South Woodham Ferrers

Near Chelmsford in Essex

My Essex Town

I'm stuffing my face with candy floss in this photograph from 1986.
I'm with my mum and sister walking home from a rainy May Day fete held over in Saltcoats Park.

My family moved here in 1983, there had been a marketing campaign to attract young families to this "new town", that was planned and built according to the Essex Design Guide.

South Woodham even had its own theme tune and advert!

Me on my last day of primary school in South Woodham Ferrers

My last day at primary school.

Photography in South Woodham Ferrers

King Edward's Road in South Woodham Ferrers in the snow.

I love how the snow changes where I live.
The quiet sound absorbing properties of snow.
The new light.

So one of the very few things that makes me jump out of bed is to wake up to snow.
Camera in hand.


Gimli Watch street sign in South Woodham Ferrers Essex

in Essex

The town planners of South Woodham Ferrers found inspiration beyond the Essex Design Guide of 1973, and looked to the works of Tolkien when it came to naming the streets.

Gandalf's Ride street sign in South Woodham Ferrers near Chelmsford. The sign is on a wall of red bricks.
Celeborn Street road sign Tolkien in South Woodham Ferrers in Essex. The sign is in a green bush.
A December morning in South Woodham Ferrers, looking out of the River Crouch. Residential park homes in Hullbridge across the water.
Bride and groom crossing Tysoe Street near Exmouth market. The woman is wearing a Halfpenny dress and is holding pink flowers, she is smiling widely at the camera. The groom is wearing a dark suit and pale pink tie. The Co-op and a phone box are in the background. Wedding photojournalism style photograph in London.

Wedding Photography

If you've ended up on this page looking for a photographer in Essex then this was my intention!

The best place to start is to read the article about my documentary style, how I approach wedding photography in a candid way, to see if it suits your personalities and how you want your day captured.

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Featured Weddings in Essex

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People in the snow up Bushy Hill locally known as Radar Hill. The hill overlooks South Woodham Ferrers.

See Also

South Woodham Ferrers: A Pictorial History by John Frankland

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