Thank you for coming to SaxonOak Photography. You may know my name is Shiralee I am  an experienced professional photographer who is both flexible and easy to work with. I am in the process of re-branding and changing the name of my business to Shiralee Swan Photography here you can see a Sneak Peak of

Work life.

Being a full time professional photographer with over 25 years experience. I have worked for the past 10 years as the Senior photographer on a Regional Newspaper the office is in Billericay, Essex. My work day can easily take me from Southend to Thurrock to Romford and even across Essex to Maldon and Braintree.

Being a Newspaper photographer I have a portfolio second to none. Work is very varied, photographing all members of the Royal Family, most Prime Ministers, MP’s When they visit Essex, 1000’s of children along with some very remarkable people and beautiful Weddings. It is also my job to do all the commercial photography too. Photographing people and products that are then used by the design studio for adverts. My work has taken me to photograph in the most unusual of places. #lovemyjob is a hash tag I often use on Twitter.

My Guarantee
Although I am a full time Press Photographer on a Regional Newspaper. I take my Freelance work very seriously, discretion and professionalism are key.

If you would like me to attend your Wedding or Birthday Party. Would like professional photographs of your family or maybe you need to build a public image, I am the photographer to help you do that.

I work well with children as I am a Nanny I have 6 wonderful Grandchildren.

Home life.

Home is in Fobbing, Essex. Where I live with my husband in our 100 year old cottage. We have lived here for over 30 years, it a lovely quiet little community. Our’s is very much a family home with paintings done by my young Grandchildren on the walls.

We have two children. A daughter and a son who each have 3 wonderful children, inc a set of twins. I believes being a Mother and Grandmother gives me the patience and heart to be able photograph children.

My horses and dogs.

I have owned and produced horses for over 40 years. I own two horses an 8 year old mare and a 17 year old gelding, both horse I have owned from foals and were home produced. Many years of equine knowledge gives me a good eye of what works well with horses.
My life is very busy as I have a couple of dogs too. but please don’t worry I will always get back to you the same day. (My phone is on silent when I am working). If you would rather you can Email Me Or you can simply drop me a note using the contact form on the bottom of any page.

Registered Professional Nikon User, am member of SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers). SIMPP (Society of International Media & Press Photographers).  A member of News Media Association and NUJ National Union of Journalist and a member of Essex Chambers of Commerce.

2 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Good evening,
    I’m looking to book a family photo shoot (6 adults, 2 kids and a dog) for my mother and father in law.
    I would only be looking for 1-2 photos.
    Can you please confirm a cost?

    Look forward to hearing from you

    1. Hi Danni, The cost of a family Photoshoot is £50 which includes a A4 size mounted print in gloss or silk, along with a password protected gallery on my website and 20 miles traveling,
      What area are you please

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