October 17, 2018
Sammy Jo Foundation

The Sammy Jo Brandon Foundation

Raising Money for Children with Cancer UK, with The Sammy Jo Brandon Foundation…   Saying YES, to helping The Sammy Jo Brandon Foundation with their photography was the quickest yes I have ever given. Having lost my dear uncle aka (my best friend), a young cousin and other family members to cancer, Sammy Jo’s journey & the foundation itself has already in a short period of time come close to my heart. My wife and I had been following Sammy Jo’s journey online via the Foundations facebook page and had felt deep emotion and sadness at the news of her sad passing. The Sammy Jo Brandon Foundation, have huge plans for future events and everyone at Chic Media, are extremely proud […]
August 16, 2018

Old Rectory Wedding Venue

Old Rectory Wedding Venue Old Rectory Wedding Venue played hosts to the magical wedding of the new Mr & Mrs Thomas. Blessed with sunshine and temperatures you would normally find in Barbados, we got to work. Michelle & Sean booked our very popular “Duo of Golds” collection, So Alex & Hayleigh started the filming.  I along with Ben set up for photography. This collection really does cover everything, as soon we had our Drone overhead. Love, Laughter and Fun are my first thoughts when I think back to the day. From getting ready to couple portraits around the grounds of this stunning Essex Wedding Venue, smiles did not leave anyone. The evidence is for all to see within the couples highlights wedding video, […]
August 6, 2018
Essex Wedding Photography

Family Portrait Photography – Five top tips…

How to prepare for your Family Portrait Photography Session by Hayleigh Yerlett…. Preparing for your Family Portrait Photography Session can sometimes be a little bit daunting. Here are five top tips for your Family Portrait Photography… 1. Will the children behave for the photographer? Never worry about the children, remember we meet and greet many families during our portrait sessions, so we will have the necessary tricks up our sleeve to entertain your children during, before and after the session. We are here to make the experience enjoyable for you and your children, so let us take the lead while you sit back and enjoy the moment. 2. What shall I take with me? Most studios will provide a wide […]
March 5, 2018
Wedding T-Shirts

Wedding T-Shirts, Hen, Stag & Custom clothing by Graphitees…

Here at Chic Wedding & Photography, we are always on the lookout for new and innovative products and services to share with our clients. Here’s our latest Guest blog courtesy of Graphitees Custom Tees on her story on Wedding T-Shirts, Hen, Stag & Custome clothing… Wedding T-Shirts, Hen, Stag & Custom Clothing by Kate of Graphitees Custom Tees.. Graphitees Custom Tees was born a few years ago. My passion has always been art and textiles, and after the birth of my twins 6 years ago I vowed my next job would be something that scratched my creative itch. With a husband who works abroad a lot, flexibility was important, so starting my own business made sense.  So I started designing and hand-drawing […]
February 26, 2018
Roslin Beach Hotel

Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend

Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend played host to Linda & Robin’s wedding day on this winters day. Christmas really did come early for this special couple, blessed with a wonderful day on the Essex coast. Linda’s brief was direct and on point, a Christmas wedding without looking like a Christmas party. Nothing too staged or serious, bride Linda invented her very own style of wedding photography.  “Happy Snappy”. Eye for detail is a skill Linda has in abundance, this is clear for all to see in their wedding photos. In all my time as a wedding photographer, I have never covered a day like this. first photos to the last I smiled and laughed throughout. My face […]
February 16, 2018
Lawns, Rochford, Essex Wedding photos

The Lawn, Rochford …

The Lawn, Rochford, Essex … The Lawn, Rochford in Essex played host to the Wedding of Amy & Jamie Meek. Winds strongly blustered through Essex, which left me rather windswept upon my arrival at The Lawns, Rochford. Hurricane weather conditions could still not spoil the beauty of this excellent Essex venue. Introductions to the bridal party and venue, then it was off to work. Amy & Jamie had chosen our “Duo of Golds” package so the lovely Emily started the filming while I set up for photography. Two photographers came with this package and some miles away, 2nd shooter Ben was starting his day with the groomsmen. Laughter is the first word that comes to mind when I think back to […]
February 12, 2018
Essex Wedding Photography

Tudor Barn, Buckinghamshire …

Tudor Barn, Buckinghamshire. Anthony & Jannette was married at Tudor Barn, Buckinghamshire. The History of the venue is particularly worth a mention for its incredible design and architecture. Historically a stable dating back to the 1500s, now with a modern twist making it such a wonderful wedding venue. As a fuss-free couple, they wanted photographs to reflect their happiness as a family, and to include all the people dearest to them. Anthony and his Bestman started the day started with some informal shots before the ceremony within the Barn. During the ceremony, we captured some beautiful photos. Anthony and Jannette were bathed in natural light which captured the couple perfectly. Following the ceremony, we were able to make full use of the incredible grounds. […]
February 5, 2018
Essex Wedding Photography

Pre-Bridal Wedding Photography

Pre-Bridal Wedding Photography Often, I am asked about the importance of pre-bridal wedding photography. Common questions, such as; Do I really need it? I’m shy, can we skip it? Photos without my makeup on, are you mad? Here’s my response to each question and as to why I think your Pre-Bridal wedding photography is such an important part of your special day. DO I REALLY NEED IT? Well, do you, YES YOU DO… Your Pre-bridal wedding activities are a huge part of your day, so why leave them out. Romantic novel’s, always start from the very beginning and continue to the fairy tale ending. Why should your wedding day be any different? Nothing is staged, everything is 100% natural, the only […]
February 1, 2018
Wedding Decorations, Venue Decor & Accessories

Wedding Decorations, Venue Decor & Accessories by Magical Touch…

Here at Chic Wedding & Photography, we are always on the lookout for new and innovative products and services to share with our clients. Here’s our latest Guest blog courtesy of Robyn at Magical Touch Venue Services on her views on Wedding Decorations, Venue Decor & Accessories… Wedding Decorations, Venue Decor & Accessories by Robyn at Magical Touch… Magical Touch was born January 2017. Whilst dog walking in the park with my husband and baby, I had the idea to start my own business. It was something Matt, my husband and I had spoken about for years, but we felt this was our time to go for it. So along came our business – Magical Touch focuses purely on Wedding Decorations, […]
October 28, 2017
Essex Wedding Photography

Orsett Hall Wedding Photography

Orsett Hall Wedding Photography Orsett Hall beautiful estate played host to Michaela and Billy as they were married on a sunny day in late August. The Wedding Photography and Wedding film began early at Michaela’s parents’ house. A lovely home where the bride and her party were obviously comfortable, which came through in many wonderful natural photos. We were able to take full advantage of the great light here and throughout the day, to capture the Wedding photos in the reportage style the bride and groom had requested in their brief. We went on to meet with Billy and his best man for some more informal shots before the ceremony, which took place in the stunning galleried chapel.   Orsett Halls […]
October 11, 2017
Essex Wedding Photography

Ye Old Plough House

Ye Old Plough House   Ye Old Plough House in Balphan, Essex was host to the Wedding of Amanda and Grant Day. Our brief was to include all of their friends and family and to let the fun of the day show through in lots of lighthearted and natural wedding photos. To that end, we had a pre-wedding shoot at the fairytale-esque Belhus Woods where I was able to get a real feel for Amanda and Grant and their little daughter Gracie as a family. The love between them made for a very enjoyable photography shoot and, as always, gave us a great footing for the big day itself. Particularly for Amanda who was a modest bride to begin but […]
August 18, 2017
Wedding Caterers Essex

Wedding Caterers…

You’re planning your big day. No detail is being left to chance, and it is very important that you choose the right Wedding Caterers to ensure this element of your day is stress-free and a great success. Once you’ve booked your wedding venue and the next step should be to consider your catering needs. A consideration when booking your venue is whether you want them to provide your caterer, or whether you want to use one of your own choosing. Whether the venue is providing the service, or you are using your own caterer, it is vital that you work closely with them on every detail. There are a few things you need to know, to make sure your day […]
August 11, 2017
Essex Wedding Photographer

Wedding Cakes …

Wedding Cakes, from Cake Creations of Upminster…. Choosing a Wedding Cake that is right for you will guarantee sweet success on your wedding day. Everyone wants to make their wedding to be the perfect day and choosing the correct cake is part of that process. Couples, along with their Baker should start planning once all the staples, such as colour theme, dress and style are all in place. Bakers are in high demand and you look to be booking their time at least  6-12 months in advance, allowing enough time for the planning and designing. This ensures your wedding cake is truly perfect and on time for your wedding day. Traditionally, fruit cakes, plain and iced were very popular but now […]
June 23, 2017
Essex Wedding Photographer

Welcome to the new Chic Photography & Video website…

  Welcome to the new Chic Photography & Video website! Here we will be bringing you all the latest up to date information on the trends in the wedding industry, sharing some of our favourite images and ideas. We’ll also be hosting guests blogs from some of the best people we have worked with including Wedding Planners, Dress Designers, Hairdressers and Make-Up artists. In addition to our gallery, we’ll also be sharing the best of our work. In the meantime, thank you for visiting our new website and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards Andy & The Team.