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NATURAL & ELEGANT
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN ESSEX & BEYOND
- ESSEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

JOHN PAYTON PHOTOGRAPHY - CAPTURING YOUR LOVE STORY

I'm an Essex wedding photographer and filmmaker specialising in easy going, natural and elegant documentary 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. Check out my portfolio and see what the experience with me is all about.

Wedding Photography

Wedding Films

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Engagement Sessions

HELLO THERE...
 

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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! If you're looking for a photographer to capture your love story, I'm here for you. Let's do this.

 

I hope you'll enjoy taking a look at my portfolio and how I shoot weddings. Being a wedding photographer is just the best job in the world, and I really, truly do love to meet new people and enjoy capturing their love stories. 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.

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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

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MY PROMISE TO YOU
 

Choosing me as your wedding photographer and videographer in Essex 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 initial and wedding schedule consultations where we will also get to know each other and plan to 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 wedding 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.

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WHY CHOOSE ME AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER OR VIDEOGRAPHER?

I've been honoured to have been chosen to cover many weddings all over Essex and London and the UK. I cover venues in South Essex such as Chelmsford, Southend, Rayleigh, Rochford, Brentwood and North Essex in Colchester and Braintree. I also cover weddings in Greater London. 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.

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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. If you're looking for a wedding photographer in Essex, please get in touch with me here.

"I am still struggling to find the words to describe the happiness you have given us.You have captured so much, we're over the moon. You made us feel so comfortable and you truly are one in a million!"
ANNA & ARAN

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TO LOVE...