New Baby Family Portraits

New Baby Family Portraits

Catherine and Jamie wanted some New Baby Family Portraits recently. We were Catherine and Jamie’s Wedding Photographers for their Winter Wedding at  The 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!

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Wedding Photographer Channels for Nicola & Nick

Wedding Photographer Channels for Nicola & Nick

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.Channels Wedding Photographer

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.Channels Wedding Photographer 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! Wedding Photographer Channels

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. Channels Wedding Photographer EssexWe 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.



Prested Hall Wedding Photographer Testimonial

Prested Hall Wedding Photographer Testimonial

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.

Prested Hall Wedding Photographer Testimonial Essex Prested Hall Wedding Photographer Testimonial David Islip

Relaxed Family Photos for Vicki and Sean

Relaxed Family Photos

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.Relaxed Family Photos Essex Environmental Portrait Photographer


Essex Wedding Photography at Crabbs Barn for Tracey & Mike

Essex Wedding Photography at Crabbs Barn for Tracey & Mike

Essex Wedding Photography – Tracey and Mike held their Wedding at the wonderful 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 Tracey, and walked along the path whilst Tracey met with the Registrars.Recommended Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn The Guests had taken their seats 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. Essex Wedding Photography  Their Guests later threw petals over Tracey and Mike before the Wedding Breakfast. Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn

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 lovely Wedding Day.Evening Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn It was a pleasure to carry out Essex Wedding Photography for Tracey and Mike, thank you.



Wedding Photographer Layer Marney Tower for Stacey & Sam

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.Layer Marney Recommended Wedding Photographer

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. Recommended Wedding Photographer Layer Marney 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.Layer Marney Wedding Photographer

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.Layer Marney Recommended Wedding Photographer Thank you Stacey and Sam for asking us to take your photographs of your Wedding. It was a lovely day spent with lovely people.