Essex Pre-Wedding Pictures – Alice & Peter

Essex Pre-Wedding Pictures – Alice & Peter

It was a bright, sunny, but very cold winter’s day when we met Alice and Peter again to discuss their Wedding. We met Alice and Pete at the family farm where the marquee Wedding Reception will be taking place.  After a chat about their Wedding we went for a walk around the farm, accompanied by Alice’s Brother’s dog. We are looking forward to photographing their Wedding very soon.

Essex Pre-Wedding Pictures
 
 
 

Baby Portraits Essex

Baby Portraits Essex

Katie and Howard were married at Vaulty Manor in 2014, and got in touch with us during last year to say  they would becoming a family in December.  A few days after Amelie was born we visited them to take some pictures.  Amelie was as good as gold and we were pleased to achieve a few lovely pictures of her together with a couple of pictures of the three of them. We have a love of baby portraits in monochrome, which seem to be timeless although of course we do also work in colour! Always a pleasure to see our wedding couples again.

Baby Portraits Essex
 
 
 

Newborn Family Portraits

Newborn Family Portraits

Rebecca and James were married at Layer Marney Tower in 2014,  so it was nice to see them again in December last year.  They wanted us to photograph their baby daughter, Chloe, who was only a few days old. Taking a variety of pictures including some family pictures they ended up with some nice memories of those early days with a newborn. As usual for Newborn Family Portraits we visited the family in their own home, which makes life so much easier for the parents. As is obvious from the pictures we don’t need very much room for these.

Newborn Family Portraits

 

 
 
 

Engagement Photo Session – Danielle and John –

Engagement Photo Session -Danielle and John

Danielle & John came to see us one evening for their Engagement Photo Session to go through the details of their Wedding Day at Fennes  in a few weeks time.  After chatting and completing the details we went to take the pictures for their Engagement Photo Session, once again using the Riverwalk near our studio.

Danielle and John - Engagement Photo Session
 
 
 

Pre-Wedding Photo session – Maldon Quay

Pre-Wedding Photo session – Maldon Quay

One evening recently we met Vicki and Jonathan in Maldon for their Pre-Wedding Photo session. Their Wedding is soon at Spains Hall, Finchingfield, so it was nice to catch up with them and be updated on their plans.   A nice evening for their pre-wedding photos.

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Pre-Wedding photos Maldon – Sarah & Chris

Pre-Wedding photos Maldon – Sarah & Chris

It was a lovely evening when we met Sarah and Chris  at Maldon Quay for their pre-wedding pictures. After chatting about their forthcoming Wedding Day at the Reid Rooms, we went for a walk around the park and found a few interesting places for their pictures. We like the challenge to going to different places to see what we can see and find for varied pictures. We particularly liked the shot in the shelter with the sun making a diagonal line to make a great composition.

Pre-Wedding photos Maldon

Pre-Wedding photos in Maldon Promenade Park

 
 
 

Street Photography

Street Photography

What do photographers do to unwind? – Go and take some pictures of course!  A great trip to London with a friend Ivan Finch, who is another professional photographer. After a sensor clean at The Leica Store, Mayfair (thanks Leica!) we walked through London looking for interesting parts of life, the street performers, people working, people at cafes and families on holiday. Street Photography is a great observational practice and I certainly don’t claim to be an expert, it’s just for fun!Street Photography - David Islip

Street Performers in Trafalgar Square

Street Photography with Leica

People at work and play in London

I use my discrete Leica M9 camera for Street Photography. A camera that encourages a photographer to think about the pictures that are wanted, especially as it does not have auto focus!  Black and white seems to suit so many of these observational pictures – of course I did a few colour pictures but I liked these best. My particular favourites are the men talking at the ice-cream stall and the businessmen taking coffee. That’s enough of a  Cartier-Bresson moment, now back to the weddings…….

 

 
 
 

Beach Engagement shoot – Charlotte & Lee

Beach Engagement shoot

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!

Beach Engagement shoot essex
 
 
 

Pre-Wedding Engagement session – Sarah and Rob

Pre-Wedding Engagement session – Sarah and Rob

We met Sarah and Rob one evening to talk about their forthcoming Wedding and for their pre-wedding Engagement session. ThePre-Wedding Engagement session gives us a chance to get to know our clients a little better before the ‘big day’, finalise the timings and any special requests. We work at so many venues with beautifully manicured lawns, it is always nice to find some wild flowers to add interest to our pictures when possible! Sarah and Rob are having a Church Wedding followed by a Wedding Reception at The White Hart, Great Yeldham.

Pre-Wedding Engagement session Essex
 
 
 

Pre-Wedding Pictures for Suzanne & Adrian

Pre-Wedding Pictures for Suzanne & Adrian

Laughter all around when we took Suzanne and Adrian’s pre-wedding photos recently.  It was good to meet up with them again and sort the details for their wedding at Crabbs Barn soon.  The cat also managed to get in on the act- ahhh!

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