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Award Winning Images

“A selection of Award winning images from the Vault of Essay Photography.”

- Sean O'Shaughnessy

Award Winning Images..

Nicholson Single Cover

We are proud of our Music Photography and the 35 years or so that I have worked with so many bands.

This particular photograph features a Burlesque Dancer Lux De Lioux and was shot for use as a cover of an original song "Take a Moment by Nicholson a Britpop outfit from the west Midlands.  

Fashion Shoot

A shoot in the woods inspired by a Nymph concept led to a Highly Commended image with the MPA shoot locally in woodland with Alice

Belvoir Wedding

One of the best settings from a wedding we shot in Belvoir Castle nr Nottingham. A Spectacular setting in King Henry VIII home with Dan and Michelle on their wedding day.

L'Oreal Colour Trophy

A Head shot image entered into the L'oreal Colour Trophy of Yasmin de Christie with a Silver award from the MPA and Qualifing image for L'oreal Finalist Hairdressers

Runaway Bride

A post - wedding day capture of Justine from her wedding day sequence of her marriage to Craig. This has draw great attention from many - including an amarican horse magazine and awareded Silver from the MPA. 

Flour Power - Dance

Dance photography is one of the most expressive and beautiful form captured in our portfolios. This one of Millie won Silver award - Second Place in the New Entrant to the MPA awards in 2019  

Demi - Singer / Songwriter

First saw Demi when she was busking on the streets of Birmingham - a real talent this was taken for a shoot for her EP. Check out her music at: https://www.demimarriner.co.uk/

Craig & Kim

Highly Commended Image with the MPA for this photograph taken at Craig and Kim's wedding in Alcester.

British Men's Haidressing Awards

Image from the British Mens Hairdressing awards with L'Oreal with Hairdresser Victor. Highly Commended award with MPA


Solihull Wedding Photographer


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Wedding Photographer - Solihull

Your Local Wedding Photographer in Solihull.

You are very welcome to browse around our site and view some of our past weddings please feel free to call me, Skype me, Email me or text me for further information on our wedding offers. We have taken the step of limiting our bookings so the weddings we do are more special and we have more time to offer you a bespoke service incorporating “that little bit EXTRA” that is not on offer elsewhere…

We have built up a reputation of being the “Unobtrusive Photographer” at your wedding and we provide beautiful and relaxed wedding photography in a variety of locations from castles to churches and some of the finest hotels in the area.  We believe we are there to Create and Capture Beautiful images for you. We are NOT there to be the focal part of your day!

– Sean


Why Choose Us?

I get to do what I love for work. There are not many people who get up and enjoy their working week, but I feel blessed every day when I get my camera in my hand and I get to work with creative and inspiring people. My camera paints with Light s and make things happen. I excel at this because I absolutely love it- and it comes natural. I have the deepest passion for what I do..


What we do..

We offer a pre-wedding meet to discuss your requirements for the most important day of your life and we work out what YOU really want to cover for your day. We get to know each other before your wedding day so you feel relaxed and at ease when we capture some of the most precious moments of your life as they unfold before you. The images are timeless and will bring back the Wedding day to life whenever you look through your album in the years to come.

What we DONT do:

we don’t dictate your day, we DONT rush off out when you sit down for your wedding Breakfast. We DONT annoy your wedding Guests with lengthy photographs.

We are here to make your day run smoothly and above all enjoyable for you and your guests!!


What we don't do..

What we DONT do:

we don’t dictate your day, we DONT rush off out when you sit down for your wedding Breakfast. We DONT annoy your wedding Guests with lengthy photographs.

We are here to make your day run smoothly and above all enjoyable for you and your guests!!


What to Expect from us..

What to expect from us:

•Meet at the Brides house for preparation shots of the Bridal party getting ready

•Over to the Groom to capture the Lads preparations (location and time allowing – or second photographer)

•Back with the Bride for the all important last shots with her DAD as a single woman and Dressed Bridal images

•Arrivals of the Groom and men at the ceremony and capture the Brides arrival and Bridesmaid PHotographs

•Ceremony Photographs and Signing of the Registry

•Images of the newly married couple and you exit the ceremony, Family images Confetti Photographs

•We leave you to have some time with your guests at the Wedding Breakfast and Reception and we take documentary style images of the guests enjoying themselves.

•Selective groupings are taken of the Bridal party’s Requests and we release you to enjoy time with your guests


21st Century ABBA

21st Century ABBA

Live Music - 21st Century ABBA

I was delighted to capture a set of images from 21st Century ABBA's live show in Birmingham at the Crescent Theatre. Together with my colleague Peter was captured a set of images of this fantastic band. ABBA fans these are a must to go see.

a fantastic 2 hour show with costume changes and a myriad of songs from ABBA got the whole audience up dancing - what a fantastic night

21st century ABBA

Nina, Indrija, Marcus and Greg are 21st Century ABBA and they will fly you back to the time when ABBA ruled the pop music world!  Playing all the hits and unforgettable ABBA songs with rocking guitar solos and the breathtaking piano parts.  And let’s not forget, they really look look quite like the fab four too! All the songs are performed live on stage, so come on! Join them at their next gig.

21st century ABBA

Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot

Lifestyle Family Photoshoot

“Some times the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

Winnie the Pooh

So what is a family Lifestyle shoot?

Where do we go for our Photo Shoot?

For your Lifestyle Family Photo Shoot we want you to have a set of dynamic lifestyle portraits, meaning not looking too formal, but showing your family in a stylised setting.

 We pick a location that suits your family, usually including something you enjoy together - a nice personal setting will be key in your photos.

What do we wear?

Make sure you’re all comfortable in what you’re wearing. If something is too tight, or you feel self-conscious, you won’t relax and it will show in the photographs. For that reason it’s best to choose a favourite outfit; something you always feel good in.

Bring a little help...

A great way to make a photograph special is to bring along something that’s very personal to you. For example it could be related to a hobby, your favourite sport, a book that means something to you, or if you play a musical instrument – bring it along… within reason of course!

What should i do next?

 We have a mini guide we can send you to help prepare for your family Lifestyle Photo Shoot. Children looking uninterested and not engaged will not produce the best images so we have a few tips for you to look at to enable your children to be themselves and act naturally throughout the shoot.

More information on our webpage lifestyle Portraits: https://essayphotography.co.uk/lifestyle-portriats/

Below is a link to request a Brochure - simply fill it in, we can send you this in return and set you on your journey.. to wonderful family images

Lifestyle Photo Shoot

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