Based in Dorset (but also covering Hampshire, Devon, Wiltshire and Buckinghamshire), Phil captures timeless and authentic photographs for couples. With a relaxed and informal approach, you are sure to feel instantly at ease in front of the camera.
Phil will capture the love, fun, excitement, and emotion that occurs throughout a wedding day. He will capture the natural moments as they occur, resulting in a true reflection of your day as it was.
Phil's approach is totally client-focused, ensuring that the photographic record of your day is exactly what you want He is also happy to offer any planning advice you may be struggling with and can introduce you to other wedding suppliers he has worked with on a number of occasions.
All his prices are extremely competitive and vary depending on the type and level of service you require, please do get in touch to discuss your unique requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the price of your service?
£995 for full day coverage. Smaller package prices on request (only available for Dorset). Please note that weddings outside Dorset incur additional travel and subsistence costs as appropriate and may not include a pre-wedding shoot.
What services do you offer?
Wedding photography, Family portrait photography.
What does the wedding package include?
Complimentary meeting with you and your partner to discuss your wedding plans and show you examples of my work; photographic coverage on your wedding day (various levels depending on your requirements); complimentary pre-wedding photoshoot; DVD of high resolution images; optional luxury wedding albums, if required, for additional cost.
How far in advance should I contact you?
Ideally, as soon as soon as you have decided your wedding date and booked your venue.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
No...to attempt to do so would be foolish. You are my sole focus on your special day.
Are you able to travel?
Yes. Travel and subsistence charges apply if out of Dorset.
What is the charge for travelling?
Subject to negotiation, depending on your location.
What style of photos do you take?
Informal, romantic, natural and fun...whilst ensuring all the "must-have" shots are taken.
Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
Photography from the heart!
What kind of equipment do you use?
Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
If required, this can be arranged. Normally, a selection is posted on facebook (depending on privacy preferences).
What''s the delivery time for photographic report?
Normally one month.
Do you send all the photos taken?
All usable, high resolution images, cropped appropriately, colour-corrected and density checked...ready for you to use.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
Alone - in this way, the style is 100% consistent, you don't get "over-photographed", and I build a much stronger rapport with you and your guests.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
In the event of unforeseen circumstances (this has never happened!), I would do my very best to source an alternative amongst my professional colleagues.
Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
Do you charge per hour or per event?
Per event, as you can never be sure how long a wedding day will be...due to many, many different factors. I never clock watch and will always be there for you until the agreed coverage is complete.
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
Yes - always, to ensure your wedding story is complete.
How do you charge extra time?
Yes, additional time is charged on an hourly basis, if appropriate. This will be agreed on the day, if applicable.
What are the forms of payment?
How do you work?
I adopt an in-depth "story-telling" approach which comprises informal, candid photography, whilst ensuring the "must-have" group photographs are taken in a "structured informal" style. I like to build real rapport with you and your guests which ensures everyone is relaxed and looking their best.
Reviews for Starlight Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sophie & Mark
We would highly recommend Phil! We loved the pre wedding photo shoot to get to know him. On our wedding day, Phil was great and we are so pleased with the photos!!Sent on 25/01/2019
Phil & Claire
A true professional
We hired Phil to photograph our wedding in July of this year. Phil was very helpful right from our first contact via email, he made things very easy and made us feel confident that we had chosen the right person for the job. We met up with Phil the day before our wedding due to distance but went through everything that we wanted from him and I must say with his vast knowledge of photography he carried this out with fantastic results and didn't disappoint one little bit. He is very professional at what he does and makes you feel at ease throughout the whole day. Phil comes highly recommended and is a true professional.Sent on 15/11/2018
Thank you so much
Thank you, Phil for capturing our wedding day so well. We are delighted with the photos and feel you really caught all of the moments that made the day so special. It was pleasure to 'work' with you and I would definitely recommend Phil to anyone looking to get married or capture a special daySent on 15/11/2018