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Boreham House bridal shoot

Boreham House bridal shoot

Here’s a single image from yesterdays Boreham  House bridal shoot. The shoot was organised by TeamGlam, a group of hair stylists and make up artists.

It portrays a heart details shot on the mantle piece in the foyer. Soon we will be editing the images of the models in their bridal outfits. In the meantime please enjoy this picture.

Boreham House bridal shoot

Please do get in touch if you are getting married at Boreham House (or any other wedding venue) on 01245421224 or via my Contact  Page

The members of TeamGlam working on this bridal shoot were, Lynette Chasmer, Francince Spurr, Tara Cox, Carla Muscutt and Mario Mauro.

Please visit the TeamGlam website to see the services they offer and arrange an appointment.

I ( Gavin Woollard Photography ) am available for weddings and portraits all over Essex as well as the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

Lone Tree on Rannoch Moor

Lone Tree on Rannoch Moor

Lone tree on Rannoch Moor. In August 2000 when driving up the West Coast of Scotland in a hired motor home, I spotted this lone tree growing precariously out of a rock. Sat in the back of my motor home was my 7 month old daughter Niamh. She had enjoyed the journey, spending her time as

7 month old do, by covering her head with a cloth, probably the ubiquitous muslin square that becomes essential to new parents, then pulling it back again. She was smiling at my reaction to her watching her in the rear view mirror.

I pulled up at the side of the road and wandered over to the rock. Something made me want to mark that time in my life. I knew one day I would revisit when she was older and be able to bring back those memories.

My usual way would have been to photograph the tree and rock but somehow this time I decided to go back to the motor home and take a knife.

I carved my daughters initials into the tree. N.E.W Niamh Ellen Woollard.

Fast forward to October 2015.

Heading back to a holiday just north of Fort William, and once again Niamh is sitting in the back of my car. No hiding under cloths at  the age of fifteen but now lost in the sounds coming out of of her headphones.
Once again this amazing tree caught my eye. To be honest my memories told me that it was further north, but once again I was compelled to stop. This time I took my camera rather than a knife.

In those 15 years was my carving still there? Would it be legible? Was the branch even still attached to this lone tree on Rannoch Moor?

Take a look at the pictures below


Lone tree on Rannoch Moor
The years had been kind to my carvings. Still beautifully legible and they had aged perfectly. The flaky skin of the silver birch provided amazing textures to surround my daughters initials.
I may never carve initials in a tree again, but doing so provided me with a reason to go back and who knows, one day, a reason for Niamh to go there and show a future generation?

vanessa Hunter - November 22, 2015 - 6:50 pm

I found this very moving Gavin. Brought a tear to my eye. Marking the passage of time in such a unique way.

Gavin - November 23, 2015 - 8:48 am

Thanks Vanessa. I found it moving to go back there x

Mulberry House Wedding photographer – Gareth & Rachel

Mulberry House Wedding photographer

Mulberry House wedding photographer.

Gareth and Rachel could not have chosen a lovelier day for their wedding at Mulberry House. A simply perfect sunny day.

This beautiful country house is situated just outside Chipping Ongar on the A414. I love this little venue. The staff are friendly, the grounds relaxed and the food excellent. Rachel prepared for her church wedding in Chelmsford by getting ready at Mulberry House with her bridesmaids.

Once they were ready it was off to Saint Mary With St. Leonard Church in Broomfield near Chelmsford. After a lovely service and a few pictures in the grounds of the church we drove to Mulberry House for the reception. I milled among the guests and captured some candid pictures.

Gareth had hired a cool van, so we took some pictures of him and his best man and ushers. My favourite thing about Mulberry House is the lovely lush green grounds. We used as many locations around the venue as possible in the time they had before the meal. Gareth and Rachel were not worried about pictures beyond the start of the meal. I’m always happy to tailor-make a service to suit peoples needs.

I left soon after taking some portraits of the two of them in the Mulberry Suite.

There is an album from Mulberry House in my studio as for you to view. If you are going to the venue they also have one of my wedding albums.

If you  are getting married at Mulberry House or another wedding venue in Essex please give me a call on 01245421224 . Alternatively, drop me message from my contact page HERE . I am, of course, happy to travel outside of Essex for weddings. My passport is up to date and my jabs are done already…

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Please give me a call or drop me a message if you are getting married. Studio number is 01245421224.