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ABOUT ME

"The value of life is not based on how long we live, but how much we contribute to others in our society" - Buddha

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SOME KEY FACTS ABOUT ME

 

1. Days off are spent following Liverpool FC home and away and sometimes into Europe too.

 

2. Retro toy collector focussed on the toys I loved as a kid.  My Subbuteo and Scalextric Collections are getting out of hand.

 

3. Metal Detectorist.

 

4. I'm a member of our local Bluetits Chill Swimmers group with my girlfriend.

 

5. TV and Film Extra. 

 

6. Love walking my dog and we have raised a lot of money for cancer research.

 

7. Mentored by some of the best wedding and portrait photographers in the World.

 

8. I run European Model Photography Holidays with my girlfriend, to help inspire and educate fellow photographers.

 

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As you might of guessed by now my name is Gavin and I'm the owner of gavin conlan photography Ltd, a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Halstead Essex.  

 

My photography journey started back in the Winter of 2022 by chance really, I was working for the British Government part of their video production unit when we were let down by the official photographer to cover an event.  I was asked to cover the event at short notice and I loved it.  Everything came naturally to me and everyone loved the photographs and from that moment on I was hooked on photography and I knew this was the career I wanted.

 

My Government photography ended in March 2013 when I made the big decision to take my wedding photography business full time.  During those 11 years photography took me all over the World, I've been blessed to have photographed multiple Prime Ministers, British Royal Family, overseas Royalty, actors and sports stars I even went on tour with the Red Arrows across thr Middle East and was the official photographer photographing the celebration party of TEAM GB after the London Olympics in 2012.  Some of the Countries I've photographed in are China, USA, Hong Kong, Japan, UAE, Bahrain, Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Scotland, Wales, Belgium, Greece, India, Vietnam, Portugal, Lanzarote and Malaysia.

 

Since 2013 I have been photographing weddings full-time, it's an amazing job it really is!!  I have to limit the amount of weddings I do per year so I can give my everything to each wedding client.  I personally do everything from the pre-wedding meetings to photographing your wedding day, to selecting and editing your photographs in my signature style and then delivering your photographs via my bespoke branded USB drive and prsentation box, I also design your wedding albums.   

 

If you’re getting married or you're looking for a photographer to cover your wedding proposal, pre-wedding shoot, engagement session then please contact me (here) and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

 

All the best, Gavin

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MY WEDDING AWARDS

Entering photography competitions is really important to me not only because they help me grow as a photographer but they enhance the gavin conlan photography Ltd brand, winning these international photography awards showcase to my clients that I produce a body of work of the highest possible standard as well as having a work ethic in which they can trust.  

**WEDDING AWARDS ACHIEVED AS OF JUNE 2024**

 

*83x INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - WEDAWARD

 

- The WedAward Contest is an International Wedding Photography Contest, which holds Wedding Photography Competitions every month. The results of each Collection are published every month on the website and instagram page and at the end of each Competition year (12 Awards) we publish the list of the Best International Wedding Photographers.

 

*VOTED TOP-10 INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS 2020

- WEDAWARD

 

- If you're looking for the best Professional Wedding Photographers in the photographic industry then let us present you with the Top-10 Creative Wedding Photographers from all over the World.  The "Top-10 Wedding Photographers of 2020" is a list of the Worlds Best Photographers based on the quantity of wedding awards won between October 2019 and September 2020 with gavin conlan photography Ltd achieving 8th place in the Top-10 list.

We are happy to present you the BEST Wedding Photographers of 2020!  Since the beginning of the year we've been receiving hundreds of amazing photographs made by professionals from all over the world, they simply don't take wedding photographs but they create true pieces of art.

 

*HIGHLY COMMENDED ESSEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2020

 

- Honoured to have won the prestigious Highly Commended Wedding Photography Award at Essex Wedding Awards. 

 

*ESSEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017-2018

 

- JUDGES COMMENTS: By using a creative eye for space and presentation, Gavin Conlan cleverly creates a magnificent portfolio of work and an excellent branded marketing package. His images not only emphasise quality but also experience and aesthetics. Judges also praised Gavin on his great customer- focussed approach. 

 

*VOTED TOP-10 INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS 2018

- WEDAWARD

 

- If you're looking for the best Professional Wedding Photographers in the photographic industry then let us present you with the Top-10 Creative Wedding Photographers from all over the World.  The "Top-10 Wedding Photographers of 2018" is a list of the Worlds Best Photographers based on the quantity of wedding awards won between October 2017 and September 2018 with gavin conlan photography Ltd achieving 8th place in the Top-10 list.

We are happy to present you the BEST Wedding Photographers of 2018!  Since the beginning of the year we've been receiving hundreds of amazing photographs made by professionals from all over the world, they simply don't take wedding photographs but they create true pieces of art.

 

*VOTED TOP-30 INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS 2017

- WEDAWARD

 

- If you're looking for the best Professional Wedding Photographers in the photographic industry then let us present you with the Top-30 Talented and Creative Photographers from all over the World.  The "Top-30 Wedding Photographers of 2017" is a list of the Worlds Best Photographers based on the quantity of wedding awards won between October 2016 and September 2017 with gavin conlan photography Ltd achieving 4th place in the Top-30 list.
Enjoy fresh, vivid and creative works of the Worlds Best WedAward Photographers.

 

*ESSEX WEDDING AWARDS FINALIST 

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020

 

- The Essex Wedding Awards celebrate the best of the best wedding professionals and services that our county has to offer.

 

*AN ESSEX WEDDING FINALIST 2016

 

- An Essex Wedding magazine runs the annual "Essex Wedding of the Year" competition, open to all wedding suppliers based in Essex and weddings that have been photographed in Essex.

 

*WINNER OF 6 GOLD & 15 HIGHLY COMMENDED SWPP AWARDS

 

- Definition of Gold Award: "these are deemed to be photographs of the highest standard and will be published in Professional Imagemaker magazine of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers"

 

*FEATURED IN PHOTO VOGUE ITALIA

 

- PhotoVogue is Vogue.it photography platform curated by the Photo Editors of Vogue Italia: a platform for photographers to showcase their talent with the opportunity to take part in international exhibitions and initiatives and the chance of being represented by New York agency Art+Commerce, one of the most prestigious in the world.

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WHY CHOOSE ME AS YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

 “If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.”

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WHY DO I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS?

 

Capturing Precious Moments: Wedding photography allows me to freeze the most beautiful moments of a couple's big day. From the first look to the final dance, each moment holds significance and emotion, and being able to capture these moments can be incredibly rewarding.

 

Celebrating Love: Weddings are celebrations of love, and as a wedding photographer, I have the privilege of being surrounded by love and joy. It's an uplifting and heartwarming experience to witness and document the love shared between couples and their families.

 

Creativity and Artistry: Wedding photography is not just about documenting events; it's also about creativity and artistry which allows me to create stunning and visually captivating images that couples will cherish for a lifetime.

 

Making Memories Tangible: Wedding photographs are tangible memories that couples can hold onto forever. Knowing that my work will be cherished by couples and their families for generations to come can be incredibly fulfilling.

 

Being Part of Something Special: Weddings are special occasions filled with love, laughter, and joy. As a wedding photographer, I get to be a part of these special moments and contribute to the overall happiness of the day. It's a privilege to play a role in creating lasting memories for couples on one of the most important days of their lives.

 

Overall, loving wedding photography is often about more than just taking pictures. It's about capturing love, celebrating joy, and creating art that will be cherished for years to come.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FAQ

"I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more." — Angelita Lim  

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1. What makes gavin conlan photography unique?

gavin conlan photography is distinguished by its commitment to capturing the essence of your wedding day in a unique and timeless manner. Gavin's artistic approach and personalised service set the brand apart, ensuring your wedding photos are a reflection of your individual style and the emotions of your special day.

 

2. How would you describe Gavin's photography style?

Gavin Conlan's photography style is a blend of naturally posed, documentary, candid, and fine art photography. He strives to capture authentic moments, emotions, and the beauty of your wedding day with a creative and artistic touch.

 

3. What is included in the wedding photography collections?

gavin conlan photography offers 3 collections that can customisable be to suit your specific needs. Generally, collections include pre-wedding consultations, full-day coverage, one photographer, high-resolution digital photographs delivered on USB in a beautiful presentation box, a private online gallery, personalised wedding APP and the option for custom-designed wedding albums.

 

4. Can I customise my wedding photography collections?

Yes, gavin conlan photography believes in tailoring collections to meet the unique preferences and requirements of each couple. You can discuss your specific needs during the initial consultation to create a personalised package.  The pre-designed wedding collections normally cover everything a client wants from their wedding photography.

 

5. Is there an option for engagement sessions?

Yes, gavin conlan photography provides engagement sessions as an additional service. These sessions are an excellent way to get comfortable in front of the camera and create beautiful images to complement your wedding collection.

 

6. How soon will we receive our wedding photos?

The turnaround time for receiving your wedding photos is typically up to 12 weeks after the wedding day during peak season. Gavin always prioritises quality and ensures that each image is meticulously edited to perfection.

 

7. Does gavin conlan photography travel for weddings?

Yes, Gavin is available for destination weddings and is willing to travel worldwide. Additional travel fees will apply on top of your chosen wedding collection, and details can be discussed during the consultation.

 

8. Can we request specific shots or poses?

Absolutely! Gavin encourages open communication with couples. During the pre-wedding consultation, you can discuss specific shots or poses you have in mind, ensuring your vision is incorporated into the photography plan.

 

9. What is the booking process?

To secure gavin conlan photography for your wedding date, a signed contract and a non-refundable booking fee of £300 are required. The remaining balance is usually 28 days before wedding day.

 

10. How can we schedule a consultation with Gavin Conlan?

To schedule a consultation, you can reach out through the contact form on this website or directly via email or phone. gavin conlan photography is committed to providing personalised service and building a connection with each couple.

For more detailed and specific information, it's recommended to reach out directly to gavin conlan photography through my website, social media, or email.

WEDDING SHOWS

"come and visit gavin conlan photography Ltd at the following wedding shows across Essex and the surrounding areas".

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JUNE 23RD 2024  - SUMMER WEDDING OPEN DAY @ GREENWOODS HOTEL & SPA (11AM to 3PM)

OCTOBER 20TH 2024  - AUTUMN WEDDING OPEN DAY @ GREENWOODS HOTEL & SPA (11AM to 3PM)

 

Not only is this a great chance to meet me in person, look through my beautiful wedding albums but you'll have the opportunity to enter my FREE ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SHOOT COMPETITION valued at £495 which includes a 3hr photo session.  To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize all you need to do is to fill out your details and keep your fingers crossed that you're the lucky winner - good luck!

 

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ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH WEDDING BUSINESSES

gavin conlan photography is proud and honoured to be a founding memeber of the The Association of British Wedding Businesses, the ABWB is an industry body that supports the wedding professional community within the UK. This includes wedding venues, photographers, caterers, florists, gift lists and the many different types of wedding business that support our nation's robust wedding industry.

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