About

Wedding Photographer Barry Paffey

Hi I’m Barry, a wedding photographer living and working from home in Billericay, Essex. I have been interested in photography and all its forms for longer than I care to say. About ten years ago I set myself a goal to turn my interest in photography and in particular, wedding photography into a full time career. For about seven years now it has been my only form of income and I haven’t looked back. Having now photographed more than four hundred weddings across Essex and the surrounding counties I consider myself to be very an experienced wedding photographer. I am a qualified member of MPA (Master Photographers Association) and I also have a Licentiate qualification with of the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) and the SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers). 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. You can see for yourself the kind of wedding photography I do from the images on this website. If you like what you see and want to know more then please do arrange to come and see me.

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!

Below is a slideshow of my favourite images from just one wedding. If your are viewing this at work you may want to turn the sound down on your computer. Also, you can find lots more examples of my work by going to my wedding photography blog.

Barry Paffey

Want to know more, please use the contact button to send me a message.

Award Winning Images

I often enter competitions to see how I’m doing compared to other wedding photographers around the country and to find out what the experts think of my wedding photography. Being a member MPA (Master Photographers Association) means I can enter three images each month into their monthly wedding critique. This year I have been lucky enough to have five of my images awarded highly commended, please see below.

As you can see from the image, this was taken at Crabbs Barn, in Kelvedon, Essex. The judge particularly liked the expressions on the couples faces and the placing of Sarah’s fingers on Tim’s face. It’s not always that easy to convey to my couples what I am after, but I try to put them at ease and I think it really worked with this image.

crabbs barn essex

This is a simple but beautiful picture of Kelly and Adam whose wedding I photographed at Blake Hall, Ongar back in July 2017. I took another shot of them actually sitting on the straw bail, which was a lot of fun to do.

blahe hall ongar wedding photo

This is Carly in her beautiful wedding dress photographed at Hedingham Castle in October of 2017. Hedingham Castle is a stunning wedding location albeit a touch challenging due to the interior being quite poorly lit for historical reasons. Nevertheless, I still love the place for its history and fantastic backdrops.

hedingham castle wedding photo

I seem to have a thing about beautiful brides and their wedding dresses. This is Kelly photographed at Parklands, Quendon Hall back in September of 2017. The judge mentioned that if I had adjusted the mirror just slightly so that we could see Kelly’s face the image would have won the competition, but when you’re fighting against time, as I was that day, it’s quite easy to miss simple things like that. However, you can rest assured I wont be making that mistake again!

parklands quendon hall wedding photo

This is a relatively simple image of Bronwyn, but I love the symmetry of this photo. It’s lit with off camera flash which is something I’m using more and more in my wedding photography. This was photographed at the beautiful Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk back in June of this year. It was my first wedding at this prestigious wedding venue and I love it, I really hope I get to go back there soon!

hintlesham hall wedding photo

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 Essex or for that matter anywhere in the south east 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.