About Barry

Photographer ~ Barry Paffey

Hi, I’m Barry, a wedding photographer living and working from home in a little village called Middlezoy, in the picturesque county of Somerset. I have been interested in photography and all its forms for longer than I care to say. I started my photography business back in 2008 whilst working as a licensed aircraft engineer at Stansted Airport. My goal then was to turn my interest in photography into a career. Having fulfilled my ambition I have now been a full-time wedding photographer for more than twelve years. In that time I have photographed more than four hundred weddings at numerous locations including some abroad. Therefor, I can safely say I’ve seen just about everything that can happen at a wedding and can tell quite a few stories, good and bad, but those can wait until I retire.

Wedding photographer Barry Paffey

Wedding Photography Qualifications

I am a qualified member of MPA (Master Photographers Association). I also have a Licentiate qualification with of the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) and the SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers) in wedding and portrait photography. In 2014 I won the London and Essex Professional Photography Group Photographer of the Year Award.

To be honest, it really doesn’t matter whether I have any qualifications or not. I like to think that my pictures speak for themselves and it is for you to say if you like them or not. If you haven't come across it already there are lots more examples of my work on my blog.


You have probably noticed that your friends take great pictures of you, that’s because you trust them and that’s how I approach my photography, by being someone that you can trust!

What makes a wedding photographer click….

Being a Wedding Photographer is without doubt one of the best jobs in the world and photographing weddings is a fantastic privilege. Seeing brides, and sometimes grooms, with a tear in their eye after viewing their wedding photos gives me an immense feeling of pride that you just don’t get in most other professions; well not the ones I have been involved with. As for the future I am always looking to improve and find new and innovative ways to create fantastic images. I regularly attend seminars with some of the top trainers in the wedding photography business and I am a firm believer that you are never too old to learn something new or try something different.

Finally, the only real way to see how passionate I am about wedding photography is to meet me. So if you are looking for a wedding photographer in Somerset or for that matter anywhere in the south west please do arrange a consultation, I am not pushy and you will not be forced into something you not entirely happy with; I really am a really friendly guy.

If you have anymore questions that haven’t been answered here please use the form below to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.