The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography is run by me, Maryann, a lifestyle engagement and wedding photographer based in Colchester, Essex. I believe that life is worth documenting, from the important moments and occasions like weddings and births, to the everyday milestones that every family will want to remember. I also offer branding shoots and product photography for small, independent companies. My style is relaxed and informal, allowing me to capture those intimate moments without ever feeling posed or unnatural. In fact, I believe that the best photographers blend into the background and allow the magic to happen around them, with minimal direction. Whether you prefer to shoot at home, on location in Essex and the surrounding areas, or in my well-equipped studio, I’m able to accommodate your lifestyle photography needs in Colchester Essex, across the UK and welcome worldwide enquiries, shooting on location (the wilder, the better!) is something I particularly enjoy. I strongly recommend a pre-shoot consultation so that I can get a feel for you and your project. Getting to know clients allows me to work out what you’re all about, and helps to make your shoot even more personal. You can rest assured that photography is more than just a hobby or sideline for me; I trained and honed my skill and aesthetic over a number of years. I have a BA Hons degree in Photography from the University of Essex and a Master’s Degree in photography from Falmouth University.

Client Testimonials

«As someone who hates having their picture taken, I was really nervous to be in front of the camera for my branding shoot. However, Maryann made me feel more at ease by suggesting we have a chat whilst she photographed me. She also photographed my of whom doesn’t stay still, but we are absolutely in love with the pictures she took!I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Maryann. She’s a real star x»

«Maryann photographed my wedding and the photos are amazing! Highly recommended.»

«We had a wonderful shoot for the branding of our new company with Mary Ann. She has fantastic vision and is so easy to work with. And the final product is just breathtaking! We will be using her again without a doubt and we recommend her to anyone and everyone who will listen! If we could give ten stars we would however we will just have to settle for the five!»

«Excellent, Brilliant, Professional, Imaginative, Quality, I couldn’t have wished for a better wedding photography team. They made us, and all the guests, feel at ease and at our most comfortable. Made the photos look amazing, and nothing looked posed or unnatural. Great value for money, worth every penny. Couldn’t recommend them more. Just wish we could bring them with us when we moved!»

«I had the pleasure of working with Maryann for my branding shoot recently. I was so nervous about doing this but from the very first contact I had with Maryann, she made me feel totally at ease. She even organised a beautifully converted barn for me to use as the venue. The whole experience was fantastic and I absolutely love the images. Thank you so much to The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography!»

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