Layer Marney Tower Wedding Photos for Alison & Steven

Layer Marney Tower Wedding Photos – Layer Marney Tower was the chosen Wedding Venue for Alison and Steven’s Wedding.  Both Alison & Steve were starting from Five Lakes, Crowne Plaza Resort, Colchester and we we went to see Alison.  Preparations were going well and it was busy, busy, busy!  With lots to photograph we quickly got on with the job.  Steven and his Groomsmen were downstairs, so we were able to get a couple of pictures of them before they had to leave for Layer Marney. We had a little time left for a few pictures of the girls once they were all dressed, before we also left for Layer Marney.

Essex Wedding Photographer After a few pictures of Steven and his Groomsmen they sat disappeared into the Corsellis Room out of sight before Alison arrived.  After seeing the Registrars, Alison took her Father’s arm and followed the Bridesmaids and Flowergirls into the Ceremony room.  Following the Ceremony the Alison and Steven led their Guests outside and after a few minutes they went off for a short ride whilst their Guests were served Reception drinks.Wedding Photography Layer Marney  On their return and after a few pictures with the car and the Tower, Alison and Steven walked up the path to where they were greeted by their Guests. Wedding Photographer Layer Marney Tower AfterAlison and Steven had enjoyed some social time with their Guests and we had taken a few requested family photographs, we took them for a short walk around the grounds.  It was soon time for the Wedding Breakfast in the Long Gallery.  Before the Speeches began Spencer Wood provided the entertainment as a surprise.  Following the Speeches everybody enjoyed the warm evening sunshine.  Alison and Steven’s evening Guests arrived and we took some informal pictures of them. Alison and Steven then cut their Wedding Cake prior to their First Dance.  Adam of  ‘Your Wedding Disco’  provided the light shoe, pyrotechnics and the disco for the evening.  A couple of night shots ended our coverage of a lovely day! Layer Marney Wedding It was nice to work again with Clive Maynard Toastmaster and Andrew of Crystal Clear Video.


St Albans Wedding Photographer Testimonial

St Albans Wedding Photographer Testimonial – we received this lovely note from Sophie & Steven who were married recently at St Albans Cathedral, Herts.

“To David and Sandra,

Thank you for being our photographers on our special day!

We really appreciate all that you did for us both in creating memories that will last forever.

Sophie and Steven.


St Albans wedding photographer testimonial

Pre-Wedding Portraits for Sarah-Jayne & Michael

Pre-Wedding Portraits – With a few weeks to go before their Wedding we met Sarah-Jayne and Michael for a chat about their Wedding and took a few pictures of them. Sarah-Jayne and Michael are getting married at Braxted Park in the near future.

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Wedding Photography at Layer Marney Tower for Victoria & Paul

Wedding Photography at Layer Marney – It was a beautiful day for Victoria and Paul’s Wedding at Layer Marney Tower.  First of all we arrived at where Victoria, her Parents and Deb, her Matron of Honour were getting ready. Everything was going well and Victoria was having the final touches applied to her make-up by her make-up artist Dawn Taylor

Essex Wedding Photographer Layer Marney Once everybody was ready we went outside and took a few pictures amongst the trees, before leaving to go to Layer Marney Tower, Layer de la Haye. We met Paul together with his Best Man, Richard, and took a couple of pictures before they greeted the Wedding Guests.  Victoria arrived shortly afterwards in the Layer Marney Rolls Royce and made her way up to the Corsellis Room. Wedding Photographer Layer Marney Tower Essex After the Civil Ceremony Victoria and Paul went for a short ride whilst their Guests enjoyed the Drinks Reception and  ice creams from the ice cream cart, perfect on a very warm day! We took some lovely pictures of Victoria and Paul when they arrived back from their ride in the car and walked up the path to the Tower which was bathed in sunshine.  Layer Marney Tower was open so we took a couple of pictures of the two of them there before they socialised with their Guests.  After a little while we got on with the family group pictures and Victoria and Paul’s together pictures around the grounds. Layer Marney Tower Wedding Photographer Just before the Wedding Breakfast Victoria and Paul were showered with confetti before being announced in for the Wedding Breakfast.  After the meal it was time for speeches.  It was decided as it was rather warm in the Long Gallery the Speeches were held outside.  This made for some different pictures, which added to Victoria and Paul’s Wedding Day.  Well done to Richard, the Best Man, for his Speech, all in verse! After a lovely day, a fabulous sunset!Layer Marney Tower Wedding Photographer This was followed by Victoria and Paul cutting their Wedding Cake before their First Dance. Later as a surprise to their Guests a firework display! A wonderful day!


Braxted Park Wedding Photography for Sarah & Toby

Braxted Park Wedding photography

Braxted Park Wedding photography for the Civil Ceremony and Reception for Sarah and Toby’s Wedding. Sarah and Toby wanted to have an intimate Wedding with their Family and closest friends and we were delighted to photograph their special day for them.  When we arrived at Braxted Park we made our way to the Bride’s Changing Room where Sarah, her Mother, Elaine, and her sister Danielle, the Bridesmaid, were in the final stages of getting ready.

Essex Wedding PhotographerDavid then went to meet Toby and his brother, Ben, who was the Best Man to take a few pictures of them.Braxted Park Wedding Once Sarah was ready we took a few portraits of the family and a few Bridal pictures before it was time for the Ceremony.  The Guests were seated in the Lantern Room where the Ceremony would take place. We delayed taking the photographs straight after the Ceremony due to a light shower of rain, which enabled Sarah and Toby to enjoy a drink and greet their Guests.  After a few minutes it was fine to go outside and start taking the requested group pictures.  It was a warm day and the weather held so afterwards we went down to the lake for a few pictures of Sarah and Toby together. Braxted Park wedding PhotographySarah and Toby were soon back with their guests and we arranged the confetti just before it was time for the Speeches followed by the Wedding Breakfast in the Orangery.


Gaynes Park Photographer testimonial

Gaynes Park Photographer testimonial :-

“our thanks for the most stunning storybook. A story it definitely tells!

We were both lost for words after collecting it. The drive home was spent reminiscing the day all over again. Both of our parents were also very overwhelmed by their very own matching album.

Neither of us are photogenic people but from the moment you arrived on the wedding day to minute you left, we both felt extremely comfortable and the memories that you have captured of our day are amazing. Each time we look at them we see another one we missed the last time.

We will definitely recommend you both to our friends who are getting married in the years to come.

Huge thanks again for telling our story!!

With love from Nigel and Colinda – Gaynes Park Barn February 2014″

Gaynes Park photographer testimonial

Our original blog post on Colinda and Nigel’s wedding is here.


Baby & Family Photos

We were pleased to be asked by Ian and Lucy, whose Wedding we photographed at Prested Hall, in 2010, to take some pictures of the two of them with their daughter.  Alice certainly enjoyed being in the limelight, allowing us to capture some nice images.

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Great Hallingbury Manor Wedding Photography for Michelle & Chris

Great Hallingbury Manor Wedding Photography for Michelle & Chris – Michelle and Chris chose the contemporary Great Hallingbury Manor, Bishops Stortford, for their Wedding.  Our first port of call when we arrived was where the girls were getting ready in The Bridal Suite. Excitement, laughter, fun, was evident when we saw them with all preparations going well. Wedding Dress photos Great HallingburyI stayed with the girls whilst David went off to find the guys, as they arrived.  Chris had a few pictures taken with his Watch in front of their Fire Engine, and then some with his Best Men and Ushers.  Leaving them to carry out their duties, David then returned to the girls. wedding with fire engine Michelle and her Bridesmaids were applying the final touches to their preparations and it wasn’t long before we could take a few formal pictures and a couple of bridal portraits of Michelle.  With the Guests seated for the Civil Ceremony, it was soon time for Michelle to make the short walk to the Ceremony room, which overlooked the lake. wedding ceremony great hallingbury manor The members of Chris’ Watch provided a Guard of Honour as Michelle and Chris went outside into the sunshine.  As their Guests followed them, Michelle and Chris then had a few minutes to spend with them before they were showered in confetti.   Some family pictures followed and as time was short we went straight into some fun wedding photos Essex Some great natural moments! Giving Michelle and Chris a short breather before a few of their together pictures was the right call as just before the ‘everybody’ shot, and the Wedding Breakfast we took some nice pictures of the two of them.  After the Wedding Breakfast, the Speeches began.  An unexpected heavy downpour occurred fortunately whilst the Speeches were going on and luckily by the time they finished so had the rain. natural wedding photography Herts and EssexWith the ground drier, we took Michelle and Chris over to the lake for a few pictures.  As their Evening Guests arrived, and enjoyed the warm evening air, as the sun went down, Michelle and Chris ended up with some nice evening pictures. sunset wedding photos Essex Their First Dance was a surprise to the Guests except the Bridal Party.  Michelle and Chris started off by themselves for a very very short amount of time then were joined by the Bridal Party for an incredible routine.  Well done to all of them!  After taking a few pictures of their Evening Guests, it was time for us to go. A long but such a rewarding day!