Wedding Photography for Kelly & Tommy – The Fennes Estate

We arrived at Kelly’s parents’ house where everything was going well with the final preparations.  As it was a lovely day, when Kelly was ready we went into the garden for some pictures of Kelly, Bridesmaids and Parents. Once these were taken we made our way to Fennes where Kelly and Tommy chose to have their Wedding.  Tommy and his Groomsmen were ready to have their photographs taken, before Kelly arrived.  As the weather was really good, the Civil Ceremony was taking place outside in the Gazebo, where the Guests were seated.  Kelly arrived at Fennes and made her way to the Ceremony through the Gold Room. wedding-photographer-essex-fennesFamily group pictures, fun bridal party shots followed after the Ceremony during the Drinks Reception.  We took Kelly and Tommy for a few pictures around the grounds of Fennes in between them socialising with their Guests. wedding-photographer-essex-fennes As the Guests made their way to the Wedding Breakfast in the Pavilion, we had a little time with Kelly and Tommy for some fun relaxed photographs in the Gold Room and the front part of the Following the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches, Kelly and Tommy wanted some pictures in The Fennes Suite before their evening celebrations. First Dance and evening pictures completed our coverage of their Wedding.


Wedding Photography for Anne & Stephen – St Michael's Church, Braintree & Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon

It was a lovely hot sunny day when David and I arrived at Anne’s family home for the final bridal preparations.  Everything was running smoothly and before long Anne and her Bridesmaids were ready for some photographs in the garden.  Anne and Stephen chose to be married in the lovely St. Michael’s Church, Braintree, (a great favourite of ours – we were married there !). Stephen, his Best Man and Ushers were greeting Guests when we arrived but we were able to steal them away for a few minutes for some michaels church-braintree After the Church service, Anne, Stephen and their Guests mingled in the grounds of the Church in between the taking their family group photographs.  A special picture not to be missed was of Anne with the children from her Class at School.  Anne and Stephen made their way out of the Church though a shower of confetti for the drive to Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, for the Reception. A few Bride and Groom pictures, as well as informal images were taken at times before the Wedding Breakfast. Early evening light provides us with some of our best pictures and Anne and Stephen were keen to take advantage of our experience, so after Speeches, we created some great photographs, walking in the lane, with the long grass and the setting sun, wonderful!wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn-kelvedon
wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn-kelvedon Our night ended with pictures of evening Guests and the First Dance. A great day, thank you Anne and Stephen!


Wedding Photography for Reena & Steve – The Fennes Estate

Wow!  What an amazing day!  Not one but two Wedding Ceremonies on the day for Reena and Steve!  David and I arrived in plenty of time at Fennes, familiarising ourselves with the order of the day.  David went to find Steve and his Groomsmen, whilst I joined Reena and the Bridesmaids.  With lots going on in both camps, there was plenty to photograph. The first Ceremony was a Civil Ceremony and as it was a warm, dry and bright Summer’s day the Ceremony was held outside in the Gazebo, a perfect setting!  With the many Guests seated and with Steve awaiting his Bride, Reena made her way to the Following the Ceremony, Guests mingled in the lovely grounds of Fennes, whilst enjoying the Drinks Reception. A few pictures on the Bridge for Reena and Steve followed together with a few family group photographs.  Reena and Steve had time to enjoy talking to their Guests before a few fun bridal party pictures were taken.   It was not long before Reena and Steve left their Guests to change into traditional dress for the Hindu Ceremony.  With such an array of colour and lots going on, outside as well as inside at Fennes, and as this was our first Hindu Ceremony, our feet didn’t touch the ground!  The Mandap looked absolutely fabulous and after Steve had been welcomed by Reena’s Mum and they had taken their places, Reena entered the Mandap.essex-wedding-photographer-hindu-fennes After the Ceremony everybody went outside for some more pictures that the couple Before the Meal,  Reena changed again into an beautiful evening Sari, providing us with even more variety of pictures. Following the Starters, Speeches were made before the main meal.  After the cake cutting, and Reena and Steve’s First Dance we finished our day.  A massive thank you to Reena and Steve for including and educating us so much on their special day.  It was good to work with David of Rideout Productions yet again and thanks to the staff at Fennes as


Wedding Testimonial

It was so nice and much appreciated to receive a ‘Thank You’ from Fiona (Mother of the Bride)

Dear David & Sandra

Thank you so much for the photo book – most unexpected and very kind of you – much appreciated.  We are so thrilled with the Album – EVERYONE  remarked how beautiful and so well displayed.

Again thanks a million for being so attentive and capturing such precious moments.

Best Wishes


Sinead and Ross were married at St. Mary’s Church, Dedham, followed by a Reception at the family home a few months ago.


Pre-Wedding Pictures

Pre-wedding pictures taken recently of Victoria and Michael, who are getting married at Westwood Park, Colchester, Susannah and Paul, who are getting married at Smeetham Hall Barn, Sudbury, Laura and Mark, who are getting married at Layer Marney, park colchester
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Family Pictures

It was great meeting Laura and Chris, together with their twin daughters, Daisy and Millie.  The last time we saw them was last year for some pictures of the girls at home but today’s setting was on the beach at West Mersea with other family members, who we have met before at various Weddings and other occasions.  What a morning to meet, the weather was very kind to us, and we had an enjoyable time having fun on the mersea beacj
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'Thank You'

Thank you to everybody who visited our stand and chatted to us about their Wedding at The Heart Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre at the weekend.


Wedding Album Testimonial

We were delighted to receive this ‘Thank You’ from Laura and Jon, whose Wedding we photographed in May at Braxted Park:-

Just a little note to say a huge thankyou for our wedding album.  We absolutely love it and are so thrilled with all the pictures and the way they have been put park


Wedding Photography for Lisa & Nicholas – Holy Family Roman Catholic Church & Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon

We arrived at Lisa and Nicholas’ home to a hive of activity, with Bridesmaids, Flowergirls and Pageboys getting dressed for the big day!  All was going well, although as always the last hour of preparations goes twice as quick. Whilst Lisa was getting ready we were able to take some pictures of all the attendants outside, followed by a few pictures of Lisa.   Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Witham was Lisa and Nick’s choice of where to be married and what a lovely Church it is!  Nick and his Groomsmen were at the Church greeting Guests, so after a couple of pictures, Lisa arrived ready for the service. wedding-photographer-essex-holy family church-witham After the service with clouds threatening we took a few requested family photographs outside the Church and left to go to Crabbs Barn for the Reception.  Despite a rain shower we were able to go outside at Crabbs Barn for their pictures.  Brandon and Isabelle, Lisa and Nick’s children, enjoyed being outside and provided us with some relaxed shots, as did the Wedding Guests.  After covering the Speeches after the Wedding Breakfast we were able to take Lisa and Nick for some bridal portraits, finishing with some evening photographs. wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn