Same-Sex Wedding Photography – Stock Brook Manor for Kate & Lorna

Same-Sex Wedding Photography – Stock Brook Manor for Kate & Lorna

We were looking forward to Kate & Lorna’s marriage, this being our first same-sex Wedding Photography.  It was a bright, dry but windy day when we arrived at the Hotel for some preparation shots of Kate and Lorna. With lots going on together with lots of people, David and I had our work cut out capturing the key moments as they happened! TDH Media were on hand as well videoing and putting together the Marryoke. Kate was the first to be ready to leave the Hotel with some of the Bridesmaids and head off to Stock Brook Manor, Essex.  Time was getting short so we took our  final preparation images of Lorna and made our way to Stock Brook.  Whilst waiting for Lorna to arrive we had time to catch up with Kate for a few pictures.  Once Lorna arrived and after taking a few pictures of her it was time for the Ceremony.  With the Guests seated for the Ceremony, the girls took their Dads’ arm and made their separate way to the Rosewood Suite.  Kate was the first to enter the room from the side door and made her way to the front of the room. Then Lorna made her entrance from the back of the room to join Kate.Stock Brook Manor Wedding PhotographerAfter exchanging their vows and now married, Kate and Lorna led their Guests outside onto the patio behind Stock Brook Manor for the Drinks Reception. Essex Wedding Photographer Same-sex Weddings Whilst everybody was socialising we captured some informal pictures before the requested family photos.  We found a sheltered spot for these and despite the wind playing havoc we took a variety of pictures elsewhere during the afternoon. Same-Sex Wedding Photography EssexThe Wedding Breakfast was upstairs in the Banqueting Suite.  Wow!  It looked amazing! Once all the wedding guests were seated, Kate and Lorna took their places on the top table for the start of the Wedding Breakfast.  Soon it was time for the Speeches and as they finished it was a quick dash to get the sunset. Well worth it!  Nice pictures as well as good fun!Stock Brook Manor Same-sex Wedding Essex Returning to their Guests, Kate and Lorna then cut the Wedding cake before their First Dance.  After capturing a flavour of the evening entertainment, it was time for us to leave and let them continue with the celebrations.  A great day!

 
 
 

Stock Brook Manor Wedding Photography – Jane & Geoff

Stock Brook Manor Wedding Photography

It was a windy but a bright dry day for Jane and Geoff’s Wedding at Stock Brook Manor.  Jane’s final bridal preparations were taking place upstairs at Stock Brook, which is where we found her with her Daughter, Nicki, Son, Dan and Granddaughter, Mikayla. Whilst I was capturing a few informal pictures upstairs, Geoff was having his pictures taken downstairs by David.  In between times Geoff was welcoming the Guests. We took a few pictures of Jane and her family, as Geoff and the Wedding Guests made their way into the Garden Room for the Ceremony.  Jane took Dan’s arm,with Mikayla leading the way, they walked into the Ceremony Room. Stock Brook Manor Wedding PhotographyAfter the Ceremony, everybody enjoyed the Drinks Reception inside. We found the most sheltered spot from the wind to take  Jane & Geoff’s requested groups pictures.  The reactions they caused will be remembered! Good fun! Jane and Geoff then re-joined their Guests to continue the Drinks Reception, allowing us to capture some informal pictures.  Jane and Geoff wanted to spend as much time as possible with their Guests but we did manage to steal them away for a few minutes for their ‘together’ pictures. Ted Prior the Toastmaster organised the Receiving Line before the start of the Wedding Breakfast in the Rosewood Suite. The Speeches provided us with some good images and after taking some informal pictures later, it was time for us to leave. A lovely day of Stock Brook Manor wedding photography.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wedding Photography for Ashley & William – Stock Brook Manor, Stock

With both sides of the family staying at Greenwoods Hotel & Spa, Stock, there was so much going on, it proved a good choice for us to get there early for the Wedding of Ashley and William. We captured some brilliant moments with the girls and the boys.  Whilst the boys were getting organised with leaving to go to the Church, we were taking some photographs of Ashley and her Bridesmaids.wedding-photographer-essex-greenwoods The weather was absolutely glorious and we captured some lovely relaxed smiles of the Guests as they arrived at The Most Holy Redeemer Church, Billericay.  Following the service and after a couple of pictures and confetti, we moved swiftly off to Stock Brook Manor.  Whilst the Guests were arriving and being given a Drink we took Ashley and William off for a few photographs before giving them a break.wedding-photographer-essex-stock brook manor With the flowergirls and pageboys enjoying playing on the lawn, bringing the rest of the Bridal Party  to join them, made for some nice images. It was nice to meet Daniel Stollar , the Toastmaster and he certainly assisted us with finding the relevant people for different  pictures.  During the Wedding Breakfast everyone was treated to a surprise act by The Three Waiters.  Ashley and William were on stand by for the nod from us regarding a sunset shot as they particularly wanted this.  Sometimes this happens between courses in the Wedding Breakfast and today was the day!  Not wanting to delay proceedings any more than we had too, driving to the far side of Stock Brook Manor was the quickest way!  It was worth it!  Not only a sunset picture but as we returned to the car the moon was rising in the opposite direction as well!wedding-photographer-essex-stock brook manor After coverage of the Speeches and whilst the room was being set up for the evening celebrations, Ashley, William and their Guests had time to socialise.  Our day ended a little while after the First Dance.  A beautiful day!

 
 
 

Pre-Wedding Pictures

It was great to meet Ashley and Billy again, prior to their Wedding at Stock Brook Manor, for a few pre-wedding pictures.wedding-photographer-essex-pre-wedding

 
 
 

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