Oct 202013
 

A few months back I did some prom photos for Tabor Academy; I have been a bit slow but have now finally got around to putting some on the blog.

The actual shoot was done for the local press, Evening Gazette and Braintree & Witham Times and appeared as a part of a special feature.

It absolutely tipped it down on the night but the students were excellent, they were in good spirits wore some wonderful outfits and we captured some fantastic photos.

I love to photograph proms and do work for the local media; however my speciality is photographing weddings and portraits so if you would like further information about either of these then please visit my main web site at www.tonysalephotography.co.uk or contact me here

 

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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
Jan 032012
 

Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens are located close to the Braintree District Council offices in the Causeway in the lovely market town of Braintree in north Essex and it makes an idyllic location for a pre wedding photo shoot. It is a beautiful public gardens with lots of colourful flower beds, magnificent specimen trees, traditional wooden benches a picturesque pond, shelters and lots of different play equipment for children to play on.

It was here that I met up with Helen and Lee one Sunday afternoon a few months ago to do their pre wedding photo shoot. This was a great opportunity for the three of us to get to know each other before their wedding at St Mary’s Church in Bocking later in the year. The day was a beautiful autumn day absolutely glorious, the sun was shining and the leaves on the trees were golden brown and all around was peaceful and calm. A great day to be in rural Essex.

Helen and Lee are an extremely nice couple who also live in Braintree only a fairly short distance away from the gardens. Though I have to say I’m not sure they were too happy with their decision to walk as they were a little warm and glowing when they arrived. Although both a bit self conscious they were also were both really enthusiastic and totally immersed themselves in the photo session. We managed to photograph in a number of different locations and included some nice reflections in the pond and some dramatic shots into the sun. They both said they had fully enjoyed the shoot and were looking forward to seeing the photos. They left the park happy and smiling (and heading straight for the pub). I was looking forward to photographing their wedding later in the year.

A selection of some of my favourite images from the day can be seen below. Please do leave a comment if you can.

If you are planning a Braintree Wedding in the future, and would like to discuss your wedding photography then please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Oct 042011
 

A few weeks ago I was asked by Graham to take to take some portrait photographs of his wife Anne to mark a very special birthday celebration. If I remember rightly she was going to be 50 very soon (but I don’t really like to ask). Graham and Anne are both very slim and athletic and both keep themselves very fit, training in karate several times each week.  They have recently returned from living in New Zealand, where they lived for a number of years and are currently staying in the picturesque market town of Braintree in north Essex. They joined me for the morning in my photographic studio in Gosfield only a few miles away. Before diving straight in we spent a few minutes discussing the format of the shoot and the types and styles of photographs we / they wanted to achieve.  We decided on a mix of fairly formal studio portraits followed by some more relaxed outdoor portraits in a nearby local park. The shoot went well and we managed to get a wide selection of photographs, I have produced some of these below. For all of your wedding photography and portrait photography needs please visit my main web site at www.blog.tonysalephotography.co.uk

A few weeks ago I was asked by Graham to take to take some portrait photographs of his wife Anne to mark a very special birthday celebration. If I remember rightly she was going to be 50 very soon (but I think he must have been making that up, she certainly didn’t look that old).

Graham and Anne are both in excellent shape, very slim and athletic and both keep themselves very fit, training in karate several times each week. (perhaps that’s why they look so young. They have recently returned to the UK from New Zealand, where they lived for a number of years and are currently staying in the picturesque market town of Braintree in north Essex. They joined me for the morning in my photographic studio in Gosfield only a few miles away.

Before diving straight in to taking photographs we spent a few minutes discussing the format of the shoot and the types and styles of photographs we / they wanted to achieve. It was decided to go for a mix of fairly formal studio portraits followed by some more relaxed outdoor portraits in a nearby local park.

The shoot went very well and we came away with a broad collection of different images, I have produced a selection of these below.

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May 222011
 

Prested Hall Wedding

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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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The bride looking pensive but gorgeous before the ceremony

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Bride looking out of the window at Prested Hall

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Bride and groom at Prested Hall signing the wedding register

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

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

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

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A tender moment between the bride and groom

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

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Apr 192011
 

Prested Hall – Pre Wedding Photo Shoot.

One of the reasons I love being a wedding photographer is because I get to photograph great people like Gayner and Tony. l first met them at their home in Braintree, where after showing them my portfolio and talking about the photographic services I offered, they booked me to photograph their wedding. The wedding is to be at Prested Hall, near Kelvedon in Essex on the 29th April this year.

This was obviously to be quite a popular date as since they decided upon it, a certain William and Kate have also decided to get married on the same day, unfortunately for them Prested Hall was already booked.

A few weeks ago I met up with Gaynor and Tony at Prested Hall to do a pre wedding photo shoot. Gaynor had previously said she was quite nervous about being photographed and so thought a pre wedding shoot would be an excellent idea. I have to agree, it’s a great way for the three of us to get to know each other and for me to give them some tips on how to pose and feel relaxed in front of the camera.

Just like my two previous pre wedding photo shoots (if you follow my blog you will know this) the weather was a bit cold and a bit windy and at some point during the session it began to rain – in fact when it came time to leave the venue it was absolutely ‘chucking it down’.

Non-the less we had a really good shoot, using mostly natural light and a variety of different poses. Both of them said they benefitted greatly from the experience and were delighted with the photos.

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Mar 132011
 

‘Focus on Imaging’

On Tuesday I ventured north to the National Exhibition Center (NEC) near Birmingham to attend the annual ‘Focus on Imaging’ event. ‘Focus’ as it’s generally referred to is Europe’s biggest annual imaging show, and covers all your needs from image capture through to output and beyond. Whether you are a professional photographer, image maker or processor, a manufacturer or distributor of products or a keen hobbyist, there is something there for everyone and in fact there were well over 200 exhibitors present. Excellent opportunity and temptation to spend lots of money if you wanted to (or if you had it!).

As well as a trade show there are also a number software demonstrations going on from the likes of Adobe, OnOne and Corel etc as well as talks and demonstrations from a number of professional photographers, including wedding photography, portrait photography, commercial photography and landscape and wildlife photography.

I personally enjoyed a number of lectures / demonstrations,

Trevor & Faye Yerbury – Renowned wedding and portrait photographers based in Scotland but who photograph wedding all over the country. They gave an excellent talk and demonstration on studio based portrait photography using only one light and a reflector to produce some brilliant results. Web address http://www.yerburyweddings.co.uk/

Chris Burfoot – Chris is another wedding and portrait photographer but based at the opposite end of the country in Wiltshire. Chris is also well known for running a number of photographic courses for The Flash centre (TFC). He also runs courses for The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP). On the particular occasion that I saw him Chris was giving a practical demonstration using different printed photographic backgrounds. In particular he had one which contained an image of a brick wall and another a corrugated metal shed / fence. The results were excellent, although photographed in a studio both looked as they could have been taken on location. Chris’s web address is http://www.pembrokephoto.co.uk/

Bjorn Thomassen – Bjorn, who heralds from Cornwall, has won many prestigious awards for his photography, in a diversity of subjects from Commercial to Wedding photography and Contemporary Portraiture including Fine Art. He also holds a Fellowship in Illustrative Photography. Bjorn gave a number of different seminars but during the one I attended he was exhibiting some of his own images and discussing the why and how he came to take them, explaining some of the detailed planning involved and how all of the elements came together to produce the final image. Some his wedding photography is absolutely stunning and I would definitely recommend a visit to his web site, http://www.bjornthomassen.com/

David Noton – Although I am primarily a wedding and portrait photographer I also enjoy other aspects of photography and in particular ‘Landscape’ David Noton is one of my favorite landscape photographers and he also was talking at Focus this year.

David is an award winning landscape and travel photographer with over 24 years experience as a professional under his belt. During his photographic career he has travelled to just about every corner of the Globe and his pictures are now published all over the world. He also writes for a number of magazines and websites including, Practical Photography magazine, Outdoor Photography, Digital Photo Pro and www.photographyblog.com where he has a monthly online column.

At Focus he presented a slide show and then gave a commentary / talk about where the pictures were taken and how they were obtained. As you would expect the images were simply stunning, I would definitely recommend a visit to his site, http://davidnoton.com/

There were lots of other speakers and demonstrations there too but these were just some of my favorites. As well as the trade show and seminars etc there was also an opportunity to photograph a number of models posing in different studio style settings. I have included a few of my shots below – if for no other reason than to give this blog entry a visual reference, also I think they look good, see what you think…

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Feb 022011
 

If you follow my blog then you will know that that over the past year I have attended a number of wedding photography training courses run by Braintree photographer Jeff Turnbull, www.jeffturnbull.com. Jeff is an excellent photographer specialising in weddings and portraits but he also runs a number of different photography training courses, ranging from introduction to digital photography through to specialist courses in portrait and wedding photography. Like I said I have attended a number of these in the past, but recently I was flattered that Jeff asked me along to help out. He was running the first module of his wedding training, which included a shoot at ‘All Saints’ church in Rayne near Braintree in Essex.

There were about eight students altogether, who were a great lot. (I have to say I do enjoy the company and banter of other like mined photographers). The day itself was bitterly cold and without a doubt many of us began to feel it. The bride was brilliant though and she must have been made of tougher stuff than the rest of us, as she had on a flimsy wedding dress with bare arms and shoulders!

After the shoot at the church we returned to Jeff’s house for a very delicious lunch before moving on to bride and groom preparation shots, as well as detail shots and the cutting of the cake.

It was great for me to help out and assist others. A chance to use my training, knowledge and experience to help other who are venturing in to the business.

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Detailed photograph of the wedding dress

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Nov 232010
 

 Wedding Photography at Maidens Barn.

I recently did a wedding photo shoot at Maidens Barn, a great wedding venue, near High Easter in Essex. The day was run by Braintree wedding photographer, Jeff Turnbull (www.jeffturnbull.com) and out models were Emma Pudney and Greg Ratcliff. (Who were both brilliant!)

Photo shoots are a great way for photographers to train. To develop their style and to stay up to date with current developments and trends within both the photographic and the wedding industry. It was a great opportunity to practice lighting and posing techniques and I came away with some really cool shots which I can now incorporate in to my wedding photography business, www.tonysalephotography.co.uk

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Aug 042010
 

Kate & Darren’s Maidens Barn Wedding.

I recently assisted Braintree wedding photographer, Jeff Turnbull as he photographed the wedding of Kate and Darren at the Church of Assumption in Old Harlow in Essex. This is a beautiful church and the service was simply wonderful, everyone looked fantastic and all present were treated to the incredible sounds of the London Community Gospel Choir, they really were brilliant.

Following the service a wedding reception took place at Maidens Barn, at High Easter near Chelmsford. I think this must be one of the nicest wedding venues I have been too and it provided an excellent opportunity for some great wedding photography.

It was also great for me to get out and work with Jeff again. Jeff Turnbull is a much sought after wedding photographer based in Braintree, he also runs a number of photographic courses including, introduction to photography, wedding photography and portrait photography. Full details can be found on his web site at www.jeffturnbull.com

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