Sunshine on a rainy day

“Simply amazing! Chris flew to Mallorca to capture our wedding, he went above and beyond what we could have hoped for, and even proved rather adept at untangling Mrs. Selby’s necklace. .. brilliant photographer, even better bloke…. could not be happier!!!!”   Whilst England was drowning in a sea of torrential downpours and horrific storms, Jamie & Sarah were bathing in the beautiful sunshine of Portal Nous, Mallorca for their wedding day.  I had the privilege of joining them on their special day  to photograph their wedding and join in with the celebrations.  Sarah looked stunning and even though very emotional looked truly beautiful throughout the day.  At no time more so than when family and friends welcomed the newly married couple and the room fell silent whilst little Oliver asked if he could speak.  He simply said to his step mum “Hello Mrs Selby”.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the house (including mine).     We first met Jamie & Sarah when they came to us for an engagement shoot back in October.   At this point they were deciding between Derbyshire and Mallorca and asked if we were free if they married in the UK.  Imagine their […]

Wedding Photography in Cambridge

So Lizzie and Michael came to view their images from their wonderful Cambridge wedding. I always leave the bride and groom for half an hour or so to view their images in private on the projector, which I think is the best way to see them. It’s always so lovely to see the smiles on their faces and the tears in their eyes when I finally go back into the room after the viewing. I know I’ve done my job properly when I’ve made at least one of them cry. Here’s a few of my favourites from the day, and there’s a link at the end for anybody wishing to view or purchase any images from the day.   >

Chris and Rebecca – Thorpe Salvin, near Sheffield

What a fabulous couple of weeks of weather we’ve been having, which makes our wedding days even more wonderful to be a part of. This time we were very close to my Sheffield home, in a gorgeous little village called Thorpe Salvin. Chris and Rebecca were a wonderful couple, and I particularly loved Rebecca’s choice of Dress and flowers, both of which were simple, but amazingly effective.   The wedding was held in Thorpe Salvin Church, followed by a marquee reception in one of their kind neighbours fields. The close proximity of the ceremony and reception meant that we could also pop over to the ruins of Thorpe Salvin Old Hall, which proved to be a gorgeous backdrop for a few of the images.     It threatened to rain a few times, but held off all day, and the marquee was perfect for the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment, which included a Ceilidh and singing performances from friends and relatives. Rebecca’s brother in-particular gave a fine performance on his ukulele. Here’s a short highlights slideshow from their wedding. We wish Rebecca and Chris a wonderful married life together and also best of luck with the start of their new […]

A scorching hot day in Cambridge

So off we went to Cambridge yesterday for a wedding of our friends, Lizzie and Michael. Allie has known Lizzie for many years now, and we were honoured to be asked to photograph their wedding for them. We had the pleasure of also being guests at the wedding, which was just lovely. The wedding venue was in the stunning grounds of Michael’s old college in the centre of Cambridge. It was the hottest day of the year, and the bride looked incredible – all the right ingredients for a great day of photography. Wishing them both a fabulous honeymoon and we’ll look forward to showing you all the images when you get back.

Our New website look

So we’ve been working hard over the past few weeks creating a whole new look to the Chrysalis Photography website. It’s far from finished yet, and is beginning to feel a bit like painting the Humber Bridge – the second you think you’re nearly at the end there’s a whole extra section needs updating. Anyway we hope you like the new look. Most importantly we felt this new design allowed you to see our images much better. Our Gallery Section is a fantastic way to see the full range of photography we can offer. Although we’ve been full time professional photographers for almost 6 years now, we are still relatively unknown the Chesterfield area as we only relocated there a year ago, from our main location of Peterborough. So if you know anybody looking for a fantastic family photographer in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire area then do please let them know about us. Our full equipped photography studio is in Chesterfield, but we also cover Sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond. Our services range from Pregnancy Photography through to newborn and older baby photography. If you need a family photo shoot then we’re a great place to come, as we’re outside Chesterfield […]