Wedding day time plan

I do hope that the Royal wedding (taking place at 11.0am) will start a new trend in our culture for slightly longer wedding celebrations. Some cultures have weddings over 2 or 3 days!

In this country we seem to often want the wedding as late as possible in the day, with the Wedding Breakfast served as soon as possible after the Ceremony, which leads to some Brides saying, “The Day went by in a flash” – the answer of course is to leave more time. Having laid out all that hard earned money for the day, why not spend a little more time to enjoy it.

The standard time between the Wedding  Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast in the UK seems to be 90 minutes, in which time there is a scrap to take the family pictures, create some beautiful pictures for the Bride and Groom and for the happy couple to relax and enjoy time with maybe 70-100 guests. Think about spending just one minute with each guest and you will see where the difficulties can start!!

This has been solved in some countries by the Bride & Groom having their Portraits created before the Ceremony so they are free to enjoy the time afterwards – OK so it will never happen here but you see where I am going! Leaving just a minute per guest and another 60 minutes for photography will ensure the wedding day experience will be great and not rushed.

Planning a wedding you want to enjoy? Please talk to us, we really can help!

This is just a thought inspired by Kate & William’s wedding time. We hope they have a great day.


Wedding Testimonial

It was lovely to receive a ‘Thank you’ from Katy and Rob who were married at Gosfield Hall, Essex, recently.

“Just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you.  Our Wedding was quite simply the most amazing day we could have wished for.  The photos are truly fantastic and we will look back at them fondly for years to come”


Pre-Wedding Meetings/Pictures

We do enjoy meeting our clients prior to their Wedding Day to discuss their details and take a pre-wedding picture. We get to know them better and it makes their Wedding Day even more special to us. Recently we met Cathy and Matt at Creeksea Place, and had an enjoyable time walking around the Venue, chatting about ideas for shots as well as taking some.  Sandra and Drew are getting married at The Fennes soon and we met up with them recently, although we kept pictures to the minimum as it was a bit chilly!Photo for Fennes Wedding Photo at Creeksea Place

Wedding Photography for Katy & Rob at Gosfield Hall

The stunning Gosfield Hall was the setting for the Wedding of Katy and Rob on a beautifully sunny day.  Our day started with David joining the men as they were getting ready and I stayed with the girls for their bridal preparations.  Everyone was relaxed making for some lovely pictures.  After the Ceremony in the Long Gallery, Katy and Rob had time to enjoy mingling with their Guests during the Drinks Reception in between some family group photographs.  Following a short break we took some relaxed and fun pictures of the Bridal Party and a few pictures of Katy and Rob.  After the Wedding Breakfast and coverage of the Speeches, we went with Katy and Rob for an evening stroll around the grounds for a few shots before photographing the First Dance to end our day.Wedding Photo at Gosfield HallWedding Photo at Gosfield HallWedding Photo at Gosfield HallWedding Photo at Gosfield Hall


Jewish Weddings Talk

Last night Sandra & I were delighted to attend our regional photographer’s group and listen to our friend Dave Court talking about Jewish weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs. While we may never photograph a full Jewish wedding it is always useful to have an appreciation of other cultures and ceremonies. It was very interesting to see how how some of the traditions do cross into the many differing ceremonies we have photographed.

Jewish Wedding Photographer

Pre-Wedding Picture

We met Emma and Marc on a lovely morning in Epping Forest for some fun Engagement pictures.  We are looking forward to their Wedding at Gaynes Park, Epping, shortly.Epping Forest Engagement Picture


Wedding Fair at Prested Hall, Feering

A thank you to everyone who visited us at the Wedding Fair at Prested Hall, today.  We enjoyed meeting and speaking to prospective Bride and Grooms about their Wedding plans and it was great to come away with several bookings.


Another win connected to the David Islip Brand

This afternoon Old Bramsonians FC (sponsored by David Islip Photography) beat CFC Shalford Res 1-0 in the final of the Braintree & North Essex Sunday Football League Cup Final. Congratulations to all the team.
Essex photographer
Old Bramstonians FC 2011

…and thank you to Sandra for finishing off the Wedding Fair at Prested Hall so I could go and watch!



Wedding Fair on Sunday

This Sunday , 17th April we will be exhibiting our wedding photography at the Wedding Fair at Prested Hall. Opening times from 11.30 to 4.opm.  Admission is a £1 donation to the Essex Air Ambulance.

Why not come not have a chat about your plans for your Wedding Day, you will find us in the Library.