‘Paul has been so great to work with!! After having a long look for a photographer that captures smiles and laughter through a cool, timeless, black & white film-style lens – we finally found Paul, and we are so happy we did!
He made us feel so at ease during the lead up to and on the day of the wedding. We’ve been so excited to share the portraits of our guests with them – they so perfectly capture the joy of the whole day. We can’t stop looking through the photos and reliving the day! We’ve received so many compliments from friends and family on how beautiful the photos are, and we couldn’t agree more. We highly recommend Paul!!!
Paul – thank you so much!!’
Emily & Philip
St Johns, Cambridge
‘I recently worked with Paul who photographed a wedding that I planned on behalf of a client at Heckfield Place in Hampshire. He was a delight to work with and really took time to understand the timings and logistical considerations of the day. He’s very knowledgeable about weddings and offered lots of input which was extremely helpful.
The photos of the day were absolutely beautiful – the Bride and Groom were so happy with them as was I.
I hope to work with Paul again in the future.’
Luxury Wedding & Event Planner
‘I’m not sure we can find the words to do justice to Paul’s work. The images he captured of our day were perfect.
The day itself was something of a blur to us, but Paul was there by our side the whole time, catching every glance, smile, laugh and tear. In the lead-up Paul was awesome. He gave us his creative view without ever imposing on our ideas and gave us total confidence that he would know where his lens needed to be when on the day. I can remember him arriving for our pre-ceremony shots in the morning and feeling like another one of the gang had turned up. He worked so well with our bridal party, getting what he needed without once slowing the flow of the day. We loved the way he shared a slideshow of highlights to music – it was so much more powerful than scrolling through a gallery!
Paul gets it. He gets that a wedding is more than the formal portraits. His photos caught the moments we missed, and the end result doesn’t even slightly feel like a series of individual shots. His photos truly told ‘our’ story and we couldn’t be happier.’
Emily & Ben
Findon Place, West Sussex
‘We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the most incredible photos during our wedding weekend.
You managed to capture so many smiles & emotions that will stay with us forever. Your talent in wedding photography shines through each photo. We are so grateful that you were part of this moment with us and we are looking forward to meeting again in the future. With love,’
Arianna & Alexis
Heckfield Place, Hampshire
‘As wedding planners, we had the pleasure of working with Paul at one of our weddings at Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire. He is professional, friendly, and most of all the photos were just stunning! He captured the essence of the day perfectly. Thank you Paul!’
Revelry Events Wedding Planning
‘Paul was extremely helpful and professional. Not only does he make you feel comfortable and at ease, but also brings his years of experience as a wedding photographer to ensure that timelines and logistics will run smoothly.
He is able to give feedback and advice before and on your wedding day in a tasteful, non-intrusive manner so that the small things are not overlooked. Paul has a unique ability to capture moments in a natural and organic way, and as you can tell from his photos/portfolio, he is able to use his artistic eye to make sure that you have a wide selection of artistic, flattering photos, fit for a magazine. Many of our wedding guests commented on how amazing Paul was, which is a testament to his character and passion for his work.
We would recommend Paul to anyone without hesitation.’
Eleanor & Mark
‘Paul was an absolute pleasure to work with for our wedding at Hedsor House. He was incredibly professional, attentive to detail, and went above and beyond to capture every special moment of our big day.
The quality of his photographs was exceptional, and he was able to capture the beauty and emotion of our wedding in a way that exceeded our expectations. He was also very patient and kind with our guests, and was able to get everyone involved in the photos.
We are so grateful to Paul for capturing our special day so beautifully, and we would highly recommend him to any couple looking for a talented and dedicated wedding photographer. Thank you, Paul, for helping to make our wedding day truly unforgettable!’
Juliet & Benjamin
Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
‘Paul is truly an incredible photographer to have for your wedding.
From the first contact we had with him, I knew he was the right fit for us. He is friendly and relaxed and he is very tuned into what each couple wants. He spent time going through with us what was important for us on the day and the photos he produced were exquisite. On the actual day, he is a great person to have around as he fits in so well with everyone. He is SO well versed with how wedding days run that he is a confident and relaxing presence.
We will truly cherish our photos forever.
The photos are just magical. Thank you!’
Laura & Ian
‘Paul is absolutely incredible! From when we first contacted him right up to receiving our photos, he has been attentive, energetic and clearly passionate about what he does.
Paul is a great communicator, always at the end of the phone or an email if you have any questions, both pre and post wedding. Paul is extremely talented and his work speaks for itself. He captured our day beautifully and he got so many special moments that we didn’t get the chance to take in on the day.
You won’t regret booking Paul as your photographer, he’s not just there to take photos, he truly wants to make your day special and that’s exactly what he did. Thanks again Paul!’
Erin & James
Riding Mill, Northumberland
‘Well, where do I even begin? Paul is incredible. Both artistically as a photographer but also as a person.
Of all the suppliers we contacted, Paul was the only one to call to talk through his work, his approach and to answer any questions – this courteousness and care was evident throughout our entire booking, from the lead up, the wedding day itself, and in the editing and supply of the final photos. On the day, Paul had his timings sorted and locations scouted to catch those precious moments in their best light. He’s a master at putting you at ease, putting a smile on your face and capturing natural shots.
As for the final product, the work speaks for itself and we couldn’t be happier.’
Faye & David
‘We have been so fortunate to have had our wedding day captured by Paul’s incredible talents.
We always knew we wanted Paul to be our wedding photographer, his lighting, composition and colours are like no one else, so we were over the moon when he was available for our wedding. From the moment he arrived, his calm and friendly manner helped ease nerves and made us all feel like we’d known him for years. He is impeccably professional and understands weddings so well that I knew we were in safe hands. Throughout the day he went to such lengths to ensure all aspects of the day were covered. The portraits were done in a field just off the venue, this had been slightly daunting for Sam and I ahead of the day, but as soon as we got there Paul, again, made us feel so relaxed and made us laugh so much, resulting in some of the most beautiful images we could of imagined.
When we received our photographs we were blown away. They surpassed anything we could of ever hoped for. Paul captured the joy, happiness and love from everyone who was there that day. These photos will be in our family for years and we’re so grateful to have such happy memories captured in such a beautiful way. Thank you for your patience, kindness and warmth. We’re so glad we got to share our day with you.’
Sarah & Sam
Healey Barn, Northumberland
‘Paul was the most phenomenal photographer from initial contact, right through to sending us our final photos. Not only is he amazingly talented and captured so many previous moments from our big day beautifully, he is also highly personable, putting everyone at ease and is just genuinely lovely. We are so pleased with our wedding photos and can’t thank him enough!’
Rebekah & James
The Tithe Barn, Yorkshire Dales
‘I have wanted Paul to photograph my wedding since day one. As a fellow photographer (who photographs for a hobby) I knew my standards would be exceptionally high for someone capturing our special day. How Paul manages to capture what he does, single handed, is nothing short of magic. He caught the beauty, the emotion and the energy of our wedding seamlessly.
Not only did we receive a beautiful pack of photos from our day, but our day also would not have ran as smoothly, had it not been for his personal advice on the running order and his personal tips from experience. Paul is a true professional. A shoulder of reassurance, before the day and on the day. I couldn’t recommend him more.’
Lyndsay & Matt
Glynde Place, East Sussex
‘We couldn’t have done it without him. Seriously. Paul is more than a photographer: he’s a guide, a confidant, a friend and so much more.
Your big day is a whirlwind of emotions where you’re rushed from A to B. Paul is the one constant throughout all of this. As the groom, he would give me a nod every now and then to make sure I was alright. When we felt nervous, he calmed us. When we felt elated, he captured the moment. At no point did we feel like that camera was intrusive; on the contrary, we felt like he was a guest that was gracefully making his way around the event capturing those beautiful unguarded moments. Paul, you are one of a kind. Thank you.
Take it from us. Your wedding day will feel like a blur, as if you are on the outside looking in. With Paul’s photographs, we felt like we could relive the day from so many other perspectives. Choosing him to be our photographer was the best decision we made. Book him while you can.’
Ellie & Kiefer
Polhawn Fort, Cornwall
‘We’ve just received our wedding photos from Paulo and couldn’t be more over the moon! He beautifully captured our day and has given us some amazing images that will help us relive it over and over again.
The whole experience of working with Paulo, from the intro phone call to the day itself and beyond, was a complete joy. He immediately puts you at ease and is very meticulous in his approach so we always felt in very safe and experienced hands. We couldn’t recommend him highly enough!’
Stephanie & Ian
The Kimpton Fitzroy, London
‘The timelessness and sophisticated allure of Paulo’s captures make for incredible heirloom photos that will endure beyond trend and immateriality. Known for his editorial compositions and the way he plays with light and shadow.’
Glamour, Fashion, Lifestyle & Society
‘It’s hard to put into words how incredible Paulo is. From the moment we started speaking he was so helpful in terms of his industry knowledge, he really knows everything there is to know about weddings! Then on the day, Paulo was so lovely and a joy to have around. The photos surpassed all my expectations (and I had high very expectations!). He managed to capture the emotions of the day perfectly.
We can’t recommend him enough!’
Catriona & Nick
Gilmerton House, Athelstanesford
‘From the very start right to the very end, Paul was exceptional. Extremely quick to respond to emails, reassuring in the build up and on the day, the highest amounts of professionalism and dedication to his job and, of course, he has taken magnificent photos of our wedding.
There are so many difficult decisions to make for your wedding day and for us, choosing Paul as our photographer was our best one. Thank you!’
Beth & Jack
Private Residence, Wales
‘Paulo Santos is a UK based multi international award winning wedding photographer. Recently named by acclaimed New York Rangefinder magazine as one of the worlds ‘30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography’. The way he sees light, shapes and moments is different from most wedding photographers.’
Fashion, Beauty, Celebrities, Culture‘
‘Thank you, thank you, thank you!! The photos are amazing! We’ve finished going through them (and I was wearing my wedding dress for the occasion of course!) and they are beautiful and we love them!
I can’t imagine our day without you. Your sense of humour put us completely at ease, and your photos are amazing. You captured so many amazing moments that we had already forgotten. We are truly grateful for these forever memories you have given us.’
Charlotte & Jonathan
Davenport House, Shropshire
‘You couldn’t ask for a better wedding photographer than Paulo. You need to pray he has your dates available and book him right away. And if not, change the date!
From the off his communication and professionalism were first rate. He was the only photographer we contacted to phone us after our enquiry. It was a nice touch so we could explain what we were after. After this brief intro call, Paulo sent us some examples of his work (of exactly the styles of wedding we were planning) and we were blown away. We thought that if we can just get even a handful of photos like those examples, we would be very happy. We didn’t need to think about it, we booked him right away the next morning.
After that, Paulo helped us plan our timeline and was really helpful throughout, even when we looked to incorporate some last minute changes to the day. On the day he was incredibly well prepared and we had full confidence in his ability to deliver. We had a slight disaster whilst getting ready, and Paulo went straight from photographer extraordinaire to first aid medic in seconds. Paulo is bright and was happy all day long, down to earth, chatty, professional, engaging, and made a lot of people who hate having their photo taken look amazing.
We waited a little while for the photos (he’s very in demand!) but boy were they worth the wait. You get a slideshow set to music as well as your gallery and it’s a lovely touch. Watching it back you have a huge grin on your face as he captures the whole day perfectly. When showing photos to friends in the past few days, they’ve all commented on how incredibly talented Paulo is. Today, one friend said – ‘wow, the way he uses the light, it looks like you got married in heaven’.
Honestly, we could go on and on, but you really just need to put your device down and get your enquiry in! You will not regret it. There is no better photographer out there!’
Julia & Mark
Mortimer House, London
‘Paulo Santos is an absolutely amazing photographer, in every single way. From the images themselves, to the editing, and him as a person – hiring him for our wedding was the absolute best decision we made.
We were very aware that the main thing that would last from the wedding (apart from the marriage itself – hopefully!) would be the photos. We loved Paulo’s photography style but were a bit worried as we are absolutely not ‘photo people’. Our instagram-game is very weak! From our first conversation, Paulo put us at ease that he would do everything he could to make us feel comfortable, and on the day, boy did he deliver. Paulo went above and beyond. It resulted in such natural shots which I absolutely adore, and are very ‘us’. All of the photographs have so much personality and capture the story and feeling of the day, in a very personal way. Paulo himself is such a great guy, and it was an absolute joy to spend time with him on our wedding day. I felt a little sad that he was missing from the pictures, because he will remain a big part of our day. In particular, when I was feeling overwhelmed and nervous in the morning, he really helped to calm me down and make me laugh, just through his fantastic personality.
We could not recommend him enough! Thank you so very much!’
Leila & Nic
Devonshire Terrace, London
‘We received our slideshow and online gallery on Friday and couldn’t be happier with the amazing photographs of our day. They truly capture our day perfectly and brought back all of the emotions.
After learning our original photographers had tested positive for Covid the day before our wedding, Paul was able to step in with only 24 hours notice and he was absolutely amazing from start to finish!! I’m a big believer that everything happens for a reason and having Paul shoot our wedding is a perfect example of that.
Paul was such a great addition to our day and so many of our guests commented on not only how friendly Paul was but also how much effort he put into getting the perfect shots. As my grandmother said, he was on the go all day!
We really couldn’t thank Paul enough for saving the day and giving us images that we will treasure forever.’
Jaye & David
Matfen Hall, Northumberland
‘We were referred to Paul from another photographer, and from the moment I contacted him he was wonderfully responsive. We had as many great in-depth conversations as I needed, and I felt as safe and calm in the run up to the wedding as possible. On the days of the wedding events he was so professional and lovely to have around, and a great creative collaborator.
The photos he captured were so beautiful and impressive, exactly what I had envisioned. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone, and would definitely love to work with him again on any future events!!’
India & Rohan
The Wallace Collection, London
‘One global pandemic, two years of planning, three reschedules, and then, three weeks before the big day, we had to find a new photographer… And what a find in Paul! Right from the first time we were in touch, we felt in such safe hands with Paul whose vision, experience and approach put us completely at ease – on top of his incredible photos.
In the (very) short up run up to the day, Paul was super responsive and really helped us plan the details to make sure we’d get the most from our time together, and working round all the logistics of the ever-changing guidelines!
On the big day, he was an absolute pillar of calm energy and laughs, simultaneously everywhere yet not obtrusive at all. He was shooting at our venue for the first time and captured the drama, the grandeur, the intimacy and the intricacy of all the details. Receiving the photos, we have been absolutely blown away by all the fantastic moments Paul captured so beautifully. The amazing little details, the emotions, the stories, the glimpses of looks and smiles, the intimacy of our special day – and just how absolutely stunning everybody and everything looks. We started by watching the curated highlight reel which was such a wonderful story of the day from start to finish, before diving into the main gallery and seeing all the little elements in between, and just how much we managed to pack in. We love the candid moments of emotion – whether that’s surprise, tears, sheer joy, laughter and just all-round love – and the depth and warmth of the imagery, that feel so timeless and yet so contemporary.
Trying to choose favourites has proved impossible – we find a new moment to fall in love with each time. Thank you, Paul, for being such an amazing part of our big day.’
Rebecca & Paul
The Ned, London
‘We would 100% recommend Paulo to anyone looking for a really special wedding photographer. We’re both so happy with our photos. We knew the photos would be amazing but they’re even better than we could have imagined. Paulo captured every moment of the day and parts we never even knew happened. We’re both not ones for getting our photos taken but felt so comfortable with Paulo from the second he arrived. Such a great guy to have as such a big part of our day! Thank you again Paulo!’
Katie & Jonny
Cripps Healey Barn, Northumberland
‘If you need a wedding photographer who understands light and shadow, Paul is your man! We had seen our wedding venue in other photographer’s portfolios online and always felt disappointed that they didn’t do the space justice – But Paul definitely pulled it out of the bag, I’ve never seen the venue look more glorious!
When we came to Paul after postponing our wedding for a third time and having to find another photographer we were emotionally exhausted but what can I say, Paul put our mind at ease and helped us arrange our day so we could actually enjoy our wedding with our guests and the photos are proof. So in short – he’s great!’
Hannah & Jason
Battersea Arts Centre, London
‘I have just received Paulo’s photographs from a wedding I hosted in August at our venue, The Casterton Grange Estate, and all I can say is wow!! Myself and my team are completely blown away by Paulo’s photographs. I wish I could use every single one of them for our marketing! He captured the day perfectly (as well as the venue which we are most grateful for being relatively new to the wedding scene). On the day Paulo was perfect. He arrived with his own itinerary which really impressed me, without having visited the venue before, Paulo already knew how the day was going to run and exactly what and how our clients wanted to be captured. Paul also helped with things like attaching buttonholes and making sure everyone was in the right place at the right time – a true wedding professional and a great addition to any wedding day. I wholeheartedly recommend Paul and look forward to working with him again soon.’
Casterton Grange Estate
‘After choosing the right husband, the next good choice must be the photographer! Paul you’ve blown us all away…
Our wedding at the stunning Casterton Grange has been captured exquisitely. The faces, the smiles, the tears, the colours, the mood, you’ve told a story and we can relive it every time we look at our album. Some of the photographs could be oil paintings in a gallery!
You were accommodating from the start and very organised. Completely unobtrusive and professional and a friend! Aside from the very efficient formal shots, which were excellent, the rest were like you weren’t even there. You captured every moment. Even letting our son, Leo take a photo with your precious kit! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.’
Claire & Ken
Casterton Grange Estate
‘Paulo is more than a photographer – he is an artist. He took the most incredible pictures of our wedding day! Not only did he capture stunning portraits of us, he also captured loads of the guests and truly replicated the vibe and feel of our day into print. We had a non traditional wedding and the best part of our day was guests reactions – we are now able to relive that every time we look at our pics (our guests also feel that they have great pics out of this too rather than just boring posed couple pics)! Every photo that Paulo takes, everyone looks like a supermodel!
He is super professional, responsible and a pleasure to deal with. My other half really doesn’t his photo being taken but enjoyed the entire experience thanks to Paulo (also thinks he looks unreal in the pics)! We cannot thank you enough – You are a god!’
Tina & Michael
‘I came across Paulo’s stunning photography after a lengthy search for a wedding photographer who fit our brief of casual, beautiful, unique and timeless. Paulo called straight away to talk more about our day, what we were hoping to get from our photos but most importantly, he asked about myself and my husband as people. Our communication from then, right up until the day itself was professional and incredibly caring. On the day itself, Paulo not only seamlessly worked around us at every point, but truly added to the day itself – from getting ready, to arriving at the venue, and choosing the best locations and times at every point of the day. Paulo made sure the evening our photos were ready was a night to be remembered. We are so grateful for that. We Facetimed our families, all crying, and all in awe at just how beautiful our photos are. Paulo delicately captured every single emotion we felt that day and even more that we don’t remember feeling.
We truly cannot recommend Paulo more! He is a caring, professional and incredibly talented Wedding photographer. Thank you for everything!!! Hollie & Matt xxxxx’
Hollie & Matt
The Stone Barn, Cheltenham
‘WOW! Where to even begin?! We were lucky enough to be have Paul recommended to us and we’re so glad he was. We had a matter of weeks to plan our wedding and from our first conversation with Paul, we knew we’d love working with him! He was full of energy, excitement and incredibly creative from the get-go. And as for the actual wedding day, he was amazing to have around! The pictures are out of this world and far better than we could ever have imagined! Thank you again, Paul. We really hope we can work with you again! Best wishes x’
Bex & Luke
The Kimpton Fitzroy, London
‘We just wanted to say thank you so, so much! Your wedding photography is so gorgeous and romantic – we really loved how you captured small details which just instantly took us back to the feeling of the day. On a personal level, you made me feel so relaxed and I really enjoyed being in front of the camera (which I never do!). You went over and above and we never felt as though you just showed up on the day and that was it – you were involved in planning and getting to know us, and the wedding photos are just so artistic and thoughtful. We love your personal style which comes across as well with our own. Thank you again – the photos are perfect.’
Emily & Johnny
Mandarin Oriental, London Knightsbridge
‘The timelessness and sophisticated allure of Paulo’s captures make for incredible heirloom photos that will endure beyond trend and immateriality. We love his eye for creative composition and the way he plays with light and shadow.’
Art, Fashion, Interiors and Weddings
‘The quality and experience of Paulo was evident from the start which made it so easy to choose Paulo as our wedding photographer. While planning a wedding in the current circumstances Paulo was wonderful to work with, he was so accommodating and understood that we had to rearrange our original date, Paulo was excellent at getting back to us regarding those changes. We are so very lucky to have you booked in for the second new date.
You made our day feel even more special and so very relaxed. You capture moments that are a still frame with a thousand words and emotions. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed looking through your work. You captured moments that we did not see and it’s a pleasure as a client to see those shots from your perspective. We both can’t thank you enough for your support and fantastic work on a day made memorable thanks to your snapshots and presence.’
Sabina & Tom
Healey Barn, Northumberland
‘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
‘Paulo – where do I start? We chose Paulo as our wedding photographer and he’s been AMAZING from start to finish. We had to reschedule our wedding date twice and Paulo was very accommodating and quick in responses (amazing when you have to align so many vendors at the same time!). His website, portfolio, booking form etc – all very clear, very professional which make the booking process straightforward. He’s also VERY prepared – which as a bride I love having people that are more structured, more prepared than me which puts me at ease that the day will go smoothly. We had calls ahead of the day to go through everything, what formal shoots I would like, what I should prepare on the morning of the wedding etc. On the day that energy translates into Paulo himself whizzing around with a big smile which makes for beautiful candid photos The photo sessions felt like a part of the day rather than something we had to whisk ourselves away from the wedding for, and for two people who normally feel very uncomfortable posing, it felt really comfortable and effortless. We had our results quick, faster than what we expected. Paulo presented the results perfectly with a slideshow of highlights which succeeded to take us back to the day, a highlights gallery that we can share with our guests, and the full gallery with all the photos organised by sections of the day.
An AMAZING experience, and 100% recommend!’
Anita & Harry
The Vermont, Newcastle
‘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
‘After reviewing some of Paulo’s work it was an easy choice to ask him to capture our special day. Our wedding was rescheduled due to the pandemic and we have also decided to make the most of it and have 2 events which Paulo has fully supported and adapted to with absolute ease and no pressure. The initial conversation with Paulo had me in tears of happiness at the way he explained his style of work, support on the day and what his photography philosophy was all about. We’ve just received the pictures and WOW! To say we had just 4 hours for our first event, there’s not a moment not captured and are truly stunning photos which we’ll treasure forever. We can’t wait to work with you again at the 2nd event when we can really have some fun! Sincere thanks’
Sara & Pav
The Malmaison, Leeds
‘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!’