gavin conlan photography Ltd

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Gavin Conlan photography Ltd is a professional wedding and portrait photography business based in Halstead, Essex. Essex Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017/2018 & multi award winner.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Images on DVD
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
gavin conlan photography Ltd is available for wedding commissions throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and all Worldwide destinations. As well as winning the Essex Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017-2018 award, gavin conlan photography Ltd is also featured in the prestigious Wedaward Top-30 International Wedding Photographers for 2017 and the Wedaward Top-10 International Wedding Photographers for 2018. gavin conlan photography has won 46 International Wedding Photography Awards to date. Wedding Collections 2019 price list start at £1,800 and all collections include full day coverage as standard.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gavin Conlan
Firstly, congratulations on your engagement, my name is Gavin and I’m a full time professional wedding photographer and I’m here to help you! Can I ask you a question, How important is wedding photography to you?? If its really important then you're my perfect client. I've been blessed to have a career thats surrounded by love and beauty, taking photos that capture those emotions is what I live for...


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Emma Brooks Make- Up
Wedding: December 2017
December 2017
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
Beautiful Hair 4 Weddings
Wedding: November 2017
December 2017
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.
Judy and Matt
Married in November 2017
November 2017
Gavin shot our intimate wedding vow renewal...
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!
Louisa and Kenny
Married in November 2017
November 2017
We had an engagement shoot with Gavin in London
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. 
Essex Wedding Awards
Wedding: November 2017
November 2017
Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017-2018
Wedding Photographer of the Year Gavin Conlan photography 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.
Laura and Susanth
Married in November 2017
November 2017
He is an amazing guy and we are very grateful
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.

Parklands Quendon Hall Wedding Show

19th January 2020
gavin conlan photography will be exhibiting at Parklands Quendon Hall this Sunday between 12PM and 4PM.
Location & Contact Details


Halstead, Essex, England

Travel Notes

35mins from Stansted Airport, 15mins from Braintree Railway Station

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Stansted Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (4)

Absolute Bridal Magazine
Absolute Bridal
An Essex Wedding
The Wedding Planner

Accreditations / Associations (2)

Licentiate Qualification from the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Industry Awards (9)

Essex Wedding Awards - Photographer of the Year Finalist 13/14/15/16/17/19
An Essex Wedding - Wedding of the Year Finalist 2016 Wedding Awards 2018
6x Gold & 15 Highly Commended Awards from the SWPP

What is your most memorable wedding?

I cannot choose one wedding, all my weddings are memorable in their own special way. I love my clients and I now class them as friends.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

1. Creative 2. Emotional 3. Fine Art 4. Story Telling 5. Romantic

What about your business are you most proud of?

Just recently being rewarded for all my hard work and being voted in the Wedaward Top-10 International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book your wedding suppliers and venue as soon as possible, my business books up to 2 years in advance.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

To many to choose!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I work with them throughout their wedding journey from initial consultations, to pre-production meetings, photographing their wedding, post production to album design.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

I love the couple shots, so a must would be a selection of couple portraits that have the emotional connection and tells the story of the new husband and wife.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

For me I would say I took a photo of the bride and groom shoes and socks, the bride was wearing custom made converse and the groom was wearing iron man socks.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Creativity!!! Photographing in the rain is very atmospheric plus this photographer always brings a bridal umbrella for you to keep dry.

Describe how you got into photography.

Please visit my about me page on my website!/about to find out more about my photography journey.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount£100 OFF ALL WEDDING ALBUM COLLECTIONS when quoting GCPLBrideBook2020
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