Hello!  I am Clare Kentish, an established photographer specialising in weddings and portraits, based in Rayleigh in Essex.  I’ve been photographing weddings in and around Essex over the last 10 years working on catching those natural and beautiful moments.

I’ve worked my way up the ladder from cleaning the studio floor, to photographing weddings, babies, animals and everything in between, and I’ve loved every minute of it (well, mostly!)


Clare The Wedding Photographer
I love to make people laugh, and I love to help. I’m always happiest if my Bride & Groom and their guests are happy and I think that shows in the pictures.
I think the pictures probably speak for themselves, so here is a bit about me:

I go a bit ‘extra mile’ I think…
I’ll cry at least once, usually during the ceremony – though I try and hide it!
I don’t clock-watch, if you’re running  late – that’s OK by me.
I’ll let other guests take pictures – and get people laughing for them.
I butter up vicars to let me take pictures (flash off, be quiet and don’t move too much!)I’ll pull tissues out from the camera bag, wet ones and sweets for the kids, needle and thread just in case. I’ve even given a Bride my spare bra! (This doesn’t happen at every wedding…)
I’ll ask a million questions before the big day… Who? What? Where? When? I don’t want to miss a thing!

In a nutshell, I really like photographing weddings!

Clare The Family Photographer
I ran a studio for a few years, so I’ve photographed tiny babies to huge families.
I’ve worked with kids and animals in the same sitting!

Nowadays I prefer to work ‘on location’ – in a house or garden, at the beach or park, something a bit more personal and unique, but always happy to venture back into the studio.

Clare The Corporate Photographer
I have photographed for an auction house for a few years, creating good quality, informative images of nearly 2000 lots per month. Every day is unique, I can photograph a range of items, from jewellery, ceramics and paintings, right through to large items of furniture.
I have also worked on various promotional projects all tailored to the individual businesses needs.

Everyday is different in the world of photography but I wouldn’t swap it for a minute :)