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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: June 2024

Multi-award winning Paul Read Photography Ltd produces authentic images from weddings throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. In the past, Paul has had the honour of capturing special moments all across 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

Paul Read Photography Ltd offers full-day wedding coverage and around 700-1,000 fully edited images. 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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Reviews for Paul Read Photography

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Daniela
Daniela M. Sent on 07/06/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

A wonderful record of our special day!

Paul was everything we were looking for from a photographer. Incredibly personable and accommodating - he made sure that he always kept what we wanted in mind. We knew that the day would likely be quite overwhelming and that might affect our memory of it so it was important to us that, as well as some of the posed shots, we had someone who could take really good documentary style pictures that captured the magic of the day. The photos did not disappoint! Paul was great at finding opportunities for pictures throughout the day whilst not pulling us away from the celebrations for too long which gave a lovely balance. He managed to capture everyone who attended and caught some really lovely moments. We would not hesitate to recommend Paul, he will do your day justice!
Oliver
Oliver H. Sent on 20/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

In love with our photos

We could not recommend Paul enough! Not only was the end result a (massive) collection of incredible photos, but he was a joy to work with throughout the entire process. Paul did such a brilliant job of capturing the emotion of our day and it's been a joy to go relive our experience through the photos he shot for us.
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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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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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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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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Lisa Sent on 18/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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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Lucy Sent on 18/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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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54 Greville Road TN35 5AL Hastings (East Sussex)

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