Tansley Photography

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Farnham | Will Travel | From: £1500

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Award Winning Documentary Wedding Photographers

We’re Carol and Paul. We capture weddings in a totally unobtrusive way, shooting silently and naturally, without asking anyone to move, smile or pose. For us, it’s all about natural moments, real laughs and smiles, not forced poses or anything unnecessarily set up. We do, of course, still shoot some group formals and love capturing beautiful portraits, but these are done in a laid back, relaxed way. We want our couples to be enjoying their wedding – not be taking part in a photo shoot.

Based in North East Hampshire, we cover weddings all over the South East and will travel further for the right clients – including destination weddings. Carol is the ex-Art Director of one of the UK’s biggest wedding magazines, while Paul is an ex-London fashion photographer. We bring a wealth of experience to any wedding and have been capturing weddings together for the last 9 years.

We’ve been a couple for 25 years and work seamlessly together to create stunning imagery that is unique to you as a couple and reflects your day, not just another wedding. We’d love to chat to you further about your wedding plans so do get in touch.

Our standard package is both of us shooting, however Paul is also available to shoot solo if your budget won’t stretch to two photographers.

Paul & Carol

Get in touch with Tansley Photography for a quote and price for the day and to check their availability.

How would you describe your style?

We are documentary wedding photographers covering all types of weddings, large or small. The most important factor for us is natural images, not posed. The only thing you should have to pose for on your wedding day is a few group shots and some couple portraits - everything else is 100% unposed. You'll barely even notice us taking your picture.

What do you love about weddings?

Creating amazing images from couples wedding days, capturing natural emotions, and creating something totally beyond our couples expectations is always fantastic for us. We are both creatives and our photography is our artistic release. Great images are about understanding light, composition and moment - and we use our years of experience to create magical memories. If you are getting married at the local registry office or a spectacular castle - it's a privileged position to be at each wedding we shoot and to get to know all our couples and their friends and family.

Advice for couples planning their wedding?

Consistency is key to finding any good wedding photographer. Look beyond one or two images that you like, ask to see some full weddings. The only way you can have any real idea of what you might receive from a wedding photographer is to do some research. Compare a few different weddings that they've shot. They might have different couples, different venues etc. but every single wedding a good photographer shoots should look like their work. If you were booking Picasso to paint your portrait, you'd expect to get a painting in the style of Picasso! It's the same with photographers. It's not about one or two 'wow' images, it's about creating a consistent set of images from the bridal prep right through to the first dance - at each and every wedding. That comes with experience and talent.

Your Travel policy?

No travel costs up to two hours from our home

Stunning photos, wonderful professional couple who helped to make our day effortless

I cannot speak highly enough of Paul and Carol Tansley, they were an absolute dream. We are not fans of being in photos but Paul and Carol immediately put us at ease which meant that we could totally relax into our wedding without needing to smile and pose every few minutes! The photos are incredible and I'm so grateful to have such wonderful reminders of our day. They were worth every penny and more, I really would recommend them to anyone!

Emma
Married in April 2022
5/5
Perfectly Captured Moments.

Wow, what can I say that will do justice to how good our photos are! It is evident why Paul & Carol are so highly rated as our photos captured the day so perfectly and having them both taking photos let us see so many moments that we wouldn't have seen without them. If you're in any doubt about contacting them then you shouldn't be as they were all around excellent from first contact straight through to the big day. The communication was great and they had such welcoming and calming personalities. A big Thank you from Jason & Robyn!

Jason & Robyn
Married in October 2021
5/5
The most wonderful natural wedding photos

We originally had a photographer friend taking photo's of ours daughters wedding and unfortunately she was unable to. She was able to recommend Paul & Carol from Tansley Photography who after speaking with them said they would love to photograph our daughters wedding. They already had two weddings that weekend but were available on the Sunday, and were happy to add to their already busy schedule. Paul explained from the beginning that they take lots of natural shots and were also happy to do family photos. We have all been completely blown away by the quality and amount of edited photos they have given us all. We would all highly recommend them for a wedding. Thank you both so much for making the wonderful memories of a perfect day xxx

Mark & Michelle Fisher
Married in August 2021
5/5
Perfectly captured the day

We cannot thank Paul and Carol enough for their contributions to our wedding. For us, the photography was one of, if not the most important element to our wedding, and Paul and Carol absolutely delivered. The emotions and feel of the day are perfectly captured by their photos, and every time we revisit them we are transported back. That's the great thing about fantastic documentary style photography. We could not be happier.

Cameron and Lara Millar
Married in August 2021
5/5
Brilliant, totally made our day from start to finish

Cannot recommend Paul highly enough. His style of documentary style photography, his humour and his uncompromising approach to capturing the shots he knows will be great, completely contributed to the success and our enjoyment of the day. From joining us getting ready and helping us relax, to the very end, it was a total pleasure having him as part of our wedding celebration. And the pictures enable us to relive parts of that day every time we view them. Not your false posed pics, but a moment by moment memory of the wonderful day.

Rachel & Mike Keeble
Married in August 2021
5/5
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