May 222011
 

Prested Hall Wedding

Gaynor & Tony

 

It was my privilege back on the 29th April to photograph the wedding of Gaynor and Tony at Prested Hall near Kelvedon in Essex. As I’m sure most of you remember this was also a special day for another wedding as well – of course I’m referring to the Royal Wedding of William and Kate at Westminster Abbey. (As I had already agreed to photograph Gaynor and Tony’s wedding I unfortunately had to let Will’s and Kate down! But I think they managed to find someone else!).

Gaynor and Tony are a fantastic couple from Braintree also in Essex, for those of you that follow my blog you will know we did a pre wedding photo shoot, also at Prested Hall back in March this year.

The 29th was a beautiful day, with blue skies and bright sunshine, Gaynor looked fantastic in her wedding dress and Tony had scrubbed up pretty good too, looking really cool in his morning suite and teal coloured cravat and handkerchief. The bridesmaids were also wearing teal coloured dresses and looked delightful. Unfortunately one of the bridesmaids, Gaynor’s daughter, Chloe, was feeling unwell on the day and was unable to carry out her role. That was a real shame but I’m pleased that she soon recovered and is feeling better now.

Both Tony and Gaynor had previously told me that they felt a bit nervous and uncomfortable about being photographed, but that’s really very difficult to believe because they were both so relaxed and the photographs look so natural. I think having a pre wedding photo shoot definitely helped. We were able to get to know each other a lot better, I was able to gain their confidence and most importantly I was able to give them some tips on how to stand and pose to look natural and relax. I think we got some beautiful photographs but I particularly like the natural light portraits taken on the bridge and in the grounds of the hall.

I have produced a selection of photographs below –

Prested Hall is an excellent wedding venue situated just off the A12 and not too far from either Chelmsford or Colchester both also in the wonderful county of Essex.

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Prested Hall Wedding Photography of Gaynor & Tony (Selected photos)

 

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Photo of the groom looking very dashing outside Prested Hall

the groom standing on steps at Prested Hall

The groom poses for photo’s before the wedding ceremony

bride looking pensive before the wedding

The bride looking pensive but gorgeous before the ceremony

bride sitting on the bed at Prested Hall

The bride waits calmly before the wedding ceremony

photograph of the bride and bridesmaids

Bride and bridesmaids at Prested Hall

bride looking out of the window at Prested Hall Essex

Bride looking out of the window at Prested Hall

groom and best man wait nervously

Groom and best man wait nervously for the bride to arrive

the groom sees the bride for the first time

Wedding photography Prested Hall – the groom sees the bride for the first time.

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Bride and groom during the wedding ceremony

bride and groom sign the wedding register

Bride and groom at Prested Hall signing the wedding register

black and white photograph of the bride and groom

Bride and groom at the start of the wedding procession.

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Guests throw confetti in the gardens of Prested Hall – Kelvedon Essex

close up of the married couple

I only have eyes for you

bride and groom in the gardens of prested hall

The bride and groom enjoy a quiet moment in the gardens at Prested Hall

bride and groom standing on the bridge

Tony Sale Photography – wedding and portrait photography Essex

newly wed bride and groom

Black and white photograph of the bride and groom

bride and groom standing on the bridge

The happily married couple on the bridge in the gardens of Prested Hall in Essex

a tender moment between the bride and groom

A tender moment between the bride and groom

The bride and groom

A natural light portrait of the bride and groom at Prested Hall

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May 212011
 

Essex Wedding Photography

Pre wedding photoshoot with Emma Andrew

 

Emma and Andrew are a fantastic couple who live in Sible Hedingham north Essex. Their plan is to get married at St Nicholas’s church in nearby Castle Hedingham and then hold their wedding reception at Hedingham Castle. A large fine Norman castle built by Aubrey de Vere ll in 1140. (impressive eh!).

We thought therefore it would be a great fun to do the pre wedding photo shoot in the village of Castle Hedingham and that’s exactly what we did one bright sunny Saturday morning back in April.

North Essex in general is a beautiful rural area; a great place to take photographs and Castle Hedingham is absolutely delightful, a jewel in the crown and one of my favourite villages in the area. (I would fully recommend a visit).

Emma and Andrew were fantastic to work with; they were both relaxed, open and willing to try anything. We shot for about an hour and got some fantastic photographs, I have reproduced a few of these below.

I can’t wait to photograph their wedding!

 

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Male portrait – Pre wedding photo shoot – Castle Hedingham North Essex

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Fashion portrait – pre wedding photo shoot in Essex

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A fashion look for a cool groom to be – pre wedding photo shoot Castle Hedingham north Essex

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A fashion look for a cool bride to be – Essex wedding photography

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Beautiful black and white portrait

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loving couple – Essex wedding and portrait photography

Young couple in love

loving couple, Castle Hedingham Essex

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Pre wedding photo shoot – Tony Sale portrait and wedding photography

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Pre wedding photo shoot – the bride and groom to be

So in love - wedding and portrait photography Hedingham Essex

Beautiful portrait of the young couple in love

Portrait of a young couple sitting amongst the flowers

Sitting amongst the flowers on a pre wedding photo shoot in Castle Hedingham Essex

Young couple in love - only have eyes for each other

‘I only have eyes for you’ (By Tony Sale Essex based portrait and wedding photographer)

Engagement  photography Essex

Engagement photography Essex

Black and white portrait of a romantic couple

Black and white photograph from the pre wedding photography shoot

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A romantic, loving and caring hug

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May 012011
 

Essex Family Portrait Photography with Dominic, Jane & Tabitha

It’s great fun being a family portrait photographer. A few weeks ago I was commissioned to shoot some family portrait photographs for a family living at West Mersea in Essex. I have actually photographed Jane (mum) and Tabitha (daughter) before (see here) but this time they were joined by (dad) Dominic.

What they wanted were some outdoor shots of the family having fun together but also a few posed shots, semi formal shots where they would all sit and face towards the camera.

I understand that they (Dominic) had been decorating the lounge and they now wanted a nice big canvas print to put onto the feature wall as well as a number of prints for friends and family.

We started the shoot with a visit to an old harbour area of the island which was fantastic, rugged with lots of boats (new and old) and nice long costal paths. It was quite sunny but also very breezy which added to the outdoor rugged appearance – it also played havoc with Jane and Tabitha’s hair (and mine but that didn’t really matter).

We then moved on to what must be one of the most popular and most photographed areas of the island – the ‘beach huts’. Many costal resorts have beach huts but sadly many are a bit lack lustre, a bit run down and tired looking many in need of repair or a good coat of paint. However I have to say the ones at Mersea are some of the best I have ever seen! All in excellent condition and all recently painted in a range of complimentary colours and they all form one long continues line right on the sea front – very dramatic and well worth a visit.

They loved the photos and are in the process of ordering a number of large canvases and prints.

Here are a few shots from the day.

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Family Portrait Photography – Mersea Island – a selection of images


Father and daughter on the beach _ West Mersea Essex

Portrait of Dom & Tabitha on Mersea beach

Dom and Tabitha on the beach at West Mersea in Essex

Family portrait photography – West Mersea Essex
Family portrait photography

Family portrait photography

Essex photography - family portrait

Black and white family portrait photography Mersea Island

Family portrait

Portrait photography Essex – black and white family portrait

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Tony Sale photography – wedding and portrait photography Essex

photograph of family walking along a costal path

Family portrait photography Mersea.

Little girl on a surfboard

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family portrait walking along the beach

Family portrait photography at the beach huts in West Mersea

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