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COVID-19 Update
Hi everyone, First of all, I hope everyone is keeping safe and staying at home. This is a strange time but I am sure we will all pull through. I am working my hardest to make changes for any brides that have been hit hard with COVID-19. It is a very stressful time planning a wedding even without this outbreak. So, I want to support all my brides the best I can. Any dates that are postponed please just speak with me. I will do my best to be available for the new date given to you by the venue. We all need to support each other and make sure when your wedding goes ahead (which it will) we can all have a massive party and give you the wedding you deserve. Please call me on 07557789203 OR message me if you need to chat about anything. I am always here. Gary x
I am a documentary wedding photographer that looks for real moments on your wedding day. No posing, nothing scripted. Just you, your family and friends enjoying the best day of your life.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1000
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Videography Available
Images on USB
Full Description
I thrive on natural, candid shots and admire cinematography being a big film fan. I love capturing the unexpected loving moments between a bride and groom on their wedding day, the emotions of family and friends on special occasions and the love between people

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gary Jude
HEY, I'M GARY I’m a wedding & lifestyle photographer covering the UK and also destination weddings. I am passionate about love and documenting it in a natural and candid way. I am here to capture those special moments for you, whilst going above and beyond your expectations.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(31)
(31)
Lauren & Emad
Married in July 2020
July 2020
He is down to earth and just a genuinely nice guy
Gary was very responsive in advance of the wedding answering any questions I had, arrived on time looking very professional and ready for the day. He is down to earth and just a genuinely nice guy who makes you feel at ease which is so important with a photographer. He went above and beyond with organising my crazy family and ensuring we got the photos we had requested Thank you Gary for capturing our special day perfectly. The emotions, the laughs and everything in between. The results speak for themselves.
Jenna & Joe
Married in May 2020
May 2019
There wasn’t a single guest that didn’t comment on
Gary shot our wedding in November 2019 and we could not be happier with our decision to use him. There wasn’t a single guest that didn’t comment on how professional and friendly Gary was, and how we didn’t even realise he was there! We really wanted natural shots and that is exactly what we got, the emotions of the day captured perfectly. I couldn’t recommend Gary highly enough for classy, natural shots of your wedding. Thank you Gary!
Terri & Nduku
Married in May 2020
May 2019
love how you managed to capture fleeting moments b
Thank you Gary for our gorgeous wedding photos! We are so pleased with them all and love how you managed to capture fleeting moments between us and or guests. It was a pleasure to have you at our wedding and we appreciate you working tirelessly to provide us with lovely memories. Highly recommended!
Charlotte & Guy
Married in April 2020
May 2019
Gary is simply the best.
Gary is simply the best. He captures all of your memories in just one click. He is kind, patient and unobtrusive. He is an absolute talent. I would recommend him to anyone getting married. You would be crazy not to choose him.
Amy & Adam
Married in January 2020
May 2019
He was fantastic at capturing all the best moments
Gary was fantastic the lead up and on the actual day of our wedding day!! He was fantastic at capturing all the best moments but also got involved with the wedding guests and party!I would recommend him to any bride.we have just recieved our photos and they are amazing! Thank you so much for making out day so special :) Mr and Mrs North xx
Liz & Nick
Married in December 2019
May 2019
Gary is very professional and a great bloke who pu
Fantastic pictures, perfectly captured our special day. Gary is very professional and a great bloke who put everyone at ease. Very reasonably priced too, we couldn’t be happier
Location & Contact Details

Address

South Ockendon, Essex, England

Travel Notes

We live on a little farm so please do not enter the postcode. You will end up at Belhus country park. Please use postcode RM15 4EL and call me 07557789203 so I can guide you. We have a private entrance that requires myself to open the gate for entry.

Nearest Town

South Ockendon

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 just before the dartford crossing junction

Nearest Train Station

South Ockendon

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Ibiza 2019 was a wedding to remember. It was my first destination wedding and just an incredible experience.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, reportage, documentary, candid, fun

What about your business are you most proud of?

I shot 35 weddings in my first year. I still can't believe how far I have come so quickly.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Always try to meet OR at least speak to the supplier via Skype or facetime. It is so important to get along and have the same values in life.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Any couple that make something that is personal to them even if it means going against tradition.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Meeting the couple via skype happens a lot these days. After that (if booked) i like to stay in contact with the couple regularly leading up to the big day. By the wedding, we will all get along so well and everyone will feel comfortable.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Just having 15 minutes away from the crazy wedding alone. This gives the couple some time to reflect on the day while i capture some beautiful natural portraits.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

To still have the best day. It's just rain and there is nothing we can do. You can still have the best day and enjoy every second. Embrace the rain as you will get stunning, moody photos.

Describe how you got into photography.

I first started shooting street photography & landscape photography as a hobby. I quickly became obsessed with capturing people in a moment when they did not even realise I had taken a photo. This then led me wanting to take this passion and skill into weddings. I now LOVE my job.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook DiscountPre shoot included
Bridebook GiftFine print albums
Bridebook Special OfferDiscount on fine print albums once booked