Great Parndon Wedding Photography

Great Parndon Photographer

 Great Parndon Wedding Photography

Wedding Photographer James McConnachie

St Marys Little Parndon Harlow

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

I would like to say congratulations to Emma & Scott that married at St Marys church in Little Parndon, Harlow.

When I first met them and discussed their day with them I could tell how excited they were.  Emma and Scott are a charming couple and had a lot of idea’s being juggled for their one special day.  I was honoured to be chosen to capture it all for them.

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Not everyone likes to have pre-bridal photography and I always keep this as an option.  After a lot of planning as to see if it is possible we decided to go ahead and capture that little bit extra of the day.

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Next stop is the church itself as I left Gemma for her final prep moments and joined Scott and the guys as the guests arrive.

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Emma & Scott are big photography fans, they both love the camera and they did not disappoint!  We did our first portrait session in the hire car from Crown Cars on arrival at the Harlow FC.

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After some food the Bride & Groom wanted to do another portrait session and after some “persuading” to the football club they allowed us onto the pitch.  They almost said NO! and I was prepared to drive them quickly to my backup spot but it all turned out ok in the end.  I thought that this was good for Scott too as he is a big football fan.

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bride and grooms first dance essex weddings An old tradition sometimes remembered, after cutting the cake you feed your treasured guests 🙂

And sometimes squish it on their faces too…why not 😉

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Beyonce – single ladies!  – Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it!

Can you guess the grease song above and below?

Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer

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Destination wedding photographer James McConnachie.

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Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer – Lee & Laura got married!  After a short engagement, a new house and a dog they have now tied the knot at Lake Garda, Italy in Malcesine Castle.  Malcesine is located on the narrow strip of Lake Garda on its eastern side.  Scaliger castle itself was once a commune but the town and castle is one of the most attractive tourist spots.  Besides the beauty of the area and surrounding mountains the town itself has a photographic spot on every corner.

If you’re a food and wine lover there are more places to eat than I could count on my walks.  Being slightly in the north of Italy there is a mixture between Italian and Austrian cuisine. On one night I had pizza with a hugo to wash it down and the next night a Bavarian beer with pommes frites and bratwurst.  By the way a hugo is all my friends now drink after this trip out.

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The First Day

On arrival I sought out Lee & Laura who were some where in the labyrinth style streets of the town in the 81F heat.  I found them in a restaurant near one of the many waterfronts by the lake.  As soon as the sun was low I convinced them to have a portrait session with me by a small water area.  This was a bit of an un-official pre-wedding shoot teaser but it also gave me a feel for the light and colours. 

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Malcesine ItalyI have gotten to know Lee and Laura quite well over the years when I first met them.  Lee is a friend of mine and approached me last year to look after his wedding photography. I first photographed Lee at his gym watching him shadow box! Then later on did some professional business portraits as well for his security portfolio.

The Wedding Day

The next day I headed out to the castle and as always the first to arrive and last to leave on any wedding day.  After quite a walk always uphill through the streets I found the entrance and meeting point.  I had a quick look around and checked my photography positions for the brides arrival for later.
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Lee and his children arrived soon after and I finally started official photography of the Groom and Best man.

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Lee and the wedding party moved to the upper seating area near the entrance to the ceremony area and I moved myself to where the bride was going to arrive in her tuk-tuk.

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The Wedding Ceremony

Laura arrived with her dad surrounded by tourists who also joined me in taking photo’s as she climbed the first level of steps.  I then joined Lee and awaited his first glance at the bride.

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After the ceremony I had a very short time to make use of the castle before they opened the doors to the public.  We quickly went through the formal photography and let everyone get cooled down and hydrated.  Lee & Laura with kids in tow then went to various pre-chosen points of the castle with me and my small team of helpers.  This is what we captured…

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The bridal party followed the newly weds to the reception are next.  It is really really hot so everyone including myself needed a well deserved drink after the portrait sessions.

Once the afternoon reception was over everyone retreated for a 4 hour break and to get ready for the evening.  At sunset everyone arrived at Al Cervo Ristorante for a four course Wedding Breakfast.

I have covered a lot of photography for various different emotional situations.  As an observer behind the lens you tend to become slightly separated from it all and concentrate on what’s in front of you.  In this case I am attached to the wedding party and part of what is going on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This part caught me by surprise though.   During the grooms speech his children received a card from their dad.  Lee was giving out gifts to a selected few and although Lee tried to continue his speech they started reading out loud what the card said.  Lee laughed and so did the wedding party, but the boys continued and suddenly they burst into tears!

Lee comforted them and said “Its ok, see, its over now and we have a new home.”

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This is what the card reads;

 

“To Harry, Jacob, Jed

Thank You, much appreciated!

For being the kindest most understanding boys a father can have accepting Laura in your lives. 

I know that it has been hard for you to adapt.  I am looking forward to watching you grow into young men.

Love you with all my heart.

Daddy & Laura xxxx”

 

I heard this from the children reading it out, saw their tears and the grand parents and suddenly felt tearful myself.  I am a dad of two boys myself of roughly the same age as Lee’s and I think for that moment my mind was on them.  My son’s have also been through a rough time in a similar situation as well.  Plus working away can take its toll sometimes but I quickly checked myself and re-engaged with the job at hand.

After the Wedding Breakfast everyone pretty much got into party mode…

 

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Lake Garda Weddings – I was invited and booked to attend Lee & Laura’s wedding for three days and capture their very picturesque special day.  The location is at Malcesine which is famous for the Scaglieri castle .  The castle is at the highest point on a cliff overhanging Lake Garda, Italy.  You cant miss it as you can see from the image.  By the way in a month’s time of writing this post the main wedding highlights will be posted.  For the moment (and I rarely do such an early post!) I am allowing the pre-wedding photo shoot to be released.  Mostly because I know Laura wants to see something…right now!  😉

I took a walk through the hot streets with the best man and he led me to the restaurant where Lee & Laura had just finished eating.  I wanted to get started soon as the sun was breaking through the clouds.  Once the sun dips here behind the mountains beyond it gets dark fairly quick.  The cool thing about Malcesine is you can find something photographic on every street corner.  Right next to the bar was a small water area with some lasts rays of sun which I used to my advantage.  This was just a warm up session to get Lee & Laura used to the camera before their wedding the next day.  By the time we finished it was a lot darker.

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I hope you enjoyed this little teaser.  There is a lot of work to do still on the main wedding and only the Bride & Groom get to see anything first!  I will update this blog when all is approved and ready, more later.

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To see our wedding photography packages that fully cover your special wedding day you can request a wedding information book.  Please contact us on Info@Perfect-Wedding.Photography

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Our wedding package book will explain in detail exactly what you get from the start of the day (bridal make up photography) through to the end results of collecting and downloading your completed digital albums to take home and cherish forever.

If you are looking for a printed album as well as your digital version the information pack also shows you the current wedding book designs we have to choose form.

Just make contact today and lets see what we can do for you.

 

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More Information About Perfect Wedding Photography

What area’s of the country do you cover and are you willing to travel?

We directly cover Essex and Hertfordshire but willing to travel further if required.

How many photographs do I get?

Depending on how long you have booked us, we shoot on average 100/150 images per hour and work out after the event which images to use in your collection. The wedding day is special though and we wont shoot images for the sake of keeping up numbers, we are looking for quality moments first.

Can I legally print these myself or upload my images on social media?

Yes. All photography work is covered by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 in the UK. The general restriction is you cant re-sell the collection or alter it.

What if it rains on my wedding day?

Challenge accepted! We happen to live in a country that has plenty of rain to go around and our photographers use weather proof equipment and carry umbrella’s. Rain can actually be a creative photographic opportunity, we have seen some really good work carried out in the rain. Just take a look in the gallery..

Do you have insurance?

Yes and liability insurance also which can be shown on request.

When we make a booking can we meet?

We do prefer to meet all clients in person to understand what it is they want the most out of the big day and work with them to help plan the day which in turn helps us and gives us a focus.

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Manor of Groves Wedding Reception

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Wedding Photographer James McConnachie

Manor of Groves Wedding Reception

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

Part 3

On their return from the wedding ceremony in Stevenage the party pretty much kicked into full speed.  There will be no more portrait sessions or anything from me.  My team had now left and it was just myself and my assistant to capture the events as they unfold photojournalism style….and I loved capturing every minute of it completing my 15 hour wedding marathon of images.  The Manor of Groves is such a fantastic wedding venue.

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The energy between them all was something and they rocked the Manor all night!  There were so many images to show but I have kept tit to the highlights as best as possible.  It was very hard to make the cut though…Http://EvendimImages.co.uk Http://Perfect-wedding.photography


It is a tradition that the Bride and Groom feed the first slices of cake to their immediate family after the cut.  But soon after the groom let his best man feed him and…that was not a good idea 😉



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Wedding Photographer James McConnachie

The Manor of Groves

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

Manor of Groves Wedding Photography | The Manor of Groves is an incredibly pretty wedding venue & hotel located  in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.  I have been looking forward to capturing some amazing wedding photography for Phil & Martha at their chosen venue.  After 15hours of hard work I have managed to put into this post the highlights of the day and night.  Martha and Phil could not have picked a better day and wedding venue for their special day and myself and my team met with the bride and groom in their preparation rooms at the beginning of the day.

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After finding their rooms we split into two teams.  Myself and the videographer with Martha and Stuart and Jack stayed with the Grooms party.  Already hard at work was the makeup team lead by Leslie Monica of Style Le Monde and she did an amazing job.  She even went above and beyond to make sure Martha looked good at all times even coming with us later on for the couples portrait session.  I would highly recommend her services, well done Leslie!

 

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So while this was going on things were warming up with the groomsmen as they had all started to arrive and get dressed as men do in and organised fashion…sort of.  They did spend a good while watching youtube and learning about the art of putting on the cravat.  Too be honest its actually like this at every wedding I have seen 🙂

 

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Meanwhile back with Martha the dress was finally on!

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So both the Bride and the Groom are now ready and the tradition with this type of wedding (Coptic Orothodox) is they come together before the ceremony begins and they stay together for the rest of the day.  However first we want to capture his first look at the bride…..

 

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No words….

There was still a lot of time before we travelled to Stevenage’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and I also found out later that day it is going to rain and stay wet for the rest of the day.  Immediate family had now started to arrive and so we started the formal portraits early.

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On the next page you can see the wedding ceremony and the crazy high-energy party that happened next…

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Moot House Harlow Essex Weddings

Moot House Harlow Essex Weddings
Moot House Harlow Essex Weddings
Moot House Harlow Essex Weddings

Wedding Photographer James McConnachie

Moot House Harlow Essex Weddings

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

Part One

One of Harlow’s latest wedding venues is Moot House in the Stow area.  I finally have had the opportunity to photograph here looking after Kayleigh & Chris’s special wedding day.  Out of all the weddings I have ever covered to date, this one is the nearest to me ever!  Firstly the Stow is a 2 minute walk from my house and my first stop was to meet Kayleigh and the bridesmaids for their morning hair and make up photo session…which is a few doors down from me!

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