Wedding Photography for Victoria & Michael – St Leonard's Church, Lexden & Westwood Park, Colchester

When we arrived at Victoria’s Parents’ house, preparations were in full swing, everything going well, lots of details and action for us to capture.  Mum and Dad’s garden was spectacular and even though it was very hot with the sun shining, we all wanted to take some pictures in the wonderful With images captured, it was time for us to leave for St Leonard’s Church, Lexden.  Michael, his Best Man and Ushers were greeting Guests when we arrived and in between arrivals we managed to get some pictures of them all.  Not long afterwards, Victoria arrived at the Church with her Father and they made their way into the Church.  Fortunately, we were able to photograph from the Balcony in this lovely Church, capturing some lovely images. wedding-photographer-essex-st leonard's church-lexden Some family group pictures were taken after the service, before going to Westwood Park.  With many of the big group pictures being taken at the Church, Victoria and Michael had plenty of time to socialise at Westwood Park.  Fun Bridal Party pictures happened during the afternoon as well as some Bride and Groom portraits around the beautiful grounds.  With endless photographic opportunities, it was really nice that Victoria and Michael wanted to take park-colchester After the ‘Everybody’ picture by the Lake it was time for the Wedding Breakfast, followed by the Speeches. With timings working out well, and as the sun was going down, a few extra pictures were taken of Victoria and park-colchester Evening Guests arrived before the First Dance and not long afterwards we left them all to the celebrations.


Wedding 'Thank You'

We were very happy to receive a lovely ‘Thank You’ recently from Colin and Rebecca, who were married in August at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, Essex.

To David and Sandra

This is just a little note to say Thank You so much for the amazing service you both provided, not only on our Wedding Day but also before and after our special day.

We are so happy with the photos you have taken and are so proud to show them off to our friends and family!  We can’t wait to see the final album.

You are both very easy people to work with and we are so happy that we chose you as it made our day that little bit more special.

We will definitely be recommending you in the future.

Love Colin & Rebeccawedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn


Wedding Photography for Nerys & Chris – Parklands, Quendon Hall

What a beautiful day Nerys and Chris chose for their Wedding at Parklands, on the Essex and Hertfordshire border! As we arrived, the men were finishing their preparations downstairs in the house whilst Nerys was upstairs, about to move rooms to get dressed and have some pictures taken. wedding-photographer-essex-parklands Having plenty of time and being in the splendid ‘red room’ (room l) we were very happy!  Following the Civil Ceremony, everybody went outside to enjoy a Drinks Reception in the warm sunshine.  Nerys and Chris requested some group pictures which we arranged whilst the Guests enjoyed playing the garden games, which provided laughter and fun, and some amusing pictures!  Leaving the Guests for a little while ,Nerys, Chris and ourselves went for a short time around the grounds of
wedding-photographer-essex-parklands The Wedding Breakfast and Speeches followed, before the evening celebrations.  Nerys and Chris wowed their Guests with a fantastic rehearsed First Dance routine and we said goodbye to them after taking a couple of pictures outside the front of Parklands.


Wedding Photography for Karen & Gary – Prested Hall, Feering

It was a cloudy but dry start to Karen and Gary’s Wedding Day when we arrived at Prested Hall, Feering.  Karen and her Bridesmaids were getting ready upstairs and after photographing some detail pictures and capturing preparations, some formal photographs of them all were taken.  David took Gary and his Groomsmen for their pictures in the grounds before the Civil Ceremony.  The Oak Room at Prested Hall was where the Civil Ceremony took place and this was followed by Karen and Gary greeting their Guests during the Drinks reception.  With the weather not playing ball at this time, everybody socialised inside, waiting for the shower of rain to pass.  The sun came out, making for some nice relaxed pictures outside and allowed us to take a leisurely stroll around Prested Hall for some pictures of Karen and Gary. wedding-photographer-essex-prested hall Following the Wedding Breakfast and coverage of the Speeches Karen and Gary took a few moments to enjoy an early evening stroll around the grounds which enabled us to captures some relaxed picures, finishing in a nice sunset hall
wedding-photographer-essex-prested hall Cake and First Dance followed with some pictures of their Evening Guests and a picture of Karen and Gary in the oak beamed main room, before the end of the day for us.


Merry Christmas

Wishing all our clients, friends and regular readers a very merry Christmas!

Still some more wedding blogs to  catch up on, they will get here, sorry if you are waiting for yours we have been very busy with weddings, including Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas,

David & Sandra


Family Photographs

It was nice to see Hale, Giles and Adam again and to meet Anna for the first time.  Hale and Giles were married a few years ago at The Room at the Rodings and we had the pleasure of photographing their Wedding. In 2010 we took some family pictures of Hale, Giles and Adam and they now wanted a few of Anna on her own as well as with them.  family portrait photographer-essex


Wedding Testimonial

We were delighted to receive this “Thank you” from Matt and Zoe, who were married in July this year at the Reid Rooms, Margaret Roding:-

David and Sandra

Thank you to you both for being such awesome photographers on our special day!

The photos are absolutely gorgeous and captured how beautiful our day was!

Lots of rooms

Matt and Zoe


Wedding Photography for Laura & Mark – West Mersea Church & Layer Marney Tower

It was a lovely day when we arrived at Laura’s family home for the bridal preparations. With lots going on there was plenty to photograph including pictures of the girls with the Camper Vans, before leaving to go to St Peter & St Paul’s Church,West Mersea.  Following the Church Service, we took some requested family group pictures as well as a couple of pictures of Laura and Mark.  Layer Marney Tower was was the venue chosen for the Reception by Laura and Mark and as always proved to be a good choice.  Unbeknown to Mark, his Classic Ford Escort Rally car was at Layer Marney, a surprise by  one of his brothers who had restored it for him! wedding-photographer-essex-layer marney tower A Drinks Reception was held in the grounds,whilst we created some relaxed bridal party pictures together with a few portraits of Laura and Mark around Layer Marney, including the Lake and marney tower Speeches followed the Wedding Breakfast, before a couple of evening sunset pictures of Laura and Mark before their First Dance, which is where we took our marney tower


Wedding Photography for Alison & Nathan – Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon

It was our first visit to Jepcracks Barn, Great Totham, which is where Alison and her family were getting ready and we were very impressed.  With the converted barn being so light, it made for some nice images.  Everything was running well and being happy with what we had captured we left to go to Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon.  On arrival, Guests who had arrived, were enjoying the sunshine in the grounds of Crabbs Barn. It was nice to see some familar faces again, seen at previous Weddings.  After taking a few pictures of Nathan and his Best Men, and with Nathan safely inside the Barn, Alison arrived with her Father and Bridesmaids.  Following the Civil Ceremony, everyone enjoyed the Drinks Reception, in between some requested family pictures. During the afternoon a few fun Bridal Party pictures were taken and a few Bride and Groom portraits around Crabbs barn kelvedon
wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn kelvedon Speeches followed the Wedding Breakfast in the Barn, followed by everyone exiting the Barn enjoying the early evening warmth.  We took Alison and Nathan down the lane beside the Barn for a short while and captured some lovely shots, including some wonderful sunset pictures, thank you Alison and Nathan! wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn Evening Guests arrived before the First Dance and shortly afterwards it was time for us to leave.


Wedding Photography for Rebecca & Colin – St. Peter's Church, Boxted & Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon

Our day started at Rebecca’s Parents’ house with some pictures of Rebecca, together with her Parents, Bridesmaids, and James the Pageboy,who is Rebecca and Colin’s son.  All was running smoothly and some lovely images were taken.  We then made our way to St. Peter’s Church, Boxted, to take a few pictures of Colin, Best Man and Ushers, before Rebecca arrived.  The weather forecast for the rest of the day was not looking very good at all so we all decided to take the majority of the group pictures outside the Church, after the service, before the rain clouds that were lurking in the distance arrived!  What a good call that was as by the time we reached Crabbs Barn, the heavens had opened!  Whilst the Guests had the Drinks Reception, we took Rebecca and Colin for a few Bride and Groom portraits in the barn Following the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches, and as the rain had stopped, Rebecca, Colin, David and I went for a short stroll around Crabbs Barn for a few extra pictures before the evening barn First Dance pictures and informal pictures of Rebecca and Colin’s evening Guests were taken before we left them to enjoy the remainder of their special barn