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.


St Albans Cathedral Wedding Photography for Sophie & Steven

St Albans Cathedral Wedding – A privilege and delight to photograph a Wedding at this beautiful and stunning Venue. We were very pleased  to be asked to photograph Sophie and Steven’s Wedding at St. Albans Cathedral. Sophie and Steven were able to get married in St Albans Cathedral as they both went to University in the city.  Our day started at St. Michael’s, Manor Hotel in St Albans, where Sophie, her family and Bridesmaids were getting ready.  With lots going on there was much to photograph. Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire Once the Bridesmaids were ready we took a few pictures in the garden.  A breeze got up just as we were about to take some pictures of Sophie so we had to quickly find sheltered spot, not quite what we planned but we have to live with these things! Leaving them we then went to the Cathedral where  Steven was greeting some of the Guests as we arrived so in between we took Steven and his Groomsmen for their pictures.  It wasn’t long before the Bridesmaids arrived and waited with the Dean in the North Churchyard for the arrival of Sophie. With the Guests seated Sophie took her Father’s arm and made her entrance through the Pilgrim Door into the Cathedral and into the Lady Chapel.  A beautiful service followed allowing us to capture some lovely moments.  Sophie and Steven then led their Guests from the Lady Chapel to the West doors. Wedding Photographer Essex Outside, they then had a few minutes greeting their Guests before we took an everybody picture, followed by some requested family Groups.  Sophie and Steven were showered in rose petals before the guests left for the reception while the happy couple had a few pictures themselves in the Cathedral and around the grounds with David.  Meanwhile the Guests and I made their way to pick up the Routemaster bus  to the Wedding Reception at Shenley Cricket Club, Radlett. On arrival at Shenley Cricket Club the Guests enjoyed the Drinks Reception and it wasn’t long before Sophie and Steven arrived.  Grace, Sophie’s sister then entertained everybody with her wonderful singing, providing some emotional moments, captured of course! After catching up on a few small group shots it was soon time for the Wedding Breakfast held in the Marquee. Coverage of the Speeches followed before a break before the evening celebrations. This allowed us to take Sophie and Steven for a few moments for a some of them in the soft evening light.Hertfordshire Wedding PhotographerDuring the evening we took some informal pictures of their evening Guests as well as speaking to familiar faces that earlier in the day we didn’t have time to speak to. Sophie and Steven cut their Wedding Cake just before the First Dance and with a sunset completed we were happy with our work for the day, it was time for us to say goodbye. A wonderful day!

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Tyttenhanger Park Wedding Photography for Bridget & Chris

Tyttenhanger Park wedding – A new Venue for us! Bridget and Chris first saw us four years ago at Rebecca and Pete’s Wedding at Spains Hall, where they were Guests, so we were delighted to be asked to photograph their summer Wedding. It was a beautiful day when we arrived at Bridget and Chris’ house for Bridget’s final bridal preparations.  After capturing the details and accessories, we took a few pictures inside before stepping outside briefly for a couple more.  Just as we were leaving to go to the Church, the horse and carriage arrived for Bridget, her Parents and Bridesmaids.  St Thomas a Beckett Church in Northaw was the chosen Church for the marriage of Bridget and Chris.  We didn’t have long to wait  before Chris, his Parents, Best Man and Ushers arrived at the Church in a Limousine. After capturing a few pictures as they got out and a few traditional shots together with some Guest arrival pictures, we waited for Bridget. Once Bridget arrived she made her way into the Church for the service. St Thomas a Becket Church Northaw  Following the service, once all the guests had exited the Church, we got on with the requested pictures. With not much shade we worked as quickly as possible being an extremely hot day!  Bridget and Chris then left the Church in the Horse and Carriage to go to the Reception at Tyttenhanger Park.  As the Wedding Guests arrived before Bridget and Chris at Tyttenhanger Park, St Albans, they enjoyed the Drinks Reception in the superb grounds, entertained by the Harpist. We captured some lovely natural relaxed pictures of them all before Bridget and Chris arrived.  The splendid grounds of Tyttenhanger Park made a superb setting as Bridget and Chris arrived. Tyttenhanger Park wedding After they had socialised with their Guests for a little while, we took some fun bridal party pictures and a few pictures of Bridget and Chris around the grounds. Tyttenhanger Park wedding photography  St AlbansAfter a big group shot it was time for the Wedding Breakfast in the Ballroom.  Before the beginning of the meal Bridget’s Dad and Chris gave their Speeches. The Best Man’s speech was after the meal after which everybody went outside and enjoyed the evening sunshine. With so many fabulous photographic opportunities at Tyttenhanger Park, we were spoilt for choice as to where to go for Bridget and Chris’ pictures, so taking a reality check, we condensed our ideas down!  Their Evening Guests were arriving and it was soon time for the cake cutting and First Dance.  Bridget and Chris entertained their Guests with a great rehearsed First Dance. Bridget and Chris wanted a sunset picture which incorporated a quick drive in our car and they were not disappointed!  A brilliant end to a brilliant day!

Tyttenhanger Park wedding photographer Herts  Thank you to Paul and Helen, the Owners of Tyttenhanger Park for making us so welcome.  Rebecca and Pete, lovely to see you again!


Pre-Wedding Pictures

Pre-Wedding Pictures – We met Bridget and Chris recently, first at their Church where they are going to be married and then on to their Wedding Venue, Tyttenhanger Park, St. Albans, Hertfordshire.  This being a new Venue for us, we wanted to have a look around and we were delighted with the wonderful opportunities for pictures.

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Heart FM Wedding Show

A massive thank you to all the people who visited our Stand over the weekend and had a chat with us.  It was a really good Show and made even better with us taking Bookings and Appointments.  Thank you to Jane and her team for putting on yet again another successful show.


Wedding Photography for Andrea & Mark – Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire

It has been a while since we have photographed a Wedding at the wonderful Wedding Venue, Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire, so it was nice to be back there again.  On arrival I went to see Andrea and her Bridesmaids, who were busy with bridal preparations, whilst David went to find Mark with his Ushers and Best Man. After capturing some images from both sets of preparations and photographing Guest arrivals, we moved to the impressive chapel, Poles Hall, within Hanbury Manor, for the Wedding Ceremony.  Following the Ceremony, Andrea and Mark and their Guests enjoyed a Drinks Reception and with it being a dry day were able to use the Courtyard.  With many places to choose from to take photographs, it was decided to take their requested family pictures at the back of Hanbury Manor. Informal pictures followed before a few Bride and Groom portraits around the grounds of Hanbury Manor itself. The Wedding Breakfast was held in Poles Hall, which looked a lovely sight.  After Speeches, we took a couple of evening pictures of Andrea and Mark before photographing their First manor
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Pre-Wedding Pictures

We met Mark and Andrea recently for a few pictures prior to their Wedding at Hanbury picture