Based in East Sussex, Paul Read photographs weddings all over the UK, Europe and beyond. Armed with cameras, lenses, an approachable smile and a relaxed persona, Paul Read sets out to tell the story of your wedding day. Expect close to a thousand beautiful photographs as Paul works [mostly] unobtrusively and [nearly] consistently to piece together your wedding day story. Guardian award winning photography, passionate, chilled, but also a 'ninja' (quote) at work ;)
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does the wedding package include?
I'd generally photograph from 2 hours before your ceremony, until some time after your first dance (until I feel I've wrapped up the story). You'd receive all finished images - expect around 1,000 in total - in high-resolution, so you can print away as you wish, and in low-resolution ready for sharing online. Also, an online gallery for your friends and family to view :)
How far in advance should I contact you?
As soon as you can! Saturdays, especially, in the summer can get booked up very quickly.
Are you able to travel?
Yes - I travel all over the UK to shoot weddings, but am based in East Sussex. I was also shooting abroad 6 times in the last 12 months. I'll go anywhere and love to travel.
Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
Yes - you would have an online gallery that you can share with your friends and family if you choose.
What''s the delivery time for photographic report?
Close to 4 weeks.
Do you send all the photos taken?
I'd probably take close to 3,000 photographs on your day and you can expect to receive around 1,000 in total. I look over each image individually to bring out it's greatest potential. You'll look stunning :)
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
I work alone, although for larger events I do have an associate photographer who can join me for a fee.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
I have an associate photographer. I also have a network of fellow photographers, so if anything unforeseen should happen last minute, I would try my hardest to arrange a suitable replacement. Never happened before! But life is life!
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
Extra hours beyond the usual are charged at £150/hour. This includes the editing time. Usual hours included are 2 hours before your ceremony, until some time after your first dance.
What are the forms of payment?
To secure your date, I would send you a contract to fill out. Once this has been received, along with the £500 deposit, your booking would be secured. The remainder can be paid any time up until your wedding day. Payment is always gratefully received and so very much appreciated.
Reviews for Paul Read Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Oliver · Married on 05/08/2018
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.Sent on 24/10/2017
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!
Susan · Married on 09/09/2017
Perfect Photographer for a Perfect Day
We wanted our photographs to truly represent what our wedding day was....a small and intimate affair.Sent on 12/10/2017
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,
Steve · Married on 28/07/2017
Fabulous Photos - fun ones, informal and formal from fun guy!
It's a shame we can't give a 7 Star rating!Sent on 05/09/2017
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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