Emma + Phil

YOUR ART WILL STAY WITH US FOR A LIFETIME

Just received my daughter's wedding photos. This guy is excellent. He's never in your face, makes you feel at ease and picks some great moments to click the button. He stayed all day and got amongst it all like an invited friend. Thanks Derek. Your art will stay with us for a lifetime.

- STEVE KNIGHT

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The morning of a wedding day, bridal prep

Emma // Bridal prep at The Fennes, Essex

Emma // Bridal prep at The Fennes, Essex

I usually start my wedding day coverage with bridal prep; it's a lovely part of the day which only a few people get to enjoy at each wedding. Me being one of the lucky ones. 
I enjoy this part of the morning because it's mostly very relaxed, I get to meet those closet to the bride, they get to know me a little, and they also get used to having me hanging around.
I love hearing the stories. I might get lucky and have the bride share an embarrassing tale regarding the groom, or learn about some odd quirks, or surprises planned for the day. Something I'd otherwise have missed or not known about if I hadn't been there.
If this isn't for you then not to worry, not all of my brides want photos of the bridal prep time, which I'm totally fine with. It's your day so do what makes you happy.

Mother and Daughter

Mother & Daughter in the bridal suite at The Fennes, Braintree. 

Mother & Daughter in the bridal suite at The Fennes, Braintree. 

The calm before the storm, also known as bridal prep time! I love the time I spend with the bridal party on the morning of a wedding. It's an excellent chance to get to know people close to the bride and for those to get used to having me hanging around. Not everyone wants photography during this part of the day, but most of my brides do, so if it's not for you, then it's not a problem. I love this image of Emma and her mum. This image was captured mid-morning during my time with the bridal party. Emma was pretty much ready, minus the dress and shoes, and she was looking fantastic. Her mum was like every other mum on the morning of her daughter's wedding, happy, emotional and immensely proud. A beautiful moment.