bottled up

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42 Buckerills, Basildon SS13 3ER

Chris was truly outstanding.
Very professional and got all the shots we could have wished for and more.


~Nick & Zoe

EEEK, You're Engaged!

…but now what?

Firstly, take a deep breath & soak it all in – you two have been on an incredible journey so far & now you’re planning for an epic adventure like no other.

Okay ready for the next step?

Honestly, it’s a wedding jungle out there with so many choices – I feel your pain. My humble slice of the internet will help you imagine how you’ll feel when you take that awesome leap with your best friend. Your butterfly moments will be hard to describe but my photography will remember the little things long after you’ve forgotten everything.

Let me take you back to when your favourite person in the world asked you to be part of their life forever. What did you feel at the exact moment it happened?

All of the above?

It’s a one-off feeling where words aren’t quite good enough to explain right? Just imagine freezing that very moment & capturing this emotion so you can relive it forever. What an incredible keepsake.

I’ve been on some cool adventures in my time but nothing trumps the wow factor of a wedding day. Delivering fleeting moments that show HOW YOU FELT at any given time is my drug of choice and you’ll have so many to look through on your big day.

The heart pounding second you see each other for the first time during the ceremony.

The look you give each other when you become husband and wife.


You’ll plan every last detail, yet it’s a scary thought that your lasting memories are in the hands of someone else.

For many this is it. Once and once only.

This is your story & I’m here to document every beautiful moment of it. I make art for the adventure seekers, dreamers & the wildly in love. If this sounds like you, then we’re a heck of a match.

Make sure you have someone tell your story the way you always imagined it.

I’m Chris Woodman – a perspective you can trust.
Ready to bottle up your butterflies?


Creative wedding photographer Essex, London, UK, Europe & Worldwide.

Fun, relaxed & unobtrusive creative wedding photographer. Hi I’m Chris Woodman, a wedding photographer in Essex but ready to travel the world for the cause. I photographed 44 weddings last year and I’d like to thank each and every one of my couples who allowed me to be part of their big day celebrations. My photographic style defines who I am and I’m lucky enough to now call myself an award winning photographer which I’m proud of.

I’m first and foremost a creative wedding photographer with a vision to be one of the best wedding photographers in Essex & the UK, having worked at some of the most prestigious wedding venues in Essex & beyond. I’ve photographed weddings at places like Leez Priory, The Fennes, Crondon Park, High House, Braxted Park, Gibson Hall, The ICA building and many more. This in turn builds up strong relationships with some fantastic contacts in the industry from wedding makeup artists, wedding planners & toastmasters right through to wedding film videographers.

Bride and groom hug under an umbrella during a night time shot in the falling rain

The photos and memories Chris captured mean the world to me
and I could not recommend him enough.


~Cheryl & Rob

I have a laid back unobtrusive approach to a wedding day and my couples love that. I tend to photograph from afar when possible so your true personalities shine through (guiding when needed). Your big day will then be presented in one of my luxury wedding albums from Italy. Completely hand made using the finest materials. If you’d like to cut to the chase and view my wedding photography packages & prices, here’s a quick shortcut for you: wedding photography packages.

Some couples are very specific in what they want their big day to look like and others are browsing for inspiration. I’m working on my portfolio all the time but it’s a great place to start to see if you like my photographic style. I’d recommend that you take a look to see if we’re a good fit. If I had to put a label on my style I’d say I’m a wedding photographer for the fashionable bride. Here’s my wedding portfolio page that may give you some ideas for your wedding day.

I’m pretty much a one-stop shop for wedding information so feel free to get in touch with regards to your big day and I’ll be happy to help with more than just your wedding photography requirements.

I look forward to hearing from you all!


When you hear ‘made in Italy’, you think style, elegance, & attention to detail. I’ve sourced the finest producers of luxury wedding albums in the industry for you. These albums take 5 weeks to produce, handmade from start to finish but my word, are they worth the wait. I’ve been in this industry for over 10 years now and I’ve never come across anything quite like this. Truly a happy ending for your memories!



I’ve been a creative wedding photographer in Essex long enough to understand when something special is about to happen. Anticipation is key to successful and highly charged moments on a big day. Moments that you cannot recreate once they’re over. A one in a million shot which could be a simple look, kiss, cuddle or shedding of a tear. This is what makes a photograph ‘great’ and it’s these that you will cherish the most. 




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