I had the great pleasure of photographing Jason and Laura’s wedding at the wonderful new Essex wedding venue Houchins Farm recently. It was my first time photographing a wedding there, but what a venue, the grounds are stunning and clearly a lot of hard work has gone in to getting this venue ready for couples. Not just the grounds within the venue, but also surrounding areas, check out the image above in a nearby field!
Having already photographed Jason and Laura I knew they would be good fun and bring lots of energy, and that they did! Absolutely great couple who clearly had a great day, everything was in their favour, great weather, lovely guests and all their family brought together to celebrate their wedding.
I joined Laura in the morning to capture some of the preparations, lots going on with 6 bridesmaids to get ready, the house at Houchins is beautiful by the way and from a photographers point of view is great, lots of nice light everywhere! Lots of tea being passed around too, always nice! When the guys arrived I had a quick catch up with them and a few photos before getting in position for the ceremony which was outdoors, again, a lovely setting with beautiful soft light! The ceremony was beautiful with some lovely readings, full of emotion! You could see the happiness on their faces the whole way through. Afterwards they had their drinks reception and and family photos, Houchins did a grande job of looking after everyone with drinks and canopies. We took a short walk around the grounds too for some portraits of the two of them together before heading in for the wedding breakfast. Great speeches with plenty of laughs followed before they all enjoyed some lovely food! Later we as the light was lovely out we talk a short stroll to the filed next door for a few more shots, beautiful colours! I stayed till just after first dance, as I left the party as really getting underway with everyone hitting the dance floor!
All in all a wonderfull day, thanks to Laura and Jason for having me as their photographer and their guests too for being so welcoming and easy to work with! If you are planning a wedding in Essex I would highly recommend Houchins Farm, a great venue with a great team behind it.
“woweeee! They are amazing! thank you sooo much Matt!! – Laura and Jason”
On with some pics, feel free to leave a comment!