Ashley Jay Brent Photography

Ashley Jay Brent Photography

Ashley Jay Brent Photography is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019

Ashley Jay Brent Photography locationLangdon Hills, Essex

Elite Pro (21 Reviews)

It's the little hidden moments I see and the expressions I capture to tell a story that make me a photographer. The cameras help along with the technical training and over 17 years of experience in family portraiture and wedding photography

I'm a little bit more than 'just a photographer'. I'm that calm one in the room when the place is on meltdown, stitching up the best man’s trousers, arranging a bridesmaid’s bouquet out of thin air and untangling a father of the bride from the ribbons of the wedding car. Not to mention hiking the extra mile up the hill or laying down in mud to get 'that shot' if you've heard the stories possibly the photographer was me!

I’ll be there personally every step of the way, through the consultation and booking, answering any questions night or day, behind the camera (dancing if needed) and presenting to you your photos, storybook albums, slideshow and prints. With over 17 years experience that includes celebrities, high-end studios and sailing the seven seas, as a specialist full-time wedding photographer I’m also available for every type of social photography, studio and location family and baby portraiture and model portfolios. I’ve got the skeleton key to help you relax and put you at ease whilst capturing the natural expressions of the day, whilst simultaneously entertaining the little ones.

Now get in touch so we can talk about you and your wedding day in detail

Feel free to message me directly for an exclusive offer, either via my website or facebook page :)

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Ashley Jay Brent Photography Reviews


Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Linda Butler
5 29/05/2018 Linda Butler

Not only an amazingly friendly, helpful guy ( even carrying needle and thread ) but a totally fabulous photographer ! Having just seen the full range of the video and photographs that Ashley took of our son and his fiancée s wedding four weeks ago I am absolutely blown away. The way he engaged with the children who were less interested in having their photos taken was fantastic and he even happily took photos for us, of us, with our own cameras, a service above and beyond. Can not recommend highly enough ! Thank you so much !!

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Tanya Delroyd
5 06/05/2018 Tanya Delroyd

OMG !! This man is amazing xx from the previews of Amy and Craig's wedding photos you can just tell the rest are going to be amazing. From helping on the day to keeping the kids entertained to making you feel comfortable and at ease this man has it all!!!! Amazing service!!!! (Amy's bridesmaid)

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Nichola Halle
5 15/11/2017 Nichola Halle

Words can't describe how pleased I am I chose Ashley to be my wedding photographer, he did a wonderful job and was brilliant from start to finish. We opted for the platinum package and was not disappointed in anyway. An added bonus was that all our guests can download any photos from the day for free. Ashley knows how to capture the day perfectly and we was overjoyed when we got to see the end results. The pictures are very professionally done with a good mix of original and traditional ideas which was important for us. The lighting effects in some of the pics are just amazing. The whole day goes by so fast but Ashley did a brilliant job of capturing all the little moments we had forgotten about and he knows exactly what he's doing. He's very relaxed and an easy person to get on with so you can feel secure he's going to do his very best for you on such an important day. Even the little details from making sure the buttonholes are placed correctly (as the groom put his on wrong) to making all the kids laugh and capturing those lovely moments. The photo booth was a massive hit with some hilarious photos, I would definitely recommend having that. Anyone looking for a wedding photographer or for any event needs to go to this man as I can't recommend him enough. Thanks again Ashley. Next time we need a photographer we'll be coming to you!

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Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Carla Lyons
5 Carla Lyons

Ashley done my wedding, he is a fanstatic photographer and puts everyone at ease when taking pictures. A lovely helpful guy too so very highly recommended.

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Laura Forbes
5 Laura Forbes

Would highly recommend Ash. He did the photography at our wedding and the photos are great. And he is such a nice guy. Thanks again

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Maria Arrowsmith
5 Maria Arrowsmith

Highly recommend ashley jay brent for all occasions he was very good with children making them smile and laugh.
Captured so many beautiful photographs from my sisters big day
Friendly and polite :-)

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Stuart Glover
5 Stuart Glover

Ash was the photographer at my wedding in 2009 and he was fantastic, brilliant with all ages instantly putting us all at ease, and his shots are breath taking x thanks again Ash x

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by James Fullman
5 James Fullman

Thank you for covering our wedding at Prested Hall.Me and Ellen are so grateful you went above and beyond our expectations.A fantastic photographer

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Chloe Rose
5 Chloe Rose

We had the pleasure of working with Ash on a wedding last month and he was absolutely brilliant! He is a brilliant photographer and a wonderful person, calm, reassuring and he has a genuine care for his clients. Really look forward to working with him again! Huge love from Wedding Rose Videography! xxx

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Samantha Canning
5 Samantha Canning

Ashley was absolutely amazing at our wedding, and has made such special memories of our day! Wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to anyone, thanks so much x

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Clare Hosein
5 Clare Hosein

Ashley photographed my wedding in November and I can honestly say my husband and me are over the moon with our photographs.
Ash is such a lovely guy.
Amazing, amazing, amazing.
I cannot recommend Ashley enough.
Massive 5⭐️'s, if I could give more I would.

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Helen Blaney
5 Helen Blaney

absolutely blown away with my wedding photos 30th july 2016 ashley went out of he way for us from start to finish we had full package with photo booth we loved he work that much we going booked him again for us vow renewal in 10 years time � xx

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Kelly Phillips
5 Kelly Phillips

Wow wow wow! Ashley is so much more than a photographer! What a truly lovely man. He helped me and my husband (eek still excited about that) so much from beginning to end of our wedding. We have four children ourselves and there was 20 at the wedding. One of ours really struggles socially and we was so concerned about him. Ashley really took time with him and we have never seen our son so relaxed. Can't wait to see our photos! Thank you Ashley. Xxx

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Vikki Gregson
5 Vikki Gregson

Ash was the photographer for our wedding and we couldn't have asked for more. Everybody found him to be a relaxed, friendly guy who made everyone feel at ease. Absolutely great with the kids and the photos that he produced are of amazing quality with a combination of planned shots and natural pictures. We would highly recommend him and we look forward to seeing him in the future for our family photo shoot!!! XX

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Luke Canning
5 Luke Canning

Ashley done our wedding on the 29.7.17 We are so happy with the photos could not recommend him more great photos and a very nice guy.

Thanks very much �

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Anita Davidson
5 Anita Davidson

Im not sure I can add to what everyone else has said about Ashley. What a lovely man and my word...he can certainly take good photos! There is no second chance on your wedding day to get things right, well Ashley doesnt need two goes, as he gets it right first time round. We have just had our photos from him of our very special day, and we are absolutely delighted with them. I don't think he took one bad photo us us, our family or any guest. We do however now have a big problem....which ones do we chose for our album as they are all good!!!! Ashley is professional yet personable. He listened to the types of photos that we wanted, and he delivered! I have no problem recommending him to any who wants a fantastic job done. He has enabled us to remember our wedding day for many many years to come. Thank you Ashley. x

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Clare Tomkins-White
5 Clare Tomkins-White

Ashley is absolutely fantastic. Not only are his photos brilliant but Ashley as a person is very professional and down to earth. He photographed our wedding in oct and the photos are even better than we had wished for , and Ashley fitted into our wedding day perfectly even helping with organising us all. Highly recommended.

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Louise Buckleton
5 Louise Buckleton

Ashley he is amazing!! I will be recommending him to everyone who needs a photographer! He was so professional down to earth and at some points I didn't even know he was there taking photos but took some amazing shots. my wedding photos have come out amazing I love how he looks after you, organises you, friendly, and very patient. He's so good with children makes them smile, he's just so relaxed. He captures such natural photos even when I asked him of 3 pages of photos I wanted he went out his way and more to achieve this. Thank you so much for capturing mine and Andrews special day.

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Nicky Jackson
5 Nicky Jackson

Ash was our photographer for our wedding 4 weeks ago we can't put into words how absolutely fantastic he was, he captured every single part of our special day & is genuinely a really lovely guy our photos were beyond our expectations there is not one single photo we didn't like. We would highly recommend him & you will not be disappointed. We will definitely be using him again this time for family portraits. Thank you again ash for making our day so memorable xx

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Christopher CJ Barthram
5 Christopher CJ Barthram

Couldn’t have asked for a better person for the job. We had a meeting with Ashley and straight away knew we wanted him to capture our big day as he was very friendly and professional. On the wedding day he did a fantastic job of getting the best out of the guests and venue to take some great photos and he blended in so well that I didn’t even realise some of the pictures he had taken until we got to see them after. He photographed our wedding day exactly as we had asked and was so much more helpful than being ‘just the photographer’. We now have our final album and it looks amazing, we are both very pleased. I can’t recommend Ashley enough and would like to thank him for all the hard work from start to finish!

Review of Ashley Jay Brent Photography by Dawn Ruff
5 Dawn Ruff

Ash is amazing! Simple really, shall I just leave it there as a review?! ;)
He makes you feel so comfortable about everything from the moment you meet him!
Ash came to our house to discuss everything with us and all the options that he has to offer for the day, including the photo booth at the end of the night which we opted for.
He arrived on the day and was in the background taking photos, setting scenes, directly relatives, etc.
There is something about that cheeky smile that just calms you at a moment when maybe you should actually be loosing it but there is no need at all.
The sneak peaks we've had back from our fantastic day at Quendon Hall on 10th May are amazing, I cried watching the video back. And can't wait to see the rest of them!
Thank you again from the newly married Mr & Mrs D Ruff!

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What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?

There's two secret approaches I'll take during a wedding:-
1. The waiting game - Light is a photographers dream and nightmare and waiting for that moment as the sun bends round the corner giving the perfect light as the subject form the perfect composition. But the secret for this approach is harnessing my intuition understating where to be, what setting to dial and click... it's the perfect natural moment... it's the why I'm a photographer.
2. The Hunt - A wedding is filled with hundreds of spontaneously emotions and moments, the hunt is the photos I'll take when the couple after the wedding say 'We didn't even know you we're there' and 'I don't remember that happening'. Its an art in its self to be able to camouflage into a crowd whilst carrying huge cameras, lens and equipment.

What do you love most about your job?

There's nothing quite like the buzz of a wedding, and being there in the front row to document it all, but I love most actually comes after the wedding. I love seeing the reaction of my couples when I play back their photos to them for the first time, seeing their minds re-live there wedding day via my photos.

What inspired you to start your own business?

My son. I was working as the photographer/studio manager for a large Essex studio when I realised my son was just over 6months old and I had hardly seen him. Having my own business lets me be there for my family and be there personally for my clients and couples every step of the way.

Why should our clients choose you?

I tend to find that most couples who choose me to photograph their weddings are looking for someone to spend half the time blending into their wedding and capturing their day naturally, as it happens, without interfering. And the other half organising and helping the day flow while subtlety posing groups. All of the above come with no forced smiles.

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