What can i say abut Phil, apart from that we LOVED him. We where the unlucky ones who had to move their wedding 3 times, but it was definitely worth it!
My husband HATES having his photo taken but Phil managed to get so many nice "natural" photos of him, along with everyone else, and my hubby, didn't even notice :)
Phil's eye for detail is amazing and the "golden hour" photos are incredible. We where very lucky with the weather and the locations and Phil captured everything and more!
Phil is such a nice person to work with and he is so much fun! He learnt everyone's names, was great with the young bridesmaids while the rest of the bridle party was running around like nutters. AND he almost fell out of my husbands Landover and was still smiling, sorry about that.
AND you must get the photo booth!
We can't recommend Phil enough, not just for weddings but other events.
Lots of Love
Sarah and Tom Evans
Philip is absolutely brilliant. Manages to get everyone in the right place for group shots, no matter how rowdy or drunken the wedding gets! His photos are brilliant. Thanks Philip!
Phillip was an incredible photographer for our wedding and captured beautiful photos! He also took photos of parts of the day that were really meaningful but I hadn’t told him of previously, as he is so attentive and is always looking to capture the important moments. Phillip was able to blend in with the day so well and was so efficient as we didn’t have as much time as we’d have liked for photos, yet we got so many and all of them incredible. We now have treasured photos of such an amazing day, we couldn’t recommend him more.
Phil is fantastic. We used him based on a few recommendations and seeing him in action at my sister in law's wedding. At both weddings he was so friendly and worked with guests really well to help the day go smoothly. The photography is amazing, and we are so thrilled with our photo albums, the Go Book and two smaller ones for our parents. The process is also very well organised, Phil is very easy to work with, and also prompt to reply. The photo booth is such an easy and great addition too! Thank you so much Phil!
I'd just like to thank-you for the photos, me and Sarah absolutely love them and you have captured them perfectly!
We will be writing a review and will definitely recommend you to friends in the future!
Phillip was absolutely fantastic at our wedding. Made us feel completely at ease and the pictures are wonderful. Thanks so much for our wonderful day.
We booked Philip as our wedding photographer and from the start he came across as professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the different style of photos that would work for our venue and surrounding area and the best time to take certain photos due to natural lighting. He took the time to listen to what photos and styles we wanted. On the day, he blended in with the rest of the wedding party (even wearing our wedding colours) and captured some fantastic candid shots. On the build up to the wedding, Philip was proactive in contacting us to understand all the details of our wedding from colour scheme, timings and decorations so he could pre plan all photos which meant the day ran smoothly. He ensured that everything was in place and finalised for the day and we were comfortable that we had everything we needed from him. The final version of the photos were available quicker than expected and we couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out. We would highly recommend Philip if you are looking to hire a photographer.
We had a wonderful experience with Philip as our wedding photographer. He was very understanding and guided us through three COVID postponements, including the final one at two weeks' notice. He was assuring in the build-up to the day, fully professional in his communication and organisation, and his instruction was effective yet reassuring for us and all our guests. The shots he took really captured our special day and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. We were impressed by the quick turnaround in providing the pictures. The USB presentation box was really impressive. We wholeheartedly recommend Philip!
We couldn’t recommend Phil highly enough. We had a brilliant day during which many of our friends commented on how professional and approachable Phil was and we always felt at ease. In the run up, Phil was very easy to contact, we talked through plans in detail so we knew everything was in place for the Big Day. Huge thanks from us both for recording the best day of our lives.
I can't put into words how beautiful our photos are! We can't thank you enough. You've captured so many parts of our magical day, parts we wouldn't have seen if it wasn't for you. They're more than we could have ever imagined!
We contacted Phil after viewing his website via a Google search.
We were so impressed with his portfolio we arrange to meet with him.
Upon meeting Phil we knew straight away he was the photographer for us.
Phil was professional, friendly and very accomodating and our guests said so too.
In the lead up to the day he was on point with the schedule for our requirement which made the day run really smoothly.
We couldn't have been happier with the preview photos we have seen so far and so looking to getting the book.
We also hired the photo booth as an add on to our package and that was a winner!
Phil is an outstanding photographer, highly recommended.
Phillip is a highly professional photographer. Responsive, patient, understanding, and talented. Phillip not only took beautiful photos of our day, but we so brilliant and rapid before and after the night. Couldn't recommend him enough.
I cannot say enough good things about Philip Bedford. He went above and beyond to make our wedding photos so special. We were worried about feeling unnatural and the photos being too “posed”, but they turned out to be stunning and exceeded our expectations. He was so professional and helpful throughout. The album and USB presentation box was simply beautiful.
I would absolutely recommend Philip.
Thank you so so much for everything. We had the most amazing day and you really guided us on the photography - we felt able to relax and leave it in your capable hands!
Beth and Bish
Thank you Phil, the photos are amazing... So so happy, reliving the whole thing again :-D
Philip is an incredible photographer. His relaxed style really made us at ease throughout the wedding and the photos looked excellent. He has an incredible eye and attention to detail, and yet managed to blend seamlessly into the background. It was particularly striking how he dealt with kids who didn't want their photograph taken and had some great tricks up his sleeve. We can't recommend him enough - thanks Philip
Thank you so much for being so amazing at our wedding!! You were excellent with Evie and very diplomatic with the mums! You were a real hit!!
We both want to thank you so much for everything you have done for us from the very first meeting we knew you were the man for us and you have exceeded all our desires!! You were brilliant on the day (and my niece still talks about you!!) and have given us momentos which help us remember our day forever. We look forward to sharing these pics with our children and grandchildren! We wish you every success in the future and hope you continue to make people’s special days even more perfect!!
Cannot thank you enough!
You are the best!!
Ginni and Luke xxx
When we first met Phil and looked at his portfolio it was evident that he has a fresh approach and sought to capture the essence of a special occasion. His professionalism and personal touch sealed the deal! We couldn't have been happier that we chose Phil as our wedding photographer. In addition to more traditional photos, he also took some quirkier ones that we had asked for which captured the mood of the day. We would highly recommend Phil for your special event.
To say that we were happy with Phil as our wedding photographer would be a massive understatement.
From the first moment we contacted him and let him know that we needed a photographer, Phil has been meticulous with details, quick to respond to all enquiries, and in plenty of detail, and always prepared to offer suggestions that will enhance the final product.
In the lead up to the wedding, Phil asked for lots of details, which we were happy to provide. This gave us a sense of trust in him, in anticipation that the care he dedicates to his paperwork is replicated in his photographs.
On the day, Phil got the balance between being assertive enough to make sure he got the perfect photographs, and discreet when we were letting our hair down, perfectly.
We sat with a glass of wine and amongst friends to view our photos for the first time the other night, and it was quite an emotional experience. My wife and I are demanding people, who have a high attention to detail, and we said that these were the best wedding photographs that we have seen.
We are very, very happy customers, and would recommend him highly!
Hi Phil, Thank you for the wedding album. It arrived safe and sound last week, along with the two parent copies. We are so thrilled with the pictures and how the album has turned out and will be something to look at and share with friends and family for years to come!
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work last Saturday. We are so pleased you agreed to photograph our wedding and be part of our day. So so many people have commented on how amazing you were and I couldn't have hoped to meet a nicer man, or a better photographer!
We really appreciate everything you did to help make our day so truly special. Thank you!
We looked at the photos last night and we absolutely love them. It took us right back to the day and we both saw parts of it that we otherwise wouldn't have. Thank you so much. We booked the right man! I'll carry on trying to send work your way in future definitely!
"We found Philip when looking at tagged photos of our wedding venue on Instagram. Long and behold Philip appeared on there, with some stunning photos of a previous wedding, at our venue. We pretty much knew straight away that Philip held the vision we were seeking for our wedding day. Philip's business is meticulously set up from start to finish. We held a zoom initially and immediately felt at ease. Our engagement shoot was up a very steep and rugged hill and Philip was more than prepared to undertake the photoshoot there! We constantly felt as though Philip was on board, and grasped exactly what we wanted. On the big day itself, Philip arrived and worked the rooms so well. He set up photos, that looking back on them now, we had no idea he was taking. And they are stunning! Especially some of the candid photos which really picked up on the loving atmosphere of the day. We find ourselves looking at our photos every few days. We are so pleased with them. We cannot count on both our hands how many compliments over the photos, and Philip's professionalism, we have had from guests. Booking Philip will be one of the best decisions about your wedding you can make!"
"Our wedding photos look fantastic. Philip really captured the atmosphere of the day and there were some great candid shots in there. His attention to detail was spot on and the little touches around the venue were emphasised brilliantly in the photos. We particularly liked the dance floor shots (including the first dance) and the shots of us on the bridge. He was patient and understanding about the fact we were running late and weren’t able to start the photos until later than planned, yet he still managed to get all the shots we’d had on our list! His organisation and professionalism meant that we got all the group photos we wanted and plenty of the two of us. We’re so excited to share our photos with our friends and family - thank you so much!" - Mel & Matt
When we envisaged a wedding photographer, we wanted someone who could capture all our unique quirks and allow us to be able to look back at photos and feel as if we were re-living the day all over again. It’s safe to say we found the perfect man for the job! As a keen photographer myself, when I first met Philip and saw his work I was inspired and could not wait to book him. From our original plan of getting married abroad post Brexit and with COVID-19 he was still very much willing to put everything in place to get there if he could. In the end he had to settle with Denbies Vineyard in Dorking. In typical British style the weather did not play ball at all, so everything we had in mind regarding the types of photos we could have had did not happen, yet somehow Philip managed to create a series of memories through pictures which made us forget all of that. On the day, he was patient and very flexible to the ever-changing situation and we could not be more grateful to him for having been a part of our day! We could not recommend him highly enough.
Philip- the most professional, patient, and passionate photographer!
We just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know that we have received the photographs and they are absolutely incredible! :) The way they were presented was stunning as well - it made it all feel really special and brought back some lovely memories!
We are so happy with them and wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work and expertise in making our wedding photographs exactly what we wanted. When we have shown family members and friends, they have been absolutely wowed by them.
We would really recommend Philip. He is friendly yet professional and his passion for photography is clear from the way he approaches the job. He was very communicative and thorough in the lead up to our wedding day which gave us confidence that he knew what we were after. Philip produced some fantastic shots for us on our wedding day and more generally he captured a great record of the day, including lots of candid pictures of our guests. Thank you so much Philip for creating a lovely record of our wedding day.
Phil was our wedding photographer for our original 2020 small wedding and our postponed wedding reception for 2021. From the first meeting he came across very professional and friendly and we could clearly tell how passionate he was about his job. He was very accommodating and supportive to our change of plans due to Covid, in which we ended up having a small ceremony with 15 guests. The photos from this day are incredible, and you can’t even tell that there were only 15 people! He is very skilled and knows exactly how to get the best shots. The photos were exactly what we wanted and couldn’t be more happy with them. He also recently photographed our postponed wedding reception with an assistant photographer, Lucille. Both Phil and Lucille did such an amazing job on the day and were really friendly to our guests. Everything was so smooth and you could hardly notice they were there (in a good way!) We had a ceilidh and Phil got properly stuck in and captured some fantastic action shots ha! But the golden hour photos are the highlight for me - just WOW. The fact that he incorporates this into the day schedule just goes to show how knowledgeable and passionate he is about getting the best shots. These photos are SO beautiful, and we had so much fun doing it! We also had a photo booth which was great fun - I’d definitely recommend. When he finished he came over to check if everything was ok and to make sure we had got everything we wanted before he said goodbye. I can’t recommend Phil highly enough, thank you for capturing so many beautiful memories of the best day of our lives!
We contacted Philip after we were recommended his services and what a recommendation this turned out to be. A photographer that makes every person present feel at ease. His ability to capture the special moments are nothing short of amazing. His attention to detail and knowledge of his craft is a truly magical thing.
Philip has most certainly captured the moments from our wedding and we would have no hesitation in recommending Philip to anybody.
They are so GORGEOUS!!! Wow. We are so so pleased with them!! you’ve captured so many beautiful moments and it was so lovely to go through and re live the day through them!! Thank you so much again, they are perfect ❤️ It’s so clear to see how passionate you are about photography and we love that. Thank you for capturing all those special moments for us that we will treasure forever.
"Phil is a brilliant wedding photographer. Right from when we first met for a meeting to discuss ideas and packages, Phil never pressured us into anything and never gave us the hard sell. He is very kind and patient and super professional as well as being a genius with his work. I was very comfortable being around Phil especially as I “hate” being in front of the camera but Phil was great at putting me at ease and was great on the day even at one point helping us coordinate the bridesmaids! From the photos we have seen already we are excited to see the rest - thank you for capturing the day so beautifully."
We would, without hesitation, recommend Philip as a wedding photographer. He made us both feel extremely at ease from the get go on our big day. He really helped create a relaxed atmosphere whilst helping us organise people into the right places! We are so pleased with the photos he captured of our special day which he turned around incredibly quickly and provided to us beautifully packaged.
Philip was amazing on our wedding day, and on the run-up to it. Answering all/any questions we had and making sure that we got the day we wanted. The photos are amazing!! Friends and family have been blown away by them, as have we. Philip came by recommendation and I would certainly recommend him to anyone who wants great photos and a great photographer with them on the day!!
I just wanted to say thank you so so much for being such a fantastic photographer on our wedding day! You really were brilliant and I am so pleased with the few you have shown us already. It's exactly what we was after.
I can't wait to see the rest!
Carly & Michael
We booked Philip as our Wedding Photographer after a recommendation from a friend. I cannot recommend Philip enough, He is absolutely brilliant at his Job. From start to finish Philip was extremely professional and has an amazing work ethic. He worked so hard to provide the best service and he did not disappoint. He ensured we had everything we needed on to the day and has an extremely relaxed personality with a great sense of humour. We were blown away with the outcome and quality of our wedding photos, Philips works to a very realistic and time efficient schedule which ensured the day ran smoothly and we were able to get all the shots we wanted plus so much more. We cannot thank Philip enough for capturing our special day and making sure those memories were photographed so we can have them forever.
We’ve just had Phil do our wedding photography and we are so happy with our decision! Phil is extremely conscientious, friendly, professional, efficient and, most importantly, an excellent photographer! He responded to emails really quickly, listened to and took on board our ideas, made lots of really helpful suggestions and got loads of amazing shots of 2 incredibly unphotogenic subjects (us!). He even managed to edit all our shots and return them within a week! This is a seriously impressive service and I will be recommending Phil to anyone who needs a photographer. Cheers Phil!
The photos are incredible! So many pictures we hadn't even realised were captured as part of the day!
I just wanted to say a huge and heart felt thank you for all your work. So many people have said what incredible photos we have of our day and we completely agree. They are gorgeous and you have captured so many special moments. Thank you!!
Thanks again Philip, you've done such an amazing job and such a quick turn around. Couldn't have asked for better photos xx
Thank you so much for all your effort - we & all our guests thought you were incredibly professional but so friendly & fun. We all had the most amazing day, helped by you & now we get to relive it all through your amazing work!
Thank you for capturing our day in such a perfect way Phil, all of the photographs are wonderful - we can't stop looking at them and smiling! We especially love the photos in the long grass, so glad you found that spot, the colours look fantastic and really embody the relaxed, fun feel of our entire day.
Philip went above and beyond on our wedding day. He was so helpful prior to and on the day and made everything run smoothly. We've had so many comments from our guests on how good he was at his job on the day (and what a nice man he is) and we've had even more amazing comments on his photos! Thank you Phil for capturing the best day of our lives perfectly.
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Thank you for doing such a super job with the pictures i know i have a awkward smile and we did not give you much direction as to what we wanted but they are amazing and your defiantly darn good at your job so thank you so much for this.
Phillip was with us for our wedding in Woodland Park, Cobham in August. He was incredible to work with before and on the day, fluid and happy to go with the flow. The guests on the day commented about how great he was, and the photos we received after were amazing!
Incredible photographs which captured our wedding day perfectly! We could not be happier with the planning, how the day ran and even the incredibly quick delivery of our beautiful photos. Thank you so much Philip Bedford, you made our day!
Just letting you know, we have received and looked through the wedding photos.
Thank you so much!
The whole display is beautiful, the box, mounted photos and the usb including all the photos. Great to see them all.
Thank you so much for all your work during our wedding day and all the bits before and after. It has been lovely working with you and we are over the moon that we chose you as our photographer.
So if you're reading this review you're probably thinking, is Phil a "good photographer". The answer is a resounding yes! He's not just good, he's BRILLIANT. From meeting face to face and discussing our plans (we prepared our wedding in 9 weeks btw), to having a great system to log what we wanted, to great communication throughout the process. On the day, Phil was outstanding, professional and we couldn't of wished for more. Genuinely, this should be the last review you need to see as all I can see is - go for Phil!
We accidentally stumbled across Philip as our planned photographer (who we knew from a previous project) unfortunately tested positive with Covid a week before our wedding. She kindly recommended Philip and I can honestly say we were very lucky that he was able to squeeze our day into his schedule. We had a week to get to know one another and for him to research our style of wedding. He was engaged, professional, friendly and the photos we have received from our day is above our expectations. We had a number of our guests get in touch after the wedding and they all mentioned Philip and how he great he was with everyone and how he made it fun. He was also very good with our two young children. We really are very happy with what he has captured and most definitely would use him again and highly recommend him. He won’t disappoint.
After speaking to several of the local photographers and not really getting a right vibes, we approached Phillip as we liked impressive portfolio and were so glad we did. When we met with Phillip everything just felt right. Phillip was friendly, helpful and professional. We agreed our package and were all set for our big day. Then along came Covid! Despite having to rearrange 3 times, Phillip was flexible and understanding, even honouring the price despite the wedding being 18 months later. This took one of the additional stresses of rearranging out of the equation. When the day came Phillip was great to have around, appearing to be able to be in the right place to capture those special moments without being a distraction and everyone present felt at ease. His ability to just get on with it and capture the special moments while making sure we had all the photos we had asked was exceptional. A truly talented photographer producing stunning results. We highly recommend has services. Many thanks Phillip, for capturing our special day.
Philip was brilliant from start to finish. We had to reschedule our wedding due to Covid and Philip was very understanding and flexible. He was luckily available on our new date. We had 1 face to face meeting at the venue to go over the initial details. We then had a second meeting via zoom 6 weeks before the wedding. We were able to get down all the details and photos we wanted for the day. Philip gave us suggestions which was a great help. Philip then contacted us via email to summarise everything we went through. The wedding day. Philip turned up and just got on with the photos. It was great as I could just relax and get on with getting ready. He toke control throughout the day with the group photos and family photos. We needed this massively. He honestly was brilliant from the get go. The photos are absolutely beautiful and he captured every moment perfectly. We have just received our USB with all our photos. It came in a lovely wooden box with prints and a note from Philip. I highly recommend.
Phillip is a highly professional photographer. Responsive, patient, understanding, and talented. Phillip not only took beautiful photos of our day, but we so brilliant and rapid before and after the night. Couldn't recommend him enough.
We are so pleased we chose Phil to be our wedding photographer and would, without a doubt, recommend him to others. Phil is a friendly, knowledgeable and highly professional photographer who helped to capture our wedding day perfectly. Phil gave some invaluable advice and ideas along the way, which allowed for brilliant photos to be taken. Thank you, Phil!
Thank you so much our parcel arrived today. We are so so pleased with them, we can’t thank you enough! The additional prints are lovely and so kind of you. Now the hard job of choosing the best ones for the album - we will let you know soon!
"Definitely recommend Phil for wedding photography. Our wedding was due to take place in April, but do to Coronavirus, that was not possible so we brought it forward to the day before the UK shut its pubs. Phil fortunately could change dates too and he did an amazing job as our wedding photographer taking brilliant photos, responding quickly to emails and being friendly and professional. Couldn't ask for a better photographer. Thank you Phil."
We can’t recommend Phil's wedding photography highly enough. He has the perfect balance of professionalism and informality - a perfect combination for what is such an exciting, but at times overwhelming, experience. Phil’s efficiency is outstanding; we were delighted that he was able to send us a selection of beautiful photos less that 24 hours after the wedding! It was a pleasure working with Phil and we look forward to seeing him again at our friends' weddings next year.
Wow, just wow! We're so blown away with those shots you posted, they're gorgeous and have shared the link with all our friends and family. The long veil photo has turned out so so well, absolutely gorgeous! You've really captured the tender moments!
Phil was able to set everyone at ease on the day and has captured it perfectly, even the small moments and glances in between. We'd recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer that delivers (what our friends have called) "Fairy-tale movie stills". Thank you Phil!!!!
We’ve just this moment looked through the photos and we absolutely love them.
I’m always going to be a harsh critic on myself but they are lovely and I personally love all the family and friends shots. That was exactly what we wanted, thank you so much. We really are so chuffed.
Really professional and such a lovely guy. The whole process was clear and easy which is just what you need. Highly recommended him!
Philip is an absolutely awesome guy. He was with us from about 10.45am until 9pm (I think). He had such a calming, chilled way about him which made us feel at ease with having photos done. Just from seeing our previews I know we are going to have some absolutely outstanding photos to help remind us of our incredible day. Don't hesitate to book this man for your wedding, you will not regret it!
Phil is a hugely talented, reliable and organised professional, but perhaps most of all a great guy. He was one of the first people we discussed our wedding plans with, and his wealth of experience played a huge part not just in our wedding photographs (which are better than we could have ever imagined!), but in the planning and execution of almost every aspect of our big day. From day one of our wedding planning onward, Phil went considerably out of his way to 'be there' for us when we needed. Always amazingly fast to reply to our many questions, he was the calming voice of reason both before but especially during our ceremony and reception. In fact on the day itself, Phil ended up effectively taking on the role of our event organiser when we realised (surprise surprise) that yes, we were going to be too busy to coordinate five different contractors and 100 guests ourselves. This would have been impressive enough, but most of all we have been blown away by the quality of Phil's artwork. His photos are totally beautiful and unique, and we will forever cherish the images both Phil and his amazing assistant Gosia took of our family and friends. A few months on, we still look at them every day. Phil, thank you so much, you are utterly amazing and we couldn't recommend you highly enough to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Rob & Naomi
Thank you so much we received the USB on Christmas Eve and we were able to share these with friends and family over Christmas which was lovely! We are so happy with all the fantastic and breathtaking photos you took. We couldn't be happier!
Came home to find our photos had arrived! Had a quick look and really pleased with what we've seen. Brings back some very happy memories. Also had us in fits of laughter, particularly the photo booth! Thank you so much, absolutely thrilled, the album is so beautiful! We can't thank you enough for all the work you have put in to capturing our special day and providing us with so many wonderful memories.
Thanks - we picked [our album] up from the post office this morning. We love it! It's great quality and the picture arrangement looks even better in the finished product. Couldn't have asked for anything better.
Gem & Tom
We've received the disk and LOVE the photos!! Thank you so much!
Thanks again Phil, you helped make our day so easy and fun and I can't wait to share your amazing photo's with everyone!