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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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Recent blog posts

National Award Winning Wedding Photographer Gary Derbridge

National Award Winning Wedding Photographer Gary Derbridge It was with great pride, that I won the Master Photographers Association "Wedding Photographer of the Month" for March. It's a National competition with entries from all over the UK. Those of you that are regular visitors to my page will know I got a highly commended a while back, but to win is something else. I'm chuffed to bits! The judge, Ray Lowe (Chairman of the Masters [...]

  • Apton Hall Wedding Venue Rochford Essex

Apton Hall Wedding Venue Rochford Essex

Apton Hall Wedding Venue Rochford Essex On Monday I visited the brand new Essex wedding venue, Apton Hall in Rochford Essex. I was contacted that morning by the staff at the venue and asked if I could help with a few promotional shots. The venue is still currently a work in progress, so I had to shoot around the diggers, bulldozers, mud piles and workmen in luminous jackets. I enjoy getting a little creative, and [...]

Autumn Wedding at The Lawn Rochford – Caitlin and Dan

Autumn Wedding at The Lawn Rochford The next wedding to feature on my blog is the marriage of Caitlin and Dan, who tied the knot at The Lawn in Rochford, Essex. It was a gorgeous autumnal day and the gardens looked perfect for the photographs. Below you can find out a little bit more information about their day, as well as view some images that I captured. Please do not forget to leave a comment [...]

  • Wedding photos at Leez Priory

Wedding photos at Leez Priory – Sally and Jamie

Wedding photos at Leez Priory The next wedding to feature on my blog is the marriage of Sally and Jamie. They tied the knot at Leez Priory Wedding Venue in Chelmsford, a stunning 16th Century Mansion. Both the house and the grounds of the venue have photo opportunities around every corner, making any wedding there a joy to capture. Sally and Jamie were so laid back, and great fun to work with! We captured so [...]

  • Gaynes Park Essex Wedding Photography

Gaynes Park Essex Wedding Photography – Sandy and Josh

Gaynes Park Essex Wedding Photography The next wedding to feature on my blog is the marriage of Sandy and Josh. They tied the knot at the stunning venue, Gaynes Park, in Epping. It was a gorgeous September day, starting my coverage at Sandy and Josh's house in Billericay. I arrived early to capture some preparation photos of the hair and makeup, before making the journey to Epping. I love starting the day with these images [...]

  • The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer

The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer – Katherine and David

The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer The next wedding to feature on my blog is the marriage of Katherine and David. They tied the knot at The Great House in Sonning. The venue was near to Reading, so I left Essex nice and early to allow for plenty of time just in case I hit any traffic. The journey went very smoothly and I arrived early allowing me time to go and grab a coffee [...]

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

“We couldn’t of wished for a better photographer for our most perfect day! Gary is so organised, professional and made us and all of our guests feel completely at ease, most of the time we forgot he was there! He’s brilliant with the kids as well which is a huge plus! We are absolutely amazed by the high standard and beautiful pictures he has provided us with. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, there’s no competition! Choose Gary, he will NOT disappoint you! Thank you Gary so much! ”

Claire and Dean – 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

“We are so amazed at Laura and Scott’s wedding photos, I didn’t stop crying when I first saw them, but how do you choose which ones to have printed. Thank you Gary, you were such a great person to have around during the day, you put us all at ease and it shows in the beautiful pictures.”

Diane Marsh, Mother of the Bride

“We used Gary for our wedding photographer and wow what can I say !!
He was an absolute pleasure, he made us feel so comfortable and you wouldn’t even no he was snapping away! I gave him a HUGE list of all the photos I wanted and he managed to get every single one!! We wasn’t hanging about for ages having photos he was boom boom !
All my guests commented on how professional he was and how good he was !
I would highly recommend Gary, thank you so much Gary for making our wedding photos so stunning and creating such beautiful albums ! Pictures we can treasure forever.”

Chloe and Duncan, Southminster, 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 [email protected] 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