Dave Hadley Photography | About | Essex Wedding photographer | Essex Wedding photography

 So, the big day is on the way! You're beyond excited, have chosen your venue, and the wedding is taking shape and heading even closer. For many people, after the the choice of venue, their choice of photographer is the most important. After all, the photos of your wedding are one of the few things you will take with you long after the day is over. They could (and I would argue should) be a family heirloom for many years to come. But many people don't really know where to start when looking for their photographer. Sure, there is Google, Facebook etc. However, the photographers all look the same, prices can differ wildly, are there are so many to choose from. How do you know what separates them? Everyone has heard at some point of a horror story or two involving the terrible experience a Bride and Groom has received from their photographer. How can you stop this happening to you?

I'll answer those questions a bit further down. First of all, let me introduce you to us!

Hi! I’m Dave. The smiley woman next to me is my amazing wife Kelly. I married her in the summer of ’08 and she’s been putting up with me ever since.

What can I tell you about me? Well, I guess you could say I’m a pretty friendly bloke! I would list my hobbies as Photography (Would be a little worrying if I didn't list this), Curry (the hotter the better!), Playing squash (helps burn off the Curries!) and my family (Our son Ethan is a budding photographer. At least he will be despite not being old enough to pick up a camera yet :-)

I love my family - our son Ethan lets us live with him as long as we give him his milk and plenty of cuddles. My biggest dislikes are Spiders and Celery. I have dreams of traveling the world with Kelly and Ethan, and being a wedding photographer.

Which is why I started a Wedding photography business :-D

I absolutely love working with Brides and Grooms to help create the memories that will live on for many years. You could say I’m quite passionate about it. It’s not enough to just take a few posed shots – I very much believe in the importance of being in as many places as possible to capture the uniqueness, emotion and vibrancy of every wedding.

So why us then?

  • Well, I promise we will be completely upfront and honest with you every step of the way. For example, I often recommend that you meet up with at least two or three photographers before deciding on which one you would like to work. This is how you avoid getting the wrong photographer for you... it not only gives you a basis for comparison, but helps you pick one that suits your personalities best. If that's not us, that's fine! We can't all be perfect for everyone.
  • We use professional cameras and lenses to ensure excellent picture quality, including backup equipment should anything go wrong.
  • You wont find us bossing you or your guests around. And we do our best to be as invisible as possible during the day. Many people have reported how they didn't realise I was there shooting a particularly fun or emotional moment.
  • We're very hard-working. I almost never stop shooting during the day and am constantly on the move in an effort to find the right angles and locations.
  • We are members of National and International organisations BNI and FSB.
  • More than anything though, we love what we do. I truly enjoy photographing weddings and documenting your special day.

We cover Essex, Hertfordshire and North London primarily, but will consider jobs pretty much anywhere. If you think we’d like each other – please contact me. You can email me, dave@davehadleyphotography.co.uk or call me on 07810 563838. I’d love to share a Coffee and chat about your loves, lives and your wedding (with no obligation whatsoever).

Dave