Photos by the river for Vanessa & Malcolm

Photos by the river for Vanessa & Malcolm

One afternoon a couple of months ago Vanessa and Malcolm came to see us for some Photos by the river  and to talk about their Renewal of Vows Ceremony at  The Fennes Estate in the summer.  Although we had met Ness and Malcolm before they now had more details to give us about their big day. This get-together also gave us the opportunity to create a few Photos by the river as a pre-wedding practice session.

Photos by the river
 
 
 

Layer Marney Tower Wedding Photography for Lucy & Joe

Layer Marney Tower Wedding Photography for Lucy & Joe

Layer Marney Tower Wedding Photography for Lucy and Joe was on a beautiful Spring Day. Our day started at Crowne Plaza Resort Five Lakes.Lucy and Joe were both getting ready. After saying ‘hello’ and a few words with Lucy and the girls, David went off to see Joe. I stayed with the Lucy and the girls and captured the action as it happened as well as taking pictures of the details and accessories. There was a lot going on but all was calm and collected. Joe had a couple of pictures taken before he and his Groomsmen left to go  to St. Peters Church, Great Totham.Recommended Wedding Photographer Layer Marney Whilst this was happening  Lucy and the girls were on the balcony in the room with their glasses of champagne having their picture taken before getting dressed. It was important for  Lucy to see her Father’s reaction when she was dressed and the time as always was going very fast. With the help of her Mum and Bridesmaids this was achieved quickly and we had a little time for a few other pictures before we had to leave. St Peter’s Church, Great Totham was where the marriage was taking place and once we arrived we took some Guest arrival pictures, as well as a few of Joe and his Groomsmen.St Peter's Church Great Totham Wedding PhotographerWaiting at the Church were the Flowergirl Estelle-Rose and Ben,the Pageboy, who were eager to see Lucy arrive at the Church gate.  After getting a glimpse of her they rushed back to the Church Door to surprise her. The String Quartet played as Lucy then took her Father’s arm and went into the Church.St Peter's Church Great Totham Wedding Photographer Outside the Church after the service Lucy and Joe just wanted a few pictures taken  as they wanted to get back to Layer Marney. The Guests climbed aboard the Layer Marney Bus as Lucy and Joe were driven to Layer Marney Tower.  The Drinks Reception was held outside in front of the Tower so the Guests took a drink and when Lucy and Joe arrived at the bottom gate they made their way down there.  Lucy and Joe wanted to walk upto the Tower  with the Guests blowing bubbles over them and this is what happened.Some nice pictures.Layer Marney Tower Wedding Photography Lucy and Joe had time to spend with their Guests during the afternoon as well as us taking the requested family group pictures. During the afternoon Alan Nunn, the Magician and Arioso String Quartet provided the entertainment.  Later whilst we took Lucy and Joe for a walk around the grounds of Layer Marney the children plus their Mums and Dads went into the Barn to see the lambs.  If wanted they could give the lambs their milk which some did. When we returned the Guests made their way into the Long Gallery for the Wedding Breakfast.  Lucy and Joe were announced in and they took their seats at the top table ready for the meal to be served. The Speeches followed and once this were finished we made a dash outside for the sunset.  Phew! We just made it in time for some nice pictures. Recommended Wedding Photographer Layer MarneyWe finished with some evening pictures in front of the Tower before going inside.  The Band was ready so Lucy and Joe took to the dance floor for their First Dance. After taking a few informal group pictures of the evening it was time for us to say our ‘goodbyes’. A long day but a most rewarding day and a nice Wedding. It was nice to see Julia of W. Flowers and to meet Michelle of Bumblebee bridal (little did we know at the time we would be seeing and working with each other on several Weddings this year!)

 
 
 

Wedding Photography Fennes for Paula & Jason

Wedding Photography Fennes for Paula & Jason

Wedding Photography Fennes – Great to be back at the wonderful Fennes a few days after our previous Wedding there.  It is a brilliant Venue with superb staff to make your Wedding Day so special. Paula and Jason’s Wedding was no exception! It was overcast but dry when we arrived at Fennes on the morning of the Wedding.  We headed up to the Bridal Changing Room where Paula was getting ready. Everybody was very relaxed and preparations were going well. The men were getting ready in the Lodges so David made his way over to them to see how things were progressing. Very well was the answer, so after capturing a few of these pictures, Jason and his Groomsmen made their way over to the House for a few pictures. Afterwards, as the Guests arrived, Jason greeted them whilst we captured a few arrival pictures as well. The girls were well on their way by this time and soon ready for their pictures. Paula’s Brother came to join us as we started as he was going to be giving her away. Wedding Photographer FennesAfter a few pictures it was time for the Civil Ceremony.  The Pavilion looked lovely, the Guests were seated, the Harpist was playing and all was ready for Paula to make her entrance. Following the Ceremony everyone walked up to the front of the house for the Drinks Reception.  It was raining outside so everybody socialised inside for a while. Fortunately, the weather did break, long enough for us to take some requested family pictures outside. Once these were completed we took Paula and Jason for a very quick walk around the grounds. Recommended Wedding Photographer FennesIt was drizzling a little bit by now so we started with a brolly but were able to discard it after a couple of pictures as it had virtually stopped.. It would have been a shame if we didn’t include the bluebells and blossom in Paula and Jason’s pictures so were very lucky. Riding our luck we did a few fun Bridal Party pictures outside before going back inside for to take a few more.Wedding Photography FennesPaula and Jason then carried on with talking to their Guests. During the rest of the time before the Wedding Breakfast we took a variety of informal pictures.The Speeches provided some good reactions which we were there to capture. During the time before the Evening Guests arrived we took a few pictures in Fennes as it was raining of Paula and Jason and some group shots as of their Evening Guests. Later Paula and Jason cut their Wedding Cake  before taking to the dance floor for their First Dance.Wedding Photographer Fennes Essex A lovely couple! Congratulations Paula and Jason on your Wedding and thank you for asking us to photograph your Wedding.

 
 
 

Pre-Wedding Pictures for Tracey & Mike

Pre-Wedding Pictures

It was a lovely morning when we visited Tracey and Mike for their Pre-Wedding pictures.  Tracey and Mike asked us if we would mind going to their home for their pictures.  We were happy to do so, and after seeing their wonderful garden it was the right place to take some pictures.  First of all though we chatted and talked through details of their Wedding at Crabbs Barn which is going to be taking place soon. Afterwards we went out into the garden where we were spoilt for choice as to where we could take the pictures. The backdrop to the pictures was lovely, and we achieved some nice pictures.

Pre-Wedding Pictures
 
 
 

Family Photo session for Claire & Tim

Family Photo session for Claire & Tim

It was great news to hear that Claire and Tim had become Parents to a second baby boy recently and that they wanted another Family Photo session at their home in Essex.  We arranged a suitable day and time to visit them at their home and create their images. We photographed Claire and Tim’s wedding when they were married at the wonderful Fennes in 2012. We continue to see Claire and Tim from time to time to update their Family pictures and love doing so. How well would this photo session go! Claire and Tim now have two children, Noah who is nearly four years old and Henry who was just ten days old. No worries,Noah was lively as you would expect a four year old to be and as for Henry, what more could we ask for, happy and content. As for the Parents, chilled! We had a lovely time and achieved some nice results.

Family Photo session Essex
 
 
 

Fennes Wedding Photography for Emma & Ben

Fennes Wedding Photography for Emma & Ben

It was a nice spring day when we arrived at The Fennes Estate for the Wedding of Emma and Ben. Emma was getting ready in the house with her Bridesmaids. Ben and his Groomsmen arrived a little later and carried out their final preparations. Once Ben and his Groomsmen were ready they had some pictures taken at the front of Fennes House. Fennes Recommended Wedding PhotographerMeanwhile Emma enjoyed sipping her Champagne and it was then time for her Mum to assist her to get dressed. Ben was greeting the Guests and went with them as they made their way to the Pavilion for the ceremony. We took a few Bridal portraits of Emma together with a few other pictures before it was time for Emma to go and see the Registrars. The String Quartet played as Emma took her Father’s arm and entered the Pavilion for the Ceremony. After the Ceremony the Guests followed Emma and Ben to the front of the house for the Drinks Reception. Everyone enjoyed the Drinks Reception in the sunshine whilst we took some informal pictures. During the afternoon we arranged the requested family group pictures. Taking Emma and Ben for a walk around the grounds later was very nice, especially through the bluebells.Fennes Wedding Photography Before the WeddingBreakfast the Wedding Guests threw confetti over Emma and Ben in the Gold Room. After the Wedding Breakfast it was time for the Speeches. For early evening entertainment Emma and Ben had arranged the fabulous Caricaturist Steve Hearn  to provide caricatures. After Emma and Ben had their caricature we managed to steal them away for a few evening pictures. When we returned a few minutes later their evening Guests were arriving. After Emma and Ben had cut their Wedding Cake they took to the dance floor for their First Dance. Fennes Love sign on dance floorTo finish our coverage of Emma and Ben’s lovely Wedding, the sun was setting and off we went to capture it. Fantastic! Fennes sunset wedding photos

 
 
 

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