It was lovely to meet Robyn and Alan again this time for catching up on details for their Wedding and a pre-wedding shoot. After our chat we went to take some pictures of them in the sunshine ending up with nice relaxed results. We are looking forward to Robyn and Alan’s Wedding later in the year at Leez Priory.
Every so often we meet up again with our clients who we have worked with previously usually for family photos and we love it! Anne and Steve were married at Crabbs Barn Kelvedon in 2012. We photographed their daughter, Isla, in 2014 and now some updated pictures were required as they now have a new daughter, Amy. Time and place arranged we arrived whilst Amy was still having a nap. No problems at all, in fact it was nice to have a time to catch up with Anne, Steve and Isla. Once Amy had woken up and had got used to having us around we got on with some pictures. Taking our time without pressure worked well and we ended up achieving some nice pictures.
Rosie and Ross came to see us for their Pre-Wedding Session and to talk about their Wedding. After having a chat and filling in the remaining details of their Wedding Day we then went off to take some pictures of the two of them. It was a nice evening so we just went to our local river walk. We use all areas of our River Walk but even if we go to the same area the pictures are always different. Rosie and Ross are getting married soon at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer.
It was a delight to be back photographing at The Fennes Estate for the Wedding of Katie and Bill. Arriving at Fennes, it was sunny and preparations for the outdoor Ceremony were in full swing. Bill was with his Groomsmen getting ready in the Lodge whilst Katie was with her Mother and Bridesmaids upstairs in the newly refurbished Bridal Changing Room. After taking a few pictures to capture Bill’s final preparations, the men were ready. Bill and his Groomsmen had time to socialise with the Guests who were arriving after we had finished. The girls’ preparation pictures were taken and they were in the process of getting dressed. Just before we got on with Katie’s pictures, her Father came upstairs to see his daughter all dressed ready for her Wedding. Katie looked wonderful and after this moment we got on with the rest of the pictures. It was soon time for Katie to take her Dad’s arm and make her way outside for the Ceremony in the Gazebo. A lovely setting! Following the Ceremony the Drinks Reception was held in the gardens. Everyone enjoyed mingling, eating and drinking in the afternoon sun. In between times we got on with the requested family group pictures ending up with some fun Bridal Party pictures. The breeze proved a bit of a nuisance during the taking of some of the pictures but we just moved to a different area and carried on. Before the confetti pictures we took Katie and Bill for a short walk around the grounds for their pictures. The Guests took their places for the Wedding Breakfast in the Pavilion. Katie and Bill chose to have their Speeches before the meal. After the Wedding Breakfast we took a few informal evening pictures of Guests and a few more of Katie and Bill in the evening light .Katie and Bill cut their Wedding Cake and went straight into their First Dance. Escaping a while later with Katie and Bill for the Sunset picture was well worth it! As we returned to join everyone the sky all around was looking great. On the Bridge we went for one final picture, making the most of Katie and William’s Wedding Day! Happy with another great set of Fennes Wedding Photos we said our ‘goodbyes”. Thank you Katie and William for a wonderful day, you are a lovely couple!
Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography for Amy and Tom
Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography for Amy and Tom was on a lovely late spring day! We arrived at Amy’s Parents home first of all which was where Amy was getting ready with her Bridesmaids. The sun was shining and the forecast was it would be getting hotter as the day went on. Amy was in the final stages of her hair and make-up being finished so we got on with taking the pictures of Amy’s Wedding Dress and accessories. Ellie and Katie, the smaller Bridesmaids arrived a little later on. Once hair and make up ‘getting ready’ pictures were completed the girls watched as Amy opened her present from Tom. Time for the girls to get dressed and then Amy’s Mother, Lindsey, and Amy’s sister Robyn assisted Amy to get dressed. Amy looked wonderful! The garden looked fabulous and when Amy was ready we all went outside. Although it was only late morning it was now very hot and sunny everywhere but we took some pictures outside. Finishing these we left to go to St Bartholomew’s Church, Wickham Bishops. Tom was there with his Grooomsmen together with Norah, their Flowergirl and Daniel, their Pageboy. There was lots to do at the Church as always but everything was running smoothly. The Guests made their way into the Church for the service and it wasn’t long after that Amy arrived. During the service Daniel stepped up at the right time to hand over the Wedding Rings, a nice moment. After the service Amy and Tom came out of the Church, had a brief few minutes with their Guests before we got on with taking a few pictures. These were kept to a minimum as space was limited, there were many Guests and there would be time to take some more at the Wedding Reception at Smeetham Hall Barn. So, as the Guests threw confetti over Amy and Tom as they left the Church, Ian of Nixons Cars was waiting to take them on their journey.Smeetham Hall Barn looked absolutely wonderful as we arrived, basked in sunshine! The car dropped off Amy and Tom at the House right where the Drinks Reception was being held. After a couple of car pictures Amy and Tom mingled with their Guests whilst we captured informal pictures. Amy and Tom’s requested family pictures were taken in the shade of the trees which was appreciated by all concerned! Thank you Robyn for all your help! After Amy and Tom’s ‘together’pictures and before the Wedding Breakfast we took an ‘everybody’ picture. Coverage of The Speeches followed the Wedding Breakfast. A superb Speech was delivered by Matt,Tom’s Brother and Best Man which produced many many laughs!Whilst the guests were enjoying the evening sunshine, we whisked Amy and Tom away for a short while to get a few more pictures. Once the Evening Guests had arrived Tom and Amy took to the dance floor for their First Dance. Amy, Tom and ourselves were delighted later on with the sunset pictures to finish off. Happy with our results of a splendid day we then said our ‘goodbyes”. Thank you to Sue Whittle who was a Guest at this Wedding who recommended us to Amy and Tom. Sue ran a Photography business in Witham a few years ago and it was lovely to see her again. Thank you to Amy and Tom for all your hard work in making your Wedding Day go really well, it was such an memorable day!
It was lovely to see Katy and Sean again, this time for their Mersea Fun Engagement Session. We met one evening at one of our favourite places and theirs, the Beach Huts at West Mersea. We love the colours! It was a dry but cool evening so we kept things moving a little a bit quicker than usual but we still achieved wonderful Mersea Fun Engagement Session. A drink in the local pub followed while we discussed the details of the wedding day. We are looking forward to Katy and Sean’s Wedding at Moreves Barn, Sudbury, in the next couple of months.
Rowhedge, Colchester children’s portraits was our next lovely job. We met with Alexandra, her Father and Grandma one morning in Rowhedge to take some portraits of Alexandra. As we all know children grow up so fast and at times it is nice to have something to remember them by. These pictures of Alexandra were not taken to mark a special occasion, just an opportunity to record what she is like now. We went for a walk along by the River, although it was a rather breezy morning! That didn’t matter though, we just found places out of the breeze. Alexandra was a star, a lovely girl and a pleasure to photograph.
Maxine and Ben booked us for their Fennes Wedding Photography. Arriving at Fennes it was overcast but the forecast was that the weather was going to break. Maxine and Ben really wanted an outside Ceremony so the decision was made to go ahead and fingers were crossed. It wasn’t long before the sun was out which enhanced the setting for their Wedding. Maxine was getting ready upstairs with her Mother and the Bridesmaids. In another room Ben was getting ready. Preparations were going well were going well for both of them and once the men were ready they headed off downstairs and outside.
Ben and his Groomsmen had a few pictures outside and inside Fennes House then they carried out their duties of greeting the Guests. Maxine was soon ready for her ‘ready’ pictures together with the Bridesmaids. The Drinks Reception followed the outdoor Ceremony and everyone enjoyed socialising in the sunshine and being entertained by a magician.We got on with taking the requested family pictures and a few Bridal Party pictures later on. Leaving the Guests we whisked away Maxine and Ben for a short session of pictures on the Bridge and through the Bluebells. Everyone congregated in the Gold Room just before the Wedding Breakfast for the confetti throwing. The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Pavilion and the Speeches followed. A bouncy castle provided entertainment afterwards for the Bride and Groom as well as their Guests! The break between the speeches and evening celebrations allowed us to create Maxine and Ben’s special pictures which they requested involving the bridal party as well. These pictures were fun to do as well with everyone being extra relaxed! Finishing off with Maxine and Ben’s evening pictures inside Fennes we then returned to the Pavilion. Maxine and Ben cut their Wedding Cake and then took to the dance floor for their First Dance. After good weather during the day a sunset was not to be, so instead we took a couple of night pictures. This finished our coverage their Maxine and Ben’s Wedding Day. Thank you Maxine and Ben for an enjoyable and rewarding day also to the staff who make Fennes Wedding Photography a pleasure.
Cressing Temple Barns Wedding Photography for Janine & Richard
Janine and Richard booked us for Cressing Temple Barns wedding photography. It was a dry bright although windy day when we arrived at Cressing Temple. We met Richard with his Parents and made our way over to the house where the Ceremony was going to take place. After taking a few pictures of Richard and then a couple of him with his Parents it was soon time for him to see the Registrars.
Janine, driven to Cressing Temple by her Father, arrived a short time later. Janine and Richard’s daughter Grace had had a sleep in the car and was a bit surprised at what was happening when she woke up! We captured the moments and with the minimum fuss were able to take a few pictures of Janine, her Mother and Father and Grace. After seeing the Registrars, Janine took her Father’s arm and went into the room for the Ceremony. The walled garden provided a beautiful backdrop to some pictures afterwards. A few requested pictures were taken followed by a few of Janine and a few of Janine and Richard together. In between these pictures we captured some informal pictures of their Wedding. It was soon time for Janine and Richard to be on their way to the Wedding Reception so it was time for us to say our ‘goodbyes’. Janine and Richard wanted to have a small relaxed Wedding celebration and that is just what it turned out to be. It was a pleasure to work with this lovely family for Cressing Temple Barns Wedding Photography.
Laura and Alex came to see us again one afternoon a few weeks ago for their Engagement Photo shoot and to talk about their forthcoming Wedding. After a chat and discussing how their wedding day would run we went off for a short while along the banks of the river to take some pictures of the two of them. We are looking forward to Laura and Alex’s Wedding at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon in the summer.