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Welcome to my wedding photography blog!

Here you'll find posts on recent wedding photography along with helpful tips for Brides & Grooms and information for other photographers too. Have a browse, and feel free to comment, share with friends and if you like what you see, drop me an email to philip@pbweddingphotography.com.  

Preview: Olly & Abby's Chiswick Town Hall Wedding Photography in London

Olly & Abby were married at Chiswick Town Hall in London. We photographed them just before their ceremony, outside these London town houses just opposite Turnham Green. After their wedding ceremony, we travelled to the Plough pub in Ealing for a pub garden wedding breakfast with a BBQ and live music. The red brick buildings of Victorian London p...
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Preview: Woldingham School Wedding, Graeme & Duygu, Surrey

A few preview shots from Saturday's wedding at Woldingham School in Surrey. I tried a few new shots around the school grounds and a few classics through the pergola walk. Duygu's dress really lent itself well to these classic photographs with the dress fanned out at the base, using the masonic features of the school grounds and gardens to frame...
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Preview: Michelham Priory Wedding: Jonathan & Georgina

Preview photographs from Jonathan & Georgina's wedding in East Sussex. A church ceremony at St Mary's Church in Warbleton and the wedding reception at Michelham Priory. This beautiful field backed onto the church grounds, where we stopped for a couple of shots just after the ceremony, before heading out of the church with some obligatory confetti!...
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Preview: Chapel Barn Wedding, Oliver & Melanie, Bolney, West Sussex

A few preview photographs from Oliver & Melanie's wedding at Chapel Barn in Bolney, West Sussex. Things started out after the ceremony with bubbles instead of confetti, which looked amazing against the dark wooden slats of Chapel Barn. We then went for a wander down to the lake for some photographs in the amazing surrounding woodland of West Sussex...
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Preview: Fitzleroi Barn Wedding: Ross & Charlotte

The last time I photographed a Fitzelroi Barn Wedding was in April 2017. One year on, and the crop rotation has changed so that this year, the sweeping landscape of Sussex and the South Downs is complemented by the rape crop in these photographs. I love Sussex Weddings, and photographing at Fitzleroi barn again was such a pleasure!
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My techniques for engagement photo shoots

Here are a few tips on how I get great engagement photos when shooting couples on various engagement photoshoots in Sussex. These ideas will help other wedding photographers with tips on how to shoot the engagement photos but also help couples understand the process of how to get great engagement photos. The Warm-up Exercise When I start the ph...
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Aaron & Vicky's engagement photoshoot at Stanmer Park & Ditchling Beacon, Sussex

Aaron & Vicky Engagement Photo Shoot took place last Sunday in some light sunshine around the South Downs near Brighton. Check out the full gallery here: http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/p911881413
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Commission an artist to turn your wedding photography into a beautiful oil painting

Sally Lancaster is a portrait and figurative artist based in Devon and is offering couples the chance to have an oil painting of their wedding. She works from photos so I would take your amazing wedding photographs and then you can select the image for her to work from. Paintings start from just £950 and are available in the following sizes: 12x10...
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Chris & Alice's Wedding at Slaugham Place, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Chris & Alice had a church ceremony at St Mary Magdalene's Church in Bolney before heading over to the picturesque Elizabethan ruins of Slaugham Place. View the full wedding using the slideshow below (swipe through images on a mobile) or scroll down for a few shots: The day began at Alice's parents country cottage near Steyning for some bridal p...
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Sam & Laura's Wedding at Chapel Barn, Sussex

Sam & Laura had a rustic civil ceremony wedding at Chapel Barn in Sussex. View the full wedding using the slideshow below (swipe through images on a mobile) or scroll down for a few shots: The wedding had a vintage/country floral theme, with blush pinks, powder blues and ivory colours. Sam had two best men, each holding the rings above, which...
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Preview: Nilesh & Kasia's slightly snowy wedding at The Bingham Hotel, Richmond

I was lucky enough on Sunday to finally photograph a wedding in the snow (almost). A flurry hit the south-western area of London in time for us to get a couple of snaps before it subsided again only an hour later! And then the snow stopped! Argh, probably for the best though as we needed to get to the reception venue at the Bingham Hotel. The ga...
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Preview: Martin & Sarah's Wedding at Brighton Town Hall

A few preview shots from Saturday's wedding on Armistice day at Brighton Town Hall.
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Preview: Stephen & Anthea's wedding at Upwaltham Barns, West Sussex

A few shots from Saturday's wedding at Upwaltham Barns. We had cloudy conditions for most of the day but as golden hour approached the clouds shifted to give us this golden autumn light across the downs. Steve and Anthea also wanted to have some fun mimicking the famous american painting by Grant Wood. We had to use a dinner fork, as we couldn't...
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Preview: Tim & Meg's late summer wedding at Duncton Mill Fishery, West Sussex

A few preview photos from Meg & Tim's wedding at Duncton Mill Fishery, near Chichester in West Sussex. Tim had surprised Meg by hiring Hector, this beautiful VW camper van to take them from St Mary's Church in East Lavant to the reception venue. As Duncan is primarily a fishery, the venue only does a handful of weddings each year. The vast lake w...
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Preview: Daniel & Alice's wedding in the South Downs at Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe, Brighton

A few shots from yesterday's wedding at Pangdean Barn in Pyecombe, just outside Brighton. The barn is right in the heart of the South Downs and there's a small chalk track that we drove up onto in the evening to get the shot above at Golden Hour. The ceremony took place under an apple tree that is just coming into season. The apples add a nice f...
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