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. 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. 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.During 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!
Kent Wedding photography – Emma and Nick had booked us for their Wedding Photography over 18 months ago. They were recommended by Nick’s Best Man, Cameron, and his wife Judith, who were married at The Fennes Estate in 2012. It was a beautiful day and an early start for us for their Wedding photography in Tonbridge, Kent. Emma was having the final touches applied to her make-up at her Parents’ home and we quickly got on with the accessory shots before Emma was ready to put her Wedding Dress on. We took some images of Emma on the stairs and the hallway where the light was good, before going into the garden for some pictures with the family and Emma’s Bridesmaid, Anna.
With time on our side for a change and everyone relaxed we achieved some nice pictures and then left for the Church. St Peter’s Church, Southborough, was where Emma and Nick were to be married. When the Flowergirls arrived we photographed them together with some Guest arrivals. Nick, Cameron, and the Ushers provided us with some great images of them walking to the Church across the Green prior to a few formal shots of them all at the Church. Emma arrived shortly afterwards and entered the Church. We were able to provide different angles as we were allowed to photograph from the balcony and the aisle. After the service, we took a couple of pictures of the Bridal Party outside the Church followed by the confetti pictures. Emma and Nick then led their Guests across the road to the Green for some family group pictures which took around ten minutes. The Guests then waved Emma and Nick off to the Wedding Reception. Emma and Nick were allowed to have their Reception at Somerhill School, Tonbridge as they were both former pupils. A superb setting for a Wedding Reception! As the Guests were arriving and were welcomed with canapés and drinks, Emma, Nick and ourselves went for a quick walk around some of the grounds as time was now short!We did however make sure Emma and Nick had a little time to enjoy the canapes and socialise with their Guests, whilst we took some some reportage style pictures. Shortly before the Receiving Line and Wedding Breakfast we did the everybody shot which helped the Toast Master. After our coverage of the Speeches, the evening light and weather was even better and we managed to take Emma and Nick for a few minutes for some evening shots.
Their Evening Guests arrived and Emma tossed her bouquet, just before the First Dance. We thought the fantastic sunset would really round off a their great day of pictures, however when Emma and Nick went to get their Fish and Chips from the van they laid on, we got a couple of great night shots with the happy couple outside the illuminated School! A wonderful Wedding! Thank you Cameron (Best Man) and Judith for recommending us, it was lovely to see you again. It was nice to work with the Toastmaster, Jim Cattermole again, and thanks to the Caterers for looking after us so well. As for the fantastic Band, great to meet you! It seems Kent wedding photography is well suited to us!
It was good to meet up with Amy, Gareth and their Son, Reece, again one evening recently. After filling in details of their Wedding at Newland Hall, Chelmsford, soon, we took a few pictures of Amy and Gareth as well as a couple with Reece.
On arrival at Gosfield Hall, after saying ‘hello’ and a few words with Nicole and the girls in the Rococco Suite, David went off to find the men as they were getting ready in another suite. I stayed with the girls as there was lots to capture before Nicole got dressed. Meanwhile David was taking some pictures of Stephen and his Groomsmen in the Library once they were ready as it was unfortunately raining. We took some lovely pictures of Nicole, her Bridesmaids and Flowergirl Daisy, before it was time for the Civil Ceremony in the Queen’s Gallery. After the Ceremony, Nicole and Stephen made their way downstairs to the Library for the Drinks Reception. Later some family group pictures were taken in the Grand Salon. Gosfield Hall provides wonderful opportunities inside for photographs and as we could not go outside we made full use of the rooms, staircases and corridors for pictures of Nicole and Stephen. Following the Wedding Breakfast, it was time for the Speeches. Before the Evening Reception, Nicole and Stephen wanted a few photographs in the Bridal Suite, which we took. Once their Evening Guests arrived the cake cutting was followed by the First Dance and shortly afterwards the Guests were treated to a Firework Display.
Sally and Steve chose the beautiful Wedding Venue, Braxted Park, for their Wedding. Sally was getting ready in the house, and when we arrived preparations were going well and with ample space for everybody to move around some nice images were captured. The rain that had been falling during the morning fortunately had stopped for some pictures of Steve outside with his Best Man and Parents. Sally and Steve had an early Wedding Ceremony as they wanted ” to make the most of a wonderful day”. The Wedding Ceremony was held in the Orangery and afterwards, Sally and Steve and ourselves went out towards the front of the House, whilst the Guests went the other way to the steps for the ‘everybody’ picture. After this picture, with help from the Bridesmaids in keeping Sally’s dress from getting wet, Sally and Steve were showered in confetti before the Drinks Reception. Allowing time for socialising and for us taking some informal pictures, a few requested family photographs were taken, before making our way towards the Gazebo, where it was dry underfoot for some pictures. With the Bridal Party joining us as well we took a few fun pictures before they returned to the Pavilion leaving us with Sally and Steve. A change of footwear for Sally, an extremely quick drive to the Lake, a few pictures before returning to their Guests. The Wedding Breakfast was followed by the Speeches and towards the latter part of the Speeches the late afternoon sun was peering through the trees so after the Speeches Sally and Steve were more than happy to take advantage of this. Sally and Steve’s evening celebrations started with the arrival of their evening Guests, then the Bouquet toss before the First Dance. Sally and Steve performed a fantastic rehearsed First Dance which delighted everybody. With the lights on around Braxted Park, Sally and Steve wanted a few evening pictures which we enjoyed doing before leaving them to continue with their party.
The weather stayed dry for us one evening recently when we met Claire and Matt for some pre-wedding pictures. We had an enjoyable time taking some relaxed pictures of them and going over their Wedding plans. Claire and Matt are getting married shortly at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, Essex.
We met Kelly and Tommy for their Pre-Wedding pictures one evening at Kelly’s parents home. It was nice to see them again as when they booked us to carry out their Wedding Photography it was over two years ago! Although we have seen them fleetingly at Wedding Fayres, there was a lot to talk about and new Albums to show them. Kelly and Tommy are getting married soon at The Fennes Estate.
Wow! What a really good Wedding Fair it was at Prested Hall, Kelvedon, today! A massive thank you to the staff at Prested Hall and to everyone who attended despite the rain! We thoroughly enjoyed talking to prospective Bride and Grooms, who came and spent time talking to us, and to cap a very successful Wedding Fair we finished the day with bookings and appointments to see people.