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Salon du Chocolat - Olympia
18th October 2013
Do you love chocolate? Well salon du Chocolat in Olympia was the place to be this weekend. Along with many excellent stands Friday night's highlight was a chocolate inspired catwalk with dresses made out of chocolate! I was at the event to photograph for Lindt who were showcasing their Excellence range of chocolate with dress to match!
The beautiful model wearing the chocolate dress smelled good enough to eat!
Congratulations to Kirti & Rishak on their Wedding!
28th July 2013
Congratulations to Kirti and Rishak on their beautiful wedding in Hertfordshire last weekend. The wedding was a colourful, vibrant occasion in the beautiful location of Bhaktivedanta Manor. Here are a couple of photos of the happy couple.

Opening of New School Building - Hampton Accademy
07th February 2013
Back at Hampton Academy on Friday for the opening of their new school building. What a great design! Vince Cable (Secretary of State for Business, Education and Skills) & Stefan Stern (former Swedish Government minister) along with John Baumber & Headteacher Dr Sue Demont opened the new building by cutting a ribbon in a special ceremony & montage that the students dramatised to represent the building of the school.
George Aligiah from BBC News at Six
07th February 2013
Haven't put up any news for a while but that doesn't mean that I haven't been busy. Last week I had the privelege of photographing George Aligiah (the BBC news reader for 6 O'clock news) as he visited Hampton Academy and talked to the students there. What a very nice man he is with a great story to tell - the young people were very inspired by him.
Congratulations Ali & Pete!
17th November 2012
17th November - what a perfect day for Ali & Pete's big day! Beautiful wedding, gorgeous bridesmaids and a good old knees up afterwards! Congratulations to the lovely couple & thank you for letting me share your happy day.
Mo Farah at Isleworth & Syon School Awards
20th September 2012
The inspirational double gold winning Olympic medalist Mo Farah was the surprise guest at this years Isleworth and Syon school awards ceremony along with his old teacher Alan Watkinson who was nominated for a Pride of Britain award by Mo.
I had the privelege of being the official photographer for the night and even got to hold the gold medals! Here are a few of the photos of Mo from the evening.
This montage can be purchased on http://www.photoboxgallery.com/brilliantimages

Musical Moments
01st December 2011
Have had a great couple of weeks with some great 'Musical Moments' Firstly the wonderful Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band at XOXO in Shoreditch who were brilliantly supported by the very talented & passionate Hannah Williams and the Tastemakers! This week Martyn Joseph performance at Green Note in Camden was amazing (as usual)!



Olympic Park
11th November 2011
Really excited about London 2012 Olympics! Had a fantastic bus tour of the Olympic park which is almost completed. The weather was a bit gloomy but I managed to photograph the stadium when the mist cleared. Roll on August 2012!

Beautiful Wedding
31st October 2011
Congratulations to Chris & Amanda on their beautiful wedding yesterday at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park.
The wedding was lovely - very romantic with a literary theme. Amanda looked absolutely stunning as did all her lovely bridesmaids (not to forget her handsome ring-bearer!). Richmond Park looked great with lovely autumn colours which were reflected in the bride's & bridesmaid's bouquets and the buttonholes. Pembroke Lodge Staff & the venue itself were fantastic and I would highly recommend.



Fashion Photoshoot Party
17th October 2011
Friday was another beautiful day & I was priveleged to be doing a Fashion Photoshoot Party for a birthday treat for a group of girls. As the weather was so good I was able to use the lovely late afernoon light and wonderful location of Lancaster House to get some fabulous photos of the girls. When the light dipped we went indoors and took some photos in my mobile studio. The girls were all stunning - hope they enjoy the photographs!

Welcome to my Work Experience Student.
07th October 2011
Welcome to my Work Experience student Tringa! Tringa is just started to study for her GCSE's including photography and wanted to get some experience of what it is like to be a photographer. She has assisted me on two photography sessions so far and will be helping me at the end of the month with a wedding. When I asked her on Saturday how she had enjoyed it she said 'I really enjoyed it but hadn't realised how difficult it would be!'
I will also be setting Tringa some little photography projects to help her improve her knowledge and skills and be giving her some critique.

Busy & glorious Weekend
02nd October 2011
Wow summer has arrived! We were spoiled with beautiful weather for the end of September and beginning of October and we all got our summer clothes out again.
It was a busy weekend with family photoshoots on both the Friday and Saturday.
The lovely weather allowed us to take photos in the garden too which was great. On Sunday I met up with Amanda & Chris to discuss their forthcoming wedding at the end of the month & to look around the venue. They are getting married at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park - a beautiful venue - really looking forward to taking the photos & using some of the locations. They are hoping the weather won't be quite so glorious as it was on Sunday as it was complete chaos in the car park!

Isleworth & Syon School Awards Evening
25th September 2011
I was privileged to be asked to photograph the Isleworth & Syon School Awards evening on Thursday and then afterwards photographs of students with their awards and certificates.
It was a lovely occasion which included performances from three of the school's bands.
We hear so much about the bad things that young people get up to so it was a refreshing change to dwell on some of the positive things that our young people are up.
We heard some really inspirational stories of how some of the boys had overcome adversity to have a positive impact on those around them and to acheive some fantastic results in the circumstances.
The teachers and leaders of the school and the boy's parents were all very proud.
Alistair pictured below managed to bag a number of awards including the much prized ''Headmaster''s Cup'' - he is pictured below with the headmaster Mr Ferguson and Ms Sims.

Harvest Festival
18th September 2011
Enjoyed a lovely harvest service at St Luke's in Hounslow today. The vicar Rosie Hoad asked if I could take some photos to use on their website and to send to the local press.
Theme of the service was milk and honey (a sign in bible days of prosperity in the land) -We take the bees and what they do for granted - their decline in recent years has big implications to our entire ecosystem. Everyone was very friendly & welcoming. Special thanks go to Faith my model this morning.
PS - What do you get if you cross a bee with a doorbell? A hum dinger!
Hounslow Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch with Free Photography Advice for Business - 14th Sept
10th September 2011
Event Hounslow Business Lunch
When Wednesday, 14th September 2011 from 12.45 pm

Venue The Sun Public House, 148 Hanworth Road, Hounslow TW3 1UG

Specialist Advice Photography
Brilliant Images
Maureen McLean Photography

SPECIALIST ADVICE
The Chamber is always working at increasing the value of our service to members. We have introduced a new initiative at the Business lunches – specialist advice sessions. On 14th September there will be representatives from the following business classification: Photography

Brilliant Images are based in Hounslow and have been established for over four years. They offer a wide range of photography options including Commercial, Lifestyle & Head shots for your business literature and websites. Denise will be available to answer your photography related questions and offer special photography deals for ‘Hounslow Chamber members’. Please visit www.brilliantimages.co.uk or 07899 651463
Another Wet Wedding!
20th June 2011
Beautiful wedding of Scott & Danielle on Saturday. Danni looked stunning as did her 7 bridesmaids and paige boy! She had her wedding blessed by a torrential downpour as she arrived but the sun came out during the service and afterwards for the photos.
Wishing them both all the best for the future and a happy honeymoon in Las Vegas!
Wedding Season
09th June 2011
I'm looking forward to photographing Ellen & Bruno's wedding tomorrow at York House in Twickenham. Hoping the rain holds off & that they have a lovely day. Congratulations to you both.
Will post a photo or two soon.

Update - Lovely wedding of Bruno & Ellen. Ellen looked stunning in her 1950's themed dress. Weather was wet but we managed to snatch a few photos outside before the heaven's opened! Congratulations to you both.
Barcelona!
17th May 2011
What a fantastic beautiful city! Just got back from a brilliant long weekend in Barcelona - recharged my batteries & my inspiration. Particularly loved the Gaudi Batllo Apartments & took loads of photos. Plan to add a new gallery with some of them in. Loved the shapes, colours and lighting - not a straight edge in sight! Enjoy.
Busy Weekend!
17th March 2011
Busy weekend ahead! Friday 18th March - I will be doing events photography at the very swish RAC Club in Epsom for the Aberdour School Cocktail Party.



Followed by an early start on Saturday to do 22 family photo sessions back to back in five and a half hours for Spring Grove Primary school in Isleworth. I will update on how it went in case your school want to do something similar as a fundraiser. Think I will have to lie in a dark room on Sunday to recover!

Update - 20 Photoshoots completed and a nice large sum of money donated to Spring Grove. If you would be interested in doing this for your school then please contact me. There is no cost to the school (just the use of the hall or classroom to set up the studio) & 1 or 2 people to help on the day.
New Website Launched!
19th February 2011
It's been a long time coming but finally the new updated www.brilliantimages.co.uk website is here!
I hope you like it - more photos and text will be added in the next few weeks.
I would love to receive your feedback and comments.