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On since 2020

Last update: May 2024

Carol and Paul are Tansley Photography - Award-winning husband and wife wedding photographers based in Headley, Hampshire. Owners Carol and Paul Tansley have been capturing love stories for more than ten years. They are passionate about their craft, and they have a particular facility for helping couples feel at ease in front of the camera. Your wedding is an occasion for joy and celebration, and Carol and Paul want you to enjoy your day, confident in the knowledge that they will be there to capture the moments you will remember forever.

Services Offered

Tansley Photography are looking forward to your big day. Carol and Paul cover weddings all over the South and further afield on request. They offer bespoke packages designed to meet each couple’s particular needs. Package features include free consultations, editing services, a password-protected gallery of digital images, and personal printing rights. A selection of fine wedding albums is also available.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Mini albums

What does the wedding package include?

Standard service includes shooting wedding prep in the morning, through till after first dance in the evening. Personal processing of images by hand, preview slideshow, online gallery inc. downloads

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as you have a fixed date, get in touch, as we get booked up early

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, we are based in North East Hampshire. Most of our weddings are in the Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex region, but we've shot weddings all over the South of the UK

What is the charge for travelling?

No charge for weddings up to 2 hours travel from our home in North East Hampshire

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Extremely unobtrusive. We aim to stay close by but never get in a couple or guests way. We are there to take natural images, without intruding on the wedding day. No use of flash, except at dancing

What kind of equipment do you use?

Main cameras are Sony A9 - 100% silent cameras. No flash, nothing to distract people and make them aware that we are there taking photos

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, beautiful Online Gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?


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


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


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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


How do you charge extra time?

Bespoke. Talk to us about what you're after and we can come to an agreement that suits both parties

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer, Credit Card on request

How do you work?

Unobtrusively, quietly, without intrusion on the wedding day. We are documentary wedding photographers who believe in the purity of real moments, not posed ones. We will shoot groups and portraits tho

Served in

Hampshire and Surrey

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Reviews for Tansley Photography

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100% recommend it
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Ellie G. Sent on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

July 2023 Wedding

For me, looking for a wedding photographer was a really daunting task. I was very keen on having an unobtrusive photographer who would capture moments from the day rather than endless formal photos.

From the beginning, Paul made us feel at ease. He was professional and dedicated to getting us the best photos from our wedding day. He talked us through the whole day from his point of view, so we knew what to expect and answered any questions we had.

On the day, both Paul and Carol were amazing. At points we forgot they were there and we knew that they were capturing everything we wanted them too! Paul even helped me rescue a bumble bee that got caught in my dress!

Would highly recommend booking Tansley Photography!
Paddy E. Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stop looking. You've found your photographer.

It can be daunting hiring people to help with your wedding but I'm sure it will relieve you to hear that this is the one. We hired Paul solo for our legal ceremony of us and 8 family. He guided us through what to expect and the day itself superbly. The photos have come through and they are stunning. We are incredibly happy with our choice and happily recommend Paul to anyone. Worth noting that the popularity means the photos can take a bit of time to come through but they're well worth the wait. He's so popular for a reason.
Adriana G. Sent on 04/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Registry Office + Pub Reception Wedding in the South Downs at the end of Summer

Tansley Photography was responsible for providing the most natural, engaging, joyous and interesting photos for our registry office + pub wedding in the South Downs last summer. We had already received so many compliments about their work on the day (as they were incredible discrete and unobtrusive throughout, whilst still being always present in the corner of the eye and ready to capture our day's best moments!). Though once we received the photos we definitely realised we had turned a spectacular day into something that will truly last forever. We are going to submit our wedding to specialist magazines as we feel it was too beautiful to keep just for ourselves and because we want to inspire other couples to have a beautiful wedding, with lots of guests, but that also does not break the bank. Also in this sense Tansley Photography offer an incredibly honest service and guidance that provides value for money. They are passionate about wedding photography and make it pure artistry, they have their hearts in the right place.
Xueerali Sent on 09/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely brilliant photographers

Out of the dozens of photographers we approached, we ended up choosing Paul & Carol as our photographer for our wedding in Summer 2022 and we couldn’t be happier with our choice.

They are very professional and clearly veterans in what they do, they also gave us advice from their experience for what to plan and expect during our big day. They were very open and communicable whenever we had any queries leading up to our big day.

During our wedding, they were so friendly and we loved their subtle approach in addition to their silent cameras, which made it feel as if they blended into the background. Their presence also made us feel very comfortable and neither our guests or ourselves ever felt that we needed to pose or look at the cameras.

When we received our photos, we were stunned by the quality and quantity of the pictures they took. Every photo was incredible, detailed and captured all the special moments, which brought us lots of happy memories looking back. Every photo clearly shows that they spent lots of time and care refining each picture to highlight the emotional moments of when the photo was captured.

We truly enjoyed their company and we would highly recommend Paul and Carol both as they work great as a team and they are definitely worth every penny to treasure those special moments of a wedding!
Kathryn P. Sent on 13/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, emotive, unobtrusive brilliant photography

It was a pleasure working with Paul and Carol for our December wedding. They were incredible, professional and communicated with us regularly throughout the whole process from our first zoom meeting to post-wedding photo advice. The photos themselves are amazing. They capture so much emotion and I keep watching the slideshow on repeat! . We are so grateful to Tansley photo for capturing our special day, it was wonderful to have those incredible memories come flooding back as we looked at the photos and the attention to detail is incredible. The way they’ve managed to capture the mood and the relationships between people and the story of the day is truly awe inspiring and exactly why we chose Paul and Carol to photograph our wedding - thank you for providing us with these wonderful images to remind us of our day. I also personally love the warmth and vibrancy in the photos and the personalities that emerge in each one. It was such a pleasure to work with Paul and Carol and we would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants unique professional emotion-filled photos! Thank you!
Rachel K. Sent on 03/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photographer, helped make our day special

Cannot recommend Paul highly enough. His style of documentary style photography, his humour and his uncompromising approach to capturing the shots he knows will be great, completely contributed to the success and our enjoyment of the day. From joining us getting ready and helping us relax, to the very end, it was a total pleasure having him as part of our wedding celebration. And the pictures enable us to relive parts of that day every time we view them. Not your false posed pics, but a moment by moment memory of the wonderful day.
Felicity Sent on 31/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and unobtrusive natural photography

We got married two weeks ago and cannot recommend Paul and Carol highly enough, if we could give them more stars on this review then we would! From our first call (where we mainly talked about Italian food and drink!), we knew we were in very safe hands; they are such a warm and compassionate couple who obviously love what they do and are extremely good at it. Following that they were so lovely and supportive through us planning our wedding in the pandemic.

They encapsulate the reportage photography style - we felt we were able to completely enjoy the flow of the day as it all unfolded, and Paul and Carol unobtrusively captured all of the wonderful moments as they happened. My husband adopts a grimace style smile for posed photos, so having so many beautiful candid natural shots was perfect for us. The photos are absolutely stunning, our friends and family love them and we can't stop looking through them. It's going to be very difficult to choose which ones to print as they are all amazing! We loved sharing moments with Paul and Carol throughout the day, and in the morning they were both so supportive and kind when we were feeling nervous and excited.
Jennie S. Sent on 14/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Best choice we made - definitely recommend

Paul is technically great – but what he really excels at is freeze-framing emotion. My wedding day was the best day of my life and he bottled all the joy and happiness capturing it for us forever. I can’t stop watching our fabulous slide show which works so well with the music he chose for us. It’s been great sharing with our guests as well as all those who couldn’t be with us given the pandemic. I can’t recommend Paul highly enough – this is the one thing you should spend your wedding budget on because you will have it forever.
James H. Sent on 08/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful memories captured perfectly by Paul and Carol

First things first – the wedding photos we got back from the Tansleys were stunning. Every time we look back at our wedding photos we fall in love with them again. Paul and Carol captured the day perfectly. The emotions we all felt, the personality of our guests, and the grandeur of the venue have been preserved in a way we couldn’t even begin to imagine.

But it isn’t just the photos we’re grateful for. Paul and Carol, while shooting, are as slick and unobtrusive as they promise. They’re also an absolute delight as a pair. From our first meeting together, to any pre-wedding calls, and during quiet moments on the day, their personality, advice and assurance is something that we’ll remember and appreciate as a big part of our special day.

We can’t thank Carol and Paul enough, and I couldn’t recommend them more.
Nickie T. Sent on 01/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional pictures, couldn't be happier

I cannot recommend Paul enough. After months and countless hours of planning, the wedding day goes by very, very fast so choosing the right photographer is absolutely critical. Paul really did exceed my expectations, and his years of experience and expertise in wedding photography mean that those special moments will be beautifully captured for us to treasure and look back on. The photos are quite simply sensational and breathtaking and I will never know how he did it and got so many special moments but he did - he really is exceptional!
There is a reason he has won so many awards and we were so so so so thankful he could fit us in. Thank you so much Paul!
Emma N. Sent on 23/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful photographers, put us totally at ease

Paul and Carol were an absolute dream and one of the best decisions we made about our wedding. The photos are stunning and capture the day perfectly, without us needing to pose every five minutes. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Jason G. Sent on 14/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect from Start to Finish.

Wow, what can I say that will do justice to how good our photos are! It is evident why Paul & Carol are so highly rated as our photos captured the day so perfectly and having them both taking photos let us see so many moments that we wouldn't have seen without them. If you're in any doubt about contacting them then you shouldn't be as they were all around excellent from first contact straight through to the big day. The communication was great and they had such welcoming and calming personalities. A big Thank you from Jason & Robyn!
Jane T. Sent on 20/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographs captured unobtrusively!

Paul and Carol were very professional from the outset. After an initial face to face meeting the rest of our communication was done via email and Paul always responded promptly.
On our wedding day, Paul and Carol were punctual, well presented and unobtrusive throughout. They certainly worked their magic and we have now been presented with the amazing photographs they took on the day - all of which we love! - Each image conveys emotion in its truest form because Paul and Carol are documentary wedding photographers who capture moments as they happen naturally.
Yara S. Sent on 04/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Effortless and faultless

Faultless. Absolutely faultless. From beginning to end I cannot express how happy we are with our wedding photos. They are more perfect than I could have ever dreamed of! Paul is truly talented! The communication from beginning to end was also perfect and couldn’t have asked for more. I would 10000% recommend Tansley Photography to anyone and would in awe with how our photos turned out. Again so talented and made us feel very comfortable on the day!
Joe S. Sent on 09/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Utterly perfect

My wife and I were lucky enough to have Tansley shoot for our wedding. We honestly could not be happier with the pictures, they really have captured the happiness of the day and everything is completely natural. It was truly worth every penny and we're very lucky that we'll be able to look back on these pictures to remember the day so well.
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