What a spectacular and thouroughly enjoyable way to start 2016…the Essex barn wedding photography of Robin and Beccy. Two huge characters. Very much in love and a pleasure to meet and work with.
Robin and Beccy didn’t take an easy route to find the right venue for their celebrations. Choosing an existing venue was just too easy! Many hours and weekends were spent repairing, decorating and styling this classic 400 year old Essex barn, into the visual delight that you see in the images below. It really did look spectacular and completely unique to Robin and Beccy. Tractors and farm paraphernalia were removed and warmth and atmosphere added. Just incredible.
Beccy gets ready for the big day
Beccy and the girls prepared for the day in a room next to the barn. Another great space full of window light faced with ancient oak beams. The mood was calm. The humour flowing. Beccy looked natural and amazing in a slim fitting dress.
It’s very much my style to try and keep out of the way, shoot nothing but natural moments and capture the feel and emotion of the bridal preparations. Infact, I very rarely shoot anything posed at all until well after the service. Just documentary and all the details.
Robin and Beccy married at their own church in Manningtree. There was an amazing family atmosphere in the church with Robin looking calm and collecting his thoughts before the arrival of Beccy. A wonderful service. Full of energy, celebrating the union of two people so in love.
Essex barn wedding photography
Robin, Beccy and myself made a swift exit from ther church and headed back to their Essex barn for our wedding photography session. Outside it was blowing a Hoolie, cold and now getting wet. So the guys were happy to use the barn space and find a few creative angles for some couple shots. I’m always happy working inside…perhaps why I seem to book a lot of Christmas weddings! These situations call for some creative lighting techniques, a route that I enjoy and think it delivers soild results.
You may notice that Robin appears in the band shots! He is a highly talented saxophonist and joined the jazz band for a few numbers. The rendition of ‘Ain’t Nobody here but us Chickens’ suited the location and was just superb, with all the band members getting the chance to ad-lib a little with solo’s. A treat for the ears.