Wedding Photography

You will treasure for a lifetime.

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 feel relaxed on your wedding day. No problem, between us we can get some superb wedding photographs with little or no disruption to your wedding day, allowing you to have fun with your guests whilst I capture the spirit and emotion of the day in photographs you will treasure for a lifetime.

You only have one chance to get your wedding photography 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.

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My experience, approach and wedding photography style

There are what seems like thousands of wedding photographers to choose from, so it must be difficult finding the right one for your wedding day. Since becoming a photographer, I’ve had the privilege of photographing more than four hundred and fifty weddings at numerous venues throughout Essex and the UK. No matter what happens I stay relaxed, unobtrusive and friendly at all times. Most people say they hate having their photo taken so I pride myself in putting people at ease no matter what the situation.

I believe wedding photographers should capture the atmosphere and emotion of your day, creating a story of everything that happens. I go out of my way to capture all the natural, un-posed moments along with stylish portraits and family group shots.  We’ll spend time discussing your preferred style ahead of the big day so you know exactly what to expect. From sunset shots in the countryside to city scape backgrounds in the heart of London, you can find plenty of inspiration on my  blog.

Some Recent Google Reviews

Me and my now husband, Daniel had our wedding on Saturday 22nd February 2020. Barry was amazing, he was so calm when everything was hectic, which made us calm, especially on our special day!. He made us all laugh and feel comfortable during the photos, which was lovely. Barry took less than a week to provide us with our photos from our big day, we thought this was so so good as we couldn’t wait to see them. It was worth the wait, because the photos are absolutely stunning. Me and my husband are in love with them, and we want to say a huge thank you to Barry for making our day so perfect. Thank you Barry!, Love Mr and Mrs da Silva

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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


My now-wife and I 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!

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Your Wedding Day

No matter what the venue 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 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 – capturing everything from shoes, buttonholes, table plans and wedding favours etc.   

For examples of my work, please visit my wedding portfolio page.

Award Winning Photographer

I’m acutely aware of the care that must be taken not to overwhelm couples with photography and lots of time away from their guests. As a result, I get great wedding photographs in a relatively short period, leaving you time to enjoy your wedding day with family and friends.

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Wedding Photographers in Essex

There are a bewildering number of wedding photographers in Essex to choose from, so how do you go about choosing the right one for you? Do you go for their style, price, quality or experience? Well of course, it is all of those things. As an experienced wedding and portrait photographer I know how stressful things can get on your wedding day if not managed in a calm and methodical way. Your wedding is not a photo shoot, it is meant to be a wonderful experience and something to remember. Please take the time to read my wedding testimonials. You will see that, the overwhelming theme is one of calm assuredness; something that I am very proud of.

What happens next….

Please get in touch to check on my availability for your proposed wedding date. As wedding photographers we often get booked up years in advance so it’s really important to find someone as soon as you have a wedding date.

Please feel free to call me on 01277 655169 or Mob: 07825 789185. I am happy to answer the phone between 9am and 9pm seven days a week and will normally reply to emails within 24 hours. If I am available, then we’ll arrange a consultation (this can be at your home or mine) where we can discuss your wedding day plans in detail and view sample wedding albums.

Wedding Venue Inspiration

I have photographed at most wedding venues in Essex. If you would like inspiration for your wedding, here’s a link from The Wedding Secret to many of those venues.