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Paul Read Photography

Hastings, East Sussex View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
35 reviews
Price from £1,595

About

Located in Hastings, East Sussex, Paul Read Photography produces authentic images from weddings throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. Paul is an award-winning photographer with years of experience to his name. In the past, he has had the honour of capturing special moments throughout Europe, India, and New Zealand. This professional’s unobstructive approach enables his clients’ celebrations to unfold organically as he ensures that every poignant moment is forever frozen in time.

Services Offered

To keep his services simple, Paul Read Photography offers one comprehensive package. This option includes full-day wedding coverage and around 900-1100 fully edited images. Your finalised images can be presented through mini albums, digital, and physical albums. With a first-class degree in photojournalism, couples can rest assured that they are in safe hands with this Guardian award-winning photography.

Highlights

Services

Photography, pre wedding, albums, mini albums, digital album, high resolution photos

Wedding Package

Expect to receive around 800-1,100 professionally edited high-resolution images, plus a fantastic online gallery that you can share with your friends & family. Beautiful albums are also an option

Travel

Yes, I'm based in East Sussex, but cover all of the UK, Europe and world! I've shot weddings as far away as India and New Zealand

Served in

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, South West London, Surrey and West Sussex

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

As far as possible! I take booking anything up to a couple of years in advance

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

Yes

What is the charge for traveling?

Within a 2 hour drive, travel is included. Beyond this, there may be a reasonable charge to cover the fuel. Flights etc are at cost if necessary

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism
Fine art photography
Other

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I have a first-class degree in Photojournalism. I'm trained to capture moments. I'm a storyteller & am very subtle in my approach when capturing these images. I'm a calming, quiet, easy-going chap!

What kind of equipment do you use?

I have thousands and thousands of pounds worth of cameras and lenses. I have 3 cameras and many lenses. I shoot on Canon equipment. If you'd like a list, please ask!

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, you will receive a gorgeous online gallery, which you can also share with your friends and family!

What's the delivery time for photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Additional hours are charged at £150 per hour

What are the forms of payment?

Once I've received the contract and deposit, your booking will be secured. The balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding day

How do you work?

I'm [apparently!!] a relaxing & calming chap to have around! I take my work very seriously & receive great satisfaction in delivering beautiful sets of photographs to bride & grooms. I LOVE my job!

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    Trevor R. Married on 25/03/2022
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    Paul outperformed even our greatest expectations.

    Given the short notice Paul was given to prepare for our wedding, as we requested his services at very short notice. Our expectations were not as high as could reasonably be asked of anyone. But with limited time and an unruly mob of ceremony guests, Paul captured many high quality, beautiful images with such variety that one could have expected there was a team of photographers there on the day. All this whist remaining almost invisible during the ceremony and then managing to wrangle the wedding guests to be able to capture our requested shots.
    On a personal note, Paul was a lovely person to have around us on our special day. So professional and of course, super competent.

    Paul Read Photography's reply:

    Hello Trevor and Elcin!

    Such a sweet shoot...packed full of fun! Thank you so much for your lovely words, I'm delighted that you love your photographs! :) :) :)

    A joy!

    Paul
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    Joel O. Married on 11/12/2021
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    Fantastic!

    Paul was absolutely brilliant. His photos were epic and he really captured the moment. We have spent so much time looking through our photos and they bring us immense joy! Paul was also a complete legend on our special day. He was polite and did not intrude at all and he was just lovely to have at our wedding. I was someone we instantly related to and was calm and containing of our anxieties plus he was brilliant in terms of emails, phoning etc. Would reccommend you using Paul for your wedding.

    Paul Read Photography's reply:

    Hello Joel and Emma! What a BRILLIANT day, full of all the emotions! Thank you for such kind and lovely words x
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    Kelly F. Married on 22/10/2021
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    Amazing memories

    Paul was exactly what we wanted and needed! He travelled to Hertfordshire for our wedding, after a covid postponement so we had only met virtually. He is so friendly and personable but remained professional throughout, being respectful in such an intimate day and capturing amazing memories. We loved the mixture of staged/group and candid shots and there are wonderful pictures of just about every guest! We noticed afterwards that he had taken pictures of moments we didn't even realise he was there for (and luckily he took that as a compliment!) I would not hesitate recommending Paul for any wedding or event, he is just brilliant.

    Paul Read Photography's reply:

    Hi Kelly! Wowzas....thanks for such kind words! It was an absolute pleasure, it really was. You and Duncan were a joy to photograph! Thank yoooou! :) Paul
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    Tom N. Married on 16/10/2021
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    Perfection!!

    Paul was a delight to have as part of our wedding day.

    Due to Covid we could only have a small wedding with immediate family coming from London and the U.S. Preparations were made more difficult by having to arrange everything remotely from New York where we live.

    In the run-up, Paul was really attentive to how we wanted the day to go. Given that the first time we would meet in-person would be on our wedding day, Paul went out of his way to understand who we are as a couple.

    His efforts meant that on the day itself he was perfectly prepared, and with the lightest of touches he was able to add sparkly happy energy to our little group in a lovely, modest and intimate way (without ever imposing himself).

    We opened up the album he created a few weeks back, and seeing Paul's work filled us with absolute joy. He could not have more perfectly captured the wonder of our wedding day and what it meant to us.

    We owe Paul a real debt of gratitude for the care he gave to us and to our day. We keep going back to these photos, and forever will.

    Paul Read Photography's reply:

    Hello Tom! What sweet words....thank you so much! As I've said to you before, you have been so kind-hearted throughout and each step has been a real pleasure for me, so thank you for that. I feel honoured to have joined you in the Houses of Parliament (what a wedding location!) and look back fondly on the day with you and your families. Thank you again, Paul
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    Imogen P. Married on 14/08/2021
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    Exceptional!

    Paul is the most amazing photographer!
    We would recommend him to everyone!
    We and our guests loved him and everyone in our party mentioned just how professional and adaptable he was at our wedding.
    His photographs are superb and he captured our day so well.
    He worked in amongst our party and seemed to understand us as a couple and as a group. You must ask Paul to do your photographs - just fabulous!

    Paul Read Photography's reply:

    Ahh thanks so much Imogen and John! Such kind, lovely words. I thoroughly enjoyed photographing you all...what a joyous, special day it was! Do stay in touch....I'd love to share a beer with you both! :)
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    Oliver Married on 05/08/2018
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    Couldn't be Happier!

    We were put in contact with Paul through a mutual friend after searching high and low for the right photographer for our wedding day and we absolutely made the right decision.

    We met up with Paul prior to the wedding and immediately felt at ease. Pauls personality made it a pleasure to have be part of and photograph our wedding day, He interacted with the guests making everyone feel comfortable whilst at times you completely forgot he was there, which is exactly what we were looking for.

    Looking through the photographs from the day brings back so many happy memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
    Would highly recommend Paul to anyone looking for that little extra attention to detail on their special day!
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    Susan Married on 09/09/2017
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    Perfect Photographer for a Perfect Day

    We wanted our photographs to truly represent what our wedding day was....a small and intimate affair.
    Paul managed to capture this perfectly. The photos really express the feelings of love, joy, hope, happiness and fun that we felt that day.
    Personally, Paul was very friendly and attentive, but unobtrusive, understanding and interpreting our needs instinctively.
    Paul truly added to the day and we couldn't be happier,
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    Steve Married on 28/07/2017
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    Fabulous Photos - fun ones, informal and formal from fun guy!

    It's a shame we can't give a 7 Star rating!

    We chose Paul for his informal style ... but he was that and so much more.
    He blended into the background & never took over - but at the same time made sure we got all the shots that we asked for .... and so many more that we would not have thought about.
    Paul captured the mood of the day from start to end while being a pleasure to have as part of our day.

    Thank you so much
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    Emily Married on 15/07/2017
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    Can't imagine anyone better

    Well...what can we say about Paul, except that if you book him you will not be disappointed! He photographed our wedding in July and the photographs far exceeded our expectations. Paul was there for all the important moments, it felt like he was always around when you wanted him to be but you never noticed him otherwise, he was so professional and knew exactly how to fit in with the hustle and bustle of the day without being demanding, or in the way. He was reassuring at all the right points, and calm throughout. The moments he captured were simply beautiful, some of the individuals he photographed said they barely knew he was there, but ended up with incredible portraits they treasure. He’s a very cool guy who will charm your guests, make everyone feel at ease, and deliver amazing photographs. We are so so pleased we we chose him to photograph our big day. Thank you Paul!
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    Maria Married on 24/06/2017
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    Absolutely amazing

    Paul - you are a genius. Thank you so much for our beautiful photos. From the moment I saw your work at The Brides Show in Angel back in 2015, and the incredible photo albums of all the amazing weddings you have photographed, I knew you were the right choice. In fact, you were the first supplier we booked in the whole wedding process. You made us feel at ease in front of the camera, not just on the wedding day but also on the engagement shoot. Your relaxed approach is brilliant and it has been so nice reliving the day and all the great moments that we missed. THANK YOU SO MUCH
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    Angela Married on 01/09/2015
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    Wow-like living the day again!!!

    We were so happy that we booked Paul after meeting him at a Wedding fair. As soon as we saw his portfolios we knew he was the one for us and he did not disappoint. He was great to have around on the day and arrived at the hotel where I was getting ready bright and early. He wasn't at all intrusive on the day and blended into the day whilst being really friendly and approachable. He also stayed until well after the first dance (which was quite late as it was) and got some priceless shots of my dancing with my dad and family...the images he took were truly amazing and when looking through them for the first time transported us back to the day so much that there were tears....he took informal photos which we wanted and took some great ones of the guests and they really told the story of the day. The atmosphere was captured perfectly, the lighting was beautiful and we will treasure them forever. Mr & Mrs Hartley
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    One of the most talented photographers I have seen

    I had the pleasure of being introduced to Paul Read Photography by a client of mine at Westmead Events earlier this season.

    Paul is one of the most talented photographers I have seen since working in the wedding industry.
    He captures so much vitality, personality and colour in his images and he not only seems to be able to be everywhere at once on a large site like mine, but is also completely unobtrusive.

    Upon seeing Paul's work I contacted him immediately in the hope of working together in the future and recommending him to my clients.
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    Paul's photographs are stunning

    Paul's photographs are - without a doubt - stunning. We are so happy with the results; they have captured perfectly the emotion and feeling of the most magical day of our lives. We loved Paul's relaxed, friendly and professional approach from start to finish, which was commented on by our guests. It's great to have pictures that capture the essence of the day in a modern, artistic and incredibly beautiful style.

    When we first saw the pictures on Paul's website it brought a tear to my eye. It was great to have the pictures available online so soon after the wedding and our guests really enjoyed being able to view all of them, too.

    Thank you so much.
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    The photos were simply perfect

    The recommendation we received to contact you, was on reflection one of the single, best wedding presents we were given. The truth is, to our embarrassment, that in our preparation we had not given photography anything like the consideration we should have done given the enormity of the task on the day. Thankfully you made sure that we simply didn’t have to.

    Your photographs captured exactly the kind of shots we were looking for, a testament to both your attentiveness to our brief (which I don’t remember being especially lucid or consistent – so well done!), and much more so to your terrific talent.

    Our guests have made no end of comments both as to the effort you made on the day (which was unobtrusive, relaxed and always good humoured, despite working like a Trojan all day) and also the quality of the end result – the photos were simply perfect. I have had no hesitation in highly recommending you.
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    Such a professional photographer

    Paul was an absolute delight to deal with from start to finish. Paul's photos captured our wedding day absolutely perfectly, we couldn't have hoped for better memories of such a fabulous day. He managed to get close to everyone and shoot some of the most poignant moments without you even realising he was there.

    Paul's expertise and eye for detail could not be underestimated; he creates photos that have a magical yet natural quality to them. We felt very lucky to have such a professional photographer and now such beautiful wedding photos.

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  • Gemma & Emily
    62 photos · 15/07/2017
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    119 photos · 08/04/2017
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    64 photos · 30/07/2016
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    52 photos · 06/12/2014

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