Unobtrusive, Story Telling Wedding Photographers – Carol & Paul
Welcome to Stylish Wedding Photography
Hello, I’m Paul Tansley, Surrey & Hampshire wedding photographer. I mainly shoot weddings around Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex and surrounding counties however, I am always interested to hear from couples getting married anywhere in the UK. Plus I love to shoot destination weddings around the world, so let me know the details and lets see what we can work out together. I’m available to shoot Solo or with a 2nd photographer, normally this would be Carol my extremely creative and talented partner.
I am proud to be a member of
• Fearless Photographers (currently rated 3rd Top Wedding Photographer South East)
• WPJA – The Wedding Photojournalist Association (currently ranked top 3 wedding photographer in Hampshire)
(Awarded 7th place in the world by WPJA for one of my images in 2017)
• This is Reportage (an exclusive wedding photography group promoting documentary style wedding imagery)
• South East Selective (an exclusive group of 24 of the South East’s top wedding photographers)
• Voted runner up 2018 in The Wedding Industry Awards (Best Wedding Photographer South Central Region)
My approach to wedding photography is very unobtrusive. I capture your wedding day, I don’t ask you to pose it for me. I capture weddings in a natural, reportage style, which some people call reportage wedding photography or storytelling wedding photography. This means that 90% of the day I am shooting candid natural images as they happen in a discreet, unobtrusive way. I don’t pose you, I don’t ask you to smile, I just capture beautiful images as they happen, naturally. I do of course shoot any family groups shots you would like and we also shoot some relaxed portraits that most couples love to have. However, I do these quickly and efficiently without dragging you away from your wedding day for too long. I don’t think your wedding day should turn into a photo shoot.
The images I shoot are then carefully edited and crafted by hand, to create a beautiful story of the day, in pictures. I capture emotions and memories as I see them through my eyes as an observer of the day, I don’t interfere, organise or orchestrate your wedding day. My job is to blend into the day, being an almost invisible part of it, while still being in the right place to catch those beautiful moments that you will treasure forever.
I’ve been a professional photographer for over 23 years. My first 18 years were spent shooting high end fashion & wedding magazines in London, in 2010 I started shooting weddings. Carol my partner has been an Art Director for the last 19 years, working on fashion magazines and wedding magazines and has been helping me shoot weddings since the start. Carol was Art Director of Wedding Magazine for 7 years. We met on a fashion shoot 24 years ago and have been together ever since.
Recent Weddings & Blog Posts
What Our Clients Say About Us
“Paul and Carol are truly very special photographers. From our first meeting with them we knew they were “the ones” as they already knew exactly how we wanted our photography to be done – unobtrusively but capturing all the important moments. You honestly barely know they are there…and when you do catch a glimpse of a lens your way, they’ve already made you so relaxed you really don’t mind! The quality of the pictures is second to none and we now have the wonderful story of our day that we can treasure & be proud of forever. If you are looking for superior quality pictures of your day, taken by extremely professional, friendly and fun photographers, Paul and Carol are most definitely the people for you”
Why not take a look through some of our Featured Weddings or have a peek at some of our favourite weddings images
Have you seen our new 2017 Gallery? VIEW GALLERY
Voted For by Our Wedding Couples
Just voted, runner up Best Wedding Photographer South Central Region – Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire in the Wedding Industry Awards, November 2017.
More Kind Words
“Paul and Carol were absolutely great throughout the day, we felt so at ease with them that our photos truly show how the day went. They left up to us to decide how we wanted our day to run and they adapted accordingly. They were extremely professional from start to end”