Childrens' Portraits

In between our extremely busy time during August with photographing Weddings, it made a pleasant change to do something different.  We have known the “Berrill” family for quite a few years now.  David and I photographed Victoria’s Wedding in Kelvedon in 2004 and  Lottie’s Wedding at Burgh Island, Devon in 2007.  Not only that but we have met the extended family on numerous occasions and have thoroughly enjoyed hours spent with them and their children, today was no exception!  On arrival at the family home, the door opened with the children just wanting to go outside!  The children were just being themselves playing in the natural surroundings not taking any notice of us, whilst we photographed them and caught up up with all the news!  With the Grandparents and Parents having as much fun as the children, laughter was plentiful.  We had a lovely time, with William, Alex and Matilda being such lovely children, photographing them was a pleasure and so enjoyable.childrens' portrait photographer-essex
childrens' portrait photographer-essex
childrens' portrait photographer -essex


Wedding Photography for Rachel & Garry – Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon

Rachel and Garry chose the popular Crabbs Barn for their Summer Wedding.  Rachel was getting ready in the Bridal Suite whilst Garry arrived at the front of Crabbs Barn in his classic Fiat 500. Following a few pictures of Garry with his Best Men, being such a humid day, a heavy shower interrupted proceedings but was soon over. wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn A few photographs of Rachel were taken outside the Bridal Suite before the Civil Ceremony in the Barn with their close family and friends.  During the afternoon Rachel and Garry were joined by the rest of their Guests creating a Garden party atmosphere in the warm sunshine.  We took Rachel and Garry for a few minutes during the afternoon Reception for some pictures, making sure we got a picture with their classic barn Following a BBQ, a short walk with Rachel and Garry in the soft evening light achieved some relaxed pictures, before the Speeches and Cake Cutting, which were going to take place in the grounds of Crabbs Barn. wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn Dancing and evening celebrations followed in the Barn.  Rachel and Garry had a really relaxed Wedding, just as they wanted.


Wedding Photography for Natalie & Richard – St Peter's Church, Coggeshall & Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer

It was a lovely hot day for Natalie & Richard’s Wedding Day.  Our day started at Natalie’s parents’ home where we took pictures of Natalie, her Bridesmaids and Parents in the cool Lounge, thanks to Natalie’s Mum for keeping the curtains closed until we needed to take some photographs!  St Peter’s Church looked a beautiful sight bathed in glorious sunshine and as Richard arrived at the Church, we were there to take some photographs of him and his Groomsmen before Natalie arrived. After the Church service everybody was happy to go around the side of the Church where we had spotted an area completely in the shade.  In a short space of time some family group pictures were taken with a few other pictures before Natalie and Richard walked to the Church gate to be showered in confetti!wedding-photographer-essex-st peters church-coggeshall Arriving at Smeetham Hall Barn the Guests enjoyed socialising during the Drinks Reception whilst we took Natalie and Richard for a short stroll, to get a few pictures of them.  The Bridal Party joined us shortly in front of the house for a few fun pictures. The Wedding Breakfast and Speeches followed and afterwards as the early evening light was so wonderful and not to be missed, Natalie, Richard and ourselves went for a little walk, resulting in some lovely hall barn-bulmer Day and Evening Guests enjoyed relaxing outside giving us some nice shots as well.  Natalie and Richard really wanted a sunset shot and they were not disappointed and neither were we! wedding-photographer-essex-smeetham hall barn-bulmerTheir First Dance followed and a little while after this it was time for us to leave them to enjoy the evening celebrations.


Commercial Shoot – Hats

Great to be asked by local Milliner, Sylvia Atwil, who is based in Witham, to photograph her beautiful hats and Fascinators.commercial-photographer-essex-milliner-witham


Nell'Amore Bridal Wear Consultancy, Halstead

By doing a good job over many years we have become a recommended supplier of Wedding Photography at a number of Venues, without asking,  It was a particular pleasure to be asked by a fellow Photographer if we would mind discussing our services with her son’s girlfriend, Lauren!

After a number of years in the trade Lauren opened her own bridal boutique in Halstead this year called Nell’Amore and wanted to be able to recommend an experienced high quality Photographer to compliment her services. Sandra and I visited Lauren for a chat and following a really relaxed meeting it was a delight to be asked by Lauren to provide cards and a sample Album so she could recommend us!


Nell'amore Halstead

As they say ‘life is a two way street’ and it is totally appropriate that having been to Lauren’s shop we can easily say that it has a wonderful professional atmosphere with excellent stock. Definitely worth a visit for those looking for Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaid Dresses, Jewellery, Veils, and Shoes.  Lauren is a lovely person and together with her team will make this a wonderful experience!


Wedding Photography for Susannah & Paul – St Andrew's Church, Bulmer & Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer

The Black Lion Hotel, Long Melford, was where Susannah chose to get ready for her Wedding to Paul and what a good choice it was. With the Sancerre Suite having a lovely room to take photographs in and have photographed in there before we were delighted to do so again.  After taking some detail pictures and getting ready pictures, a few pictures of Susannah were taken before leaving to go to the beautiful Church, St. Andrew’s Church, Bulmer. wedding-photographer-essex-black lion hotel-long melford Paul, his Best Men and Ushers were greeting Guests at the Church, so in between we took a few pictures of them all.  With Paul safely inside, Susannah entered the Church with her Father.  Following the service, some family group shots were taken outside the Church, before the Guests lined the way along the avenue of trees for the confetti pictures.  An unexpected shower of rain hurried this up though! On arrival at Smeetham Hall Barn, with not a rain shower in sight  everybody enjoyed socialising in the grounds.  A short walk around the grounds with Susannah and Paul followed resulting in some lovely images before the Wedding hall barn-bulmer Speeches followed and as  the sun set this allowed us a wonderful opportunity for some extra pictures for Sussanah and Paul.  First Dance photographs were superb, Susannah and Paul entertained their Guests with a wonderful rehearsed dance, before their Guests joined them on the dance hall barn-bulmer


Pre-Wedding Pictures

It was great to meet Estelle and Wayne recently for their pre-wedding pictures.  Hylands House, Chelmsford, was our meeting point and we took a few images of Estelle and Wayne around the grounds. Estelle and Wayne are getting married at The Fennes Estate, Bocking,


Pre-Wedding Pictures

We met Karla and Richard one morning in Dedham, Suffolk and had an enjoyable stroll along the river chatting as well as taking a few pre-wedding pictures.  Karla and Richard are getting married soon at Yaxley Hall,