Your Perfect Wedding Photographer

Your Perfect Wedding Photographer

In the 30 or more years I’ve been photographing weddings I would say around 60-70% of my couples tell me beforehand that they do not take a very good photograph and/or feel awkward and uncomfortable in front of a camera. I take a great deal of personal and professional pride in the fact that out of all of these I have never had anyone disappointed with the photographs I’ve taken of them on their wedding day! In fact, quite the opposite - most tell me afterwards they have never looked so good in any set of photographs ever before! If you have any worries or feelings of apprehension about being photographed then I am your perfect photographer!

What my clients say:

"Our wedding pictures are amazing! Such good quality and Philip was so professional and genuine he made something my husband and I were, to be honest, dreading (as neither of us are keen on having our picture taken) easy, comfortable and fun and has left us with beautiful life long memories. I cannot speak highly of him enough! I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat!"
Shona and John

"We couldn’t be happier with the photos Philip took on our wedding day. He completely understood what we wanted and allowed the day to unfold naturally and capture all our special moments. We are truly grateful!"
Claire and Ross

"Looking through our wedding photos again and again and honestly love the work and moments captured by our photographer! We could not have hoped for a nicer, more talented or accommodating person - and his albums are unreal!!! If anyone is ever looking for a photographer I promise you, you will not be disappointed!"
Mary and Alistair

"We would like to say a massive Thank You to Philip! He’s done an amazing job at our wedding and although he managed to take so many great photos it never ever felt like he was in the way, in fact for most of the time we forgot he was even there! We cannot stop looking at our photos!"
Sina and Stephen

"Fantastic wedding photographer! Philip took a great selection of posed and natural shots and made us feel very relaxed on the day. Album is absolutely beautiful!"
Scarlett and Paul

"Philip is an excellent photographer! Friendly, helpful, makes you feel at ease and you would never know he was taking pictures half the time. He was always in the background. Our pictures are amazing and our album is amazing is every way!"
Leigh and Gregor

Two Reasons Why I Believe I'm The Perfect Photographer For You

As one of the UK’s most published photographers I am a genuine photo-journalistic photographer! Photojournalism has become such a buzz word in the wedding industry that many photographers are now claiming to offer this style of approach however the truth is that most have no real experience of journalistic commissions and many have never even been published. Working in a photo-journalistic style means that for the most part I’ll be quite unobtrusive therefore a good percentage of your photographs you will not even be aware I am taking ruling out any self consciousness and ensuring you look natural and relaxed. Whilst this may be the case, I am definitely not a “warts and all” photographer and this is one of my unique selling points! My skill and experience is in capturing those perfect moments and at the times you are looking your best. I want to flatter you in the photographs so that you will love how you look and treasure the images as your most precious memories.

Some of the days key photographs will come from your Bride and Groom session and also your group shots. It is important that these photographs marry nicely with the informal, reportage style images from the rest of the day in that you remain looking natural, relaxed and stylish. One of my key skills is the ability of being able to tune into you as a person to ensure I get the best out of you and this is a talent I have developed and honed over 33 years. As every individual and couple is different I do not simply run through a bog-standard repertoire of poses instead I am flexible and adaptable and will bring out the best of your personality, looks and body shape. I want you to love how you look so much that you will pick these photos for your album and be proud to hang them on your walls!

I put together this montage of some of my most recent brides following a discussion I had at a wedding fair with fellow photographers who were asking me "How come all my brides are so good looking?" I thought it interesting that these comments were made by fellow professionals especially in view of the fact that most of these brides did not consider themselves very photogenic and expressed apprehension about the thought of being in front of the camera.
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