Aug 252011
 

I was recently asked by the local media to photograph the Honeywood School 6th form prom which was held at the Colne Valley Golf Club, in Earls Colne. Like ‘The Essex’ the venue mentioned in my previous post, The Colne Valley Golf Club is also a very popular location for school proms and leavers balls. It’s also a popular venue for Essex Weddings with a number of large function rooms and a beautiful patio area overlooking the Colne Valley.

It was a great evening, with students arriving in various modes of transport, including, a fire engine, double decker bus and horse drawn carriage. Students had gone to a lot of effort in their dress and all of them were finely turned out for the ball. Most of the guys were in smart suits and some of the dresses worn by the girls were both colourful and stunning.

I have produced a selection of photographs below. To see any image in full size simply click on it.

Essex School Prom

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School Prom - three lovely girls

Pretty girl in Prom dress

Prom bus - Tony Sale Photography

Prom girls arrive in fire engine - Essex Photographer

Two pretty girls in beautiful prom dresses

Fantastic prom dress Essex Photographer

Pretty girl in Stunning prom dress

pretty girls in colourful prom dresses

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Aug 242011
 

I was recently asked to photograph the Hedingham School 6th form Leavers Ball which was held at the Essex Golf and Country Club in Earls Colne. ‘The Essex’ as it’s more affectionately known is a very popular location for school proms and leavers balls. It’s also a popular venue for Essex Weddings with lots of large function rooms and a beautiful conservatory.

I have to say it was a great evening, all of the students had gone to a lot of effort in their dress and all of them looked befitting for the ball. Most of the guys were in suits and some of the dresses worn by the girls were absolutely stunning.

I have produced a selection of photographs below. To see any image in full size simply click on it.

Schhol Prom by Essex Photographer

Essex Prom - the boys look good

Essex prom photography - lucky man!

Essex Photography - boys got to have fun

Essex school prom photography - very smart guys and gals

three beautiful girls - Essex prom photography

The girls have it - Tony Sale photography

Three gorgeous girls - Essex photographer Tony Sale

Hedingham girls - prom photography

Well dressed couple - Hedingham School Prom

Good looking guys and girls - Hedingham Leavers Ball

School prom photograph - Tony Sale Photography

Pretty girl - school prom photograph

Essex School Prom photo - The X Files

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Jun 012011
 

It was a great joy recently for me to photograph the wedding of Emma and Andrew at Castle Hedingham in north Essex.

I started the day by Photographing Emma at her parents’ house in nearby Gosfield, She spent the morning there being pampered and having her hair and makeup done along with her three delightful bridesmaids, Sarah, Nikki and Charlotte. It was great to work in Gosfield because, as you may know it happens to where I live and for me was just a short walk down the road.

The wedding itself was held at St Nicholas’s church in the centre of Castle Hedingham village and it was here that I met up with Andrew, his Best Man Richard and his groomsmen Bob and Adam, 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.

Emma arrived at the church in a vintage wedding car 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, Steve, escorted her in to the church for the start of the wedding ceremony. As you will see from some of the photographs St Nicholas’s is a fantastic old church, very grand, very beautiful and is definitely worth a visit.

Emma and Andrew are a fantastic couple from Sible Hedingham also in Essex and for those of you that follow my blog you will know we did a pre wedding photo shoot, in Castle Hedingham in April this year.

Following the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom mingled with guests and posed for photographs outside the church. They were then driven slowly through the village, followed by the guests, to Hedingham Castle where they held the wedding reception.

The day of the wedding was gorgeous, the sun was shining, the sky was blue and I’m pretty sure the birds were singing too. The gardens at Hedingham castle are fantastic and from their elevated position give a fantastic view of the lake below. It’s a perfect location to take some stunning photographs.

Emma and Andrew were a dream to work with and throughout the day we got some beautiful shots. I particularly like the natural light portraits taken on the bridge in front of the castle and the shots taken using video light on the stairs in the main hall.

I have produced a selection of photographs below –

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Hedingham Castle is an excellent wedding venue situated in the beautiful village of Castle Hedingham in rural north Essex. It’s easy travelling distance from Colchester and Chelmsford and is also close to the Suffolk border.

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Bride with her bridesmaids get ready in Gosfield

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Natural light portrait of the bride

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Bridesmaids help the bride to get ready for the wedding

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Photograph of the brides beautiful wedding bouquet

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Natural light portrait of the groom looking very handsome outside St Nicholas’s Church, Castle Hedingham

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The groom, best man and groomsmen being photographed before the wedding ceremony

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The groom and best man wait ‘nervously’ for the start of the wedding ceremony

Photograph of the bride sitting in the wedding car

The bride, looking gorgeous in her wedding dress, arrives at church in the wedding car

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The wedding ceremony – St Nicholas’s Church Castle Hedingham

Bride and groom romantic embrace Follow Me on Pinterest

You are now pronounced husband wife – A tender embrace

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Black and white photograph of the wedding procession

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The bride and groom showered in confetti outside St Nicholas’s church – Castle Hedingham Essex

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Black and white photograph of the bride and groom – St Nicholas’s church Castle Hedingham

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Guests follow the bride and groom as they travel in the wedding car from the church to Hedingham Castles

The bride climbs the stairs at Hedingham Castle Follow Me on Pinterest

Bride in her beautiful wedding dress ascends the stair at Hedingham Castle in Essex

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Bride as she looks out of the window – wedding reception at Hedingham Castle

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Wedding party on the lawn at Hedingham Castle

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Wedding guests on the lawn at Hedingham Castle

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Bride and groom ‘enjoy’ the wedding speeches

Bride and groom cutting the wedding cake Follow Me on Pinterest

Bride and groom cut the wedding cake – wedding reception at Hedingham Castlel

Black and white wedding photography Hedingham Castle Essex Follow Me on Pinterest

Black and white wedding photography – Hedingham Castle Essex

Bride and groom stroll by the lake Follow Me on Pinterest

Bride and groom stroll by the lake at Hedingham Castle

Bride and groom on the stair case Follow Me on Pinterest

Wedding photography at Hedingham Castle in Essex

Bride and groom pose by the fire place

Bride and groom in front of a fantastic fireplace at Hedingham Castle

Bride and groom on the dance floor

Wedding photography – the first dance

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Having fun on the dance floor

Apr 182011
 

Engagement Photography in Sudbury Suffolk.

A few weeks ago I completed a pre wedding photo shoot with Louise and Mike, a really great couple, from Milford in Surrey. They both work for the same company involved in developing computer software and although they are based in Surrey Louise actually originates from Sudbury in Suffolk. It was in Sudbury, at Louise’s mums in fact, that I first met them almost a year ago and when they booked me to photograph their wedding. The time since then has gone incredibly fast but I have to say it was a great pleasure to meet up with them both again. We planned the photo shoot around the area of the Quay Theatre and local footpaths situated just off Sudbury town centre.

The day itself was cold and incredibly windy / breezy (you can tell if you look at their hair in the photographs) I’m sure it even started to rain at some point. Nevertheless, Louise and Mike were both wrapped up well and the shoot went ahead as planned. We had a great chance to try out many different poses, to photograph some natural light portraits and we also produced some great portraits using off camera flash.

After about an hour and a half we were done, we had lots of shots in the bag (or in the ‘can’ whatever the right terminology should be) and it really was starting to get quite cold and miserable. Hence we retired to the Quay Theatre were they very kindly made us some very welcome steaming hot coffee. Following this we all headed off to Moreves Barn at Great Waldingfield, this was to be Louise and Mike’s venue for their wedding reception and they had a meeting arranged with staff to discuss their wedding plans. I went along to check it out from a photographic perspective and make some plans / develop some ideas for the big day.

Following the day I was exchanging emails with Mike and in one of them he included the comment, ‘The photo shoot was really good, both Louise and I enjoyed it a great deal, and hopefully it will give us a more relaxed feeling on the wedding day”.

Below you will find a selection of photographs from our day, Louise and Mike have already seen them all and in fact ordered quite a few after receiving the prints Mike sent me another email saying, ‘We received the prints today and they are absolutely fantastic’.

A Pre Wedding Photo Shoot With Louise & Mike (a selection of images)

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A Tender Moment

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Romantic Portrait Photography

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Beautiful Black & White Portrait

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Romantic Moment Between Louise & MIke

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Another Great Shot Together

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Louise & Mike on The Footpath in Sudbury

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Beautiful Portrait of Louise

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Louise & Mike

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Loise & Mike – Happy Couple in Sudbury

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A Tender Touch

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