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East of England Photographer based in Basildon, Essex.

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Why Have An Engagement Shoot?

By Shiralee Swan

Why wouldn’t you? Most people feel a little worried about having their photos taken but we all want pictures of ourselves on our wedding day looking beautiful, happy and relaxed. Having a pre-wedding shoot is a great way to ensure…

A little quiet few moments together before the photos in the garden

Friern Manor allows confetti photographs in the garden

By Shiralee Swan

A big plus for Kath and Adam when picking their Wedding venue was that Friern Manor in Brentwood, Essex allows confetti photographs in the garden. Have you ever attended a wedding where everything just falls into place?¬† Where the bride…

A Winter Wedding in Brentwood

By Shiralee Swan

Winter wedding in Brentwood, Essex. As the snow fell gently outside, I stood eagerly inside, ready to capture the magic of an intimate wedding day. It was a cold April day in Brentwood, Essex, where family and friends gathered to…

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Female Photojournalist Now Shoots Weddings

By Shiralee Swan

The Enquirer Photojournalist Now Shoots Weddings I’ve changed my genre without a change of style. After working for The Enquirer Newspaper as a Photojournalist for thirteen years. I was looking for a new direction as I didn’t want to go…

Lockdown goal lead to Winning Bronze

By Shiralee Swan

Lockdown photo challenge to myself As a new goal for myself this year I decided to enter some of my horse portraits into some Photographic Societies Competitions. I entered this photo of a client’s horse into a Monthly Competition with…

Soulful photograph of a bay dressage horse with a black background is awarded two prestigious

Photographer Shiralee Swan was awarded a photography accolade

By Shiralee Swan

Equine photographer finds new a direction during COVID My story of how I became a multi-award-winning photographer. With the COVID restrictions, photographers are not able to work.¬† I started entering some horse portrait photographs taken last summer into international photographic…

Face of TopSpec 2020 Competition

By Shiralee Swan

TopSpec Competition prize included a Photoshoot TopSpec Horses Feed ran a competition at Your Horse Live at Stoneleigh and on their Social Media platforms, to find the ‘Face of TopSpec 2020’ Thousands of horse riders and horse owners entered. On…

Dress with wedding rings

A Small Intimate Wedding in Chelmsford Essex

By Shiralee Swan

A Small Intimate Wedding in February February I think is always a brave choice by a Bride, as the weather can be fabulous or really not. Weddings in Chelmsford, Essex can always be a little hit and miss with English…