Crabbs Barn Evening Wedding Photography for Charlotte & Mark

Crabbs Barn Evening Wedding Photography for Charlotte & Mark

Charlotte and Mark wanted an evening winter Wedding at the poplar Wedding Venue, Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon. Before going to Crabbs Barn we called in briefly to see all the girls who were getting ready at the Riverhall Hotel. After taking a couple pictures of Charlotte’s Dress, some accessories and  a few getting ready pictures we left them to finish their preparations.  Arrriving at Crabbs Barn   we met Mark  his Parents and Best Man. The wedding guests started to arrive soon after we had finished the Men’s photos.  When the Bridesmaids and Charlotte and Mark’s  daughter  arrived there was time for some pictures of them before the arrival of Charlotte.

Charlotte, looked lovely as entered the Barn escorted by her Grandparents for the Civil Ceremony.  Following the Ceremony everybody went over to the Garden Room for the Drinks Reception.   After Charlotte and Mark spent a little time wth their Guests, we got on with the family group photos. For a few together  pictures of Charlotte and Mark we went back into the Barn.

Crabbs Barn Evening Wedding Photography

Crabbs Barn evening wedding

Later whilst some informal Speeches were taking place in the Garden Room we were able  to capture some images of the Guests before everybody  returned to the Barn to eat.  The cutting of the Wedding Cake  preceded the First Dance and after taking a nightime picture we left them.  It was nice to see Irene of  Blushing Brides  and we can now add her Grandaughter’s Wedding as well as covering both her Daughter’s Weddings!


Heart Wedding Show

What a great and extremely busy weekend! It was nice to meet potentially new Brides and Grooms who visited our Stand at the Brentwood Centre on Saturday and Sunday. Sorry that we were not there on Saturday, but we did have a Wedding!


Heart Brentwood Wedding Show

Heart Brentwood Wedding Show

This weekend, 21 and 22 Feb 2015 is time for the massive Heart Brentwood Wedding Show. Come and find us on stand No. 48 in the main hall, close to the exit for the the cafe! Print the voucher below for a discounted entry:-

Heart Brentwood Wedding Show


The show is the biggest in Essex and has a wide range of exhibitors covering everything you need for the big day.

 Fashion Show

There is a fantastic professional fashion show – not to be confused with some bored looking amateur models in ill fitting dresses as seen at some other wedding fairs! This is the real thing!

Do come and visit us and spend a little time looking at our work. The Heart Brentwood Wedding Show is  full day out for those planning a wedding.


Wedding Photography Prested Hall for Emma & Richard

Wedding Photography Prested Hall

Emma and Richard’s Winter Wedding was held at Prested Hall, Feering.  Emma and Rick wanted a small relaxed Wedding with their family and close friends and Prested Hall fitted the bill. We started by going to see Emma upstairs where she was with her Mother. Our first job of the day was to photograph the details and accessories.  Emma had allowed sufficient time for these to be taken as well as getting ready, no rushing! During this time David went off to find Rick, his Best Man and Ushers.  Although cold outside it was dry so off they all went for their pictures. Emma was looking radiant once she was ready we took a few portraits of her before her Brother arrived to give her away. The Civil Ceremony was to take place in the Oak Room followed by the Reception.  Before everybody got too comfortable inside we took them all briefly outside for the requested family pictures.

Wedding Photography Prested Hall Leaving their Guests enjoying  the Drinks Reception and being entertained by the Quartet, we took Emma and Rick for a little while around the grounds of Prested Hall for their ‘together’ photos.  Upon their return there was plenty of time for them to socialise with their guests and we captured some nice informal moments. These were enhanced by the decorations, christmas colours and ambience of the day. Prested Hall Wedding PhotographerThe Orangery looked wonderful for their Wedding Breakfast, which was followed by the Speeches. Rick’s expressions during this the speeches had us all laughing! Once the evening Guests had arrived everybody was treated to a Fireworks display before Emma and Rick took to the Dancefloor for their First Dance. Wedding Photographer Essex Prested Hall A little while later we left them all to continue their celebrations. This was another wedding that suited our discreet and relaxed style very well and why we enjoy Wedding Photography Prested Hall, especially with such a lovely couple.


The Old Rectory Wedding Photography for Catherine & Jamie

The Old Rectory, Dunton, was the chosen Wedding Venue for the winter Wedding of Catherine and Jamie. On the morning of their Wedding we arrived at Catherine’s Parents’ house to cover the final bridal preparations.  All things were going well and they all seemed relaxed and enjoying the occasion.  After taking a few detail and accessory pictures, it was time for the bridesmaids to get dressed.  It was then Catherine’s turn to get dressed, helped by her Mum.  Catherine’s Bridesmaids had not seen the dress so when Catherine walked into the room, some lovely moments were captured, she looked amazing!Wedding Photographer Essex The cars had arrived whilst we were taking the portrait pictures so afterwards we all went outside for some shots with the cars, then we left them to go the Venue.  Jamie was chatting with a few Guests when we arrived at The Old Rectory, so before many more arrived we took Jamie and his Best Man, Simon, for their pictures.  Catherine arrived a little while later in the glorious sunshine and made her way into the Manor House for the Civil Ceremony. After exchanging their vows, Catherine and Jamie went outside The Old Rectory for a couple of pictures before leaving for a quick drive in the classic American car . The beautiful weather allowed the Guests to mingle outside for the Drinks Reception for a short while, awaiting the return of Catherine and Jamie. It seemed a great opportunity to take an ‘Everybody’ picture with a difference with all the guests grouped around the  car. We moved swiftly onto the requested family group pictures before the fun pictures. The Old Rectory Dunton Wedding PhotographerThe late afternoon sun kept us all warm (ish)! Catherine and Jamie wanted to make the most of the wonderful weather so we quickly got on with their together pictures around the grounds of The Old Rectory. The Old Rectory Wedding PhotographerMoving inside we captured some informal pictures before the Wedding Breakfast.  Following the meal, it was time for the Speeches.  These provided some great reactions which we were delighted to capture. Once Catherine and Jamie’s evening Guests arrived, they cut their Wedding Cake before their First Dance.  A brilliant rehearsed First Dance!Wedding Photographer EssexAfter taking a few evening pictures of their Guests, our day ended with some nightime pictures.  A wonderful December Wedding and a lovely couple.


Ballathie House Wedding – Kerry & Chris

Ballathie House Wedding photography  –  We were delighted to be asked to be the Wedding Photographers as well as Wedding Guests for Kerry and Chris at the stunning Ballathie House Hotel in Stanley, Scotland. This was an extra special Wedding for us as we have known Kerry since she was born.  Kerry was getting ready for her Wedding in a suite of rooms in the Hotel, so that is where we started off  our day.  We were greeted by Kerry and Chris’ children, full of excitement and why not! After taking some detail and accessory shots, David went off find Chris and his Groomsmen,  whilst I stayed with the girls.  Good timing! Chris had just arrived, so after capturing those moments, getting them altogether was the next job to do. It had been raining all morning but thankfully it had now stopped. David took a few pictures of the men outside Ballathie before they went inside to carry out their duties.Ballathie House wedding Scotland

Meanwhile, the Bridesmaids and Flowergirls were getting dressed, then they assisted Kerry as she got into her Wedding Dress. Kerry looked stunning! A few pictures followed before it was time for the Civil Ceremony.  The Bridesmaids and Flowergirls led the way into the room where the Ceremony was to be held.

Stanley photographerAfter the Ceremony Kerry and Chris left the room and headed towards the front of the Hotel, followed by their Guests.  Kerry and Chris wanted to make the most of the weather for their pictures.  Although wet outside, it was not cold at all, and with the help of Guests, minimum fuss, good organisation, we took a few requested family pictures. On a roll, with the agreement of Kerry and Chris, we continued with other pictures especially as the weather was holding up and we had light! A  couple of  pictures with Kerry and Chris with the children walking in the grounds with afternoon sun was a bonus! With these pictures achieved, Kerry and Chris had a short time to enjoy the Drinks Reception, whilst we caught up on some informal pictures..

Ballathie House wedding It was soon time for Kerry and Chris’ ‘together’ pictures. The River Tay provided a wonderful backdrop which we used as well as making full use of the trees and the fallen autumn leaves.  Wonderful colours, together with the changing colours in the sky. As the mist came down Chris wanted a picture with all the men in Kilts and a short while later it was time for the cake photographer Perth ScotlandThen the Wedding Guests took their places for the speeches before the Wedding Breakfast.  After coverage of the Speeches, we finally became ‘Guests’ as well!  Later, once the Band were set up, the evening celebrations began.  Kerrry and Chris’ evening Guests arrived, and soon it was time for  the First Dance.  A little while later the Ceilidh began, the dance floor was full! After capturing some dancing pictures, we put our cameras down and joined the party! A wonderful Ballathie House Wedding!

Update! – some kind words Kerry and Chris sent after receiving their finished wedding album. Click here.


Pre-Wedding Pictures

It was a dry but cool morning for Sam and Craig’s Pre-Wedding pictures at Castle Park, Colchester. Sam and Craig are getting married soon at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon.

Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographer The Fennes for Caroline & Simon

Wedding Photographer The Fennes

Our Wedding Photography coverage of Caroline and Simon’s Wedding started at The Fennes Estate, Bocking on a bright and dry but chilly day. Caroline was in the final stages of having her hair done with the Bridesmaids, Flowergirls and Pageboys getting dressed. Simon was having a few pictures taken with his Groomsmen outside, with the ‘Back to the Future’ Delorean, which was going to take him to St Mary’s Church, Bocking, for the Wedding. It wasn’t long before Caroline got dressed with the help of her Mum and her Bridesmaids and she was ready for a few pictures.

Wedding Photographs The FennesDavid and I then left them to go to the Church. Many of Caroline and Simon’s Guests came on the Routemaster bus and as they arrived at the Church we took some arrival pictures as they made their way into the Church. Caroline arrived at the Church and as it was quite cold made her way quickly into Church for some warmth! After the Church service we quickly took a couple of family pictures before Caroline and Simon walked down the path and were showered in confetti. Once back at Fennes, the car took centre stage for a little while, making for some different pictures. With Caroline and Simon’s Guests enjoying the Drinks Reception inside as well, we managed to find a few minutes to take Caroline and Simon around Fennes for a few pictures of them together. Wedding Photographer FennesLater we used the Gold Room inside the House for a few requested family pictures before the Wedding Breakfast commenced. The Speeches followed the Wedding Breakfast and then it was time for the evening celebrations to begin. Caroline and Simon’s evening Guests started to arrive, so we took a few informal pictures of them before the cutting of the Wedding Cake and the First Dance. Happy to have been the wedding photographer The Fennes for another day and happy with the pictures that we had taken throughout the day we said our goodbyes.