Langdon Hills – Emma & John

Langdon Hills – Emma & John

I first met Emma for a consultation meeting just after Christmas 2016. Unfortunately John was unable to attend the meeting (just as well as the topic of football might have cropped up and seeing as we both support rival teams, he might have cut his losses and gone elsewhere!).

Sometimes as a wedding photographer you just know that this is going to be a couple that you want to work with. Emma was quite sure in what she wanted from her wedding photography & we both had similar ideas on style etc. Emma proved to be a very bubbly character and from that meeting on, I have been looking forward to their wedding at the Friern manor hotel.

John as it turned out is quite averse to photographs, so I decided to organise a shoot with the two of them. I do this because the last thing I wanted was to put John on edge on his wedding day & I want him as relaxed as possible (God knows waiting for Emma to make her grand appearance will be nervous enough for him). Also it served as an opportunity to actually meet John and you can clearly see the unique bond between these two & it is always a pleasure to observe this as a wedding photographer.

The setting for this shoot was at Langdon Hills in Essex and it presented a lovely background for some nice and relaxed images. There was an autumnal feel to the day, even though we were heading towards spring.

Look out for their wedding blog coming sometime in early may - I’m sure it will be one to check out and one I am looking forward to creating! For now please enjoy the images and feel free to post a comment or two πŸ™‚

Colchester town hall wedding – Zoe & Paul

Colchester town hall wedding – Zoe & Paul

Groom prep images

My blog post on the wonderful Colchester Town hall wedding of Zoe & Paul.

The wedding of Zoe and Paul was a blast. I was providing second shoot coverage for my friend and fellow photographer, Darren from SureShotz photography.

This was my first spring wedding of 2017 & the weather didn’t let us down. Splendid sunshine all day long. Essex wedding photographers are spoilt for choice for stunning wedding venues & this Colchester town hall wedding is another little gem. Full of character and tradition, it really is a splendid venue.

I started the wedding journey covering some candid shots of the Groom, best man and the handsome little ring bearer. This little lad rocked the wedding images and there are some classic images from him that gave everyobne that “aahhh” moment.

groom, best man and page boy
Groom and best man
Groom and best man
Proud mum and her son, the groom. Colchester town hall wedding - Essex

Colchester town hall wedding

Groom prep shots always help to bring the first part of a wedding story to fruition and although a small affair, it lends itself well to a relaxed style.

Bridal prep on the other hand is where the pressure cooker is - so much to do and time is always a premium for wedding photographers…I’m sure Darren was having a fun time though πŸ™‚

Next stop, the start of the Colchester town hall wedding….Away we go!

wedding guests arriving-Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
wedding guests arriving-Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
wedding car arriving

At this point, the colchester town hall wedding was ready to begin. We had the grooms men and now the bridal party had arrived. Zoe and her girls looked wonderful and ready to rock - Ladies always carry themselves with an air of authority, but Zoe was quite rightly feeling the nerves and as normal the wedding photographer was there to capture those tearful moments….

Bridal party arriving at colchester town hall-Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
bridal party-Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Bride and groom saying their vows-Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Exchanging of the wedding rings-Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Bride and groom embrace - Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Colchester town hall wedding - Essex

With Zoe and Paul through their emotional rollercoaster and now happily married, it was time to continue this Colchester town hall wedding, with some images from the venue itself. There are some beautiful opportunities to consider for photographs at Colchester town hall and although we had a good 45 mins, we had a lot of requested group images to do, which were mainly undertaken by Darren.

Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
confetti images

Colchester Castle images

After the wonderful wedding ceremony, Zoe & Paul went off to Colchester Castle for some images of just themsleves. We took a few images there and then decided to photograph them on their way back through the high street of Colchester, which raised some charming comments from passers by..

colchester castle - bride and groom
colchester high street images

Memoirs reception images

It was a wonderful Colchester town hall wedding for Zoe and Paul. I had, as usual a great day. There was lots of emotion that really conveyed true feeling. It’s why I love being a wedding photographer. Making your mark on someones most precious and private day with friends and family is something I take very seriously and equally love every minute of it. Wishing both Zoe and Paul a wonderful life as Husband and Wife together.

The final images of the wedding reception continue below…..

bride and groom make their grand entrance
wedding cake
wedding guests at memoirs - clochester town hall wedding
wedding guests at memoirs - clochester town hall wedding
wedding guests at memoirs - clochester town hall wedding
groom speech
Grooms father shares an emotional moment
Best mans speech-Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
first dance
cake cutting
Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
Local police officers pose for a photo with the bride
Colchester town hall wedding - Essex
first dance
wedding guests dancing - Colchester town hall wedding - Essex

I hope you have enjoyed this wedding post as much as I had photographing Zoe and Pauls day. Feel free to comment below πŸ™‚

Wedding vendors

Memoirs Restaurant and Cocktail Bar –Β http://www.memoirscolchester.co.uk/

Colchester Town Hall –Β https://www.colchester-events.co.uk/weddings/

Sureshotz photography –Β http://www.sureshotzphotography.co.uk/

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