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Shiralee Swan

I'm Shiralee, but you probably guessed that...

For many years I worked as a Senior Photographer on a Regional Newspaper also as a Freelancer Photographer.

Working as a Freelance photographer gives me the opportunity to photograph what I enjoy.

I would like to invite you to have a look through the Galleries of some recent work. I am a photographer with over 30 years of experience, over many years I have built a large portfolio covering many genres.

Are you planning a wedding or do you need a set of Commercial, PR, Branding images, please contact me for my rates and availability?

As an Essex based photographer what makes me different?

Experience, age, and maturity...

A Professional Photographer with over 25 years of experience, 10 years of which working as a Senior Photographer on the Regional Newspaper The Enquirer Series with the head office in Billericay in Essex.

During this time I had the privilege to photograph all members of the Royal Family, most of the Prime Ministers, MP's. 1000's of children along with some very remarkable people and beautiful Weddings.

And have taken photographs in the most unusual places. Climbing top of the giant quayside cranes at London Gateway Port. The quayside cranes stand at 138 meters (459 feet) tall – the same height as the London Eye. They are the giant cranes that can be seen for many miles across Thurrock and Kent

My children, family, and pets.

Family is important to me, I have a daughter and a son who each has 3 beautiful children, including a set of twins. Which I believe gives me the patience and heart to be able to photograph children in a fun relaxed manner.

Horses are my passion. Spyda is my 16.1 Skewbald gelding he is fully home-produced, I bought him as an untouched foal back in 1999. Over the years we have tried most equestrian sports from x-country to dressage in our older years.

I have had a number of ponies and horses throughout my life, my children had ponies from a very young age and were members of Essex Union Pony Club which is when I first sharted photographing my children and their ponies and was asked by friends to photograph their children and ponies. I guess that was the beginning of my love of photography.

Naughty terriers have always been my dog of choice.

My husband and I live in Fobbing, Essex, we have lived in our little cottage for over 30 years. Both of her children grew up there, its a lovely quiet little community. 'Our's is very much a family home with paintings done by my young Grandchildren on the walls'. Fobbing is located just off the A13 near Basildon, Essex, it is only 9 miles from the Queen Elizabeth Bridge and close to M25 and A12, M11 which enables me easily drive to all parts of the U.K.

I use only Nikon professional equipment and am a Registered Professional Nikon User, am a member of SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers). SISLP (Society of International Sports & Leisure Photographers) The Guild of Photographers