Wedding Photography Down Hall for Natasha and Ryan

Wedding Photography Down Hall for Natasha and Ryan

It was nice to make a welcome return to the stunning Down Hall for Natasha and Ryan’s summer Wedding. Our day started early with our first trip of the day to Down Hall Country House Hotel, which is where Natasha was getting ready. On arrival Natasha was well on the way with her preparations, everything was running smoothly. This was a good thing as Natasha and Ryan’s Church Wedding was back in Witham at mid-day. Natasha’s Wedding Dress and Accessories were laid out ready to be photographed so we got on with doing these. The first of the Bridesmaids got dressed and then lent a helping hand, as did Mum,  in dressing Natasha. With Natasha ready we took a few pictures of her in the room whilst the Bridesmaids finished off their preparations.  We didn’t have to wait for long, which was great. We were then able to go out of the room onto the landing and stairs where there was more space and take a few pictures of all of them.

Wedding Photography Down Hall After a few pictures of Natasha we left to go to St Nicolas Church in Witham. Ryan was there when we arrived with his Best Man and Ushers.  It was at this time a shower of rain made an appearance but thankfully not for long! It had dried up by the time Natasha arrived. With the Guests seated in the Church, Natasha took her Father’s arm  and walked up the path to make her entrance. After the service, we quickly took a couple of pictures outside the Church, before the Guests lined the path for the confetti throwing.Essex Wedding Photographer It was then off to Down Hall for the Reception. We took a couple of pictures outside Down Hall as Natasha and Ryan arrived, Whilst the rest of the Guests were arriving we took them for a short walk around the grounds for their pictures. Wedding Photographer Down Hall Natasha and Ryan then had time to socialise with their Guests before we got on with the family pictures and fun Bridal pictures, which were great.  During this time the Guests were entertained by Natasha’s Uncle Gavin who is also a Magician. It was soon time for the Receiving Line prior to theWedding Breakfast. The Speeches followed before everyone came out of the room so it could be set up for the evening. It was a beautiful evening and the ‘golden hour’ beckoned. Once the room was ready, it was time for the cake cutting followed by Natasha and Ryan’s First Dance. Surprise! During their dance, the music changed, dancers emerged from the people watching and took to the dance floor! The Flashmob dance began! Natasha and Ryan’s Parents joined them as well!  Brilliant! What a performance! Down Hall Wedding Photographer Soon after this it was time for us to leave them to continue the celebrations. Congratulations to Natasha and Ryan on a lovely day! Well done to Natasha, your timings were impeccable! It was nice to work with Mark Greatbach again and for the first time Philip White Visuals.

 
 
 

Orsett Hall Wedding Photography for Collette & Tim

Orsett Hall Wedding Photography for Collette & Tim

It has been some time since we provided Wedding Photography at Orsett Hall, so it was nice to be back to photograph the Wedding of Collette and Tim.  Our day started at Collette’s Parents’ house where the girls were getting ready.  On arrival the girls were chilled, chatting, drinking champagne, whilst getting ready.  It was nice to see again Carla Brooks who was doing the make-up on the day. David was at Orsett Hall where the men were getting ready and to capture their final preparations. After taking pictures of Collette’s dress and accessories in between taking pictures of what was happening, it was soon time for everybody to get dressed.Wedding Photographer EssexCollette looked lovely in her Wedding Dress and the girls looked a picture in their dresses.The weather was fine, dry and bright so into the garden we went for a few pictures. We then made our way to St Mary’s Church, North Stifford,  which was where Collette and Tim chose to be married. We managed to get a few pictures of Tim, his Best Man and Ushers in between them carrying out their various duties before the service.Essex Church Wedding Photographer Collette arrived shortly afterwards and with everybody seated in the Church with the Bridesmaids leading the way, followed by Collette and her Father, they went down the church path into the Church. After the exchange of vows and wedding rings,  it was time for the signing of the Register.  Once Collette and Tim signed the Register of their marriage, the Vicar produced the Register which Collette’s parents, Ann and Phil signed when they got married in the Church many years ago. A lovely moment! Essex Wedding Photographer After the service everyone went outside into the Churchyard for some requested group pictures. Collette and Tim were then showered with confetti before they left the Church to go to the Reception. Whilst the Guests were still arriving at Orsett Hall we took Collette and Tim off for a few minutes around the grounds for their pictures before they socialised with their Guests during the Drinks Reception. Orsett Hall Wedding PhotographyDuring this time we took some informal pictures and some fun bridal pictures. Just before the Wedding  Breakfast the Toastmaster showed the way of performing ‘Sabrage’ which is taking the top off the Champagne bottle with a Saber. Tim’s turn to perform this! Accomplished! Wedding Photographer Orsett HallWith everybody seated for the Wedding Breakfast, the Speeches were delivered before the meal. Well done to Adam, the Best Man, a brilliant Speech!  At the end of the Wedding Breakfast, a surprise for the Guests! The appearance of the Singing Waiters! As always they provide great entertainment. Everybody later left the room and went outside for the room to be set up for the evening celebrations. It was a beautiful evening and after Collette and Tim had time to talk to their Guests, sunset beckoned, so off we went! Returning a few minutes later it was time for their First Dance.Orsett Hall Wedding Photographers A little while later we left them to continue their celebrations.  Thank you Collette and Tim for letting us be your Wedding Photographers and be  part of your special day, a truly memorable day spent with a wonderful couple!

 
 
 

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

 

 
 
 

Engagement Pictures – Stephanie & Will

Engagement Pictures – Stephanie & Will

Stephanie and Will visited us one evening to create their  Engagement pictures. This was also the chance to talk about their Wedding at Brentwood Cathedral and their Reception at Crondon Park . After chatting about their Wedding used the evening light to take a few pictures of Stephanie and Will.

Engagement sessions are an important part of what we do. They help us find our how our couples work in front of the camera.  Much better than finding out on the wedding day! We use the meeting confirm the wedding day times, family issues and special pictures!Engagement Pictures from Essex wedding photographer

 
 
 

Priory Hall Wedding Photography for Victoria and Sam

Priory Hall Wedding Photography for Victoria and Sam

It was lovely to be back for a Priory Hall Wedding Photography at this wonderful Wedding Venue in Hadleigh, Suffolk. This was for the Wedding of Victoria and Sam. Our day started at the home of Victoria’s Parents, where Victoria and her Bridesmaids were getting ready.  Arriving at the house all was relaxed although busy with all the preparations. After taking a few details and getting ready shots,  the Bridesmaids got dressed followed by Victoria who was  assisted by her sister and Mum. Rain was in the air so we didn’t venture outside so instead made use of the Conservatory and took some Bridal Portraits of Victoria, who looked amazing, in the Lounge.

Priory Hall Wedding PhotographySt Mary’s Church, Woolpit, was where Victoria and Sam were to be married so when it was time we left for the short journey to the Church. Meeting up with Sam at the Church we took a couple of pictures of him and his Groomsmen in Church as it was now drizzling.  The brollies made the first appearance of the day when the Bridesmaids arrived with the Ushers doing a wonderful job in keeping them dry! As Victoria arrived, the drizzle had stopped, so taking her Father’s arm she followed the path and into the Church. During the service we kept a eye on the weather outside, although we had Plan B lined up if the weather did it’s worst! After the service instead of going outside when they came down the aisle, Victoria and Sam stayed in the Church, ready for Plan B! Having earmarked our spot for the family groups we got on with the requested pictures. Afterwards Victoria, Sam and their Guests made a quick dash to the cars for the journey to  Priory Hall. Hadleigh.Suffolk Church Wedding Photographer

The skies were brightening as we drew nearer to Priory Hall but the rain was still falling, so Victoria and Sam had their Reception drinks and canapés inside. As the Guests were socialising we took a couple of pictures upstairs and as Victoria and Sam re-joined their Guests the rain stopped. Making sure Victoria and Sam had their share of the drinks and canapés and socialised we got on with some fun group pictures followed by the confetti.  Priory Hall Wedding PhotographerThis worked really well and a little while later it was time for the Wedding Breakfast,which was held in the Marquee. Victoria and Sam wanted  a couple of pictures in the maze and  it worked well  to take these in between their Starter and Main Meal. The Speeches provided some great reactions, caught of course! Once these were finished everybody made their way back into Priory Hall for the evening celebrations.Recommended Wedding Photographer Priory Hall A few evening pictures were taken later together with capturing images of the First Dance. A couple of night shots ended our coverage of Victoria and Sam’s Wedding Day. A wonderful day and a lovely couple!

 
 
 

Marquee Wedding Photography for Alice & Peter

Marquee Wedding Photography for Alice & Peter

We arrived at Alice’s family home on a bright morning with fingers crossed it would continue! After David saying ‘hello’ to everybody he left to go a short distance to Alice and Peter’s home to catch up with the guys and their final preparations. Meanwhile, I stayed with the girls where their preparations were going along nicely. Alice was having her hair and make-up done every step watched  by her Flowergirl, Eliza. Once the men were ready they went off to the Church whilst David returned to Alice and the girls.  The girls were in the final stages of getting dressed and once they were ready we got on with a few pictures.  It was dry and bright outside so we took a few pictures but kept it brief as the wind was getting to be a nuisance.

Essex Wedding Photographer We then left to go to St Nicholas Church, Tolleshunt D’arcy  where Alice and Peter were to be married.  We had a little time to take a few pictures of Peter, his Best Man, Usher before the arrival of Alice.  Alice’s friend drove her to the Church in her Morris MG and then Alice’s two brothers escorted into the Church. Essex Church Wedding PhotographerAfter the service, Alice and Peter exited the Church, followed by their Guests and mingled in the sunshine for a short while. A few requested family pictures were taken at the Church before the Guests showered Alice and Peter in confetti.   The Guests waved them off in the Morris MG as they left to go to the farm for the Reception. When we arrived at the farm we took Alice and Peter for a very short while for their together pictures in the daffodils before many of the Guests arrived. Marquee Wedding Photography EssexOnce the Guests had finished arriving and had a few minutes for drinks we got on with some requested group pictures.  A big ‘thank you’ to Dave the Best Man for helping us organising these so quickly. With the weather looking like it was changing,  we wanted to capture as much as we could of Alice and Peter’s venue and knew we  were up against it! Alice and Peter were of the same mind.  We even managed to take a few more pictures of the two of them despite the spots of rain starting.  Then the rain came! We moved around the Marquee and captured some informal pictures before the Wedding Breakfast.  This was provided by the Event Catering Company from Colchester. After the meal and Speeches, it wasn’t long before the Band were ready for the dancing.  Alice and Peter cut their Wedding Cake and then a ‘surprise’! Alice’s Brothers rode into the Marquee on a Tandem which was a Wedding Present for Alice and Peter. Wedding Photographer EssexJust before leaving Alice and Peter braved the weather for a couple of night pictures with the lights outside. Thank you! A nice ending to a lovely day!

 
 
 

Essex Barn Wedding Photography – Sarah & Rob

Essex Barn Wedding Photography – The White Hart, Great Yeldham

The Essex Barn at The White Hart, Great Yeldham – It was a lovely day for the Wedding of Sarah and Rob in October last year. Arriving at Sarah’s Parents’ house on the morning of the Wedding, Sarah’s Father greeted us as Sarah was at the Hairdressers. It wasn’t long before Sarah appeared with her Bridesmaids and her Mum.  Whilst taking pictures of  the details and accessories, the Champagne was opened and sipped for a few minutes before the girls finished their final preparations. Once everybody was ready we took a few pictures before leaving to go to St Peter’s Church, Coggeshall. We met with Rob and his Groomsmen at the gate and took a few pictures there before walking up the path to the Church.  This beautiful Church provides a wonderful backdrop and we made use of it for their pictures outside in the sunshine. Essex Wedding PhotographerSarah arrived a little while later in a Lodges’ coach.  Accompanied by her Bridesmaids, Sarah made her way up the path to the Church. After a few words with the Vicar, Sarah took her Father’s arm and made her entrance into the Church.Wedding Photographer Essex st peters ad vincula coggeshall During the service the local school choir sung for Sarah and Rob and performed very well.  After the service, the Wedding Guests followed Sarah and Rob out of the Church for some requested family pictures. With these achieved, Sarah and Rob then made their way down the path to the gate where they were showered in confetti.  They then left the Church by coach with some of their Guests for the Reception.  Sarah and Rob’s chosen Venue for the Reception was The White Hart, Great Yeldham.  As the Guests arrived they made their way indoors for the Drinks Reception whilst we took a couple of pictures of Sarah and Rob in front of The White Hart. The White Hart Great Yeldham Wedding Photographs This was swiftly followed by a short walk around the grounds for their pictures before Sarah and Rob joined their Guests. We managed to capture some informal moments inside and outside together with some fun Bridal Party pictures.  The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Essex Barn, so once everybody was seated and the Champagne poured, the Speeches started and the meal followed. Although there was not a sunset later, we took a few evening pictures of Sarah and Rob outside. Essex barn night wedding photosThe evening celebrations started with Sarah and Rob’s First Dance together before their Guests joined them on the dance floor. It was nice to see so many people on the dance floor so quickly and putting on a brilliant display! Thank you Mel and Dave for recommending us to Sarah and Rob. A lovely day!

 
 
 

Wedding Photography Fennes for Kirstie & Jason

Wedding Photography Fennes

It was a bright but cold day when we arrived at Fennes to cover Kirstie and Jason’s Wedding Day. Kirstie was getting ready upstairs and Jason was getting ready in the cottage, so there was plenty of action going on to keep us busy! After a few pictures of Jason, his Best Man and Ushers they left to go to the Church.  When Kirstie, her Parents and Bridesmaids were ready we took a few pictures before it was time for us to leave for the Church, St Mary’s, Bocking. Fennes Wedding Photographer Guests were beginning to arrive by a Wedding Bus and Coach, but we had time to take a few pictures of Jason outside the Church, before he resumed his duties. The path leading up to St Mary’s Church makes for one of our favourite places for Guest arrival pictures which we took and captured some nice images.  It wasn’t long before Kirstie arrived.  Although it was still bright the temperature wasn’t increasing, so Kirstie, her Dad and the Bridesmaids didn’t waste any time getting from the car to the porch!  With the music playing Kirstie walked into the Church for the service to begin.  After the service Kirstie and Jason came down the aisle but didn’t go outside the door!  As a few pictures family pictures were requested, being extremely cold i,t was decided to do these pictures in the warmth of the Church! Afterwards the Guests lined the path for Kirstie and Jason to walk down, showering them in confetti. Kirstie and Jason returned to Fennes in the Coach with their Guests following them.Fennes Wedding Photographer After Kirstie and Jason had a short time with their Guests before Kirstie put her boots on for going over to the Bridge for a few of their together pictures.  During the afternoon we took pictures inside and outside Fennes as the weather held before it was time for the Wedding Breakfast. Whilst the Wedding Guests were being seated we made the most of a few moments with Kirstie and Jason in the Gold Room and Red Room resulting in some nice images. Essex Wedding Photography The Fennes Estate The Pavilion looked wonderful for the Wedding Breakfast.  After the Speeches, their Evening Guests arrived.  A couple of night shots and a couple of special group pictures ended our day. Wedding Photography Fennes A  beautiful Christmas Wedding, a wonderful couple!

 
 
 

Wedding Photographer The Fennes for Caroline & Simon

Wedding Photographer The Fennes

Our Wedding Photography coverage of Caroline and Simon’s Wedding started at The Fennes Estate, Bocking on a bright and dry but chilly day. Caroline was in the final stages of having her hair done with the Bridesmaids, Flowergirls and Pageboys getting dressed. Simon was having a few pictures taken with his Groomsmen outside, with the ‘Back to the Future’ Delorean, which was going to take him to St Mary’s Church, Bocking, for the Wedding. It wasn’t long before Caroline got dressed with the help of her Mum and her Bridesmaids and she was ready for a few pictures.

Wedding Photographs The FennesDavid and I then left them to go to the Church. Many of Caroline and Simon’s Guests came on the Routemaster bus and as they arrived at the Church we took some arrival pictures as they made their way into the Church. Caroline arrived at the Church and as it was quite cold made her way quickly into Church for some warmth! After the Church service we quickly took a couple of family pictures before Caroline and Simon walked down the path and were showered in confetti. Once back at Fennes, the car took centre stage for a little while, making for some different pictures. With Caroline and Simon’s Guests enjoying the Drinks Reception inside as well, we managed to find a few minutes to take Caroline and Simon around Fennes for a few pictures of them together. Wedding Photographer FennesLater we used the Gold Room inside the House for a few requested family pictures before the Wedding Breakfast commenced. The Speeches followed the Wedding Breakfast and then it was time for the evening celebrations to begin. Caroline and Simon’s evening Guests started to arrive, so we took a few informal pictures of them before the cutting of the Wedding Cake and the First Dance. Happy to have been the wedding photographer The Fennes for another day and happy with the pictures that we had taken throughout the day we said our goodbyes.

 
 
 

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