H N Photography.Uk
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We love photography. Capturing raw emotions, true love and once in a lifetime moments. Every wedding is as unique as you are.
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
We are Helen & Noel, a married couple living in Braintree. We met online in 2002, back in the days of freeserve chat rooms and good old dial-up. We spent a couple of months talking online and then Noel travelled from Macclesfield down to Essex to meet face to face for my birthday weekend in The November. We hit it off straight away and quickly realised our shared passion for photography. I travelled to Macclesfield to spend Christmas with Noel, it was so hard leaving on Boxing Day, but I had to be back at work the next day in Braintree. Noel travelled to Essex again for New Year and made the move to Braintree in January. He proposed on Valentine’s Day and a year to the day when he first visited we got married. It was a wonderful day, filled with fantastic memories. We still look at our wedding photos and reminisce. Over the years we developed our skills mostly with wildlife and the occasional wedding or celebration for friends and family and realised we loved it ! There is nothing like the buzz of sharing and capturing the love on a wedding day. In 2016 we took the plunge, setting up H N Photography.Uk and photographed our first paid wedding. We have never looked back. Our wedding day was wonderful, but after several years of photography we have come to realise, if we could do it again, we would change a lot of things. We are not just photographers and turn our hand to many things on a wedding day, whether helping with ties or cravats, pinning on buttonholes or running minor emergency repairs to attire and accessories. We only met our photographer once before the day and although he did a great job we did not feel we knew him and were not completely at ease when being photographed. We have found that having several meetings with our couples, they are much more relaxed on the day and feel they can approach us for anything. Many of our couples have told us it is more like having friends at their wedding, not just being a hired photographer.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Noel or Helen
If you'd like to check our availability for your day, please contact us here. We would love to hear all about your wedding plans!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Andy and Emma
Married in August 2018
They was amazing from start to finish. Fantastic service and went above and beyond on our day. More than just photographers. I really couldn’t recommend them any higher t...
Siobhan & Alan Lloyd
Married in September 2017
Helen & Noel were very professional from start to finish. They are friendly and they are a very kind couple. They listened to what we wanted and never tried to push the...
Charlotte & Jake
Married in September 2018
You worked your socks off
Thank you so much Helen and Noel - you worked your socks off! Noel you are a hero nutter that overwork himself. Many many thanks to you both.. now slow down and grab a c...
Wedding: September 2018
well done to the intrepid photographers
I have just looked through these beautiful photographs and they are fantastic. Well done to the intrepid photographers and thanks for sharing. These pictures reminded us...
Sam & Matt
Married in July 2018
They did not disappoint
We are so happy that we chose H N Photography for our wedding in July. They met with us several times before the wedding, during which we were thoroughly walked through t...
Emily & Scott
Married in June 2018
These guys were absolutely brilliant
These guys were absolutely brilliant for us. They were very professional all throughout the day. You can tell they take their job very seriously and we were so happy with...
Press & Awards
Industry Awards (1)
Gold Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019 Badge of Excellence!
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What is your most memorable wedding?
They are all memorable in their own ways, no one wedding is more special than another
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Friendly, unobtrusive, professional, natural, creative
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our ability to be professional, but still remain friendly and approachable.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do what you can to accommodate your guests, but don't try to please everyone, otherwise you will end up with a wedding day that is nothing like you dreamed of or wanted. Stay true to yourselves and your wish list.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
An initial no obligation meeting to discuss requirements and show what we can provide to create a package individual to the couple. If happy, we then take a deposit to secure the date and sign contracts. A first detail meeting to start getting a basic idea of the format and timings for the day. Then a venue visit with or without the couple to assess lighting and best places for photographs. A final meeting two to four weeks before the wedding to finalise all the timings and collect final payment (if necessary). Attending the rehearsal if a church wedding. In between all this numerous emails between ourselves and the couple, specifically the bride to get dress details without the groom becoming aware of how she will look on the day to keep it a wonderful surprise for him on the day.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Since all couples and weddings are different, photography for each event is different. We do not have a set photo that is a must, we have many general ones we will take, but each wedding is individual and this is reflected in the photographs.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Do not panic ! We carry a large number of umbrellas in a multitude of colours, so as long as people are willing to be outside we can still get some amazing, fun photographs with the added injection of colour from the umbrellas. The venue or church are also usually decorated beautifully, so if indoor photographs are a must, there is still always a good background to utilise. If it is a summer wedding, the chances are it will only be a passing shower and we can always do outdoor photographs a little later if preferred by the wedding party.