Dec 222012
 

The wedding of Emma & Liam from Witham in Essex

About two years ago I photographed the wedding of Emma’s friends Ashlea and Chris at Gosfield Hall. When Ashlea showed Emma her album she absolutely loved it and vowed if she ever got married she was going to book me as her photographer. (Which when I heard about it gave me a lovely warm glow inside ah!)

Well anyway, two years later Emma and her boyfriend Liam decided to get married and…. hey you guessed it they booked me to photograph the wedding.

Emma and Liam are a real down to earth ‘Essex’ couple who live in Witham with their two lovely children. They got married at St Andrews Church in Hatfield Peveral and then went on to the Rivenhall Hotel for their reception.

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On the big day itself Emma and her bridesmaids got ready at Emma’s mum and dads house which is also in Witham, it was there that I joined them. There was a real buzz going on, a hive of activity, with people doing hair, people doing make up, lots of chat and laughter and… coffee (yeah!).

Whilst they busied themselves I wondered around the house and got lots of nice detail shots of the wedding dress, bridesmaid’s dresses, children’s clothes, shoes, jewellery and the flowers, which were gorgeous.

It was also a great opportunity to take some photos of everyone getting ready and some portraits of the bride.

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From there I then went on to the Church where I met up with Liam together with his best man Kane and the ushers, Ronnie, Declan and Louis. I think it’s fair to say Liam was feeling a little bit nervous but there was a good sense of humour amongst them all and his friends were definitely helping to keep him calm.

The groom at St Andrews Church Hatfield Peveral Follow Me on Pinterest

 

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The bridal party arrived at the church in style, in two stretched limousines beholding a display of beautiful white and pink dresses, Emma’s dress was gorgeous and she looked absolutely amazing.

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It was a very traditional ceremony which ran very smoothly and Emma and Liam were both brilliant. Everyone was very keen to congratulate the happy couple and shower them in confetti once we got outside and after a few formal group shots it was on to the Rivenhall Hotel for drinks and reception.

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Bride and groom outside St Andrews Church Follow Me on Pinterest

 

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Confetti shot Follow Me on Pinterest

 

The bride with her friends Follow Me on Pinterest

 

Bride and groom cutting the cake Follow Me on Pinterest

The rest of the day was very relaxed and great fun, it ran like a dream, reception drinks, wedding breakfast, speeches, chatting with friends and family, playing with the children and of course the first dance.

The first dance Follow Me on Pinterest

Emma and Liam were a lovely couple and great fun to work with. We captured some wonderful photographs and they went on to order a Graphi album which they were delighted with, Emma in fact absolutely loves it.

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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
Jul 032011
 

As those of you who follow my blog will know I quite regularly cover events for the children’s charity ‘Brainwave’. They have one of their centres based in Witham, not too far from where I live.

I was recently very privileged to be asked to photograph a very special event for them, this was a Royal visit by their President Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex (Sophie). The occasion was to mark the fourth anniversary since the opening of the Witham centre.

It was a very exciting morning with numerous press photographers and television crews eager to capture the action and lots of local and county based dignitaries lined up to be introduced. What was most important of course was that the dedicated staff of Brainwave were present as were a number of the children who benefit from the great work that Brainwave does.

What was nice for me was that no other photographers were allowed in once her Royal Highness arrived, I was the official photographer and was allowed to accompany her throughout the visit. What made things slightly difficult though is that I had to remain at a discreet distance and was not allowed to interact in any way, (hence no calls of ‘Oi Sophie look this way’!). So whilst everyone would have liked a photograph of themselves being introduced this simply wasn’t possible to achieve.

Sophie herself was absolutely brilliant, she took time out to speak with staff and people to whom she was introduced and she was particularly wonderful and very natural when talking to and interacting with the children.

Prior to leaving she gave a short speech and very kindly cut the celebration cake and signed the visitor’s book.

I have produced a selection of images from her visit below.

About Brainwave

Brainwave offers home based therapy to children aged from 6 months -12 years of age who have Development Delay and disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome and Autism. After a two-day Initial Assessment the therapists devise a structured exercise therapy Programme to suit the individual needs of each child. They then show the parents how to do this therapy at home. They also offer advice and support to families in any way they can. Contact: Brainwave Children’s Therapy Centre, Beechen House, Rear of 16 Newland Street, Witham, Essex CM8 2AQ Tel: 01376 505290/ 503608; Email: enquiriesse@brainwave.org.uk

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The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex arrives at Brainwave accompanied by the High Sheriff

The Countess of Wessex at Brainwave

The Countess is introduced to Brainwave representatives

Sophie The Countess of Wessex

The Countess is introduced and chats with staff, local representatives and supporters

Sophie The Countess of Wessex

The Countess is introduced and chats to staff, local representatives and supporters

Sophie The Countess of Wessex

The Countess is introduced and chats to staff, local representatives and supporters

Sophie The Countess of Wessex

The Countess is introduced and chats to staff, local representatives and supporters

Sophie The Countess of Wessex

The Countess is introduced and chats to staff, local representatives and supporters

Sophie The Countess of Wessex

Sophie The Countess of Wessex

Sophie The Countess of Wessex

Sophie The Countess of Wessex meets one of the children who benefits from the great work done by the centre

The Countess of Wessex visits Brainwave

Sophie The Countess of Wessex meets one of the children who benefits from the great work done by the centre

Sophie The Countess of Wessex

The Countess enjoys a moment of laughter with a young visitor

Sophie The Countess of Wessex

The Countess enjoys a moment of laughter with a young visitor

The Countess cuts the cake

The Countess cuts the 4th Anniversary cake

Sophie The Countess of Wessex

The Countess signs the visitors book – Sophie!

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Sep 022010
 

Olly Murs Visit To Brainwave Witham.

I was recently asked to photograph X Factor runner up Olly Murs’ on a visit to the Brainwave Centre in his home town of Witham in Essex. Olly attended the centre with his agent, Sarah Thomas, and although they were a little late due to traffic problems this did not deter Olly’s enthusiasm to meet and mingle with the children, parents, families friends and staff. He took time to meet and chat to everyone and seemed to take a genuine interest in the work that was being done.

Brainwave offers home based therapy to children aged from 6 months -12 years of age who have Development Delay and disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome and Autism. After a two-day Initial Assessment the therapists devise a structured exercise therapy Programme to suit the individual needs of each child. They then show the parents how to do this therapy at home. They also offer advice and support to families in any way they can. Contact: Brainwave Children’s Therapy Centre, Beechen House, Rear of 16 Newland Street, Witham, Essex CM8 2AQ Tel: 01376 505290/ 503608; Email: enquiriesse@brainwave.org.uk

 

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