Philip Bedford Wedding Photography | My Candid, Documentary Wedding Photography Style in Sussex & Surrey - Reportage wedding photographer

Wedding Photography in Sussex, or anywhere else that takes your fancy!

"Your wedding is unique and I don’t want to interfere with that. I aim to become a part of the day by creating a relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy having your photograph taken in."


I provide wedding photography in Brighton, Sussex, London and the South using a creative and fun approach, to help you feel relaxed whilst being photographed. I'm also more than happy to travel further to any part of the UK and beyond! I like to be very subtle and discreet, capturing things as they happen throughout the day and blending into the wedding itself. Your wedding is unique and I don’t want to interfere with that. I aim to become a part of the day by creating a relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy having your photograph taken in. We will work together to get great photographs of you both, capture all the details of your day and even line up the family for a few (in) formal shots. I also want you to have time with your guests and loved ones whilst I work, and for photography to not take over your day.  0002_Surrey_&_Sussex_Wedding_Photographer_Portfolio_Bride_&_Groom_Portrait_Photographs_Reportage_Style0002_Surrey_&_Sussex_Wedding_Photographer_Portfolio_Bride_&_Groom_Portrait_Photographs_Reportage_StyleChapel Barn Wedding, Oliver & Melanie, Bolney, West Sussex

Everything is very informal and I won’t order you around or pose you like a supermodel. But when the light is perfect and using the beautiful surroundings you’ve chosen for your wedding, I’ll capture awesome photographs of you both together. I usually place people into a beautiful place, and then ask them to just do their own thing and enjoy each other’s company; it’s important for me that you feel relaxed and happy in your photographs and everything feels natural.



I photograph using natural light wherever possible, but I also use flash and studio lighting to ensure excellent exposure as well as for capturing shots later in the evening and the first dance. I love amazing light, but I like working in challenging weather too! In the event that it does rain we can either do some shots inside or, if you’re happy to brave the elements we can try something really special!

I shoot a mixture of reportage and editorial photography, but I’m happy for you to take a creative lead when you want to, and we’ll work together to create images you’ll love that will make you smile for years to come. I don’t mind lining up the family for some more formal shots too and will capture all the details of your big day whilst you spend time with your guests and loved ones.

When you look at your photographs over the years, with your children or grandchildren, I want the pictures to remind you of not just what the day looked like, but also how it felt to tie the knot with that special someone. 

Why should you hire me?

There are loads of contemporary wedding photographers in Brighton, Sussex and Surrey (Believe me, I’ve checked, and I’m good friends with some!) so why pick me? Well, I hope that my photographs inspire you enough but if you’re not quite 100% convinced, have a look at my testimonials page to see some kind words other’s have said about my work. You can also have a look at the blog to see some of my latest work or have a look at my recent weddings.

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I’ve worked in the wedding industry for over 10 years and photographed over 200 weddings and I’ve learnt what I think works well to integrate photography into the wedding day. I am happy to chat to you about timings of the day and can recommend some great suppliers, depending on your style of wedding. You can have a look at some my recommended suppliers and I’m more than happy to advise and support you to plan your big day.  

I’m fully covered with public liability and professional indemnity insurance as well as insurance for my equipment. I shoot with Canon professional cameras and EF lenses, tripods, Speedlight flashes, Elinchrom studio lights, filters, bags, straps, wire, etc… you get the idea.