Wedding Photography Fennes for Stephanie & Raymond

Wedding Photography Fennes – We arrived early on the morning of Stephanie and Raymond’s Wedding Day at The Fennes Estate, Bocking, Essex.  Stephanie was getting ready there with her family, Bridesmaids, her Flowergirl and Pageboy, prior to her Church Wedding.  Lots of activity was going on with plenty of images to capture. With the detail pictures taken, it wasn’t long before the girls were ready for a few portraits.  Keeping an eye on the time we were able to take some nice pictures before it was time for us to leave to go to the Church.  The beautiful Thaxted Parish Church was where Stephanie and Raymond were going to be married.  It was a dry day and with the Wedding Guests arriving and walking down the path, and Raymond and his Groomsmen walking down the road and into the Church, we captured some great relaxed shots. With Ray’s posed pictures  taken, it wasn’t long before Stephanie arrived. Thaxted Church is one of our favourite churches being large and light giving us opportunities to capture moments of the service unobtrusively.  At the end of the service Stephanie and Ray exited the Church and greeted their Guests before a few close family photos.  The happy couple were then showered in confetti before leaving for Fennes.  Once at Fennes, wanting to make the most of the nice weather we took Stephanie and Ray onto the Bridge before their Guests arrived. Stephanie and Ray wanted an everybody shot in the shape of a heart, which we have done a few times before but not with so many Guests! The timing of this was important, a surprise fly-past was to follow and a massive ‘thank you’ goes to Nicola of Fennes for her help!  After the fly-past,it was time for the Wedding Breakfast, followed by the Speeches. Everybody then mingled throughout the House as evening Guests arrived.  The evening entertainment was to be held in the Banqueting Hall and when the Band was ready. Stephanie and Ray led their Guests into the room for the dancing to begin. A lovely day!

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Fennes Recommended Wedding Photographer – Testimonial

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As a Fennes recommended wedding photographer we are always pleased to hear from our Fennes’ Brides!:-

THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU so much for our beautiful wedding album, the parents books, and the extras that you included  and calendar which was a really lovely surprise and very thoughtful.

We are VERY VERY happy with the photo album it is absolutely stunning and we are in the process of showing all family and friends.

Our parents are delighted with their photo-books as well and my mother in law was already showing people in the club she goes to the Sunday afternoon after they were collected 🙂

Everybody has said what a great team you were on the day, the way you got the group shots, the way you both worked together and the amazing pictures that you have taken of our wedding.

You both worked so hard on the day and we can’t thank you enough for helping us to capture lovely memories of our special day.

We wish you both a very happy, healthy new year 2014!!

Kindest regards
Nicola & Ian

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Picture by Fennes recommended wedding photographer David & Sandra Islip.

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Wedding Photography Gosfield Hall – Amanda & Damian

Wedding Photography Gosfield Hall for Amanda and Damien – We were delighted to be asked to photograph Amanda and Damian’s Wedding at the superb Gosfield Hall. Amanda is the Principal Registration Officer in Braintree so knows and meets many photographers, so we were privileged to be chosen to photograph her Wedding.  Arriving at Gosfield Hall we went upto the Rococco Suite to meet with Amanda where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready. Things were going well. Meanwhile, David met Damian downstairs to take some pictures of him with his Best Man, Jamie. The weather was not behaving itself but it didn’t matter as Gosfield Hall is such a stunning Venue there are plenty of wonderful backdrops for some pictures inside as well as outside. It wasn’t long before Amanda was looking radiant and ready for some photographs,  before familiar faces from Braintree Registrars  as well as Chelmsford Registrars entered the Rococco Suite for checking the Registers prior to the ceremony. Damian and the Guests were seated in the Queen’s Gallery ready for the Ceremony, Amanda, who was given away by her Brother, Chris, made her way down the corridor for the Ceremony.  Afterwards, Amanada and Damian led their Guests down the staircase for the Drinks Reception.  As it was still raining outside we took a few group pictures in the Grand Salon in between some informal pictures. Amanda and Damian socialised with their Guests for a while before we took them for their pictures together.  Unfortunately the rain continued to prevent us going outside so we stayed in the dry. The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Banqueting Hall with the Speeches taking place beforehand. Later a break in the weather allowed us to take a few nightime pictures with Gosfield Hall lit up before the evening celebrations started.  The evening Guests arrived so Amanda and Damian  cut their Wedding Cake and then it was time for the First Dance. A little later and happy with what we had captured of Amanada and Damian’s lovely Wedding Day, we said our goodbyes.

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Wedding photography Gosfield Hall – Amanda and Damien


Parklands Open Day

Tomorrow, Sunday 22 February, we will be displaying our wedding books at the beautiful Parklands, Quendon Hall Open Day, from 11.0am to 4.0pm. Please call in for an informal chat and see how we can help make your wedding memories happy. We look forward to meeting there.

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Children’s Portraits

Children’s Portraits – We were delighted to be asked to photograph Lukas again by his Parents, Nina and Jon.  This time as Lukas was now two and a half, Nina and Jon wanted a collection of photos printed in a book.  After a while inside and a few pictures taken, outside we went.  Mission accomplished!

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Family Portraits

Family Portraits – It was lovely to see Jess, Martin and their son Charlie again.  We saw them last year and took some pictures and they now wanted some more up-to-date ones.  Charlie was happy enough indoors but happier outside!

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Wedding Photography Prested Hall – Helen & Matthew

For wedding photography Prested Hall is excellent and it was a beautiful day when we arrived for the Wedding of Helen and Matthew. The bridal preparations were going well with the Flowergirls, Katie and Amy enjoying watching what was going on.  Meanwhile, Guests were starting to arrive but before Matt, his Best Man, Michael, and Usher, Ricky, greeted too many, we managed to steal them away for a few pictures, not forgetting Joseph, the Pageboy.  After some relaxed informal pictures of the girls once they were ready we took a few relaxed portraits. The grounds of Prested Hall were bathed in sunshine and made a lovely backdrop for the outside Ceremony.  After the Ceremony, Helen and Matthew led their Guests to watch the release of doves before the Drinks Reception. During this time we took a few family pictures as well as capturing the relaxed atmosphere. We all had fun doing the Bridal Party pictures before we went for a walk with Helen and Matt for their pictures. Prested Hall has endless backdrops for photographs and we ended up with quite a selection!  Just before the Wedding Breakfast the happy couple were showered in confetti.  After coverage of the Speeches, the early evening entertainment was provided by the brilliant Steve Hearn, the caricaturist, of drawn4u. Once most of the evening Guests had arrived Helen threw her bouquet and we captured some fun photographs of the Hen and Stag Parties that Helen and Matt asked for.  This was followed by the cake cutting and the First Dance.  Our coverage of Helen and Matt’s lovely Wedding Day ended with pictures of them and their Guests having fun with some Sparklers.

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Wedding Photography Layer Marney – Sophie & Glen

Layer Marney Tower was the Wedding Venue for Sophie and Glen’s Wedding.  First of all we met Sophie at the Five Lakes, Crowne Plaza, Colchester, where she was staying and getting ready for her Wedding Day.  After some pictures of the accessories and Sophie, her Bridesmaids and her Mum, it was time for us to leave for Layer Marney.  The Guests who were staying at the Crowne Plaza, including Glen’s family over from New Zealand, took the Layer Marney bus to Layer Marney and as we were there before them we took a few pictures of them as they arrived.  Having time, we took Glen, his Best Man, and Ushers around by the tower for their pictures. Sophie arrived soon after in the Layer Marney Rolls Royce and made her way to see the Registrars. All the Guests were seated and it was time for the Ceremony, so Sophie entered the Corsellis Room with her Mother giving her away.  Immediately after the Ceremony, Sophie and Glen went for a ride in the car whilst their Guests were served with drinks.  On their return after a couple of pictures of them with the car, their Guests greeted Sophie and Glen as they walked up path.  In between social time for Sophie and Glen we took some family group pictures.  During the afternoon Sophie and Glen had their pictures around the grounds of Layer Marney as well as inside the Long Gallery.  Before long it was time for the Speeches.  Sophie and Glen decided to have these before the start of the Wedding Breakfast.  With a little time afterwards, this allowed for a few evening pictures before the First Dance.  Our day finished with a night picture on the steps of Layer Marney.

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Heart Wedding Show – Brentwood Centre

Thank you to Jane Ellis and her team for a great Wedding Show yesterday at the Brentwood Centre this weekend. It was nice to meet lots of  couples, take a Booking, arrange appointments and talk to other suppliers.


Wedding photographer provides 1500 images

We had a discussion with one bride this weekend who was keen to tell us that she was getting 1500 pictures from her wedding photographer and we only offered about 300.  LOL, all I can say is she must have an amazing photographer if they can produce that many unique images at a wedding ….oh did I use the word unique?  We edit ours down in numbers so our couples do not have to do that work, I guess we put in a bit more effort than some others!  Less is often more, do you want bloomers or lingerie ?