Essex Wedding Photographer

Hello, I’m Justin Bailey, and I am a Creative Wedding Photographer, based in Brentwood, Essex. I photograph around 40-50 weddings per year and bookings are usually taken about one or two years in advance so do contact me as early as possible in your search for your Essex Wedding Photographer. You can also look below to see larger posts of photos from Weddings that I have shot at. If you have any questions, then please look at my pricing page or FAQ for more information. Please contact me to check availability.

Justin Bailey the wedding photographer at a wedding carrying two cameras

Photo by Jennifer Breame / Unique Visuals

“I capture the story of your day through my eyes, from getting ready, to well after the first dance, recording the details and special moments, so you can enjoy your day forever.”


Why choose me?

Because I’m a very experienced and chilled photographer…

If you are a bit camera shy, you really don’t like having your photo taken, then you are in the majority of my clients. Almost everyone I photograph tells me they either have never had professional photos taken of them, they avoid cameras, or they only take the occasional selfie.

Based on 8 reviews
Mike Crook
Mike Crook
We booked Justin for our wedding that took place in August 2023 and he has been amazing throughout. We had a practice photoshoot with Justin a month or two before the big day which was brilliant as neither of us would describe ourselves as particularly liking the limelight, Justin reassured us and gave us some helpful hints and tips for the 'staged' photos - Justin also has a great YouTube video outlining his work and how he operates. On the day, Justin (and Cheryl) were both excellent and took so many brilliant photos whilst very much blending in to the background so that there were a lot of natural photos of both us and our guests. Would strongly recommend Justin - he was superb, and thank you again. Laura and Mike.
Francesca Langford
Francesca Langford
Wow, where do we start, Justin is incredible. We couldn't be happier with our wedding photos. Justin’s talent and skill truly shine through every shot, capturing every special moment and emotion, taking us right back to our wedding day. From our practice shoot to saying goodbye on the wedding day, Justin was nothing short of amazing. Working with him was an absolute pleasure, and we are immensely grateful for the beautiful images he has given us. Justin had a wonderful presence throughout our wedding day. Before meeting Justin, we had never felt confident in front of the camera, but he made it feel effortless and enjoyable and he felt like one of our guests at our special day. We really appreciated how Justin stayed late into the evening to capture the magical sparkler shots, which turned out to be some of our favourite pictures. Justin's ability to capture the essence of the day is truly remarkable, and we couldn't have asked for a better set of photographs. Thank you so much, Justin, for your exceptional talent and dedication to our special day. We will cherish these images forever. To anyone looking for a wedding photographer who can truly capture the magic of your special day, look no further than Justin Bailey!
Steph Westwood
Steph Westwood
We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer than Justin! He put us at ease all day and captured the most special memories of our day for us. The photos have exceeded all of our expectations and we couldn’t be happier! Justin is fantastic and we can’t recommend him highly enough!
Jessica Greenhalgh
Jessica Greenhalgh
Justin has created memories for my husband and I that we will forever cherish. For a couple who are a little awkward when it comes to photos, Justin was just brilliant. He was patient with us as a couple and our family & friends and managed to capture our wedding perfectly. He was super calm and made us very relaxed when taking our photos and also gave us the direction we needed. He managed to capture everyone at our wedding and also the special moments on the day. It is wonderful as we can now look back and relive the day. The photos came through super quickly and we are now looking to build our album with him. Thank you so much Justin, we are so thrilled.
Jess Tester
Jess Tester
Justin was brilliant at our wedding in May 2023. He was so easy going, made us feel really relaxed while having all of our photos taken and gave us great direction so we didn't even need to think and could just enjoy the day! He got all of the shots we asked for & way more, he knew exactly where to get all the best pictures. The pictures came back so quickly & were absolutely amazing - thank you so much.
Orlando E Freitas
Orlando E Freitas
Justin was very helpful and accomodating. He helped us out at short notice for my son's Wedding. He took awesome shots on the day and made us all feel relaxed and calm. Highly recommended him. Thanks Justin????
Amazing! Is all I can say. I got married on Thursday and the weather was not permitting but Justin was very professional and didn’t allow this to stop him from getting the photos for me and my Husband, even if that meant he got a little wet himself. Thank you so much and I can’t wait to see the pictures. Kyley and George Beazley
Hayley Greenwood
Hayley Greenwood
Service on the day was excellent, made to feel very relaxed in front of the camera, end result was amazing, so pleased with the photos. Would highly recommend

As an established wedding photographer in Essex, I bring years of expertise and a passion for storytelling through my images. With a wealth of experience, I understand the importance and responsibility of being your Wedding Photographer. Explore my portfolio and discover why I am the top choice for couples seeking the finest wedding photography in Essex.

A newly married couple walking along the drive at Gaynes Park, with a cottage behind them.

Natural Images

No awkward posing, just straight forward photos that are positively you enjoying your day!

Timeless Images

I take and edit my photos like I always have, ensuring your photos will always look amazing for years to come.

Image : Louise and Mark in the Orangery at Gaynes Park, July 19th 2013.

A couple getting married in the Orangery at Gaynes Park, Wedding Venue.
Groom raising his fist to celebrate having just got married, in a church with wife and priest next to him.

Candid Images

My photos show the real day as it happens without staging photos, as a documentary photographer.

My Wedding Photography rules…

  • No need to learn how to pose, I can make you look great!
  • Spend more time with your guests as I take photos really quickly.
  • I work quietly in the background of your wedding day.
  • Leave me to it and don’t worry about the photos!
Two Grooms holding hands

How do we proceed?

When you inquire, here’s what you can expect to happen next.

01 | Inquire

First thing to do is send me a message via my contact page to see if I’m available. I will get back to you asap!

02 | Book

I have an automated booking system, so its very easy to book with me.

03 | Wedding!

I’ll be there from a couple of hours before the ceremony through to at least an hour after the first dance.

04| Photo Delivery

Depending on the date, I will get your photos online between 2-4 weeks after your wedding.