Engagement Photo Shoot In Essex

Richard Kinsley Photography – Engagement Photo Shoot In Essex

After the worry and stress about whether your partner will say yes or no, you will then be wanting to
shout about it to everyone that you can. To celebrate this amazing occasion and to create lasting
memories for everyone to see, an engagement photo shoot in Essex from Richard Kinsley
Photography could be ideal.
Whether you have only just asked your loved one to spend their life with you or you are looking to
be daring and try to combine asking the question and taking photographs, Richard Kinsley can be
there to provide you with all the help and support that you require. An engagement photo shoot in
Essex will start your lifelong album together as life partners.
Why choose an engagement photo shoot in Essex?
At Richard Kinsley Photography you will be put in touch with an experienced and passionate
photographer that can provide you with tips and advice on how to get the best out of the photo
shoot. This enjoyable and fun session will bring out the excitement and anticipation of your wedding
day and produce memorable photographs to frame, send to family members and start the journey
from engagement through to wedding photos perfectly.
You can discuss these options with Richard Kinsley who can provide you with both engagement
photo shoots, pre-wedding photography and wedding day photography depending on your needs.
To get started and to move closer to beautiful and warming photographs of this special moment in
both of your lives, get in contact with Richard Kinsley today.

The House meadow rustic farm wedding

The House meadow rustic farm wedding

The House meadow

What a wonderful wedding venue. There are grand wedding venues all over the place from stately castles to he little mini venues, this place really does beat them all. Size isn’t everything and sometimes just the simple things in life can be just as exciting as the biggest. The House meadow is just such a stunning wedding venue.

Rustic farm wedding

As soon as you drive into the house meadow, can feel a real sense of a charming rustic farm wedding. The darling buds of May come to mind. That iconic Tv series from the 1980s.This is what The house meadow is all about. Beautiful summer days in the kent countryside. Lazy summer evenings, drinking wine and champagne, eating strawberries and cream, in a nutshell, pure relaxation.

The house meadow is for the faint-hearted, meaning to say this is the sort of wedding that you throw your cares to the wind, Chillout, Relax, and just enjoy the day. No clipboard management here running your wedding like a well-oiled conveyor belt wedding. Like a hotel or a huge venue organizing every little time slot for you, “when to cut your cake”, “when to have your first dance”. This is all about you.

The simple barn with all its nook and crannies and natural ventilation. On a blisteringly hot summer day, the perfect way to have your rustic farm wedding. From a wedding photographer’s point of view, this is just the perfect wedding venue.

The lush Kent countryside and the long sweeping views into the distance make for just the perfect images. A little off-camera flash to create those warm shadows, The natural light of golden hour for those warm earthy tones.  For just that intimate romantic moment the Meadow of buttercups and wildflowers over the beautiful lake with the sun in the background.

Suffice to say the house meadow is fully booked for 2019, almost all of 2020. A testament to its endearing charm of simplicity within a stunning masterpiece.

The House meadow rustic farm wedding

Richard kinsley photography

Richard kinsley photography

Your wedding day is a day that is on one of the highest tiers as being one of the most memorable moments you’ll have in your life to cherish.  A special day like that should go as perfect as possible. Those perfect moments should be captured by a professional photographer. One that has been in the wedding industry working side-by-side with brides and grooms for years; two decades to be exact. Richard Kinsley Photography is prepared to capture your dream wedding with care and professionalism so that the memories can live on for years to come. Richard Kinsley Photography is located in Purfleet, Essex, UK, but travels throughout much of the Essex and Kent areas.

Richard Kinsley Photography offers a wide variety of options to request from so that you can have your photos adjusted to your liking, in order to obtain a custom and only-yours look. Your dream should be perfect when you look back at your pictures. The adjustments are made by trained professionals in order to get the desired look, at no extra costs.

With a five-star rating on Facebook and Google and the most commonly called to in kent and  Essex, Richard Kinsley Photography specializes in wedding photography.


Richard Kinsley Photography Engagement Shoots

One of the greatest features you can get with Richard Kinsley is the engagement photo shoots. He highly recommends and looks forward to the engagement shots as it’s the perfect time to get to know the couple and familiarize them with Richard himself. His forte is making sure everyone is comfortable in front of the camera, to get to know what the couple’s likes and dislikes are, work together and become a team.  Having the comfort and trust that is built will benefit any couple, in hopes to become closer and comfortable with one another for the big day.

He aims to make the atmosphere relaxing and casual, removing any stiff or formal feel that couples are accustomed to. During the engagement photo shoot, couples will have one-on-one time with Richard and have that quality time to acquaint with one another. The couple will get a trusted friend by the time the photo shoot is complete rather than having just another photographer show up and do things just the way they want; on a special day. What’s even better still, the engagement shoot is complimentary. They are free when booking Richard.  When contacting Richard, request the free complimentary engagement photo shoot.


Richard Kinsley Photography Styles

Richard has worked with so many different couples and personalities; he truly understands what it takes to have lasting pictures turn the way the couple envisions. His dry sense of humor and laid-back personality strays away from too serious scenarios. He believes in a laid-back and casual atmosphere because that’s exactly what the picture will portray.  Awkward and serious ambiances will make for awkward photos rather than effortless ones that flow.


Being in the wedding biz, Richard knows romance.  From the poses to the softening of the photos, he embraces the love between the couples.  The event is a romantic one and he specializes in knowing just how to create and portray it.


As for editing, he’s favorites are the classical romantic black and white photos. He captures real moments of the couple, rather than staged poses.  He avoids overly-done, rigid, and unnatural actions that come with being camera shy. He understands that not everyone stands in front of a camera every day and that the pressure of the wedding can intimidate anyone. Richard Kinsley also recognizes that not all couples share intimacy the same as the next couple does. He strategically follows each couple to capture real interaction between the two, raw emotions and the specific love the couple has between each other.


He chooses backgrounds that suit the couple’s energy and as you look through his portfolio, each background goes perfectly with the couple in the front. Whether they’re simple like standing in front of a beautiful reddish brick wall, or the complex detailing of an old cobblestone bridge, he knows what works best for the personalities of the couples as well. Not into the classical look? Why not sit romantically on a motorcycle or vintage car? Want a regal look? Richard knows the ideal castles! Or for the classic greenery landscapes, he knows of plenty of gardens and parks. The message here? Richard accommodates the very best with every couple that works with him.

Much of the style consists of a mixture of both classic and contemporary with crystal clear details; from trimming within the pillars throughout the historic hallways down to the beautiful crystal beading of the wedding dresses. Richard Kinsley Photography will capture colours making each and every picture stand out. Photos can be taken with a fisheye lens to portray a fantasy-type of panoramic look adding a distinguished touch.

Whether you’re camera-shy, our professional team will comfort your needs and walk-through with you to create the perfect pose, making them appear effortless and social-media worthy.

We understand that couples should be proud and excited to have their family and friends look back at their unforgettable events.

Every little moment will be captured with care, from the Bridal prep, the dress, shoes, makeup and all the little things which are never remembered on the Wedding day, up to the speeches, the first dance as a married couple, to the cake cutting, every moment is just as important as the last.

Castle hedingham tudor wedding

Castle hedingham tudor wedding

Wow, what a wedding venue. A Castle Hedingham Tudor wedding. What bride doesn’t ever dream of a romantic wedding in their very own fairytale castle and a themed Tudor wedding to match.

Castle Hedingham situated in North Essex close to the Suffolk border. Built-in the 12th century by a Norman baron. Although much of the original castle has long since disappeared, the keep very much remains. With its four floors rebuilt in the Tudor period, the minstrel’s gallery with its original stone carvings and the Tapestry room where famous Kings and Queens such as Henry V111 and Elizabeth 1 once dined. The banqueting hall with its grand arch Perfect for that atmospheric wedding ceremony. One hundred and sixty acres of beautifully manicured grounds. Castle Hedingham is the epitome of the perfect English castle and as wedding venues go, you just can’t get better.

Dan and Nina. A Castle Hedingham Tudor wedding. From a Photographers’s point of view, Castle Hedingham just can’t get any better. Everywhere is a photo opportunity. The minstrel’s gallery with its natural light looking down into the Grand Banqueting hall. Tudor bridge with its grand arches,   reflections in the lake. The long sweeping driveway. If ever there was a romantic wedding venue then Castle Hedingham has to be it.

Castle Hedingham Tudor wedding

Northcote House wedding Matt & Wayne

Oh my, what a wedding venue! As a wedding photographer, we get to see our fair share of wedding venue’s that we all film at and Northcote house is definitely one of those more exclusive venues.
Northcote house has the appearance of a grand 18th-century neo-Georgian opulent manor house. In fact, it was built in 1931 by the president of the British American tobacco company. A photographer’s dream. Northcote house has it all, the grand double staircase,

Wedding photography backup

Wedding photography backup

As a photographer, I may be shooting three or four weddings per week. That can equate to thousands of images. Lately, wedding clients have been asking me how do I protect all their precious images from getting lost or deleted accidentally. Well here goes. At an average wedding, I may shoot 700 to 1000 images all recorded in RAW file format That is an awful lot of memory space.
Shooting with a Nikon D4 I have the option to record onto a dual card slot system, one a Cf card and the other onto XQD format, one backing up after the other or I could record one in RAW and the other in JPEG but for peace of mind, main and backup. So at least if the Cf card fails I have the same images on the XQD card. In the last three years of using the D4, I have only had one instance of partial card failure, that CF card stopped recording after 115 images, luckily the XQD card saved the day and the guilty CF card was instantly resigned to the bin. Once the wedding is over and I’m back in the office, I will upload the card to lightroom, convert to Digital negatives and then from there export as a catalog to three external hard drives tagged as “backup” and then to another three external hard drives and tagged as “edit file”. With one main drive from which I work from for the editing. Create a desktop folder with the client’s first names and date of the wedding and edit all the completed jpegs into that folder. Now lots of other photographers have there own ideas on how they back up and tag their images, ie, by date or times, etc, my workflow system works for me and I can edit a complete wedding of average 800 images onto a folder of approx 350 to 400 images within a few hours. From there the completed JPEGS folder is again backed up onto two separate hard drives solely for the storage of JPEG files. Once all the backups are completed onto their multiple redundancies drives then and only then will I reformat the CF and XQD cards. From there I will export the complete JPEG folder to my online gallery system.