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.
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!
I’m not one for writing reviews even when the service is great (sorry) but for this guy I make complete exception. Phil honestly surpassed my every expectation. His insistence on providing such a personal and detailed service is outstanding. He knew things I wanted without knowing it myself - so he brings his experience and personal touch with him, it’s not just the photos! Before the event he constantly checked in with me and drove what I wanted. On the day I was so happy and confident with him by my side. Literally a day or two afterwards I got a “sneaky peak” video of pics to excite us and when the final pics came through it was the icing on the cake and took my breath away. Cannot recommends this man more. Don’t worry about a thing just book him. Big love Phil . Thank you so much!
Steph & Jon
I shoot with a variety of equiptment but use Sony camera's in particular Sony A7iii's x2.
x6 Sony Camera Batteries.
Lenses include a Sony 35mm 1.8, a Sony 85mm 1.8, a Samyang 18mm 2.8.
Peak design 30 ltr Camera Bag which holds all my equiptment except my light stands.
Zenith heavy duty light stands for safety meaning they aren't easily knocked over throughout the day.
Macbook Pro 2015 - this allows me to work whilst I'm away and helps backup during the wedding breakfast.
Magmod Gels/grids - I use these for lighting speeches also and a fabulous piece of equiptment for creative portraits.
Shootproof Lens Wipes to ensure the lenses stay clean throughout the day, these easily clip onto a belt for easy access.
Sandisk memory cards and pocket holders to keep everything safe and accessible. The majority of which are 128gb Sandisk pros.
Sandisk portable 1TB Hard drive for backing up wedding images on the go. This SSD fits in my pocket and is a fabulous a essential peace of kit.
Spider Clips which sit on my normal belt and a great piece of kit. They're flexible and unrestrictive – I have been using these since the start of 2019 and wouldn’t be without them now.
x3 Godox TT685 Flashes. Small, compact flash guns that don’t weigh much and are quick and easy to set up when I need fill light for the speeches or additional light for the dance floor. Alternatively these can be used for on camera flash where needed.