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Wedding Photography & Video

All you have to do is relax, enjoy your wedding day and let me take care of recording it for posterity.

Reviews & Testimonials

Folly Farm - Somerset

From beginning to end Barry was both professional and methodical, he just....

didn't miss a shot. Most of the time we didn't even know he was there making us feel relaxed and at ease so we really could enjoy the day with our family and friends. Barry went above and beyond our expectations, producing some lovely wedding photos we will treasure for a lifetime and look forward to showing our grandchildren in years to come. We would highly recommend Barry!

Joe & Ellie
five stars

Hedingham Castle - Essex

We honestly can't thank you enough for the amazing job you have done for us....

My album is amazing along with all our photos you took. This was one of the most important things to us and you have done us so proud. I honestly can't thank you enough. You not only have been amazing through the whole process but on the wedding day you were outstanding too. You were so professional and just got on with the job, it shows in your work how much you love what you do. Thank you so much.

Victoria & Luke
five stars

Stock Brook Manor

We would just like to take this opportunity again to say thank you....

from Chris and I for doing such a wonderful job - we couldn't be happier with our wedding photos and it really does mean so much to us so thank you very very much. Can't wait to see the album!

Karina & Chris
five stars

The Barns at Lodge Farm

Outstanding photographer from start to finish!!....

While researching for a wedding photographer we had our reservations because we are the kind of couple that is usually very awkward around a camera but while looking through Barry’s gallery there was something different about the way he captured the smallest of moods and moments that we really liked. Barry was very approachable and had lots of ideas for our big day. We are in love with our pictures, Thank you so much Barry

Natasha & Josh
five stars

Little Channels - Essex

We hired Barry for our wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier....

with our choice of photographer. From the start, Barry’s focus was on making us feel comfortable in front of the lens and ensuring all of our expectations for the day were as clear as possible. On the day he was polite and professional, and his crowd control was great (not to be underestimated when you need to pull people away from the bar to get in the frame before everyone else gets bored!). The photos were of outstanding quality and not a moment missed. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Barry’s services!

Maria & Alex
five stars

Prested Hall - Essex

We just want to thank you for everything you have done for us....

From the minute we first started talking we new we wanted you to be part of our special day. You made us feel comfortable and at ease straight away. We just received our wedding album and words cannot explain how amazing it is. Thank you so much for everything you did for us, before the wedding you answered all my questions quickly and made us feel relaxed and confident, on the day of the wedding you were amazing and everybody commented on how professional you was, we cannot thank you enough and will be recommending you to everyone!!

Taybe & Jason
five stars
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Somerset Wedding Photographer ~ Barry Paffey

Welcome to my website and thank you for your interest in me becoming your wedding photographer.

So, I get it, you hate having your picture taken and you just want some great shots with the minimal amount of fuss so that you can enjoy and have fun on your wedding day. No problem, between us we can get some truly superb wedding photographs with little or no disruption. Allowing you to have fun with your guests whilst I capture the spirit and emotion of the occasion in photographs you will treasure for a lifetime. There's only have one chance to get your wedding photography or video right, so it’s important you choose the photographer most suited to you and your needs. I like to be as unobtrusive as possible whilst taking a mixture of natural yet stylish wedding photographs. Please read below for more information about my style, approach, and whether I might be the right photographer for you.

My experience, approach and wedding photography style

With thousands of photographers to choose from finding the right one for you day can be difficult. I’ve had the privilege of photographing more than four hundred weddings at numerous venues throughout the UK. I've seen just about everything imaginable at a wedding, so you can rest assured no matter what happens I stay calm, in control and friendly at all times.

I believe wedding photographers should capture the atmosphere and emotion of the wedding day, creating a story in pictures. I go out of my way to record all the natural, un-posed moments along with stylish portraits and family groups as required.  We’ll spend time discussing your preferred style ahead of the big day so you know exactly what to expect. For more inspiration and examples of my work please visit my blog.

I'd love to hear from you!

Your Wedding day

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As previously mentioned, my aim is to capture the unique spirit of your wedding day. Starting with the bride and groom preparation, through to the wedding ceremony, formal groups, speeches, wedding cake cutting and first dance. I also pay great attention to detail, making sure that all the little things you have spent so much time and money on don’t go unnoticed. Photographing everything from those expensive Jimmy Choo wedding shoes, wedding and bridesmaids dresses, flowers, table plans and wedding favours etc.

I’m acutely aware of the care that must be taken not to overwhelm couples with photography by taking them away from their guests for too long. Experience has taught me how to get great wedding photographs in a relatively short period, leaving you time to enjoy your wedding day and have fun with all your family and friends.