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Relaxed wedding photographer In Essex

Jude Photography

Remember the days at weddings that felt like you was back in school? “Stand straight, hands out of your pockets and say cheese”. We have all witnessed it and let’s be honest, it’s not much fun is it? Your wedding day should be 100% fun and all about you. It is the one day you might only get both sets of families in one room so the last thing you need is a bossy photographer (that is not me at all, promise).

  I am a wedding photographer based in Essex that will turn up to your wedding day completely relaxed. Surely, this is what weddings should be about? Fun, laid back and relaxed which makes everyone a lot more comfortable. This then results in more natural, candid photos which is my jam (I have never used that phrase until now).

Formal Photos

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Of course, you still need some formal group photos. I always recommend this and let me explain why. A few years back I was so against any formal photos. My couples hired me for my relaxed, natural approach (which is great) but we all forgot a very important thing. Parents, grandparents will want the standard, looking at camera, group photo for their mantelpiece. To me, this is a very basic photo but a very important photo still. Let’s label this a ‘safe shot’.

How can we not supply your lovely parents and grandparents that one prized asset? So, I take a quick 20 minute roundup of all the most important formals you require and get them done. I like to approach this in a fun way, whilst having a bit of banter with everyone. People tend to not get bored and actually walk away not hating every second.

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95% Documentary

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The rest of the day is purely documented from what I can see in front of me. No posing, nothing scripted just you and all your loved ones having the best day. Couple time photos is still very important but not in your traditional, cheesy way. Just picture you and your partner, going for a walk and catching up on your day. Natural, unposed photos can then happen. Easy as that. You really don’t need someone telling you how to look at your partner.

After that, we can enjoy the dance floor where I will be with you until the party ends! So many memorable moments happen on that floor so I am staying with you as your witness.


Documentary & Creative Wedding Photography by Gary Jude

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


Relaxed wedding photographer in Essex 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.