Morning of the wedding, Hylands House photographed through the autumn leaves
The Wedding Ceremony room, with historic ceiling
Brides Dress hanging in the window
The wedding rings, in the hands of the Best Man
The groom and his son, the Best man, standing at the front of Hylands House
The Groom, Before the Ceremony
The grand Ceremony Room at Hylands House, during the Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom just after ceremony – lovely room, bu t I knew it would be full of guests for the rest of the day, so I made sure to get them in there right away!
This is a huge tall mirror in the back lounge, with a rather elegant sofa in front of it. Being a mirror, I actually had to hide myself just behind the Rod so I’m not in my shot! Lit with a remote light on a stand for a more dramatic look.
The day was a bit damp, so I started with photos keeping Maria & Rod under cover! Remote light here, hidden from view behind a pillar.
Maria & Rod walking, doorway behind. Walking photos are one of the most casual ‘poses’
A walking shot against the impressive frontage at Hylands House
I always carry an umbrella as part of the kit in my boot! I think an umbrella is a great prop for wedding photos!
A staircase, a wedding dress, and chequerboard tiling, is just asking for an overhead photo!
Asking Rod to give Maria a kiss here is a nice way of creating fun expressions. I like the composition of this photo, the gilt edges of the banisters out of focus across the top
Impressive details are everywhere at Hylands House. Usually you’ll find gold like these banisters are actually gold leaf, not paint!
Another impressive room, and one that really photographs well! The Banqueting Suite, full of rich colours
Everyone was impressed by the table centrepieces – orchids encased in ice! They actually got clearer and clearer as the outer surface gently melted and by the end of the meal the clarity was very striking!
Evening photo in front of the house, using a remote light, to create interesting lighting from one side. Enhanced further by the DJ’s purple lighting in side!
Lavenham Photographic, Wedding Photography at Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex
Ben Brown: Ben Brown is a wedding photographer based on the Essex-Suffolk border. With over 14 years in the industry (and some 500+ weddings to his name) he brings a wealth of knowledge and a relaxed style of photography, along with the skills and experience to help the wedding day run smoothly, capturing all the casual, arranged, formal and informal photographs required by the client, along with the stand-out photos you'll treasure forever.