We feature the wedding of Ben & Michelle who got married at The Fennes in Bocking, Essex. Their day was captured by Danielle Smith Photography from Essex.
Ben and Michelle married at the Fennes in early April this year. They are one of the most fun and laid back couples I’ve worked with in a while! Their wedding was really relaxed with just 50 guests of just close friends and family.
The weather was unpredictable as always in the Spring months! But it remained pretty dry for most of the time which was perfect. We even managed to capture 5 minutes of sunshine in the afternoon as the sun broke through the clouds! I spent a lot of time capturing those natural shots of the couple and their guests enjoying the day.
My style of working is very relaxed which is why I think we were such a good fit for one another at this wedding. I aim to remain unobtrusive and to capture those natural, documentary styles shots of the day unfolding. I like to capture those moments when people are unaware of me, and when they really let go of their emotions. This for me, is the most important part of capturing a couple’s special day. They will look back on their images and feel the emotions of the day once more.
What I loved most about Ben and Michelle’s day was the fresh spring feel in the air and the spring colours in their outdoor images. Ben and Michelle are particularly into the outdoors and nature too so they loved the spring blooms and the greenery in the images too. The children were also able to run around outside which is always great as we all know children often get bored at weddings!
My advice to Bride and Grooms to-be, is to relax and enjoy the day! The weather cannot be controlled unfortunately so don’t let it get to you if it isn’t how you wanted it. There are amazing photo opportunities whatever the weather and during all seasons!
Quotes from the couple
Michelle Olney – Danielle photographed our wedding at The Fennes recently and we couldn’t be happier with her work, we highly recommend! Danielle is professional, comprehensive in her understanding of photography and very attentive to our needs. It was so lovely to be asked about the style of photos we liked and a full run through of the photos we wanted for our day. We even had an engagement shoot where Danielle helped us relax into being photographed which meant we were not over posed for the wedding day photos. I couldn’t recommend Danielle enough, she is extremely talented and professional.
Ben Olney – We chose Danielle because her photographs are so natural – capturing the moment. She is very professional and she made us feel at ease on our wedding day. She was always quick to respond to our messages and emails before the wedding when we were organising. On our day she was excellent at capturing special moments between ourselves and our guests. We would highly recommend her to anyone.