Wedding Photography for Maria & Ian

Wedding Photography for Maria & Ian

It was a bright dry day when we arrived at Crabbs Barn for the Wedding Photography for Maria and Ian.  Maria was getting ready in the Bridal room and we joined her to take a few pictures of her Wedding Dress and Accessories, as well as a few ‘capture the moment’ shots.

When Ian arrived before he got on with  greeting too many of the Guests, we took a few pictures of him with his Groomsmen. Everyone mingled until it was time to go inside the Barn for the Ceremony. Maria was soon ready and was joined by the Bridesmaids. After a few pictures, it was time to walk around to the Barn. Rain started to fall so we hurried inside quicker than usual.Wedding Photography Essex

The Reception

Following the Ceremony, the Guests went into the Garden Room for the Drinks Reception, whilst we took Maria and Ian for a couple of pictures at the gate. The rain had stopped and the ground was drying up. Maria and Ian then joined their Guests.Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographer A little while later we went outside and took the requested family pictures with a variety of others. We managed to take Maria and Ian for a quick walk around the grounds before it was time for the Wedding Breakfast.

The Speeches followed, during this time it rained again but worked nicely for Maria and Ian because just as the Speeches had finished a rainbow appeared! A nice picture followed by the Guests joining us for the confetti pictures.Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn By now it was nice evening,  sunny and the children and adults had the choice of staying outside or return to the Garden Room.  For their entertainment a Magician was on hand, whilst  we took Maria and Ian out into the lane for a couple of sunset pictures. As we returned the Evening Guests were arriving and a little while later everyone returned to the Barn for the cutting of the Wedding Cake and Maria an Ian’s First Dance.Crabbs Barn Recommended Wedding Photographer After capturing a flavour of the evening and happy with our coverage of Maria and Ian’s Wedding we said our ‘goodbyes’. A lovely day!


Fennes Wedding Open Day – Sunday 28 January 2018 – 11am-3pm

Fennes Wedding Open Day – Sunday 28 January 2018 – 11am-3pm

We are looking forward to attending Fennes  Wedding Open Day this Sunday, 28th January. Fennes is such a popular and wonderful venue to hold your Wedding and well worth coming along to view the place, as well as meet with various Suppliers. We will be in the large pavilion and will have a range of sample albums for you to see.


David Islip Photography Stand at Fennes Wedding Open Day

David Islip Photography Stand at Fennes Wedding Open Day



Pre-Wedding Pictures for Elena & James

Pre-Wedding Pictures for Elena & James

Pre-Wedding Pictures – Elena and James came to see us again in the Autumn last year so we could catch up on their plans for their Wedding Day. After a coffee and a chat we went for a walk locally just to take a few pictures of the two of them. The weather was good to us and we had a leisurely time re-aquainting ourselves with Elena and James and they ended up with some nice pictures. Elena and James are getting married in the summer at Fennes . Looks like they are going to make some great wedding pictures!

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Fennes Photographer Recommendation

Fennes Photographer Recommendation

We received thisFennes Photographer Recommendation from Ness & Malcolm after their Renewal of vows at Fennes:-

Hi David and Sandra,

Happy New Year.

“David and Sandra’s work is amazing. They captured our day perfectly. They were professional, understanding, gave advice on the type of photo’s and spent time with us. The pre-wedding shoot was a chance for us to get used to each other and really built up a relationship with us. When the big day arrived we both felt really comfortable as did our guests.

Our vicar praised them as being non intrusive through the ceremony which meant that the important part of the ceremony was not dominated by a photographer. David and Sandra perfectly captured these moments without us knowing they were there.

The service they gave us from beginning to end was excellent. David and Sandra captured our personalities, the mood of the day and produced the most amazing album to treasure and can not praise them enough. We would recommend them to any future bride and groom.”

I know the above is long but I wanted to make sure we covered all aspects. Anne was really impressed with your work covering the ceremony, and said you were one of THE best photographers she has ever worked with.

Everyone who has seen the album absolutely love it. Especially the way it is laid out and how you really did capture what the day was all about.

We can not thank you enough for making our day so special.

Kind regards

Ness and Malcolm

Fennes Photographer Recommendation

Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn – Laura & Alex

Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn for Laura & Alex

We had the pleasure of providing wedding photography for Laura and Alex’s wedding at the wonderful Crabbs Barn. Meeting with Laura when we arrived there was a nice feel of relaxation with the girls getting ready without rushing.Recommended Wedding Photographer Crabbs Laura was having her hair finished, her Wedding Dress and accessories were out for us to photograph. As final preparations were going on Alex was out at the front of the Barn with his Groomsmen. When they were all ready we got on with taking their pictures. It was such a beautiful day and the setting for the outside Ceremony looked lovely.  Alex and his Groomsmen greeted the Guests as they arrived and they all mingled outside until it was time for them to be seated for the Ceremony.

Laura was ready with time to spare, great! Laura was wearing her Grandma’s veil and knowing this was extremely special we made sure this featured !Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn

The Ceremony & Reception

When the Registrars’ meeting was completed, Laura, her Father and the Bridesmaids exited the Barn and made their way toward the Gazebo for the Ceremony.  Once the Ceremony was over the Guests followed Laura and Alex into the grounds for the Drinks Reception. Laura and Alex spent a nice time socialising with their Guests before we got on with the requested family pictures. These went smoothly and after Laura and Alex had a little social time we took them for a short walk around the Grounds.

Following their ‘together’ pictures, there was still time for Laura and Alex to mingle again before being showered in confetti. Following the Wedding Breakfast the Speeches followed.Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn Afterwards we managed to take Laura and Alex away for a few minutes for some evening pictures in the lane.Essex Wedding Photographer After a beautiful day a nice sunset! A little while later Laura and Alex cut their Wedding cake and had their First Dance. Guests then joined them on the dance floor. After capturing a flavour of the evening, some informal people pictures, it was time for us to leave. A wonderful day and and a lovely couple!


Layer Marney Wedding Fayre – Sunday 14 January 2018 – 11am-3.30pm

Layer Marney Wedding Fayre – Sunday 14 January 2018 – 11am-3.30pm

Layer Marney Tower is a stunning Wedding Venue and well worth considering if you are getting married. The Fayre is expertly run by Sharon Donaldson of Many Suppliers will be there as we will be.  Our Stand will be in the Long Gallery so why not come and chat to us about your Wedding. We look forward to seeing you.

Layer Marney Wedding Fayre

New Born Baby Photography

New Born Baby Photography

Louise and Gary asked us to take some New Born Baby Photography of their son Ellis.  It was lovely to see Louise and Gary again and meet Ellis for the first time. We were pleased to be asked to take memories of the family. Ellis was so good and we ended up with pictures of him on his own and together with Mummy and Daddy. We last photographed Louise & Gary at their Crabbs Barn wedding in 2016New Born Baby Photography Essex


Essex Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn for Stacey & Craig

Essex Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn for Stacey & Craig

It was a beautiful day for Essex Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn for Stacey & Craig at  Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon. On arrival at Crabbs Barn, Stacey was very relaxed getting ready with her Bridesmaids. We got on with taking the details and accessories pictures as well as capturing moments of the final preparations.

Craig arrived out the front of Crabbs Barn and when the Groomsmen joined him we took a few pictures. Essex Wedding Photography Once Stacey was ready we got on with taking her pictures making the most of the lovely weather outside. The Guests had arrived and took their seats outside for the Wedding Ceremony. Stacey took her Father’s arm and walked from the Barn outside towards the Gazebo where the Ceremony was taking place. Recommended Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn

Drinks Reception

After the Ceremony everyone enjoyed the Drinks Reception. Garden games and the Space Hoppers kept a lot of the Guests entertained during the afternoon. At times we took some requested family pictures,  fun pictures of the Bridal Party and pictures of Stacey and Craig.The Guests threw petals over Stacey and Craig just before they went in for the Wedding Breakfast.

The Evening Reception

The Speeches followed then everyone went outside to enjoy the evening sunshine.Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn It was such a glorious evening so we took Stacey and Craig and the Bridesmaids to the lane next to Crabbs Barn for a few pictures. Happy with the pictures of Stacey and her Bridesmaids, Stacey stayed with Craig whilst the Bridesmaids returned to Crabbs Barn. We couldn’t miss the opportunity of getting some nice evening pictures of the happy couple. Timings worked well and we ended up with a super sunset in the field.Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographer When we rejoined everyone the evening Guests had started to arrive and we took some informal pictures. Stacey and Craig  cut their Wedding Cake soon after then took to the dance floor for their their First Dance. A lovely Wedding and a delightful couple!


Vows Renewal Ceremony Fennes

Vows Renewal Ceremony Fennes

We went to Fennes for a Vows Renewal Ceremony for Vanessa and Malcolm.  The Ceremony was at The Fennes Estate, Bocking. Vanessa and Malcolm were joined by their family and friends for this occasion. We arrived at Fennes where Ness was getting ready helped by her Bridesmaids, whilst Malcolm was getting ready in the Cottage.

David went to see how the men were getting on whilst I stayed with Ness and the girls. Once Malcolm and his Groomsmen were ready they had a few pictures taken in front of the house.Fennes Recommended Wedding PhotographerIt was a lovely day and as the Guests arrived they socialised outside in the grounds and were joined by Malcolm and his Groomsmen. In the house final preparations were finished, it was nice to see Michelle of Bumblebee Bridal again, and we got on with taking some pictures of them all. With the Guests seated outside for the Ceremony, Ness came downstairs and met with Malcolm  before they went into the Gold Room and then outside. Fennes Wedding Photographer

The Ceremony and Drinks Reception

It was lovely that Malcolm’s Aunt carried out the Ceremony for Ness and Malcolm. Following the Ceremony, Ness and Malcolm spent with their Guests during the Drinks Reception.  During this period we also got on with taking the pictures that Ness and Malcolm requested, as well as taking some capture the moment pictures. Wedding Photographer Fennes

The Wedding Breakfast and Evening

After the confetti pictures everyone made their way into the Pavilion. There were a couple of Speeches before the Hog Roast then Ness and Malcolm cut the cakes. One of the cakes was the top tier of Ness and Malcolm’s original Wedding Cake and it was edible! There was some time available after that so we took Ness and Malcolm for  a short time away from their Guests to take some pictures together with a sunset picture.Wedding Photographer Fennes Returning a little time later dancing followed. A box of dressing up items proved a hit with lots of the Guests and we were there to capture the results! Happy with our coverage of Ness and Malcolm’s Wedding Day we then said our ‘goodbyes’. Ness and Malcolm had a wonderful day and we were delighted to be asked to be part of it. Thank you, Ness and Malcolm.


Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Fayre – Sunday 7 January 2018 – 11am-3.30pm

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Fayre – Sunday 7 January 2018

Our first Wedding Fair of 2018 is the lovely  Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Fayre on Sunday 7 January 2018. The venue is located in the very north of Essex on the border with Sudbury, Suffolk.   This Wedding Fayre is run by Sharon Donaldson of This is one of the most popular wedding shows  and is usually well attended. Couples travel in from Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk! Recommended Suppliers will be on hand to talk to you about your Wedding Day plans. Do come along and have a chat.  Our Stand is in the main Barn where we will have sample books for you to look through and we look forward to talking to you about your Wedding.

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Fayre

Smeetham Hall Barn looks magnificent even on a dull winter day!