"I hate sounding cliché, but having you do our photos was like having a close friend take them! Nothing forced, so relaxed and amazing results!!"

Kris & Laura


Hello. My name is Anesta. I am a Documentary Wedding Photographer based in Essex.

Essex Wedding Photographer Anesta Broad

About me

Time flies when you're having fun.

I can hardly believe that my husband and I will be celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary in 2017.
We have three children who are the centre of our world.
I graduated from the London College of Fashion many moons ago.
I discovered I was pretty good at maths after working in the HQs of fashion retailers in merchandising and buying.
I am a great believer that education really matters.
I worked in the education non-profit sector for 11 years.
I am a published poet.
I have a qualification to practice Indian head massage.
I have been a charity trustee and a primary school governor.
I was shortlisted as a finalist for both 2013 Havering Business Awards and 2013 Docklands Business Club & East London New Business of the Year.
I was a regional finalist in The 2018 and 2016 Wedding Industry Awards - Photographer of the Year.

Things I love

Tea and teapots
Cheese and crackers
Proper West Indian chicken rotis
Salty popcorn
Marvel films
Ice skating
Hats and leather handbags
Black and white photographs
Bronte novels

Becoming a parent really sparked my interest in photography. I had a desire to capture all those wonderful moments of childhood, which can quickly become forgotten as time passes. And there was no denying that I had a magnet-like ability to entertain children (long before I had any children of my own), which has proven to be a valuable characteristic when trying to bring the best out of people in front of the camera. And it is here where my journey into photography began. My motivation to capture memories on film actually roots back much further. It was sparked by my Grandmother and the loss I felt during childhood after she passed. I have stepped out of my comfort zone to explain a little about my motivation in the article linked here.