Wedding Photography for Sarah & Steve – Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath

At Sarah’s Parents’ house final bridal preparations were taking place when we arrived. After taking a few pictures we left to go to Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel,Golf & Spa for the Wedding.  Steve and his Groomsmen were busy with their final preparations when we arrived but we were able to prise them away from their duties for a few minutes for their photographs.  The Ceremony was held in the Constable Room, followed by a Drinks Reception.  Whilst everybody enjoyed the Drinks Reception, Sarah, Steve and ourselves went down to the Lake for a short time for some Bride and Groom portraits.  Sarah and Steve were able to enjoy mingling with their Guests when we returned before the Wedding Breakfast in the Devora Suite. During the evening we had the opportunity of taking a few pictures of Sarah and Steve and some evening Guests before confetti and First Dance pictures.  wedding-photographer-essex-stoke-by-nayland hotel
wedding-photographer-essex-stoke-by-nayland hotel


Wedding Photography for Sarah & Mark – Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath

We arrived at Sarah’s Parents’ home for the final bridal preparations just as the heavens opened, but fortunately after this quick shower that was the end of the rain for the day.  Lots of activity was going on at home with Sarah and Mark’s daughter, Maisie, being one of the six flower girls.  All things were going well and we took some lovely pictures in the garden before making our way to St. James the Less Church, Colchester.  Photographing in this Church is great as it provides us with many different places to discreetly take pictures from.  After taking a few pictures of Mark and his Groomsmen, Sarah arrived with her Bridesmaids and james the less- colchester Following the Church service and after formal picture and confetti shots we left to go to Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel & Golf Club.  Whilst Sarah and Mark’s Guests enjoyed a Drinks Reception, we took the opportunity to go to the Lake with Sarah and Mark for their pictures.  After a short interval we took a few requested family photographs before the Wedding Breakfast.  Following the Speeches, it was a lovely evening outside for the fun Bridal Party shots and evening sunset pictures, before going back inside for the First Pyrotechnics made for some brilliant photographs during the First Dance pictures before we left them all to continue the evening


Wedding Photography 'Thank You'

We were delighted to receive these lovely words from Lisa and Simon, whose Wedding we photographed last year at Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club:-

“We would like to add our thanks once again for the fantastic job you both did on the day.  We have been through the proofs many times and can honestly say that there is not one image we dislike, you have captured our day fantastically.   Everyone we have spoken to has commented on the fantastic photographers we had and the professional manner you both went about your business, with everyone agreeing that the photographs look amazing – Lisa and I would like to second that, at no stage did we feel rushed or pushed, you simply helped make our day the fantastic one it was and have provided us with the perfect keepsake”.

“We would definitely be recommending your services to our friends that are planning to get married in the near future”.

Simon and LisaWedding Photo - Stoke by Nayland Hotel


Wedding Photography for Kerry & Marc at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Spa & Golf Club

It was already a lovely warm day when we arrived at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath, for the Wedding of Kerry & Marc.  Kerry and her Bridesmaids were getting ready in the Hotel so our first pictures were of the bridal preparations.  Once Marc arrived at the Hotel with his Best Man and Ushers, their photographs were taken around the grounds of Stoke-by-Nayland. The Civil Ceremony was held in the Devora Suite and afterwards Kerry, Marc and their Guests made their way out to the Balcony.  Whilst the Guests enjoyed the Drinks Reception we took Kerry and Marc for a short time down to the Lake for their Bride and Groom portraits.  On our return Kerry and Marc had some time to mingle with their Guests whilst we took some informal pictures.  A few family group pictures followed before the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches. After it being such a sunny day a couple of beautiful sunset pictures ended our day and made a lovely ending to their pictures.Wedding Photo - Stoke-by-Nayland
Wedding Photo - Stoke-by-Nayland Wedding Photo - Stoke-by-Nayland


Engagement Portrait

We met with Kerry and Marc one evening at Highwoods Country Park to get together before their Wedding Day at Stoke-by-Nayland Golf and Country Club.  After taking a few pictures of the two of them, we discussed their final details.Engagement Photo- Stoke-by-Nayland Wedding


Pre-Wedding Picture

Highwoods Country Park was where we decided to meet Lisa and Simon for an update on their Wedding plans, have a chat and take a few pictures.  We are looking forward to photographing their Wedding at Stoke by Nayland Hotel and Spa soon.

Engagement portrait