February 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Hi all and welcome to my latest blog and sneak peek! Well I have been busy over the last few weeks with a wedding and family shoots, and this is my first opportunity to tell you about another fantastic wedding of 2017, and one that brought back some child hood memories.

The story starts when I received an email headed “Blast from the past!” back in August 2016. The beginning of the email read “Hi Dale, I hope you are well. I can’t believe it’s been 20+ years since leaving the Harwich School very scary”. I read on and looked at the email address of the sender; it was none other than an old school friend! Now, I like most people aged a certain age (nearly 40) still keep in contact with a few school friends via social networking, or by other means, but I hadn’t spoken to Ross for 20 years. The email continued by saying that they loved the look of my photos as they were non-intrusive and this was the style they were after for their wedding photos which was booked for August 2017.

After exchanging several emails Ross and his future wife Abbie decided they wanted to book me for their day. We then arranged a meeting and pre-shoot at the stunning Flatford Mill, on the Essex/Suffolk border. I remember the meeting it vividly…….I had the most amazing chocolate brownie at the tea shop! Mmmmmmm Chocolate…….anyway we had a great meeting and pre-shoot including a view of a stunning sunset! Abbie was taking notes mentally during the shoot, including where her feet were positioned (check the brides feet in some of these photos, ha ha).

The months flew by and before we knew it, Abbie and Ross’s wedding day was here. I have shot a lot of weddings and been to numerous venues; however Butley Priory in Suffolk is now up there with one of my favourite places. This place is simply STUNNING! Abbie and Ross had decided to have a very relaxed wedding, with their nearest and dearest being there. During the ceremony and throughout the day, it was filled with tears, laughter and more tears, then more laughter! Abbie and Ross were happy for me to capture some natural moments along with staging a few moments to fit the look of their day. What followed was my photography brain going into over drive, and going around capturing some simply stunning moments. It’s a real credit to the friends and family at wedding days as they add so much to it. Abbie’s friends were a real joy, especially when it came to “twirling!”

Editing the photos was a pure joy and I constantly had a smile on my face on how they came out. This was one of my favourite weddings I have captured, and to "put the icing on the cake" (pun intended) I received this review from Abbie and Ross , to say i was over the moon was an understatement!

“Having trawled the plethora of websites trying to find a wedding photographer that grabbed our attention, they all felt very similar. We then had a look at Dale's website and saw something completely different and original in his photos. We decided he was our man and haven't looked back since.
The photos that were taken for our engagement shoot were stunning and the wedding photos were exactly what we wanted. His use of light and the environment is amazing and can get the best out of any situation. Throughout both shoots Dale's personality and humour helped even the most camera shy people relax. The wedding photos are exactly what we wanted with a relaxed feel to them and he captured the day perfectly. We would absolutely recommend Dale without a doubt and we have lost count of the number of compliments we have received from family and friends saying how fantastic the photos are"
We now have the impossible task of choosing our album photos from the 100's that were taken.
Thank you Dale for capturing our day so perfectly”.

This day was simply amazing! Abbie looked simply stunning, and that dress was beautiful! I cannot wait until I create their wedding album. So here is my latest sneak peek! Enjoy.



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