2017 Review // Chloe Lee Photo // Alternative Wedding Photographer Essex

Photo by Lucie Watson Photography

Photo by Lucie Watson Photography

Oh hey there! I hope you've all had a bloody brilliant Christmas, are suitably full from festive feasts and are ready for the New Year! I know a lot of people do "year in review" style posts so I thought I'd jump on that bandwagon and follow suit!  

2017 saw me photograph some awesome weddings and also branch out into photographing more families, parties and businesses as well as LOTS of styled wedding inspiration shoots and second shooting for lots of my awesome photographer friends! 

I definitely will have missed things out of these months but here's a brief overview and some photos of how the year looked!! 

"Lets begin at the beginning..."


  • Hannah & Cals wedding featured in Absolute Bridal Magazine
  • January Blues styled shoot with some awesome Essex Wedding suppliers at Captains Wood Barn (See more here)
  • I hung out with Emily & Rich and took some super cute family photos
  • I painted a plate! 


  • Photographed Terrys Surprise 30th Birthday party


  • Budworth Hall Wedding Fair
  • Modern Romance Styled Shoot
  • Stuart & Ashleys wedding at Bath Assembly Rooms

So my biggest achievement this year was finally having the confidence and courage to hand in my resignation letter ( I worked part time as a visual merchandiser) and become a full time freelance photographer. 

Alternative Wedding Photography - Captains Wood Barn Essex 
Alternative family photography Essex - Day in the Life photography
Alternative Wedding Photography Budworth Hall Ongar, Essex
Alternative Wedding Photography Bath Assembly Rooms 



  • Lucie & I went to Hampstead Heath Pergola and did a branding shoot
  • I wandered along Tower Bridge and the Southbank with Sarah & James
  • Johnny and I went to stay in my second home, Mersea Island, and went on adventures and took lots of photos


  • Photographed the Snow White Styled shoot
  • Hung out with Paige at the Not On The Highstreet Wedding event
  • Got drunk at a book club with Sophia


  • Cocktails & Calligraphy workshop
  • ALM birthday party
  • Weird & Wonderful Wedding Fair


  • Did a blog shoot with Sam
  • Ariel Styled Shoot at Joss Bay
  • Hattie & Toms wedding
  • Jess & Issacs wedding
  • Kerry & Dans wedding reception party 
Alternative Creative Business Brand Lifestyle headshots Essex London
Tower Bridge and Southbank Pre-wedding Couple photoshoot London Wedding Photographer
Disney Snow White Inspired Wedding Inspiration shoot Epping Forest, Essex - Alternative Wedding Photographer Essex
London Event Photographer Hotel Chocolat Bourough Market 
Alternative Wedding Photography Essex - Colchester Town Hall Wedding Fair
Essex Style Blogger Fashion Shoot 
Disney Ariel Little Mermaid inspired Wedding Shoot, Joss Bay, Kent - Alternative Kent wedding Photographer
Guildford Registry Office Wedding Photography - Alternative wedding photographer
Goldaming Village Hall Wedding Photography - Alternative Wedding Photography
Alternative wedding photographer Upminster, Essex
Alternative Wedding Photographer Essex


  • Filmed Lucy & Toms wedding
  • Jess & Kyles Pre-Wed Shoot
  • Another blog shoot with Sam


  • Jess & Kyles Festival wedding (here)
  • Went to France to Second Shoot with Katy
  • Rustic Wedding Fair
  • Essex Blogger Event


  • Went to the Pumpkin Patch (here)
  • Held some Autumn mini sessions (here)
  • Went to Disneyland Paris with Lucie
  • Photographed a surprise 40th Party
Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex Couple pre-wedding Shoot - Alternative Wedding Photographer Essex
Little Nans Bar, Catford
Alternative Business Headshots, the Brentwood Kitchen, Essex 
I Do The Country Wed, Aylesbury - Alternative Wedding Photography 
Foxes Farm Produce Pumpkin Patch - Alternative Photographer Essex
Natural family lifestyle photography Essex - Southweald Brentwood
Photo by Lucie Watson Photography

Photo by Lucie Watson Photography


  • Merry Kitschmas Styled Shoot (here)
  • Did a talk at Essex Breakfast club
  • Filmed a Nordic Inspired Shoot
  • Modern Geometric shoot at Downham Hall
  • Did a brand shoot with Jen
  • Went for Narnia afternoon tea (here)
  • Christmas Tablescape shoot at the Fennes


  • LWBC Christmas Party
  • Christmas at the Cotswolds
Merry Kitschmas Alternative London Essex Wedding Photographer
Alternative business branding shoot London Essex
Afternoon Tea Mad Dogs and Englishmen Leigh on Sea
Fennes christmas Inspiration Shoot - Essex Wedding Photography 

HERE's TO 2018!!