We have just created the 2016 Witham Mayor Portrait, which as ever is a great local honour.
Patrick Horner is the 18th consecutive Mayor of Witham, Essex, that David has created the Mayor’s Portrait for. Maybe we should call it a coming of age!! Eighteen years ago the brief was to closely match the previous portraits and we have kept the background especially for this job! Witham Art & Framing Centre provide the framing and they know which frame and mount to use. This keeps the run of portraits looking consistent.
Hylands House Engagement Session- Adelle and Danny
It was lovely to see Adelle and Danny again recently for their Hylands House Engagement Session. We can’t believe where the time has gone since they first got in touch with us 18 months ago in the early stages of preparing for their Wedding. As Adelle and Danny are getting married at Hylands House, we arranged to meet there one Sunday morning recently. It is a wonderful setting, and with the weather being fine we got on and took a few pre-wedding pictures of Adelle and Danny, with a few of them with their dog as well! We are so looking forward to photographing Adelle and Danny’s Wedding, being extra special to us as we have known Adelle for a long time being a friend of our daughter.
Gosfield Nature Reserve Engagement Shoot for Jo and Kieran was one of our recent evening jobs. The day had been one of those days where the weather had been unpredictable, but in the end we all made the call and met there. We were pleased we did! The sun was out, we avoided as much as we could a few muddy puddles. This was fun anyway, with Kieran giving Jo piggy-backs where necessary, captured of course! After taking a few pictures we all went to the local pub for a chat about their Wedding details and times. Jo and Kieran are getting married at St Mary’s Church, Bocking with their Wedding Reception at The Fennes Estate soon.
Just a quick email to thank you once again for being our wedding photographers. Pete and I are delighted with the photo book and we know we will enjoy looking at the pictures for years to come.
Marquee weddings are often booked at shorter notice so we regularly miss out. This is due to us being booked at one of the many venues where we are recommended. Alice and Pete booked us earlier for their Wedding and we were very pleased we were free!
Seeing Louise and Gary again a few months ago at Crabbs Barn Open Day they asked if they could have their pre-Wedding pictures taken at Louise’s Parents’ home.The reason being they wanted some pictures later in the year with the cherry blossom. We were happy with that, so it was left with Louise and Gary getting in touch with us when the blossom was out. This they did! Louise’s Parents had such a lovely garden so we used the setting for some other pictures as well. We had a nice time taking the pictures and chatting about their Wedding. Louise and Gary’s Wedding at Crabbs Barn in the summer will be extra special to us as we have known Gary since he was 5 years old and is one of our son’s friends.
A Prested Hall Civil Wedding was the chosen by Victoria and Philip for their marriage. Our day started with arriving at Prested Hall and going to find Vicky. Vicky was getting ready upstairs in Prested Hall with her Mum and her two best friends whilst Phil was getting ready in The Dingle with his Best Men. The guys were ready first so after a couple of pictures there, they left The Dingle and walked over to Prested Hall. Just before they greeted the Guests, Phil, his Best Man and Ushers had a few pictures taken outside. With final hair and make-up preparations finished Vicky was ready to put her Wedding Dress on. Once dressed, Vicky’s Dad came into the room to see his daughter before we got on with a few pictures. The Wedding Guests took their seats in the Garden Room whilst Vicky met with the Registrars. Taking her Dad’s arm Vicky then entered the Garden Room for the Ceremony to begin. Following the Ceremony everybody went outside as it was dry although slightly chilly. We got on with the requested pictures straight away during the Drinks Reception making sure Vicky and Phil had time with their Guests.After the confetti pictures, we went for a short walk around the grounds for Vicky and Phil’s pictures. Soon it was time for the Wedding Breakfast in the Marquee with the Speeches taking place before the meal. During this time the sun came out and we had our fingers crossed it would last! Fortunately it did! A little later after the finish of the meal, we took few pictures in the evening sunshine and found a patch of bluebells for some nice images. A while later Vicky and Phil cut their Wedding Cake before taking to the floor for their First Dance. As a surprise to their Guests, Vicky and Phil performed a choreographed First Dance which was superb. A nice Sunset picture finished our coverage of Vicky and Phil’s lovely Wedding Day.