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See below for more examples of my wedding photography and to read about my approach, style and dedication to creating great photographs you will cherish for a lifetime.

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For more details and to check on my availability please use the contact button below to drop me a line


Essex Wedding Photographer | Barry Paffey 

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

Hi, I’m Barry a Wedding Photographer from Billericay, near Chelmsford and I photograph weddings across Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and the surrounding counties. I welcome the opportunity of photographing your wedding day and working to capture pictures you will cherish for a lifetime.

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

For more information about my wedding photography prices please see my Pricing page.

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, with if possible, a touch of style and when 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.

Award Winning Wedding Photography

Here’s a small selection of my wedding images that have been awarded highly commended in the monthly MPA (Master Photographers Association) wedding photography category or other such similar competitions.   

What to expect on your wedding day

I have photographed at numerous Essex wedding venues and many more 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.

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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 photo film together using all the still photographs taken on the day, it’s just as a fun exorcize to see how they would look. Turn the sound up and enjoy!

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.

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