Real Photography?

Many Professional photographers advance their skills by attending seminars and workshops where a skilled tutor will pose and light a ‘Bride’  (very rarely a groom also!) so the delegates can learn new skills or hone old ones.  Sadly, some of the delegates use pictures they have taken as examples of their own work or ‘forget’ to say they were created on a workshop, so always ask your Photographer to show you completed real weddings, not just a few great shots!!

We are part of a committee that organises seminars and workshops in the local area on behalf of  The MPA and The BIPP so if you are interested in in advancing your professional photographic skills do get in touch.

Wedding Workshop Picture

Picture by Sandra from recent Workshop


Wedding Photography for Cheryl & Chris at Oakwood House, Maidstone

We made an early start for the Wedding of Cheryl and Chris, to avoid the possibility of delay on the M25!  It was fine actually, and we arrived at Cheryl’s house in plenty of time where final preparations were being undertaken.  After capturing these we travelled to Oakwood House, Maidstone, Kent, where the Civil Ceremony and Reception were being held.   The grounds provided wonderful opportunities for our range of family group pictures and Bride and Groom portraits.  Although it was a lovely day outside we still made use of the wonderful staircase an rooms inside this Victorian Mansion House for some different images.  After the Wedding Breakfast, Cheryl and Chris had engaged a great singer who did a good impersonation of Elvis as part of his routine and got everyone dancing early evening where we captured some entertaining moments!  This was our first visit to Oakwood House, (hopefully not too long before we visit again!) and we would like to thank all the staff for being friendly and helpful.Wedding Photo at Oakwood House, Maidstone
Wedding Photo - Oakwood House, MaidstoneWedding Photo - Oakwood House, Maidstone


An Essex Wedding Magazine

Great to see Sarah & John featured on the cover and inside this month’s ‘An Essex Wedding’ magazine. Sarah & John had a church ceremony followed by a reception at Boreham House.Essex Wedding Photographers


Wedding Photography for Michelle & Darren

We started our day at Michelle and Darren’s house with a few pictures of Michelle and her Bridesmaids and this was followed by Darren and his Groomsmen at All Saints Church, Great Horkesley, Essex, where the Ceremony was held.  Shortly after arriving at the beautiful Westwood Park, Colchester, the afternoon was interrupted by a shower but this did not dampen the relaxed afternoon.  Afternoon tea on the lawn was followed by a BBQ held down by the Italian Lake in the evening, which made for a very enjoyable and relaxed day, finishing with a lovely sunset picture.Wedding Photo at Westwood Park Colchester
Wedding Photo at Westwood Park


Wedding Photography for Sandra & Drew at The Fennes

It was a lovely warm day as we arrived at The Fennes Estate, Bocking for the Wedding of Sandra and Drew.  Whilst David was taking pictures of Drew downstairs in Fennes, I was with Sandra capturing her final preparations.  After the Ceremony the happy couple and their Guests were able to enjoy the Drinks Reception whilst the family groups were being organised.  We then took Sandra and Drew over to the Bridge at Fennes, which is a feature they wanted to utilise in their pictures.  Following the Wedding Breakfast  we had a sneak preview of their First Dance routine, which they then performed to the delight and surprise of their Guests.Wedding Photo at The Fennes
Wedding Photo at The Fennes Estate
Wedding Photo at The Fennes Estate
Wedding Photo - The Fennes Estate


Pre-Wedding Picture for Lauren & Brett

We met Brett & Lauren and Tilly, their dog, at Hatfield Forest recently for their pre-wedding picture and an opportunity to run through their Wedding details.  The weather stayed fine and we achieved some lovely pictures.  Lauren and Brett are getting married later this year at Gosfield Hall.Pre-Wedding Picture - Hatfield Forest


Family Portraits

Lily is the newest addition to the family of Leanne and James, whose Wedding we photographed at Gosfield Hall a few years ago.  Jack, who we photographed previously, decided to provide us with a challenge, which was fun, whilst Lily just watched and smiled!Family portraits - Colchester
Portraits - Colchester!


Engagement Pictures

It was nice to meet Helen and Stephen again, as the previous time was in 2009, when they booked us for their Wedding Photography.  We met at her Dad’s house for some relaxed pre-wedding pictures and are looking forward to their Wedding at Hedingham Castle in July.Wedding Photo - Hedingham Castle



We photographed Sam and Neil’s Wedding last year at Gosfield Hall, Essex, so it was a real delight to be asked to photograph the Christening of their son, William.  It was a gloriously sunny afternoon and we captured some candid pictures during the Ceremony at St Nicolas Church, Witham, followed by some family pictures afterwards.  Thank you to Sam and Neil for inviting us to join them afterwards for their celebrations.Christening Photo at St Nicholas


Baby Pictures +

Laura’s initial call was for Baby Portraits, which we were of course delighted to do, but also turned into a family and then an Engagement Portrait, followed by discussions of their Wedding!  We are happy to say we had a lovely morning, achieved some nice pictures and have booked their Wedding!Engagement Photo - Spains Hall Wedding