Stoke By Nayland Golf Club and Spa, near Colchester, Essex, is a lovely venue from the viewpoint of a wedding photographer, a perfect setting for a wedding, with huge function suites, bars and plenty of space, expert catering, and set in immaculate grounds.
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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After more 'standard' posing I like to get photos with a more relaxed feel, changing the position the guys are standing in, asking them to all turn on a slight angle, and open their jackets, gives a more comfortable look.
A detail shot of the wedding rings before they are forever to live on the fingers of the bride & groom!
Using a mirror behind creates more interest in the background than a blank wall!
The registrars understand I will work with discression and so allow me to photograph during the ceremony. Using natural light to avoid firing a flash I make sure I capture these 'once in a lifetime' moments.
Short depth of field used here to make th greenery in the ditance become speckled, and the bride and groom stand out from the backdrop.
Asking the bride & groom to standin facing each other, for a little change that gives a completely different feel.
A walking shot is a very relaxed photo. I found a position here that had greenery in the foreground also.
The DJ had clevery set his lights around the room to match the wedding theme!