Friern Manor with a stormy sky


For couples that love Family, Friends & Fun in

Essex, Hertfordshire & Beyond

Wedding Photographer covering the East of England

As a Wedding Photographer living in Basildon, Essex is a great place to live as my cottage is in the countryside, not far from the M25 and the Dartford Bridge.

This makes life very easy for me to travel to other parts of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, and London.

Wedding Couple portrait

The perfect end to your perfect day... A Sunset Portrait.

Why I'm the wedding photographer for you

Hi, I'm Shiralee, a very different wedding photographer. I absolutely love weddings that are about Family, Friends & Fun.  Capturing the natural flow of the wedding day with all the love, laughter, and tears of joy! is my goal.

Wedding photography to me, is to document your wedding day with a beautiful set of images that show the now, the storytelling the real flow of the day, my idea of wedding photography is not to make you stand in a line and look straight at the camera, in a regimented formal style... No

Capturing the natural flow of the wedding day means I capture the laughter and tears of joy. I'll photograph all the excitement and even some of the nerves. I want to show the emotion as it was on the day!  I never lose sight that it's your day, not mine.

I love the buzz of the morning Prep, the girls and boys getting ready, hair, make-up and glasses of fizz.

I will be there...

When you're both looking directly at each other during the ceremony, as it feels like you are in your most beautiful dream come true - I'll be there to capture it.

That first dance together to your favourite song - I'll be there.

When the partying with friends and family begins - I'll be there, dancing away too.

As a documentary wedding Photographer, is a true storytelling, style of capturing your day and everyone who came to celebrate your marriage with you both. 

Your wedding photographs will be a lasting reminder of not only what your wedding day looked like but, most importantly, will bring those memories flooding back of how you felt.

I will get back to you in hours not days!

Choosing the right Wedding Photographer

How to choose the right photographer?  Wow!  Where shall I start?

Every couple has different styles, likes and must-haves.  This style will run through your colour scheme, to your wedding theme, to the wedding outfits. Are you drawn to the light whimsical with muted colours or are you drawn to the real-life storytelling style of a documentary wedding photographer?

Another plus for deciding on your wedding photography style well ahead of time, is this can help guide the rest of your wedding planning, by knowing your true style.

The Real Story

For me, I want to capture you, your family and your friends as your real selves. Enjoying the wedding day, the emotion, the joy, the laughter and documenting the fun.  How great will those photographs be to look back on?

Group Photos can be fun

Group photographs can take up a big chunk of your wedding day and can be pretty boring.

Fun groups are the ones that you will look back on and smile. But wedding formals (groups) can also be stunningly beautiful too. Both take a little planning beforehand, I am more than happy to chat over all of the ideas you have in mind.


Fun family groups

I was lucky enough to have Shiralee photograph my Wedding at Pontlands Park near Chelmsford, Essex.

I cannot recommend her highly enough. She put me at my ease, was unobtrusive, and from the sneak preview I’ve had of a few photos, Shiralee will be giving us wonderful photos that capture our very special day.

Julie & Doug

The new Mr and Mrs

I was beyond happy when Shiralee agreed to photograph our wedding at Fingask Castle in Scotland. The album that she designed for us is stunning beyond my dreams, she truly captured the whole day and all the little things too.

Emma & Lewis

My horse at my wedding

As our horse was going to be at our wedding, we wanted a photographer who knew about horses. Shiralee was our perfect photographer as she also owns horses.

Manor & Dan

confetti at Trinity buoy wharf

Shiralee's advice on how to plan our confetti photograph was amazing, if you love confetti photographs listen to her!

Ellen & Allan


A Twilight Wedding as Friern Manor

You are in safe hands, I am a regular Weddings Photographer at Friern Manor, and my photographs can be seen on their website, brochure and social media.


I don't leave after the First Dance

I absolutely love chatting about Weddings and I would love to hear all about yours.  Let's meet up for a chat and a coffee?