Dominic & Danielle's wedding at Crondon Park

Here is a selection of photographs from Dominic & Danielle's wedding at Crondon Park.

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We love being part of Crondon Park's recommend suppliers, it means we get to photograph at this beautiful venue many times every year. Crondon have recently added a beautiful bridal cottage and adding 5 further hotel rooms. They've also added some beautiful new areas for photographs!

Venue - Crondon Park - https://www.crondonpark.com - https://www.facebook.com/CrondonWeddings/ - https://www.instagram.com/crondonpark/

A friends wedding in Kent

I had the pleasure of being an usher at my friends wedding on Monday. 

Nicole and Dave got married in their local church and went back to The Gardens in Yalding - http://www.thegardensyalding.co.uk/

They asked for lots of advice from me about all things weddings. They also asked if I could arrange the photography. Emma kindly said she’d photograph their wedding for them.  

Dave and I have been friends since school. He was an usher at my own wedding last year. It was such a pleasure to be part of their day. I personally took some photographs of Dave and us boys getting ready in the morning whilst Emma was with the girls at the house. 

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Then it was time for the church ceremony. We made sure we got Dave to church on time, relaxed and looking smart! The ceremony was beautiful … 

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We had a few photographs taken here, finishing up with a confetti photo and then back on to The Gardens at Yalding.  

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The grounds at The Gardens were just spectacular! Acres upon acres of landscaped gardens, a photographers dream!  

 

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It was lovely to be able to enjoy a wedding as a guest and not to be photographing it. I hope Emma didn’t find it too stressful photographing a wedding where her boss is watching her all day! 

I’d like to personally thank David and Nicole for allowing me to be part of their day and I hope you love the photographs.  

Finally .... a selfie from the dance floor! 

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Adam and Pippa’s Engagement Shoot

This morning I had the pleasure of shooting some engagement photos for some very good friends of mine, Adam & Pippa. We took advantage of the sunny weather and got lovely summery photographs in the beautiful surroundings of Warley Place

 

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A busy, busy, busy Saturday!

We had a very busy day, fully booked studio, two photo booths and two weddings. 

 

Swain worked in the studio, George and Emma out photographing the weddings and Nikki, Wayne and Tracey covering the photo booths.  

George photographed April and Charles’ wedding at the beautiful Crondon Park. We love being part of the recommended suppliers. 

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We spotted this rather large puddle at the front of Crondon and thought we could use it to our advantage! https://www.crondonpark.com/

 

Emma photographed Sharon and Jeff’s wedding at Moor Hall in Averly. We’ve photographed here a few times now and is a lovely venue to work at. 

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Sharon and Jeff have been together for over 30 years! Emma had a fab day with them and captured some beautiful photographs round the grounds of Moor Hall - http://www.moorhallvenue.co.uk/

 

In the studio, Swain photographed a family group of 15 and also photographed a 13 week old baby girl. We also had a two wedding couples come in to enquire about our photography and film packages and they both booked us! Looking forward to capturing their weddings next year 😊

 

That’s it for the blog post, we’ll get another one up soon!  

 

A new trailer - Jane & Steve @ The Warren Estate

We are very excited to share our latest trailer with you.

Jane at Steve got married at St Margarets Church and had their reception at The Warren Estate.

We love the laughter in this trailer and really enjoyed capturing their special day.

We hope you all enjoy!

#thewarrenestate #weddingfilm #widdingfilmmaker #sonya7sii #thephotographiclounge #essexweddingfilmmaker

Michelle and Nick’s Wedding on Easter Monday

We had a very busy Easter bank holiday Monday this year! Michelle and Nick booked us for all of our wedding services, photography, film and photo booth! 

They had their wedding at the beautiful Crondon Park in Stock, Essex. We have been officially recommended by Crondon for over 12 years now and love being part of their team. 

Here is a preview from their wedding photographs which we have just finished editing for them today. We will show you all their film trailer soon! 

 https://www.crondonpark.com/weddings/

Head over to our Facebook page and instagrams to see more samples of our work  - https://m.facebook.com/ThePhotographicLounge/ 

&   

 https://www.instagram.com/thephotographiclounge71/

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Trip to The Photography Show

So myself (George) and Sam decided to go up to The Photography Show in Birmingham to see some of the latest products and talks from fellow professionals and market leaders. 

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So an early start on the Tuesday morning to get into Euston station and catch the Virgin West Coast service to Birmingham international. Brought along the Nintendo Switch to keep us entertained on the journey and Sam beat me nearly every time in MARIO KART! 

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Once at the show, the first stall we saw was GF Smith. We use this brilliant company to produce beautiful storybook albums for our wedding couples and some beautiful wall art as well. Right opposite them was the massive Nikon booth. Now myself, Swain and Emma are all Nikon shooters and Sam used to be when he was a photography shooter. He’s now switched over to Sony which we find much better for filming with. 

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After a good look around all the booths (including Sony, DJI, Adobe and many more) we spotted a videographer doing a talk on the Sony stage and decided to sit in on that. Her story about how she became a wedding videographer was very intresting and almost identical to Sam’s story. We spoke to her after and she suggested a few bits of kit she loves and we decided to see if we could find these at the show at discounted prices.  

 A very happy Sam  

A very happy Sam  

So we purchased a new monopod, new 85mm cine lens and a second camera body (Sony A7Sii to match our other filming camera) from Wex Photographic at discounted show prices! We are now fully complete with kit to film all of our wedding bookings for this year. 

Before coming home, Sam recommended a restaurant called Rub Smokehouse and Grill and decided to pop in there for (a very large!) dinner. 

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This was their famous “Kitchen Sink Dessert” which was full of brownie, cookies, cream, marshmallows and ice cream!  

we had a very successful day and will be going back next year for sure! 

New Polo Tops

Our new polo tops for our photo booth staff have arrived. The girls asked us for hot pink tops this time so that’s what they’ve got! Hope you all like them 😊

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Busy at Crondon Park Wedding Fair

Crondon Park had their annual suppliers open day on Sunday 25th February. As we are recommend by Crondon for photography, photo booth and now wedding videography we were there showing off our stuff. 

Our latest trailer received very positive feedback and we booked quite a few for 2018 and 2019.

We took many bookings for all of our services for 2018 and 2019 so welcome to all of our new clients, we are very much looking forward to capturing your special day.

We are looking forward to finishing off our next trailer, so keep an eye out for it on Facebook or Vimeo, it won't be much longer!

 

2018 - New website and new to "Blogging"

So our new website is now live, and we thought we’d better start a blog! 

The start of 2018 has been really busy so far. Every Saturday has been fully booked with studio sessions and we've already photographed 2 weddings (and its not even the end of February yet!)

Valerie and Garry's wedding was on 11th February at The Old Rectory. We are officially recommend by The Old Rectory and we love working here. The venue, grounds and staff are all fantastic. Here are a few photographs from their wedding day ...

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We'll be updating our blog regularly, so please check back soon. Our second wedding of the year will be finished soon, so we will upload a new post here when they're ready. 

We hope you all like our new site :)