Wedding Photography for Nina & Steve – Kings Oak Hotel, High Beach, Epping

It was a very hot day when we arrived at the Premier Inn where Nina was getting ready for her Wedding.  Fortunately, we found a shady area outside in the grounds for a few pictures once Nina, her Bridesmaids and Family were ready.  Leaving them a short while later we met Steve at The Kings Oak Hotel, High Beach.  With the beautiful Epping Forest all around us we had plenty of nice areas to take some pictures of Steve and his Best Men before the arrival of the Guests.  Following the Civil Ceremony everybody enjoyed the Drinks Reception before we took a few requested family group pictures under the shade of the trees in the Forest. wedding-photographer-essex-kings-oak-hotel-high-beach Once the Guests returned to the Drinks Reception we kept Nina and Steve for a few portraits of them together before we returned and captured some informal pictures.wedding-photographer-essex-epping-forest After the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches by Steve, the Best Men and Nina, there was time to enjoy the evening sunshine around the Hotel.  Keeping a watchful eye on the evening sun as it was going down and trying to anticipate when we should let Nina and Steve know when the best time would be for their sunset pictures, was well worth it, as we achieved some lovely results. wedding-photographer-essex-epping-forest Some First Dance pictures and some informal pictures of Nina and Steve’s evening Guests ended our day.

 
 
 

Witham in Bloom 2013

We were delighted to be asked to photograph the presentation of the Children’s and School’s Awards by the Witham in Bloom Conservation Group, which was held at the Maltings Academy recently.commercial-photographer-essex-witham-in-bloom-2013

 
 
 

Family Pictures

It was lovely to see Helen and Stephen again, the last time being at their Wedding at Hedingham Castle in 2011.  Helen and Stephen had asked us to take some family pictures in the garden of their family home and lucky for us the morning we chose to do this the weather was kind to us.  Family-Portrait-Photographer-Essex

 
 
 

Baby & Family Photographs

It was a pleasure to take some baby and family photographs of Claire, Tim and Noah recently.  We photographed Claire and Tim’s Wedding at The Fennes Estate in 2011, and now we were delighted to meet Noah for the first time at 11 days old!  Claire and Tim wanted some natural pictures of them with Noah as well as some of him on his own.  Noah was so good, some lovely pictures and an enjoyable morning!family-portrait-photographers-essex

 
 
 

Mayor's Portrait

We had the pleasure of photographing Corinne Thompson, the Town Mayor of Witham, recently.commercial-photographer-essex-witham town mayor

 
 
 

Wedding Photography for Eilidh & Ben – Butley Priory, Woodbridge

It was an early arrival for the start of our Wedding Photography for Eilidh & Ben’s Wedding.  Eilidh was staying at the Country Lodges at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, with members of her family who had come down from Scotland for the Wedding.  It was our first visit to the Lodges and we must say we were very impressed, contemporary, spacious and light inside with balcolnies to compliment.  With final bridal preparations taking place, it was all systems go with us taking a few detail shots and just having time for a few portraits of Eilidh, Bridesmaids and Parents, before  we left to go to St. George’s Church, Great Bromley, for the Service.  As the Flowergirls had arrived at the Church, we took a couple of pictures of them as well as capturing Ben with his ‘Beetle’! wedding-photographer-essex-st-george's-church-great-bromley With the beautiful colour scheme Eilidh and Ben had chosen, a glorious day, a Piper leading Eilidh and her Father from the Lych gate into the Church, lovely pictures! After a few family photographs, it was time for the confetti pictures and to make our way to Butley Priory, Woodbridge. The Priory looked a picture in the mid-afternoon sun especially decorated with bunting in the vintage theme the couple had chosen.  Eilidh, Ben and the Bridal party arrived in Camper Vans which made for some fun shots.wedding-photographer-essex-butley-priory-woodbridge Everybody enjoyed the cream tea and had a relaxing time socialising as David and I photographed the many accessories and details that Eilidh and Ben had made.  Afterwards, we used the coolness of the Priory for a few pictures of Eilidh and Ben. Once the Wedding Breakfast had finished Eilidh and Ben wanted a couple of pictures in the Bridal Suite and in the early evening sun around the grounds before the evening Reception, which was held in the Marquee.wedding-photographer-essex-butley-priory-woodbridge-suffolk With Eilidh and Ben’s first dance completed and a few informal pictures of  the evening guests we squeezed in a concluding evening picture of the happy couple before departing.

 
 
 

Family Pictures

It was lovely to see Gemma and Michael, whose Wedding we photographed in 2010, at Parklands, Quendon Hall.  With Gemma expecting another baby very soon , Gemma and Michael wanted a few pictures with their son Ethan before the new arrival.  An enjoyable time and mission accomplished!family-portrait-photographer-essex

 
 
 

Pre-Wedding Pictures

We met Toni and Russell for their pre-wedding pictures and a chat about their Wedding, which is soon at Layer Marney Tower, Colchester.wedding-photographer-essex-pre-wedding pictures

 
 
 

Wedding Photography for Jo and Lee – Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon

It was a glorious day when we arrived at Jo’s house for the final bridal preparations.  Lots of excitement coupled with lots of things going on but it was all was running smoothly.  A patch of shade in the garden allowed us to take the portraits pictures of Jo, her Parents and Bridesmaids before leaving to go to Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon.  With a few pictures of Lee and his Groomsmen taken, it wasn’t long before Jo arrived.  After the Civil Ceremony Jo and Lee went for a short car ride before returning to join their Guests who were enjoying the Drinks Reception.  With the blue sky, warm sunshine, Crabbs Barn looked wonderful and was enjoyed by everybody.  Making sure Jo and Lee had time to be with their Guests in between we took some family photographs, and fun bridal party shots. wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs-barn Just before the Wedding Breakfast we whisked Jo and Lee away from everybody for a few pictures of just the two of them.wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs barn Following the Wedding Breakfast and coverage of the Speeches the happy couple and their guests relaxed in warm sunshine in the grounds.  With lots of laughter, some relaxed informal pictures were taken before Jo and Lee’s pictures in the evening light.  Good fun, nice images, taken prior to their First Dance. wedding-photographer-essex-crabbs-barn Shortly afterwards we left them to continue their celebrations.

 
 
 

Sister Sax

At one of our Weddings recently we heard a great performance from Sister Sax (www.sistersax.co.uk) .

Definately worth a look if you want some relaxing live music at your reception!Sister Sax live music

 
 
 

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