowen
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    Paul Toeman spent 15 years working in marketing and advertising, but in 2006, he decided to turn his photography hobby into a business. Based in Gospel Oak, north London, Paul states that his philosophy "is always to put the customer first.

    "I prefer to keep a small client base, with whom I keep a strong relationship," says Paul - once he has met a client, he tends to be their chosen photographer for milestone events throughout their lives, from weddings to babies to the babies' eventual bar/batmitzvahs and special birthday parties - and even grandparents' anniversaries.

    "I love to capture people enjoying themselves," says Paul, who focuses on offering fresh and fun images which will be treasured for years. He has a team of three colleagues that he trusts and has a good working relationship with, and who attend various functions.

    As well as offering photography for weddings and bar/batmitzvah parties, around a third of Paul's work is carried out overseas.

    Paul offers photography for corporate events and has also shot theatrical productions, as well as the actors and actresses in them, for many years. He has also led practical workshops at drama colleges in the UK, for students getting ready for their entry into the theatre world.

    Family portrait sessions at home are a favourite and parties are offered in the studio, where girls can do their hair and make-up and have a photo shoot.

    Clients are invited back to the studio within a couple of weeks of their event and relax on his pink sofa with wine and popcorn, while they watch a huge HD projector slideshow presentation of their images on a white wall. They leave with a high-resolution CD, ready to print at home, together with a letter from Paul which grants them the reproduction copyright. They can come back to choose their album - a contemporary coffee-table book format or an Italian leather album.