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Essex Documentary Wedding Photography

Jude Photography

Well hello there! My name is Gary and I am a Wedding photographer based in the UK. I specialize in candid, creative documentary wedding photography in and around Essex as well as destination weddings.
I look for fun and emotion on a wedding day and document it with no directing so I can capture the raw, natural moments.
Nothing posed or scripted. Just you, your family and friends enjoying the best day of your life. Surely, that is what weddings are all about?
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Just Be You

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I approach every wedding in an unobtrusive way and a lot of the time you won’t even realise I am there because of this. My main aim is for you, your family and friends to feel like they have a friend documenting the day. This, to me, is so important.

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A Typical Essex Stereotype

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I have been shooting documentary wedding photography in Essex as well as other areas of the UK for just over 2 years now. Growing up in Stanford le Hope Essex, this county has a big place in my heart.

Often getting bad press for the wrong reasons (let’s be honest, what place doesn’t these days) people seem to stereotype the Essex folk. For example, white Ford Escorts and tan-tastic girls (or guys) is what you see published on the internet. I did own a white Ford Escort once but the less said about that the better, so let’s move on swiftly to the main purpose of this write up!

We are often blinded by the media stereotype and forgot how beautiful Essex is. I myself, started to believe the stereotypes until I became an Essex documentary wedding photographer.

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Enjoy the ride

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I now have the honour of seeing more of Essex each week during the busy wedding season. Essex weddings cater for so many tastes and not just the stereotypical perceived ideas. Barn weddings, rustic weddings, alternative weddings and traditional weddings can be found in Essex.
It really is down to the taste of the Bride & Groom but believe me, you have plenty to pick from. Each venue in Essex will create its own unique look so get out there and explore them.
Being married myself, I know how fun the venue searching is (and at times, stressful) but that’s the whole point in wedding planning. Enjoy the ride with every emotion it creates.

Jump Into The Fire!

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I love a good dance floor! I will be with you until the party ends! Documentary wedding photography does not end at the first dance in my opinion, especially in Essex (‘oh shut up’!). If I want to show you a full story that is captured in a candid, reportage way, then I have to be here for the dancing.

This is when you can now let your hair down, take your heels off, slip into your white personalised converse and party with your loved ones. I want to be there, as your witness and show you what you might not remember! You will see me hopping in and out of that packed floor looking for natural, fun moments so please do not be alarmed.

These moments drive me on and I can not help but get involved due to this. I feel I owe it to all of my clients to be the last man standing so they have someone sober to document all the fun of the dance floor.

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Documentary & Creative Wedding Photography by Gary Jude

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


Essex documentary wedding photography 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.