Pre-wedding pictures taken recently of Victoria and Michael, who are getting married at Westwood Park, Colchester, Susannah and Paul, who are getting married at Smeetham Hall Barn, Sudbury, Laura and Mark, who are getting married at Layer Marney, Colchester.
Our entry comprised nine prints from David & two prints from Sandra.
Sandra's Runner-Up image
Sandra was awarded overall second place in Classical weddings for BIPP members. A fantastic result considering the competitors included Kevin Pengelly FBIPP FMPA who is one of the best UK wedding photographers and Jacqui Mathews who is the current WPPI Grand Award winner! Well done Sandra!!
It was a bright crisp winter’s day when we arrived at Westwood Park, Colchester, for Julie and Paul’s Wedding. Paul, his Best Man and Ushers stepped outside to have a few photographs taken, before seeing the Registrars and Julie arriving. After taking a few pictures of Julie and her Bridesmaids, it was time for the Civil Ceremony. This was held in the lovely Old Library and was followed by a photograph of everybody in front of Westwood Park. With the minimum of fuss we did a few requested photographs of close family and the Bridal party outside as well, then left the Guests to enjoy the Drinks Reception in the warmth of the House. Julie and Paul wanted a few pictures in the grounds of Westwood Park and so for a few minutes (it was rather cold!), we went for a short walk with the two of them, capturing some lovely images in the late afternoon sunshine . Later, we returned to the Old Library with Julie and Paul for a few more pictures, before finishing our coverage. We were delighted to have been asked to photograph this Wedding, as Julie is a Professional Photographer herself!
We were delighted to be Photographers as well as Guests at the Wedding of Katy and Sam at the beautiful Westwood Park. This was a special Wedding to us as David photographed Sam’s Parents’ Wedding a week before our own Wedding in 1981 and we have known Sam since he was born. After taking Katy’s final preparation pictures at her home we went to Westwood Park. The Ceremony was held in the Old Library, followed by a Drinks Reception on the lawn. A rain shower briefly interrupted proceedings but didn’t distract from the relaxed atmosphere of the day. A walk around the wonderful grounds of Westwood Park with the Bride and Groom is a must, so taking the opportunity, we achieved some lovely photographs. Following a BBQ, Katy and Sam’s evening Guests arrived. Katy and Sam were lucky enough to have a rainbow and sunset, which made some special photographs for them. A brilliant day!
We started our day at Michelle and Darren’s house with a few pictures of Michelle and her Bridesmaids and this was followed by Darren and his Groomsmen at All Saints Church, Great Horkesley, Essex, where the Ceremony was held. Shortly after arriving at the beautiful Westwood Park, Colchester, the afternoon was interrupted by a shower but this did not dampen the relaxed afternoon. Afternoon tea on the lawn was followed by a BBQ held down by the Italian Lake in the evening, which made for a very enjoyable and relaxed day, finishing with a lovely sunset picture.