Pre-Wedding Pictures

Marisa and Jamie are getting married soon at Prested Hall, Kelvedon, so it was nice to meet them again before their Wedding.  After discussing their final plans, we went for a short walk in the early evening sun to take their pictures.  wedding-photographer-essex-pre-wedding pictures


Pre-Wedding Pictures

A pre-wedding meeting and pictures with a difference!  Patrick is a fellow Professional Photographer, who we know very well, and this would be the second time he would be photographed by us!  The first time was when he was an Usher at his friend’s Wedding which we photographed three years ago.  It was a beautiful afternoon when we met them to discuss the final details of their Wedding Day.  Deciding to go to the Church first to have a look around also provided us with the opportunity of taking a few pictures of Patrick and Ania in the field opposite and achieving some lovely pictures


Wedding Photography for Alison & Mike – Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon

We first met Alison when she was a stable girl to the horse owned by Sam, whose Wedding we photographed a number of years ago.  Such a lovely surprise when Alison contacted us to come and see us and book us to photograph her Wedding!  Whilst on our way to the wedding we had an unexpected call from Mike to say that Alison was running late in getting to Crabbs Barn due to Mike  having organised a car to pick Alison and her Family up from the family home and take them to Crabbs Barn. Once Alison arrived she went to the bridal suite to put the finishing touches to the hair and make up . Meanwhile, the men were ready so we took a few pictures of them before they greeted the arrival of the first Guests of the With Alison ready shortly afterwards we took a few pictures in the  Bridal Suite and a few more outside in the warm sunshine.  The Civil Ceremony was held in the Barn and after this Alison and Mike led their Guests outside to enjoy the Drinks Reception. Before the requested Group pictures we captured some nice images of the Guests enjoying the day.  With the fun Bridal Party pictures and some Bride and Groom together pictures taken, it was time for the Receiving Line and Wedding Breakfast.  Later on,with good evening light, some lovely images were taken of Alison and Mike around Crabbs Barn before the First Dance. wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs-barn-kelvedon Catching up finally with Sam, Martin and their Family was brilliant, it has been a few years since we last saw them. After some evening Guest pictures and a sunset picture, it was time for us to


Here In Your Heart

In trying to keep our pictures fresh, we are always looking for alternative views, sometimes they have been seen before and occasionally we find something unique!

In preparing for David’s Fellowship panel, the advice was, if possible, not to enter any of the pictures in competitions or use the pictures on our website, as when they get copied by other Photographers they start to lose their impact!

As far as we are aware this location and framing has not been used by anyone else previously, although that will undoubtedly soon change – this is where you saw it first!

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Here In Your Heart


Wedding Photography for Cara & Ben – The Essex Barn at The White Hart, Great Yeldham

Cara was busy with her final preparations when we arrived at her home, which we captured before leaving to go to St Nicolas Church, Witham for the Church service. Guests were arriving but we were able to take squeeze in a few pictures of Ben with his Best Men and Ushers before Cara arrived.  Following the Ceremony and a few family group pictures in the Churchyard Cara and Ben were showered in confetti at the gate, before leaving for The White Hart at Great Yeldham. wedding-photographer-essex-st-nicolas church-witham Whilst all the Guests were arriving, Cara and Ben wanted to get their together pictures taken  in the grounds, before mingling with their Guests in the Drinks white-hart-great-yeldham Later after a discussion with Hayley, the Wedding Co-Ordinator, we decided the best time to do the ‘everybody’ shot was when the Guests moved between the Drinks Reception and the Wedding Breakfast.  After the Wedding Breakfast we captured the expressions of the Speeches before Guests exited the Barn to enjoy the evening sun.  This was an opportunity to complete the pictures of the white hart-great yeldham Our finishing pictures were of Cara and Ben dancing the night away.


Professional Equipment?

We have recently been in conversation with a photographer who said that they refused to go outside in the rain at a wedding at wedding because his equipment would get wet – If it’s raining we of course prefer not to get wet but it’s hazard of wedding photography that we live with! We also use Nikon Professional cameras and lenses which are weather sealed. Enough said?


Wedding Photography for Sally & Lee – Parklands, Quendon Hall

It was a beautiful day when we arrived at Parklands, Quendon Hall, for the Wedding of Sally and Lee.  The girls were getting ready and whilst I stayed with the girls, David went off to meet with the boys.  Having taken a few pictures of Lee, his Best Man and Ushers in the grounds of Parklands, the girls portraits were taken in the preparation rooms.  Sally and Lee chose to have an indoor Civil Ceremony and afterwards led their Guests outside for the Drinks Reception where they socialised for a little while before we got on with the requested family pictures and fun bridal party pictures.   We left the Guests to enjoy the sunshine whilst Sally and Lee joined us for a short stroll around Parklands.  With some nice pictures captured by the Lake and some walking shots it was time to go back. wedding-photographer-essex-parklands-quendon-hallWith some lovely evening light after the Wedding Breakfast, we took  Sally and Lee for a few more pictures which they wanted around Parklands, before the Evening Reception and their First Dance together, which were more than happy to do!


The sunset put on a good display for us of coloured sky and Sally and Lee were delighted to be photographed with and that is where our coverage of their Wedding Day ended. wedding-photographer-essex-parklands-quendon-hall


Wedding Photography for Dominique & Lea – Butley Priory, Woodbridge

Dominique and Lea chose the picturesque setting of Butley Priory as the venue for their Wedding.  When we entered the House, the first person we met happened to be Sarah, whose Wedding we photographed at The Fennes in 2011!  Hearing lots of excitement from upstairs we followed the trail!  Plenty of  space helped our job of taking the details and accessories shots, as well as capturing the events of getting ready. Once Lea had arrived with his Best Man, Michael, we took a few shots of them outside.  wedding-photographer-suffolk-butley-priory Once Dominque was ready we took the pictures of her in the room she was getting ready in before moving to the Bridal Suite and onto the landing for some family pictures. Before long it was time for Dominique to make her way down the wonderful staircase for the Ceremony.  Domique and Lea wanted an intimate Ceremony surrounded by their Family and a few of their closest friends.  After the Ceremony the Guests followed Dominique and Lee outside for a couple of confetti pictures, a few family pictures and a couple of fun Bridal Party pictures.   Everybody then enjoyed tthe Drinks Reception back in the House as it was a little chilly outdoors, this gave us the opportunity to take some informal shots while the guests relaxed. A little while later, we took Dominque and Lea for a few pictures around Butley Priory, both inside and out, with some lovely results!wedding-photographer-suffolk-butley-priory
The Speeches were before the Wedding Breakfast and we captured some great images of everybody enjoying them.  The sun’s first appearance of the day came in the early evening and grabbing the opportunity we took Dominique and Lea into the grounds around the back of Butley Evening Guests arrived for the Evening celebrations which were held in the Marquee and where we eventually caught up with Emily and Chris, whose Wedding we photographed at Braxted Park in 2007. Later, following cake cutting and the First Dance, some pictures of their evening Guests, it was time for us to leave.  A lovely day!


Wedding Photography for Jo & Doug – Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon

Jo and Doug chose the lovely Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon for their Wedding. Our first point of call when we arrived at Crabbs Barn was the Bridal suite where Jo was getting ready.  It was lovely to see Jo’s hairdresser, Sarah, (whose wedding we photographed in November 2011, at Prested Hall, Kelvedon) but as she was working the talk would be later on! Meanwhile, Doug and his Attendants had some pictures taken before their Guests arrived.  Having photographed Jo’s accessories and details we stepped outside for some pictures of Jo, her  Parents, Bridesmaid and Pageboys, as it was dry and bright although the clouds looked threatening.  The rain started on cue as we finished the pictures, thanks to Paul and Jack for being in the right place at the right time with the brollies!  As Jo was seeing the Registrars the rain turned to hailstones!!   Following the Civil Ceremony, the sun was out as Jo and Doug greeted their Guests during the Drinks Reception and we captured some nice informal pictures before taking the family group pictures.  We stole Jo and Doug away for a few pictures around Crabbs Barn before the Wedding Breakfast. wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn-kelvedon Coverage of Speeches followed before everybody exited the barn so it could be turned around for the eveining Reception.  With some nice evening light we took Jo and Doug for a couple of pictures at some different spots around Crabbs Barn ending in a sunset
wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn-kelvedon It was nice to see some familar faces at this Wedding and catch up during the evening.  Following some pictures of their Evening Guests and pictures of their First Dance our day ended.