Essex Family Portraits

Essex Family Portraits

A couple of months ago we were booked for some Essex Family Portraits. Alison and Mike were married at Crabbs Barn in 2013 so it was lovely to meet up with them again. This time it was to meet their son, Max for the first time. We were commissioned to capture some portraits of  him and the three of them as a family. Max was only a couple of weeks old when we saw him but for someone so young he was awake and very aware of everything around him for most of the time. An enjoyable time spent with this family ending up with some nice pictures.

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Layer Marney Wedding Fayre – Sunday 15 October 2017

Layer Marney Wedding Fayre – Sunday 15 October 2017

Layer Marney Wedding Fayre – We are looking forward to attending the WeddingLayer Marney this Sunday from 11-3.30pm. As always this is a most popular day and is organised by Sharon Donaldson of The Wedding Fayre. Layer Marney Tower is a wonderful Venue, well worth a view. We will be showing our Wedding Albums and would love to chat to you about your Wedding. Come and see us in the Long Gallery where you will find other Suppliers for your big day as well.

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Fennes Outdoor Wedding for Kelly & Ben

Fennes Outdoor Wedding for Kelly & Ben

It was a beautiful day for Kelly and Ben’s Fennes Outdoor Wedding. Both Kelly and Ben were getting ready at Fennes so  David and I went our separate ways to photograph the preparations. In both camps preparations were going well. The Flowergirl, Ophelia,  was happy drawing and colouring whilst watching the preparations, waiting patiently for her turn to get dressed.

Once Ben and his Groomsmen were ready they came over to the House. After Ben had opened his present from Kelly he had a few pictures taken with his Best Man and Ushers. Upstairs, Kelly and her Bridesmaids were getting dressed with Mum assisting Kelly and were all soon ready for some pictures. Recommended Wedding Photographer Fennes

The Ceremony

Guests who had been socialising outside and others who were arriving made their way to the area for the Ceremony. Ben escorted Kelly’s Mother over to the Gazebo for the Ceremony as Kelly came down the stairs and was greeted by her Father. After seeing the Registrars, Kelly and the girls had a few minutes before leaving the Gold Room and going outside. Some lovely pictures against a wonderful backdrop as they joined everybody. Fennes Outdoor Wedding

The Reception

After the Ceremony everyone enjoyed the Drinks Reception entertained by the String Quartet. Timings were fine allowing time for Kelly and Ben to socialise as well as taking their requested pictures. A nice relaxing afternoon gave us time to take a variety of pictures but without keeping Kelly and Ben for long periods of time away from their Guests.  Before the Wedding Breakfast the Guests showered Kelly and Ben in confetti.

After the Wedding Breakfast it was time for the Speeches. Once these were finished as it was such a lovely evening, the light was good we went outside for a few more pictures.  Finishing off as we returned to the Pavilion we took a couple of pictures in the house.Fennes Recommended Wedding Photographer After the evening Guests had arrived it was time for cutting the Wedding Cake and the First Dance. Kelly and Ben were joined on the dance floor by their Guests. Our coverage of Kelly and Ben’s Wedding ended with a lovely sunset.Recommended Wedding Photographer Fennes A great day and a lovely couple. It was good to work with Philip Smith Visuals as well.

 
 
 

Kind words from Jasmine and Jake

Kind words from Jasmine and Jake

“A big thank you from us both, made the photos run so smoothly, really pleased with your work”

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Family Portraits Chelmsford

Family Portraits Chelmsford

It was nice when Louise and Stephen got in touch with us a few months ago asking about some Family Portraits Chelmsford. They wanted some pictures taken then they could choose one as a present for Stephen’s Mum’s special Birthday. Ideally of the four grandchildren. When we photographed Louise and Stephen’s Wedding in 2014 at Crabbs Barn,they already had their daughter Emily. Now they also have have a son called Oliver. Stephen’s sister joined us on the arranged weekend morning at Louise and Stephen’s home with her two daughters.  It was pretty lively with a two year old, we had fun, and they ended up with a variety of pictures to choose from. We often hear ‘we have nowhere to take pictures’, a small space is just fine.

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Wedding Photographer Fennes Estate for Beth & Alex

Wedding Photographer Fennes Estate for Beth & Alex

It was a nice day when we arrived to be Wedding Photographer Fennes Estate for Alex and Beth’s  Wedding. We arrived early at Fennes as Beth   was getting ready there before the Church Wedding at St Mary’s Church, Bocking. Beth was upstairs in the Bridal Changing Rooms with her Bridesmaids and all was calm and collected.   We got on with taking pictures of Beth’s accessories and details whilst capturing images of the final preparations.

It wasn’t long before Beth and the Bridesmaids were dressed and ready for some photographs. After a couple of pictures upstairs we went downstairs and into the Gold Room. It is really nice when there are no Guests inside the House as we are able to take some pictures in the downstairs rooms before leaving for a Church Wedding. With the pictures taken we left Beth to go to the Church.

St Mary’s Bocking

Alex and his Groomsmen were there carrying out their duties we were able to interrupt them just for a few minutes to take a few pictures.St Mary's Church Bocking Wedding Photographer We took some Guests arrival pictures coming up the path and into the Church before Beth arrived. At the Church Tippi, the Flowergirl, joined Beth, her Father and the Bridesmaids.St Mary's Church Bocking Wedding Photographer Beth and her Father followed the Bridesmaids into the Church for the service. It was a nice service and when it was finished everybody exited the Church for a few quick family pictures.  Beth and Alex then walked down the path being showered by confetti as they went. Returning to Fennes, we got on with the car pictures before the Guests arrived.

The Drinks Reception followed outdoors with the weather holding. Alex and Beth wanted to have plenty of time to spend with their Guests and that is exactly what they had. During the afternoon we took a few smaller group pictures. We spent a few minutes with Beth and Alex taking their pictures as the forecast was not looking too good for later. Wedding Photographer Fennes Estate Then the rain came just before we could get the ‘everybody’ shot done. Thankfully Fennes has lots of space and with the help of the staff we managed to improvise just prior to the Wedding Breakfast.

The Wedding Breakfast

The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Pavilion and this was followed by the Speeches. Afterwards there was Crazy Golf and other games in the Banqueting Hall to keep the adults and children entertained. Later Beth and Alex cut their Wedding Cake and then took to the dance floor for their First Dance. The weather prevented us taking Beth and Alex outside for some evening pictures so we made use of the steps and took the ‘heart’ picture. Fennes Recommended Wedding PhotographerHappy with our pictures we then said our ‘goodbyes’. It was a lovely day and nice to see Stephanie (Alex’s sister)  and Tim, whose Wedding we photographed 21 years ago at Leez Priory!

 

 
 
 

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