London Westminster Engagement Photography

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London Westminster Engagement Photography
London Westminster Engagement Photography

London Westminster Engagement Photography

By James McConnachie

Just before Christmas Eve I was contacted by Jay to meet him at Westminster London to capture live, without his girlfriend knowing his proposal and engagement to her.  I love engagement photography, and its even a bigger challenge when your waiting for them to come by and stop before you and start proposing…Which Jay did successfully by the way!

After booking with me, we swapped photos of each other and planned when and where to meet.  As you can see in the photos the popular choice was the London Eye.  I have to admit people gave me odd looks passing by as I was waiting around with camera gear, light stands but it was worth the wait.

Westminster London is a great place for photography and you will always see landscape photographers on the bridges nearby.  At night though, London comes alive with all kinds of lights which makes for a perfect back drop for any kind of photography.  Take a look below and see for yourself.

London Westminster Engagement Photography
London Westminster Engagement Photography
London Westminster Engagement Photography
London Westminster Engagement Photography

After the initial shock of the proposal she pointed over to me and said “That man is trying to take a photo of the London Eye, we are in they way” at which point I went over and congratulated them both on their engagement and mentioned that I’m ‘their’ photographer! and we spent a short part of the evening creating some memorable images.

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London Engagement Photographer
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London Westminster Engagement Photography
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london red telephone box

 

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London Engagement Photographer
London Engagement Photographer
London Engagement Photographer

 

We had chosen various spots near Westminster including a Christmas tree that Jay had spotted on his walk earlier that day.  But in every shot we tried to make sure their friends and family would know where in London they are, especially as Jays family are all in Dallas, Texas.

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London Engagement Photographer
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Engagement Photography

Special congratulations to Jay & Lisa!

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Wedding Photographers Hertfordshire & Essex

Gosfield Hall Wedding Photographer

Gosfield Hall

We recently spent a brilliant full day covering Natasha & Tony’s long awaited wedding at the fabulous wedding venue Gosfield Hall in the Colchester area.   They are such a great couple, Tony is an enthusiast aviator and Natasha loves photography taking still life photos as she learns.

They both decided to have there wedding at Gosfield Hall  which looks after every aspect of your wedding day needs from catering to chair covers to match your style.  Natasha & Tony’s style was based on where Tony proposed – New York so the venue were all set for Manhattan style cuisine and decor.  Lets start with the ladies..

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So the gents after having bacon rolls and drinks eventually started getting ready seeing as there was only an hour to go 🙂

 

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Wedding Photography Waltham Abbey

Wedding Photography Waltham Abbey
Wedding Photography Waltham Abbey
Wedding Photography Waltham Abbey

Wedding Photographer James McConnachie

Wedding Photography Waltham Abbey

Professional wedding photography, natural light photography and mobile studio flash photography in Essex, Hertfordshire and London.

I was delighted to have been chosen by Barry & Julie to cover their wedding day at Waltham Abbey Church.  Julie knew what she wanted and after searching online and contacting me she explained how she wanted her special day to evolve.

The chosen package comes with an engagement photo shoot but they had just recently been blessed with a young baby boy so I suggested they come over for a white screen family session instead in my home studio.

Family Photography Waltham Abbey
Family Photography Waltham Abbey

After this we planned to all meet for their wedding rehearsal at Waltham Abbey Church to meet the staff and go through where I can photo from and where I cant go.  Its important to attend the rehearsal as you get a good idea of the layout and whether you can use flash or not.

The big day finally arrived and it all went really well and I loved the details of the church too and wasted no time in capturing their day.  Congratulations to Barry & julie! check a few of the images of the day below.

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Waltham Abbey
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Waltham Abbey
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Wedding Photography Waltham Abbey

 

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Wedding Photography Essex
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Essex Wedding Photographer

 

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Bishops Stortford Wedding Photographer

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Bishops Stortford Wedding Photographer

Bishops Stortford Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographer James McConnachie

Professional wedding photography, natural light photography and mobile studio flash photography in Essex, Hertfordshire and London.

Last week I had a wonderful day at the Bishops Stortford registry office covering a vintage style wedding which then moved to the wedding venue in Roydon – The New Inn.  The weather was nice and bright and the happy couple arrived in an open top vintage ford in style by Crown Wedding car hire (Call Steve on 01279 432 432 or see my recommended wedding suppliers list).  Take a look below to see a little bit of the day!

I would also like to thank Dave Hadley Photography for putting them in touch with me and say congrats to Dave & Kelly on their recent news!

 

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Bishops Stortford
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bishops stortford wedding photographer
bishops stortford wedding photographer
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Bishops Stortford Wedding Photographer
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Gosfield Hall Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

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James McConnachie Wedding Photography

Gosfield Hall Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

Professional wedding photography, natural light photography and flash photography in Essex, Hertfordshire and London.

Gosfield Hall pre-wedding photoshoot – I recently met up with Tony & Natasha and put on my engagement photographer Essex hat for their pre-wedding photo shoot at Gosfield Hall near Colchester and a chance to take a look around the amazing venue they have chosen for their wedding in October.  Natasha is an enthusiastic Canon photographer herself so I had no doubt that they would find the most photographic venue to get married in.  Tony, well I actually knew him back in the 90’s as an Army Cadet and we struck up a friendship from there.  Tony is a pilot now and loves getting about airfield to airfield and hopes to make it his main occupation later on.

 

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Gosfield Hall is the perfect wedding venue in Essex, and was voted  best wedding venue 2011 by Wedding Ideas Magazine and as we looked around and captured some moments together it really was perfect.  Looking forward to capturing their special, cant wait.

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Wedding Bridal Preparation Photos | Wedding Hairstyles and Makeup

Wedding Bridal Preparation Photos
Wedding Bridal Preparation Photos
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wedding dress styles essex uk

Wedding Bridal Preparation Photos

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The Reid Rooms Wedding Photography | James McConnachie

The Reid Rooms Wedding Photography
The Reid Rooms Wedding Photography
The Reid Rooms Wedding Photography

The Wedding of Craig & Sinead |The Reid Rooms Wedding Photography

Wedding Photographer James McConnachie

The Reid Rooms is a wedding and conference venue located between Harlow and Chelmsford.  The setting is quite idyllic for marriage services and I was honoured to be asked by my best friends sister to cover their wedding day for them as the official wedding photographer.

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The Reid Rooms Wedding Photography

 

Upon arrival I found Sinead in the bridal house which is used as a preparing area for wedding parties that wish to stay overnight and maybe have a little private party too once the formal Wedding Breakfast is out of the way.

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The Reid Rooms Wedding Photography
The Reid Rooms Wedding Photography

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chelmsford wedding photographer

chelmsford wedding photographer

chelmsford wedding photographer

Sinead was soon ready and checking outside I could see people starting to arrive including her dad…who did not quite get the cravat right! but this was corrected shortly afterwards 🙂

 

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Meanwhile back in Harlow the Groom Craig was still getting ready with my second photographer.

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Back at the Reid Rooms, everything was starting to arrive, from the flowers to the food and an army of stylists!

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One last quick touch up before going into the ceremony..

I went ahead of Sinead while she had another quick make up touch up. I met up with Craig and the wedding party and awaited her arrival inside the main ceremony hall.  It was summer and so hot inside and then the music began….

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The Reid Rooms

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The Wedding Breakfast room, Sinead and Craig themed their wedding to heavy metal bands being massive fans of music.  Each table was under the name of a major rock band starting with the legendary Iron Maiden family (Bride and Groom table,and then Pink Floyd, Guns n Roses, Queen, The Doors and so on!

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The wedding breakfast

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The Reid Rooms
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Reid Rooms Weddings

 

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harlow wedding photographer

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The Reid Rooms

 

This was a great idea, they both had a fish and chips van for the evening meal!

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Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

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James McConnachie Wedding Photography

Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

James McConnachie

Of all the wedding ceremony venue ‘s, you cant beat a classic church setting in the middle of summer and as you can see above I captured one of the most classic wedding compositions.  The weather was perfect whilst I covered covering Sarah & Colins wedding ceremony at St James Church, High Wych.

The sun was at full strength and typically I had forgotten my water bottle in my haste to get to the venue!  but – what a good day for their wedding photography and celebrations.  The church was nice and cool inside long enough to complete the ceremony and was surprisingly large on the inside.  Below is a brief look over of the days wedding photography and I would like to congratulate them both and wish them all the best for the future, enjoy the photo’s all.

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After the Ceremony

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After the ceremony but before the Wedding Breakfast I like to use the time as much as possible. The church minister earlier had restricted me to the back of the church during the ceremony but gave me full use of the church.

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I wasted no time in getting out my heavier lights and together we created this portrait session.  Sarah absolutely loved her shots…
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Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

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Down Hall Wedding Photography

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Ok maybe this is not the best image to start a wedding blog off about Down Hall wedding photography..

Down Hall Wedding Photography

I could have replaced the sky maybe? no, there enough photo’s of this place already with amazing blue skys,  I am quite happy with this image of Down Hall.  I have to admit, every time I arrive at Down Hall I am always impressed with its size and décor no matter the weather.  Down Hall is a Victorian country house with an amazing estate near Hatfield Heath in Essex, it is also quite close to the border of Hertfordshire.

On this particular day it was wet!  Every 30mins seemed to bring a fresh shower and made it difficult to get outside for very long.  For some this can be a wedding disaster if you are banking on a bright day in the UK but for others they make the rain part of the wedding.

At Down Hall rain really is not an issue anyway and it is a large hotel. On every turn you can find a nicely detailed room to use for any occasion or photo session.

Down Hall Wedding Photography

After meeting with Zanetta in her room, she started to feel much better about things with a pro-make up artist Jennifer Oatham of The Urban Boheme and myself (Jamie) getting to work straight away making her feel like “its finally happening”.

Kids can find fun in any situation, and whilst me and the makeup artist got to work so did they.

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Of course once they finished this they then had a taste for photos now so we decided to do some quick poses for them, which also means Zanetta can get dressed without them clambering everywhere.  I actually managed to get them to sit still over the make up artists brushes..

Down Hall Wedding Photography

So with 2 hours to go we felt there was enough time to find a nice area to use for her own private photo session once Zanetta was all dressed and ready.  Makeup artist Jennifer had done an amazing job now, but then we found out there was problem.  Despite planning, we discovered from the hotel wedding co-ordinator that the Groom (Scot) had arrived early and she must return to her room as soon as possible as they can only contain him and the guests in the bar for so long.

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Our 30min photo session had now become a 5min one!  fact of wedding photography life really, and despite any mis-haps like this I am ready for anything – I am going to get the best!

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Eventually Zanetta sneaked her way back and I made my way towards the guests and Scot who was looking a bit out of place with nerves,  the clock rolled around and it was time.

 

Congratulations to Zanetta & Scott

Down Hall Wedding Photography

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