• Welcome to S E Photography

    We are a female team of photographers based in Chelmsford, Essex. We offer a quality, personal & modern approach to photography.

    We specialise in wedding photography and we pride ourselves on not just being the photographer on your day we aim to help you have the perfect day.

    We also cover Families, Children, Newborns & Corporate work such as company headshots or product shots.

    We are recommended at variety of venues across Essex including: Mulberry House - Ongar, Channels Estate - Chelmsford, The Reid Rooms - Margaret Roding, Hylands House - Chelmsford, Little Channels - Great Waltham, Amphora Suite at Playgolf - Colchester, The Warren Golf Club - Maldon, Warley Golf Club - Warley, Crabbs Barn - Kelvedon, Mangapp Manor - Burnham, Ivy Hill - Margaretting, Pontlands Park - Great Baddow, Furze Hill - Margaretting, The Barn - Gt Tey, Marks Hall Farm Estate - Braintree. We look forward to hearing from you.

Fiona and Matt Lawrence’s wedding at Channels, Lt Waltham

Fiona and Matt were married on the 26th September 2014 at Channels in Little Waltham.

It was a lovely day in September and we took the opportunity after bridal preparation to capture some photographs of Fiona outside in the lovely grounds of Channels, not far from the Bridal suite they have some lovely greenery areas that we made use of, we captured some lovely images of Fiona in the sunshine alone to really see the dress in its full glory with the train flowing behind her and then with Bridesmaid Rachel and Fiona’s Mother.

Just around the corner within Channels we caught up with Matt and the two Best Men along with the huge White hummer Matt had hired for their transport on the day, we were sure to capture the men with the hummer making a grand appearance!  We also had blow up guitars and the men and younger Ushers had great fun posing for us with these, it made for some great fun shots, definitely some for the album, great fun.

The weather was  lovely for this time of the year that Fiona and Matt were able to hold the ceremony in Channels amazing outdoor space that’s actually set out just like the inside of a church with the beautiful wooden pews either side of the aisle and Fiona looked amazing walking down the aisle in the gorgeous sunshine.

After the ceremony whilst the guest relaxed with a drink or two, we took Fiona and Matt off for their traditional wedding photographs around the grounds, making use of the beautiful lake, the sweeping drive for some lovely walking shots and the pretty greenery areas.

We also had great fun at the lovely L shaped barn with Fiona and Matt bouncing along on bright Orange space hoppers! we used our wedding love letter props, blackboards and even  incorporated Matt and Fiona’s hobby of Boxing into the photographs with Fiona in her baby Pink gloves and Matt in his Black we had a lot of fun and captured some great images!

Here are some photographs of the day…

 

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Louise and Gavin Miles wedding at Leez Priory

Louise and Gavin were married at Leez Priory on the 20th September 2014.

Louise and 3 bridesmaids Helen, Kate and Robin not forgetting flowergirl Beau, began bridal preparation at Leez Priory itself.  We captured some lovely reportage photographs of Louise and the older bridesmaids getting ready in the morning, there were lots of very smiley face as you would expect and as always during this time we captured images of all those small personal items too, for instance on this day we had the “I do” diamonte embellishments to the bottom of Louise’s shoes, the personalised bridal coat hanger which had Mrs Miles carved into it and of course all of the ladies with their back to us looking round at the camera wearing their personalised dressing gowns!

We caught up with Gavin, Best Man and 4 Ushers outside Leez Priory for some fun photographs just before the ceremony, the men looked so smart in their Grey morning suits all standing together, we even caught them all having a sneaky pint to settled their nerves!

It was a lovely sunny day in September and the ceremony took place outside, with Louise walking down the Red carpet Aisle to meet Gavin who looked proudly on, the ceremony was lovely and it was so nice to have a group of violinists playing afterwards.

We took our bride and groom off for their traditional wedding photographs around the lovely grounds, Leez Priory buildings really do make such an impact and a great backdrop for photographs.  Gavin and Louise enjoyed using our wedding props during this time, we used our vintage photo frame, Mr and Mrs signs, happily ever after board, our vintage hessian bunting… and Gavin seemed to have bought his own prop along.. a pint of beer!

As the weather was good to us this day we were able to take the guests out onto the large Greenery area for the group shots, we had a great high window to use and looking down on the guests with a little instruction we were able to create our love heart shape group shot which is always so stunning and makes a great album image with the Bride and Groom in the centre.

After catching some lovely candid shots of the guests laughing, chatting and smiling we captured all of the reception table details, stationary, flowers, cake and anything else we could spot, to ensure you have memories of all those little details that can quite easily be forgotten in years to come.

We stayed to cover evening photography for Louise and Gavin, there are always lots of photograph opportunities during this time, we captured the cutting of the cake with a sword! our couples first dance, the guests dancing away on the dance floor, the band playing on stage and the grand finale of fireworks outside!

Capturing a firework display at a wedding is always great fun and we always catch amazing shots full of colour, one of our favourites is to take the shot from behind with the bride and grooms backs to us looking up at the sky with a huge colourful firework in action!

Here are some images from the day…

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Lauren and Robert Turbefield’s wedding at Stockbrook Manor.

Lauren and Robert were married at Stockbrook Manor on the 20th September 2014.

Laurens bridal preparation took place at Stockbrook itself along with her 5 bridesmaids and daughter Bella who had the important job of flower girl.

Our bride wore a beautifully elegant Ivory wedding gown with lots of lace detail and a beautiful train, and she held a pretty posy of English garden flowers in very pale pinks and creams, she looked beautiful, the bridesmaids complimented so well in their elegant pale Grey dresses and Bella in her pretty pale Pink dress they all had matching posies to match Lauren’s.

After capturing some lovely shots of the bride, bridesmaid and flower girl outside the grounds we met with Robert, Best man Dan and 4 Ushers, they looked very much the part in their Blue suits, we took some great fun shots with the guys outside the building, i think 9yr old Usher Teddy was enjoying every moment!

A little bit a fun was added to the day with the hire of 2 cream London taxi cabs as the mode of transport, we were sure to take some lovely photographs outside the main building both with Lauren, her father and bridesmaids and again after the ceremony with Lauren and Robert.

We took our newly weds off for their traditional photographs around the grounds, we know Stockbrook very well as this is one of our popular wedding venues in the area, we made use of the tree lined driveway, which makes for some lovely photographs, Lauren had a great long length veil and we caught some lovely images of Lauren facing Robert from the side view with the veil blowing in the air it looks amazing in photographs makes a great effect!

There is also a lovely walkway alongside an ajoining field that we captured our couple walking along hand in hand, this made for some lovely romantic shots , this was also a great place for us to take some photographs of Lauren giving us a lovely twirl in that gorgeous dress with our prop parasol in hand.  We also used our other props on the day including our Mr and Mrs chalkboards, and vintage hessian bunting wrapped around the couple whilst having a little kiss.. lovely!

Back inside at the reception we captured some great candid shots of the guests, smiling, laughing, talking these are really lovely natural shots to look back on and alot of couple also like these types of photographs included in their albums, they particularly look lovely in Black and White too.

We were staying to cover the evening for Lauren and Robert this day, and everyone had a great surprise at the the male singers that made an appearance dressed as waiters whilst everyone was seated, they made for some great photographs, and the guests faces really made some great shots!

As well as capturing the first dance, we also took our bride and groom out to the front of the lit building for some shots in the dark, and also back inside to capture some of those dad dance moves from the guests!

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Carly and Ricky Pilgrim’s wedding at Stock Brook Manor

Carly and Ricky were married on the 13th September 2014 at Stock Brook Manor.

Our day began at Carly’s parents home for bridal preparation with Carly’s bridesmaid Jess, it was a nice sunny day and were able to go into the garden to capture some lovely photographs of Carly alone and with her bridesmaid and parents.

Once we arrived at Stockbrook we met with Ricky, best man Rich and Usher Jake to capture some shots of them together outside the venue, looking back at the photographs you can really tell they were having fun!

After the ceremony we took our newly weds for their traditional photographs around the grounds, Carly and Ricky had hired a Cream vintage car on the day so we were sure to capture this is in some of the photographs with our couple it looked great placed in front of Stockbrooks impressive building with Carly and Ricky standing to the side.

Stockbrook have some lovely spaces for photography and one of our favourites is the tree lined drive which looks great with the couple walking among the trees hand in hand and even having a little cuddle against one of the trees this makes a great shot, we also had a lovely green to capture Carly and Ricky sitting together which was also lovely.

Another point of interest for our group photographs is  Stockbrooks Black and White checkered space, this is a real eye catcher in photographs and a lovely wide area to fit all the guests in for group shots.

Back inside we took to photographing the smaller table details, the lovely wedding cake which was a tower of cupcakes with a top tier and a Mickey and Minnie Mouse cake topper, the room looked great decorated in purple to match the colour theme of the day.

Here are some images …

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Michelle and Paul Langley’s wedding at St James the Great Church, Colchester & Colchester Town Hall.

Michelle and Paul were married on the 12th September 2014 in Colchester at St James the Great church followed by their reception at Colchester Town Hall.

Our wedding this day was based in various parts of Colchester Town centre something Michelle really wanted as she loved the historic feel to the town.  We started off in the centre of the high street in The George Hotel for bridal preparation with Michelle and her 3 bridesmaids.  It was a lovely day and we were able to use the hotel’s small courtyard at the back of the hotel to capture some shots of Michelle alone and with her bridesmaids, the courtyard made for some really pretty photographs.

We then made our way down to the bottom of the high street to St James the Great church for the wedding ceremony, we caught up with Paul, best man Stewart and the 4 ushers, 2 of whom were Michelle’s sons Charlie and Tyler, we captured some lovely shots here of Paul alone and with the guys, the old brick walls of the church made a great backdrop!

They all looked lovely in their Grey morning suits with their Blue cravats and pockets hankies to match the colour theme of the day which all fitted in so nicely with the bridesmaids Blue dresses.

After the lovely ceremony we were sure to capture shot of our newly weds in the beautiful entrance to the church, Michelle’s dress looked beautiful with the train falling gracefully down the steps.

We then made our way to Colchester Castle and Castle park for our traditional couple shots, what a great focal point the castle made in the background of the photographs, as this is a very public part of the town there were a lot of tourists around who were loving catching a bit of the action but kind enough to keep their distance to let us capture our couple around the beautiful areas of the castle.  We also took our friend and family group photographs just to the side of the castle on a lovely greenery area.

We took a walk with our couple a few minutes from the castle to the park and made use of the beautiful scenery, beautiful landscaped gardens, very old brick walls and amazing old steps made great areas for our photographs, just beautiful!

Afterwards we walked back into the centre of town to the reception venue held at the town hall and captured lots of images of the guests enjoying themselves, a great time to catch  some real candid photographs of people laughing, smiling and having lots of fun!

Here are some images from the day…

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