"At gavin conlan photography, I believe in capturing the essence of love, joy, and timeless moments that unfold on one of the most significant days in a couple's life – their wedding day. My mission is to artfully document the unique and authentic stories of each couple, creating stunning visual narratives that stand the test of time. With a passion for creativity and an unwavering commitment to excellence, I strive to provide an unparalleled wedding photography experience. My goal is to go beyond merely taking photographs; I aim to encapsulate the emotions, connections, and beauty of every cherished moment, ensuring that each image becomes a cherished memory. Through my lens, I transform weddings into timeless works of art, crafting visual legacies that will be treasured for generations to come."




It's paramount that you have an excellent photographer for your wedding as you obviously can't reshoot another day, so when it came to choosing one for my daughters wedding in July I did extensive research!
We could not have been happier with our choice of Gavin and his amazing level of professionalism. Our first point of contact was via email and he was always prompt in his replies, answering fully any questions I had. When I first met him with my daughter and her fiancé we knew that he was going to be perfect. His easy going manner made us feel instantly relaxed and he talked us through how he would work on the day itself, covering everything we had on our wish list. He visited the reception venue a couple of weeks before the big day and also the church so that nothing was left to chance.
On the wedding day itself he managed to work through his extensive photography schedule efficiently, but without being bossy or overbearing as I have seen with many wedding photographers in the past. Not always easy particularly with errant page boys and flower girls running away! He kept everyone relaxed and it felt like we'd known him for years. I'll never forget him balanced precariously on a step ladder in the middle of our field, wobbling around whilst trying to take an entire guest photo and with everyone trying to goad him into climbing onto the top step!
We got our first look at some of the photos with the "teaser gallery" just a few days later and there were lots of beautifully artistic shots of the bride and groom in various locations as well as the more standard group pictures.
We did have to wait quite a while to get the full package of photographs as it was the height of the "wedding season" but they were certainly worth the wait and it felt like reliving the day again watching the slide show that he had also provided.
The only negative is that Gavin sends you just so many beautiful photos it's nearly impossible to choose a sensible number of favourites!
Thank you for providing us with such incredible memories of a lovely day.


We had the pleasure of having Gavin as our wedding photographer. The first time we met Gavin he came across as extremely personable, friendly and passionate about photography. Enthusiastic and polite, our first impressions were very positive.

We could instantly see his style was exactly what we were after: cinematic, moody (in a good way) and artistic.

Leading up to our big day, he met and spoke with us on several occasions, showing true commitment on his part to getting a handle on itinerary, family names and roles, and overall logistical plans for the day. He was organised and prompt with putting together the photo list to ensure we got captured all the key moments and all our guests on the day.

On the day itself, he was exceptional. He commanded very well but without being imposing, and he was very polite and friendly to all our guests (a lot of whom incidentally commented on how good he was and his boundless energy).

He went above and beyond to fulfil the entire list of dedicated shots along with so many of his own beautifully candid photos throughout. He was a true professional, obviously a natural and someone who really does enjoy people and capturing those special moments.

Soon after our day, we received the initial highlight photos which we absolutely loved. When we received our full wedding album, we were extremely impressed with how detail orientated Gavin had been.

Finally, in receiving our printed wedding album we were absolutely blown away by the style, arrangement of the photos and the quality of the print. Every last detail including his beautifully presented packaging was superb.

All in all, in our opinion Gavin is one of the best wedding photographers in all of the UK, not just Essex....and we had looked at quite a few!

In summary, if you’re fortunate enough to find him available for your big day, be confident in the fact that you can relax and enjoy it to the fullest knowing you’re in safe hands. We couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

Thank you Gavin


We can truly and honestly say that Gavin Conlan was the most amazing photographer we could have wished for on our precious day!

Gavin is professional and is super talented, he also has a great sense of humour which our guests absolutely loved it!!

Thank you so so much for making our wedding day so special and capturing all our special moments.


We had an engagement photo shoot with Gavin in London.   He was very professional and went the extra mile to ensure a top quality photograph.   Gavin made us feel at ease and advised us on poses that looked good and natural.   We were very happy with the photos and the beautiful album he sent us.   I would highly recommend Gavin. 


This maybe a bit odd being as I don't really know you and I'm not usually the soppy type but I just wanted to say a massive thank you for being such an amazing photographer!  You truly are the best!!! I feel like I've known you years, the guests at the wedding thought you was great too.  You was so laid back and really did capture every moment.  You should be very proud of yourself with all you have achieved and I love how everything is so organised with attention to detail.  I could go on but honestly thank you so much xx


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.


Stunning Photography....

I have worked with Gavin on many weddings and photoshoots! I can honestly say he is one of the best I have worked with, so professional and friendly. He puts everybody at ease and creates the most stunning images I have ever seen! Every bride and groom need Gavin Conlan Photography in their life!X


A Creative Genius.....

I have worked with Gavin both on weddings and inspirational bridal shoots. His work is exceptionally creative and his attention to detail is outstanding. I always recommend him to my brides.


On a whim we used Gavin to photograph an intimate wedding vow renewal while on holiday in London.  Not only was Gavin prompt, professional and courteous, but he was a gentleman as well.  We found him to be reasonably priced and he went out of his way to ensure that we got some fantastic shots.  I would use him again in a heartbeat and highly recommend his services to anyone who cares about a job well done.   He traveled quite a distance to make our special event memorable and even refused a tip (who does that!?!)  I feel blessed to have met him and I can't thank him enough for his hard work.  He sent us a link to private online catalog of our photos within 48 hours of the shoot, all of which had been reworked and cropped/filtered to give us several choices even of the same shot.  Seriously, he must not sleep!   If you have a special event in mind, do not hesitate, call Gavin. You won't be disappointed. Cheers!


Gavin made my fiancé and I so relaxed during our engagement photo shoot. We really enjoyed the whole session. Gavin was so friendly and the results are wonderful. We couldn’t be happier with our album. Thanks Gavin!


After booking a different photographer and getting terrible engagement shoot photos back, we were both nervous and scared our special day wouldn’t get captured perfectly for us. Gavin was amazing from the start, the very first conversation he put all our worry’s to rest.
Gavin is so professional and well organised and showed me not to worry he would make our day look amazing which he did only problem is that we had too many photos we liked and was so hard cutting them down to fit in the album as wanted all the photos. 
Now just need him to follow us on holidays to give us brilliant holiday photos too lol as never looked so good in any other photo taken.


Highly Recommended Gavin!  We had him for our wedding and he was amazing!  He took the most incredible pictures and he was wonderful to be around all day! Thanks Gavin.


Gavin has so much passion, enthusiasm and amazing talent for photography he is the best but it’s not only his artistic vision, hard work and talent that makes him so amazing it’s also the love for what he does that makes Gavin the best. Nothing I write will be good enough to explain how amazing Gavin is. Gavin wasn’t just our photographer but part of our wedding and a friend. Gavin is not only is the best wedding photographer but has the best personality, so friendly, and so funny!!! Every person at our wedding loved Gavin, and could not praise him enough. Our wedding day had to be the hottest day of the year, but there was no stopping Gavin! I loved how well Gavin was with my daughter. Natural, friendly, funny, fantastic, the best photographer I could ever have dreamed for! Gavin thank you, not only did you capture our special day you were a part of it! I can’t thank you enough!


Absolutely couldn’t ask for better, so much fun and enjoyment to do! So many great moments captured by this amazing man thank you so much Gavin!!!


 This man is amazing! Not only is Gavin an outstanding photographer, he’s a truly lovely person. It’s like having a member of the family taking photos of the day. Thank you so much for everything you did to make my daughter’s wedding so special.


Five Stars truly aren’t enough to show how truly grateful my husband and I are to have Gavin on our special day. Originally we booked him for our wedding in October in 2018 - a big 200 people affair and I had to have the best wedding photographer I had ever seen for our photos. However, fate dealt us a cruel hand and my husband has been diagnosed with leukaemia which means he’s in hospital on and off for potentially the next two years. We were devastated and our wedding had to be cancelled. Instead we had a quick 30minute ceremony in a registry office today and Gavin came! He was wonderful going the extra mile to make our wedding feel so special. He drove miles out of his way and took time out of his day to document this wonderful occasion so that our families can cherish these memories forever. Thank you so much Gavin you have no idea how much you mean to us xxx


Absolutely outstanding! Gavin was the photographer for our wedding this weekend and we are still amazed by the efforts that he goes to, he did not stop from the moment he arrived at our hotel until in the morning until he left our venue much later that night. He made all of our guests feel relaxed and comfortable. Nothing was too much to ask of him and we are truly so thankful that we chose Gavin. We cannot thank him enough.


We are really blessed to have Gavin come down to do our wedding shoot. Some of the pictures he did for us were surreal. He has an amazing ability to turn an ordinary environment into a magical scene. Its not just me, there are a whole load of awards to prove that. Besides being a great artist, Gavin is very good with people. Everyone at the wedding really liked him. My side of the family are from India who were visiting UK for the first time. Gavin had this knack of setting people at ease and I think that made a big difference is getting the right pictures without people looking as if they were trying to hold a pose or an expression. In our wedding he not only did the photoshoot, he also herded people from one end of the location to another to get the perfect shots for everyone. That was way more than what he signed up for but he did it with a big smile on his face. Its been over a couple years since he did our wedding shoot and we remember him every time we see our wedding pictures. He is an amazing guy and we are very grateful for all that he has done to make our wedding day special. I would definitely recommend having him around on your perfect day.


Gavin, just a quick note of thank you for doing such a great job at our wedding.  We had the most epic day and you captured it so well.  Thanks for being such good company during the day.  Everyone commented how much of a good bloke you were.  Look forward to catching up soon and hope everything goes well for you going forward.  All the best, Ed and Katie x


Picking our wedding photographer was the one thing I was worried about in the lead up to our wedding – You just can’t afford to get it wrong, as you can’t recapture the day

We met Gavin at a wedding fair on Southend pier and from that first meeting I had no doubt that he was the right man for the job.

There is more to a photographer than pointing a camera and hoping 20% of the pictures come out ‘ok’ – Gavin is an artist and true professional

The time and effort that he puts in to getting to know the bride and groom, the venue and all the little details is incredible. We got married by the sea, and Gavin knew the tidal times, sunset- he thought of everything – there wasn’t a single detail he hadn’t considered and it really comes through in the photos. You cannot put a price on that level of attention to detail and care

On the day itself, I was bowled over by how professional yet relaxed Gavin was – it was almost as if he was a part of the wedding party; he made everyone feel so at ease, from the nervous bride and groom to our tiny flower girl who really took a shine to him.

Following the wedding as we chose our photos for the album, Gavin once again took so much time considering the flow of the album, telling the story of our day.  Its truly beautiful

We can’t recommend Gavin enough.  He is an amazing photographer, he’s funny, charming, and now we think of him as our friend.  Thank GOD we decided to pop along to that wedding fair on the pier.


We were lucky enough to have Gavin recommended to us by our family and he did not disappoint. When you meet Gavin, you can instantly feel his passion for photography and the desire to get amazing photos. He goes the extra mile to ensure that happens for you. He visited the venue in advance to find the best places for photos, helps you get organised in advance of the day and is great at making you feel at ease, even if you're not keen on having your photo taken. I knew he would make amazing pictures but when I saw them, I was absolutely blown away. The only trouble is, he's so great at his job that it's impossible to choose which ones to display!  Gavin will do whatever it takes for the ultimate shot - he'll even lay on the floor of a lift...


They look AMAZING!!! Thank you!! We absolutely love them!  So pleased with the photos - actual fairytale vibes!!


What can I say... myself and my husband hired Gavin for our wedding blessing and we can hand on heart say that we made the best decision. Gavin was professional and friendly and nothing was too much to ask even when it came to getting a shot of 6 under 2 year old children! We have, thanks to Gavin, some truly amazing pictures of our blessing and will never be able to say thank you enough. If you are looking for a professional, fun photographer then Gavin is your man.


After reviewing many photographers online we decided to meet with Gavin Conlan to be our wedding photographer. What drew us to Gavin was his style and how he managed to capture the light in his photos whilst making the poses look natural. There were a number of beautiful photos on his website and we decided to meet him. We live in America and we were getting married in England. After some communication we met up. Gavin’s personality and enthusiasm hit us straight away and we knew he was the guy for us. We chatted for over an hour and told him how important the photography was for us. We ranked the photography and the music as the two most important things for us on the day. After explaining what we wanted Gavin gave us his expert opinion and we had a rough plan of how we wanted the day to go. We paid our deposit there and then. We were that impressed with him.

In the coming months, we stayed in contact and a few weeks before Gavin set out a fall schedule for the day. We were very impressed with how willing he was and how available he was. He got to us on the day around 9:30 AM and left just after 10 PM. He worked very hard and never lost any enthusiasm or professionalism throughout. We had a number of requests to get photos at different locations at the venue and because of another wedding that day this had to be split up throughout the day. Gavin did a good job of managing that and liaising with the venue. He was also very thoughtful when requesting to take us away for these photos as to not disrupt the celebration (after all this was our request to get these photos).

Gavin was full of energy and made the experience that can sometimes feel awkward (posing) an enjoyable and fun experience. He had us laughing and joking with him. He would throw himself on the ground and lay down to get the right shot. On one occasion, he jumped in to a bush to get the shot which made us laugh. He is very personable and sets you at ease. Having said all that, I cannot stress how serious he takes his job and how great his photos came out. He got the shots we wanted and they look amazing. My wife and I would certainly recommend Gavin to anyone as a photographer for a wedding or any other occasion. He is professional, hard working, personable, talented, and funny. He has to have a sense of humor to support Liverpool. Thanks for everything Gavin.


Gavin is truly amazing, we can’t recommend him enough. Not only is he a lovely guy but his talent and attention to detail shines through. From the moment we booked him, we knew we had made the right decision, his passion, commitment and organisation are second to none. The photos are sensational and we will be forever grateful.


I cannot recommend Gavin highly enough. From our first meeting he made us feel comfortable and confident. His preparation and attention to detail is second to none.

On the actual wedding day he helped keep proceedings calm and organised and captured moments that we will treasure forever. Our guests have commented on his professionalism, friendliness and expertise.

He made us feel so calm and relaxed it was just like having another friend at the wedding.

I recommend Gavins services from the exciting morning preparations through in to the evening to create a story of the whole day.

On returning from honeymoon we were overjoyed to view out App which contained some of the highlights from the day and even better I still have it on my phone now to show friends.

From that point Gavin worked extremely closely with us to compile and create our albums. We all wanted to get everything perfect and again his attention to detail and patience was exemplary.  We now have an amazing wedding album which will treasure forever and is the perfect memory of our special day.  Thank you Gavin for making the whole experience so enjoyable.


Choosing Gavin to be our wedding photographer was a great choice! Right from the start he made an effort to get to know us and build a connection and understand what sort of pictures we wanted on the day.  Throughout the wedding day he worked so hard and was very easy to work with. He made us feel as comfortable as possible and didn’t push us if we wanted a rest or a mingle with guests. All our guests had nothing but positive things to say about Gavin and were very impressed.  The pictures were all we hoped for and we had a struggle to narrow them down for our wedding album, as there were so many good ones to choose from. The final albums were great and something we look forward to having as a great memento.


Gavin is one amazing photographer and seriously nice/ fun guy!  He photographed my best friends wedding a few days ago and could not have worked any harder! He did not stop from the moment he arrived to the very end! He listened to everything the bride and groom wanted and captured all those shots and more!  He made us all feel so comfortable and joined in with the fun mood of the day!  Having seen just a few of the photos I am so impressed! They are beautiful!!!  Would seriously recommend over and over!
Thank you Gavin!


We would totally recommend Gavin to everyone!!!  After making contact with Gavin, he took the time to meet with us and even visit our venue prior to the big day to get an essence of what we would want. He asked our opinions on the different types of shots and even asked if we had any of our own ideas for shots – fun / natural etc.

On the big day Gavin was there from the very beginning capturing the bridal party getting ready then ensuring he spent as much time with the groom separately before the main events. He was there until the very end, making sure all of the magical moments were captured. It felt like Gavin was our guest, rather than the hired photographer. He was so friendly, un-intrusive, fun and professional.  All of our family and friends commented how much they loved him and how great they thought he was – and that was before they had even seen the photographs!

The very next day Gavin had written a blog about our fantastic day and posted over 100 photographs – we couldn’t believe how stunning the images were and how hard he had worked – and that was just a snapshot of the day. Gavin produced the ultimate slideshow of our day on DVD with songs from the day, along with the most beautiful album. He took so many amazing photographs that we found it so difficult to decide which ones to include in the album!!

To this day, all of our family still comment on how great Gavin was and the wonderful photos he took. The photographs were so beautiful that a Bridal Magazine actually contacted us via Gavin to ask permission to write an article about our day and use some of the photographs for their next issue – we were so proud to be asked and of course we accepted.


Mark and I want to say the biggest, collossal THANK YOU!  You made our day beyond perfect.  It was truly magical! You captured not only the best romantic moments but the natural love that Mark and I share so thank you for being our photographer and a new friend!

We wish you lots of luck with your business and luck in life!


We've just seen our beautiful photographs on the slideshow..... once again I'm crying lol.. seriously beautiful, I could not of asked for anything better.

One word for you Mr Conlan ..... "OUTSTANDING"

Thank you for taking the most important photos of our lives and being part of our special day.  Once again me and Rick cannot thank you enough....


We are over the moon with our simply stunning wedding photos click on this link for our blog and a sample of what fantastic photos we have from both our engagement shoot and our wedding day.  Gavin is a true professional, artistic and creative and has produced the most amazing photos, more than we could have hoped for. If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding then Gavin Conlan is the best you could find!


Unbelievable photographer!!! Our family photos were amazing, our wedding photos are out of this world!!! Couldn’t be a nicer guy too...  Will use again and again! X