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10 Questions to ask your wedding photographer. Debunking the myth.

There are lots of guides suggesting what you should ask the wedding photographers you are considering hiring. Most of them are written by bridal blogs or magazines and most will make a photographer’s heart drop […]

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Buying a wedding dress as a mature bride

I suspect that one of the very first things that newly engaged Bride to Be’s do is start dress shopping. Or at least start wedding dress research. THE RESEARCH I probably had a bit of […]

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What happens when two Essex wedding photographers plan their own wedding?!

  THE PROPOSAL   Steve and I got married in September this year and my plan had been to write a series of blog posts as we planned our wedding. That turned out to be […]

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Hanging up my camera straps, on a high.

  Documentary Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, London & Essex While we were on holiday the London & Essex Professional Photographers MPA & BIPP held its annual print competition and I’m delighted to say […]

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Gosfield Hall Essex Wedding ~ Just One

I adore this family. From the first time I met them, to photographing their family session at Hylands House to their wedding day at Gosfield Hall these three children have been nothing but amazing. Leanne […]

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Gosfield Hall Wedding ~ Jo & Jason

Jo & Jason had a beautiful summer wedding at Gosfield Hall. Their church ceremony was followed by a drinks reception in Gosfield’s quadrangle and we used the gorgeous gardens for photographs at golden hour. This final […]

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Gaynes Park Wedding ~ A Single

Catherine & Tom had their spring wedding at Gaynes Park. The weather wasn’t entirely kind, but Catherine braved the elements to get some photographs in the beautiful grounds, although this cosy corner turned out to be […]

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Friern Manor Wedding Reception ~ Jo & Stu

There were so many photographs that I could of chosen from this wedding. Jo & Stu were married at Holy Trinity Church were one of my favourite vicars, Alun Hurd, conducted the ceremony that left everybody […]

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Fennes Estate Wedding ~ Just One

Nigel and Penny held their lovely spring wedding at the Fennes Estate. It was a lovely intimate affair with their closest family playing supportive roles in the bridal party. Their Just One was taken just […]

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Nikki & Matt down on the farm

When I first visited Nikki’s parents farm, this piece of land was nothing but a mud patch. Six weeks later it had been transformed by the incredible work from her Dad creating the perfect setting […]

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Crondon Park Wedding ~ Just One

It’s inevitable that a gorgeous flower girl will occasionally steal the show, when its your own daughter she can be forgiven. Olivia and Gavin were married at St Margret’s Church in Margaretting, and had their […]

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Creeksea Place Wedding ~ Just One

Nikki & Harry’s ceremony is one that I will never forget. It was literally like something out of the movies, the most gorgeous of couples bathed in stunning light with thunder rolling in the background […]

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Channels Estate Wedding Reception ~ Trina & Paul

We were back at St John’s Church in Danbury just a week later for Paul and Trina’s wedding. Where this time the groom’s mother made her way to the choir stalls to join last weeks […]

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Boreham House Essex Wedding ~ A Single

Love this moment between Sarah and Jason as they prepare to head off to their fantastic wedding reception at one of our favourite Essex wedding venues, Boreham House.

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Boreham House Wedding ~ Just One

Claire and Tony had the best choir at their church wedding at St John’s Church in Danbury. I think its the first time that I have seen half the bridal party including the bride and […]

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Blake Hall Wedding ~ Just One

I first met Chris many many years ago when he was working for my printer. It was so lovely that he chose us years later to be his wedding photographer when he got married to […]

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Maison Talbooth Wedding Reception ~ Just One

  Katie & Warren celebrated their marriage with a wedding reception at Le Talbooth followed by Maison Talbooth in Dedham. The most beautiful of days was perfectly rounded off with a sunset to die for. […]

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Holiday Inn Southend Wedding ~ Kay tells us about her day

  I first met Kay several years ago at her boss, Anna’s wedding which I also photographed. When we met up again Kay told me that one of the reasons for choosing me was that […]

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The Lawn Rochford Just One for Leah & Sean

  Leah and Shaun chose The Lawn in Rochford as the setting for their wedding day. This is a slightly unusual Just One, because it’s pretty much the back of Shaun’s head, but I just […]

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Vaulty Manor Essex Wedding ~ Just one

  Vaulty Manor in Heybridge, Essex was the lovely setting for Carol & Clint’s early autumn wedding. They finally tied the knot after 20 years together  and followed the ceremony with a fantastic, relaxed drinks […]

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Mulberry House Wedding ~ Just One

  Daniella and Soloman chose Mulberry House in Chelmsford for the stunning setting for their late summer wedding reception. With 22 acres of landscaped grounds their are plenty of options for stunning photography. I love […]

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The Rochford Hotel Wedding Reception – Sarah & Matts’ Day

The Rochford Hotel was the setting for Sarah & Matt’s summer drinks reception on their wedding day. It followed a wonderfully personal ceremony that I’ll let Sarah tell you about.   Where did your wedding […]

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Blake Hall Ongar Wedding ~ Becci tells us about her & Sam’s wedding day

  Blake Hall Ongar was the stunning setting for Becci and Sam’s wedding in the summer. Totally unbeknownst to me I have lived just 200 metres away from Sam and his lovely family, for the […]

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Trinity Hall Cambridge Summer Wedding for Collette & Lee

I had met Lee and Colette and their friends numerous times over the years at various weddings, all of which were in Essex. When Collette rang to ask me if I would travel to Cambridge […]

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The Lawn Rochford Easter Wedding

  The Lawn Rochford was the sunny setting for Debbie & James’ Easter wedding. Knowing that there were going to be a lot of children at the wedding, not least their four, I knew it […]

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Boatyard Leigh on Sea Wedding for Susie and Pete

The Boatyard in Leigh on Sea in Essex is a firm favourite of mine for lunch or dinner, but it makes the most amazing wedding reception venue. Old Leigh is a gorgeous spot and I […]

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Gosfield Hall Wedding – Jenny gives us an insight in to her & Darren’s big day

Gosfield Hall was the stunning setting for Jenny and Darren’s Essex wedding in the summer.  It’s always lovely reading through the replies that we get from our Brides, that give us an insight in to […]

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St. Andrew’s Church Ashingdon wedding ~ Grace shares her day

I’ll always remember the day that Grace’s Mum Jasmine called me to ask if I would photograph her daughter’s wedding. Grace and Brett weren’t really bothered about having photographs, but Jasmine was – and she knew […]

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Gaynes Park Epping Wedding, Jane tells us about her day.

Jane & Ollie were married at the very beautiful Gaynes Park Epping, in April. We were incredibly lucky to have the most amazing spring day and were able to make the most of the gorgeous grounds […]

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Trinity Hall Cambridge Wedding ~ Just One

  I don’t venture out of Essex that often for weddings, so to work at Trinity Hall in Cambridge was quite a treat. I have so many photographs from this wedding to show you and […]

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