My Story

"Every picture told a story & you've captured moments we didn't know had happened."
- Melanie & Keith

Hi, I'm Phil, the one behind the camera.

I simply love capturing special moments for all my couples and ensuring that their wedding day isn't spent posing for photos! Spending countless hours being dragged around your wedding venue being made to feel uncomfortable and "smile for the camera" isn't what your wedding is all about. I am fully invested in you enjoying your wedding day with your friends & family. Capturing irreplaceable moments of all the happiness, joy, celebrations & even the tears. These are the things I know you both value and will look back on with so much love.

My style is best described as reportage/documentary with minimal direction if any at all on the day. I blend in with your guests allowing me to create authentic unique images for you and doing so allows me to tell your tale in way only I will see it & show you moments you possibly never even knew happened! Connecting with moments that are always happening and story telling is my complete passion, being able to tell that story to you is my gift.

Phil Salisbury

So, I'm a father first to the little legend Chloe Lou and I guess you could say she's the one responsible for my photography. This little lady gave me a such an appreciation for life, looking at it completely different and realising constantly that the moments that are always happening wont ever be repeated to embrace everyone of them! With that I decided I wanted to ensure I document as many of those moments and soon realised the value of it not just for myself but for everyone else I was photographing. Very quickly it became apparent people enjoyed what I did and the ball started rolling with me becoming a wedding photographer.

I LOVE to travel and have visited many countries all over the globe including backpacking through Australia and Thailand meeting many diverse cultures and people. This has also helped considerably in me being able to adapt and connect with people seeing and anticipating moments before they happen, looking for the moments between the moments. Travelling truly taught me that life's not about where you're at but who you're with! Add this element to your perfect wedding venue and magic happens! Stories unfold, moments are always happening everywhere and I simply love to capture them for my couples. I truly believe the people you're surrounded by help tell your tale of life.

I look to create unique, modern & timeless images for you both keeping it fun and relaxed (believe me I know it can be un-nerving being photographed.) I want to create a time capsule that you can open up look through and not just visualise but relive those feelings on your wedding day.

The promise I make to myself for every wedding I capture is to ensure I don't just show how it looked but equally as important if not more so, how it felt!

New York Wedding Photographer