Bradbourne House Wedding – Kate & Mark

Bradbourne House Wedding

We were delighted to be asked to photograph Kate and Mark’s Wedding at the stunning Bradbourne House, East Malling Kent.  Kate was a Bridesmaid at her sister’s Emma’s Wedding which we photographed at Court Lodge Barn, Stansted, Kent, in the summer last year. Now it was role reversal time! We arrived at Kate’s Parents’ house on a beautiful early spring day. The girls were getting ready and everything was running smoothly. Capturing the moments as well as detail and accessory shots kept us busy and as always the last hour was going so quickly!

Kent Wedding Photographer Kate was helped by her Mother, Yvonne, and her Bridesmaids, Jemma, Emma and Becky and once everything was completed we all stepped outside into the garden for a few portraits. With a slight wind blowing we were thankful the back garden was sheltered.  After taking the pictures we then left to go to St Mary’s Church, Fawkham, for the church service.  The sun was shining, some Guests were greeting Mark and his Groomsmen, whilst others were just arriving.  It was a lovely setting for some informal guest arrival pictures before the start of the Wedding.  After a couple of pictures of Mark, it was time for everybody to go inside the Church before Kate arrived.  With all the guests seated in the Church, Kate was  escorted by her Father, Paul, and her Bridesmaids, along the path and into the church.Kent Wedding Photographer After the service, Kate and Mark led their Guests outside for a few requested family pictures.  Although reasonably sunny and warm the wind had got up causing a change to our spot for some of the pictures. Kate and Mark in between the pictures talked to their Guests before it was time to leave for the Reception.  This was our first Bradbourne House Wedding and we were looking forward to taking pictures taken there, hoping we could find sufficient time! Luck was on our side, the journey was good so getting there at the same time as Kate and Mark allowed us to take the happy couple for a short walk around the stunning grounds for some pictures. Bradbourne House Wedding As their Guests arrived they went into the House to enjoy the Drinks Reception and as ever we wanted the happy couple to spend time with their guests, not just us taking photos! Whilst Kate and Mark enjoyed this period we took some candid and documentary pictures of the guests.  With it being so warm, several of their Guests spilled out onto the patio and steps at the back of the House to enjoy the sunshine, giving us extra opportunity for some different pictures.  After a few requested small group pictures and some fun bridal pictures, it was time for the Wedding Breakfast. We were unsure whether there was going to be a sunset and if we would be able to see it due to the trees! Knowing it would be during the Wedding Breakfast we were on standby and we couldn’t have been more lucky, a  brilliant sunset! Wedding Photographer KentAfter the Speeches the room was prepared for the evening entertainment. With the room transformation complete, Kate and Mark then performed a rehearsed First Dance to their Guests, followed by members of Kate’s family doing their ‘party’ piece, great fun!Essex Wedding Photographer We finishing our coverage of a wonderful Wedding with a couple of outside pictures.  Thank you to Emma for helping us finding Guests so quickly for the pictures allowing us to get some extra pictures of Kate and Mark together. A wonderful Wedding!  Thank you to Yvonne and Paul for making us so welcome. We look forward to doing another Bradbourne House wedding in the future.


Location Engagement photoshoot

Location Engagement photoshoot

It was lovely to meet Kate and Mark again for their Location Engagement photoshoot.  We chose to meet met them at their Wedding Venue, Bradbourne House, East Malling, Kent, as we had not photographed there previously. The sun made a timely appearance to lift the pictures. This being a new Venue for us, it was good to have a look around ahead of  Kate and Mark’s Wedding Day so we would have an idea which locations we might use on the wedding day.

Location Engagement photoshoot

Wedding Photography Kent – Court Lodge Barn, Stansted for Emma & James

Wedding Photography Kent – It was a bright and early start for us, with fingers crossed for the rain to stop for Emma and James’ Wedding in Kent –  We arrived at Emma’s house and the bridal preparations were well underway and going smoothly. With lots to photograph I busily got on with the ‘getting ready’pictures whilst David did something we don’t often do and disappeared for a little while to photograph the men’s preparations at the nearby Brands Hatch Place Hotel.

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David returned shortly and it wasn’t long before the girls were dressed and ready for a few pictures. As it had dried up outside we took a couple of pictures of Emma, the Bridesmaid and her Parents and a few bridal portraits, before it was time for us to leave for the Church.

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St Mary’s Church, Fawkham, was where Emma and James were to be married.  The sunshine was out as James, his Groomsmen and the Guests arrived at the Church.  A few pictures of James with his Best Man and Ushers were taken before it was time for them to go inside the Church.

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Emma arrived at Church with her Father and Bridesmaids and made the short walk up the path and into the Church for the service.

North Kent wedding photographerFollowing the service Emma and James led their Guests from the Church into the sunshine for a few family group pictures.  The Guests then lined the path ready for the confetti pictures. After being showered in confetti Emma and James left the Church for the Reception.

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Court Lodge Barn, Stansted was the chosen Wedding Venue and as the Guests arrived they enjoyed the Drinks reception in the warm sunshine in the grounds behind the Barn whilst being entertained by a Steel Band. Once Emma and James arrived, we took a few pictures of them before they socialised. During this time we took some informal pictures before the fun bridal pictures before the Wedding Breakfast.

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As there was a few minutes between the end of the dessert and Speeches, and it was very hot in the Barn, Emma and James came outside and we took advantage and took some pictures of them.  This was followed by capturing some lovely reactions when the Speeches took place.

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The lane beside the Barn provided Emma and James with some lovely evening pictures before their First Dance.  Thinking we were not going to get a sunset that evening, we all were delighted when we looked skywards for the umpteenth time that evening and found we did! A nice way to end our coverage of a lovely Wedding.

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Pre Wedding Portraits

Pre Wedding Portraits – We met Emma and Nick at their home one morning recently to discuss the details of their Spring Wedding at Somerhill School, Kent. After our chat we visited the Church where they are to be married and took a few Pre Wedding Portraits of them in the grounds.

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Pre-Wedding Pictures

We arranged to meet Lisa and Colin at High Elms Country Park in Orpington for their pre-wedding pictures.  It was a good choice, a lovely setting with fine weather.  Lisa and Colin are getting married at Turkey Mill, Maidstone, Kent, later in the


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.