Gosfield Hall Wedding Photography for Emily & Gareth

Gosfield Hall Wedding Photography for Emily & Gareth

It was a lovely day for Emily and Gareth’s Wedding at this stunning Wedding Venue. On arrival at Gosfield Hall we met up with Emily, her Bridesmaids and Mother. Everybody was relaxed,enjoying Champagne whilst carrying out their preparations. Emily’s Wedding Dress and Accessories were in the Rococo Suite, so I split my time between taking pictures of these and capturing some getting ready pictures. Emily and Gareth’s colour scheme for the day was beautiful, with the flowers being provided by www.vikkibrowne.com. Meanwhile David went off to find Gareth who was in the bar greeting the arrival of the Wedding Guests. Leaving the Guests to look after themselves for a few minutes, Gareth with his Best Man and Ushers had a few pictures taken outside Gosfield Hall as well as inside. When David returned upstairs, the girls were in the wonderful Rococco Suite, getting dressed. Timings were spot on so we had time when everybody was dressed to take some pictures without hurrying. With all the Guests seated in the Queen’s Gallery, Emily escorted by her Father and with the Bridesmaids leading the way made their way to the Ceremony.

Gosfield Wedding PhotographerAfterwards, the Guests followed Emily and Gareth down the stairs and into the Courtyard. Everybody enjoyed the Drinks Reception and during this time we got on with the family group pictures. In between we captured informal and fun pictures  which were going on. We took the ‘everybody’ picture in the courtyard for a change as that was where they all were and it worked well. Gosfield Hall Wedding PhotographerFor a few minutes we took the Bridal Party aside for a few relaxed and fun pictures. Wedding Photographer Gosfiedl HallThe Bridal party then returned to the Courtyard whilst we took Emily and Gareth for a few pictures around the grounds of Gosfield Hall. The Receiving Line was before the Wedding Breakfast in the Ballroom, with the Speeches following. Reactions during the Speeches made for some great pictures. Once these were finished everybody went into the gardens to enjoy the evening sunshine, participating in the Garden games if they wished. After a little while Emily and Gareth wanted a couple of pictures in the Rococo Suite which were happy to do. Cutting of their Wedding Cake and Emily and Gareth’s First Dance followed shortly after. Gosfield Hall Wedding Photographer Evening celebrations were now in full swing!  After capturing a flavour of the evening we left them to continue the party! A wonderful day!

 
 
 

Fennes Wedding Photography for Stacey & Michael

Fennes Wedding Photography for Stacey & Michael

Fennes is a beautiful setting for a Wedding and it looked wonderful as we arrived for Stacey and Michael’s Wedding in May. Stacey was getting ready upstairs in the House and Michael was getting ready in the Lodges.  Stacey and Michael’s sons, Noah and Harry were with their Daddy, with the plan that they joined Stacey once she was dressed. Preparations were going well and they were all very relaxed.

Fennes Recommended Wedding PhotographerMichael, his Best Man, Ushers and the boys had a few photos taken when they were ready. Noah and Harry then went upstairs to the Bridal Room to see their Mummy, who looked amazing!  After taking some pictures of them all, it was time to go downstairs where Stacey met with the Registrars.  The Registrars made their way outside for the Ceremony and Stacey took her father’s arm and went into the Gold Room ready to walk outside. Fennes Wedding Photography for Stacey & Michael Noah and Harry happily led the way and during the Ceremony they handed over the rings. Following the Ceremony, everyone enjoyed the Drinks Reception, the children were blowing bubbles, whilst adults mingled. In between we took some requested family pictures and later on managed to find time for some pictures of Stacey and Michael. Recommended Wedding Photographer FennesIt was soon time for the Wedding Breakfast which was held in the Pavilion. After the Speeches, there were garden games in the grounds which kept everybody entertained. Making the most of the evening sunshine Guests enjoyed strolling around the grounds which gave us the opportunity of taking some evening pictures of Stacey and Michael. When the Evening Guests arrived Stacey and Michael cut their Wedding Cake, which was followed by their First Dance.   Stacey and Michael provided their Guests props for ‘fun pictures’ which we captured.  A nice day provided a lovely sunset picture. We took our leave a little while later. A wonderful day!Wedding Photographer Essex The Fennes Estate
 
 
 

Crabbs Barn Photography Testimonial

Crabbs Barn Photography Testimonial

A lovely message from Georgina & Tim after they arrived home in Australia from their wedding at Crabbs Barn.

Hi David and Sandra,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing job you did with our wedding photography. You were a great team to have on board and we are 110% happy with your work! You were prompt when responding to any queries during the planning and so useful on the day with all of your different suggestions and help. You worked as an organised team, ensuring everything was captured but were never intrusive and seemed to fit in with the crowd.

Thanks again and it was great to have you there, we would absolutely recommend you to others.

Georgina and Tim

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Layer Marney Tower Wedding Photography Album Testimonial

Layer Marney Tower Wedding Photography Album Testimonial

Teri & Robert were married in July 2016 at Layer Marney Tower – their comments on receiving their finished book:-

Hello David and Sandra,

We would just like to say we have looked through our album this afternoon using the white gloves, and we both agree that it is stunning. The quality of the book is very high and we are very happy with the way it was presented in the box. All the photos have come out really well and we cant thank you enough for capturing our day in such a perfect way, which we will remember for years to come.

Kind regards

Teri and Robert

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Wedding Photography Woodhall Manor for Jade and Andy

Wedding Photography Woodhall Manor for Jade and Andy

We were delighted in more ways than one, to be asked to photograph Jade and Andrew’s Wedding at Woodhall Manor, Woodbridge, Suffolk. We had previous bookings when asked previously for Weddings at Woodhall Manor, so we were pleased when Jade and Andrew gave us their date for their Wedding and we were available! We arrived early at the stunning Wedding Venue,  Woodhall Manor, Woodbridge on the morning of Jade and Andrew’s Wedding with the staff preparing for an inside Ceremony. Although Jade and Andrew wanted an outside Ceremony it was considered the grass was rather wet so inside was planned.  First off we went to find Jade who was getting ready with her Bridesmaids.

Woodhall Manor Wedding PhotographerWhilst the girls were getting ready, David went off to find the men who were finishing off their preparations in the Cottage. During this time there was a quick turnaround with the Ceremony, outside it would be, the sun was out, the temperature was increasing rapidly and the grass was fine!Wedding Photographer Woodhall Manor  Woodbridge SuffolkAfter taking some pictures of Andrew and his Groomsmen, as Jade and her Bridesmaids and Parents were ready we took a few pictures of them. Jade looked amazing! Soon it was time for the short walk to where the Wedding Guests were seated for the outside Ceremony. After the Ceremony, Jade and Andrew walked around the back of Woodhall Manor for the Drinks Reception and we had time for a couple of pictures of them before they were joined by their Guests.Wedding Photography Woodhall Manor Suffolk For a while everybody then mingled before we got on with taking the requested family group pictures, allowing us to capture some nice informal pictures. During the time before the Wedding  Breakfast we took Jade and Andrew for a short walk around the Venue for a few pictures of them. Just before the Wedding Breakfast in the Banqueting Suite we took an ‘e shot in front of the Manor House.  Coverage of the Speeches took place after the Wedding Breakfast then everybody went outside where Garden games were set up. It was a beautiful evening and during this time we had a chance to chat with Georgina (Andrew’s sister) and Simon, whose Wedding we photographed at The Fennes Estate in 2010. With the room set up for the evening celebrations Jade and Andrew cut their Wedding cake before taking to the dance floor for their First Dance together. Some evening pictures of Jade and Andrew ended our coverage of their wonderful Wedding Day. Woodhall Manor Wedding Photographer A big ‘thank you’ to Jade and Andrew for working with us to obtain some great pictures!   A truly lovely couple!

 
 
 

Crabbs Barn Recommendation

Crabbs Barn Recommendation

David and I love our job! It is very rewarding and made even more so when we receive such nice comments from our clients.  Georgina and Tim flew in from Australia to be married at Crabbs Barn very recently and have just sent us this ‘Thank you’.

Hi David,

Thanks so much, we love all the photos! We will let you know about book amendments ASAP. The family enjoyed the picture show and everything you both captured, thanks again.

George.

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Witham Engagement Shoot – Natash & Ryan

Witham Engagement Shoot – Natasha & Ryan

It was nice to see Natasha and Ryan again recently to have a chat about their Wedding.  It was 18 months ago when we met them for the first time and they booked us for their Wedding Photography. After finding an evening which was convenient for all of us, we went through their details of their Wedding.  It makes such a difference meeting our couples face to face and talking about their Wedding. The weather was kind to us, the flowers were out, when we took their pre-wedding pictures along our local Riverwalk.  Natasha and Ryan are getting married at St Nicolas Church Witham with a Reception at Down Hall Country Hotel.

Witham Engagement Shoot - Natash & Ryan
 
 
 

Emily and Rob Pre-Wedding Pictures

Emily and Rob Pre-Wedding Pictures

We met Emily and Rob again one evening recently to go over the details and timings of their Wedding Day. For Emily and Rob’s pre-wedding pictures we stayed local and spent a short time taking these. Emily and Rob are getting married soon at The Fennes Estate, Bocking. Pre-wedding pictures help our couples feel relaxed in front of the camera on the wedding day!

Emily and Rob Pre-Wedding Pictures Essex
 
 
 

Essex Wedding Photography – Spains Hall

Essex Wedding Photography – Spains Hall

It was a dry day for Annette and Jason’s Essex Wedding photography at Spains Hall, Finchingfield. On arrival at Spains Hall we made our way over to the House where Annette, her Mum and Bridesmaids were getting ready. Upstairs the girls were busy with their preparations and with lots of accessories and details to photograph, there was no time to lose! A little while later during the preparations, Mia, the Flowergirl, joined them and very happy to be part of what was going on. Meanwhile, Jason and his  Brother, Micky, who was theBest Man had arrived and before they began their Wedding duties they had a few pictures taken. Once Annette was dressed, her Dad came into the room to see his daughter.  A special moment, affecting us all!

Essex Wedding PhotographyAfter taking a few pictures of Annette with the Bridesmaids, Flowergirl and Parents, it was time for Annette to go and see the Registrars.  The Guests who were seated for the Ceremony awaited the entrance of Annette and her Father. Essex Wedding Photographer Spains Hall Following the Ceremony, Annette and Jason had a few minutes to themselves inside whilst the Guests went outside to get ready with the confetti. When Annette and Jason were ready they went outside for the confetti throwing. Annette and Jason then had time to socialise with their Guests during the Drinks Reception in the grounds. During this time we took some informal pictures together with the requested family pictures and a few pictures of Annette and Jason.  Prior to the Wedding Breakfast we took a few fun Bridal Party shots and Annette throwing her bouquet. Wedding Photographer Spains HallAfter the Greeting Line, everybody was seated in time for the Wedding Breakfast to be served. The Speeches followed the meal then the guests left the room so it could be set up for the evening celebrations. Whilst this was being done, Annette’s Dad played the Keyboard.  Brilliant caricatures were drawn by George,  providing extra entertainment whilst the Band were setting up. This gave us time to take Annette and Jason for a short evening walk around the grounds for a few extra photographs of them.Wedding Photography Spains Hall FinchingfieldAnnette and Jason cut their Wedding Cake before taking to the dance floor for the their First Dance. After taking  a few pictures of some evening Guests, it was time for us to take our leave.  A wonderful day!

 
 
 

35 Years of Professional Wedding Photography

35 Years of Professional Wedding Photography

35 Years ago David photographed his Professional wedding assignment. In those days it was film so it had to be correct straight off, no digital “check it on the screen” and “can you correct that in Photoshop!!”

Jeannette and Martin were married at Braintree Register Office on 1st August 1981 and if I remember correctly it cost them about £45. It was shot on 35mm Kodak film on a Nikon FM (manual exposure, manual focus) with just a 50mmm lens.  We still have the negatives on file and all of the 1950 weddings we have photographed since then! Congratulations to Jeannette and Martin who are still married and now live in Bristol, we are still great friends. Thank you again to them, for having the faith to book in the first place!

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