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

The best - so glad we made this choice

Paul is technically great – but what he really excels at is freeze-framing emotion. My wedding day was the best day of my life and he bottled all the joy and happiness capturing it for us forever. I can’t stop watching our fabulous slide show which works so well with the music he chose for us. It’s been great sharing with our guests as well as all those who couldn’t be with us given the pandemic. I can’t recommend Paul highly enough – this is the one thing you should spend your wedding budget on because you will have it forever.

Jennie and Roger Salvetti
Married in August 2020
5/5
Captured moments from the best day of our lives!

Paul and Carol were great from when we initially made contact at the start, all the way through to receiving our photos in helpfully labelled galleries at the end. Their strong experience was apparent as soon as we started discussing our plans for the day and timings. On the day, they blended easily into the background and seamlessly fitted into our day. Their previous galleries were full of candid and uniquely special captured moments and that's exactly what we received (along with the standard posed group shots). They captured so many special moments, often ones we didn't even realise were happening. We've been left with amazing reminders of our wonderful day! I can't recommend them enough, thank you both so very much!

Dave
Married in October 2019
5/5
Incredible photographers and lovely people!

My wife and I knew how important our photos would be to us, so we did quite a lot of research to find someone that we could really trust with such an awesome responsibility on our big day. We wanted to capture the story of the day and the emotion, rather than lots of posed photos, so we were really drawn to the documentary style that Carol and Paul do. Once we met them, we knew that they understood what we wanted. They 'got us' (and we 'got them'). At our first meeting we spent more time talking about gin and wine than anything else :-).

We put our complete trust in Paul and Carol and they didn't let us down. Their unobtrusive approach works perfectly, blending in and capturing what is going on. On the day, they were really flexible, adapting to what was going on around them. They were basically guests at our wedding, which made everything feel so natural. The only thing I am a little sad about is that we don’t have any pictures of them… because in my mind, they were such an important part of the story of our wedding day!

Paul Bailey
Married in August 2019
5/5
Wonderful photos!

We spent a long time researching wedding photographers and we could not have been happier with the photographs produced by Paul and Carol. Everything from the prior communication, quality, their individual styles and their presence on the day was fantastic; their top of the range cameras meant we couldn't even hear the photos being taken, a factor we hadn't previously considered.

Alongside the candid shots of our guests, we had some couples photographs towards the end of the day when the light was beautiful and the guests were enjoying a drink. These photos are simply stunning and will be treasured. This was the reason we chose Paul and Carol - so much experience and the ability to give direction. We felt at ease and knew there and then that we'd made the right choice!
Thank you for producing such wonderful photos of our day - we cannot recommend Tansley Photography enough!

Sophie
Married in June 2019
5/5
Thank you Paul and Carol..

You were both amazing from start to finish, we are so lucky we found yon both to capture our special day for us. We felt at ease with Paul and Carol and we absolutely love all of the photos, the story of our day :) There was no pressure to get ‘the shot’ and we definitely wanted a more natural / less staged feel which is exactly what we got so thank you so much. Alex & Tom

Alex Milczarek
Married in February 2020
5/5
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