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

Tony Sale wedding photography based in Gosfield near Braintree in North Essex for weddings in Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire
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Jul 182011
 

A couple of weeks ago I completed a pre wedding photo shoot at Stock Brook Manor located between Bilericay and Stock in Essex.

I have completed a number of pre wedding shoots over the years and all of them are special in their own way, but I have to say this one really was a little bit different than all of the rest – different that is in that only one of the ‘happy couple’ turned up.

Unfortunately and at short notice Ben was unable to make it and rather than cancel Jane came along on her own. Although it seemed a little strange at first, as I had prepared myself to be photographing a couple, we actually had a great shoot.

When I had met Jane previously she told me she didn’t like to be photographed and that she felt awkward in front of the camera. In fact that’s one of the reasons for planning this pre wedding photo shoot, to teach her how to pose and to feel relaxed in front of the camera.

The shoot was a great success, Jane did start off a little apprehensive and a little unsure of herself however she very quickly grew in confidence and towards the end was clearly enjoying it; and we produced some very beautiful very natural portrait shots.

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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

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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

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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

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

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Black and white wedding photography – Hedingham Castle Essex

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Bride and groom stroll by the lake at Hedingham Castle

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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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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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Photo of the groom looking very dashing outside Prested Hall

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The groom poses for photo’s before the wedding ceremony

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The bride looking pensive but gorgeous before the ceremony

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The bride waits calmly before the wedding ceremony

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Bride and bridesmaids at Prested Hall

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Bride looking out of the window at Prested Hall

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Groom and best man wait nervously for the bride to arrive

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Wedding photography Prested Hall – the groom sees the bride for the first time.

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Bride and groom during the wedding ceremony

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Bride and groom at Prested Hall signing the wedding register

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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

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

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Tony Sale Photography – wedding and portrait photography Essex

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Black and white photograph of the bride and groom

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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

The bride and groom

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

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May 212011
 

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!

 

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

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Fashion portrait – pre wedding photo shoot in Essex

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

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Pre wedding photo shoot – the bride and groom to be

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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

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‘I only have eyes for you’ (By Tony Sale Essex based portrait and wedding photographer)

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Engagement photography Essex

Black and white portrait of a romantic couple

Black and white photograph from the pre wedding photography shoot

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A romantic, loving and caring hug

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Apr 242011
 

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding.

Back in February of this year I did a pre wedding shoot with Gemma McCoyd and Joe MacAndrews, both from Ipswich in Suffolk. That shoot took place in the public gardens in Halstead on what was a very cold, windy and showery day.

As I said back then I was due to photograph their wedding later in the year and now that time has finally arrived – well in fact it has been and gone. They actually got married in St Andrews church in Halstead on the 19th March followed by a reception at Smeetham Hall Barn near Sudbury in Suffolk.

This time the weather was completely different, there were blue skies, it was bright and warm and in fact it was probably about the sunniest day of the year so far.

Gemma likes to be different, she likes to stand out, be bold and make a statement and she certainly did this in her choice of bridesmaid dresses. There were three bridesmaids at the wedding, Louise, Jess and Katie and each wore a fluorescent colour of either, yellow, green or pink and the two young flower girls, Ruby and Tia wore bright orange. Also, just to make sure everyone saw them the bridal party walked the 300 – 400 yards from Gemma’s parents home to the church, this being along one of the busiest roads through the town. They looked absolutely fantastic, very spectacular and for part of it they actually walked in the road bringing any traffic to a standstill.

This was the first time I had photographed a wedding inside St Andrews church and I have to say it was beautiful, the décor was very grand and the lighting was fantastic for some excellent natural light wedding photography.

Following the wedding ceremony and a little bit more photography outside the church Gemma and Joe were driven to Smeetham Hall Barn in great style – in an old classic VW Camper Van.

It was at Smeetham Hall that we completed the formal group shots as well as some beautiful wedding portraits of the bride and groom.

Gemma and Joe are a fantastic couple and were a great pleasure to work with. I enjoyed photographing their pre wedding photo shoot and it was an absolute please to be an able to photograph their wedding.

I would just like to congratulate them once more on getting married and wish lots of luck and happiness and a long and successful life together.

Gemma & Joe’s Essex & Suffolk Wedding at Smeetham Hall Barn – a selection of images.

Bride has her make up done

Gemma had her wedding make up done at her mum and dads house in Halstead, the whole house was full of excitement and I have to say Gemma was beging to look pretty amazing already.

Groom with his (two) Best Men

Our happy groom Joe at St Andrews Church together with his (two) Best Men. All looking very handsome and happy as they await the arrival of the bride.

Groom with his 'mates' prior to his wedding.

Still in the grounds of St Andrews Church in Halstead Joe and the boys strut their stuff. I always find giving the guys something to do and having a bit of fun helps reduce any onset of nerves they may be having.

Bride, brides father and bridesmaids walk down the road to church

Wedding party stops the traffic – bridal party walks along the main road in Halstead Essex. Gemma and her bridesmaids look stunning as they make the short walk from bridal preparation to the church.

Bridal party walks to St Andrews Church Halstead in Essex

Gemma and her bridesmaids continue their walk to to St Andrews Church whilst people and vehicles stop to admire. I love black and white images.

Bride and bridesmaids - very colourful dresses

Bride and very colourful bridesmaids looking very sweet outside “Candy Corner”

Bridal party walk to church

Colouful bridal party – St Andrews church Halstead

Bride and her father enter the church

Beautiful moment as the bride and her father enter the church

Groom sees the bride for the first time

That exciting moment everybody is waiting for – the time the groom sees the bride for the first time at their wedding – glorious St Andrews church in Halstead

The wedding ceremony St Andrews church Halstead

The exchange of rings

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Bride and groom only have eyes for each other.

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Bride and groom enjoy the moment.

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A lovely moment when the bride and groom enjoy a special moment bewtween themselves and their bridesmaids.

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Signing the register two mums two witnesses

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I love this shot looking up the Aisle towards the bride and groom. Wedding ceremony at the beautiful St Andrews church in Halstead Essex

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The wedding procession – as the bride and groom leave the church

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‘Very cool’ bride and groom leave their wedding in a camper van

Bride and groom with friends - formal group photograph

Wedding photography Smeetham Hall Barn – formal group shots in gorgeous sunlight

bride and groom walk through the grounds

Wedding photography Suffolk – Bride and groom stroll across the lawn at Smeetham Hall Barn

Artistic photograph of the bride

Wedding photography – portrait of the bride.

Bride and groom in a romantic embrace

Bride and groom enjoy a romantic embrace – Smeetham Hall Barn

bride sheds a tear during her fathers speech

Bride sheds a tear during her fathers speech

A toast 'to the bride and groom'

A toast ‘to the bride and groom’

Wedding photography Smeetham Hall Barn - Sudbury Suffolk

The ceremony is over, the feasting and fun have begun – it’s time for me to leave but not without congratulating the bride and groom just once more and wishing them a long and happy life together.

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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.

Gaynor & Tony’s Pre Wedding Photo Shoot – a selection of images

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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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Feb 122011
 

Pre Wedding Photo Shoot in Halstead Essex

Later on this year I will be photographing the wedding of Gemma and Joe a really nice really cool couple living in Ipswich. In preparation for that and as part of my wedding photography services we recently completed a pre wedding photo shoot. This was a great opportunity for the three of to get to know each other and for them to feel relaxed in my company and more importantly in front of the camera.

We actually did the session last Saturday 5th February in the public gardens in the charming rural town of Halstead in north Essex. I don’t know if you remember that weekend but it was incredibly windy, it was quite cold and it was threatening rain. We did think about doing an inside studio shoot, but decided outside was best and that we should brave the elements.

I’m really pleased we did, it was great fun. The public gardens were actually quite sheltered so the wind was not too much of a problem. Gemma and Joe were totally relaxed (on the outside at least) and we had an excellent time moving around to different locations and capturing some terrific shots.

There wedding will be in St Andrews church in Halstead followed by a reception at Smeetham Hall Barn in Sudbury Suffolk, I’m very much looking forward to photographing the big day itself.

 

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Gemma & Joe’s Pre Wedding Photo Shoot In Halstead (Selected images)

Young couple on pre wedding photography shoot

Pre Wedding Photo Shoot Halstead

Pre wedding photo shoot Halstead in Essex

Young couple by tree in Halstead

Young couple on the swings - pre wedding photo shoot

Pre wedding photo shoot Halstead public gardens

Wedding photography Essex young couple pose in Halstead public gardens

Young couple in love

Pre wedding photography - young couple in love

Essex wedding photography young couple in Halstead public gardens

Engagement photography Halstead

Bride and groom to be

Photograph of bride to be

Photograph of groom to be

Couple in love - Essex wedding photography

Happy couple pre wedding photography
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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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Braintree wedding - bride waiting in the car

Photograph of bride sitting in the wedding car

Braintree Essex, bride and groom in wedding car

Wedding photography Braintree - bride and groom

Church wedding - Braintree Essex

Wedding photography - the bride in church

Church wedding - portrait of the bride and groom

Wedding photograph - a tender moment

Wedding - posing outside the church

Wedding photography - bride and groom outside Rayne church

Bride looking in a mirror

Beautiful bride checks her reflection in the mirror

Black and white portrait of the bride

Detailed photograph of the wedding dress

Wedding portrait of a stunning bride

Beautiful portrait of the bride

Wedding photography Braintree - gorgeous bride

Beautiful bride on her wedding day

Black and white bridal portrait

Portrait of the groom
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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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Beautiful Bridal Portrait

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Beautiful Bridal Portrait

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Beautiful Bride

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Bridal Portrait in the Garden

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Oct 302010
 

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Chris and Ashlea are a truly delightful couple and they have two equally delightful children, Ben (aged 2) and Brook (aged just a few months). They recently got a unique opportunity to get married a Gosfield Hall which is an extremely impressive wedding venue, a Georgian manor house situated in the picturesque village of Gosfield in north Essex, which coincidently also happens to be where I live. (Gosfield that is – not the hall).

It was a beautiful day, not too hot, but with lots of sunshine and blue skies. Ashlea looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress and Chris also looked very dapper in his morning tails.

They were a fantastic couple and were great to work with, as indeed were all of their guests. It was a truely memorable day and everyone seemed to  enjoy themselves and have a wonderful time.

For those of you that attended the wedding or are friends of Chris or Ashlea then ask them for the ‘code’ and you can then access all of the photographs in a private gallery on my main web site. www.tonysalephotography.co.uk

Finally a special thanks to Becca who came along and assisted me on the day.

I hope you like the images.

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The Gosfield Hall Wedding of Ashlea and Chris (A Selection Of Images)

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Bride and Groom on The Grand Staircase

 

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Portrait of The Bride & Groom

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Bride With Her Bridesmaids

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Wedding Breakfast

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