Wedding Photojournalist Essex

Holly & Joe 28th June 2014 Safron Waldon
23rd July 2014 - 0 comments
Fantastic wedding at the end of June. The weather tried to play havock but come the end of the day the ground was dry. This was a really special wedding with a one off reception being held at a private farm. Lots of fun and a lovely couple.

The day started with bride preps:







Then onto St Mary's Church in Saffron Waldon (shame about the church policy of no photos or video at any stage throughout the ceremony not even from the back and not even if the bride and groom want them! make sure you check before booking your ceremony here).



















We then headed to the barn and marquee for the reception.

























Finally once the ground had dried out we had some evening portrait photos:



















Paul Hubbard Photojournalist wish Holly and Joe all the best for the future.
Sarah & Greg 14th June 2014 Holy Trinity Church, Nazing Golf Club
01st July 2014 - 0 comments
Fantastic wedding at Nazing Golf Club. To view on our facebook page please click the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.879473262081062.1073741869.211451265549935&type=1











Natalie & Nick, Blake Hall, 28th May 2014.
20th June 2014 - 0 comments
We were asked to photograph (photojournalist style) and film the wedding of Natalie & Nick at the wonderful venue of Blake Hall. Blake Hall is a stunning wedding venue located in Essex with private gardens the beautifully restored 17th century barn. Blake Hall is set within 60 acres of formal gardens and woodland making it the perfect setting for their special day.

We began the day by capturing the build up to the ceremony and pre wedding photographs.





Then onto the ceremony itself. The barn offers excellent lighting for our natural light photography techniques.











After the ceremony we captured formal portrait photographs and of course plenty of photojournalist style natural images.















Then onto the speeches followed by further natural photojournalist style images outside in the lovely grounds.











Then onto the first dance and evening party.









A wonderful wedding with a fantastic couple, good luck for the future guys.

Paul Hubbard.
Cliffs Pavilion wedding fair 6th April 2014
02nd April 2014 - 0 comments
We will be exhibiting all our wedding services at the Cliffs Pavilion this Sunday. Come along and take a look at our albums and videos. Special offers will be available for bookings at the fair.

https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=F920CBF8-1976-45C8-AC0A-6B48B7C59B6C

Paul Hubbard
Braxted Park, 22nd March 2014, Jodie & Lee.
26th March 2014 - 0 comments
NOTE: All images have gone through our unique photojournalist editing to produce a vintage film look.

The wedding of Jodie & Lee at Braxted Park,



Braxted Park is a beautiful Queen Anne house set in its own historic and unique parkland setting in the heart of Essex. Being a premium wedding venue Braxted Park has a total of 8 guest rooms plus a stunning bridal suite comprising its own kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and sitting room. The venue has a lovely long driveway and excellent walled garden area making this venue a dream for photographers. Everywhere you look there is great photo opportunities. We started the day with a few bridal prep and scene setting photographs.











It was soon time to meet the grooms-men and despite the odd shower we had fun capturing a selection of formal portraits and group photographs.









Then it was back to see the bride for a few portraits and group shots.









Then onto the ceremony. The ceremony is held at Braxted Park with views across the gardens. A lovely setting for the formal ceremony. Photographing in our photojournalist style we are always trying to capture emotion in the image. The groom waiting for the bride has captured this perfectly.





We then headed back down to the main steps for a large group photograph. The resident toast master was excellent in helping to arrange this and with assisting with the group photographs. This really did help keep on track in terms of times.















The speeches were amazing with lots of emotion, fun and humour along the way.













The evening kicked off with the throwing of the bouquet followed by the first dance and then onto the main band. The first dance was covered by Silversparks dj.











Good luck for the future Jodie & Lee.
Channels Wedding Fair
04th March 2014 - 0 comments
We have been recommended by Chennels for many years and have great pleasure in announcing our return to their upcoming wedding fair taking place this Sunday. Be sure to come along and view our products, we will be exhibiting both our wedding photography and videography services at the show.

Paul Hubbard
London Olympia Wedding Show
18th February 2014 - 0 comments
We will be exhibiting at the London Olympia Wedding Show this weekend starting on Friday. All our usual offers will be available at the show.

http://london.nationalweddingshow.co.uk/exhibitors/paul-hubbard-photographic
The Fennes 31st January 2014, Fay & Chris.
13th February 2014 - 0 comments
Wedding photography & vidoegraphy at The Fennes, Essex.

The Fennes is located in Bocking, Essex only a few miles from our base. Being one of our local wedding venues we have had the pleasure of capturing many weddings there over the years. On the 31st January 2014 we had the pleasure of capturing the wedding of Fay and Chris using both our wedding photojournalist style photography and our video documentary wedding videography services. The couple benefited from our standard combined discount and piece of mind knowing both their photographer and videographer were working together as a team on their special day. The photographs below have been edited using our photojournalist style vintage film look giving a timeless quality with fine film grain.

We began the day by setting the scene capturing the details of the venue, the grooms-men and of course the bride and bridesmaids.

















Then onto the ceremony. The ceremony room at The Fennes is located in one of the silk lined pavilions adjoining the Georgian Manor House. This is a fantastic room with excellent natural light through its large windows. Panoramic views across the landscaped gardens and the fields beyond really enhance the setting a gives a real feel of being secluded and away from it all. The Fennes is situated in 100 acres of tranquil Essex countryside and really is superb at giving an exclusive and private feel.





Following the ceremony we were onto the drinks reception. There was a fantastic solo singer artist set up in one of the front rooms lifting the atmosphere to a fun celebration. We captured a few group photographs and some rather fun grooms-men lifting the bride photographs followed by a small selection of portrait images. Unfortunately we didn't manage to make it outside to the bridge for photos due to the immense amount of rain over the last few months. This made for very soggy ground, not the sort of thing the bride would be wanting to drag the wedding dress through. It was January after all.





The evening started with the first dance and lots of fun was had by all. Even our videographer Tony got in on the act receiving many kisses from the guests. This was courtesy of the resident dj PG Discos. PG Discos is really a fantastic dj and always enhances the atmosphere. This is of course great for producing photographs and video footage.













Thank you Fay & Chris for asking us to capture your special day, good luck for the future.

Suppliers featured in this report:

Abigail's Collection. Bridal & Grooms wear
Kelly Jenner, Make up
Kate Burcombe, Florist
Jane McDonnell. Chair Covers
Hayley Steadman, Bridesmaid Dresses
Wedding cake. (Auntie) Lynn Lattimore.

Paul Hubbard
Down Hall Wedding Photography & Videography 19th January 2014.
10th February 2014 - 0 comments
Down Hall Wedding Photography & Videography by Paul Hubbard Photojournalist & Paul Hubbard Video.

The 19th January 2014 we had the pleasure of capturing the wedding of Carla & Richard. We began the day at 12 midday capturing the bridal preps in Black Notley. The sun was shining and for January 10 degrees Celsius was on the mild side. The wedding would proceed to St Mary's Church in Church End Great Dunmow in Essex and then go onto the fabulous venue of Down Hall located on the Essex Hertfordshire border. The atmosphere at the bride preps was full of fun and excitement with lots happening and time flying by. Here are a few images of this busy part of the day:









We arrived at the wonderful St Mary's Church in Church End, Great Dunmow around 1pm to capture the guest arrivals, groom photographs and of course to be ready for the arrival of the bride. The bueatiful brides dress came from bellissima weddings 22 Market Square, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5XA:











Following the ceremony it was off to Down Hall but first there was the confetti photographs and a few with the bride and groom in the car.













Down Hall is located in Hatfield Heath, Essex, and dates back to 1322. With 110 acres of surrounding parkland Down Hall is a fantastic venue to hold your wedding reception. With its abundance of natural daylight, luxury interiors and ornate ceilings the venue becomes the perfect backdrop for your wedding reception and of course your wedding photographs. Down Hall has 99 bedrooms available for your guests and family and with large reception rooms available this venue really is a fantastic choice for your reception party.











The evening started with the singing waiters then a fantastic fireworks display, then onto the first dance. The singing waiters were fantastic and really create a fun and vibrant atmosphere. The fireworks were an added surprise with none of the guests or bride and groom being aware this was going to take place. The fireworks were courtesy of one of the guests. The wedding cake was probably the most stunning cake we have ever seen and was actually made by the brides father Neil Wilby, wedding cakes made to design. If you are looking to have a wonderful wedding cake contact Neil on 01376 618944. A stunningly beautiful piece of art. The amazing lighting for the evening dancing was by Love Light Entertainment:



















All together this was an amazing wedding for an equally amazing couple, it was a true pleasure to capture these images and the video footage. Good luck to you both Carla & Richard.

Paul Hubbard.


Prested Hall, Essex, Aileen & Oliver 11th Jan 2014.
06th February 2014 - 0 comments
Prested Hall Wedding Photography & Videography


This was another fantastic wedding held at the Holy Family & All Saints church in Witham, Essex and then onto the wonderful wedding venue of Prested Hall based in Feering in Essex. Paul Hubbard Photojournalist and Paul Hubbard Video captured the wedding day.

The day begun with the traditional bride preparation photography and videography. This is always a great way to begin the coverage of a wedding day, the excitement and anticipation of the day ahead can be captured by both professions. As always this is a fun part of the day.







Next off the the Church. The Holy Family & All Saints Church in Witham Essex would be the ceremony venue. This is a wonderful church with lots of opportunities for both wedding photography and videography.







The sun was shining and at 9 degrees Celsius on the 11th January the opportunities for outside photographs looked good. This also meant the sunlight could be used creatively in the photographs. The bride entrance into the church, the bride portrait opportunity and the sunset at the lake at Prested Hall all made for fantastic photography opportunities.



















Then finally onto the evening festivities and what a spectacular start to the evening. A very fast paced first danced followed by a show of amazing Irish Dancing. A truly wonderful wedding day full of atmosphere and fun. Good luck for the future Aileen & Oliver.








International recognition with the WPJA
30th January 2014 - 0 comments
Below is a copy of the press release from the Wedding Photojournalist Association.


Paul Hubbard Earns Acceptance into the WPJA

Paul Hubbard has been accepted into the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), an International, membership-based organization representing professional photographers skilled in the documentation of weddings and events in a candid, unobtrusive style. As a WPJA member, Paul Hubbard joins the ranks of some of the most talented wedding photojournalists in the world as judged by their technical, creative and visual aptitude.

Paul Hubbard will be held to strict membership standards regarding image quality and content, technical and creative technique, website and marketing professionalism, business ethics and communication. In turn, Paul gains prestigious affiliation with one of the industry’s top professional organizations. Paul can further gain admittance into quarterly competitions, where his work will be judged by some of the world’s most respected and accomplished award-winning photojournalists.

“I’m both honoured and elated to earn membership acceptance into the Wedding Photojournalist Association,” states Paul, owner of Paul Hubbard Photojournalist “To have my work alongside the WPJA’s esteemed collection of professional wedding photojournalists is a huge accomplishment.)”

Paul offers wedding coverage to clients throughout Essex, London the UK plus select destination wedding coverage on a case-by-case basis. Quote from one of Paul's clients “You were fantastic on the day, and in the initial meetings. We are so pleased with the Album thank you for capturing our special day so well. We will definitely recommend you to anyone that asks & we would love for you to do our family portraits in the future. Thank you once again. Mr & Mrs Stockford”.

To learn more about Paul Hubbard, view his portfolio, request a price list or schedule a meeting, visit www.paulhubbardphotojournalist.com or email info@paulhubbardphotojournalist.com.

Wedding Photojournalist Association WPJA
Paul Hubbard Photojournalist website launch
22nd January 2014 - 0 comments
Today we have launched our new wedding photojournalist website offering clients the best of our photography services. Please take a look through the website.
Digital images v film images
21st January 2014 - 0 comments
Why we use film style images for our wedding photojournalist photography

The atmosphere you get from an old fashioned film image is superb when compared to the modern digital crisp images from a modern day camera. This is why we spend lots of time on our photojournalist style wedding images using special editing techniques to convert our digital images to mimic the vintage / film look of days gone by.

In today's world cameras are superb at capturing and producing digital images that are so perfect and crisp they somehow lack atmosphere. Not to say modern digital photographs are not worth having. Quite the opposite, at Paul Hubbard Photographic we offer contemporary/traditional wedding photography and it is the look of a crisp digital image that works best for this style of wedding photography. If you are looking for that magazine style portrait image then our contemporary/traditional wedding photography website is where to look.

However for a wedding photojournalist the crisp digital image is just too crisp and perfect. When creating a photojournalist style image I am wanting to use natural light, prime lenses and create an image full of atmosphere. We achieve this look by using film simulation software and techniques during the editing process to tweak the contrast, colours and to add very fine film grain. This produces the perfect result mimicking wedding photography film from years gone by such as Kodak Portra, Ilford Delta, Fujifilm and others. The final result is a timeless vintage style photograph. The photographs below have all been processed with our film simulation software editing techniques.








Prime Lens v Zoom Lens
21st January 2014 - 0 comments
Advantages of Prime Lenses Over Zoom Lenses


The main difference between a prime lens and a zoom lens is that a prime lens has a fixed focal length while a zoom lens can change focal length.

The zoom lens is perfect for use under certain circumstances such as sports events where the distance between the photographer and subject may need to change very quickly. There are however some drawbacks to zoom lenses. Firstly they are often larger and heavier than prime lenses. This becomes a problem for the wedding photojournalist that is trying to stay unnoticed to capture a natural photograph. For a bride and groom having a large DSLR with a large zoom lens and flash gun pointed at them is not only noticeable but can be rather intimidating for the couple and their guests. A Zoom lens is designed with flexibility as the main feature. The downside is image quality is compromised. A zoom lens will only have one focal length throughout its zoom range that is by far its best in terms of sharpness and image quality. At all other focal lengths the zoom lens is having to compromise image quality and sharpness, for the advantage of being able to zoom. Is it more difficult to use prime lenses at a wedding? Yes because your photographer will need to anticipate the next photograph to ensure the correct lens is fitted to the camera. However the results are much better in terms of image quality and sharpness.

A zoom lens is not usually as fast as a prime lens. When I say fast I mean they don't usually have such high aperture settings (the opening where light that exposes an image passes through in the camera) making them less capable in low light situations and will be less creative for shallow depth of field photographs. Again this is a real drawback for the wedding photojournalist who is not wanting to use a flash gun and may need to blur foreground and/or background subjects for artistic purposes when creating an image.

A prime lens is designed to give perfect image quality and sharpness from the centre of the image right across to the edges of the image at all times. Because the focal length is fixed there is no compromise in image quality. Prime lenses are smaller and lighter than zoom lenses making them perfect for the wedding photojournalist to remain in the background unnoticed and not intimidating. A good quality prime lens can operate at significantly lower light levels than a zoom lens effectively removing the need for the use of flash. The photographs below were all taken using prime lenses without flash.








Natural light wedding photography
21st January 2014 - 0 comments
Natural light wedding photography

This article describes the advantages of not using flash when photographing weddings in a photojournalist style. For contemporary and traditional wedding photography a flash gun can be an important part of the photographers kit. We offer contemporary/traditional wedding photography at Paul Hubbard Photographic.

Natural light wedding photography is perfect for the photojournalist approach. There are many key advantages when capturing photographs without the use of flash. For example:

less noticeable when taking a photograph
The photograph can be captured without changing the scene or facial expressions of the people being photographed
Helps the photographer to become invisible
More atmosphere is captured in the photograph especially dance floor photos
More realistic representation of the actual scene
Higher contrast in the photograph

The first three points all add to the opportunities of a wedding photojournalist. To be less noticeable, become invisible and to not effect the scene you enter when taking a photograph are all great advantages to a wedding photojournalist. Firstly I can capture the natural expressions of my bride and groom and guests. Then after capturing my first image I will have the continued opportunities of capturing a second image or a third image without having an impact on the scene. Had I used flash on the first photograph the people in the scene would have changed their expressions making the second and third photograph unnatural. The second and third photograph would therefore not be considered a photojournalist style photograph. To photograph a wedding in this way you must use suitable equipment such as prime lenses and small cameras.

The last three bullet points are in reference to image quality. When capturing natural light images you are effectively reproducing the scene as natural as possible. You can also benefit from darker shadows helping to produce a more contrasty and atmospheric image.

For more information on this style of wedding photography please visit Paul Hubbard Photojournalist.

The photographs below are all taken using natural light without the use of flash.







In each of these photographs the use of flash would have been unnecessary and very intrusive especially the photograph during the ceremony. All these photographs were captured without the people in the scene being aware in a truly photojournalist way.