A Glitz & Glamour Wedding Show at Pinewood Hotel

Yesterday at the Pinewood Hotel  in Buckinghamshire www.pinewoodhotel.co.uk was the first ever wedding show hosted by Ultimate Wedding Magazine www.ultimateweddingmagazine.co.uk with all proceeds going to Make a Wish Foundation.  With a hollywood inspired theme including Paparazzi Photographers and life size carboard cutouts of hollywood stars the wedding suppliers really took on board the Glitz and Glamour of Hollywood in their stride to put on a real show.  This unique event brought together an amazing array of wedding suppliers and attracted 100 brides to personally meet and experience what the suppliers had to offer.  The Wedding Show was so well received we all demanded the Editor of Ultimate Wedding Magazine to tell us when the next show will be held.  I can honestly say I have never been to such an upbeat and fun wedding show before.  On display were, wedding singers, musicians, fire eaters, magicians, a casino, DJ, amazing wedding cakes, wedding photographers, jewellery, bridal wear, makeup artists, photobooth camper van, florists, designers of all manner for all your wedding needs.  If you are planning to get married then you must look out for the next event to find hand picked local wedding suppliers.

Click here to see some snaps of the Wedding Show

About Mark Dolman
Mark Dolman is a wedding photographer in Buckinghamshire for natural journalistic wedding photographing in London, Watford, High Wycombe, Slough, Windsor, Marlow, St Albans, Iver, Rickmansworth, Amersham, Chesham, Aylesbury, Berkamstead, Hemal Hempsted, Herfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire

Chesham town has never looked so good by Chesham Photographer

Chesham Photographer Mark Dolman has complied a series of local images to show the beauty of this unique town.

Chesham is special market town with a unique community feel in the Chilterns Hills of South Buckinghamshire which is surrounded by countryside and situated in the Chess Valley.  Many people pass through Chesham daily without noticing its charm. As a photographer in Chesham I have really started to appreciate the beauty around us and continually search for new locations to show off what Chesham has to offer.  Below is my story of how it all started.


A couple of years ago we had heavy snow fall in Chesham and I was unable to get to work and my picture agency wanted some snow images for the press.  So off I went to photograph Chesham in the snow.  Sadly the photos we not used as I think every other press photographer was doing the same on that day but what follow has be quite remarkable.  The following year I was approached by Chesham Museum who wanted some images for their Charity Christmas cards and I provided them gladly for a credit on the back of the cards that now regularly sell out every year.  Since then a couple of other businesses have commissioned me to create local interest greeting cards and calendars. At the time of writing this I have just been approach by a local magazine and will be supplying them with images of a regular basis and will be going further afield to capture the surrounding areas including, Amersham on the Hill, Old Amersham, Coleshill, Winchmore Hill, Penn Street and Little Chalfont.

While scenery and landscape photography is not my main genre, I make my living photographing people at weddings, portraits, pr events and news journalism.  I take local photographs purely for pleasure that has enabled me to meet and work with some great people in our community.  I would love to hear from you if you have a favourite spot in these areas and think it is worth of being photographed for calender shot. Also if you are looking for a photographer in Chesham to photograph you family or business then I would be more than happy to help.  Many local photography studios have closed down in the area and I will soon be announcing a new studio location in Chesham that I hope will grow and become a permanent fixture and start employing a team of local talent as we grow the business.

Below is a galley of images taken by your local Chesham photographer Mark Dolman which were taken in all seasons and I will post new galleries through the year as I get around the other areas.


Makeover Photoshoot Party – New Price List for 2013

Our Makeover Photoshoot Parties are getting better every year.  For 2013 we have launched an new price list and will be including Digital Photo Frames in our packages.

Makeover Parties – Images by Mark Dolman

We have an up front pricing policy and our packages include low res images for you to share your makeover party photoshoot experience with your friends and every guest receives a complementary print.  There is no need to come back to the studio for a viewing so you miss out the hard sell that some other studios may do because they offer such a low price to begin with.  Via your personal online gallery extra prints can be ordered in your own time from as little as £6 per print.

If you are ready to share a unique experience with your friends at our studio in Kings Langley on the A40 between Watford and Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.  See our studio web site for more information and how to make a reservation www.studiowaterside.co.uk

Makeover Phtoshoot Packages
60 minute makeover photoshoot
1 or 2 persons £150
Includes 5 High Res digital images retouched
1 x 10×8 framed Print

2 Hour makeover photoshoot
2 to 4 persons £200
Includes 10 High Res digital images retouched and two 10×8 framed Prints

3 hour Makeover Party Photohoot
6 + groups from £300
20 page hardback photobook for the party host
Online gallery to view and share your images with your friends and one 7″ x 5″ Print for each guest

6 Persons   £300
8 Persons   £350
10 Persons £400
12 Persons  £450

With all packages images are available online for viewing, sharing and ordering extra prints in your personal gallery.

Deposit required on confirmation of your booking is £50 or you can pre-purchse a makeover party as a gift via our online shop

Makeover Photoshoot Parties are great for teen birthday parties, school proms, mother and daughters makeovers, hen parties or just getting together with the girls for a cool afternoon getting made over and photographed in our relaxed spacious studio.

Are you looking for some wedding design inspiration

Are you looking for inspiration for your wedding day then checkout Mark Dolman Wedding photographer in Chesham captures natural and candid moments through a journalistic approach to wedding photography.
In the wedding photo gallery below I have taken the best bits of all the recent weddings I have photographed and created a gallery for wedding venues and Wedding themes containing wedding cakes, flowers, cars, entertainment and tableware.  The wedding collections will grow over time so bookmark this page and come back again.

To see all the Wedding Venue galleries Click Here

Venues Featured include:

  • Heatherden Hall Pinewood
  • Harpenden House
  • Phylis Court
  • Sopwell House
  • The Sun Hotel Hitchin

For Wedding Theme’s, cakes, flowers, tableware, entertainment and more Click Here

Mark Dolman is a wedding photographer base in Chesham, Buckinghamshire serving all surrounding counties,  in Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and London.

With a natural and reportage style and journalistic approach to weddings that is gentle with your guests and simple wedding photography packages for digital image only or digital story book albums including digital files.  Contact us today for a no obligation meeting to view our sample wedding albums  in your home or at your venue and discuss your wedding photography package.

West Lodge Park Hotel

Vicki and Richard married at Enfield Registry Office in May on gorgeous bright warm day. They made me very nervous when I arrived as they were both outside the registry office and panic set in my mind. Was I late for the wedding; did I get the time wrong ?
After racing over to them I found out I was my normal early self and all ways well. Vicki and Richard were just being unconventional and decided to wait together. They are just a sweet couple I guess they just could not be parted. After a small ceremony we took of images on the bridge outside Enfield Registry Office a favorite of mine. After the formal group shots we move on to West Lodge Park Hotel, Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood for canopies on the lawn and later into the wedding breakfast. Unusually this was a Monday wedding but still West Lodge Park was host 2 weddings this day. It is a very grand wedding venue and beautiful gardens with very kind and helpful staff.



Vicki & Richard 28th May 2012 – Images by Mark Dolman