Recently we arranged to meet Lindsay and Shane for their Engagement Picture Session at Hylands Park, Chelmsford. The sun was shining so we decided to go and take some pictures first then have a chat about their Wedding Day at Fennes which is soon.
Natalie and Craig came to see us one evening to talk about the final details of their Wedding Day. We then went out for a short while to take a few pictures of them for their Engagement Picture Sessions. Natalie and Craig are getting married at Fennes soon.
What a lovely morning for a Pre-Wedding shoot for Dana and Jim! It was early one morning recently when we met Dana, Jim and Molly for some pictures at Danbury Lakes. Making the most of the weather and not any people around we went for a walk. After some nice pictures around we spent a little time with them talking about Dana and Jim’s Wedding at Layer Marney Tower, in a few months time.
We arrived at Alice’s family home on a bright morning with fingers crossed it would continue! After David saying ‘hello’ to everybody he left to go a short distance to Alice and Peter’s home to catch up with the guys and their final preparations. Meanwhile, I stayed with the girls where their preparations were going along nicely. Alice was having her hair and make-up done every step watched by her Flowergirl, Eliza. Once the men were ready they went off to the Church whilst David returned to Alice and the girls. The girls were in the final stages of getting dressed and once they were ready we got on with a few pictures. It was dry and bright outside so we took a few pictures but kept it brief as the wind was getting to be a nuisance.
We then left to go to St Nicholas Church, Tolleshunt D’arcy where Alice and Peter were to be married. We had a little time to take a few pictures of Peter, his Best Man, Usher before the arrival of Alice. Alice’s friend drove her to the Church in her Morris MG and then Alice’s two brothers escorted into the Church. After the service, Alice and Peter exited the Church, followed by their Guests and mingled in the sunshine for a short while. A few requested family pictures were taken at the Church before the Guests showered Alice and Peter in confetti. The Guests waved them off in the Morris MG as they left to go to the farm for the Reception. When we arrived at the farm we took Alice and Peter for a very short while for their together pictures in the daffodils before many of the Guests arrived. Once the Guests had finished arriving and had a few minutes for drinks we got on with some requested group pictures. A big ‘thank you’ to Dave the Best Man for helping us organising these so quickly. With the weather looking like it was changing, we wanted to capture as much as we could of Alice and Peter’s venue and knew we were up against it! Alice and Peter were of the same mind. We even managed to take a few more pictures of the two of them despite the spots of rain starting. Then the rain came! We moved around the Marquee and captured some informal pictures before the Wedding Breakfast. This was provided by the Event Catering Company from Colchester. After the meal and Speeches, it wasn’t long before the Band were ready for the dancing. Alice and Peter cut their Wedding Cake and then a ‘surprise’! Alice’s Brothers rode into the Marquee on a Tandem which was a Wedding Present for Alice and Peter. Just before leaving Alice and Peter braved the weather for a couple of night pictures with the lights outside. Thank you! A nice ending to a lovely day!
Children’s Portraits – It was lovely to see Nina, Jon and Lukas again recently and meet Sebastian, the new addition to the family. Nina and Jon wanted some pictures of Sebastian and update their pictures of Lukas. When we arrived Sebastian was asleep so after catching up with all the news we got on with taking some pictures of Lukas. It wasn’t long before Sebastian woke up and whilst both boys were happy we captured some nice images of them together. Taking the opportunity we took a few family pictures as well. A nice time with a lovely family!
Natalie and Craig visited us one evening to talk about their forthcoming Wedding at Fennes. Getting to know our couples before their big day is so important to us so our pre-wedding sessions are very relaxed. After a nice chat it was time to go and take some pictures nearby. We are looking forward to Natalie and Craig’s Wedding very soon.
It was a lovely morning when we met Deborah and Gbenga at Deborah’s family farm recently for their Pre-Wedding Photo, to finalise their wedding plans and to check out the locations. After chatting about timings and other details of their Wedding we went for a walk around the farm to check locations for the wedding and used some nice areas in the daffodils for a few Pre-Wedding Photo’s of them. We are looking forward to their Wedding at St Nicholas Church, Castle Hedingham, Essex, in a few months time.
Vaulty Manor Wedding Photography for Joanne & Barry
Our Vaulty Manor Wedding Photography for Joanne and Barry started in the morning at Joanne and Barry’s home. Jo was getting ready there with her Bridesmaids. All preparations were running smoothly and after taking pictures of Joanne’s dress and accessories, the girls got dressed. Joanne’s Mother and Father arrived with Mum then assisting Joanne with the final preparations.
After a few family and girls’ pictures we left them to go to Vaulty Manor. The men were all there so we got on with taking a few pictures of them outside. When it was time, everyone made their way inside for the Civil Ceremony. Joanne arrived soon after and once she had seen the Registrars took her Father’s arm and with the Bridesmaids leading the way, followed them into Vaulty Manor. It was nice to see Susie (Registrar) again, we photographed her Wedding at Stock Brook Manor in 2006 and have also taken family pictures since. After the Ceremony, the Guests went outside with hands full of confetti and waited for Joanne and Barry to appear. This they did, so after being covered in confetti we got on with taking the requested group pictures. Some fun Bridal pictures followed before Joanne and Barry had a few minutes to talk to their Guests. The forecast was not good, so we had to keep things moving and we were aware we needed to take Joanne and Barry for their pictures. Making sure we had brollies to hand, we went off around the grounds, achieving some nice pictures in the daffodils. Finishing their pictures, the rain started to fall, and by the time Joanne and Barry were walking back to Vaulty Manor, that signalled the end of outside pictures for the day! The Greeting Line preceded the Wedding Breakfast with the Speeches following. The Best Man’s Speech was superb, very amusing and we captured some great reactions. During the evening we took a few pictures of Joanne and Barry upstairs in between the arrival of their evening Guests. Before the First Dance Joanne and Barry cut their Wedding Cake, then the Guests joined them on the dance floor. Not long afterwards, it was time for us to say goodbye. A lovely day!