Charlie and I have been totally blown away by the photos. They are beyond stunning.
Esther & Charlie
“We barely noticed his presence but he must have been everywhere!”
Melissa and Jack
“The photos truly encapsulated each moment – and our feelings”
Vanessa & Guy
“As a person he is genuinely nice and polite with a great sense of humour – the perfect recipe for a perfect wedding photographer”
Kuntal & Mark
“His friendliness, interest and quiet professionalism put us instantly at our ease”
Jessie & Mike
“We really feel as though you captured the emotions and sense of fun on the day”
Hannah & Benjy
“We were absolutely bowled over by the photographs”
Fiona & Richard
“We are both so happy with the photographs and can’t thank you enough!”
Dominique & Chris
“…your words and presence were so kind and it felt like you were a genuine part of our wedding party.”
Wendy & Paul
“Paul manages to capture so much in one image, each time I look through the photos I notice more detail that I didn’t the first”
Alice & Ashley
“He’s captured the emotion perfectly, bringing smiles and tears of happiness to my face every time I look at one of the pictures.”
Louise & Matt
Wedding Photography in Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the UK
Hello, I’m Paul.
Over the dozen years that I’ve been a full-time wedding photographer I’ve developed a distinctive and creative style of reportage wedding photography that combines an observational documentary approach with creative vision and thoughtful post-production.
The end result is a collection of images that are both a visual narrative with great emotional impact and individual works of art with a timeless aesthetic appeal.
Couples who commission me are looking for more than standard documentary coverage. They want creative images with depth and meaning but captured unobtrusively by a photographer with an easy going but professional manner.
If that sounds like you please do get in touch, I’d love to speak to you.
What my clients are saying
I honestly don't know how he got the shots he did
"We were delighted that Paul was able to be our wedding photographer. Having seen some of his previous work, we really liked his style and approach and he certainly did not disappoint.
The photos are absolutely stunning and the perfect memento from our special day. He’s captured the emotion perfectly, bringing smiles and tears of happiness to my face every time I look at one of the pictures. Paul uses a reportage style rather than fixed poses and perfectly captured the atmosphere of our wedding with some great natural and candid shots.
He was so discreet, I honestly don’t know how he got the shots he did! I hardly noticed him in the room whilst my bridesmaids and I were getting ready. I didn’t notice him at all during the ceremony and he captured some fantastic moments during the speeches and the dancing!
Paul had our photographs ready within 3 weeks and they were delivered in a beautiful box set with a wonderful slideshow set to some great music choices.
Paul is easy going, has a knack for blending in with the crowd and I couldn’t be happier with our wedding photographs.
Friends have said that they are some of the best wedding photographs they’ve seen (even better than their own!) Paul comes highly recommended and is worth every penny if you really want to capture those special moments from your day."
I have to say the photos of our special day are simply stunning.
"I have to say the photos of our special day are simply stunning, I always knew you would do a wonderful job but they far exceeded our expectations. You really captured the magic of the day. It was a pleasure to have you there.
We have also had some wonderful comments from our guests, they are amazed at all the photos you managed to take without them even knowing.
I really can't thank you enough for all that you did that day, you were a great support and calming presence. Thank you."
...our photographs truly capture the feel of our day
"We viewed many photographers for our wedding but found none that would capture the whole day the way that Paul did. We have some amazing photographs not only of the bride and groom but of the guests that are often forgotten when it comes to photographs. During the build up to the wedding Paul talked us through everything and made us very relaxed about the whole process. It meant that when it came to the day we were able to truly enjoy ourselves.
Paul’s professionalism and artistic talent has meant the end results of our photographs truly capture the feel of the day and have really given us some wonderful memories. Paul was great at being discreet which means we have some great natural shots and friends and family could really enjoy themselves.
Your wedding day really does go extremely quickly so to be able to have such a fantastic record of the day is very important. All of our guests have commented on Paul’s style and the quality of the end result.
Thank you Paul for capturing the moments of the best day of our lives in such a fitting manner."
....the perfect recipe for a perfect wedding photographer
"Photography was the most important aspect of my wedding and I met over 30 photographers in person before working with Paul. I can't say the decision to work with Paul was hard even though I met with what were considered the 'best photographers' in the wedding industry. Paul's photography is second to none.
Apart from being a technically great photographer, he is highly creative. He is constantly on his feet clicking away so I was rest assured that no photographs will be missed. In addition, he is totally unobtrusive and makes you feel at ease. As a person he is a genuinely nice and polite with a great sense of humour - the perfect recipe for a perfect wedding photographer."
He took some magical shots that reveal honest emotions
"Having reviewed/met many photographers in both London and the South West, we chose Paul for his ability to not only document a wedding beautifully, but more importantly to capture all those wonderful emotions. We entrusted him with the challenging task of photographing our fairly large (350 guests) Asian (Bangladeshi) wedding which is very different to the smaller White weddings that Paul was used to. We certainly were not disappointed, and the images speak for themselves. There is emotion, elegance, creativity, colour, culture, depth and a variety of artistic and dramatic shots - all of which tell the story of our special day as it unraveled.
Paul is talented on many fronts, not the least in his desire to take on a new challenge. We loved his enthusiasm. The nature of our wedding meant that he had to adapt to the changing scenes quite quickly and capture the various moments throughout the long day without much guidance. He took some magical shots that reveal honest emotions- the smiles and the tears. Our friends and family have complemented the images. We are truly grateful for his efforts."
Our photos document our day perfectly
"In 2005 I was bridesmaid for my brother and Paul was his photographer. I remember being impressed with how he blended in with the day, documenting it so well and producing some gorgeous shots.
When it came to choosing my own wedding photographer I didn't need to look far. My husband-to-be really liked the relaxed style of Paul's photos and we decided it was Paul we wanted to capture our day. And that he did. Our photos document our day perfectly and include so many special moments. Paul intertwined with the day, snapping away where he saw fit but never intruding or controlling, just letting events naturally happen.
Paul is calm and professional in his approach and a fine photographer. We're so happy we chose him and recommend him implicitly."
I can't praise him enough...we put our trust in him and he truly delivered some very special lasting memories
"Paul is an amazing artist & captured the entire day from his drive up to the house through to dancing & everything in between.
We barely noticed his presence but he must have been everywhere! We received a beautiful package of our images with a very touching slideshow and relived the day all over.
I studied art at University and am very picky about photography and his work was beautiful and artistic. He was very professional and answered all our questions, concerns, and what-ifs about cancellations, rain, camera breakages, etc. which really put our minds at ease and let us know we were in good hands. I can't praise him enough...we put our trust in him and he truly delivered some very special lasting memories."
Charlie and I have been totally blown away by the photos
"Charlie and I have been totally blown away by the photos. They are beyond stunning. You have captured the essence of our day. Relaxed, happy, with a whole lotta love. We can't thank you enough.
What an amazing gift you have, it must be lovely, bringing sunshine into peoples lives."
Esther and Charlie xxx
PS I have no idea how we are going to choose
Paul is at the same time highly professional, flexible and competent, while making his clients feel totally at ease.
"Choosing a photographer was the most important detail when Guy and I were planning our wedding. We were having a small, intimate ceremony so we both wanted someone who would operate in the background yet still capture the romance of it all.
After spending countless hours searching websites, when I found Paul’s, I knew I wanted to meet with him straight away. Communication from the onset was extremely prompt, yet without feeling too business like. Paul is at the same time highly professional, flexible and competent, while making his clients feel totally at ease. Our goal was to have someone we could forget was there (even though there were only five of us!) so that we could just relax and truly enjoy every moment.
Paul did an outstanding job of capturing our day. The photos truly encapsulated each moment - and our feelings. We could not be happier or more satisfied with the entire process - from the initial meeting to the actual wedding day to viewing our slideshow at home."
Everything we could have wanted in a photographer we found in Paul
"From the moment we first looked at Paul’s portfolio, we knew we had found a photographer with something special. His work seemed to have just that extra little spark that we wanted from someone who was documenting the best day of our lives!
Meeting Paul, and discussing our ideas, likes and dislikes, and indeed his, any worries we had were quickly dispelled. His friendliness, interest and quiet professionalism put us instantly at our ease, and we were certain we wanted him as our photographer. He was keen to make sure he knew exactly what we wanted, and made a few suggestions of his own.
On the day itself, Paul was the soul of discretion, and extremely professional. He got many beautiful and unique shots of events; every time I saw something that made me think ‘I wish we could have a picture of that,’ he was already there! And the special DVD presentation he sent us was perfect, and felt perfectly personalised to us.
Everything we could have wanted in a photographer, we found in Paul."
Paul manages to capture so much in one image, each time I look through the photos I notice more detail that I didn't the first
"I can't recommend Paul enough! He really does have such an artistic eye which is exactly the style I was looking for, but the photos are better than I could have imagined; Paul manages to capture so much in one image, each time I look through the photos I notice more detail that I didn't the first.
If you're looking for images that aren't just the ordinary formal wedding shots but pieces of art then Paul should be your choice. I had my preparations photographed, which I was nervous about, but there was no need, Paul took so many which we didn't even notice he was taking, he was never in the way.
Throughout the day he was very professional and everyone commented on how good they thought he was. The photos are fantastic and Paul had them ready for when we returned from our honeymoon. The slideshow Paul created is set to some lovely music and one of my favourite songs.
Thank you so much Paul."
... it was absolutely amazing, we were transported back to the day.
"We were absolutely bowled over by the photographs. We followed your advice – got a bottle of bubbly, turned the lights down – and it was absolutely amazing, we were transported back to the day.
The funny thing of course is that, although we were at the centre of things on the day, there was so much we weren’t aware of, so much we didn’t see – so the photos were great for that, they showed us pretty much everything that was going on during the day.
And they are also such a special memory or record of the day. I certainly welled up a bit viewing them!"
.....thank you so much for such a fantastic job you did at our wedding
"A note to say thank you so much for such a fantastic job you did at our wedding. We were truly delighted with the pictures and the overall service you provided to us. We would not hesitate to whole heartedly recommend you to friends and family."
Everyone commented on how hard you worked without being intrusive.
"Just wanted to say a quick thanks for being part of our special day Sunday. Everyone commented on how hard you worked without being intrusive.
After I left the wedding breakfast very teary and emotional, upset and worried that my mum had had to leave and go rest/sleep, your words and presence were so kind and it felt like you were a genuine part of our wedding party.
Thank you so much Paul."
We can't thank you enough for doing such an unbelievable job of capturing the feeling of our special day.
"The photos have arrived, and as you suggested we sat down together with a beer and looked through the entire slideshow. It was really emotional to relive the day through your beautiful photos. We can't thank you enough for doing such an unbelievable job of capturing the feeling of our special day. They are better than we ever hoped they could be. We are absolutely delighted, and will do whatever we can to promote your work to our friends. Thank you for giving it such a personal touch!
We are off to Canada first thing in the morning and can't wait to show all our friends and family that couldn't make it across the pond. I'm transferring over just a small token of gratitude now to thank you again. Oh, and I wanted to mention that the slideshow and the lovely box and CD cover were such beautiful unexpected touches! I hope we didn't rush you to get it done for today.
All the very best, and please let US know if we can help in any way!"
We both felt so at ease with you and I think that shows through in each of the photographs that you took.
"We both felt so at ease with you and I think that shows through in each of the photographs that you took. It was a pleasure to have you at our wedding and that you were a part of our day. Everybody that we have shown the photographs to have said how amazing they are.
My Mum's been showing a lot of her clients and many have said that they are the best wedding photographs they have ever seen"
We really feel as though you captured the emotions and sense of fun on the day.
"We sat down and watched the wedding photos on Saturday evening. We were very moved, so much so that about 3 minutes in I had to tell Benjy to pause it as I was crying so much I couldn't see! I then realised he had started crying way before I had!
It was great reliving the day and seeing the bits we didn't see on the day. The photos are beautiful and you took some really beautiful shots of friends and family that we will treasure for a long time to come.
Our favourites were the one of Benjy kissing my forehead in the cipriani room in the window. The confetti shots. The close up of Hattie getting ready at the window is stunning and the one of my dad as he enters the upstairs room with his arms outstretched while we are getting ready is such a typical dad pose but one I don't ever think has been caught on camera.
Thank you so so much for being so lovely in the run up to the wedding and on the actual day. I realise now we were not the easiest customers! Your presence was unobstrusive yet calming. You were patient and charming at all times.
We really feel as though you captured the emotions and sense of fun on the day."
Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures you took. You really captured the day
"Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures you took. You really captured the day, it is great to be able to relive it every time we watch the slideshow. You really have a unique style, which I love!"
...(the photos) are fantastic
"We received the DVD yesterday and had a lovely time looking through all the photos, they are fantastic - I admit I did cry when watching it! It was great to relive it all and see some of the things happening that I didn't see."
I just want to say the photographs are absolutely amazing
"We received our DVD yesterday and watched it last night! I just want to say the photographs are absolutely amazing and we are so happy with them. There are some really beautiful natural ones and we love the ones in black and white. We will be definitely recommending you to friends and family!
Thank you so much for doing a fantastic job!"
We are both so happy with the photographs and can't thank you enough!
"Thank you so much for being our photographer at the best day of our lives. We are both so happy with the photographs and can't thank you enough!"
Not sure what to say other than WOW!
"Not sure what to say other than WOW! Ben and I are so chuffed with the pictures - we love them!!! Thank you so much for the incredible job you've done!"
The photos are absolutely fantastic!
"We got back from honeymoon and watched your DVD at the weekend. The photos are absolutely fantastic!
Thanks so much for all your efforts on and after the day!"