Pre-Wedding Photos – Alison and Steve are getting married soon at Layer Marney Tower. We met them one evening recently at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, to talk about their Wedding Day details and take a few pictures.
Childrens Portraits -We photographed Rachel and Jon’s wedding in 2010 since when they have moved to Luxembourg, so it was a delight to meet them again whilst we were photographing Emma and David’s wedding at Gosfield Hall. As Rachel and Jon’s sons were not at the wedding we made a separate appointment to photograph them and also Rachel’s sisters children at the same time. What a beautiful morning we chose! Rachel’s sister’s garden was wonderful and provided us with ample opportunities of capturing some nice Children’s Portraits in a natural environment.
Tyttenhanger Park wedding – A new Venue for us! Bridget and Chris first saw us four years ago at Rebecca and Pete’s Wedding at Spains Hall, where they were Guests, so we were delighted to be asked to photograph their summer Wedding. It was a beautiful day when we arrived at Bridget and Chris’ house for Bridget’s final bridal preparations. After capturing the details and accessories, we took a few pictures inside before stepping outside briefly for a couple more. Just as we were leaving to go to the Church, the horse and carriage arrived for Bridget, her Parents and Bridesmaids. St Thomas a Beckett Church in Northaw was the chosen Church for the marriage of Bridget and Chris. We didn’t have long to wait before Chris, his Parents, Best Man and Ushers arrived at the Church in a Limousine. After capturing a few pictures as they got out and a few traditional shots together with some Guest arrival pictures, we waited for Bridget. Once Bridget arrived she made her way into the Church for the service. Following the service, once all the guests had exited the Church, we got on with the requested pictures. With not much shade we worked as quickly as possible being an extremely hot day! Bridget and Chris then left the Church in the Horse and Carriage to go to the Reception at Tyttenhanger Park. As the Wedding Guests arrived before Bridget and Chris at Tyttenhanger Park, St Albans, they enjoyed the Drinks Reception in the superb grounds, entertained by the Harpist. We captured some lovely natural relaxed pictures of them all before Bridget and Chris arrived. The splendid grounds of Tyttenhanger Park made a superb setting as Bridget and Chris arrived. After they had socialised with their Guests for a little while, we took some fun bridal party pictures and a few pictures of Bridget and Chris around the grounds. After a big group shot it was time for the Wedding Breakfast in the Ballroom. Before the beginning of the meal Bridget’s Dad and Chris gave their Speeches. The Best Man’s speech was after the meal after which everybody went outside and enjoyed the evening sunshine. With so many fabulous photographic opportunities at Tyttenhanger Park, we were spoilt for choice as to where to go for Bridget and Chris’ pictures, so taking a reality check, we condensed our ideas down! Their Evening Guests were arriving and it was soon time for the cake cutting and First Dance. Bridget and Chris entertained their Guests with a great rehearsed First Dance. Bridget and Chris wanted a sunset picture which incorporated a quick drive in our car and they were not disappointed! A brilliant end to a brilliant day!
Thank you to Paul and Helen, the Owners of Tyttenhanger Park for making us so welcome. Rebecca and Pete, lovely to see you again!
Prested Hall Wedding Photography – It was an early start for us arriving at Anna’s Parents’ home for the preparation pictures. It was a beautiful day, and preparations were well underway. After capturing the getting ready shots, it was time for a few pictures in the garden which Anna’s Dad had worked so hard on to provide a nice backdrop. It was sunny and very humid so we took the garden pictures as quickly as we could! David and I then left to go St Nicolas Church, Witham. Chris and his Groomsmen were at the Church when we arrived and we managed to take a few pictures of them in between their duties. It wasn’t long before Anna arrived, driven to the Church by her Dad in the E-Type Jag. With all the Guests in the Church she made her way up the path and into the Church with her Dad followed by the Bridesmaids. During the service there was an almighty downpour which was quickly followed by brilliant sunshine! At the end of the Ceremony, Anna and Chris led their Guests out of the Church for some requested family photographs. Once these were finished everybody made their way to the gate for the confetti pictures, before leaving for the Reception. Anna and Chris wanted some pictures with the car along the driveway to Prested Hall, which we were happy to do. Timings were perfect, us arriving, getting set up just as they turned into the driveway. It was a great fun session with Anna and Chris also rehearsing (without music!) their dance steps for later, with us getting the fun images we wanted. Anna and Chris then joined their Guests for the Drinks Reception whilst we took a few informal pictures. A little while later as we were starting to organise the everybody picture, the rain made another appearance! The Wedding Breakfast beckoned! After the meal, we covered the Speeches, which was then followed by a second attempt at the ‘everybody’ picture with more success this time! Before the start of the evening celebrations and the arrival of their evening Guests, we took the happy couple for a short walk around the grounds of Prested Hall for a few relaxed pictures. Being a day of good but mixed weather, they ended up with a brilliant sunset picture as well as a rainbow picture! Later Anna and Chris’ s rehearsed First Dance wowed their Guests before they joined them on the dance floor. It was nice to see familiar family members again. An amazing Wedding!
Fennes Wedding Photos – Here is a message from a couple who have just received their pictures from us.
Thank you to you and Sandra from the bottom of our hearts!! The photos are amazing and everything we could of hoped for! Will be in touch when we decide but just wanted to say a quick thank you! Kind regards
Engagement photos – One evening recently we met Jenna and James for their pre-wedding pictures. After getting up to date with the details of their Wedding Day we went for a stroll along the River Walk . Jenna and James are getting married at Blake Hall soon.
Pre-Wedding Photoshoot – Victoria and Paul are getting married soon at Layer Marney Tower, Layer de la Haye. For their pre-wedding pictures we met them one morning recently at Heybridge Basin. After a coffee and a chat about their details for their Wedding we took a few pictures of them.
We were delighted to receive this Wedding Testimonial from Richard and Lucy who were married in April at The Reid Rooms:-
Dear David and Sandra,
Thank you both so much for the fantastic service you provided. From start to finish was a great experience and we are so glad we chose you as our photographers. The photos really capture how we remember the day and we love the mix of formal/informal and colour/black & white. The finished album is stunning and the parent album’s were a really nice extra. We would recommend you to anyone and wish you both well in the future.
Priory Hall Wedding Fair – We enjoyed our day yesterday displaying out wedding photography at Priory Hall Wedding Fair, where we met some lovely couples. We look forward to seeing some of you in the near future.
Our central Priory Hall Wedding photograph was of course very popular with it’s ‘Constable’ look.