Here is a selection of contemporary Essex wedding photography from Andy and Jemma’s day at Gaynes Park.
I met Andy and Jemma in London earlier in the year. They told me a wonderful engagement story that took place on Hungerford Bridge. Andy, clearly, is a bit smooth. So, we decided to go there and photograph some engagement images. It was a great chance to get to know the guys and, actually, almost didn’t happen! We met in grey drizzle and decided to call the shoot off. I left to meet my family for dinner in Covent Garden, when, a speck of blue sky blossomed into an ideal afternoon for a London engagement shoot. A quick phone call and all was back on.
So, fast forward a few months and it was Andy and Jemma’s big day. The girls prepared and pampered in the Apple Loft while the guys did the usual thing of getting ready very last minute in The Coach House.
The weather gods were on our side for the service. Just keeping the rain at bay while the bridal party took an elegant stroll to the service. Andy, cool and collected, awaiting the arrival of his beautiful bride.
The venue served drinks in the Orangery. Sadly the rain set in and it looked as though all the wedding photography would be inside. I shoot a lot of winter weddings and I’m pretty used to this situation. It calls for some thought and creative lighting to build some strong contemporary Essex wedding photography.
The evening party was just amazing. I love the energy of Israeli dancing. You tend to get knocked around a bit to capture contemporary images that are right in the action!
The weather certainly didn’t manage to damped anyones spirits. A great day int he company of some wonderful characters.