Wedding Photographer Essex, Cambridge, Suffolk, Herts & UK

A challenging but fulfilling job – Wedding Photography in Essex and the UK, Stéphanie Fairweather – Portrait & Wedding Photographer

When I started photography  a few years ago, I knew I would much prefer photographing people than landscapes but wedding photography was not necessarily an area I initially decided to explore. It seemed like too much pressure, a lot of stress and oh so many hours to spend on the day and  afterwards. I was passionate about photography (always will be) but at the beginning of this new career  I made the choice to stay away from weddings.

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Then one day I decided it was time to give them a try. I remember coming home after my first 14 hour shift mentally and physically drained, ‘you look exhausted!’ the hubster said. ‘Don’t think this is for me!’ I replied. I thought it was fun and intense but so tiring, there was so much equipment to carry, such a short time to get everything done, so many names to remember and all was tightly timed, if on time at all. But the next day I downloaded all my images, the wedding was truly over yet I was looking at some awesome pictures of the day and it felt like reliving it all, I was feeling elated and I simply couldn’t wait to share it with the new Mr & Mrs. And there – I was hooked, I loved wedding photography – for so many reasons.

Never mind the amount of work ahead, I was to produce top work and present it proudly to my newlyweds afterwards. The thrill of covering a wedding is to witness sky high emotions on the day, to capture unrehearsed moments but also to observe interactions between friends & family members. It is such a joyful event, happiness is almost palpable. The reward is to see the couples faces when you hand out their images. It feels amazing – every time.

Wedding Photography is an industry on its own but just like newborn, maternity, family, couples or children portrait photography – it’s all about people – and personalities.

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My advice to anyone looking for a photographer would be that most importantly pick the one you both feel comfortable with and of course you must like the style of images – that’s just personal tastes. It is also key in my opinion, to hire someone who is reliable and organised, an individual with back up equipment – double of everything oh absolutely! (because equipment does go wrong at times, it does, trust me), someone with all the necessary insurance and a plan B (because things don’t always go as planned), lastly someone who is enthusiastic, diplomatic, friendly and professional (because they need to interact with your dearest and be discreet when needed. Someone who also remains calm too in stressful situations is a bonus!

Wedding Photographer Essex, Cambridge, Suffolk, Herts & UK

My assistant Vickie in action

Wedding Photographer Essex, Cambridge, Suffolk, Herts & UK

I have amazing weddings booked this year, a very diverse variety of styles and locations, all awesome of course, I simply cannot wait. In August for instance I will be covering the big day of a gorgeous British couple at the castle of Monbazillac in France, my first ever destination wedding! Speaking the linguo will come in handy I am sure and knowing a thing or 2 about wine, I don’t really but the Monbazillac wine drinks really easily.

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Enjoy planning the biggest party of your life & leave it to me to capture the day.

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Wedding Photographer Essex Cambridge Suffolk Hertfordshire

Wedding Photographer Essex Cambridge Suffolk Hertfordshire

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Wedding Photographer Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Cambridge, UK

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Wedding Photographer Essex Suffolk Cambridge Hertfordshire

I had the pleasure of being recently featured on And So To Wed – an inspirational blog for the bride to be. This was for the Spring issue showcasing a simply styled photoshoot of a beach bride.

Occasionally some of my real life weddings are being published like the one of Matt & Holly with their rustic chic tipi wedding in Maplestead, Essex last year. You could be my next real life couple!

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  • Memories & pictures are what you are left with, make them both beautiful.

Wedding Photographer Essex Suffolk Cambridge Hertfordshire

Wedding Photographer Essex Cambridge Suffolk Hertfordshire

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Stéphanie Fairweather – A lover of weddings and anything beautiful

Wedding photography for half day and full day coverage, contact me to enquire further, I would love to discuss your big day.

07854 815 859

info@fairweatherphotography.co.uk