‘Paulo what can we say… thank you. For anyone looking for a photographer, Paulo is your guy, and this is why… We spent some time researching wedding photographers (and there are a lot of good ones out there!) What stood out for us is how all of Paulo’s albums ooze happiness, charm and style. Looking through his portfolios you can see not only how skilled Paulo is but how much time, effort and care is put into each one of his albums.
We are based in Australia and from day one, Paulo was always available to chat and fit in with our schedule. His ‘pre-day’ advice went further than just photography, he talked us through wedding timings, gave us handy hints to ensure we got time to ourselves, helped us understand what was needed on the day so we could brief our bridal party and fitted in couple shoots like lightening so we were not away from the party for more than 5 mins!
Paulo truly captured the joy of our day so perfectly. From arriving at my parent’s house at 10am to leaving after the first dance, he put everyone at ease. Always going above and beyond – he can navigate a large marquee in seconds and I am pretty sure stayed well beyond when he needed to. All of that coupled with the fact that he will be the best dressed man at your wedding and knows how to nail a confetti shot means he must be the best UK wedding photographer at the moment!’
Jess & Alex
Brosterfield Farm, Peak District
‘Perfection! Writing a review for this man is difficult, as I want to come across as genuine as possible, and not a repeat of someone else’s. If you are to only read the summary, stop after the first word. Paul really was perfect as our wedding photographer. My wife and I had a big fat Indian wedding, and for our reception at Wynyard Hall, we were in need of a photographer. I honestly had looked through about 30 photographers before triumphantly discovering Paul.
For the man himself – he was professional throughout; responsive and clear in his communications; understanding and flexible where required; and great fun at the event itself, all the while making us two feel very relaxed despite the nerves and being camera shy!
For his photography – honestly, I wish I could put it adequately into words but he truly caught our special moments in the most perfect way. It’s as if he looked into my head to what I had imagined, and took those exact photos. The pictures came out incredible. They are artistic, perfectly candid and just simply very cool to look at. He somehow managed to capture such emotion in each shot with perfect timing, we were amazed. Equally, he hasn’t left us with stupidly large amounts of photos, but instead captured just the right amount. We were over the moon with the results. The photos were delivered in a timely manner. His prices were more than reasonable (believe me, I compared so many). And the app which is used to share with friends and family was a big hit.
Overall, I have no bad word to say, and all the praise in the world. I’d be more than happy to be contacted as a testimonial, and would (and have!) recommend Paul to any budding couple!
Thank you Paul!’
Ajay & Kay
Wynyard Hall, Billingham
‘Celebrated multi award-winning UK wedding photographer Paulo Santos lives by the philosophy that wedding photography should tell the story of people’s lives, just as they are, without too much interruption. Balancing an intuitive photojournalist approach with artistic, atmospheric portraiture, Paul’s fine-art quality images capture the full range emotions that make your wedding day so special. Covering each moment and every last detail you worked so hard to create, Paul sees your life and love through the eyes of an artist, giving you photos that are a work of art and special memories you will cherish forever.
We simply can’t get enough of his unique photographic style!’
Junebug Weddings, USA
The Essential Guide to Planning a Stylish Wedding
‘Beautiful, honest and emotive photography is so important for the capture of my clients weddings day. I was so excited to find Paulo and immediately feel in love with his images, the creativity, his perspective, and the detailed captures within his couples wedding shoots and the telling of the story of their wedding day.
Working with Paulo through the planning process was equally magical. He always made time to consult, he was thoughtful about all the details, even the little ones from shoot locations for shoes, to the couples journey on the day and capturing their essence and the joy of their wedding day that truly reflected them. On the day his shoot style and energy is infectious, the measure of direction has just the right tone and engagement within the day to ensure he gets all the right shots and the best from the couple and their guests.
I really cannot recommend Paulo more highly. I feel privileged to have worked with such a talent and I can’t wait for the the next time we get to work together.’
Tigerlily Wedding Planner, London
‘Initially, I was drawn to Paulo’s artistic creativity. I was looking for a photographer that is edgy and great with capturing candid real moments. I booked him as soon as we reviewed his portfolio and spoke to him. He was a pleasure to work with and it’s a plus that he went above and beyond his duties. My family and friends only have wonderful words to say about him and his talent!’
Dalyn & Sorin
Calamigos Ranch, Los Angeles
‘We had the pleasure of having Paul photograph our Wedding in France this summer, and we couldn’t be happier with our choice to involve him in our special day. From the first stages, he makes sure the experience comes first; he exudes calm and patience, whilst his amicable personality ensures you are laughing and smiling throughout the planning and the event. The time he takes to understand your ideas and hopes in the early stages shines through in the final product.
We didn’t realise how big of a part the photographer plays in the day. They are your shadow and director, to ensure you will have something beautiful to reflect on when the ‘I do’s’ are done. Paul was truly incredible on the day. His experience and relaxed approach was an amazingly calming influence on what could be a stressful day. He made sure we were totally at ease throughout. He was attentive and present when required, but brilliant at blending into the background when capturing moments amongst you and your guests.
As for the photos he takes, the quality speaks for itself. His documentary style photos capture the most special moments, which are not the ones during posed photos but those created whilst you and your guests are enjoying the day. We really can’t recommend him enough-thank you for making our special day even more memorable!’
Melissa & Andy
Manoir de Longeveau, France
‘I can honestly not fault or constructively criticise Paulo before during or after our wedding. Paolo not only captured us a couple, and a family but also the amazing venue and real vibe of the wedding. He made my husband and I and our guests feel so relaxed in front of the camera and was completely invisible at times. An absolute treasure to have him involved on our happiest day. He really went the extra mile all day and worked magically alongside our videographer whom he met on the day.’
Holly & Baton
The Gherkin, London
Wow, wow, wow! We can’t thank you enough!! You have BLOWN. US. AWAY. and totally done us proud – we’re completely in love with the photos! You’ve captured all the special moments – including ones we weren’t even aware of, or had forgotten. Looking through them all brought the whole day back to life and we’re so grateful that we’ve got such wonderful memories captured in this way. Thank you so SO much. We love everything about them! Not only are the pictures themselves amazing, but the way you’ve delivered them has also blown us away! The slideshow, the website, the mobile app, the wooden box of prints that’s coming – it really is the gift that keeps on giving and has totally made this into another magical experience.
You’re a truly talented and all round top bloke and we feel incredibly lucky that you were able to play such a special role in our day and capture the magic for us. Truly thank you!’
Hannah & Patch
Lillibrooke Manor, Berkshire
‘Having a great photographer to capture the day was really important to us. Paul was recommended to me by a friend, also a fantastic photographer so I knew we were going to be in good hands – they were both included in the International 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder Magazine. Paul was great to work with, he’s someone that makes you feel very relaxed. His style matched what we wanted – natural, in the moment, mostly unposed shots. His use of light and shadows is incredible, he took some very clever shots! He nailed it’
Claire & Craig
Chateau Rigaud, Bordeaux
‘Last night was a very special evening, sitting down with champagne and looking through all our wedding photos. Thank you so much for producing such wonderful photography, we love our photos. You captured so many stunning images from both days and these will be such precious, treasured memories. It was wonderful to relive the days through these beautiful photos. Paul you were absolutely brilliant to work with. From the moment we all met in Regents Park, you put a smile on our faces and we knew we were in very good hands. We both feel lucky to have met you and had the chance to have you as our photographer.
We also wanted to say that we love how you’ve set up for viewing the photos! Having the highlight links to share is so brilliant. Thank you also for the discount code for printing – at the moment it feels impossible to choose out of so many amazing photos but we will try and get there in the next ten days!
It was a breeze and pleasure to write a review for you, we genuinely can’t recommend working with you enough.’
Belinda & James
The Wallace Collection, London
‘As a wedding planner, I always advise my clients that in addition to choosing a photographer whose work and style they admire, they also need to bear in mind that they will be spending a great deal of time with their photographer on their wedding day so it’s important that they connect. Paul ticks both boxes… his work is exceptional and he is a really lovely guy… great to work with and for a couple to have around them on their wedding day. His photos of my couple Amy and Gerard at their Iscoyd Park wedding are stunning and have been featured on the English Wedding Blog.
In summary… fantastic photographer, great person and lovely to work with you. Thank you Paul.’
Elegante Destination Wedding Planner
‘Super thrilled with our wedding photos, cannot thank Paul enough!! Communicating with him was super easy and honest right from the start and we absolutely love the photographs. He captured every phase of the wedding beautifully and was truly a professional. Highly recommend him!’
Fiona & Sammy
Marylebone Town Hall, London
‘We had the absolute pleasure of having Paul at our woodland wedding back in the summer. We can’t express enough how fantastic he was, from the initial phone call, to the day its self, Paul made everyone feel so at ease, so capturing those natural and intimate moments was just so easy which shows in his beautifully, breath taking photos we received from him.
Not only was he professional, took amazing photographs and helped me stay very calm lol, he is also just such a top guy! Such a honour to have you take our photos Paul, you really did make our woodland wedding dream become a reality!’
Lisa & Darren
The Paper Mill, Kent
‘Paul was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. From the initial chat on the phone right through to final production of our gorgeous prints we felt completely confident and completely understood. We had no doubt that Paul would capture the emotions of our fabulous day through his lens and the pictures absolutely did that in spades. Beyond our expectations. He sees beautiful things that others miss and captures them to hold on to forever. Paul is a great energetic talent and his manner is both professional and relaxed which made for a stress free and enjoyable experience from start to finish.
We will definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who wants to have fabulous and beautiful photographs of people/ places/moments to cherish!’
Christina & Claudio
Newton Hall, Northumberland
‘I remember spending weeks browsing sites that showcased the work of the best photographers in the world (Junebug/Rangefinder/Fearless). I’d spoken to a few different photographers and been granted access to their previous albums, looking through Paul’s albums I immediately noticed the high quality composition throughout the albums. I loved how he used natural light to create striking yet very natural portraiture. We couldn’t have asked for a better guy to photograph our wedding, thanks Paul!’
Charlie & Kayne
Park Farm, Northamptonshire
‘We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding photographer! Paulo was fantastic with us from start to finish, taking time to understand what we were looking for and shooting some truly magical photographs. He is a master at capturing natural moments in a unique way and his use of light and framing are amazing – we were over the moon with our photos. He is also a really fun and personable guy, he was a joy to spend time with and made us both feel really relaxed over the course of the day, Thanks Paulo!’
Dominique & John
Kinkell Byre, St Andrews
‘Amazing, from start to finish. So friendly, professional and fun – couldn’t be happier and the photos are incredible!’
The Asylum, London
‘PAULO SANTOS!! ….. The pictures are INCREDIBLE! We love love love them!! The first sighting of you on our wedding day was you running & jumping over hedges, which is just awesome. Your energy & enthusiasm created a fun atmosphere, amazing photos, and at times, we didn’t even notice you were there, because you are indeed, a ninja!
You have captured the day so spot on and the portraits are just insane! How amazing are they! The little trip to the shore defo was a top idea, and so was you trotting around in the water shoeless hehe! They are truly breath taking!
Thank you so much for capturing the most magical day of our lives, so perfectly. Sadly now (very sadly!), our wedding day will only ever be a memory, but what beautiful photos we have to keep, share, and relive our special day with. From the very start, with our epic Skype session from the US, your passion for what you do, and for our wedding and venue shone through, and we just knew you were the right guy for us.’
Ullswater, Lake District
‘I cannot express how excited and over the moon my husband and I are with our wedding photos. Paul was so amazing from the start with a phone call that just started everything out on the right foot.
He made everyone so comfortable on the day and blended in with our friends and family and was able to capture the most amazing moments that we will treasure forever. He has a way of capturing the smallest moments to the largest celebrations throughout the day. We have gotten so many compliments from our guests on our photos, as everyone is so impressed with the moments captured.
I am so incredibly happy that Paul was our photographer on our wedding day, I can’t imagine anyone else capturing our wedding. He was brilliant!’
‘We cannot thank Paul enough, our wedding photographs are everything we wished for. Raw emotion, unforgettable moments, beautiful frames and that natural light! Paul has been an absolute joy to work with from start to finish, he is incredibly professional and an all round great guy. Every detail filled us with confidence and the advice he gave us was invaluable. He has truly captured the best moments from our day which we will treasure.
If you appreciate thought, effort and skill and wish for a truly memorable experience, Paul is your guy!’
Woodhill Hall, Northumberland
‘Our day was absolutely perfect and Paul absolutely contributed to that. When we were looking for a photographer, Paul’s work caught my eye. I was looking for someone to capture that day in an informal and artistic way and when we received our photos I was absolutely blown away! From booking with Paul, to conversations about how I wanted our wedding to be shot, to planning the formal photos, capturing the day and actually having photos where I don’t look awkward (I’m not a fan of having my photo taken), Paul was completely faultless!
I couldn’t recommend Paul enough…he has given us photos of our wedding that will make my heart smile for a lifetime! Thank you so much Paul, I hope you are still working when it comes to the kids getting married!’
‘We have just received our photos back from Paul and couldn’t be happier with them. He captured all the details from our autumn/winter wedding – the colours, venue, surrounding scenery, flowers and the more intricate decorations we made. He really relaxed us in the run up to the wedding (much needed!) with his professionalism and reassurance and did the same on the day. Looking at all our family and friends expressions from the photos is so lovely as you miss so much on the day! Thanks so much Paul!!’
The Tithe Barn, Yorkshire
‘What an amazing and chilled out experience we had when having our wedding photos taken. We were so nervous about choosing our photographer as we cringe when think about having our photos taken, but as soon as we saw Paul’s pictures we liked the quirky and relaxed approach! On the day we could not have asked for more, we actually really enjoyed having them done and had a really good laugh from start to finish!
I would highly recommend and it was so worth every penny! Thanks again Paul Santos!’
The Yorkshire Wedding Barn
‘We couldn’t be happier with our photos from Paul, they are amazing and have brought us so much joy! We are both slightly addicted to looking through them as they create such a perfect narrative of our special day, allowing us to relive those precious moments as if it was yesterday. Paul goes above and beyond to capture outstanding photos, it was a pleasure to share our day with him. Thank you so much.’
Crook Hall, Durham
‘How delighted we are!! Paul captured the mood, the emotion and just perfectly summed up the day! Paul’s approach on the day was calm and fun, I didn’t notice 90% of the photos being taken – these are by far the greatest shots – capturing our friends and family’s natural reactions and emotions. The slide show is so easy to share with friends and family which has been a major bonus for us as we live away from them.
Would recommend to anyone trust Paul he will deliver your dream day in your pics. Thanks Paul, you made our day a lasting memory!’
‘Mr Santos is a magician! He shot our wedding in May and I’m so pleased we made the choice to hire him. Professional, approachable, creative and reliable, a true master of his art. He was a joy to have around on the day and the final images were above and beyond what we expected. Top draw!’
‘Just received our wedding pics – Paul did such a great job of capturing the day, we absolutely love them! It was a pleasure to have him at our wedding, where he made everyone relaxed in front of the camera and was generally good fun to be around! Thanks again Paul, great job!’
Newton Hall, Northumberland
‘Cannot thank Paul enough for the wonderful work he did photographing us on our wedding day! I’d seen his work before and we knew we wanted him to photograph our special day – we loved his approach and the style of photos he produced! He was a true professional, made us feel really relaxed and at ease on the day! The photos we’ve just received are spectacular and we would highly recommend him to anyone!!’
Beamish Hall, County Durham
‘From the very first phone call with Paul he gives absolute and complete confidence that your wedding photos will be something special, and most importantly, he delivers! We are absolutely delighted with the photos of our wedding. A true professional and a great guy to have around on your wedding day – would absolutely recommend him to anyone without hesitation.’
Kirklinton Hall, Carlisle
‘Paul did an incredible job at our wedding. Even though it was LASHING rain the whole day he managed to take some really beautiful photos inside ‘off the cuff’. His style changed throughout the day so the morning photos were candid, ceremony a little darker and the dance floor were fun. He has a great range and would highly recommend.’
‘We would highly recommend Paulo! We were after images that would capture us and our day in a natural way. We aren’t very good at being the centre of attention, we wanted our venue, location and our guests to do the talking for us. Ultimately we wanted the photos to capture the simple elegance of our wedding day and Paul did an amazing job! We’ve just received our memory stick and prints, and absolutely love them!
Paul was fantastic at capturing moments and putting everyone at ease. In fact most of the time, we didn’t even notice him taking shots (Paul is very good at sneaking about), so it was a fantastic surprise to see the spontaneous images that really captured our day in the most beautiful way.
Paul is a super star!’