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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

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29 hires on Bark
11 hour response time

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20 October 2022

We booked Ash for our wedding on the 14th October! the best decision we made. from the outset Ash was friendly and very accommodating. our wedding consultation made us feel very at ease and we knew we were in the right hands. on the day Ash arrived on time and kept us all to time and was a saviour with My time keeping! he made all of love our guests feel comfortable and so hopefully some very natural photos. we had a sneak on the day of a couple of shots and to say we were pleased with those would be an understatement. we cannot wait to see the final product and keep those memories forever 💜 More...

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20 October 2022

We booked Ash for our wedding on the 14th October! the best decision we made. from the outset Ash was friendly and very accommodating. our wedding consultation made us feel very at ease and we knew we were in the right hands. on the day Ash arrived on time and kept us all to time and was a saviour with My time keeping! he made all of love our guests feel comfortable and so hopefully some very natural photos. we had a sneak on the day of a couple of shots and to say we were pleased with those would be an understatement. we cannot wait to see the final product and keep those memories forever 💜 More...

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30 June 2022

we had Ashley for our wedding and couldn't be happier. Most amazing & friendly photographer who made everyone laugh and feel at ease. so many people complimented about him and even how great he was with the kids too. defo a bonus with keeping me up to speed with timings and even making sure my boys suits and ties were tucked in and straight 🤣👌🏻 100% recommend and cannot wait to see our photos🥰 More...

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30 June 2022

we had Ashley for our wedding and couldn't be happier. Most amazing & friendly photographer who made everyone laugh and feel at ease. so many people complimented about him and even how great he was with the kids too. defo a bonus with keeping me up to speed with timings and even making sure my boys suits and ties were tucked in and straight 🤣👌🏻 100% recommend and cannot wait to see our photos🥰 More...

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1 November 2021

Such a great person very friendly great with the kids and sediment even know he was there and he’s got a way of getting the perfect shot even when your kids don’t wanna play the game there’s just the magic button on the camera that gets them in the photo mood thank you again for doing our wedding photos would not recommend anyone else thank you 😃

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1 November 2021

Such a great person very friendly great with the kids and sediment even know he was there and he’s got a way of getting the perfect shot even when your kids don’t wanna play the game there’s just the magic button on the camera that gets them in the photo mood thank you again for doing our wedding photos would not recommend anyone else thank you 😃

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4 August 2020

Ashley was so calm and friendly. He captured our day beautifully and he was extremely professional. It was like having an old friend take your photo he made us feel so at ease.

3 August 2020

Amazing!!! Have recommend to everyone that is getting married in the area. Amazing photos. Ashley captures natural photos so well without you even realise his there. Will definitely be using again for different events in the future. Thank you again Ashley !! More...

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23 July 2020

Wedding Photography

Couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Looking back, he made both myself and my wife feel so relaxed and He literally ended up like one of my groomsmen on the day.

He didn't over charge either. Absolutely brilliant guy.

What a legend!

I waited 1 year and 4 months after the wedding to write this review. The quality of the work and professionalism he offers really does stand the test of time!
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31 May 2020

Wedding Photography

Great experience, great pictures. Ashley is a pleasure to work with!

24 February 2020

Ashley was a fantastic at out wedding such a people's person very welcoming and friendly and made me feel very comfortable during the whole day, he did my sisters wedding before mine and once I'd seen him in action and seen his work after I knew I wanted to book him too. just simply amazing and good communication before and after the wedding he delivered the pictures personally and sat and looked through them with me which was a nice as he didnt have to do that, would recommend him 100% and will be looking to do a family shoot with him in the summer too thanks Ashley for being brilliant xx More...

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15 October 2019

Thanks Ashley for such amazing photos from our wedding day 10/08/19 . The photos are of the highest quality and leave us with lovely memories from our Wedding day . You took photos that others wouldn’t dream of taking and you stayed with us to capture our evening also . We made a great friend in you Ash and we really appreciate everything you did . Thanks mate ???? More...

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12 July 2019

Ashley Turning moments into memories! You do more than that! We couldn’t have asked for anyone else to photograph our big day! Ashley has hit all the photographs we have seen so far spot on! He was very much a welcomed guest on the day by that I mean he just blended in so well! Always smiling, always upbeat and our guests couldn’t have asked for more! They loved him! Ashley is kind, caring and considerate, I was not well myself and he was always offering me a break during the planned photographs. He knows what pictures to take and will gently direct in how to get them! If you want amazing photographs Ash really is the man! We can’t thank you enough for your continued support and are very excited to see all of the final images! More...

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26 September 2018

We've not seen the photos yet as the wedding was only on the weekend, but I cannot recommend Ash enough - this guy literally went above and beyond what you would expect of a photographer, he was an integral part of our day, wiping makeup off my suit, bringing order to get all the photos we wanted, helping with the planning to ensure we had time and bringing a calmness and sense of humour that was invaluable. Ash, we cannot thank you enough. We can't wait to see the photos, we know they'll be perfect. More...

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26 July 2018

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

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26 July 2018

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.
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26 July 2018

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

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26 July 2018

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 More...

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26 July 2018

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 More...

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26 July 2018

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 �

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26 July 2018

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 More...

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26 July 2018

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. More...

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26 July 2018

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. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

26 July 2018

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 More...

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26 July 2018

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! More...

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26 July 2018

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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26 July 2018

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.

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26 July 2018

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

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26 July 2018

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 :-)

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26 July 2018

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

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26 July 2018

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

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26 July 2018

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 More...

Reviewed on Facebook

28 June 2018

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 !! More...

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24 May 2018

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) More...

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26 April 2018

PNC Logos was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with them in the future. They were prompt in all responses. Made as many revisions as needed to get exactly want I wanted for my business logo and made sure I was happy. I highly recommend working with them. You will not be disappointed. More...

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15 November 2017

General Photography

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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19 September 2017

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.

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Q&As

There are two secret approaches I'll take during a wedding:-

1. The waiting game - Light is a photographer's dream and nightmare and waiting for that moment as the sun bends around the corner giving the perfect light as the subject form the perfect composition. But the secret to this approach is harnessing my intuition understating where to be, and what setting to dial and click... it's the perfect natural moment... it's the way I love to photograph...

2. The Hunt - A wedding is filled with hundreds of spontaneously emotions and moments, the hunt is the photos I'll take that will tell the story of the day. When the couple after the wedding say "We didn't even know you were there" & "I don't remember that happening". It's an art in itself to be able to camouflage into a crowd whilst carrying cameras, lenses and equipment.

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.

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.

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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