Essex Wedding Photographer | Barry Paffey Photography

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

Hi, I’m Barry a Wedding Photographer based in Billericay, near Chelmsford and I photograph weddings across Essex and the whole of south east England. I welcome the opportunity of photographing your wedding whether it be close to home, or further afield in London and the surrounding counties.

Please read below for more information about my wedding photography style, approach to your wedding day, the lengths I go to and whether I might be the right wedding photographer for you.

A few Google Reviews

Could not be happier...
Barry photographed our wedding at Stockbrook Manor in February and we could not be happier. He was professional, very reasonably priced and provided an excellent service staying long after the first dance to ensure that we had plenty of pictures on the dance floor. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Leanne' wedding review
Leanne
Very Professional!
Barry photographed our wedding in August this year. Through his Lens he truly captured the essence of the day. As well as his professional demeanour he also encompasses those gentle qualities needed for those particularly camera shy....
Donna's wedding review
Donna
Friendly and easy to work with...
I used Barry for my wedding last year and was really pleased with all my pictures, they look amazing. Barry was friendly and easy to work with. He was well organised and got some great images. I would highly recommend Barry....
Sarah
Definitely Recommend....
Barry photographed our Wedding in September 2016 and the photographs we received were perfect and just what we had discussed. Barry was well organised, friendly and managed to get everyone together for the photos we requested.
Billie

My experience, approach and wedding photography style

Since becoming a photographer I have photographed more than four hundred weddings at numerous venues throughout Essex and the UK. My wedding photography approach is relaxed, unobtrusive and friendly. Most people say they hate having their photo taken, but 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 wedding day and create a story of everything that happens. With that in mind I normally photograph a mixture of natural un-posed photos (reportage/documentary style), traditional and if the opportunity arises some creative or contemporary photographs. You may choose as much or as little of the style that suits you. From relaxed wedding photography in the Essex countryside to natural wedding photography in the heart of London you can find plenty of inspiration on my wedding photography blog.

parklands wedding photo
Parklands Quendon Hall

The wedding of Kelly and Harry photographed on the 24th September 2017

Recently on my Wedding Photography Blog

blake hall ongar wedding
Blake Hall Essex

The wedding of Kelly and Adam photographed on the 13th July 2017

Ivy Hill Hotel Margaretting Wedding
Ivy Hill Hotel Essex

The wedding of Diane and Barry photographed on the 11th July 2017

Creeksea Place Essex

The wedding of Tracey and Paul photographed on the 17th June 2017

2017 weddings
2017 Weddings

An image from every wedding I photographed in 2017

same sex wedding
Warley Park Golf Club

The wedding of Danielle and Becky photographed on the 7th June 2017

What to expect from your wedding photographer

I have photographed at numerous Essex wedding venues and many in the surrounding counties. No matter what wedding venue you choose I like to capture the unique spirit of your wedding day. As can be seen by the pictures on this website I pay great attention to detail when it comes to capturing individual wedding images. Starting with the bridal preparations in the morning and all the little things that you have spent so much time and money on such as the flowers, the jewellery, the makeup, and hair, through to the wedding ceremony, formal groups, speeches, wedding cake and first dance. I photograph classic wedding portraits, friend & family groups and candid shots of your guests enjoying your wedding day. As a professional wedding photographer, I am acutely aware of the care that must be taken not to overwhelm my couples with too many instructions and lots of time away from their guests – I will get great wedding photographs in a relatively short period, leaving time for you to enjoy your wedding day with family and friends.

Please take the time to visit my weddings portfolio page for examples of my work.

For more information and to check on my availability please call me on 01277 655169 or use the contact button below to send a message.

A Complete Wedding

Want to see a complete wedding shot by me with no edits? Here’s one I photographed recently and represents the kind of style and wedding photography you can expect when you hire me to photography your wedding day. I put this video together using all the still photographs taken on the day, just as a fun exorcize to see how they would look.

Finding the right wedding photographer for you

No matter what part of the country you come from there are a bewildering number of wedding photographers to choose from. Cheap wedding photographers are easy to find, but they come with a risk of being unreliable, unprofessional and with no insurance or backup procedure. So how do you go about choosing the right wedding photographer for you? Is it their style you go for, price, quality of work or experience? Well of course it is all of those things, but the most important thing is that you have some kind of rapport with them. As a experienced wedding and portrait photographer I know how things can easily get out of hand and become very stressful if not managed in a calm and methodical manner.  Your wedding day 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 where you will see that the overwhelming theme is one of calm assuredness; something that I am very proud of.

What happens next….

To avoid disappointment can I please ask you to contact me to check on my availability for your proposed wedding date. Good wedding photographers often get booked up years in advance. Therefore, it is vitally important to find someone as soon as you have a date in mind. 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. I will normally reply to emails within 24 hours. If I am available for your wedding date then it is best to arrange a mutually convenient meeting. This can be at your home or mine where you can view sample wedding albums and discuss your wedding day plans in detail.

Wedding Venues in Essex

Over the years I have photographed at most wedding venues in Essex, here’s a link from The Wedding Secret to many of those venues.