We met with Stacey and Michael for their Engagement pictures one evening recently. We chatted over the details and times for their big day and then went to the Witham River Walk for their Engagement Pictures.
We are looking forward to photographing their Wedding at The Fennes Estate in the near future.
Stephanie and Will visited us one evening to create their Engagement pictures. This was also the chance to talk about their Wedding at Brentwood Cathedral and their Reception at Crondon Park . After chatting about their Wedding used the evening light to take a few pictures of Stephanie and Will.
A first for us at Crabbs Barn, photographing Handfasting Ceremony Photos! Niki and Chris wanted their Pagan Handfasting Ceremony held outside, so our fingers were crossed for a fine day. Niki was getting ready at the Bridal Suite at Crabbs Barn but only wanted a few pictures when she was ready. This was good for us because as we were there in plenty of time we were able to meet with the Officiants for this Pagan Ceremony and watch the preparations, as well as photograph the details. It was a beautiful day, Chris was on hand to answer or questions and it was lovely to see it all come together. After taking a few pictures of Chris, looking very dapper, meeting with the Pentacle Drummers who looked splendid in their colourful clothes, Guests were arriving, so leaving Chris to greet them we went to meet with Niki. Niki looked amazing in her dress, with the detail on the dress so beautifully made. We took a few pictures of Niki just before the Pentacle Drummers joined us. All the Guests had arrived and stood around the circle for the arrival of Niki. Time for Niki to walk along the path to the front of Crabbs Barn. The Pentacle Drummers led the way, the noise of their drums was wonderful. Niki followed and after three laps of the circle Niki then joined Chris and they stepped into the circle,. The Officiants then performed the Ceremony. During the Ceremony, tying the knot after the binding of both pairs of hands of Niki and Chris happened, the exchange of rings followed. With all duties performed Niki and Chris then jumped over the broomstick together and exited the circle. Their Guests applauded and congratulated them as Niki and Chris greeted each of them in turn. Some nice images were captured of the Guests whilst this was happening. The Pentacle Drummers then entertained everybody with a mixture of superb drumming! During the afternoon we took some requested family pictures as well as managing to squeeze a little time with Niki and Chris for their pictures around Crabbs Barn. The Barn was nicely decorated and after a little while it was time for the meal. Speeches/Thanks then followed before the start of the evening entertainment. When the Band was set up Niki and Chris cut their Cake then took to the dance floor for their First Dance. A Sunset finished our coverage of Niki and Chris’ Handfasting Ceremony, sadly the moon pictures did not happen. Thank you for asking us, Niki and Chris, it was a pleasure, we thoroughly enjoyed it!
It was nice to meet Andrea and Simon again at Flatford for their pre-wedding pictures and meeting. We met them early evening at Flatford Mill, which was convenient for us all and Flatford Mill offers a variety of settings for some nice pictures. This location is special to Andrea and Simon as this is where the Marriage Proposal occurred! We were very happy with the results! Andrea and Simon are having a Church Wedding followed by their Wedding Reception at Jimmy’s Farm. Their Wedding will be a first for us at Jimmy’s Farm and we are looking forward to it.
Charlotte and David chose the lovely Reid Rooms for their Wedding. The sun was shining when we arrived at The Reid Rooms on the morning of the Wedding. Charlotte and David were getting ready in the Farmhouse so after saying ‘hello’ to the girls, I stayed with the Bride whilst David went off to meet with the Groom. Charlotte and David wanted a relaxed Wedding and from the start of their Wedding until the end, that’s what they had! Preparations were going well for both of them and once the men were ready they had a few pictures taken in the Farmhouse as well as outside.
They then went off to greet the Guests. Charlotte’s sister, Hollie, was assisting Charlotte splendidly, despite being eight months pregnant! Kelly Hollands was doing a marvellous job (as always) with her duties. Once Charlotte was in her Wedding Dress, after taking a few pictures, Charlotte went down the stairs. Charlotte’s Dad, was waiting for her at the bottom of the stairs so after greeting her Charlotte went into the Lounge for some pictures with her family. After meeting with the Registrars and the Guests were seated for the Ceremony, Charlotte left the Farmhouse and made her way over to the Grannary for the wedding. Following the Ceremony Charlotte and David socialised with their Guests in the Courtyard during the Drinks Reception for a little while. During the afternoon we took a few requested family pictures, together with some fun pictures. Making sure Charlotte and David had time with their Guests and a little time to go and take their together pictures. The Guests enjoyed throwing confetti over Charlotte and David making for some nice images just before the Wedding Breakfast. The Aussie Barbecue Company provided the meal and once this was finished it was time for the Speeches. The cutting of the Wedding Cake followed and then everybody enjoyed the evening sunshine waiting for the evening celebrations to begin. This gap allowed Charlotte and David to have a few evening pictures as well. Piana DJ provided the entertainment for the evening and a little while later Charlotte and David took to the dance floor for their First Dance. A big ‘thank you’ to Charlotte and David for taking a walk for the sunset! Wow! It was worth it! This ended our day, a brilliant one at that!
Last year Vicki and Sean wanted some Environmental Childrens Portraits in the woods with bluebells and their children, Owen and Phoebe. Unfortunately the Bluebells were over by the time when they wanted to go! This year would be different! Pod’s Wood was the place and we had fingers crossed for the weather! We couldn’t believe how fortunate we were on the day, it was dry, warm and sunny! The only blip was Sean could not make it but we went ahead anyway. Last time we saw Phoebe, she was crawling, now walking! Owen was quite happy showing his sister what to do! What an enjoyable time we had with a wonderful family, great pictures! Already looking forward to seeing them again soon.
For Carrie and Daniel’s wedding practice pictures we went to our local River Walk and took a few pictures in the early evening light. These practice pictures, also called Engagement portraits or pre-wedding pictures, make a big difference to keeping our couples relaxed on the wedding day. We find how our couples work together and anything we need to watch for on the wedding day. It is was also a chance to catch up with Carrie and Dan’s latest information regarding their Wedding.
We are looking forward to Carrie and Dan’s Wedding at Prested Hall soon.
Not long before their Handfasting Ceremony at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, we met Niki and Chris to confirm timings and details of their big day. As this is to be our first pagan hand fasting as photographers it was important to make sure we understood all the important points before the big day! Afterwards we went for a walk around the grounds for a few practice pictures of them. The nice grounds provided a nice backdrop for the photos and our fingers are crossed for a dry day for their Pagan Wedding being held outside at Crabbs Barn in a few weeks time.
Priory Hall Wedding Photography for Victoria and Sam
It was lovely to be back for a Priory Hall Wedding Photography at this wonderful Wedding Venue in Hadleigh, Suffolk. This was for the Wedding of Victoria and Sam. Our day started at the home of Victoria’s Parents, where Victoria and her Bridesmaids were getting ready. Arriving at the house all was relaxed although busy with all the preparations. After taking a few details and getting ready shots, the Bridesmaids got dressed followed by Victoria who was assisted by her sister and Mum. Rain was in the air so we didn’t venture outside so instead made use of the Conservatory and took some Bridal Portraits of Victoria, who looked amazing, in the Lounge.
St Mary’s Church, Woolpit, was where Victoria and Sam were to be married so when it was time we left for the short journey to the Church. Meeting up with Sam at the Church we took a couple of pictures of him and his Groomsmen in Church as it was now drizzling. The brollies made the first appearance of the day when the Bridesmaids arrived with the Ushers doing a wonderful job in keeping them dry! As Victoria arrived, the drizzle had stopped, so taking her Father’s arm she followed the path and into the Church. During the service we kept a eye on the weather outside, although we had Plan B lined up if the weather did it’s worst! After the service instead of going outside when they came down the aisle, Victoria and Sam stayed in the Church, ready for Plan B! Having earmarked our spot for the family groups we got on with the requested pictures. Afterwards Victoria, Sam and their Guests made a quick dash to the cars for the journey to Priory Hall. Hadleigh.
The skies were brightening as we drew nearer to Priory Hall but the rain was still falling, so Victoria and Sam had their Reception drinks and canapés inside. As the Guests were socialising we took a couple of pictures upstairs and as Victoria and Sam re-joined their Guests the rain stopped. Making sure Victoria and Sam had their share of the drinks and canapés and socialised we got on with some fun group pictures followed by the confetti. This worked really well and a little while later it was time for the Wedding Breakfast,which was held in the Marquee. Victoria and Sam wanted a couple of pictures in the maze and it worked well to take these in between their Starter and Main Meal. The Speeches provided some great reactions, caught of course! Once these were finished everybody made their way back into Priory Hall for the evening celebrations. A few evening pictures were taken later together with capturing images of the First Dance. A couple of night shots ended our coverage of Victoria and Sam’s Wedding Day. A wonderful day and a lovely couple!
It had been a while since Emily and Gareth had booked their Wedding Photography with us and their Wedding was fast approaching! We managed to get together one evening and fill in the gaps about their wedding day, the usual who, what where, when, information! Once the Wedding details were sorted we went to take a few pictures on a local footpath. Emily and Gareth are getting married at Gosfield Hall soon. The Engagement session helps our couples fell more comfortable when we come to take the important wedding pictures!