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NATURAL & ELEGANT
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

ESSEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER.
CAPTURING YOUR LOVE STORIES IN ESSEX, LONDON AND BEYOND

 

I'm a wedding photographer and filmmaker based in Essex and I specialise in easy going, natural and elegant wedding photography and cinematic wedding films which reflect the uniqueness, joy and love of your wedding day. I tell authentic tales of love, through memorable and eye-catching images and films for you to cherish forever. I'm all about ensuring you are relaxed in front of the camera - so you can be yourselves on the biggest day of your lives. I cover weddings in Essex and London and I'm also happy to travel further to document your wedding. Check out my portfolio and see what the experience with me is all about.

The Lawn Essex Wedding Photographer

Capturing moments not photos

FOR ALL THE LOVERS

HELLO THERE...
 

and welcome

Glad you dropped by! I'm the one over there who hates having his photo taken. I know, right? But get me behind the camera and I'm flying! 

 

I hope you'll enjoy taking a look at my portfolio and how I shoot weddings. Being a wedding photographer in Essex and London is just the best job in the world, and I really, truly do love to meet new people and hear all about their wedding plans. I will give you a completely personlised experience, I don't just turn up on the day. I invest significant time into my clients, getting to know them, working to understand the important elements of their big day and crafting a set of images or a film which truly captures who they are and their love for each other.

I'm told by my clients that I'm relaxing, and approachable and that they find it easy to relax in front of me and the camera  - which I'll take! 

I look forward to connecting with you both and having a chat to show you how I will create wedding photographs and film that you'll love.

John Payton Photography_Essex Wedding Photographer
 
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MY PROMISE TO YOU
 

Choosing me as your photographer or filmmaker means you get a professional photographer but also a source of advice. I don't just book you in and see you a year later for your wedding! I always invest time into growing a relationship with a couple and will keep in touch throughout your journey to your wedding day. We will carefully plan the details of the day in our advance consultation and through pre-wedding photo shoots we will get to know each other and make the wedding day photos a more natural, fun and familiar experience.

 

I will be transparent with pricing and keep the admin simple and straight forward. As a photographer, I'm friendly and easy going and my photographic style is to keep it documentary, unobtrusive and real. Where I do carefully style images in a wedding portrait session, I will help you feel at ease, unforced and completely in the moment with each other. 

After the wedding, I will craft beautifully edited final images and film and present them to you  in gorgeous digital galleries and also have options for bespoke print collections, framed prints and stunning photographic albums.

CLIENT REVIEWS FOR JOHN PAYTON PHOTOGRAPHY
 

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"From start to finish John was brilliantly creative about his suggestions for our video and photos, and captured the spirit and style of our wedding perfectly. He put us all at ease, guiding us through what to expect and how to avoid the camera nerves. The end result was a beautiful package of film and photos that made us all cry (and laugh). We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend John for your special day."
 

KIRSTY & DAN

ESSEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO
 

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ROMANTIC

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
 

Essex wedding videographer

WEDDING FILMS
 

CINEMATIC

Essex Engagement Session Photographer

GORGEOUS

ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS
 

Apton Hall Essex Wedding Photographer

WHY CHOOSE ME AS YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?



I've been honoured to have been chosen to cover many weddings all over Essex and London and the UK. I particularly love being a wedding photographer in Essex as the settings of the many varied venues make for beautiful images and I was born and raised in Essex myself.  I only take on a select number of weddings each year so that you can be assured of the best, personal experience from your wedding photo and video coverage. I present your images in beautiful personalised albums, print collection heirloom boxes and on gorgeous online galleries to share with all your guests.

A common question is what's my style? Ninety percent of my photography and filmmaking is documentary style, with ten percent editorial for a bit of an extra flourish! This means I fit in with the structure of your wedding day, primarily documenting the details and key events without interfering. The only styling of images and film comes in some of the couple portraits or group shots - but I still ensure they appear natural and unforced. The key for me is to make sure you're relaxed around the camera, that your focus is on the wedding and not the photographer or videographer. My images from your wedding will be a reflection of the fun moments, the intimate moments, the uniqueness of your day, the love and laughter. My editing style is to present images that reflect the warmth, brightness and colour of your wedding. I work with my clients to carefully understand their day, and deliver a collection of images which they can cherish forever which capture the emotion and excitement of the moment and just how great they felt at the time. A wedding day is like no other! It's always full of drama, emotion, fun and laughter. Little touches and big moments equally. That's why you'll find me everywhere at a wedding - making sure that your whole story is told. I capture the details, and convey the feelings of your love for each other through your friends and family and the intimate moments between the two of you.

Essex Wedding Photographer
We were completely blown away by John. Our wedding photos are truly beautiful.
The care and attention to detail in John’s work reflects in his pictures. We couldn’t be happier!
LEAH & CHARLIE
Engagement Photography - Essex & London wedding photographer John Payton

is to recognise yourself in another
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