Caitlyn and Ashley live in the lovely town of Braintree here in North Essex, however Ashley works in the delightful nearby village of Gosfield and it’s here that we decided to do our pre wedding photo shoot. If you follow my blog then you will know I always speak highly of Gosfield, and if you follow my blog then you will also know the reason why – it’s because I live here!

Gosfield has so many great features and makes an ideal location for a pre wedding photo shoot. It has fields, a nature reserve, ponds, houses with pink walls, blue doors, playing fields, a sports pavilion and to top it all Ashley’s dad has a garden which is absolutely bursting with beautiful, colourful flowers.

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The photo shoot was a great opportunity for the three of us to get to know each other before their wedding which was to be at St Catherine’s Church, which also happens to be in Gosfield, later in the year. Although it was quite windy the sun was shining and it was a glorious day.

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Caitlyn and Ashley are such a lovely and loving couple; it really was great to work with them. Although they were both a bit self-conscious at first, they were also very willing and enthusiastic and totally immersed themselves in the photo session.

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We managed to photograph in a number of different locations and included some portraits against brightly painted walls, a romantic stroll across the playing fields and a rehersal of their first dance.

They both fully enjoyed the shoot and were absolutely delighted with the photos. It was also pretty obvious that they had benefited greatly from the pre wedding photo shoot, they became increasingly relaxed and more natural as the afternoon went on and it was clearly a huge help for the big day itself.

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If you are planning to get married and would like to discuss your wedding photography then please do not hesitate to contact me on 01787 474923 or via the contact form.

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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

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Although I have labelled this as a ‘portrait shoot’ it was actually photographed using two models. However the style of posing and photography used easily represents that which could be used for an engagement shoot. It would also be ideal for a pre wedding shoot or a very stylish portrait shoot for a boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife, partners etc.

The images were all taken during a day spent with Jeff Turnbull ( aimed at producing natural light environmental portraiture and all were taken around the Braintree area of Essex.

The two models are the very beautiful Beth, who was absolutely fantastic, I’m sure you will agree she looks stunning in all of her shots and her real life boyfriend, the very dashing Frazer.

If you are interested in having some great portraits of yourself, your family or a loved one then contact me now for further information. People love photographs, so why not include some with your Christmas cards and share them with all your friends and family, or for a very special present arrange to have a large framed print or canvas wrap.

Contact me via my web site at or phone me on 01787 474923 for more information. Act now Christmas is getting close and booking are going fast.

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