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On since 2016

Last update: November 2023

Phillip Parnell Photography are a wedding photography company based in Birmingham, England. As husband and wife, Phill and Zhen are passionate about photography. Not least because it has given them the opportunity to meet so many truly wonderful people. Your satisfaction is their priority, and they would be delighted to join you as you begin the next chapter of your amazing love story.

Why chose Phillip Parnell Photography?

Picture this. You're walking down the aisle, all eyes on you, hands ever so slightly trembling with anticipation and excitement for what the future has in store. Will these heels break? Did I overdo it a little with the perfume? What on earth is Aunt Jane wearing? This is the start of the big day that you have been planning for months, if not years. But yes, It will be perfect.

There are many cogs that need to turn in order to make this day work. But one of the very few cogs that will continue to turn well into the future, long after your wedding day has ended, is the photography. A photographer has to do so much more than just take images. The photographer has the task of not only documenting the wedding, but also recreating the magic, atmosphere and very life source of that special day... all through the eye of the lens. The true task of a photographer is to encapsulate all that raw energy, and present it to you as a package that will be with you till the end of time.

Phillip Parnell Photography has been capturing the magic for nearly 10 years. In that time, we have come to learn that every wedding, couple and celebration is different and should be treated as such. We have made it our working life's goal to be completely attuned to what you, the beautiful couple, want and expect in the service you are paying for. Let's face it, not everyone likes to be photographed. We've had couples requesting photography service only because of ever mounting pressure from the parents! If this is you, worry not! You can rest assured that we will adapt a style that perfectly aligns to your character and image preferences.

Let us take care of capturing the memory, so that you can concentrate on creating it.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos
Blu-ray or DVD with all the photos

What does the wedding package include?

Full day coverage of two photographers, delivery of photos on a personalised USB device, website gallery link and online downloadable link with the high resolution images ready for printing

How far in advance should I contact you?

Because of availability etc, the further the better. However, if you contact us for a date, and we are free, we will be honoured to be there to capture your big day

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, we cover the whole UK and abroad. Wherever your big day may be

What is the charge for travelling?

45p per mile after 8 miles of Birmingham

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?

We work as a team, utilising natural lighting and/or off camera lighting to produce the most captivating images of your wedding

What kind of equipment do you use?

We use Canon with an assortment of lenses and equipment

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, my website

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


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

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?

Our cheapest package will cover for 8 hours. After the 8 hours we will charge per hour at the rate advised

What are the forms of payment?

Bank online transfer or cash

How do you work?

We work with the highest attention to detail and work ethic. We love what we do and that shows through our work
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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for Phillip Parnell Photography

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Sophia Sent on 03/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Definitely recommend!

Phillip is great! From the beginning when I first contacted him, I felt at ease and comfortable that I had chosen the best person to capture what I wanted.

I hired Phillip to photograph my belated Vietnamese-Chinese wedding reception, which was a joint celebration of my own marriage and my sister's marriage.

When I first reached out to him, he was very responsive, reassuring and was up for the challenge of doing something slightly different in terms of cultural weddings.

On the big day, Phillip arrived early, was very patient and adaptive to all the group photo changes, and captured so many beautiful candid photos. He was so friendly and lovely to chat with!

We received the photos just a few days after the event, despite the wedding reception being on a bank holiday, and I was very impressed and happy with all the photos!

I would highly recommend Phillip! He is super professional and reassuring on a nervous big day.
Louise T. Sent on 28/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, personable and passionate

What can I say about Phil and his team..... they made our day fun, special and easy. Phil has a charming and relaxing style, which suited us to a tee.

Punctual, stunning photos and he definitely knows what he is doing. Not only did all the classic photos but also did some fun ones to go with it. Very communicative before the day to ensure we knew what to expect and brilliant with staying in touch after.

Would definitely recommend!
Lou and pete
Andre M. Sent on 05/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs McCormack (great day)

We were immediately sold once we were shown the quality of the work by Mr and Mrs Parnell compared to what we had seen whilst making enquiries. As you can imagine, during this current period it could be challenging in capturing moments of our big day but they pulled it off and gave us some incredible beautiful shots.
They were very professional and took time out to find out exactly what we wanted and delivered this exceptionally well on our big day.
All the days activity was captured from start to finish, they were full of ideas as it was clear they'd mastered their craft from previous events/ceremonies.
We were not left disappointed on any front and honoured their agreement  and gave us wonderful reflections of a truly remarkable day.
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Laura C. Sent on 09/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Laura & Amy

Phillip and Zhen photographed our wedding in April 2019. It was a magical day, and the photo's really capture the emotion of the whole thing. Phillip was constantly running around the entire day trying to ensure he captured everything perfectly, and we can't thank him enough for the beautiful memories we now have.
Nigel F. Sent on 11/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Jenni & nigel wedding pics

We are extremley happy with our our fabulous wedding photographs. We feel you captured each and every moment through out the day. You were very profesional ,patient and courterous at all time, arriving earlier than planned, kneeling and crouching on the floor, hiding in awkward places to capture natural pictures. We have had lots of comments of how beautiful and well layed out the pictures are in the albums and furthermore the price was competitive. Thank you. Jenni & Nigel
Lauren K. Sent on 07/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer

Phillip is very professional and we can not recommend him enough. He has captured our special day in a way nobody else could of and we are so glad we had him as our photographer. Definitely worth it!! And the quality and care he gives it second to none!! 1000% recommend him to all future wedding parties!!
I know of two friends who have also had Phillip as their wedding photographer and their photos are just as great as ours!!
Thank you for capturing our special day
Tasha Sent on 23/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Our wedding day was a day to remember and thankfully Philip Parnell captured those all-important memories, the photos are perfect, as was my dress, which I purchased from Isaac Charles, I hope you got the slideshow I sent.
Phillip has an energy and understanding and provided what we wanted and expected. He gets the job done quickly; we didn't have to wait long to view our photos. I have always found him to be hardworking, trustworthy and conscientious. He has excellent interpersonal skills and is capable of working on his own initiative or as a member of a team.
I know Phillip has various styles and techniques available and can implement change where needed. Phillip showed that he can tackle any size job as I have seen him in action at other types of events and then my wedding, which was rather large; people are still talking about him and the excellent photos.
I love the emotion that the photos have, they tell a story, I had two friends last year that were totally disappointed with their wedding photos and I see the envy as they looked through mine (partly because I recommended Phillip Parnell to them).
Adaeze O. Sent on 27/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and Beyond

Thank you again so much! Six months later we are still wowed by how amazing Phillip, and his lovely wife Zheyna, we're as our stellar Photography team! Sprinting back and forth all day to get the best shots! They were also kind enough to stay an extra hour on the day! They played a big part in how special our day was, you'd be lucky to book them!
Wendy D. Sent on 07/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best Photographer

From the moment I booked Phil Parnell I knew it was the best choice I made and I was in good hands. Phil is very experienced and he makes you feel so at ease with his photography , Phil made our guests feel at ease , and the whole experience was relaxing and enjoyable . I don't like to be in the spotlight and when Phil gave me strength to do my wedding photos.
James S. Sent on 06/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Fantastic - Amazing Photo's, Amazing Couple

Mr & Mrs Sutton - Thorpe Gardens, 7/9/19

We spoke to 5 different photographers, all fantastic at what they did however we felt a connection with Phil and his wife Zhenya that we didn't have with the other photographers due to their warm, professional and down to earth approach. They came to our house and showed us examples of the previous weddings they had done and the range of photo albums they offer whilst asking what type of photo's we would like on the day. We were impressed with the fact that not only does the price include just the day time event in the church like all the other photographers, it included pre - wedding pictures, pictures of the bride and groom getting ready, included the church and family photo's, the reception and also included pictures of the night time event.

Phil kept in constant contact with us in the months leading to the big day and as per his request we provided him the order of the photo's with which family members we would like taken to keep the day running smoothly.

The wedding was at 1pm, Phil arrived at the Bride's house for 11am and Zhenya at the groom's for 11am to take the important pictures of everyone getting ready. I liked the fact that despite it being a stressful time in the morning getting ready, they both provided a calming influence and Phil's fantastic sense of humor certainly calmed the bride down!

We have been to many weddings and noticed how a lot of photographers struggle to command the room and organize every one into groups for the pictures to keep things running smoothly. With Phil and Zhenya you are not just getting wonderful wedding photographers, you are getting wedding organizers as well on the big day. Phil gets everyone organized into groups ready for the pictures and everything is structured to the tee by them both.

From 11am they stayed long until the night taking pictures of the first dance, the guests dancing into the night, pictures of all the speeches as well as pictures of the bride and groom, pictures of all the guests as well which meant we had great Christmas presents for everyone sending them beautiful portrait pictures of couples and families at our wedding that Phil and Zhenya had taken.

We were blown away by the final pictures and the way they had both captured the moment of our fantastic day. Within just a few weeks we received them all back on a memory stick and on a password protected link on the website. Thank you Phil and Zhenya for making our day so special and providing us such amazing photo's that will be with us for a lifetime.

I would highly recommend!
Yvonne Sent on 06/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

I absolutely love my wedding pictures - 100% recommended!

Phil was the photographer for our wedding back in June 2019 and I can’t sing his praises enough! He is a very professional and talented photographer with a flair for creativity who was friendly and patient with us throughout. He captured our special day so well every time we look at our album, we’re transported right back there! His lovely wife Zhenya was 2nd shooter on the day and together they created magic.
I would 100% recommend Phillip Parnell Photography for any wedding. His prices are unbeatable too.
Thank you for capturing our memories!
Yvonne & Andrew
Alex S. Sent on 15/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, beautiful - beyond our expectations

Our wedding was amazing, a day we will cherish forever. Thanks to PhillipParnell photography we have such beautiful and memorable pictures to look back on. From start to finish Phillip and his team took the time to get to know us, and what we wanted from the photographs. What really impressed me was the way Phillip captures feelings and moments in his work. I have seen plenty of nice wedding photos that capture the people that attended, the location etc; Phillip captures the happiness, the energy, and the intimate moments that really help bring back all those feelings from our day (well two days including the pre-party).

I wanted to keep this short, so last couple of items I can't leave out: Phillip is professional and polite, but he was great with our crowd and ensured they were in place when they were needed - not an easy task with a group that prefers the bar to the photoshoot. Finally, our wedding was in Mexico, so if you are considering a destination wedding, Phillip is your man.
Kirsty N. Sent on 05/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t of asked for more!

Wonderfully personal service, professional and top quality! 100% recommend!
Stilyana M. Sent on 06/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding photos experience

We had a small wedding and as a present we got Phillip Parnell Photography from my sister. Phillip and Zheny were kind and respectful. Excellent communication prior to the wedding and after and efficient with the pictures. We enjoyed the whole process and now we have amazing memories to cherish forever. Thank you Phillip and Zhenny!
Mr and Mrs Massey
Mrs N. Sent on 19/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Photography

Phillip shot our wedding in 2018 and truly captured the essence of the day. From the delicate details getting ready in the morning to us having our bridal party dance off in the evening there wasn't a moment missed. I would HIGHLY recommend his services.
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