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The Secret Wedding Photographer



"The Secret Wedding Photographer is the one secret that should not be kept!"

Vinia & Matt


Informal Wedding Photography
Essex, UK

relaxed, authentic, no stress wedding photography

Hi! I'm Nicola, an Essex based photographer, living near the beautiful Thames Estuary. I would love to hang out with you on your big day and capture your most precious memories!

Hate having your photo taken? Me too!

So let's keep it casual and go with the flow. I understand that the day goes by in such a blur so it's really important that you spend your time making memories with family and friends, while I focus on capturing the beautiful moments that naturally occur.


I prefer to go unnoticed where possible - you might find me peering around corners or hiding out behind plants. But I also love to meet your guests and put them at ease too. This makes for great photos all round.

It's important to me that we build a warm and comfortable relationship. I want to discover your passions and quirks and confess some of my own. By building this trust, you can be confident that I will seamlessly fit into your day and capture what is most important to you with no straight lines and awkwardness.  




What you should know about me...

I am...

a mother to humans, plants, dog and chickens! Partner in crime to Simon

(16 years married!). A frustrated artist.

Lover of...

Food, friends and fine wines

I'm a sucker for... 

a rom-com/zombie apocalypse movie and a chocolate orange.

You will often find me...

in the bath, preferably with a good book!

Some might call me...

scruffy. Though I make an effort when it counts!

Three words to describe me:

adaptable, thoughtful, unflappable

What's most important to me?

Definitely memories - making them and capturing them. 



Do you offer wedding albums and prints?

Yes! I have found a great supplier for beautiful wedding albums which are now available in my online shop. You can order prints directly from your online gallery or download and print yourself. I am always happy to advise with printing and framing or quote for specific creations.

Will I get all of the photographs you take?

Nope. But this is a good thing! The editing process is equally as important as taking the photographs. If a photograph doesn't meet my high standards, it won't make the album. We will of course pre-plan and collaborate afterwards to make sure you have all the important images you want.

You take natural, spontaneous photographs but will you take family group shots?

Of course! I understand that you and other family members may want specific family shots. I just ask that you try to keep this the list fairly minimal so that you can focus on enjoying yourselves. I can grab shots with friends and distant relatives throughout the day.

What if our wedding does not fit your packages?

No worries! We will meet to discuss your plans and I will provide a tailored quote.

Any other questions? Feel free to drop me a message!


Services 2024

Ceremony only

Pre-wedding consultation

Up to 1  1/2 hours of coverage

Printing and sharing rights


75 images in an online  gallery

Travel within a 25 mile radius


Classic Coverage

Pre-wedding consultation

Pre-wedding photo session

Coverage from Ceremony to first dance

(up to  5 hours)

Printing and sharing rights

150+ images in an online  gallery

Travel within a 25 mile radius


Full Coverage

Pre-wedding consultation

Pre-wedding photo session

Coverage of Bridal preparations to first Dance (up to 7 hours)

Printing and sharing rights


200+ images on USB with wooden presentation box

Travel within a 25 mile radius


Additional Coverage

From the first dance to the exit of the Bride and Groom  (up to 3 hours)

Up to 100 

additional images



New for 2023

Let me create a beautiful wedding album for you...


"Simply, natural moments." 


Si & Laura

'It was a pleasure having Nicola do the photography for our big day. From day one she was quick with all communication and really listened to what we wanted, offering ideas from past experiences that she thought might work well for us. Nicola adapted well on the day as 50mph winds meant we had to change some original plans and she was not fazed at all through out. We are so happy with the service we received and the photos are just perfect, exactly what we were after, natural and capturing the memories.


Thanks so much for everything before, after and on the day, I won't hesitate to book you for future events .'


Award winner in the

Wedding Awards 2023...


Let's talk


I'd love to meet you and discuss your wedding plans. Book a no obligation introductory meeting by completing the contact form below.


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We will only collect necessary personal information i.e. telephone number, address (when necessary) and email address. No payment information is taken or stored. We use the personal information collected from you to facilitate taking your photographs, communicating with your regarding your photographs and other related products and services, and processing any resulting transactions . Such personal information as we collect is not used for any other purpose and is not shared. We will never share your images without prior written consent.
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