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Philip Bedford Wedding Photography

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Philip Bedford Wedding Photography is a wedding photography company based in London, England. Owner Philip has been working in the wedding industry for over a decade and has photographed more than 200 weddings. He knows how to use prevailing light and weather conditions to best advantage, and his relaxed, reportage style encourages couples to have a great time and really express themselves. Your wedding is a unique, wonderful occasion, and Philip can’t wait to join you as you begin the next chapter of your beautiful adventure.

Services Offered

Philip Bedford Wedding Photography is looking forward to your big day. Philip covers weddings throughout the South of England. He offers bespoke wedding packages to suit a variety of needs and budgets. Options include an engagement session, up to 12 hours of event coverage, professional editing services, and a selection of lovely albums, parent books, and prints.

Highlights

Services

Photography, pre wedding, albums, mini albums, high resolution photos, blu-ray or DVD with all the photos, photobooth, All photos on a USB in a beautiful wooden presentation case, along with 50 archival photographic prints

Wedding Package

All wedding packages include: - An initial consultation - All images will be professionally edited & supplied on a USB with 50 prints - Website gallery for friends and family to view images online

Travel

Yes, London East & West Sussex Surrey Kent Essex Hampshire Berkshire Buckinghamshire Hertfordshire and much further afield!

Served in

Hertfordshire, South East London and West Sussex

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

As far in advance as you like, though you should have confirmed your wedding date with your wedding venue. If you're booking last minute I recommend contacting me at least two weeks in advance

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

What is the charge for traveling?

Some travel expenses may apply if your wedding is further than 50 miles from Crawley, West Sussex, or 20 miles outside of the M25. Travel is charged at £0.50 per mile outside of these areas

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I love natural photos and utilising natural light, but I also use off-camera flash to get creative! I'll place you against a beautiful backdrop, and encourage laughter and tender moments between you!

What kind of equipment do you use?

I shoot with Canon professional cameras and an assortment of EF lenses, tripods, Speedlight flashes, Elinchrom studio lights, filters, bags, straps, wires, etc… you get the idea

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, website gallery, blog posts and social media

What's the delivery time for photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

Yes

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 hour

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

£100.00 per additional hour of overtime

What are the forms of payment?

Most clients pay by BACS but you can pay by cash/cheque if you wish to

How do you work?

I like to be very discreet, capturing things as they happen and blending into the wedding. Your wedding is unique and I aim to create a relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy having your photo taken in

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    Tara D. Married on 10/07/2021
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    Stunning photographer that captured our beautiful wedding day.

    We contacted Philip after we were recommended his services and what a recommendation this turned out to be. A photographer that makes every person present feel at ease. His ability to capture the special moments are nothing short of amazing. His attention to detail and knowledge of his craft is a truly magical thing.
    Philip has most certainly captured the moments from our wedding and we would have no hesitation in recommending Philip to anybody.

    Philip Bedford Wedding Photography's reply:

    That's so nice, thank you Tara for this review! It was so great working with you and Dean and I wish you all the very best for the future! I can't wait to get started on designing your album!
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    Phillipa O. Married on 29/08/2020
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    Captured every moment perfectly

    Philip was brilliant from start to finish. We had to reschedule our wedding due to Covid and Philip was very understanding and flexible. He was luckily available on our new date. We had 1 face to face meeting at the venue to go over the initial details. We then had a second meeting via zoom 6 weeks before the wedding. We were able to get down all the details and photos we wanted for the day. Philip gave us suggestions which was a great help. Philip then contacted us via email to summarise everything we went through.
    The wedding day. Philip turned up and just got on with the photos. It was great as I could just relax and get on with getting ready. He toke control throughout the day with the group photos and family photos. We needed this massively. He honestly was brilliant from the get go. The photos are absolutely beautiful and he captured every moment perfectly. We have just received our USB with all our photos. It came in a lovely wooden box with prints and a note from Philip.
    I highly recommend.

    Philip Bedford Wedding Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Phillipa, this is so lovely to read and you both so great to work with on the day, I can't wait to put your album together, many thanks!
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    Louisa A. Married on 22/10/2021
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    Fantastic Photographer

    We accidentally stumbled across Philip as our planned photographer (who we knew from a previous project) unfortunately tested positive with Covid a week before our wedding. She kindly recommended Philip and I can honestly say we were very lucky that he was able to squeeze our day into his schedule.
    We had a week to get to know one another and for him to research our style of wedding.
    He was engaged, professional, friendly and the photos we have received from our day is above our expectations.
    We had a number of our guests get in touch after the wedding and they all mentioned Philip and how he great he was with everyone and how he made it fun. He was also very good with our two young children.
    We really are very happy with what he has captured and most definitely would use him again and highly recommend him. He won’t disappoint.

    Philip Bedford Wedding Photography's reply:

    Thanks Louisa! This is so lovely to read and I'm so pleased that I was able to help out in a pinch! Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.
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    Zoe A. Married on 17/10/2021
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    Fantastic Wedding Photographer - Our Photos Are Amazing

    We booked Philip as our wedding photographer and from the start he came across as professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the different style of photos that would work for our venue and surrounding area and the best time to take certain photos due to natural lighting. He took the time to listen to what photos and styles we wanted. On the day, he blended in with the rest of the wedding party (even wearing our wedding colours) and captured some fantastic candid shots.

    On the build up to the wedding, Philip was proactive in contacting us to understand all the details of our wedding from colour scheme, timings and decorations so he could pre plan all photos which meant the day ran smoothly. He ensured that everything was in place and finalised for the day and we were comfortable that we had everything we needed from him.

    The final version of the photos were available quicker than expected and we couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out. We would highly recommend Philip if you are looking to hire a photographer.

    Philip Bedford Wedding Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much Zoe! This is so lovely and it was great working with you both! Glad I got the colour scheme right!
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    Keith G. Married on 29/09/2021
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    A great day captured with some wonderful photographs.

    After speaking to several of the local photographers and not really getting a right vibes, we approached Phillip as we liked impressive portfolio and were so glad we did. When we met with Phillip everything just felt right.
    Phillip was friendly, helpful and professional. We agreed our package and were all set for our big day. Then along came Covid! Despite having to rearrange 3 times, Phillip was flexible and understanding, even honouring the price despite the wedding being 18 months later. This took one of the additional stresses of rearranging out of the equation.
    When the day came Phillip was great to have around, appearing to be able to be in the right place to capture those special moments without being a distraction and everyone present felt at ease. His ability to just get on with it and capture the special moments while making sure we had all the photos we had asked was exceptional. A truly talented photographer producing stunning results. We highly recommend has services. Many thanks Phillip, for capturing our special day.
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    Victoria T. Married on 03/09/2021
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    Fantastic photographer

    We couldn’t recommend Phil highly enough. We had a brilliant day during which many of our friends commented on how professional and approachable Phil was and we always felt at ease. In the run up, Phil was very easy to contact, we talked through plans in detail so we knew everything was in place for the Big Day. Huge thanks from us both for recording the best day of our lives.

    Philip Bedford Wedding Photography's reply:

    Hi Victoria, Thanks so much for this lovely review, I really appreciate this! It was great working with both of you!
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    Katie W. Married on 31/07/2021
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    Outstanding photographer. Thank you!

    We contacted Phil after viewing his website via a Google search.
    We were so impressed with his portfolio we arrange to meet with him.
    Upon meeting Phil we knew straight away he was the photographer for us.
    Phil was professional, friendly and very accomodating and our guests said so too.
    In the lead up to the day he was on point with the schedule for our requirement which made the day run really smoothly.
    We couldn't have been happier with the preview photos we have seen so far and so looking to getting the book.
    We also hired the photo booth as an add on to our package and that was a winner !

    Phil is an outstanding photographer, highly recommended .

    Philip Bedford Wedding Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much Katie! It was so great working with you both and I'm so glad you enjoyed the photo booth too!
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    Callum Married on 04/09/2020
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    Great wedding photographer

    We had a wonderful experience with Philip as our wedding photographer. He was very understanding and guided us through three COVID postponements, including the final one at two weeks' notice. He was assuring in the build-up to the day, fully professional in his communication and organisation, and his instruction was effective yet reassuring for us and all our guests. The shots he took really captured our special day and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. We were impressed by the quick turnaround in providing the pictures. The USB presentation box was really impressive. We wholeheartedly recommend Philip!

    Philip Bedford Wedding Photography's reply:

    Thanks Callum & Olivia! It was a pleasure working with both of you and your were both so easy going on the engagement shoot and wedding that it was really easy for me too! Thanks for the lovely review!
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    Carly Married on 30/03/2019
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    The Perfect Photographer

    We chose Philip as our wedding photographer as he had done our friends wedding and we thought the photographs were stunning. From the moment we met Phil, he was really lovely and very professional. He was always willing to accommodate our needs, even up until the day before the wedding when I changed the time of our wedding photography.

    Phil fit in to our wedding day perfectly and we had many people commenting on how lovely he was. He really listened to our needs and our photos were absolutely perfect and exactly what we wanted.


    I would certainly recommend Phil to anyone looking for a photographer.
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    Sam Married on 18/08/2018
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    More than exceeded expectations - highly recommended!

    To say that we were happy with Phil as our wedding photographer would be a massive understatement.

    From the first moment we contacted him and let him know that we needed a photographer, Phil has been meticulous with details, quick to respond to all enquiries, and in plenty of detail, and always prepared to offer suggestions that will enhance the final product.

    In the lead up to the wedding, Phil asked for lots of details, which we were happy to provide. This gave us a sense of trust in him, in anticipation that the care he dedicates to his paperwork is replicated in his photographs.

    On the day, Phil got the balance between being assertive enough to make sure he got the perfect photographs, and discreet when we were letting our hair down, perfectly.

    We sat with a glass of wine and amongst friends to view our photos for the first time the other night, and it was quite an emotional experience. My wife and I are demanding people, who have a high attention to detail, and we said that these were the best wedding photographs that we have seen.

    We are very, very happy customers, and would recommend him highly!
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    Beautiful Photography capturing our day so Perfectly

    Phil is a brilliant wedding photographer. Right from when we first met for a meeting to discuss ideas and packages, Phil never pressured us into anything and never gave us the hard sell. He is very kind and patient and super professional as well as being a genius with his work. I was very comfortable being around Phil especially as I “hate” being in front of the camera but Phil was great at putting me at ease and was great on the day even at one point helping us coordinate the bridesmaids! Thank you for capturing the day so beautifully.
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    Stunning Photography that captured the day!

    Phil was able to set everyone at ease on the day and has captured it perfectly, even the small moments and glances in between. We'd recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer that delivers (what our friends have called) "Fairy-tale movie stills".
    Thank you Phil!!!!
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    Exceptional

    Phil is a truly outstanding wedding photographer, and we could not recommend him highly enough! From our very first meeting all the way through the wedding planning process, the day itself, and receiving our photos afterwards, he was always friendly and professional, and always available to answer any queries or help with anything we needed. All our friends and family have commented on how fantastic he was on our wedding day - he was just like another one of the family, helping out with anything that needed doing, and even carrying my veil around for half the day...! The photos he has produced for us are absolutely stunning, and we couldn't be happier with them. As we've said to everybody since the wedding - if we had to do the whole thing again but we were only allowed to keep one thing the same, we would keep Phil. We can't thank him enough for capturing so many happy memories for us :)
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    Outstanding Wedding Photographer

    We booked Philip as our Wedding Photographer after a recommendation from a friend. I cannot recommend Philip enough, He is absolutely brilliant at his Job. From start to finish Philip was extremely professional and has an amazing work ethic. He worked so hard to provide the best service and he did not disappoint. He ensured we had everything we needed on to the day and has an extremely relaxed personality with a great sense of Humour. We were blown away with the outcome and quality of our wedding photos, Philips works to a very realistic and time efficient schedule which ensured the day ran smoothly and we were able to get all the shots we wanted plus so much more. We cannot thank Philip enough for capturing our special day and making sure those memories were photographed so we can have them forever.
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    A seriously impressive service

    We’ve just had Phil do our wedding photography and we are so happy with our decision! Phil is extremely conscientious, friendly, professional, efficient and, most importantly, an excellent photographer! He responded to emails really quickly, listened to and took on board our ideas, made lots of really helpful suggestions and got loads of amazing shots of 2 incredibly unphotogenic subjects (us!). He even managed to edit all our shots and return them within a week! This is a seriously impressive service and I will be recommending Phil to anyone who needs a photographer. Cheers Phil!

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