Stuart Murphy Photography

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I love to photograph somebody smiling, not because I told them to, but because they are so happy. I am there to document the day, not dictate it. It's your day... not mine.
Details
Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Pre-wedding Consultation
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £949
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Full Description
  • I am a documentary wedding photographer with a very friendly and calm personality. In a previous life I was a primary school teacher, working with very young children. This experience comes in very handy when organising any group shots that are required! I have loved photography for as long as I can remember and over the years I have realised that natural portraits are what I most enjoy capturing. Weddings are the perfect setting for me as a photographer. So many different people, so many special moments, so many happy faces! I always feel so privileged to be a part of one of the most momentous days in someone's life. I get to witness the nervous excitement at the beginning of the day, the tears of joy during the ceremony and the smiles and laughter of the evening celebrations. Plus I get to spend time with my sister Steph (my second photographer) and I think we make a pretty awesome team! I use a 'Build Your Own Package' system in order that you get exactly what you need from booking me as your wedding photographer. Whether you require just the photos on a USB or also desire a designed A3 book of your day and some canvasses for your wall, I'm confident you'll find the package that is right for you. If you would like to get in touch to discuss your big day just visit my website!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2011
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    Between 30 and 50
    # Of People In Team
    2
Photos
(20)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Braintree, Essex, England
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FAQ
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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed. Real. Unobtrusive. Natural. Timeless.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
There is always such a long list of things to plan! Try to focus first on the main aspects of the day that are most important to you both. With these in place, the smaller details and minutiae will (hopefully) feel more manageable.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I always like to meet the couple before the wedding. Preferably this takes place at their home or a place they feel completely comfortable. We talk through all aspects of the day and how I work. On the day itself, I (and my second shooter Steph) aim to be as friendly and unobtrusive as possible.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Most couples don't like idea of the first dance... but it makes for great photos!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Nothing can be planned perfectly so when it comes to the day itself, try to let go and enjoy your day to the fullest. Come rain or shine, at the end of the day you will be married!
Describe how you got into photography.
I have loved photography for as long as I can remember and over the years I have realised that taking pictures of people is what I most enjoy. I love shooting weddings as the emotions of the day are palpable… they leap through the lens onto the photo!
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Discount: 10%