Wedding Photography in Essex and Beyond

Your Wedding Story captured with Crisp Clean photography without cheese & trendy blurred colours

Working across Essex, Hertfordshire, London and further beyond.

Hi, thank you for stopping by! My name is Shiralee, different I know, I hear you... How do you pronounce that? Shi-ra-lee it's an Australian word! but that's another story.

After many years of working full-time as a Senior Photographer with a Regional Newspaper and working in the demanding world of News Photography.

It was time to step away and start my own business.

So you see I am not your run-of-the-mill Essex wedding photographer I have worked in some very high-pressure News Photography situations.

I have a calm relaxed personality, which always puts my clients at ease from our first meeting.

Having always had dogs and horses in my life, I love to see dogs and horses being part of the wedding day too.

As a wedding photographer working across Essex and Herts, I get to cover weddings at some of the most beautiful venues my travels have also taken me to Norfolk and the Highlands of Scotland to photograph weddings.

I am pleased that you are here, please have a good look around my website. If you have the smallest of questions, Here is a link to drop me a message

How I Approach Weddings As A Photographer

As a wedding photographer documenting all the hugs with Family, Friends and the Fun of your wedding day in a photojournalistic and candid style.
Are you tired of looking at traditional, posed wedding photos? Do you want something different, something that truly reflects who you are as a couple? If so, Hi, I'm Shiralee Swan the Essex wedding photographer for you.

Imagine a wedding day where you can be yourselves, where you can laugh, kiss, and dance with your family and friends without feeling like you're putting on a show. That's the kind of experience I provide. I believe in capturing the true essence of your relationship, in all its goofy, tender, and joyful moments.

When you look back on your wedding day, do you want to see stiff groups, artificial poses or genuine, heartwarming interactions? Having worked as a photojournalist I have a true documentary approach ensuring that your photos are filled with candid moments of love and laughter. Every image tells a story, capturing the emotions and personalities of everyone involved.

My style is relaxed and unposed, allowing you to simply be yourselves and let the magic happen naturally. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease so the love and joy you share shines through in every photo.

As an Essex wedding photographer, I am committed to giving you a photography experience that is as unique and special as your relationship.

So if you're looking for a photographer who will celebrate who you are as individuals, who will capture all the joy, laughter, and tears of your wedding day, look no further. I'm here to make sure your photos are a true reflection of yourselves.
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