Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding

We recently photographed a Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding for Sasha & Neil – this is their first comment!

“We LOVE the photos, what an amazing job you have done!! Still can’t believe the great weather we had as well. Looking forward to showing our friends and family!!”

Full wedding blog and more pictures coming soon!

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding



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‘A Very Merry Christmas’

David & Sandra


Wedding Photographs Fennes for Kristen & Andrew

Wedding Photographs Fennes – The popular friendly Wedding Venue, The Fennes near Braintree, Essex, was Kristen and Andrew’s  choice for their Wedding Day. Arriving at Fennes, Kristen was busily getting ready upstairs with the Bridesmaids and Flowergirls.  Preparations were going well, so with keeping an eye on developments together with taking some detail pictures, it was busy! David sought out the men who were almost ready and when they were, there was time for some pictures to be taken.  For a change David took Andrew, with his Best Man, Andy, out the back of Fennes for their pictures, even though it was raining.  
wedding photographs FennePleased with the results they returned to the house.  Meanwhile, Kristen was in the final stages of getting dressed and soon ready for some pictures.  wedding photos fennes Essex

Equally some lovely pictures captured of Kristen and the girls. In no time at all it was time for the Wedding Ceremony.  With the Guests seated the Flowergirls led the way into the Pavilion followed by the Bridesmaids and Kristin escorted by her Father. Following the Ceremony, Kristen and Andrew led their Guests to the front of Fennes for the Drinks Reception.

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Unable to go outside at that particular time due to the continuing rain, the Wedding Guests made themselves comfortable in  the rooms in Fennes, leaving us the Gold Room to take some pictures of the happy couple.  A short while after the rain stopped, we all went outside for a few pictures, making good use of the steps.  Later after socialising with their Guests, Kristen changed her footwear so we could venture further outside for their pictures.  Kristen and  Andrew wanted to make the most of the superb grounds for their wedding photography, so off we went, for a short tour!  An enjoyable time, resulting in some lovely pictures for them. wedding photographs Fenne

Once they were back indoors the Guests threw confetti over Kristen and Andrew  before the guests made their way to the Pavilion for the Wedding Breakfast. This allowed a few minutes for some pictures of Kristin and Andrew  in the Red Room, before they also made their entrance into the Pavilion.  Speeches followed the meal and then the Pavilion was prepared for the evening celebrations.  After their evening Guests arrived in time for cutting the Wedding Cake shortly prior to the First Dance.  Some lovely moments captured!  Our coverage of Kristin and Andrew”s Wedding Day finished with their  ‘sparklers’. A great day!wedding photographs Fennes


Vaulty Manor Wedding Photographer for Katie & Howard

Vaulty Manor Wedding Photographer – Arriving at Katie’s Parents’ house, preparations were going well.  Timings were spot on, giving us time to photograph everything we needed to. Predicted weather for the weather later on was not brilliant so we took the opportunity of going outside for the pictures of Katie, Bridesmaids and Parents.   This worked well as one of the Flowergirls and the Pageboy were unwell and disappointed that they could not come to the Wedding, but were well enough to have a couple of pictures of taken in the garden with Katie.  We then left to go to Vaulty Manor, Hebridge.  With the weather still holding we managed to take pictures of Howard and his Groomsmen outside before they were needed.  As Katie approached the driveway into Vaulty Manor, the heavens opened! After seeing the Registrars and inside Vaulty Manor, Katie took her Father’s arm and walked into the Ceremony Room.

Essex Wedding Photographer After the Ceremony everybody enjoyed the Drinks Reception whilst we arranged space in the Room for the requested family group pictures. During the Reception we took some informal pictures before going outside for a couple of pictures of Katie and Howard.  Bearing in mind it was pouring, Katie and Howard wanted to go outside.  With minimum fuss and organisation we captured some nice pictures. Wedding Photographer Essex The Wedding Breakfast took place in the Barn and towards the end the rain stopped and the sun came out.  A short while later Katie, Howard and ourselves made the most of a nice evening, achieving some wonderful results. Vaulty Manor Wedding Photographer We even managed to do the confetti shots and the ‘everybody’ picture outside as well. Wedding Photographer Vaulty Manor With the Barn ready for the evening celebrations, Katie and Howard took to the floor for their First Dance, then joined by their Guests for the dancing.  After capturing a few of their Evening Guests enjoying the celebrations, and catching up with talking to familiar faces, especially Melissa, Howard’s sister and her husband Dave, whose Wedding we photographed at Marks Hall, Coggeshall, a couple of years ago.  A wonderfully rewarding day and a lovely couple!


Wedding Photography Layer Marney Tower

Wedding Photography Layer Marney Tower – It was a beautiful day for Melissa and Graham’s Wedding. Our day started at Melissa’s Parents’ home where Melissa and the girls were making their final preparations.  When Melissa was ready we took a few pictures inside and outside, before leaving for the Church. At St Mary’s Church, Fairstead  Guests were starting to arrive but we managed to fit in a few pictures of Graham and his Groomsmen.  As the Guests made their way into the Church we captured some nice natural candid images.  Melissa arrived at the Church in the Layer Marney Rolls Royce for the Church service. Wedding Photographer Essex After the service the Wedding Guests followed Melissa and Graham outside for some traditional  family pictures.  Once finished, the Guests lined the pathway and threw confetti over Melissa and Graham as they walked to the car to go to the Reception at Layer Marney. On arrival at Layer Marney, Melissa and Graham were dropped in the Courtyard as they wanted to view The Long Galley and have a couple of pictures taken before their Guests arrived.  Layer Marney’s Chaffeur, Graham, then took them for a short ride before arriving at the gate at the bottom of Tower. As the Guests arrived they enjoyed the Drinks Reception and congregated on the top step by the Tower.  Friends of Melissa and Graham had arranged to bring Melissa’s horse to the Reception, which was a surprise to the Guests. Layer Marney Wedding Photographer With some nice images captured and Melissa’s horse back in the horse box, Melissa and Graham joined their Guests.  In between socialising with their Guests, we took Melissa and Graham for a few pictures of them together before the start of the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches. In the interval before the start of the evening celebrations, everybody was entertained by the fabulous singer Joe Frydd.  After such  a very warm sunny day we thought a sunset was likely. Melissa and Graham are dancers which really made a special  ‘Wow’ picture for them! This of course extended to their fantastic First Dance which was very well choreographed.Wedding Photography Layer Marney Tower Afterwards they cut their Wedding cake and just before we left a nightime picture ended our coverage of a wonderful day.