Prested Hall Wedding Fair

Wow! What a really good Wedding Fair it was at Prested Hall, Kelvedon, today!  A massive thank you to the staff at Prested Hall and to everyone who attended despite the rain!  We thoroughly enjoyed talking to prospective Bride and Grooms, who came and spent time talking to us, and to cap a very successful Wedding Fair we finished the day with bookings and appointments to see people.


Pre-Wedding Pictures for Georgina and Thomas

It was a chilly but dry afternoon when we met Georgina and Tom for their pre-Wedding pictures at Georgina’s family home.  After discussing final details of their Wedding we took a stroll around the farm, where we were spoilt for choice of where we took photographs of Georgina and Tom.  We had a fun time and are looking forward to their Wedding soon.


Pre-Wedding picture


London & Essex Photographers

London & Essex Photographers group meet monthly to educate our members. This month we had the pleasure of seeing a demonstration of lighting and posing by renowned glamour photographer Brian Brown, from Dover, Kent, with his beautiful model Karolina.London-and-Essex


English Toastmasters Association

It was a privilege to be invited to join the English Toastmasters Association for their St Georges Day meeting at the County Hotel, Chelmsford, Essex. The meeting was for networking, training and helps promote working as a team when we are working together on a Wedding or Event.

Thank you to Dave Court who managed to surprise me with a Diplome de Sabreur – which in reality is taking the top off a champage bottle with a sword. Great fun! Thanks to Kevin Pengelly for photographing the moment.



Wedding Photography Article, Daily Mail today

Interesting Article on page 3 of the Daily Mail today regarding what they refer to “Are these the worst wedding photos ever taken?” The answer to that is an easy no – we have seen worse! Having said that they are definitely not shining examples of professionalism or editing!  If a picture is that far out of focus or is a completely missed shot (yes it happens) then the photographer should not have shown those to the client.

Sadly, the paper does not seem to have asked either of the main bodies for Professional Photographers the MPA or BIPP for an opinion.

Of course we only know what The Mail tells us which can only be part of the story and of course they do have a slightly old fashioned opinion because the couple do not HAVE to stand next to each other in every shot – having said that those pictures are still no better!

I would like to know why the couple who put so much importance on their pictures seem to have done so little reasearch on the qualities of their Photographer! At £750 I guess the photographer was what we refer to as a ‘weekend warrior’, ie somebody doing weddings to earn a bit on the side but not their full-time job. They probably only had basic training and I can only imagine were unqualified.

As Members of the MPA or BIPP we work within a code of conduct, have had our work assessed and are seeking even higher Qualifications.

If your Wedding Photography is important please check out carefully the Qualifications, Awards and Testimonials of your Photographer (and if you like them as people!)- there is a Victorian saying which roughly goes; “better to have paid too much than not enough. When you pay too much you risk losing a little money, when you pay too little you risk losing everything, if what you bought was not capable of doing what you wanted”


Wedding Photography for Claire & James at Gosfield Hall, Essex

It was a beautifully warm, bright, sunny day for Claire and James’ Wedding Day at Gosfield Hall. Claire and her Bridesmaids were getting ready in The Queens Apartments, which made for some lovely photographs, whilst James and his Best Man and Ushers were getting ready in The Kings RoomsApartments.  Following the Civil Ceremony, Claire, James and their Guests went outside to enjoy the Drinks Reception, allowing us to capture the relaxed atmosphere of the day.  A few requested family photographs were taken after a little while, followed by another break for everyone. With so many photographic opportunities provided at Gosfield Hall, we try to use a variety of them throughout the day.  We took a short walk around Gosfield Hall with Claire and James for their Bridal Portraits before finishing with some fun Bridal Party and confetti pictures.  Following the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches and some evening pictures of Claire and James we covered the First Dance and a few informal pictures before leaving them to continue the end of their special day.Wedding Photo - Gosfield Hall, Essex
Wedding Photo - Gosfield Hall, Essex
Sunset photo - Gosfield Hall, Essex


Pre-Wedding Pictures

We met Laura and Shane at Danbury Park for a few pre-wedding pictures before their Wedding Day later in the year at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, Essex.  Despite it being a little chilly, we all enjoyed a walk around the park and took some lovely photographs.Pre-Wedding Photo - Crabbs Barn Wedding


Pre-Wedding Pictures for Rebecca & Lee

It was good to meet Rebecca and Lee again and talk about their final plans for their forthcoming Wedding at Crabbs Barn.  After chatting and a coffee we took a few pictures of Rebecca and Lee together with their son James.Pre-Wedding Photo - Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon