Leez Priory near Chelmsford in Essex is a fantastic venue to photograph weddings, full of character and charm. Many great backdrops inside and out, tudor buildings, vast lawns, wood-panelled rooms and expert staff, catering and service ensure your wedding day will be without a hitch!
Our experience at Leez Priory began at it's first ever wedding, when Leez was the first venue in the country to be granted a licence for wedding ceremonys, starting the country-house wedding boom. We have been on Leez recommended list from it's very beginning as a wedding venue.
Using the latest digital photography equipment and techniques, our professional service captures every aspect of your wedding day; the details, the atmosphere, storyboarding your whole day as it happens.
The bulk of the day is spent photographing in a reportage style, ensuring you spend plenty of time with your guests. People usually find these candid photographs a lot more relaxed, and we capture more of the atmosphere of the day.
The formal line-ups need not be too formal, and the posey shots are usually far from posed. ‘Arranged’ is a better term, we feel posing you too much won’t ever look natural, we’d much rather photograph you looking comfortable and relaxed, arranging you in beautiful surroundings for memorable photographs.
We always ensure the photos are whatever style you wish them to be, at some weddings we spend the entire afternoon taking formal family portraits, at others only a handful of arranged groups are required. They can be as formal or candid, classical or contemporary as you’d like them to be. It's up to you.
We upload your photographs to our website after the wedding (if you so wish), so your guests can order photographs online without any inconvenience to you. These can be password protected too if you wish, so only guests from you wedding can see them. Here you can also see the entire selection of photographs from recent weddings as a potential customer.
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21st July 2012 - Camilla & Garry
The Tower, shot through the iron gate! What a lovely setting for a ceremony!
The Groom & Best Man - I like to use the red carpet and ceremony setup as a backdrop here,
it's not only very pretty but obvioulsy an important place for the bride & groom!
The moment the groom leads all of his guests to the ceremony
Once in a lifetime moment here , the bride walking down the aisle. Always looks fantasticin an outside setting.
The ring-exchange is a shot I'm always ready to capture, the bride's dress detail usually photographs really well here too!
I love the detail of the archway to the tower, the old stone carving has so much character
Here I requested the flower pedestal be left in position for my photographs. The patterns of the red brick and the old stone work brilliantly in contrast to the flowers, and together make a really special backdrop for photographs
Underneath the tower is an old doorway, with ivy growing through it. Again, a brilliantly characterful backdrop.
The rear door to the tower is a cute backdrop also, and the huge iron key!
I like casual, walking photos. Also, greenery in the forground frames a picture nicely
Detail of the bride's bouquet. Although I will have already photographed the bouquet sitting on the windowsill with the bride's shoes, I feel it photographs best when being held by the bride, as the details of the dress also make it into the photo here too.
The Light Oak room is full of character. I like to get the balance right of natural window light and fill-flash. It has far more character than just filling the room with light
The old doors in the carriageway make a nice background if the weather is unsuitable to go outside!
It's good to make use of the diffrerent backdrops available in such a charaterful uilding, both inside and out.
Catching the sun in this position creates a pleasing line or hola, here on the groom's shoulder and the edge of the bride and groom's faces.
Added 5th June 2012 - Debbie & Steve
Whole Wedding Online to View Here
Framing a picture either with leaves above, or as here, flowers to the left, adds another aspect to the picture.
The Coachhouse, set up for a ceremony. Here I've used a fisheye lens to fit more of the room in, showing the character of the old walls etc.
The bride's bouquet. It's pleasing to use a short depth of feild so the sharpness of the front flowers really stand out.
The Camera I use is fantastic in low-light conditions where I'd rather not use a flash.
The bridesmaids here were avoiding puddles, but it almost looks like they are dancing, all holding their dresses the same.
The gateway behind the main lake is a great backdrop, the green leaves and areas of shade.