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Candid Wedding Photographer

Jude Photography

Hi there. My name is Gary and I am a candid wedding photographer based in Essex. I also cover weddings all over the UK & destination weddings.

Specializing in unposed, natural candid wedding photography I look for the real moments of a wedding day. You should look back at your wedding and remember the real moments and not what the wedding photographer directed. This is my passion and I love it.

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I Look For Real Moments On Your Wedding Day

Jude Photography

Looking for real moments on your wedding day, you will not see me posing anyone. It really is not my style and I would not enjoy this job if it wasn’t for being a candid wedding photographer.

Paying close attention to everything that is unfolding around me, I am discreet and unobtrusive. Your guests will often think I am another guest which is great for me. This gives me the chance to capture those candid moments whilst going unnoticed.

Intimate Moments That Make You Feel Like You Was There

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Most of the day, I like to keep close to the action. To me, nothing quite tops a photo that makes you feel like you were there. Not just that, it also helps me to hear and feel what is happening. Standing 30ft away with a zoom lens, you can capture lovely photos but I would not be able to judge when something is about to happen.

Due to my natural and laid back approach all of your guests will be happy with my presence. Like I said earlier, they will hopefully see me as another guest and not just a wedding photographer who takes candid photos. Due to this, a lot of my photos are often captured following me chatting to a group of people. It is so important for you and your guests to feel comfortable and I can assure you this will be the case with me.

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Let Your Story Unfold With No Directing

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Your wedding day should be all about you and only you (I’ve just listened to the song ‘Only You’ by Yazoo, hence the inspiration). Fun, love and laughter should be what describes your day and I will always make sure this is the case.

Apart from a quick round up of formal shots (I always recommend you have some with your parents and grandparents etc), the rest of the day should have zero direction from myself. I am there to tell your story. Candid photos will explain another persons story. They will show the real love you have for your parents, wedding party and of course all of your friends.

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I honestly love being a candid wedding photographer. The feeling of walking away from an emotional moment that I get to capture is very special. It is an extra obsession knowing that I might see things that others may have missed. The thought that I can then show you a moment you did not even realize happened, is the reason why I keep moving.

So, to sign this off. Just be yourself on your wedding day. It is the most important day of your life and it comes and goes so quickly. You want to make every second count with your loved ones. Keep laughing, keep hugging and of course keep smiling!


Documentary & Creative Wedding Photography by Gary Jude

Gardeners Cottage, Belhus Park, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 4QE


Candid wedding photographer by Jude photography. I am an Essex documentary wedding photographer that covers the UK and destination weddings. I specialise in creative, natural, documentary wedding photography. Photojournalism wedding photography that focuses on the people, emotions, laughter and love. The real moments of a wedding day.