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Paula & Lee, Wedding at Boreham Church and reception at Boreham House, Chelmsford, wedding photography. 6th November 2009
Lots of different places today, but thankfully they were all very close together! We started at beautiful Boreham House, to get some candid photography of Paula getting ready, along with some photographs of ‘the girls’.
Boreham has a lovely changing room, loads of natural light, which is all very soft. There’s also most importantly, load of space, so we can move about and get the best position.
Paula was pretty calm, and just got on with getting ready, highlight of the morning were these Bride and Bridesmaid slippers, which everybody seemed to comment on.. well, I just had to get a photograph!
It didn’t take long for Paula to be ready (we won’t talk about the bridesmaids) and we headed out onto the landing to get some shots of Paula in all her finery... The landing is lovely, it has some nice natural light from the window, which is fantastic for some natural photographs...
The light really brought out the blue in Paula’s eyes. Lovely...
It was soon time to head on to the church. Lee was actually there before us and raring to go, so we got a few photographs of him, his best man (Dad) and the Ushers.
I have to say they were all really well behaved, which is virtually unheard of! Normally when we’re trying to get this shot, everyone is larking about and pulling faces, but everyone was very restrained!
I love the covered walkway at St. Andrew church, It softens the light and gives a really interesting backdrop. Not to mention that I’m sure it’s a godsend if it’s raining!
The vicar was great and let us photograph from the front of the church, which meant we were able to get some great shots of the actual ceremony, followed by the ubiquitous signing the register shot. I have never really found a cool way to do this shot, it is pretty much what it is. A bit cheesy, but also a very necessary photograph.
As soon as the register had been signed we headed out for some shots in the grounds. of the church. I generally suggest to our couples that we head back to the reception venue fairly quickly. At the end of the day, that’s where the drinks are, and ultimately, where everyone will relax and chill out.
However, having said that, I don’t like to move from the church too quickly either! A few minutes to get some shots of the Bride and Groom at the Church means that we can have a break in the album, so it doesn’t look like the couple have walked straight up the aisle and into the grounds of their reception venue...
St. Andrews is particularly pretty, we got a few photographs in the covered walkway and then to one side, where there were still a few Autumnal leaves. These just added a splash of colour on a very blue Winters day!
Back to Boreham and just time to stop for a few photographs with the car. You’ll note Lee is particularly relaxed! I don’t think anything really fazed him all day, he just seemed to take it all in his stride, with a big grin on his face.
We got back to Boreham House in plenty of time for the light, but unfortunately it was just too cold for the guests to be outside. Thankfully, the interior is very, very pretty! So, we cleared (thanks Thiery) the ceremony room and photographed our formal shots in here, under the stunning oak arch.
This room really lends itself to photography the warmth of the colours really help, especially when it’s bitterly cold outside.
Nothing would stop the intrepid Paula getting the photograph that she had asked for all day, her being lifted up by Lee, at the back of Boreham House. I have to be honest, this shot isn’t a norm, but I think it worked well!
Next stop, speeches and of course, first dance. I do like the fact that Boreham House has such a large dance area. it gives you plenty of room to get photographs of the Bride & Groom, with all of their guests in the background.
Thanks for a nice day guys, I think we all enjoyed it as much as you did! Sorry about the cold, but there are limits as to what we can do!