London Based Wedding Photographer
Hello my name is Phil Bourne, I am a professional wedding photographer based in London, covering UK weddings and also destination weddings. Hopefully you'll take a few minutes to have a look through the site to get a good idea of my style of wedding photography and my approach to shooting weddings. I have been a full time professional photographer for over 5 years and have so far shot over 100 weddings. I also shoot editorial and commercial portraiture. My style of wedding photography combines creative, fashion inspired portraiture with reportage, or photojournalistic, story-telling. My aim is to capture your natural personality, and to faithfully tell the story of your special day, leaving you with a unique, beautiful, stylish and timeless collection of wedding photographs. If you like what you see and want to discuss your wedding photography requirements in more detail then please do get in touch. I hope you enjoy your visit and have fun planning your special day.
If you like my style of wedding photography and would like to check my availability and prices, then I would love to hear more about your plans for your special day, so please do get in touch.
Mob: +44 (0)7747 601370
My approach to wedding photography
Every wedding is different and I treat each one as a unique event, so I’m always looking for the individual angle. I do have a pattern that I work to (to ensure that I deliver a guaranteed standard of work) but I try to adapt to each wedding in it’s own way and push my own boundaries as much as possible. I do not reel out a set repertoire of shots for every wedding (though I do have a repertoire to fall back on) but rather adapt to each event and the individual character of each client. We all have a unique personality and my aim is to capture this in the most natural and visually appealing way possible and to faithfully tell the story of your special day. So what might work for one wedding client may not work for another, which is why it’s important for me to not just impose the same shots and poses over and over again. I enjoy a challenge and the excitement of the day and want my clients to have a totally unique and beautiful collection of wedding photographs to treasure.
It all starts with the first meeting. Throughout the whole process it’s a case of getting to know each other, learning about your individual tastes, your plans for the day and your back story, so that on the day I have a clear vision of how to best capture your wedding story and so you don’t have to concern yourself with anything other than enjoying your day. Nearer to the date of your wedding we will have an in-depth pre-wedding meeting to discuss final details and timings. We may also discuss specific shots and ideas during this meeting. I will scout the venue close to the actual wedding date to look for where the good light is and for the most photogenic locations to use. I will do whatever I can to be as prepared as possible to ensure I do the best possible job.
My style of wedding photography combines creative portraiture with reportage, or photojournalism. I’m very much influenced by editorial portraiture and fashion photography. I like visually strong, eye catching imagery, something that has a wow factor, so I try to create that when I do the bride and groom portraits. I have learned to work quickly using two camera bodies each set up for different looks – one shooting available light and the other controlling off camera lighting. This enables me to get two completely different looks from one set up and maximise the variety of images captured in the available time. When not doing this style of creative portraiture (which perhaps only accounts for 15-20% of the time on a typical wedding) I am telling your wedding story through classic photojournalism or reportage photography. My approach here is to become almost ‘invisible’ and to capture all the emotions, events and details of the day - the laughter, the tears, the expressions of true love in a natural and visually striking way.
What some past clients have said.......
"We are all completely blown away by the photos! They are absolutely stunning! You captured every single special moment - when we look at them we really feel like we are back there! This means the world to us! You have been a STAR from start to finish and we wanted you to know how much we value your care and attention to detail. THANK YOU!" Helen and David
"Thank you so much for your amazing work and for capturing special moments on our magical wedding day. You really are a talented photographer" Lisa-Jane and Mark
"Thank you so much for the beautiful photos you took at our wedding. They are a wonderful reminder of our big day" Lubna and Guy
"Thank you so much for all your hard work.........You were an absolute star, the pictures look amazing. We are very pleased" Sarah and David
"Thank you for the great photos!! :) They really capture the day and the atmosphere, we are so happy with them" Claire and Tom
"Thank you sooo much for the pictures they are amazing.... Fantastic.. We are soo pleased with them.. Can't stop smiling.. Thank you again Phil, as ever you did a fabulous job and produced some amazing pictures. You played a very important part in making our day soo special and capturing our happiness" Louise and Dave
"we absolutely love all of the pictures and will have a hard time trying to choose which ones we put in an album! Thank you so much for everything - we are so grateful to have so many lovely images and memories from our special weekend!" Belinda and Jamie
"Thank you so much for the photos, they are absolutely beautiful! We love looking at them, reliving our amazing day! Thank you once again for being our photographer for our special day, we hope you had as much a good time as we most certainly did at our wedding!" Vicky and Steve
"Thank you... Thank you... Thank you - our photos are amazing - such a wonderful record of our day. Bless you for working so hard to record our day so faithfully." Debbie and John.
"We are absolutely thrilled with the photos from our wedding. Phil was brilliant on the day and took amazing posed photos as well as reportage. We would highly recommend him." Izi and Tim
"Thank you for taking such magical photographs. We shall treasure these forever". Alyson and Lee
"Thank you for the wonderful photos you took at our wedding. We are so pleased with them and have been looking over them endlessly since." Emma and Jon
"Thank you for the photos. They are AWESOME, we love them!! Fantastic work :)" Suzy and Rob
"We are so pleased with the photos, they are great. Again thanks for all your work." Laura and Ash
"The day was wonderful and you were absolutely fantastic.. you worked so hard and the shots were amazing, we've had so many remarks already." Julie and Michael
"Thank you very much for your photography services the last two weeks, we have really enjoyed having you as our photographer and getting to know you. I hope you have enjoyed working with us as much as we have with you.." Tasmin and Mohin
"Thank you for everything. You surely helped make our day an unforgettable one and one of there best days of our lives :)" Jessica and Simon
"We can't thank you enough for the photos of our wedding. We are thrilled with them, you've given us lots of happy memories to treasure. We would highly recommend you." Hannah and Chris