And the winners are………

    As members of a National Professional Photographers Group, run by Internationally renowned & respected Photographer Mark Cleghorn,  we had the opportunity to submit a couple of our images for their annual awards.  This year the categories were: Family Pets Teens Under 5’s Open   I am chuffed to pieces to announce that, as well as being as finalist in two other categories, Chris has been awarded 2015 under 5’s Portrait Photographer, AND 2015 Teen Portrait Photographer!!! We are thrilled to say the least. As if that wasn’t amazing enough we have also been handed one of only 2 awards in the country for achieving a 5 Star Studio status. After 8 years of incredible hard work and sacrifice this award is particularly special to us, as it recognises the highest quality of photography experience we aim to provide to every one of our clients.           The winning images are shown below. The clients of both winning images receive a fantastic photography prize worth up to £500. Credit must also go to Makeup Artist Jenn Edwards for the fabulous hair and delightfully natural makeup on Connie’s image.         To experience Chrysalis Photography for yourself […]

Renishaw Hall in the snow

The January snow has well and truly arrived at Renishaw Hall today, so we took five minutes out to pop into the gardens and take a couple of photographs. Shame the light wasn’t brilliant but it was nice to see the gardens again. We can’t wait to see the snowdrops and then the Bluebells soon after.     The statues are all wrapped up for the winter to protect them from the frost   v Mr Snail didn’t seem too bothered by the snow.   The fountain water has almost frozen over.   More of the beautiful statues tucked up for winter       I found the hare’s, that usually gather in a circle in the spring to stare up at the moon, lined up just outside the hall, looking like they were begging to come in for a warm.        

MacMillan Coffee Morning comes to Renishaw Hall

Every year MacMillian run their coffee mornings all over the country with volunteers baking cakes, making tea and washing the pots.  All the profits go straight to MacMillan for their fabulous cause. This year Renishaw Hall hosted a coffee morning and attendees were privileged to take their tea and cake in the Hall spilling out onto the private terrace.   A wonderful morning enjoyed by all and for a wonderful charity.

Chrysalis Photography helps family remember at Renishaw Hall

“Well what can I say but you have come up trumps on this request, the pictures Chris has taken are perfect”   We were recently contacted by a lovely gentleman, by the name of John Norman, regarding an unusual request for a photograph. A request we were only too pleased to help with.   In years gone by John’s father Eric had worked at Renishaw Hall, where we now have our exclusive studio, and had marvelled at the beautiful carpets of Bluebells that covered the ground of it’s stunning woodland gardens near Eckington. When he sadly passed away a few years ago, it was requested that his ashes were scattered amongst the bluebells. A request that was gladly granted by the estate. John and Liz now know that Eric is in a place remembered fondly and that they have somewhere that they can visit and pay their respects.   As the couple live on the other side of the Pennines in Oldham, they wanted a picture of bluebells to have at home to help them remember every day, rather than just on the rare occasions that they were able to visit the Derbyshire stately home. This is where Chrysalis Photography […]

Eckington Car and Bike Show at Renishaw Hall

Our usually quiet and serene place of work was transformed today into a noisy, fun filled event, packed with cars and car enthusiasts for one day only, when the Chesterfield Rotary club descended on Renishaw Hall for its annual car festival. Cars & bikes from all over the area poured down the drive and displayed themselves on the lawns in front of the Hall. Hot dogs, bouncy castles and merry-go-rounds kept the kids busy while the adults drooled over the hundreds of vehicles. Not wanting to miss the photographic opportunity to get some images of the vehicles we popped out of the studio with camera whilst the sun was shining. We’ve put together a slide show with a few of our favourites here for you. If you have a vintage vehicle that you would like to have some professional images taken of in a beautiful location such as Renishaw Hall, please do give us a call on 0114 4040898. Happy Motoring!