Dean Robson Photography

Wedding Photographer Essex & Hertfordshire

Wedding Photography at the Marriot Hotel, Bexleyheath, Kent

May 19, 2009 on 4:43 pm | In - Weddings | 3 Comments | Author Dean Robson

On Saturday I photographed a wedding in Kent for my good friend Steve, a fellow photographer. He asked if I could be the 2nd photographer alongside him and concentrate on capturing the natural moments throughout the day. The couple, Joanne and Paul were getting married at St. John’s Church in Welling, Kent and then on to the Marriot Hotel at Bexleyheath in Kent.


We arrived nice and early and took a look around the church before anyone had arrived and picked out a few suitable locations for photographic opportunities later in the day. Steve went to the brides home to cover the pre-wedding shoot and I waited at the church to capture the groom and guests arriving.


The couple’s two young children played a large part in the wedding day with their son as the ring bearer and their daughter was the flower girl. The couple also had a wedding planner, Lester Gethings (No.10 Wedding Design & Management) who was great to work with and was very organised throughout the day making sure everything ran smoothly for the couple.

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The bride arrived and the ceremony went smoothly. The vicar was excellent and prior to the ceremony had discussed the rules of the church regarding photography, and there were none! I turned the flash off as a matter of course as I don’t want to distract the couple from the service itself.

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After the service we took some photographs outside the church. The location was good for the group shots and again I concentrated on the casual moments.

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Just the other side of the church was a public park with a small avenue of trees, and from the right angles it gave the impression we were in the middle of a forrest.


I do like adding a few black and white photographs into the mix as they really do give a strong presence and stylish look.

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We then went on to the wedding venue, which was the Marriot Hotel in Bexley Heath, Kent. The venue has a great interior but the external grounds are extremely limited, which is why we did most of the outdoor shots at the church.


I really do enjoy taking the casual and natural photographs, and normally with my RT Weddings services do this along with the traditional posed shots as well.

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It was time for the wedding breakfast, where I always capture a shot of the head table using my special fisheye lens, looks great as a black and white.


After the meal the groom entertained the children at the wedding and we all had a bit of fun with the pictures. We also took the couple for some extra photographs around the hotel.

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We stayed for the cutting of the cake, right through to the first dance. The couple were great to work for and I enjoyed capturing all the casual moments for Steve. If you book your wedding photography through RT Weddings, then for as little as £200 extra, you can have an additional photographer assist in capturing your day.


By Dean Robson – RT Weddings (May 2009) Wedding Photographer for Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent




  1. These look great, Dean you’ve captured some fabulous shots. It was great working with you!


    Comment by Lester — May 20, 2009 #

  2. Some nice photos here. Not too sure about the fish eye shots – a bit too wide for my liking. Monochrome still looks good………….

    Comment by Website Design Kent — May 21, 2009 #

  3. Thanks for your comment. I like to throw a little variety into the mix on every wedding I photograph, and agreed, the fisheye shots are not to everyones taste.

    Comment by Dean Robson — May 21, 2009 #

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