Stacey and Craig came to see us one evening recently for some Relaxed Pre-Wedding Pictures. Firstly their visit was to chat and update our details of their Wedding Day. Afterwards we went for a short walk to take some pictures locally. As always this doesn’t take very long as our aim is to just get re-acquainted, find out more about our couples before their Wedding Day. It was a beautiful evening so we made use of the early evening sunlight, ending up with some nice results. We are looking forward to Stacey and Craig’s Wedding at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, soon.
Prested Hall Wedding Photography for Hayley & Jason
It was nice to be back for more Prested Hall Wedding Photography. This time for the Wedding of Hayley and Jason. Hayley, her Parents and Bridesmaids were getting ready in the Prested Apartments, situated in the Spa complex. We started our coverage from there as the girls were having their hair and make-up finished.
Hayley’s Dress and accessories were over in the main house so we made sure pictures of these were taken. Preparations were going well and it wasn’t long before the girls were ready to transfer to Prested Hall itself. Hayley’s timings were good and allowed us time to get the required photographs with her Bridesmaids and parents.
Carriage Ride to Church
The Horse and Carriage was ready for Hayley as we finished the pictures to take her with her Father to All Saints Church, Feering. David and I left to get to the Church before them and take a few pictures of Jason and his Groomsmen, who were very relaxed and enjoying the moments. We managed to complete taking Jason’s pictures before too many of the Guests arrived, then left Jason, his Best Man and Ushers to continue greeting them.
It was a beautiful day, ideal for arriving at Church in a Horse and Carriage. After taking a couple of pictures, Hayley and her Father walked towards to the Church. The Bridesmaids were first to enter the Church, then Hayley and her Father followed. Wow! The atmosphere, emotions, reactions were fantastic and these continued all the way through the service. Some wonderful moments captured! After the Church service, everybody came outside and after a few minutes we got on with the requested family pictures. It was nice for Jason to have a large contingent of his family over from Australia, where he originates from. With the group pictures completed the Guests threw confetti over Hayley and Jason.
Hayley and Jason then enjoyed the ride to Prested Hall for the Reception. The Drinks Reception awaited them and their Guests on their arrival and there was time for everyone to socialise. During the rest of the afternoon we took some fun Bridal Party pictures and a few of Hayley and Jason by themselves.
The Wedding Breakfast
The Marquee looked wonderful for the Wedding Breakfast and when the time was right the Guests everyone took their seats. The Speeches followed the meal before all the guests went outside to enjoy the evening sunshine.
Hayley and Jason were pleased we asked them to create a few more pictures in the evening light. Moving around Prested Hall we ended up with a variety of nice relaxed and fun evening pictures. The Evening Guests were arriving when we returned so we left Hayley and Jason greeting them.
Later after cutting their Wedding Cake, they took to the dance floor for their First Dance. During the evening we captured a few informal pictures whilst waiting for the sunset. We whisked Hayley and Jason away for a little while by car for the sunset. Not to be missed! It was spectacular! This ended our coverage of Hayley and Jason’s wonderful Wedding. A lovely couple! A great Wedding! Thank you to Hayley and Jason for such a memorable Wedding. A mention to Rachel of Prested Hall, it was nice working with you as always.
It was nice to meet Debi and Rob again recently for their Pre-Wedding Test Photos. Before we went out to take a few pictures we talked about their forthcoming Wedding at Fennes which is coming up soon. It is always good to meet our couples before the big day to familiarise ourselves with one another giving the Wedding Day a much more relaxed feeling to it.
Catherine and Jamie wanted some New Baby Family Portraits recently. We were Catherine and Jamie’s Wedding Photographers for their Winter Wedding atThe Old Rectory Brentwood, Essex in 2015. They now have a son called Stanley and when we took the pictures he was six months old. He had just had a sleep and was having fun and enjoying the attention. It was also the right time to take the pictures as Stanley was just on the verge of crawling. We had a fun time and ended up with some lovely images. Looking forward to the next time!
Our next assignment was Wedding Photographer Channels for Nicola and Nick. We began our coverage of their Wedding joining Nicola at Channels where she was getting ready. The preparations went well considering the number of bodies in a fairly small space on a very hot day!
Nick and his Groomsmen were waiting until the last moment when they had to put on their jackets for their pictures! After taking some pictures of Nick, his Groomsmen and Parents the Bridesmaids got changed whilst Nicola was having the final touches applied to her hair and make-up. They then helped Nicola get into her Wedding Dress.
The Wedding Ceremony
After a few pictures it was time for the Ceremony. Nicola and her attendants made their way outside where Nick and the guests were waiting
After the Ceremony and with their glasses of bubbly Nicola and Nick led their Guests to the area in the grounds for the Drinks Reception.
Unplanned, a Receiving Line occurred! Actually, this turned out ok as the Guests were served with Reception Drinks and could escape into the shade! Whilst this was going on we took some informal pictures. A short time later we got on with the requested family pictures. Later on the afternoon we took the Nicola, Nick and the Bridal Party for a few pictures around the front of Channels. Once these were completed the Bridal Party returned to the Drinks Reception whilst we took Nicola and Nick’s pictures. The trees provided the shade which was very welcome!
The Confetti and Wedding Breakfast
Nicola and Nick were showered in confetti just before the wedding Breakfast.
The Speeches followed the meal. Not to be missed was taking some pictures in the evening light so we then took Nicola and Nick to the lake for a walk around for a few minutes. As their Evening Guests had arrived it was time for the cake cutting which was then followed by the dancing. First of all Nicola and Nick had the chair dance the Hora, around the dance floor before they then had their First Dance. We captured a few pictures of the evening before it was time for the sunset. What a sunset it was! It was nice to work with A most rewarding day of Channels Wedding Photography. It was nice to see and work with Michelle of Bumblebee Bridal again and will see her again very soon.
Hayley and Jason have done us proud with their Prested Hall Wedding Photographer Testimonial!
Not only have they sent a lovely card but have also given us testimonials on Facebook and Google. Thank you Hayley and Jason!!
“To David & Sandra,
Thank you so much for capturing our special day!
The photos are fantastic and so many people commented on how great you both were!
I can’t stop going through the pictures!
Thank you again, love
Hayley + Jason Brentnall”
Hayley and Jason were married at Feering Church with a Reception at Prested Hall in June this year. They worked promptly on their picture selection and have a beautiful finished Storybook album by mid-August.
Relaxed Family Photos with Vicki, Sean, Owen and Phoebe are always great and lively! Deciding the best way to do this was to to go for a walk near to where they live in the centre of Essex. The walk in the park and woods worked well. This also involved catching up with them as we have photographed them several times previously as a family and for their wedding. Chatting, relaxing all helps make the natural pictures even better! We do have great fun doing these pictures! Looking forward to our next meeting for some more fun.
Essex Wedding Photography at Crabbs Barn for Tracey & Mike
Essex Wedding Photography – Tracey and Mike held their Wedding at the lovely Wedding Venue Crabbs Barn. Tracey and Mike’s daughters were getting ready with Tracey in the Bridal Room at Crabbs Barn when we arrived. Preparations were going well and the three of them were very relaxed.
Mike was with his son, who was his Best Man, so before many of the Guests arrived, we took a few pictures of them. With having lovely weather they greeted, then socialised with the Guests outside. Once the hair and make-up was finished the girls got dressed. After taking a couple of pictures of Tracey, it was then time to walk along the path to the Barn for the Ceremony. The Guests had taken their seats in the Barn and a few minutes later Tracey who was given away by her daughter Rebecca walked into the Barn. After the Ceremony a short Celebrant Service took place, starting with the lighting of the Memorial Lantern. This service was very important to Tracey and Mike and it was nice to be present to capture the moments. Afterwards everyone went outside for the Drinks Reception, with the setting providing some informal pictures.
Once Tracey and Mike had spent a little time with their Guests we got on with the requested family group pictures. Other special pictures were taken during the afternoon. Tracey and Mike’s ‘together’ pictures took place around the grounds a little later on in the sunshine. Their Guests later threw petals over Tracey and Mike before the Wedding Breakfast.
The Wedding Breakfast
Everyone was entertained by the wonderful Irie J during the meal. After the Speeches, which followed the meal, everyone relaxed in the grounds of Crabbs Barn. This allowed us to escape for a few minutes with Tracey and Mike for a short walk for a few evening pictures. After cutting their Wedding Cake they had their First Dance. Later a Sunset finished our coverage of Tracey and Mike’s wonderful Wedding Day. It was a pleasure to carry out Essex Wedding Photography for Tracey and Mike, thank you for asking us.
Wedding Photographer Layer Marney Tower for Stacey & Sam
It was an early start for Stacey and Sam’s Wedding at Layer Marney Tower. Our first port of call was at Stacey’s Parents’ house where Stacey was getting ready. Stacey’s Bridesmaids were getting ready as well and all preparations were going well. We got on with taking pictures of Stacey’s accessories and details. Once the Bridesmaids and Orla the Flowergirl were ready we went into the garden as it was such a nice day to take some pictures. Stacey was soon ready as well and we were able to finish all the pictures.
Off to the wedding
We then headed off to Layer Marney Tower where the Wedding Ceremony was being held. Layer Marney Tower is a glorious setting for a Wedding and looked wonderful in the brilliant sunshine. Meeting with Sam we took a few pictures of him with his Best Man before they greeted the Guests. Some Guests arrived on the Layer Marney bus we captured their arrival. Sam went into the Corsellis Room which was where the Ceremony was taking place after having a brief chat with the Registrars. Meanwhile Stacey had arrived driven by Graham in the Layer Marney Tower. They then made their way into the building for the Ceremony stopping for a couple of quick pictures on the way. After the Ceremony Stacey and Sam went for a short ride whilst the Guests enjoyed the Drinks Reception in the grounds. When Stacey and Sam returned they were dropped at the bottom gate and walked up the path to the Tower watched by their Guests.
After the requested family group pictures Stacey and Sam enjoyed having social time to spend with their Guests. Later when we took Stacey and Sam for a few pictures around Layer Marney. The brilliant caricaturist Steve Hearn and the String Quartet entertained the Guests. Just before the Wedding Breakfast Breakfast in the Long Gallery, it was confetti time. Some nice pictures.
After The meal
After the meal it was time for the Speeches. With it being such a nice evening people made the most to by going outside. During the evening we took a few informal pictures and escaped for a few minutes to take Stacey and Sam around the front of Layer Marney. The bus was there so they had a few fun pictures with that as well before it was time for their cake cutting. Stacey and Sam’s First Dance followed.
We ended our coverage of Stacey and Sam’s Wedding Day with some fabulous sunset and Tower shots. Thank you Stacey and Sam for asking us to take your photographs of your Wedding. It was a lovely day spent with lovely people.