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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.

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bride and groom coming down the isle in a church
bride and groom standing in front of a VW camper van used as a wedding car
country wedding photo featuring bride and groom and a wheat field

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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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 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.

My experience, approach and wedding photography style

With thousands of photographers to choose from finding the right one for you and your wedding 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 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.  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 check out my blog.

Your Wedding day

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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 also 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 your family and friends.

I'd love to hear from you!

Wedding Photography ~ Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have insurance?

Yes, Public Liability and Personal Indemnity.

What happens if you are unwell on our wedding day?

Because of my association with the SWPP, MPA & BIPP between us we can find a photographer of equal ability to cover your wedding should I not be well on your wedding day.

Do you have backup equipment?

Yes, I use three professional camera bodies and up to six lenses and flashguns etc.

What happens if the weather is bad on our wedding day?

I always carry studio lighting equipment should we need to photograph inside the wedding venue. That way it is still possible to get nice wedding photos no matter what the weather conditions.

Do you require food?

Unlike some wedding photographers I do not insist on being fed, but if you are happy to supply me with a meal it will be gratefully accepted.

What are your hours?

I normally start about two hours before the wedding and stay up to and including the first dance, a little later if the party really gets going. This is normally around eight to ten hours coverage. However, if things run over that will not be a problem, I completely understand how this can happen at a wedding.

How many photos will I get?

If you hire me for the full day you will get a minimum of five hundred photos, but there is no limit. However, I much prefer quality over quantity.

How soon will we get our photos?

Depending on the time of year normally about two weeks after your wedding day. This can stretch out to three weeks in high summer.

Do you have a backup procedure?

Yes, all the images are backed up on numerous hard drives and also on cloud storage.

Are the photographs retouched?

Basic retouching of key images is included within the price quoted. This includes things like removing skin blemishes, replacing closed eyes with open where possible, artistic finishing, etc. However, more complex retouching or digital manipulation is available to the client as an optional extra.

Can we copy and print the photographs?

Yes, you will have full rights to copy and print the photographs as you wish. The only thing you cannot do is give them to another photograph to use as their own, or sell them to a publication without my permission. That normally only applies to celebrity weddings.

Do you have any photography qualifications?

Yes, I am qualified to Licentiate level with the three biggest photography bodies in the UK, the SWPP, BIPP and MPA.

What is your wedding photography style?

I would describe myself as a Traditional Wedding Photographer with a Contemporary feel. I can also photograph Documentary or Reportage  style if that is what you would prefer.

Will you be smartly dressed on my wedding day?

I sometimes wear a suit, but more recently more like smart casual as I sometimes have to get on the floor or stand in muddy patches to get great shots. You wouldn’t believe how many suits I have ruined over the years.