Basildon Photography Services

Searching for a Basildon photographer? Look no further! Jonathan Owen, a professional photographer based in Basildon, offers event photography services at affordable prices. Starting from just £150, his packages cover a wide range of events.

Basildon Event Photography for 20 years.

As a professional event photographer born and raised in Essex, it brings me tremendous joy to capture beautiful memories right in my own backyard of Basildon and the surrounding areas. Having provided dedicated event photography services in this region for over 15 years, I’ve developed an intimate understanding of local venues, clients, and the community itself. This allows me to infuse an extra level of meaning and personalization into every event I photograph.


Authentic, Candid Event Photography Reflecting the Beauty of Everyday Life

My photography style is authentic and focused on seizing candid, unscripted moments as they unfold. I believe the most powerful photographs are often spontaneous and highlight the raw essence of an experience.

Rather than posing people or dictating shots, I prefer blending into the background and letting life happen naturally. This allows me to capture all those wonderful in-between moments that might otherwise go unseen: the emotional hug between newlyweds, the unbridled laughter of friends sharing an inside joke, the joyful tears during a heartfelt speech.

The goal is to produce imagery that reflects the authentic spirit of your special event, from the extravagant to the intimate. I want viewers to feel as though they’re right there, soaking in all the sights, sounds, and emotions.


Leveraging Local Knowledge to Find the Best Photo Opportunities in Basildon

Having grown up and currently residing in Leigh-on-Sea, I know this region of Essex extremely well. Over years of photographing events throughout Basildon, I’ve uncovered countless gorgeous photo locations, from sprawling country parks to historic manor houses.

Some favourite Basildon event venues I’ve worked with include:

  • Langham Hall – An elegant Georgian-style building set on gorgeous grounds, perfect for weddings and corporate events
  • Friern Manor – A luxurious private estate boasting manicured gardens for fairy-tale wedding shots
  • Wat Tyler Country Park – Featuring lush greenery, scenic lakes, and abundant wildlife for vibrant nature photography
  • Cromwell Manor – A distinctive Tudor-style venue space nestled amidst peaceful countryside

I’m also well-connected with other excellent local vendors should you need assistance arranging catering, entertainment, rentals, or coordinating other event details.


Capturing Any Type of Event, Large or Small

Event Photography Specialties

Corporate Events

  • Conferences & Seminars
  • Trade Fairs & Exhibitions
  • Corporate Retreats & Incentive Programs
  • Product Launches
  • Business Dinners
  • Networking Events

Private Celebrations

  • Weddings & Engagements
  • Birthday Parties
  • Family Reunions
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Baby Showers
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Community Events

  • Concerts & Music Festivals
  • Theatre & Dance Performances
  • Art Exhibitions & Gallery Openings
  • Film Premieres & Festivals
  • Cultural Celebrations & Festivals

Athletic Events

  • Professional & Amateur Sports Competitions
  • Marathons & Races
  • Award Ceremonies & Gala Dinners

Essentially, if your upcoming occasion brings people together to mark a special moment, I can visually preserve those memories with stunning photography!


Reviews from local clients

Over the years, I’ve received rave feedback and reviews from Basildon event clients across numerous industries and private spheres. A few particularly glowing testimonials include:

Corporate Event Client

“Jonathan was an absolute gem at our corporate event. His professionalism shone through, capturing every important moment with such finesse. Our team was particularly impressed with the candid shots, bringing out the essence of our event. A huge thank you to Jonathan for delivering beyond our expectations!”

Family Reunion Organiser

“For our family reunion, we were fortunate to have Jonathan as our photographer. His warm approach made everyone feel comfortable, and the photos turned out splendidly, encapsulating the joy and togetherness of our gathering. We’re truly grateful for his exceptional work.”

Charity Gala Planner

“Jonathan’s expertise was evident at our charity gala. His ability to blend into the background and capture the emotion and significance of the evening was remarkable. The photographs were stunning and conveyed the spirit of our event perfectly.”


Photography Pricing Details

  • Base rate starts at £150 for 2 hours of event coverage

  • Additional hours beyond the initial 2 are £50/hour

  • Charitable/non-profit events receive a 25% discount on services

  • Deposit of £75 reserves your booking date (non-refundable if cancelled)

  • Free travel within the Southend-on-Sea borough

  • Small £1/mile travel fee applies for destinations beyond Southend-on-Sea

  • Edited high resolution digital images are included in costs

  • Private online gallery provided with printing/delivery service available

Shoot durations are also reasonably flexible if you require extra time at an event to capture all essential moments. Simply enquire for custom quote.

For weddings specifically, extended 8+ hour collections capturing your full wedding day story are available. Just get in touch to discuss your vision.

Please feel free to check event photography pricing fully and reach out with any questions. I’m happy to tailor solutions to meet your exact budgets and needs where possible!


Over 15 Years Perfecting Event Photography in Basildon

With over a decade and a half of specialized experience photographing events throughout Basildon, you can trust that I have the skills and knowledge necessary to produce amazing results!

Some key benefits my history in event photography lends to clients includes:

A keen eye for poignant moments and gorgeous lighting scenarios

Logistical know-how to coordinate shots efficiently without interrupting events

A customisable approach catered to your particular needs and priorities

Strong working relationships with local vendors to arrange photography details

Familiarity shooting in diverse conditions from cramped reception halls to sprawling outdoor festivals

A talent for putting guests at ease so images feel vibrant versus stiff and posed

Artistic expertise editing images for visually pleasing, cohesive albums you’ll treasure

Reasonable Basildon Photography Pricing Built to Fit Different Needs

I recognize that each client has a unique budget and set of needs when planning any type of event. That’s why I offer tiered Basildon event photography packages designed to provide quality at a fair rate for various circumstances.

Photography Services

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Who I've worked with

Just a few of the event brands and venues I have worked with, want to work with me? Get in touch!


Photography Enquiries

Got a question, or want to find out more about my event photography in Basildon? Drop me a message, please try and include as much information about your event as you can.

Booking a Photographer in Essex

If you’re looking to hire me as your photographer in Basildon, Essex for an event, please provide as much info as possible (event date, location venue/address, estimated number of attendees, and hours of photography coverage needed).

To confirm your booking, a standard £75 deposit is required. This can be arranged once I’ve received your event information.

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    I’ve worked at a wide range of venues in the Southend-on-Sea area, from the nightclubs in the heart of Southend to the beautiful wedding venues a little further out such as The Lawn in Rochford or The Roslin Hotel in Thorpe Bay.