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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: December 2023

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.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Albums
Mini albums
High resolution photos
Blu-ray or DVD with all the photos
Photo booth
Other (All photos on a USB in a beautiful wooden presentation case, along with 50 archival photographic prints)

What does the wedding package include?

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

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

Can you travel?

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

What is the charge for travelling?

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 a 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

Served in

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

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Reviews for Philip Bedford Wedding Photography

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Sonja
Sonja Sent on 10/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend Philip's services for your big day!

Booking Philip was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We are truly blown away by Philip's stunning photos (and I usually hide from cameras). He gave us a fantastic mix of spontaneous IRT photos of our friends and family enjoying the day, editorial style photos, formal group photos, and all the key wedding moments from the day. Philip met with us a few times before the wedding to identify key details, moments, and spaces we wanted to capture, but also artfully directed us on the day to the best shots. Philip interacted wonderfully with our guests - even allowing my little nephew to help (he's truly fantastic with children). After the wedding, we received a USB of all the photos from the day with a few prints, and a number of amazing shots online - all of which we will treasure. We hope to book Philip's photography services again for big events in our family's future.
Charlotte
Charlotte S. Sent on 03/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional

Philip was fantastic and we couldn't be happier with our photographs.

He made the process smooth and easy from start to finish. Philip was fantastic in our first meeting and we left with every confidence he would capture our day perfectly. He was great throughout the planning process and was exception when the plan went completely out of the window due to the very rainy day our Wedding day turned out to be.
He made sure that despite the weather the joys of the day were documented beautifully and even used the rain to enhance the photography with some well composed artistic shots.
Philip was a wonderfully friendly, authoritative and cheerful presence on the day. We had many quest comment on how pleasant and professional he was, and how beautifully his photography came out.

Thank you Philip. We will treasure the photographs and memories for ever.
Michelle
Michelle W. Sent on 15/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

100% recommend

Philip was absolutely brilliant for our Wedding in July 2023, from start to finish. We were planning our event from abroad, and he was very flexible at arranging online calls to suit our timezone, and was very responsive when we asked any questions.
In the few weeks before the wedding, Philip was really good at getting us organised - making sure we knew who we wanted in a set number of group photos, going through the plan of the day, making sure that he knew the layout of the venue and surrounds, etc. He made us feel very confident that the day would go well - which it did!
On the day itself, Philip was unbelievably professional and organised. He'd been in touch with the venue beforehand and worked very well alongside their staff to get some amazing photos, without being at all obtrusive or in-your-face. He guided group photos very well, and took some gorgeous candid photos of us and the guests. He was also just a genuinely friendly guy that you didn't mind sharing your day with.
His photos were superb, and a really lovely set of memories which we will cherish for a very long time.
Stuart
Stuart W. Sent on 13/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos and fantastic with all guests, would highly recommend

Myself and now wife hired Philip to do our wedding photography, simply put it was one of the best decisions we made. Philip was very responsive and he kept in contact with us throughout our engagement via meetings in person and on zoom, as well as emailing back and forth, he was always very helpful and seem to understand the sort of thing we were looking for, even coming up with several ideas for photoshoots on the day, including a dusk shoot that have some awesome shots in.
On the day itself he was extremely professional and seemed to be very well organized and flexible, He was brilliant with our guests, even the children, and was great at organising positions for the photos and the pictures speak for themselves as they came out amazing!
We had so many fantastic shots, It has been extremely difficult to decide which ones we want displayed in our home. Philip was well worth every penny and we would certainly hire him again for any big events and recommend him to everyone we know.
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Dale S. Sent on 18/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended

Phil did an amazing job in capturing the magic of our special day. He met with us in advance to organise and plan. He checked our preferences, and was always very friendly and polite. The final product was superb and are photos we’ll treasure. Highly recommended!
Paloma
Paloma T. Sent on 25/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simply exceptional. Best money we spent on the big day!

We found Philip when looking at tagged photos of our wedding venue on Instagram. Long and behold Philip appeared on there, with some stunning photos of a previous wedding, at our venue. We pretty much knew straight away that Philip held the vision we were seeking for our wedding day. Philip's business is meticulously set up from start to finish. We held a zoom initially and immediately felt at ease. Our engagement shoot was up a very steep and rugged hill and Philip was more than prepared to undertake the photoshoot there! We constantly felt as though Philip was on board, and grasped exactly what we wanted. On the big day itself, Philip arrived and worked the rooms so well. He set up photos, that looking back on them now, we had no idea he was taking. And they are stunning! Especially some of the candid photos which really picked up on the loving atmosphere of the day. We find ourselves looking at our photos every few days. We are so pleased with them. We cannot count on both our hands how many compliments over the photos, and Philip's professionalism, we have had from guests. Booking Philip will be one of the best decisions about your wedding you can make!
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Chris T. Sent on 09/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Photographer

Phillip was with us for our wedding in Woodland Park, Cobham in August.

He was incredible to work with before and on the day, fluid and happy to go with the flow. The guests on the day commented about how great he was, and the photos we received after were amazing!
Harriet
Harriet P. Sent on 08/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding from start to finish

Philip was professional, flexible and thoughtful throughout our experience with him. A lockdown wedding was not what we had planned but Philip enabled us to split our package with him to also cover our wedding celebration once the restrictions were lifted. He has produced such a beautiful photo book which holds precious memories of our weddings. His experience and creative eye was hugely welcome yet not overpowering. He listened to our ideas and made them reality whilst always marking us feel like valued customers. Philip was patient with us throughout and we would recommend him to anyone.
Mel
Mel W. Sent on 21/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant photos

Our wedding photos look fantastic. Philip really captured the atmosphere of the day and there were some great candid shots in there. His attention to detail was spot on and the little touches around the venue were emphasised brilliantly in the photos. We particularly liked the dance floor shots (including the first dance) and the shots of us on the bridge. He was patient and understanding about the fact we were running late and weren’t able to start the photos until later than planned, yet he still managed to get all the shots we’d had on our list! His organisation and professionalism meant that we got all the group photos we wanted and plenty of the two of us. We’re so excited to share our photos with our friends and family - thank you so much!
Tara
Tara D. Sent on 09/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Phillipa O. Sent on 25/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Juliet U. Sent on 06/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent, Professional, Easy

We hired Philip for our wedding in October and would highly recommend him. From the initial consultation, he made us both feel very relaxed and we knew we could trust him. Throughout the whole process, he was always responsive, answered any questions that we may have or was happy for us to run ideas by him e.g. timings and schedule of the day. On the day, he was professional and took charge, ensuring we captured everything that we wanted. We also chose to have a second photograph and Tom was excellent and really captured the atmosphere of the day. We have had guests comment on how excellent our photographers were; they blended in, gave instructions, all whilst maintaining a polite and professional manner. Our photographs from the day are absolutely stunning and we can’t quite believe how well they captured the day. We are so pleased we chose Philip and would recommend him to anyone planning a wedding. Juliet & Freddy
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Josie W. Sent on 17/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer

Phillip was an incredible photographer for our wedding and captured beautiful photos! He also took photos of parts of the day that were really meaningful but I hadn’t told him of previously, as he is so attentive and is always looking to capture the important moments. Phillip was able to blend in with the day so well and was so efficient as we didn’t have as much time as we’d have liked for photos, yet we got so many and all of them incredible. We now have treasured photos of such an amazing day, we couldn’t recommend him more.
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Harry E. Sent on 25/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer!

So if you're reading this review you're probably thinking, is Phil a "good photographer". The answer is a resounding yes! He's not just good, he's BRILLIANT. From meeting face to face and discussing our plans (we prepared our wedding in 9 weeks btw), to having a great system to log what we wanted, to great communication throughout the process. On the day, Phil was outstanding, professional and we couldn't of wished for more. Genuinely, this should be the last review you need to see as all I can see is - go for Phil!
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Jennifer W. Sent on 09/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional

Phil is fantastic. We used him based on a few recommendations and seeing him in action at my sister in law's wedding. At both weddings he was so friendly and worked with guests really well to help the day go smoothly. The photography is amazing, and we are so thrilled with our photo albums, the
Go Book and two smaller ones for our parents. The process is also very well organised, Phil is very easy to work with, and also prompt to reply. The photo booth is such an easy and great addition too! Thank you so much Phil!
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