Dean Robson Photography

Wedding Photographer Essex & Hertfordshire

Wedding Photography at The Swallow Churchgate Hotel in Old Harlow, Essex

June 4, 2008 on 5:07 pm | In - Wedding Photography Essex, - Weddings | Comments Off on Wedding Photography at The Swallow Churchgate Hotel in Old Harlow, Essex | Author Dean Robson

The last day of May turned out to be a very enjoyable one. I photographed a wedding for Kerry and Martin, which took place at three locations, the Bride’s leaving location, Lambourne Church (St Mary’s Methodist), and The Swallow Churchgate Hotel. I have applied Black & White to a few of the shots as I feel it really does add a bit of style and strength to the images. Starting at the Bride’s leaving location I was able to capture a few of the moments as they took place like this shot of the Bridesmaid having her make up applied.


The Brides first entrance with her dress on, thought this looked great as a black and white natural lit shot.


I managed to grab the shoes and bouquet for a quick details shot too.


Having captured a good selection of shots from the home I moved on to the church where I caught up with the Groom and the Best Man. I took some portraits, a few posed shots of them with the backdrop of some trees and fields, then caught this shot of the rings.


The bride arrived in a new Jaguar looking lovely, I took some formal shots near the car and then caught her entrance into the church, and managed to capture this shot which really symbolises the ceremony.


The Vicar was very accomodating and allowed me to move to a couple of locations during the ceremony as long I didn’t intrude on the proceedings and also the use of flash through out. See the selection below.

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The happy couple at the church doorway as a back lit shot.


Straight after the ceremony I took the posed group shots using the church as the back drop and the location was big enough to include the main group of everyone. Not forgetting the confetti shot!

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We then left the church and proceeded to the reception venue where I grabbed some detail shots before the couple arrived.

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The Bride and Groom arrived in the Jaguar before mingling with their guests.


Weddings can be a little overwhelming for some small guests.


I then took the Bride and Groom for a quick tour of the Churchgate and captured many more photographs for their selection including these.

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Not forgetting a few more detail shots…

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I took photographs of the dinner entrance, speeches and cake cutting but the wedding wouldn’t be complete without my special mobile portrait studio.

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As always, I am at the wedding for the duration to capture the first dance.


I really enjoyed photographing Kerry and Martin’s wedding and feel I have captured a great set of memories for them.


If you would like me to photograph your wedding then please visit RT Weddings for more information.

By Dean Robson – RT Weddings



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