Bookings for 2013

Our first wedding date for 2013 has now been booked, which is great news for that couple – and bad news for anybody else that enquires for that date!  It’s never too early to book if you know what you want!!

 
 
 

Wedding Testimonial

It is always a pleasure to receive a ‘Thank You’ for our Wedding Photography.  Lauren and Nick were married in April 2011 at Crondon Park, Stock

To David and Sandra

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for doing an amazing job with our wedding photos!  Not only is your work of top quality but you are both such lovely people, you made everyone feel relaxed.  You really have given us some dream photos!!

Thank you!!

Lauren and Nick

 
 
 

Wedding Photography for Louise & Daniel at Ivy Hill Hotel, Margaretting

Louise and Daniel chose St Michael’s Church, Roxwell, for their Wedding Ceremony, followed by a Reception at The Ivy Hill Hotel, Margaretting.  After the Wedding Ceremony, a few family group pictures were taken outside the Church as well as some fun pictures of Lousie and Daniel as they left the Church being showered with confetti!  We made our way to The Ivy Hill Hotel where the Reception was being held.  The Guests enjoyed a Drinks Reception in the warm sunshine whilst we took a few pictures for the happy couple of themselves and their Bridal Party. After the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches we had a few minutes to create some pictures in the warm evening light across the pond ahead of the First Dance.Wedding Photo at Ivy Hill Hotel
Wedding Photo at Ivy Hill Hotel
Wedding Photo at Ivy Hill Hotel
Wedding photo at Ivy Hill Hotel

 
 
 

Pre-Wedding Picture

We met Kelly and Dan on a pleasant evening at Danbury Lakes.  The last time we saw Kelly was when she was a Bridesmaid at her sister’s Wedding in 2005, as the Wedding booking was made over the phone. A stroll around the Lakes produced some nice pictures for Kelly and Dan prior to their Wedding in the next few weeks.  Wedding Photo Stock Brook Manor

 
 
 

BBC The One Show – A great piece of TV showing what we are not!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011f69j/The_One_Show_19_05_2011/?t=2m05s

This episode of the One Show made me want to cry for the couples involved and then it made me angry on several counts!! The photography shown is simply dire, obviously we did not see all of it so a balanced judgement is difficult, we have to trust that the BBC were fair in what they showed and the couples all knew what they were booking.

Just because somebody calls themselves a ‘Photographer’ or a ‘Professional Photographer’ does not mean they are any good at what they do and not all clients understand what style of photography they really require. Do check that your photographer is qualified in ‘Wedding Photography’, as there is nothing to stop a qualified ‘Industrial’ or ‘ Medical’ photographer for instance, starting in weddings!

For many jobs these days you need to have qualifications before you start. Unfortunately ANYBODY can pick up a camera, call themselves a wedding photographer and potentially mess up somebody’s wedding . Weddings are a once only event for most people and need to be right despite all the pressure of the weather, time and 100 guests with a different agenda! !!

In the show the ‘photographer’ was not even dressed appropriately – I love my jeans but NOT at a wedding that is showing no respect

A little piece written in the 19th Centuary:-

“It’s better to have paid too much.

When you pay too much all you risk is loosing a little money.

When you pay too little you risk losing everything if what you bought is incapable of doing what you wanted”

Please make sure you know the difference between a £700 photographer and a £2000 photographer (and what you get for your money!) before you set your budget and wedding dreams. Make sure you understand the style that your photographer works in. There are some truly great photographers who work fully ‘Reportage’, ‘Photo-Journalistic’ or ‘Documentary’ style and do not do family groups, but for some it is an excuse for not arranging anything and them claiming it was ‘all natural’!

Although it guarantees nothing, we are proud to be Qualified Member of the two main bodies for Professional Photographers in The UK – The British Institute of Professional Photography & The Master Photographer Association, if your photographer is not at least a member of one of these it may be worth politely backing off!

 
 
 

Family Pictures

It was nice to meet up again with Sarah and Rob for some family portraits.  We photographed their Wedding at Parklands, Quendon Hall, in 2008.Family portrait in Colchesterlands, Quendon Hall, in 2008.

 
 
 

Wedding Photography for Emma & Marc at Gaynes Park, Epping

The sun was shining as we arrived at Emma’s house for a few pictures of the final preparations before meeting Marc for his pictures at Gaynes Park, prior to Emma and Bridesmaids arrival in the VW Beetles.  Emma was escorted by her Mum and Bridesmaids to the Orangery, where the Ceremony was being held.  During the Drinks Reception the owner of Gaynes Park invited us,with the Bride and Groom, to her private Bluebell Wood for some exclusive pictures.  Following our visit to the Wood we took Emma and Marc’s family pictures in the beautiful Walled Garden, where the Guests were enjoying canapes and drinks.  We completed Emma and Marc’s afternoon pictures, including Emma’s fantastic Christian Louboutin shoes, whilst the Guests were being seated for the Wedding Breakfast,  After the Wedding Breakfast we took a few evening pictures including the First Dance.  Shortly after the First Dance, Marc took the microphone and sang a song to Emma which is where our coverage of Emma and Marc’s lovely Wedding finished.Wedding Photo at Gaynes Park
Wedding Photo at Gaynes Park
Wedding Photo at Gaynes Park
Wedding Photo at Gaynes Park

Wedding video by Minty Slippers

 
 
 

Wedding Photography for Sam & Paul at Crondon Park, Stock

Wow, what an extra special day!  We have known Sam since she was two years old, so it was a real privilege to photograph her Wedding.  This was the hottest day of the year and David’s Birthday! After taking some getting ready pictures at Sam’s Parents’ house, we went into the garden, making use of a shady spot for a few family pictures.  Sam looked absolutely stunning!  As the Limousine arrived we left to go to Crondon Park and find Paul, Best Men and Ushers for some relaxed pictures.   After the Civil Ceremony we took Sam and Paul to the oilseed rape field for some relaxed, fun, Bride and Groom portraits, whilst their Guests enjoyed the Drinks Reception.  Allowing Sam and Paul time to mingle with their Guests, we were able to capture some lovely natural images of the day. Following the superb Wedding Breakfast and Speeches, a relaxed walk over to the Lake with the happy couple, in the evening sunshine, capturing some lovely moments, the evening party began.  Sam and Paul are a lovely couple and we were so happy to be a part of their wonderful day.Wedding photo - Crondon Park
Wedding Photo - Crondon ParkWedding Photo - Crondon Park
Wedding Photo - Crondon Park

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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