Wedding Photographer Essex | Weddings Photography Essex
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My name is Marcus Howlett from i-photography
and I am an Essex wedding photographer, but work in London and nationwide. If you have the time please feel free to have a look at my work. If you like what you see feel free to message me or call me to tell me about yourselves and your wedding day plans.
We don't over pose you.
You are relaxed and
so should your photos look relaxed
On your special day I like to ensure I am suited and booted so as to blend in with your wedding guests to enable me to capture natural photos of your guests enjoying your special day.
As well as taking the time to give you both a one to one photo session to capture beautiful elegant timeless photos you will want to display for a lifetime.
Our aim is to give your wedding photos a high quality elegance, whilst telling your wedding day story from start to finish.
Capturing timeless art work of your day to display for a lifetime
Take a look at some images of these weddings, that show off some of the greatest wedding moments captured
The Wedding Begins
It all starts the day before with cleaning the lenses and charging the batteries and sorting out my camera bags and flashes. Preparing and getting ready for the wedding day is a big part for me as is shooting a wedding day itself. Whether it is in local Essex or London or somewhere international, I am always early to leave as I don’t want to get held up with traffic.
At the bridal prep and greetings and getting to know the bridal is essential,
take for instance Gosfield Hall in Essex, we introduce ourselves in the cottage where the bride is first getting ready, but we will go and get some location shots in and around the hall, we than wait until the bridal party has moved up to the dress room which is fantastic, with 10ft high mirrors and roman marble pillar and of course the 4 poster bed.
We wait until then as the location/ backdrop is beautiful, but whether we are at Gosfield Hall or at a bride’s home we can still get some fantastic photos, as you can see on this web page from some of the sample galleries.
The groomsmen always arrive after the bride and mostly will be dressed already, but if not we have chance to get some of the boys getting ready of they are at the same location, sometimes they will get ready somewhere else and is not always possible to get shoot them getting ready, but we can photograph them as they arrive and they normally still have button holes and beers, of course if it’s a church and then maybe a beer for them is a bit later.
The Smiles at the Ceremony
If it’s a church, hall, great manor house or even an outdoor wedding, pretty much all the timings and goings on are the similar, the only thing that’s different is the Bride & Groom, but as everyone’s different and the photos are always unique.
I like to shoot from the front to capture the bride walking down the aisle and then switch around to the rear of the venue to capture the sealing kiss ( the I do kissy bit ).
After the Ceremony
Usually the groups shots and confetti will happen and then the panic and stress and nerves will be gone, ( not by me the groom ), so he won’t mind his photo being taken, but we will always ask for the formal group shots to be a minimal of around 8-10 as we don’t want to take up your time by taking to many group shots.
As the wedding photography has changed over the years, I do remember that weddings were a little of the bride getting ready and then about 10 shots outside the church, as now you can get married anywhere, Gosfield Hall, Boreham House and so on, the photography is a whole days affair, from around 3 hours before the ceremony right through until well after the first dance.
The Romantic shoot
The posy shots will be natural and as un-posed as possible as we want you to look natural, we still use natural light and flashes to capture some dramatic and beautiful shots, I can say and possibly should not say but I could be Essex’s best photographer ( sorry but I’m confident ).
We are also photo journalists, i.e. we will capture your friends and family having fun and laughter at the drinks reception, as sometimes the most awesome photos are your friends and family being caught off guard and having fun, so we will be where the fun and happiness is, so we can capture more natural photos for you.
The Wedding Breakfast
We don’t normal take picture of people eating but we come back in between courses, and the guests could have had something to eat and a couple of wines or beers and are much more relaxed.
The Wedding Dance
The first dance is the start of the party and the bride and groom are the first to the dance floor. We never hurry you to the dance floor and never rush your evening as your day by now should be and will be running smooth as we help you to relax, by working with and organise everybody alongside the wedding planner and DJ.
Then the dancing starts and I say let’s capture the dance floor.
Fire Works & Sparklers
The end of the day, we love sparklers and fireworks and they always leave a great smile onto guests faces and the kids love it.
I first worked in photography in 1989, starting my career with film captured images and professional developing.
I am now a full time photographer shooting weddings and love photographing people and you could say the wedding photographer career path choose me.
We started off as Marcus Howlett-Photography as we are building a brand and we then changed to i-photography.
Jess Miller-Fiford recommends i-Photography.co.uk.
Could not recommend Marcus enough, he was amazing from the pre-wedding shoot to the big day! Everyone complimented him and some even want him for their big days! Thankyou again!
Kirsty Jayne Watts recommends
Don’t think twice about booking I-photography for your wedding , Marcus and Dawn are an amazing team! You both really made our day and captured photos we didn’t even see on the day , from the little details to the quirky ones . We couldn’t thank you both in enough , amazing photo’s and really did make us feel at ease! Thank you both so much ! Xx
Charlotte Parsons-Haber recommends
Amazing photographer and super nice guy. Thoroughly recommend him. We are thrilled with our photos.
"A great fun photographer".
"Invest in a great photographer".
"Film like images"
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