Family, Food, Fun and Friends make up the majority of life and it's important to me to ensure that I spend a lot of time ensuring my quotient of each is replenished on a regular basis: I ensure I check in with my parents weekly to make sure they're all good in suburbia, I try to get to interesting restaurant's at least once a month and I know how to have a kickass party with the people I like best.
That's why when I met Aida, who was in full flow of her 21st birthday party when I arrived at Paradise, I knew that this was right up my alley. She was surrounded by her friends and family eating wonderful food and drinking ice cold Prosecco, a humongous smile plastered all over her face at all times - except when she was as being humiliated by her best friends who had taken it upon themselves to cherrypick only the most juicy stories to share with the gathered collective of friends from throughout her life and her family! She soon recovered her smile back when she was presented with not one but TWO books of photos, a gorgeous pair of earrings - a family heirloom whose heritage she will gladly become a part of.
The rest of her night was spent enjoying a cocktail or two whilst jamming along to her favourite tunes with her closest family and friends around her. It was truly wonderful night that she will remember for the rest of her life, and one that I hope to have eloquently captured in order to fill in the gaps!
I'm nearly finished with this post, but before I go it would be unfitting to not finish with the resounding cheer that went up around the room on a frequent basis. AIIIIIDDAA!
Just an aside about the venue: The Paradise by Way Of Kensal Green, to give it's full title, is one of my favourite venues in London and I am lucky enough to be their resident photographer for their Friday and Saturday clubnights as well as seasonal events such as the Notting Hill Carnival and Mothers Day. Its pretty hard to describe so head on over to my nightlife page to see some photos of it in full swing.
If you make an enquiry and have booked this venue I can guarantee something a little more special then you may get elsewhere, such is the rapport I have with it!
I love photographing Birthday parties, and any other special parties. If you're having a party and want it captured in style please get in touch and let's have a chat!