Colchester Town Hall Photographer

Colchester Town Hall Photographer

Tara and Tom asked us to be their  Colchester Town Hall Photographer and afterwards at Green Island Gardens, Ardleigh, for their Summer Wedding.  It was a beautiful day when we arrived at Tara’s Parents’ home for Tara’s preparation pictures. Tara was having her hair finished and the Bridesmaids were putting their sarees on Everything was going well. When Mum was ready, she helped Tara put on her Wedding Dress. The garden was the place for a few pictures, giving a lovely backdrop and shade.  With a few portraits of Tara and a the pictures of the Bridesmaids and Family completed it was time for us to leave. Colchester Town Hall was where the Civil Ceremony was taking place. We left extra time for some known road closures and also holiday time traffic! turned out not to be a problem leaving us with sufficient time for Tom’s pictures with his Best Man and Ushers. We also managed a few Guest arrival pictures before they made their way up the stairs to the Moot Hall for the Ceremony.

Colchester Town Hall Photographer Tara arrived, we used the few minutes for a couple of pictures before she saw the Registrars and went upstairs.  With everybody seated Tara entered the impressive Moot Hall. Colchester Wedding Photographer Town Hall ColchesterAfter the formalities of the Ceremony, Tara and Tom went out of the room, paused on the stairs for a couple of pictures before heading downstairs. Tara and Tom then went outside into the brilliant sunshine and chatted a little while with their Guests, whilst the Chaffeur was opening the Champagne. Everybody then waved them off as they left the Town Hall for the Wedding Reception at Green Island Gardens. The Guests arrived, they made their way into the gardens for the Welcome Drinks and being entertained by a String Quartet. Tara and Tom arrived a while later. Whilst the Bridal Party were organising the confetti with the Guests, we took a few pictures of Tom and Tara. After being covered in confetti by their Guests, they then had time to socialise, whilst we took some informal pictures. We managed to  find a nice area in the shade to do the requested family pictures, followed by Tara and Tom’s pictures around the grounds as the time was racing by!  The Garden games proved to be a hit with the Guests during the rest of the afternoon and provided a few good reaction pictures.  Green Island Gardens Wedding PhotographerBeautiful backdrops and light! Evening Guests then started to arrive and after Tara and Tom spent a little time with them it was time for them all to move to the Marquee for the Wedding Breakfast.  It was at this point Tara and Tom went to get changed into traditional Sri Lankan clothing. They looked stunning! We were able to take a few pictures as they had to make their way over to the Marquee. Before the start of the meal the Father of the Bride made his Speech and after the main course, Tom made his Speech. Essex Wedding PhotographerA beautiful night sky appeared and we were able to capture this before the desserts were served.  Yuandi completed the Speeches later before the cake cutting.  Tara and Tom then took to the Dance Floor for their First Dance. Essex Wedding PhotographerThis was followed by a Bollywood Dance Workshop which was fun. A colourful, rewarding and fabulous day!  Thank you Tara and Tom for asking us to be your Wedding Photographers.

 
 
 

Wedding Photography for Debbie & Gbenga

Wedding Photography for Debbie & Gbenga

It was an early start for us for the wedding photography for Debbie and Gbenga. Debbie, her Mother and Bridesmaids were getting ready not at the family farm but at The Mill Hotel in Sudbury. Meeting with the girls in the room all the preparations were going well. Timings were spot on, we were able to take some getting ready pictures as well as a few of Debbie when she was dressed.

Essex Wedding PhotographerLeaving them we then went to meet with Gbenga and his Groomsmen. They were getting ready close to Debbie’s family home so we stopped off to see them.  We had a little time with them to capture a few preparation pictures.  For their portraits we found a shaded spot behind the cottage in the shelter of the trees as it was now a very hot day. Leaving them we then went the short distance to Debbie’s family home.  Waiting for us there were the two Flowergirls with their Mummies. Debbie wanted a couple of family pictures there before going to the Church. It worked well,  wethen left them and made our way to St Nicholas Church, Castle Hedingham. At Church we captured a few pictures of the guests as they arrived.  Debbie arrived with her Father shortly afterwards and walked down the path and into the Church.Wedding Photography Essex After the service, using the shelter of the trees from the sun, we got on with taking the requested family group pictures. This worked well and it wasn’t many minutes before we were able to leave for the Reception. The Marquee  was set up in the grounds of Debbie’s Parents Farm so we quickly took a few pictures of the details before we took some informal pictures of the Guests who were enjoying the Drinks Reception. Debbie and Gbenga arrived a little later, making for some great pictures as they entered the farm. Marquee Wedding Photographer EssexDebbie and Gbenga then enjoyed some social time with their Guests before some fun bridal party shots.  We took Debbie and Gbenga’s pre-wedding pictures at the Farm earlier in the summer so knew the opportunities for their ‘together’ pictures. We were looking forward to take these. Although still rather hot we took a few pictures of them around but decided to take some more later on. When everybody was seated for the Wedding Breakfast, one person who was designated from each table, put on an apron and took on the job of carving the joint of beef for their party. After the meal the Speeches followed.  It was a beautiful evening and more pictures beckoned! Debbie and Gbenga were more than happy to have a few pictures around the lake and then go into the cornfield.  Wonderful!Wedding Photographer Essex After Debbie and Gbenga’s First Dance a little later we then said our ‘goodbyes’.  A most rewarding day of wedding photography.

 
 
 

Essex Marquee Wedding Photographer Testimonial

Essex Marquee Wedding Photographer Testimonial

We were delighted to receive these kind words from Alice and Pete.  Their wedding was at St Nicholas Church, Tolleshunt D’arcy  with a Marquee Reception at Alice’s family home.

Dear David and Sandra,

Just a quick email to thank you once again for being our wedding photographers. Pete and I are delighted with the photo book and we know we will enjoy looking at the pictures for years to come.

Kind Regards

Alice

Marquee weddings are often booked at shorter notice so we regularly miss out. This is due to us being booked at one of the many venues where we are recommended. Alice and Pete booked us earlier for their Wedding and we were very pleased we were free!

Essex Marquee Wedding Photographer Testimonial

 

 
 
 

Pre-Wedding Photo for Deborah and Gbenga

Pre-Wedding Photo for Deborah and Gbenga

It was a lovely morning when we met Deborah and Gbenga at Deborah’s family farm recently for their Pre-Wedding Photo, to finalise their wedding plans and to check out the locations. After chatting about timings and other details of their Wedding we went for a walk around the farm to check locations for the wedding and used some nice areas in the daffodils for a few Pre-Wedding Photo’s of them. We are looking forward to their Wedding at St Nicholas Church, Castle Hedingham, Essex,  in a few months time.

Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot
 
 
 

Essex Pre-Wedding Pictures – Alice & Peter

Essex Pre-Wedding Pictures – Alice & Peter

It was a bright, sunny, but very cold winter’s day when we met Alice and Peter again to discuss their Wedding. We met Alice and Pete at the family farm where the marquee Wedding Reception will be taking place.  After a chat about their Wedding we went for a walk around the farm, accompanied by Alice’s Brother’s dog. We are looking forward to photographing their Wedding very soon.

Essex Pre-Wedding Pictures
 
 
 

Marquee Wedding Suffolk

Marquee Wedding Suffolk

It was a beautiful day for Helen and Jamie’s  Church and Marque Wedding.  Our first port of call was to Helen and Jamie’s home for some getting ready pictures. Whilst Helen was having the final touches applied to her make-up and hair we got on with taking detail and accessories pictures.  Once Helen was ready we took a couple of bridal portraits then a couple of pictures with her Parents before leaving. St Edmund’s Church, Assington was the place where the Church service for Helen and Jamie’s chose to get married.  With the sun shining brightly the flowers over the gateway to the Church enhanced the picturesque scene. Guests were beginning to arrive so we took  a few pictures of Jamie, his Best Man and Ushers, followed by a couple of requested pictures.Marquee Wedding Suffolk Whilst the Guests made their way into the Church, Anna, their Flowergirl waited outside for Helen to arrive.  Helen arrived in a white Morgan driven by her Father and after a couple of pictures walked up the path to the Church. Anna led the way into the Church sprinkling flower petals as she went, followed by Helen escorted by her Father.  After the service we took a few family pictures before the Guests threw confetti over Helen and Jamie as they reached the gateway.  Helen and Jamie wanted to have a few pictures of themselves in the Church before leaving, so their Guests left to go the Reception. Suffolk Wedding PhotographerJamie then drove the car to the Woods where we created some nice pictures of the two of them. Marquee Wedding Colchester It wasn’t long before we all joined the Guests at Jamie’s Parents’home for the Reception.  Their Guests were relaxing in the garden so we captured the images before the Wedding  Breakfast in the Marquee. We returned after the Wedding Breakfast to take a few informal pictures of the evening celebrations, including the First Dance.  A stroll down the road and into a field for a splendid sunset picture concluded our coverage of Helen and Jamie’s summer Wedding.  A wonderful day!

 
 
 

Wedding Photography Kelvedon, Essex for Sophie & Jamie

Wedding Photography Kelvedon –  Sophie and Jamie’s Church Wedding was at St Mary the Virgin Church, Kelvedon and then back to Sophie’s Parents’ home nearby.  Our day started early afternoon at Sophie’s Parents’ home where preparations were taking place.  Everything was running smoothly and after capturing the getting ready pictures together with all the accessories it was time for a few family pictures.  We left soon after to go to the Church where we met Jamie and his Groomsmen.  With the rain holding off for the moment we managed to take their pictures outside.  Keeping our fingers crossed Sophie would arrive in the dry (it worked!), it wasn’t long before the Church service began.  Being a late afternoon Wedding in December and with the light rapidly going, when Sophie and Jamie came out of the Church, we didn’t delay getting back to the Reception.  Once back at Sophie’s Parents’ house, Sophie and Jamie escaped inside while the Wedding Guests were ushered into the Marquee in the grounds.  By this time the heavens had opened!  Leaving Sophie and Jamie for some time alone,  a short time later we joined them to take some pictures of them together.  A surprise firework display happened at the same time in the grounds which made for some good reaction pictures.  Once everybody had arrived, Sophie and Jamie made their entrance into the Marquee and enjoyed the Drinks Reception.  As the weather was definitely not on our side, requested group pictures were taken in the Marquee.  Later before the Wedding Breakfast, Sophie’s brother Ben made a Speech which did not leave many dry eyes by the end! Following the Wedding Breakfast, we covered the rest of the Speeches before the evening celebrations.  Sophie and Jamie wanted to have some pictures taken using the backdrop of an old ruins of Felix Hall in the grounds, which had been lit up especially for their Wedding.  Despite the awful weather, armed with umbrellas and something to stand on, off we went! Pleased with the results we returned to the evening Reception.   With the Band set up it was soon time for Sophie and Jamie’s First Dance.  After a finishing picture we left them all to dance the night away.  A lovely day!

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Pre-Wedding Pictures

Pre-wedding pictures – We met Sophie and Jamie at Sophie’s Parents’ home one morning for their pre-wedding pictures.  It was an ideal opportunity to take a look around as their Wedding Reception was to be held there and to complete the details of their forthcoming Wedding.

Engagement Portrait
 
 
 

Wedding Testimonial

We were delighted to receive these kind words from Georgina and Tom who were married in May this year in Horringer, Bury St Edmunds:-

David and Sandra

Thank you so much for all your hard work on the day and on our amazing wedding album.  We’re so happy with all the photos and have had numerous enquiries and compliments about you both.  Thank you so much again!

George & Tom   xxxxwedding-photographer-suffolk-horrringer bury-st-edmunds

 
 
 

Wedding Photography for Katie & Paul – Marquee, Tendring

Our coverage of Katie and Paul’s Wedding started as Paul arrived at St Edmund King & Martyr Church at Tendring, Essex, prior to the arrival of their Guests.  We were able to take some photographs of Paul and his Groomsmen by themselves followed by some informal pictures of them greeting the Guests. wedding-photographer-essex-st edmund king & martyr-tendring The sun was shining when Katie, her Bridesmaids and Parents arrived and after taking a few pictures of them all, it was time for the Wedding service to begin.  After the service we promptly got on with the requested family group photographs before leaving the Church. wedding-photographer-essex-st edmund king & martyr-tendring On the way to the Reception at the family home we had allowed enough time to stop off at a cornfield for a few portraits of Katie & Paul.wedding-photographer-essex-marquee-wedding-tendring Once at the Reception, Guests had arrived and were relaxing in the wonderful garden enjoying a Drinks Reception.  As we had a few pictures to catch up on as we did not go to Katie’s house beforehand, we took these, ensuring Katie and Paul had time to mingle with everybody as well.   With a lovely setting we captured some relaxed pictures of the Wedding and before long it was time for the Wedding Breakfast, when we left everybody to continue enjoying the day.

 
 
 

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