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.

Family portrait photography Essex

 

Family portrait photography Essex

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Portrait photography Essex

Portrait photography Halstead Essex

Family portrait photography Colchester Essex

Family portrait photography Essex

Family portrait photography Halstead Essex

Creative portrait photography Essex

Family portrait photography Essex

Family portrait photography Colchester Essex

Family portrait photography Halstead Essex

Family portrait photography Colchester Essex

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The Great Halingbury Manor Hotel is an elegant boutique style hotel situated near Bishops Stortford on the Hertfordshire Essex border just a few miles from Stansted Airport. It’s an excellent location for wedding photography and also a great place to do a pre wedding photo shoot. It boasts a small tranquil lake with a bridge which crosses to an island in the middle; it has beautiful lawns and lots of colourful flower beds.

It was here that I met up with Karla and Mike a few weeks ago. It’s their intention to get married here in so it seemed like a good choice for the pre wedding shoot. I think it’s fair to say that Karla didn’t feel that comfortable in front of the camera, initially anyway. She said she didn’t like having her photograph taken and always felt self conscious whenever anyone pointed a camera at her.

I think it’s fair to say quite a lot of people fit in to this category and it’s one of the reasons I offer a pre wedding photo shoot alongside my wedding photography packages. It’s a great opportunity for the three of us to get to know each other and to feel comfortable and relaxed in each other’s company. It’s also gives me an opportunity to coach the bride and groom (to be) in how to relax in front of the camera and to pose in certain situations and help them to look their absolute best. It certainly worked for Karla, although she was apprehensive at the beginning she had certainly got more in to it by the end.

Weather wise it was it was quite a mixed bag, it had been raining most of the day but by the time we met up in mid afternoon the sun was shining beautifully and we got some great shots outside. However it was not to last and after about half an hour in we had a torrential down pour and finished off the shoot taking photographs inside the hotel.

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 Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel wedding in the future, and would like to discuss your wedding photography, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor

Wedding Photography Great Hallingbury Manor
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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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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!

 

male portrait

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

Fashion portrait

Fashion portrait – pre wedding photo shoot in Essex

Male portrait - Essex photography

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

fashion portrait

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

Beautiful girl portrait

Beautiful black and white portrait

Loving couple - Tony Sale wedding photography

loving couple – Essex wedding and portrait photography

Young couple in love

loving couple, Castle Hedingham Essex

Loving couple kissing - pre wedding photo shoot

Pre wedding photo shoot – Tony Sale portrait and wedding photography

pre wedding photo shoot - essex wedding photographer

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

A loving embrace

A romantic, loving and caring hug

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