Hampshire Wedding Photographers

We are Carol and Paul, award winning documentary wedding photographers, based in North East Hampshire. Our wedding photography is about natural, emotive images, real moments captured beautifully.

We cover weddings all over Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, London and beyond.

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Real Moments | Not Posed

We are Documentary Wedding Photographers (aka Reportage style). Specialising in capturing the story of your wedding day unobtrusively with beautiful, candid photography. Natural wedding photography that truly captures the emotions you were feeling at the time, in wedding photographs that you will enjoy for years to come. We love to shoot couple portraits too, if you would like them, but we never let these take over your special day or ask you to pose awkwardly.

First Dance - BW image of couple dancing close at a wedding - by Hampshire Wedding Photographer Paul Tansley

We cover weddings all over the south of England, though most of our work is within two hours of our home. However, we are happy to shoot anywhere in the United Kingdom or the rest of the world. Just let us know details about your special day and we’ll create a bespoke quote for you.  If you’d like to know more about us, head over to our About Us page. If you have questions about our photography, check out our Info page. 

Top 10 UK Wedding Photographer

Paul is an award winning Hampshire wedding photographer who in 2020/2021 was ranked Best wedding photographer in Hampshire, Top 20 UK and Top 100 Worldwide by the WPJA. Ranked Top 10 in the UK on ISPWP and Masters of Wedding Photography, and is one of the Top 30 Fearless Photographers in the UK. Carol has her fair share of awards for her photography too, ranking in the Top 50 Fearless Photographers in the UK.

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Your Wedding Photographed Beautifully

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Documentary Wedding Photographers

We bring a wealth of photography experience to your special day, having shot over 350 weddings in the last 12 years. Paul has many years of experience as a professional photographer, having previously spent 18 years as a fashion photographer, shooting fashion and wedding magazines in London. Carol’s background is as a graphic designer. She spent 7 years as Art Director of Wedding & Home magazine, we have fond memories of our many fashion shoots together.

We’ve been a couple for the last 29 years, having met on a fashion trip. However, we never rest on our laurels and continually strive to make our work even stronger. As creative photographers we pride ourselves in always pushing to create the best images we can from each of our couples’ unique days.

Learn more about us, on our About Us page.

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“Paul & Carol were, without a doubt, one of the best decisions we made with regards to our wedding suppliers.
Their style, unobtrusive and natural, was exactly what we were looking for. The photographs tell the story of our day beautifully, capturing emotions that just can’t be staged.”

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Let us tell the story of your wedding day

Your day will be unique, whether you are getting married in one of our local Hampshire venues or in nearby Surrey or Sussex. Our relaxed style of unobtrusive wedding photography will capture that uniqueness. We don’t shoot by numbers, just repeating what we’ve shot before. Of course, we’ll photograph the obvious things – walking down the aisle, the speeches etc. – but it’s the in-between things, the small moments, the personal things, that will make up the majority of your photos. Those are the special unique moments that are important to us as they only happen at Your Wedding. They are determined by your relationships with your relatives and friends and how you feel on your special day.

Weddings are also about images of your family and guests laughing and having fun as much as they are about photos of the couple. Good wedding photography is about storytelling. So that those memories are captured for you to enjoy for many years to come.

This is what good documentary wedding photography is all about. We use all of our photographic skills, when taking pictures. Whether it be observation of light, using Sony A9 silent cameras, great lenses and the experience to know when to wait for a moment to unfold, to create beautiful images from those natural parts of your day.

Wedding Portraits

For 95% most wedding days we’re shooting pure documentary wedding photos. However, we still love to take some beautiful couple portraits too. So we are totally happy to slip away for 20 minutes during the drinks reception to do some portraits or sometimes a great sunset shot, if couples ask us.

Tipi Wedding Hampshire - Wedding Couple Portraits in Corn Field by Tansley Photography

Hampshire Wedding Photography

If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer for your wedding day, in Hampshire or anywhere in the south, then we’d love to chat about your plans and how our photography could help capture your day. Take a look through our venues pages too, it may help you visualise how some of the venues can look in photos of real weddings. You may want to take a look at our dedicated pages on Winchester, Basingstoke and the New Forest, see links at the bottom of every page. For a truly unique venue, take a look at HMS Warrior in Portsmouth, we’ve been a wedding photographer there a few times.

Wherever you choose to tie the knot, get in touch, we’d love to chat about your plans and how we might help create amazing wedding photographs for you.

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Top 30 UK Wedding Photographer

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Top 10 UK Wedding Photographer

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Top 20 UK Wedding Photographer
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Top 100 Worldwide Badge Wedding Photojournalist Asscociation 2021

Ranked in the Top 100 Photographers Worldwide – WPJ 2021

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