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Leanne and Christian’s wedding at Sturmer Hall in Haverhill

The nice thing about summer weddings is that if you’re lucky you get nice weather. The day of Leanne and Christian’s wedding was just the kind of day you hope for, dry and sunny.

This was a bonus because the couple were getting married at Sturmer Hall in Haverhill, Essex. It is set in beautiful countryside with a fishing lake and it’s partially moated. So, it’s a fantastic setting for a wedding photographer to take photographs.

Leanne and Christian were getting married in Sturmer Church, which was built in the Medieval period. It is in the grounds of the Sturmer Estate. You enter the building through an ancient oak door.

I started off by taking photographs of Leanne as she was getting ready. I particularly like the black and white close-ups.

When I take photographs at a wedding I always try and include small details, which capture the anticipation. There’s photograph of Leanne’s shoes, the couple’s rings and one of the page boys having his buttonhole attached.

The hotel had wonderful dark wood doors, panelling and staircases. It made for nice atmospheric photographs of Leanne and the children. I love the photograph of Leanne being fitted into her dress and her young son, behind her looking proudly at his mum.

At the church, you can see the bride and her bridesmaid at a distance through the famous door and inside the church Christian has his young daughter in his arms. As soon as they set eyes on each other they didn’t stop smiling. It was a moving ceremony full of love. Leanne looked stunning in her bridal gown with Christian and the bridesmaids and groomsmen in pale blue.

Outside the church, I was able to get some great shots of the happy couple, their guests and the gorgeous children. Then it was time to move to the hotel for the reception. I took photographs outside and inside. The countryside was lush and green and made a wonderful backdrop. I also managed to get an outside photograph of all the groomsmen together looking fabulous in their blue suits.

At the reception, there was lots of singing. Leanne and Christian are both professional singers, so they performed too. There was a giant Mr and Mrs Jules sign on the dance floor and an elegant white 3-tiered wedding cake.

Everyone really enjoyed themselves and it was a real pleasure to photograph. I hope that Leanne and Christian will enjoy looking at their wedding album for many, many years to come.

If you would like me to take photographs of your wedding, please get in touch with me by filling in the form on the website. Although I am a Surrey based photographer I do travel. I work a lot in London and the surrounding area.

Wedding venue: Sturmer Hall

 

wedding sign by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Welcome to our wedding

hands of groom and groomsmen by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Groomsmen support

Mirror reflection of bride when getting ready by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Reflection of bride getting ready

bride having make up done by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Wedding make up

picture of bride is getting ready before the wedding ceremony by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride getting ready

close up of bridal close up by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Make up

last touches while the bride is getting ready by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Getting ready – last touches

flower girls looking at the wedding dress by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Little girls admiring the wedding dress

wedding rings by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Wedding rings

page boy is getting ready Page Boy and buttonhole

Page Boy and buttonhole

page boy and wedding shoes Page Boy and buttonhole

Candid

bride in the wedding night gown photographed at Sturmer Hall Page Boy and buttonhole

Bridal Portrait

flower girl and page boy with buttonholes by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Flower girl with buttonholes

bridal boudoir by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Boudoir

Flower girl by wedding dress in bridal shoes by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Flower girl trying on the bridal shoes

bride helps flower girl when getting ready by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Helping flower girl with the shoes

Picture of flower girl by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Flower girl

Bride is getting ready before wedding ceremony by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Putting on the wedding dress

page boy is looking at the brides last touches before the wedding ceremony by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Last touches

putting on the veil by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

The Veil

Bridal portrait by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride on the staircase

bride walks down the stairs by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride on the staircase

Bridal party before entering to the church by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bridal party before making the entrance

bride and groom first look by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

First look

bride lifts the veil by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Lifting the veil

bride and groom blessed by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Blessing

Bride and groom smiles by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Happy couple

wedding photography by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Candid

bride and groom hold the hands with the rings by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Wedding rings

bride and groom signing register by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Signing register

Bride and groom walk the aisle together after the ceremony by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride and groom walk the aisle together

wedding confetti by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Confetti time

bridal party walk after the ceremony by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride and Groom with the bridal party

happy bride by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Candid

Bridal portrait by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride

bride and groom happy by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Happy together

candid picture of flower girl by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Flower girl

flower girl and page boy by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Flower girl and page boy

Bride and groom portrait by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride and Groom

Portrait of bride and groom by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride and groom in the greenery

bride gives a groom hug by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Hug

portrait of bride and groom by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride and groom by the pond

bride and groom walk together in the park by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride and Groom

Bride and groom kiss by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Kiss

happy groom lifts the bride by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Happiness

bride and groom portrait by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Newlywed

Happy bride and groom enters the reception by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride and groom making entrance

wedding letters signs by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Wedding led letters

bride and groom and big led letters by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride and groom by big led letters

Candid wedding picture by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Candid

Happy bride looks at the groomby wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride

bride looks at the groom during the speeches by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Speeches time

candid wedding picture by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Candid

bride by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bridal portrait

happy bride by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Hug

smiling bride with the groom by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride and Groom

bride and groom portrait by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Brode and groom at the wedding venue

Bridal portrait by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride

bride and groom under the veil by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Under the veil

bride and groom under the veil by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride and groom

candid picture of bride and groom by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Candid

Bride and groom kiss by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Kiss

flower girl on the dance floor by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

chasing the dots

first dance by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

First dance

bride and groom performing first dance by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

The delighted couple during the first dance

First dance by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

First dance

kids on the dance floor dancing by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Let’s start the party

bride on stage by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride on stage

bride and groom portrait by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride and Groom

bride and groom kiss by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbertbride on the stage by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Bride on the stage

the groom sings for his bride by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

The groom performs love song for his bride

groom sings by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Grooms performance on the stage

groom on the stage kisses bride by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Romantic kiss on the stage

cutting of the wedding cake by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

Wedding cake

wedding cake by wedding photographer Egham Surrey - PhotoAlbert

wedding cake