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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: November 2023

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 Photographer.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

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

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

Can you 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

What is the charge for travelling?

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 a 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!

Served in

East Sussex, Kent, South West London, Surrey and West Sussex

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100% Recommended by couples
Lindsay
Lindsay A. Sent on 05/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous photographer, the perfect choice, highly recommend!

Paul was the perfect photographer for our small wedding. We knew from the moment we met him that he ‘got’ our vision for the day. Professional, funny, friendly and a huge hit with our family. He captured the most wonderful moments from our very special day. Highly recommend!
Trevor
Trevor R. Sent on 05/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Arielle
Tom N. Sent on 19/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Amy N. Sent on 01/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Paul was fantastic!

Paul was absolutely brilliant! He made us feel so at ease with being in front of the camera, most of the time we didn’t even notice he was there. He captured our vision perfectly. Everyone has loved the photos and so do we!
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Annie Sent on 29/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stop search... Simply Brilliant

Thank you so much for accommodating us at such short notice. You are an incredibly patient and kind photographer who did not once rush us through any of our moments. Being from another country, it was so important that our day was captured to enable us share with other family overseas. You did just that for us. I will and can recommend you over and over again!
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Miriam H. Sent on 02/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing people photographer

Paul was exactly what we were looking for in a wedding photographer. Creative, sensitive, smiley, always looking for the best shot / angle. Full of ideas and a pleasure to have with us on our special day. Paul captured the laughter and love of our guests, and those special moments shared between my husband and I. For our wedding day I wanted to work with someone who was a little bit different to the norm, who loved people and photographing them, and who was incredibly patient and kind on the day. We rarely noticed he was there at times. He has produced some breathtaking shots of us on our day, and has really captured our essence as a couple.
We were privileged to have Paul as our wedding photographer, and would work with him again in a heartbeat.
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I Enock Sent on 27/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The dream wedding photographer!

Paul was recommended to us by a number of our friends, and we are so glad he was. For us, the photos were an incredibly important part of the day, especially as our six month old son was there, but we also didn't want them to take up loads and loads of time and feel forced. We can safely say that the whole process, from start to finish, was so easy, relaxing and fun! Paul was the consummate professional, at the same time as making us feel totally at ease. A wedding day is a very personal occasion, but Paul never felt like an intruder with a camera; he just slotted in with everything, directed everyone very calmly, and we have ended up with the most incredible set of photos we could have ever wished for. Honestly, we could not sing his praises highly enough.
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Angelika D. Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

"The man's a genius"

Said my mum when she saw the photos - Paul somehow managed to be everywhere but also entirely unobtrusive on the day. He captured so many special moments, from little glances to the big important stuff. Paul was really nice to have around on the day, and has a very relaxed style which made everyone feel very comfortable. He was great with all of our guests. We absolutely love the photos and are delighted that we went with him.
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Joel O. Sent on 17/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Kelly F. Sent on 08/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Imogen P. Sent on 17/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
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Oliver Sent on 24/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 12/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 05/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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
Wendy & Steve
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Emily Sent on 13/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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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54 Greville Road TN35 5AL Hastings (East Sussex)

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