A little more about me..

Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Gary Derbridge and I am a Southend based Professional Commercial, Portrait and Wedding photographer in Essex. I have been lucky enough to become an international multi award-winning photographer, quite a mouthful, but it is something I am very proud of. Words that people often use to describe me when leaving testimonials are professional, modern, relaxed and creative. I think these are all vital aspects of any professional wedding photographer. In my opinion, the most important thing when choosing a wedding photographer is finding someone that you can relax with, and can make you feel relaxed. This will ensure for the best possible photos on the day itself. Therefore I encourage meeting me in my Southend office before the wedding, so you can find out if I am the right photographer for you! I have a range of sample albums we can go through, and discuss your wedding day in further detail. I am sure you will have loads of questions for me, and I will be happy to go through them all!

I became a professional photographer back in 2007, and since then I have built a reputation as a quality assured professional Portrait, Commercial and Wedding Photographer in Essex. Although covering all age ranges, I seem to be particularly popular with younger couples that are looking for a fun forward thinking photographer to make their wedding day or event even more special. I cover weddings and events nationwide and abroad which, as you can imagine, is a fantastic part of the job. I have photographed in some beautiful countries, including Spain, Italy and France. So where ever your wedding is taking place, please do give me a call as it is almost certainly in an area that I can cover.

If you are looking for a fun, modern Wedding photographer in Essex and the surrounding areas, then please contact me now! I will be happy to discuss your day, and we can work together to make it even more special with memories that will last a lifetime. 

I look forward to hearing all about your special day very soon!

Wedding Photographer in Essex

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The Lawn wedding venue – Maria and Steve

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What do my clients say?

“Gary has been fabulous from start to finish. The engagement shoot was amazing and photos were produces quickly. We got our wedding photos back promptly too and they are so beautiful! We cannot stop looking at them and are so excited to get them printed. We would recommend Gary to everybody, he is at the top of his game. 100 out of 10”

Catt and Andy – Shoeburyness, Essex

“What can i say? Prices were very competitive and Gary was so professional. He took the time to learn our parents and family members names for the photo’s, helped with the actual wedding by getting button holes etc, and was very professional whilst doing the photo’s meaning people weren’t waiting forever for them to be taken. And finally the photo’s are amazing, in some they actually make me look good and thats no easy task! We were so pleased with the whole service and if we had paid triple the amount, it would still have been cheap, well worth the money!”

Kayleigh and Mark – Ashford, Kent

“We would like to thank Gary for the fabulous Photo Shoot he did for our Wedding , He done us proud , an absolute master at editing out any imperfections in the photos like people standing in the background , he was able to remove , a piece of confetti that was in a photo , removed , absolutely remarkable a true genius , we are so pleased with the photos , the photo album is the best quality I have ever seen , certainly way above my expectations , everything Gary has done was with quality and Professionalism , Great communication , nothing was a problem, treated you as if you was the most important person , a True Gent 🙂 Highly Recommend , you wont be disappointed
We also had the PhotoBooth Every body loved it , and have some great photos and video messages from it.”

Kerstin and Ricky – Southend, Essex

“I couldn’t of wished for a better photographer! I am literally so pleased we chose you! Photography is such an important part of a wedding and the fact you have captured the most beautiful memories of us with our families really is something special. Your work is incredible and you really are a credit to the photography industry.

You were so easy going and so passionate about your pictures. We can not thank you enough for your incredible work and can not wait to see the rest of the photographs!”

Zoe and John – Chelmsford, Essex

My wedding photography style.

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I approach every Essex wedding with the same relaxed and informal style, capturing timeless images which will not date in time!

The engagement shoot is also a great help to understand the style of wedding photography that you really like! Once we complete the shoot, you can make me aware of the images and poses that you simply loved and wish to recreate on your wedding day.

My main aim on the wedding day is for us to have a lot of fun. We create images that you will be able to cherish for the rest of your lives together. I also remember that it’s a wedding day and not a photo shoot – something that a lot of photographers forget!

I avoid cheesy edits and “posing around trees”… a little bit 1980’s for my liking. Take a scroll around my website and take a look at my portfolio of work. This will give you a real sense of the type of wedding photography that I love to capture. There is also a “featured venues” page, head over there and see if I have any shots from your wedding venue!

If you have seen enough of my work, and you wish to get in touch then please do! We can arrange a consultation in my office in Southend Essex to discuss your wedding day and your requirements from your wedding photographer! I can be contacted on either gary@gdphotographer.co.uk or via phone 07852 457661.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and finding out all about your wedding day plans!

Wedding photographer in Essex