Oct 202014
 

Bruges at Night

 

My wife, Kate, and I went to Bruges to celebrate our 25th weddings anniversary, it was the first time we had ever been there and we thought it was beautiful.

Bruges is situated in the Flemish region and is also the largest city and capital of Belgium. Along with a few other canal based cities such as Amsterdam it is sometimes referred to as ‘The Venice of the North’

I also understand it also has significant economic importance, thanks to its port and at one time it was the ‘chief commercial city of the world. It is certainly a very beautiful and very lively city with some wonderful local food.

Being a very historic city with lots of magnificent old buildings and numerous canals then you can imagine it is also a photographer’s paradise.

My profession is primarily as a wedding and portrait photographer but you will also know, if you read my blog, I have a passion for low light photography. Bruges presented some great opportunities for this and I have produced a few images below.

Hope you like them, let me know what think.

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The Belfry of Bruges photographed at night and reflecting in the water. Follow Me on Pinterest

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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
Feb 272014
 

 Liz & Ollie pre wedding photo shoot

Wow! What a great evening it was photographing Liz and Ollie on their pre wedding photo shoot, they are such a cool couple.

Liz and Ollie come from Ipswich in Suffolk so when we first met up to discuss their wedding photography we met up at a pub in Colchester mid-way between our two homes. In fact we met at Balkerne Gate (once I found it) – nice pub!

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Once we got talking it turned out to be quite amazing at just what a small world it is. I started by showing them a  slide show of one of my previous weddings, Jade & Dave who were married in Long Melford.  As soon as Liz started watching it she told me that she knew Jade and that they actually used to work together at a dental practice in Sudbury.

It also turned out, as the conversation progressed, that some months previously I had met Liz’s dad and that he had in fact booked me to photograph his wedding.

 

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Engagement shoot with Liz & Ollie Follow Me on Pinterest

 

Neither Jade nor Liz’s dad had mentioned me to them, small world eh! (I have in fact recently shown the Jade and Dave slide show to someone else who also recognised and used to work with Jade and as it turns out also knows Liz).

 

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Gorgeous outdoor portrait in Castle Park Follow Me on Pinterest

 

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Stunning portrait Castle Park Follow Me on Pinterest

 

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Liz and Ollie enjoy the beautiful gardens in Castle Park Follow Me on Pinterest

 

Liz and Ollie walk through Castle Park Follow Me on Pinterest

 

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Anyway, back to the pre wedding photo shoot. We met up at Castle Park in Colchester and just had a walk around stopping and taking photos in various locations / settings. As you can see they both looked pretty cool, they were relaxed and willing to try anything and as you can see we got some brilliant photos.

 

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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
Dec 152012
 

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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Black & white photograph of the bride & groom to be Follow Me on Pinterest

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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Engagement photography on the streets of Gosfield Follow Me on Pinterest

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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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
Oct 162012
 

Family portrait photography – all the girls

I love photographing portraits whether it is in the studio, at client’s homes or else lifestyle portraits outside or on location. This particular session was photographed in my home studio.

I was contacted by Natalie, who lives in earls Colne, a few weeks previously, saying that she wanted some portraits taken of her mum, her sister, her daughter and herself and she wanted a mixture with some shots of them all together and some taken individually.

I shot some portraits for Natalie a couple of years back when her daughter Katie was only four, these were a series of portraits of just Katie with her Nan., which were a mix of shots taken in the studio and in the local park. Natalie told me she loved these photos and that’s why she had come back for more. Photographers like everyone else love to hear positive comments about their work and there is no greater compliment than when people recommend you to their friends and family or else when they come back for more.

To be honest I get a lot of my wedding and portrait work through recommendations and it really is fantastic.

The shoot went really well, everyone soon relaxed and got in to it, we did a few set changes we had a chat, we had a laugh, we had a cup of tea and generally everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Best of all we got some fantastic photo’s Natalie, her mum Julie, sister Georgie and daughter Katie were delighted with the results and have already purchased about 18 different photographs.

To find out more about portrait photography Halstead or portrait photography in Braintree then phone me on 01787 474923 or contact me via the contact form

I have reproduced a selection of images from the shoot 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
Sep 212012
 

I love photographing flowers, either growing wild, or growing in formal gardens or informal gardens or even occasionally photographing them in the studio. In fact you may have seen my post a few weeks back of some daffodils which were photographed in my studio, have a look now if you didn’t see them.

This year we had some beautiful pink roses growing in our garden at home and I decided to pick a few and give then the studio treatment. I have included a selection of pictures below and just for something different I have decided to add a number of poems / quotes about the colour pink and / or pink roses.

 

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Flower of Love

The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant.

 

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The pink dawn

Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose from out night’s gray and cloudy sheath; softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.

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The Rose Beyond The Wall

A rose once grew where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall,
and as the days passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches, straight and tall…
One day, a beam of light shone through
a crevice that had opened wide
the rose bent gently toward its warmth
then passed beyond to the other side
Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
be comforted – the rose blooms there-
its beauty even greater now, nurtured by
God’s own loving care.

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May 112012
 

In July last year I was lucky enough to photograph the suffolk wedding of Jade and Dave at Holly Trinity Church and the Bull Hotel in Long Melford. It was a beautiful wedding but what was also so special for me was that Dave’s step dad is a photographer; and it was a great compliment to me to be asked to photograph it.

Well what was equally a great honour was that a few months later Trevor himself decided to get married to his lovely partner Jane and again they asked me to photograph the event.

Trevor and Jane held their ceremony at the Registery Office in Sudbury also, in Suffolk. They were both relaxed and looked wonderful on their special wedding day and it really nice to see them both again. It was also great to see Jade and Dave and a number of other guests who had also been at the previous wedding.

The ceremony was held in the ceremony room (of course) which is also the main room in Sudbury Town Hall. It’s a very nice large room and had some beautiful directional light coming in from the windows.

Following the ceremony we all went outside to take some more photographs and specifically the few formal group shots that Trevor & Jane had requested. Jane had specifically asked that the group shots be taken next to the water fountain in the town centre, the reason being that, not only is it a particularly attractive stone water fountain but also it is the one which was written about in the story ‘The Hundred and One Dalmatians’ written by Dodie Smith.

 

Just before midnight they came to the market town of Sudbury.

Pongo paused as they crossed the bridge over the River Stour.

“Here we enter Suffolk,” he said, triumphantly. They ran on through

the quiet streets of old houses and into the market square. They had

hoped they might meet some dogs and hear if any news of the puppies

had come at the Twilight Barking, but not so much as a cat was stirring.

While they were drinking at the fountain, church clocks began to strike

Midnight.

Extracted from “The Hundred and One Dalmatians”

The bride and groom then went on to a local restaurant to enjoy a private wedding reception with their guests.

If you are planning a Suffolk wedding and would like to discuss your wedding photography then please contact me.

I have prodeced a selection of photographs from the wedding below, please leave your comments at the end.

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The wedding of Trevor and Jane in Sudbury Follow Me on Pinterest

 

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The wedding of Trevor and Jane in Sudbury Follow Me on Pinterest

 

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Jan 012012
 

‘With over 25 years of bespoke wedding services, Stock Brook Country Club has long been established as the premiere wedding venue in Essex’ Well that’s what it says on their web site anyway and I have absolutely no reason to disbelieve it.

I have to say Stock Brook Manor is an excellent wedding venue, it’s set in over 250 acres of English countryside on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Stock in central Essex and It’s here that I photographed the wedding of Jane and Ben some few weeks ago.

For those of you that follow my blog you will know that I did a pre wedding photo shoot a few weeks ago and that unfortunately Ben was unable to make it on the day. It was therefore a pleasure to meet him for the first time on the wedding day itself.

The day started photographing the bride (Jane) together with her bridesmaids Caroline, Nina, Tracey, Seliha and Izzy (and also Jane’s mum who had come over from Ireland). They were all at Caroline’s house in Shenfield and it’s fair to say that all was in a state of very organised chaos when I arrived, there was a lot going on but everyone seemed to know what they were doing. I even got a cup of coffee, which always goes down well (remember that!).

After photographing the ‘bridal prep’ is was off to Stock Brook Manor to photograph the groom (Ben) together with his best man (men) Jake and Aaron, his two brothers. Like I said before this was the first time I had met Ben and I literally had no idea what he looked like, however we had no problems meeting up and I found him to be a really nice guy.

I photographed Jane when she arrived at the venue and I have to say she looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress, although the dress was all a bit ‘bundled up’ as she squeezed in to the front seat of her brother in laws Ferrari.

The ceremony itself was lovely and a great opportunity to capture some more beautiful photographs. Following this Jane and Ben held reception drinks whilst they greeted their guests before we set off to photograph a few formal group shots on a beautifully manicured lawn, (I think it’s actually a bowling lawn).

On one of my previous visits to Stock Brook Manor I had seen a fantastic line of trees just along from the main gate; I knew these would be a perfect setting for some beautiful wedding photography and so that’s where I headed next, along with Jane and Ben of course. Only this time Jane had to squeeze her dress into the front of my car (not quite a Ferarri I’m afraid).

The rest of the day was brilliant and everything seemed to run very smoothly. The line up, the wedding breakfast, the wedding speeches, the toast, the cutting of the wedding cake, the casino, the chocolate fountain and finally of course as traditional at every wedding – the first dance and of course I photographed them all.

Jane and Ben are a wonderful couple and they were an absolute joy to work with. I wish them lots of luck and happiness in their life together

If you are planning an Essex wedding in 2012, and would like to discuss your wedding photography then please do not hesitate to contact me.

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

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor Wedding - Tony Sale Photography

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

Stock Brook Manor wedding

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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
Oct 302011
 

A few weeks back I was contacted by Sharon who happens to live in the same village as me, Gosfield in north Essex, she wanted some portrait photographs of her and her two teenage daughters. She wanted them to give as a birthday present to her mother, which I thought was a very nice idea.

We were fairly restricted on time, as her mum’s birthday was only a couple of weeks off and both Sharon and her daughters have pretty busy life styles. There were no weekend possibilities and so we had to plump for one evening mid week and to restrict things even more they couldn’t make it until 7.00PM – about the time the natural light disappeared.

None the less we still wanted to do some outdoor shots and it was a great chance to do some off camera flash portrait photography. The plan was to meet at the playing fields in the village where there is a large open sports field and also children’s play park with lots of swings, roundabouts and see saws etc. After that we would head to my home portrait studio and do some nicely controlled well lit studio portrait photography.

I actually got to the playing fields about fifteen minutes early just to have a look around and plan a few shots, but WOW! It would have been so good if Sharon and the girls had been there too, about ten to seven the sun was setting and looked quite stunning as it dropped low in the sky. It would have been great to have photographed them with the sun set as a back drop but as it was they were a few minutes late and the effect had completely gone.

Despite that we still captured some really great portraits

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 would like to discuss your wedding photography or portrait photography then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Portrait Photography Essex

Essex Wedding Photographer

Essex Wedding Photographer

Essex Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography Essex

Portrait Photography Essex

Portrait Photography Essex

Portrait Photography Essex

Portrait Photography Essex

Portrait Photography Essex

Portrait Photography Essex

Portrait Photography Essex

Portrait Photography Essex

Portrait Photography Essex

Portrait Photography Essex
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Oct 242011
 

 

I recently photographed the wedding of Jade and Dave in the charming village of Long Melford in Suffolk. Jade and David who live in the nearby village of Glemsford were married in Holy Trinity Church followed by a reception at the Bull Hotel. Both wonderful historic buildings and both fantastic for beautiful wedding photography.

Long Melford, is so called because the main street is some two and a half miles long. It’s a beautiful and busy village which has thrived since Tudor times and is unusual for a village in that it has a parish church (Holy trinity), which has dimensions much more suited to a cathedral – It’s massive. It was completed in 1484 and is one of the richest “wool churches” in East Anglia.

Long Melford also has two stately homes, Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall which, like Holy Trinity church were both built from the proceeds of the wool trade in the Middle Ages.

The Bull Hotel is also an historic building having been built in 1450, it’s a timber house and you become are aware of its history as soon as you walk into the entrance hall. Its massive moulded oak beams dominate the reception area and the original part of the building. During the coaching era the Bull Hotel was the principal Posting House of the town and a stopping place of the London, Bury St Edmunds, and Norwich coaches.

I started the day by Photographing Jade at her home in Glemsford, She spent the morning there being pampered and having her hair and makeup done along with her two delightful bridesmaids, Samantha and Belinda.

I then went off to the church where I met up with Dave, his Best Man Adam and his groomsmen Samuel, Daniel and Paul, to take some photographs before the wedding ceremony. They were all a great bunch of lads, up for a laugh and very cool about having their photograph taken. As a photographer I love it when people are relaxed and natural whilst in front of the camera.

Jade arrived at the church in a very cool ‘old’ Volkswagon Camper Van, together with her dad and she looked absolutely fantastic – stunning in fact, in her wedding dress. After a short discussion with the vicar and her bridesmaids outside, her dad escorted her in to the church for the start of the wedding ceremony.

Following the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom mingled with guests and posed for photographs outside the church. We had just about got all of the formal photo’s completed before it started to rain at which point we all headed off to the Bull Hotel where they held the wedding reception.

The day of the wedding was a strange mix of sunshine and showers, either brilliant sunshine or else pouring rain. I’m pleased to say though that we managed to avoid the rain and stayed pretty dry all day.

Jade and David were a dream to work with and throughout the day we got some beautiful shots. I particularly like the natural light portraits taken of Jade and David standing in front of the huge church doors and the shots taken using video light on the stairs in the Bull Hotel

I have produced a selection of photographs from the day below, please feel free to leave comments.

If you are planning an Essex wedding or a Suffolk wedding and would like to discuss your wedding photography then please contact me.

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk

Wedding Photography Long Melford Suffolk


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Oct 102011
 

Halstead Public gardens set in rural North Essex is an excellent location for a pre wedding photo shoot. It is a truly beautiful public gardens with lots of colourful flower beds, magnificent specimen trees, traditional wooden benches a picturesque pond and a band stand.

I met up there with Joy and Sam one Saturday morning a few weeks ago to do a pre wedding photo shoot, this was a great opportunity for the three of us to get to know each other before their wedding at Hedingham Castle in a few weeks time. It was one of those glorious days when the sun was shining and all around was peaceful and calm, there was a little cloud cover and all in all it was a great day for photography.

Joy and Sam are a fantastic couple who only live a fairly short distance away on the other side of Halstead. Sam in particular is quite a character with his Mohican haircut, goatee beard and his pierced ears. They were both really enthusiastic and totally immersed themselves in the photo session. After a while we had a few members of the public watching what was going on and I think Joy and Sam really enjoyed the attention.

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 Hedingham Castle Wedding in the future, and would like to discuss your wedding photography, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

 

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

Portrait Photography Halstead Essex
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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

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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

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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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Apr 242011
 

In my previous post I exhibited some of the photographs taken during Gemma and Joe’s wedding in St Andrews church in Halstead Essex. Well two days prior to the wedding they had a rehearsal in the same church around 6.30 in the evening. At this time it was dark outside and there was little light inside the church so I used this opportunity to practice some very low light photography and used what little light there was to produce some dramatic and artistic images.

I was very pleased with the results and have produced a selection of the images below.

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Photograph of a little girl

Photograph taken of a little girl,Ruby, playing in the church during the wedding rehearsal.

Little girl playing in the church.

Photograph taken of a little girl,Ruby, playing in the church during the wedding rehearsal.

Little girl in St Andrews church Halsted

Photograph taken of a little girl,Ruby, playing in the church during the wedding rehearsal.

The best man

Photograph taken of the best man, Nicholas, sitting in the church during the wedding rehearsal.

The best man sits in church

Photograph taken of the best man, Nicholas, looking thoughtful during the wedding rehearsal.

Contemplative - 'the best man'

Photograph taken of the best man’ Nicholas, looking thoughtful during the wedding rehearsal. (Tony Sale Wedding Photography)

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