Wedding Photography at Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, for Rhian and Steve

We were delighted to be asked to do the Wedding Photography for Rhian and Steve in the Cotwolds recently.  Steve is a very good school friend of David’s and to be asked initially as Guests before we were asked to be the Professional Photographers, it was a pleasure to be part of their Wedding Day.  The early mist was beginning to disappear, giving us sunshine, as we arrived at Rhian’s house for a few pictures before leaving to go to the beautiful Westonbirt Arboretum. The Great Oak Hall was where the Civil Ceremony took place and we were spoilt for choice with where to photograph afterwards. This picturesque setting made for some nice photographs of Rhian and Steve before going the short distance to their Wedding Reception at the Hare & Hounds Hotel, Tetbury.  This wonderful Country House Hotel provided us many opportunities of photographs inside and out.  Following the Speeches there was a short interval before the evening celebrations started.Westonbirt
Westonbirt
Westonbirt

 
 
 

Prested Hall Wedding Fair

Our next wedding fair is at Prested Hall on 29th April 2012. Alternatively, make an appointment to visit us to discuss your wedding if you can not wait that long!

Prested Hall Essex

Winter scene at Prested Hall

 
 
 

Old Bramstonians FC

Great respect can be learnt trying to photograph a different discipline! Many will tell you weddings are like  ‘sports action’ however, trying my hand at football photography yesterday (admittedly with an older camera) certainly exposes the challenges. Weddings in general all take place in a fairly small area, football can be anywhere on the pitch and whilst you are looking at the action in the viewfinder the ball suddenly is somewhere else!! I have great respect for sports photographers!

Pictures are of Old Bramstonians, a Witham based team that we sponsor, playing at Stevens Road, Witham.

 
 
 

Essex Wedding Photographer success in Las Vegas!

Delighted to have been awarded another TWO Awards of Excellence from the International Print Competition at WPPI Convention, Las Vegas!   A big thank you to Jenny & Michael and Sam & Mike for helping in making these photographs happen.

Priory Hall Hadleigh Suffolk

Jenny & Michael at Priory Hall

Crabbs Barn Kelvedon Essex

Sam & Mike at Crabbs Barn

 
 
 

Children's Portraits 'Thank you'

It was lovely to receive these kind words from Stuart and Jenny:-

Dear David & Sandra

We just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful photos of Lois and Zoe! As always the photos are amazing and we are really pleased with them!

Thank you for all your time and hard work!

Kind regardsChildren's Portrait Photo - Essex

 
 
 

Styles of Photography

Styles of Photography available in the wedding photography market:-

Standard – Lots of group pictures and straight forward often unflattering Bride & Groom pictures.

Classical – carefully arranged formal pictures making everyone look their best before the picture is taken. You and you guests may need patience.

Reportage – capture the action without interfering with the couples day (often now called ‘Documentary’ as Reportage sometimes has a poor reputation). When we see great examples of ‘Documentary’ wedding photography it is often because the couple have been coached before the day in what is expected!

Lifestyle – lots of Photoshop to mess up the colours and give the pictures a ‘modern’ look. Couples in natural (not always flattering) poses.

We like to think of our Wedding Photography as contemporary Story telling. We are happy to capture real action if it looks good but we are also happy to encourage ‘moments’ to happen! Family groups and Classical pictures are usually required but do not have to take the whole day and we work in a fairly informal way. By photographing our couples at some point during their Engagement they are generally more relaxed on the big day and understand how we would like them to stand to make them look their best. Why not contact us and see what a whole wedding looks like?

 
 
 

Wedding Photography for Natalie & Wayne – Parklands, Quendon Hall

It was a lovely day in February, for the Wedding of Natalie and Wayne at Parklands, Quendon Hall. Natalie was just having the final touches applied to her make-up, when we arrived, which worked well for us as we photographed this as well as the detail shots. As the Men were getting ready at Parklands as well, David went and captured the laughter there.  Natalie then moved to one of the other rooms for her photographs where we captured some lovely images. Following the Civil Ceremony, Natalie, Wayne and their Guests enjoyed a Drinks Reception in the grounds of Parklands in the warm sunshine. A few family photographs were followed by a short break for the couple, then we took Natalie and Wayne for a short walk around the superb grounds of Parklands, for their pictures, where there are so many opportunities, without taking too much time.  The Pavilion was the setting for Natalie and Wayne’s evening celebrations, and after taking some First Dance pictures  we left them to finish enjoying their Wedding Day.  It was nice to meet Richard of ‘Your Perfect Day’ Video and look forward to working with him again during the year. You can view the video trailer hereWedding Photo - Parklands, Quendon Hall
Wedding Photo - Parklands, Quendon Hall
Wedding Photo - Parklands, Quendon Hall

 
 
 

Children's Portraits

It was lovely to see Kathryn and Collin again, with their two children, William and Luke, for some portraits.  After catching up, having a coffee, and allowing the children time to play, in no time at all we captured some lovely pictures.  We photographed Kathryn and Collin’s Wedding in 2006.Children's Portrait Photograph - Essex
Portrait Photo - Essex

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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