gavin conlan photography Ltd

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Gavin Conlan photography Ltd is a professional wedding and portrait photography business based in Halstead, Essex. Essex Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017/2018 & multi award winner.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Booth Available
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
gavin conlan photography Ltd is available for wedding commissions throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and all Worldwide destinations. As well as winning the Essex Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017-2018 award, gavin conlan photography Ltd is also featured in the prestigious Wedaward Top-30 International Wedding Photographers for 2017 and the Wedaward Top-10 International Wedding Photographers for 2018. gavin conlan photography has won 46 International Wedding Photography Awards to date. Wedding Collections 2019 price list start at £1,800 and all collections include full day coverage as standard.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gavin Conlan
Firstly, congratulations on your engagement, my name is Gavin and I’m a full time professional wedding photographer and I’m here to help you! Can I ask you a question, How important is wedding photography to you?? If its really important then you're my perfect client. I've been blessed to have a career thats surrounded by love and beauty, taking photos that capture those emotions is what I live for...


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Emma Brooks Make- Up
Wedding: December 2017
December 2017
I have worked with Gavin on many weddings and photoshoots! I can honestly say he is one of the best I have worked with, so professional and friendly. He puts everybody at ease and creates the most stunning images I have ever seen! Every bride and groom need Gavin Conlan Photography in their life!X
Beautiful Hair 4 Weddings
Wedding: November 2017
December 2017
A Creative Genius!
I have worked with Gavin both on weddings and inspirational bridal shoots. His work is exceptionally creative and his attention to detail is outstanding. I always recommend him to my brides.
Essex Wedding Awards
Wedding: November 2017
December 2017
Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017-2018
Wedding Photographer of the Year Gavin Conlan photography By using a creative eye for space and presentation, Gavin Conlan cleverly creates a magnificent portfolio of work and an excellent branded marketing package. His images not only emphasise quality but also experience and aesthetics. Judges also praised Gavin on his great customer- focussed approach.
Judy and Matt
Married in November 2017
November 2017
Gavin shot our intimate wedding vow renewal...
On a whim we used Gavin to photograph an intimate wedding vow renewal while on holiday in London. Not only was Gavin prompt, professional and courteous, but he was a gentleman as well. We found him to be reasonably priced and he went out of his way to ensure that we got some fantastic shots. I would use him again in a heartbeat and highly recommend his services to anyone who cares about a job well done. He traveled quite a distance to make our special event memorable and even refused a tip (who does that!?!) I feel blessed to have met him and I can't thank him enough for his hard work. He sent us a link to private online catalog of our photos within 48 hours of the shoot, all of which had been reworked and cropped/filtered to give us several choices even of the same shot. Seriously, he must not sleep! If you have a special event in mind, do not hesitate, call Gavin. You won't be disappointed. Cheers!
Louisa and Kenny
Married in November 2017
November 2017
We had an engagement shoot with Gavin in London
We had an engagement photo shoot with Gavin in London.   He was very professional and went the extra mile to ensure a top quality photograph.   Gavin made us feel at ease and advised us on poses that looked good and natural.   We were very happy with the photos and the beautiful album he sent us.   I would highly recommend Gavin. 
Lisa and Rob
Married in November 2017
November 2017
We would totally recommend Gavin to everyone!!!
We would totally recommend Gavin to everyone!!! After making contact with Gavin, he took the time to meet with us and even visit our venue prior to the big day to get an essence of what we would want. He asked our opinions on the different types of shots and even asked if we had any of our own ideas for shots – fun / natural etc. On the big day Gavin was there from the very beginning capturing the bridal party getting ready then ensuring he spent as much time with the groom separately before the main events. He was there until the very end, making sure all of the magical moments were captured. It felt like Gavin was our guest, rather than the hired photographer. He was so friendly, un-intrusive, fun and professional.  All of our family and friends commented how much they loved him and how great they thought he was – and that was before they had even seen the photographs! The very next day Gavin had written a blog about our fantastic day and posted over 100 photographs – we couldn’t believe how stunning the images were and how hard he had worked – and that was just a snapshot of the day. Gavin produced the ultimate slideshow of our day on DVD with songs from the day, along with the most beautiful album. He took so many amazing photographs that we found it so difficult to decide which ones to include in the album!! To this day, all of our family still comment on how great Gavin was and the wonderful photos he took. The photographs were so beautiful that a Bridal Magazine actually contacted us via Gavin to ask permission to write an article about our day and use some of the photographs for their next issue – we were so proud to be asked and of course we accepted.
Location & Contact Details


Halstead, Essex, England

Travel Notes

35mins from Stansted Airport, 15mins from Braintree Railway Station

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Stansted Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (4)

Absolute Bridal
An Essex Wedding
The Wedding Planner
Absolute Bridal Magazine

Accreditations / Associations (2)

Licentiate Qualification from the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Industry Awards (9)

6x Gold & 15 Highly Commended Awards from the SWPP
Essex Wedding Awards - Photographer of the Year Finalist 13/14/15/16/17/19
An Essex Wedding - Wedding of the Year Finalist 2016 Wedding Awards 2018

What is your most memorable wedding?

I cannot choose one wedding, all my weddings are memorable in their own special way. I love my clients and I now class them as friends.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

1. Creative 2. Emotional 3. Fine Art 4. Story Telling 5. Romantic

What about your business are you most proud of?

Just recently being rewarded for all my hard work and being voted in the Wedaward Top-10 International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018.

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

Book your wedding suppliers and venue as soon as possible, my business books up to 2 years in advance.

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

To many to choose!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I work with them throughout their wedding journey from initial consultations, to pre-production meetings, photographing their wedding, post production to album design.

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

I love the couple shots, so a must would be a selection of couple portraits that have the emotional connection and tells the story of the new husband and wife.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

For me I would say I took a photo of the bride and groom shoes and socks, the bride was wearing custom made converse and the groom was wearing iron man socks.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Creativity!!! Photographing in the rain is very atmospheric plus this photographer always brings a bridal umbrella for you to keep dry.

Describe how you got into photography.

Please visit my about me page on my website!/about to find out more about my photography journey.

Bridebook Benefits

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