Hello! Nice to meet you!
My name is Phil, and I love being a professional wedding photographer. I’m primarily a London & Sussex wedding photographer covering the majority of East & West Sussex, Kent and Surrey (and I'm happy to travel all over the UK and occasionally even elsewhere in Europe) – although I also offer baby and family portraits, event photography and landscapes.
My family originally hails from Kent, though I’ve spent the last 10 years living in Sussex and recently moved to London with my wonderful wife Katie. I love living in London, but I do miss the countryside, so I always relish the opportunity to travel around shooting weddings in Southern England.
I’ve been taking professional photographs for more than 10 years – and before that I started as a budding college student, studying for my BA in Editorial Photography at Brighton University, then eventually becoming a freelance professional wedding photographer in Sussex. I now also work as an event, portrait and commercial photographer for clients in London, Surrey, Kent and throughout the South East of England, as well as spending some of my time tutoring photography at BACA, Sutton College, and CALAT.
I enjoy every moment of being a professional wedding photographer and running my own photography business. I love seeing how imaginative people can be when planning their weddings, but my favourites are usually those with a big marquee or a festival vibe where I can use the spectacular South East England countryside as a backdrop.
I'm also a member of the Royal Photographic Society and I've recently achieved my LRPS (Licentiate award) with the RPS.
If I'm not in a suit at a wedding, then you'll usually find me in the countryside shooting some landscape photography! You can view my other photography work at my sister website: www.philipbedford.co.uk
With most of my wedding photography taking place on Saturdays, I like to spend my Sundays relaxing or climbing hills and walking in the countryside, taking snaps of the rolling landscape as I go. I also love cooking – mostly vegetarian food – as well as real ale and craft beer, a good bottle of wine (preferably Côtes du Rhône, but usually my wife wants to drink Sauvignon Blanc), kayaking, bouldering, camping with friends, LBC radio, Tim Vine's hilarious one liners, COFFEE, bike rides in the countryside, history books, trying my best not to be a hipster, Scandinavian crime dramas, reading Private Eye, Game of Thrones (the books and TV show), 80s/90s music and a really good book. We also have three gerbils (called Maverick, Goose and Ice Man).
I also love hanging out with my awesome wife who is the best (and definitely didn’t write this herself)
Anything else you want to know, drop me an email!
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Me & my wife Katie