Wedding Photographer Barry Paffey
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.