real people.

real moments.

unreal stories.



real people.

real moments.

unreal stories.


Daddy, Husband, Brand Ambassador, Man with Beard, Professional Third Wheel

no cheesy photos.

I’m Paul, and I’m not a normal Wedding Photographer.

I’m not totally strange (don’t ask my wife); I just have a unique way of working. I am what we call a Candid Wedding Photographer.

It means I’m not for posers! I’m for lovers of casual, emotion-driven & storytelling wedding photography.

Emotional photography that will make you laugh. Make your parents sob. Your friends go ape. Seriously.

say no to boring wedding photos.

why candid
wedding photography?

And why me...

getting ready at west tower

Emotions first

People look pretty at weddings. Uncle bob can take pretty photos of pretty things on his Ipad.

For me, candid photography is all about the ‘feels’. The emotions, the small touches that tie loved ones together.

Nothing staged, nothing posed

Most of my couples don’t like the idea of being the centre of attention… They aren’t posers! They want a happy, fun day filled with food & alcohol loved ones and celebrations. 

And so as a candid wedding photographer, I don’t stage fake moments, and I’ll never tell you to stare lovingly into each others eyes (Eurgh!). 

No templates

I turn up to every wedding with an open mind. Your wedding wont be like my last one, or my next one. Your photos shouldn’t be, either! Without any preconceptions, your photos will be about your wedding. 

Bold and honest

Real weddings are full of hiccups, drama, ugly crying and tipsy woopsies. Subtle connections between people, blink-and-you-missed-it moments.

I want to capture it all, not just the laughter. 

Trusted by photographers

I am a staff writer at, a photography website with one of the most significant readerships that there is, with around 2 million monthly readers. I provide educational and entertaining content to other photographers. 

I’ve also photographed the weddings of multiple wedding photographers, a great honour. 

I’m an ambassador for multiple brands… But I don’t like to brag ;). 

I’ll travel to you!

Home for me is in the lovely market town of Standish, on the Lancashire and Greater Manchester border. 

However, I always include travel anywhere in England, Wales or the bottom bit of Scotland. 

candid photography stories.

from the blog

Dig beneath the portfolio pages and highlights. The nitty gritty is in the blog! See how I shoot consistent stories at every wedding. 

“An absolute pleasure to work with and the photographs are genuinely now up there with one of the favourite things I own”

“They’re perfect and just so precious as a memory of our day forever. Thank you so much. Top bloke, top photography”

eaves hall candid wedding photo
“Paul!!!!! Omg omg omg omg
I’ve just seen the images…


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Is a Candid Wedding Photographer Right for you?

Some frequently asked questions about my candid style of wedding photography

Is candid wedding photography popular?

It’s becoming more and more popular because of an increasing number of more casual weddings. Many couples prefer less traditional weddings, so they are looking for an alternative to classic posed photography.

Modern mirrorless cameras have also made the candid style of photography more accessible to photographers, as they are smaller and less invasive. 

What will a candid wedding photographer take photos of?

Candid photographers will take photographs of anything that will add to the day’s story. The photographer will not stage photographs or interfere in special moments throughout the day. 

This results in a set of reportage images with a narrative and a story. 

Will a candid wedding photographer do portraits?

Although a candid photographer focuses on the fleeting moments throughout the day, many couples would like a few intimate portraits. The couple can take a walk around the venue with the photographer. The photographer will capture these natural moments and may give some light guidance. 

What is Candid Wedding Photography?

Candid photography is a style where the photographer does not interfere in the day. The photographer prefers to allow special moments to happen and concentrates on capturing these moments in a way that tells a story.