Chrysalis Photography helps family remember at Renishaw Hall - chrysalisphotography

“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 stepped up to the mark. After an email to Rachel Rowe in the estate office who set the wheels in motion, Chris searched through our archives to find the perfect scene. He sent John a selection of images, via email, from this years beautiful crop of the protected wild flower and, as luck would have it, had found one photograph not far from the tree and where the ashes were scattered. John was delighted and is now the proud owner of a beautiful canvas that can be enjoyed every day, remembering his Father.


John & Liz visited Renishaw Hall to collect the canvas from us at our studio and although bluebell season had finished they enjoyed a walk in the gardens where the roses were in full bloom and the sun was shining brightly.

The gardens at Renishaw Hall are open from the end of March to the end of September every year with guided tours of the house available on a Friday at 1pm & 2.30pm. Along with the gardens & house there is also the Stable Courtyard where you can sit in the sun outside the beautiful Gallery Cafe, look for unusual gifts in the Kindred & Kind gift shop or have your own photo-shoot at the Chrysalis Photography studio. If you would like to commission a particular image please give us a call on 0114 4040898


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