shirley bailey

           photographer in Gloucester



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The greatest testimonial for any photographer is when their clients return year after year to capture their growing family, or to include grandparents and other family members, or simply just for an update. This can only be achieved when an excellent service is provided with sensible prices.

I took this gorgeous photograph of Jamie in November 2010.

It was November 2006 when I photographed the wedding of his parents Michelle & Matt and twenty-two years earlier I photographed his maternal grandparents wedding in 1984.

In 2012 it was the turn of Jamie's little brother Callum before he started school. There have also been a number of other family weddings and portraits that I have photographed over the years, including commercial photography.


Vickie & Mathew married at St.John’s Church, Huntley in May of 2008. This is Blake their son in 2010.


Nicki & Dave also married in 2008 at St. Mary’s church, Berkeley. I have photographed their daughter Alexandra on numerous occasions since this one was taken in 2010.


September 2007 was the year I photographed Becky & Brian’s wedding at The Church of Immaculate Conception in Stroud. This is their daughter Isabel, photographed with them in February 2010.

Andrea & Chris married at St. Mary’s Church, Arlingham in August 2003. Andrea & Chris came for family photographs of their son William together with both his grandmothers.


I photographed my first wedding in 1984 and I had no idea just how many weddings of sisters that I had taken over the years until I started going through my records and that was only going back as far as 2002. The majority are pre-digital with negatives of hundreds of weddings stored in my loft. Please contact me if you would like your wedding negatives.

Tracy married Neil on a very sunny day in May 2009 at St. James Church, Quedgeley. Her sister Lisa had a very white and very cold Christmas wedding when she married Mark at Eastwood Park on the 23rd December 2010. Mark has also commissioned me for commercial photography.


Amanda’s wedding to Neal at Stonehouse Court Hotel was over ten years ago. Her sister Sue married Steve in June 2010 at St. John The Baptist Church, Pitchcombe.

The first photograph shown below is of Amanda & Neal taken at Sue & Steve’s wedding.


Kim & Laura are also sisters where I have photographed both weddings. Kim married Chris at Cheltenham Register Office and The Thistle Hotel in July 2010. Laura married Jamie at Gloucester Register Office in June 2005.


There have also been numerous brothers' and sisters' weddings, including Rachel and her brother Luke Boucher. Luke married Clare at the Hare & Hounds, Westonbirt in March 2006. Rachel married some years earlier at St. Lawrence Church, Barnwood.

Philip Walters married Anna Conaty in June 2007 and Anna’s brother Duncan married Eleanor a few years earlier. Both couples married at St. Philip & St. James Church in Hucclecote.

The most weddings in one family that I have photographed must be the Birch family. The first wedding was Emma and Julian at Tewkesbury Abbey. The second was her brother Richard who married Jane and finally Joanna married Darren at St.Michael’s Church, Bishops Cleeve and Puckrup Hall in May 2003.

When Andrea Dunkley married Tim Williams at St. Giles Church Maisemore with their reception held at Highnam Court, Andrea’s brother Miles was an usher. A year or two later Miles was the best man at the wedding of his best friend Mike, which I photographed at St. Cyr’s Church, Stonehouse. When Miles and Monica decided to get married in Italy, it was a great honour to be asked to fly over and photograph their wedding at a most beautiful church at the top of a mountain village. The reception was held at the stunning location of the Grand Hotel in Cesenatico.

I first met Alan when I took his graduation photographs together with his parents. Then for his engagement photographs to Marie, followed by their wedding at St Mary’s Church Ross-on-Wye and the Chase Hotel and several years later family photographs of their daughters at my studio.