Wedding Photography for Debbie & Gbenga

Wedding Photography for Debbie & Gbenga

It was an early start for us for the wedding photography for Debbie and Gbenga. Debbie, her Mother and Bridesmaids were getting ready not at the family farm but at The Mill Hotel in Sudbury. Meeting with the girls in the room all the preparations were going well. Timings were spot on, we were able to take some getting ready pictures as well as a few of Debbie when she was dressed.

Essex Wedding PhotographerLeaving them we then went to meet with Gbenga and his Groomsmen. They were getting ready close to Debbie’s family home so we stopped off to see them.  We had a little time with them to capture a few preparation pictures.  For their portraits we found a shaded spot behind the cottage in the shelter of the trees as it was now a very hot day. Leaving them we then went the short distance to Debbie’s family home.  Waiting for us there were the two Flowergirls with their Mummies. Debbie wanted a couple of family pictures there before going to the Church. It worked well,  wethen left them and made our way to St Nicholas Church, Castle Hedingham. At Church we captured a few pictures of the guests as they arrived.  Debbie arrived with her Father shortly afterwards and walked down the path and into the Church.Wedding Photography Essex After the service, using the shelter of the trees from the sun, we got on with taking the requested family group pictures. This worked well and it wasn’t many minutes before we were able to leave for the Reception. The Marquee  was set up in the grounds of Debbie’s Parents Farm so we quickly took a few pictures of the details before we took some informal pictures of the Guests who were enjoying the Drinks Reception. Debbie and Gbenga arrived a little later, making for some great pictures as they entered the farm. Marquee Wedding Photographer EssexDebbie and Gbenga then enjoyed some social time with their Guests before some fun bridal party shots.  We took Debbie and Gbenga’s pre-wedding pictures at the Farm earlier in the summer so knew the opportunities for their ‘together’ pictures. We were looking forward to take these. Although still rather hot we took a few pictures of them around but decided to take some more later on. When everybody was seated for the Wedding Breakfast, one person who was designated from each table, put on an apron and took on the job of carving the joint of beef for their party. After the meal the Speeches followed.  It was a beautiful evening and more pictures beckoned! Debbie and Gbenga were more than happy to have a few pictures around the lake and then go into the cornfield.  Wonderful!Wedding Photographer Essex After Debbie and Gbenga’s First Dance a little later we then said our ‘goodbyes’.  A most rewarding day of wedding photography.

 
 
 

Crabbs Barn photographer testimonial

Crabbs Barn photographer testimonial

We received these kind words from Laura & Joe after their summer wedding at Crabbs Barn.:-

“Thanks so much for all you have done; pre-wedding, wedding and afterwards! We are so so happy with every single one of the photos and had such lovely feedback from our guests about how professional you were and how lovely the photos are. You played a very big part in making the day very special for us – so again, thank you!

Mr & Mrs Howard”

Crabbs Barn photographer testimonial
 
 
 

Layer Marney Tower Wedding Testimonial

Layer Marney Tower Wedding Testimonial

We were delighted to receive this Wedding Testimonial from Teri and Robert after photographing their wedding at Layer Marney Tower, Essex earlier in the summer:-

To David and Sandra,

Thank you for being part of our wedding day. The pictures are stunning and something we will treasure for many years. I have already started filling the house with the photos, can’t choose a favourite there all perfect.

Thank you again we will be recommending your services in the future.

Mr & Mrs Wiltsher

Layer Marney Tower Wedding Testimonial

 

 
 
 

Hylands House Wedding Photography for Adelle & Danny

Hylands House Wedding Photography for Adelle & Danny

Hylands House Wedding Photography for Adelle and Danny’s Wedding was well worth waiting for! Hylands House is set in a magnificent park on the outskirts of Chelmsford, Essex, and it it has been too long since our previous visit!.Hylands House Wedding Photographer There was an extra special feeling about this Wedding for us considering we have known Adelle for a number of years as she grew up as a friend of our daughter.  When we arrived at Hylands House we went upstairs to see Adelle who was in the wonderful Bridal Room, with her Bridesmaids and Mother. Adelle was sipping her Champagne whilst her hair was being finished whilst Gemma, her twin sister, and cousin and Mum were getting ready. David met Danny, his Best Man and Ushers, downstairs for their pictures. Spoilt for choice where to take the pictures we did a few outside and a few inside Hylands House. Wedding Photographer Hylands House Time then for them to greet the Guests. Everything was going smoothly upstairs and it wasn’t long before it was time for Gemma to assist Adelle with getting her dress on. Wow! Adelle looked amazing! Hylands House Wedding Photographer With the Guests seated in the Drawing Room, Adelle took her Father’s arm and walked down the staircase with the Bridesmaids leading the way. Adelle entered the Drawing room to the sound of the piano, played by her friend Claire (who we also know very well), superb! After saying their vows and the Ceremony completed, they left the Drawing Room and went into the hall where the Reception Drinks were being served. The sun was out, it was getting warmer and warmer and the guests were directed out the back of the House.  There was a reason for keeping everyone from going out the front of Hylands House. Adelle and Danny chatted with their Guests until we got the nod that another star of the day was here! Hylands House Wedding PhotographerAlthough Adelle and Danny and a couple of close confidants knew Adelle’s horse would be making an appearance, nobody else did!  It was so nice to be there to capture the moments when Adelle and Danny and their Guests went outside. Added to this, Adelle and Danny’s dog  put in an appearance as well. After all, he was at their pre-wedding shoot! Hylands House Wedding PhotographyWe got on after a few minutes with the requested family pictures followed by some fun Bridal pictures and a few pictures of Adelle and Danny. After a break in the shade, a little later the confetti pictures were taken on the steps to the side of Hylands House before it was time to go into the Banqueting Hall. Time for the Speeches! Brilliant! Great reactions! Afternoon Tea was then served.  During this time Spencer Wood went around the tables providing ‘Magical’ entertainment. The guests enjoyed going outside to cool off and socialise before the evening entertainment in the Marquee.  Just before the evening Guests arrived we took Adelle and Danny to the formal gardens for a few pictures in the golden evening sun. On our return Adelle and Danny greeted their evening Guests before it was time for their First Dance. A brilliant rehearsed First Dance!Wedding Photographer Hylands House Leica MThe best place to see the sunset was past the far end of the car park so  it was a quick car ride!  We were back before people had noticed! After capturing some pictures of the evening Guests, we finally put our cameras down and chilled out! So lovely to see so many familiar faces and have catch ups.  Thank you Adelle and Danny for asking us to provide your Wedding Photography, it was a pleasure and a privilege.  A fabulous Wedding Day of Hylands House Wedding Photography for a wonderful couple!

 
 
 

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographers for Danielle & Rick

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographers for Danielle & Rick

We were Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographers for Danielle and Rick on a hot summer day. First of all Danielle was getting ready at The Mill Hotel, Sudbury. Danielle was there with her family and friends who were staying there, having arrived from Australia for her and Rick’s Wedding Day. Danielle was having her hair done so we got on with taking the accessory pictures,  keeping an eye on the preparations as well. The Bridesmaids were doing a grand job sorting everything out as Danielle’s Mum was unfortunately not feeling very well and couldn’t help as much as she wanted. Excitement was building as the time was as always, going quickly. With the hair and make-up finished they all changed into their dresses.  The Horse and Carriage arrived which increased the excitement.  We had a little time for a few pictures when  they were all dressed, including a picture of the girls looking down from the balcony of their room before we had to leave.

Wedding Photographer SuffolkDanielle and Rick wanted a Church Wedding which was at the wonderful St Andrews Church, Bulmer. We met Rick there with his Best Man and Ushers and took a few pictures.  Guests were arriving so they made their way into Church before the arrival of Danielle. A short time later Danielle arrived. Although the day was warm and bright, it was also windy so we took the minimum of pictures letting Danielle and the rest of the party get into the Church as quickly as possible.Wedding Photographer Suffolk After the service Danielle and Rick wanted a few family pictures at the Church before they walked down the avenue of trees while their Guests threw confetti. The happy couple got into the carriage for short journey to Smeetham Hall Barn which was the Venue for the Wedding Reception. After everybody arrived at Smeetham and had a chance to relax during the Drinks Reception we got on with creating some pictures. Taking the Bridal Party away to the Lake for some fun Bridal Party photographs worked well, before they left us with Danielle and Rick for their together pictures.Smeetham Hall Barn Recommended Wedding Photographer Opportunities for lovely pictures at Smeetham are plentiful, if there is the time and the couple want the pictures! After taking Danielle and Rick’s  pictures it was time for the greeting line, before the start of the Wedding Breakfast. Good timing, it then rained for a while! Speeches were during the meal, introduced by Jimmy Lee Entertainment and Danielle and Rick cut their Wedding Cake. During the evening we captured a few pictures  of the evening celebrations including the First Dance. Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographers From when Danielle booked us for their Wedding, she really wanted a sunset, but as we know this cannot be ordered or guaranteed! Earlier on they, got a rainbow, fingers crossed for a sunset. Danielle and Rick spent the time with us, watching the sun go down, a beautiful sunset! A wonderful end to our day as Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photographers.

 
 
 

Wedding Photography The Lawn – Tracy and Ben

Wedding Photography The Lawn – Tracy and Ben

It was lovely to be back at the wonderful Wedding Venue, The Lawn for the Wedding of Tracy and Ben. The weather was beautiful and the setting was glorious. Wedding Photographer EssexTracy was getting ready in the Bride’s Room in the Manor House together with her Bridesmaids, and Mum. Tracy and the girls were enjoying the moments of the day and it was nice to capture these. Meanwhile, Ben was outside, having arrived and greeting a few Guests. We managed to prise him away for some pictures of him and his Groomsmen before more Guests arrived. Tracy and the girls were now ready. Tracy’s Grandad was giving her away so there were some lovely joyful  moments when he first saw her, Tracy looked lovely. Whilst waiting for the Guests to be seated for the Ceremony, the Flowergirls enjoyed watching from above the activities. The Bridesmaids and Flowergirls led the way when all was ready, followed by Tracy accompanied by her Grandad. Wedding Photographer The LawnAfter the Ceremony Tracy and Ben with their glass of Champagne went outside into the sunshine. The Guests followed and they all socialised for a little while, allowing for us to get some natural shots. Wedding Photography The LawnDuring the afternoon we took the requested family pictures and later pictures of Tracy and Ben around the grounds, finishing off with the confetti pictures on the steps.Wedding Photographer Essex The Wedding Breakfast beckoned, so the Guests took their places leaving Tracy and Ben a few minutes by themselves.  Making sure they had chilling out time, just before they went inside a couple of pictures of Tracy swirling her dress. The Orangery looked lovely! In fact the colours Tracy and Ben had chosen for their Wedding was superb.  After the meal it was time for the Speeches. Good Speeches, great reactions! Once these were completed everybody went outside to enjoy the evening sunshine.  The Flowergirls went off to enjoy the freedom of playing and running about on the lawn as they had done earlier in the afternoon  as Tracy and Ben’s evening Guests arrived. After Tracy and Ben had greeted a few of them we took them for a few pictures inside the house upstairs and on the balcony. Tracy threw her bouquet afterwards from the Balcony to the waiting girls below. Great pictures! After cutting their Wedding Cake, Tracy and Ben took to the dance floor for their First Dance, followed by their Guests. We couldn’t have asked for a better sunset,  it was brilliant! Tracy and Ben then rejoined their Guess to continue dancing which is when we said ‘goodbye’. A wonderful day and a lovely couple!Essex Wedding Photographer

 
 
 

Layer Marney Wedding Photography for Teri & Robert

Layer Marney Wedding Photography for Teri & Robert

It was a beautiful day for Layer Marney wedding photography for Teri and Robert. Teri was getting ready at her Parents’ house, where our coverage started. With just Teri and her Parents at home it was nice to be able to take our time a little bit more with all the pictures.  Everything was going well and once Teri was in her Wedding Dress, we went downstairs and into the lounge for a few bridal portraits.Layer Marney Wedding PhotographyHappy with what we had taken we then left them and went to Layer Marney. We met with Robert and his Groomsmen and walked around to the front of the tower for their pictures. The Bridesmaids and Flowergirls had arrived and were awaiting the arrival of Teri who was being driven by Graham in the Layer Marney car. Robert and his Groomsmen made their way upto the Corsellis Room.  Teri arrived and we took a few pictures of her with the Bridesmaids and Flowergirls before the Ceremony.  Afterwards Teri and Robert went for a short drive in the Layer Marney car whilst their Guests enjoyed the Drinks Reception. After a short while the Guests waited on the steps for Teri and Robert as they returned and walked up the path to the Tower. Making sure the happy couple  have time to socialise and enjoy the Drinks Reception is always important and this is where we capture a few nice informal pictures of the guests. Taking the requested family pictures happened a little later before we took Teri and Robert for a short walk around Layer Marney, including the barn and lake.Layer Marney Tower Wedding PhotographerTeri & Robert wanted a relaxed wedding that they and their guests could enjoy together with a few ‘professional photographs’ – it is always a pleasure to deliver what is requested!
Recommended Wedding Photographer Layer Marney TowerTeri and Robert chose to have their Speeches before the start of the Wedding Breakfast so they could fully relax and enjoy themselves. This worked well. Afterwards whilst waiting for the band to set up Guests took a stroll around the grounds or stayed and chatted in the Long Gallery. Later after cutting their Wedding Cake and having their First Dance, Teri and Robert were lucky enough to get a lovely sunset. Layer Marney Wedding PhotographerWe then left then to enjoy the rest of their evening with their Guests and took our leave.  A wonderful day of Layer Marney wedding photography with a lovely couple!

 
 
 

Layer Marney Open Day Sunday 6 November 2016

Layer Marney Open Day Sunday 6 November 2016

Layer Marney Open Day Sunday 6 November 2016 is this coming Sunday and we are delighted to have be invited to attend  this Wedding Open Day from 11am-3pm. Come and visit this stunning Wedding Venue which will be set up for a Wedding. On hand you will be able to meet a team of recommended suppliers at Layer Marney, Bouquet Garni, Abigails, W Flowers, Spencer Wood the Magician, Tess’s Cakes, Piano DJ, and ourselves.  We have a new sample album for you to view so why not come and see us and have a friendly chat.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Layer Marney Open Day - Sunday 6 November 2016
 
 
 

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