Jul 25 2013

Contemporary and Classical Wedding Photography Stoke by Nayland Hotel Essex – Sarah and Mark

Good Afternoon Sun Lovers!

Welcome to the wedding photography at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Essex of Sarah and Mark.  Wow the weather was not at all kind to us on the day but Sarah and Mark did not care, they were happy to be getting married and celebrating this very special day.  Often Brides and Grooms worry about the weather on their big day; Sabrina and I always say it will be of no consequence when the day arrives.  Whatever the weather it is your day, sharing it with the people that you love and it will be your weather – whatever the weather is what makes it special and unique to you.

Sarah and Mark didn’t care they just enjoyed every minute of the day they had been planning and embraced their weather.  Sabrina and I were so pleased to be able to get outside to capture some shots they had requested, so happy days all round :)

So here are today’s chosen images; first up is a portrait that exudes happiness with a little softness to reflect moment; just look at the love in Sarah’s eyes…just lovely.  The hotel has this great balcony that is perfect on days where the ground may be a little squidgy.  It means that we can capture some of the lovely countryside without having to worry about mud and water, not a heady mix with a wedding dress!  I love to create movement in the still image so this shot was great fun as Sarah walked towards me swishing her dress and giving us a glimpse of those fantastic shoes.  I am not an expert on shoes but this is what Sabrina tells me ;)   When the weather is doing its thing by being unique on your big day a good canopy in the front of the hotel is always handy for getting some outside shots; the hotel had the very thing so here it is, just a lovely image of a couple very much in love.

I have probably said this before (Sabrina assures me I have) but I will say it again a true professional photographer will cope with whatever the great British weather throws at us, be it scorching heat, rain, snow or huge variants in light to create the most wonderful story for you.  Alas some of our less experienced counterparts may not be as comfortable in these wildly varying scenarios.  So when you are looking for your wedding photographer make sure they are able to show you lots of whole weddings rather than just a few cherry picked images and don’t be afraid to ask how they would cope with our great British weather.  A true pro will be chilled and talk you through it, just like my good self ;)   Never be afraid to check that the images they are showing you are from real weddings and not portfolio building days.  Portfolio building days are not real weddings and the shots are set up by a trainer with models, so this is not a true representation of their skill set.

Have a happy sunny week and check back again soon,
Kevin & Sabrina :)

Apr 5 2013

Wedding Photography at Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf and Spa Colchester Essex – Sarah and Sean

Happy Friday Pengelly readers!

I am all topsy turvy this week due to Easter and everything blog wise has been a day behind; next week I am hoping to return to normal.  Today’s blog is from the wedding of Sarah and Sean who were married and Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf and Spa, Colchester, Essex. I remember this day as being so lovely and sunny, which matched the fun loving side of Sarah and Sean.  The venue has so many opportunities with glorious views and a vibrant and modern interior, which is light and airy.

They had two gorgeous children who were just a pleasure to photograph too, so moving on to today’s images.  I love this dreamy image of Sarah with her daughter, it is moment of calm during the preparations and time for Sarah to reflect on what they have achieved so far as a couple and the many wonderful times yet to come.  Look at this cool dude looking magnificent in his morning suit and shades; what a handsome little chap he is.  He is so cool only black and white would do for him!  Sarah is ready and just one last image as a single lady before heading off to marry her man.  I love the height that we have at this hotel and it really is wonderful to get some dramatic shots like this one; vibrant colours and sun so much so I can almost feel the heat emanating from the screen.  Ahh this image makes me chuckle and I just needed to make a feature of those fabulous shoes, such a contrast to the morning suits.  This image singly demonstrates how fun and quirky they both were.  This image just reinforces my last statement, Sarah is attempting to be all normal and ‘bridey’ but Sean has other ideas; I think from her wry smile she approves don’t you? ;)   Our last image today is in muted colour tones and shows the magnificent landscape and a couple very relaxed with each other.  Oh and if you look closer just look at the colour
co-ordination of the flowers and shoes, now that’s not something you see every day…wonderful :)

Well it’s busy, busy, busy at Pengelly Towers again.  I am off training next week (me the trainer not the trainee) and Sabrina is holding the fort; what would I do without her, she is magnificent.

Have a great weekend.

Kevin and Sabrina :)

Dec 31 2011

Essex Wedding Of Laura & Jonathan Married At Stoke By Nayland Church & Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Essex For Essex & Suffolk Wedding Photographer Pengelly Photography

Essex & Suffolk wedding photographers Pengelly Photography have just had the pleasure of photographing the Essex wedding of Laura and Jonathan who were married at Stoke By Nayland Church and then onto the Essex wedding venue Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Essex.

This was Pengelly Photography last wedding of 2011 and what a fantastic wedding to finish on it really did run like clock work, we would also like to thank Laura & Jonathan very much indeed for the very kind gift we received at the end of their wedding day, it really was appreciated and quite touching.

We would like to wish everyone a very peaceful New Year.

Kevin & Sabrina :)

Sep 17 2011

Wedding Fair Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Essex For Essex & Suffolk Wedding Photographer Pengelly Photography

Essex and Suffolk wedding photographer Pengelly Photography would like to say a huge thank you to all the Brides & Grooms who took the time to visit our stand at the Stoke By Nayland Hotel Wedding Fair on Sunday 11th September.

It was so pleasing to receive so many compliments regarding our wedding photography and also for all the interest we received for our wedding photography service, during the day over 105 brides & Groom visited the fantastic wedding fair.

Both Sabrina & Kevin enjoyed talking to so many of you about your wedding photography and hope to see many of you very soon in our studio to discuss your wedding photography requirements in more detail.

Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Sunset

Kevin & Sabrina

Sep 17 2011

Essex Wedding Of Samantha & Martin Married At Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Essex For Essex & Suffolk Wedding Photographer Pengelly Photography

Essex and Suffolk wedding photographer Pengelly Photography have just had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Samantha and Martin who were married at Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Essex.

Kevin & Sabrina