Mar 232016
 

Young Boy and his Grandad at Braxted Park.

This was another image taken whilst assisting photographer Andy Griffin photographing a wedding at Braxted Park last summer. Why have chosen it as my image of the week?  Well I don’t think that requires too much explanation, I think the image it speaks for itself in volumes.

What the relationship is between the little boy and the older man I don’t really know but I suspect that he is his grandad or else some other close family relative or friend. The boy certainly seems to show him a great deal of admiration and respect. He is very comfortable in his company and also fascinated in what he has to say. As I observed the boy was eager to keep the conversation going and listened intently as his ‘grandfather’ spoke.

I think it’s a great image, I hope you do too; please feel free to comment in the box below.

 

 

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Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Mar 212016
 

Portrait Photography with Chris & Ashleigh.

I was fortunate enough to first meet Chris and Ashleigh back in 2010 when I photographed their wedding at Gosfield Hall. I then met them again, a few years later, when I photographed Kiri and Andrews wedding at St Peter’s church in Braintree. Kiri is Ashleigh’s sister and had been a bridesmaid at her wedding. Thanks for the recommendation Ashleigh :-)

Actually talking of recommendations, both Ashleigh and Kiri had the same hairdresser to do their hair on their wedding day, a lovely lady called Vicky and guess what when she got married last year I photographed her wedding as well. Anyway back to what I was saying;

So it was extremely nice to see them a third time when I did this family portrait shoot in Gosfield last summer. They weren’t really sure whether to do a studio shoot or something more natural outdoors in the local area so, we did both.

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We started off in my home studio doing a mix of family, small group and individual shots, (not everyone was always willing to play ball but we worked around that easily enough). We then headed over to Gosfield playing fields where they have a children’s play area that worked really well the children enjoyed it they settled a lot more and it took their mind off being photographed.

One of the most popular photographs in my portfolio and on my web site is one of Ashleigh and Chris’s son Ben, you can see it on my home page slide show. It was really surprising to see how much he had grown up and changed over those few years, not as cute now as he was then but still looking cool, just look at that hair.

It just goes to show though how quickly we change, especially children, so remember to capture their photos now on a regular basis so you have a record to keep forever. Better still why not once in a while have some professional photographs taken, that way you can have a high quality permanent record and they make a great gift for family and friends.

 

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If you enjoyed looking at these family portrait photos then please do leave a message in the comment box below, Better still why not get in touch and arrange a photo shoot of your own, phone 01787 474923 or use the contact form on this site.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Tony

 

 

Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Mar 162016
 

Wedding at St Gregory Church Sudbury.

 

I shot this image whilst assisting a fellow photographer, Joe Dormer, to photograph a wedding in Sudbury a couple of years ago. Joe went off to photograph the bride getting ready at home whilst I photographed the groom at the church, we later met up to photograph the rest of the wedding together. The ceremony at the church and then the reception at The White Hart Hotel in Great Yeldham.

The reason this image stands out for me is because the vicar seen here standing with the bride is also her father and he uniquely went on to perform the most part of the actual wedding ceremony. There is something very special I think about being in a position to marry your own daughter and also something very wonderful to have your own father carry out your wedding ceremony.

When I look at the expression on his face, to me it just radiates his pride and his joy. His pride and joy in that very moment as he sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time and also as he thinks of the moments ahead when he will conduct the marriage ceremony.

Although at a much lower level it also resonates with me that the church is called St Gregory’s and is in Gregory Street and the name of the bride’s father is Revd Canon Gregory J Webb.

It’s my intention to choose an image each week as my image of the week and to reflect upon it and tell you why I chose it. Please do come back and see more of my choices and please do feel free to share the image and leave your thoughts/ comments below.

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He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Mar 142016
 

Wedding at St James the Less Little Tey

 

I have so many wonderful memories of this wedding. First of all the bride and groom Rachael & Ben are such a lovely couple and brilliant to work with, I actually first  found this out when I did  a pre wedding photo shoot with them some months beforehand at Castle Park in Colchester, you can see the shoothere, that was the very first time I met them.

Rachael is the daughter of an ex work colleague of mine and so it was good to catch up with him at the wedding but also to see and feel the emotion he exuded as he walked his daughter down the aisle.

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And what an isle that was! Another memory from that day was to see the inside of such a wonderful church, ‘St James the Less’ in Little Tey, with its beautifully restored medieval wall paintings, if you are interested in churches, old buildings or art then it’s definitely worth a visit.

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Another ‘buzz’ on the day was the ‘celebratory’ status of one of the ushers. He either owned or part owned an old world war two tank over in Hertfordshire, which at the time was being used for filming some of the block buster film Fury and he personally had been instructing Brad Pitt on how to drive a tank. (Despite this insider knowledge I only actually watched the film a couple of weeks ago).

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I have never photographed a wedding where quite so many of the guests had such fancy (high end) cameras, some of them I’m sure better (or at least more expensive) than mine. Fortunately this didn’t prove too distracting for Rachael & Ben who knew when to engage with me and when to give to others. I’m sure at times though onlookers must have thought it was a celebrity wedding with hordes of paparazzi style photographs lining the way.  (Rachael & Ben were celebrities of course – but you know what I mean).

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The reception was held at The White Hart Hotel in Great Yeldham in their amazing Wedding Barn. It was a glorious day with lots of sunshine and the whole day was a joy to photograph.

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Please take time to enjoy the images, feel free to share them on social media and to leave a comment in the box below.

Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Mar 092016
 

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This is an image from a wedding I photographed in the small French town of Chouzé sur Loire in the heart of the wine growing region of the Loire Valley.

It was a beautiful hot day and the ceremony was around two o’clock in the afternoon. There were around two hundred guests at the church and everyone looked amazing.

The bride arrived, chauffer driven, in this beautifully restored (or maybe it had just always been kept that good) Citroen C5, and at the moment this photograph was taken she had just got out of the vehicle and was waiting for the right moment to walk down the path and into the church.

I love the photo because it looks so typically French and so romantic, the car, the street, the signs the buildings and all bathed in beautiful afternoon sunshine.

The bride … is taking a moment to check herself and to catch her breath before taking that first step…

I will blog more about photographing this wedding in a latter post.

 

If you are planning a destination wedding or a UK wedding in 2016 or 2017 then do get in touch to discuss you wedding photography plans.

Tony

 

 

 

 

Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Mar 032016
 

Katrina and Mark’s Halstead Wedding.

 

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain”

Mark and Katrina are such a likeable down to earth couple, straight talking and genuine. I joked with Katrina that she had the same name as a hurricane and although not destructive she certainly left her impact wherever she went, a trail of smiles and laughter!  I have not had too many brides who drink beer from a bottle at the wedding breakfast, but it’s her day and her way, that’s who she is and I loved her for it.

Mark too is from the same mould and seemed most relaxed with a fag and a beer in his hand. What a nice surprise it was when they very kindly invited my assistant, Rachael, and I to join them at the wedding breakfast,  we had places set out for us and had a great time chatting to Mark’s sister and her family – taking time out to capture some photographs of course.

 

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Living in nearby Gosfield it’s always a pleasure for me to photograph weddings in Halstead. It’s an area I know well and The Bull Hotel is a great venue, with good beer too.

Halstead also has magnificent public gardens with a traditional band stand a green and beautiful flower beds and so of course it was a natural location to take Katrina and Mark for some early evening photos. I have to say it did take a little planning though, the gardens are usually locked around 7.00 pm however I rang the park keeper a few days beforehand and he very kindly agreed to keep them open a while longer, so – many thanks Jason.

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If you are planning a Halstead wedding, or anywhere else for that matter then please do get in touch.

I do hope you like the images please feel free to share them on your social media and leave a comment below.

Thanks you

Tony

Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk