Meet Essex Wedding Photographer Barry Paffey
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This is a simple but beautiful picture of Jenny a bride whose wedding I photographed back in August of 2016 at Parklands, Quendon Hal. It is a prime example of my wedding photography style just using natural window light to light the subject in a gentle and flattering manner. I have not asked the bride to give me a smile or pose in an certain way but simply to look out of the window at something in the distance. I am a firm believer that if you ask non models to pose for you it makes them feel uncomfortable and that then come across in the picture you get. I try not to complicate matters and stress people out to get the picture I want.
This is a very different image of Carly and her bridesmaids laughing at one of my jokes, which is funny in itself as my jokes are terrible! If I can, I try to add a bit of humor to my photography, again to try and relax and put my subjects at ease to really capture the moment and get some more natural pictures. Obviously the girl on the right didn’t really like or get my joke, you can’t win them all. The picture was taken at Carly and James wedding at Gaynes Park, Epping last year.people out to get the picture I want.
This is Billie and Tom whose wedding I photographed last year at Friern Manor enjoying sneaky kiss just before joining their guest for the wedding reception. I wanted to get a picture of the couple just walking away from me with the lovely wedding dress and veil flowing behind Billie. Well I got that but with the added bonus of the couple kissing. Pure documentary wedding photographers love this kind of image and rightly so as it’s completely un-posed and natural.
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.