We met Charlotte and Lee one evening at their home for a chat before going to do some pre-wedding pictures. Being a warm evening we decided to go along the seafront at Dovercourt. Charlotte and Lee are getting married at Prested Hall, Feering in the near future.
A Beach Engagement shoot is always fun and our clients are a little more relaxed, which then carries over to the wedding day – just what we want! We also use our small discrete Leica camera which just seems that little bit less scary to those not used to being photographed, than the large Nikons we use for weddings!
The Waterfront Dovercourt, is a new Wedding Venue for us and we were looking forward to Rebecca and Andrew’s Wedding with great anticipation. Rebecca and Andrew originally wanted to book us for their Wedding on a different date but we were already booked, so they moved their date to one we could do! The pressure was on! We arrived at Rebecca’s Parents’ house on the morning of the Wedding, just before Rebecca returned from the Hairdressers. With all of Rebecca’s accessories laid out we got on and photographed them for their book. Rebecca’s Mum and Sister helped her get dressed and we captured some nice moment shots when the Flowergirls, Katelyn and Rebecca, and Pageboy, Reuben, saw Rebecca in her Wedding Dress. Time was evaporating very quickly but we managed to take a few family pictures before leaving for the Church.
All Saints Church, Dovercourt was where Rebecca and Andrew were to be married. Andrew, his Best Man and Ushers were busy with their duties but we managed to take a few pictures of them before taking some pictures of the Wedding Guests arriving.
With everybody inside the Church, it was not long before Rebecca arrived. Following the service we arranged some family group portraits in the church grounds. It was a beautifully hot day but we made sure we didn’t keep everybody standing around for any more time than was necessary for the photographs. After the confetti pictures, Rebecca and Andrew and their guests, left for the Wedding Reception at The Waterfront Dovercourt.
After a couple of pictures with the car outside the Venue, Rebecca and Andrew went inside to get a break from the sun and to greet their Guests during the Drinks Reception. Their Guests were entertained by George, The Wedding Artist, a Caricaturist,who was superb! After a little while Rebecca, Andrew and the Bridal Party crossed the road to the beach and we took a few fun pictures and a couple of Rebecca and Andrew by themselves.
Rebecca and Andrew greeted their Guests in the Receiving Line before the Wedding Breakfast. The Speeches followed and after that there was an interval before the evening Reception.
It was during this time we took Rebecca and Andrew for a few more pictures before the evening Guests arrived and before the First Dance. Wow! What a fantastic rehearsed First Dance! Letting us in on their secret we provided them with some fabulous images! In our planning with Rebecca and Andrew before the day they requested a sunset picture at Harwich Pier which would be after the First Dance. We made sure our car had had a good clean, as that was the transportation to the Pier! We wanted these pictures as much as Rebecca and Andrew and thankfully neither of us were disappointed! In next to no time we were back to The Waterfront.
A little while later it was time to say goodbye. A lovely couple and thank you Rebecca and Andrew for inviting us to be part of your wonderful day. As for The Waterfront Dovercourt it is a very nice new venue with friendly staff and we look forward to working there again.
We were extremely pleased to receive this e-mail from Becky and Andrew, whose Wedding we photographed very recently.
Dear David and Sandra.
Just a quick e-mail to thank you for providing your photography services at our wedding. We really appreciated your professional approach and have also received feedback from a number of vendors we used for the day who have stated how impressed they were with you.
Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing the photos.