Hampshire Wedding Photographers

We are Carol and Paul Tansley, a husband and wife team of documentary wedding photographers.
Hampshire Wedding Photographers of the year 2024.

Based in Hampshire, we are considered to be two of the best wedding photographers in the UK and have captured beautiful weddings for over 14 years. Our wedding photography is all about natural, emotive images, captured silently and unobtrusively. Real moments captured beautifully, that tell the story of your day.

Not your average wedding photographers!

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Real Moments | Not Posed

We are Documentary Wedding Photographers – sometimes known as Reportage style. We specialise in capturing the story of your 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, but we never let these take over your special day or ask you to pose awkwardly.

We cover weddings all over Hampshire including Southampton, Portsmouth and the New Forest. And we will happily travel to Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, London and beyond.

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We cover all kinds of weddings, from village halls to stately homes. All that matters is that we capture beautiful photos of each of those weddings. Most of our work is in the south of the UK, 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.

Top Ten UK Wedding Photographers

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Award Winning Hampshire Wedding Photographers

Hot off the press!

We’re very proud to have just been announced as winners of the 2024 Best Wedding Photographers, in the prestigious TWIA (The Wedding Industry Awards) South Central region.

We are ranked Top 10 in the UK by ISPWP and Masters of Wedding Photography, and are both ranked in the Top 20 this year by Fearless Photographers, in the UK. Paul is also ranked Best wedding photographer in Hampshire, Top 20 UK and Top 100 Worldwide by the Wedding Photojournalist Association WPJ.

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Documentary Wedding Photographers

We’ve been a couple for the last 30 years, having met on a fashion trip and we bring a wealth of photography experience to your special day, having shot over 450 weddings in the last 14 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 and spent 7 years as Art Director of Wedding & Home magazine. We have fond memories of our many fashion shoots together.

We have won many awards for our work, 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.

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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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The story of your wedding day

Your day will be unique, wherever you are getting married. Our relaxed style of unobtrusive wedding photography will capture that uniqueness. We don’t shoot by numbers, just repeating what we’ve shot before. Our photos tell the story of your day, not someone else’s.

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 as they only happen at Your Wedding. They are determined by your relationships with your relatives and friends and your emotions on your special day.

Good wedding photography for us, is about storytelling, capturing memories for you to enjoy for many years to come. It’s not just photos of you, the couple, but also lots of photos of your family and friends too. We use all of our photographic skills, when taking pictures. Whether it be observation of light, using our 100% silent cameras or top quality lenses.

Wedding Portraits

For 95% of your day we shoot 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.

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Hampshire Wedding Photography

If you’re looking for wedding photographers in Hampshire, especially documentary wedding photographers then we’d love to chat about your plans and how our photography could help capture your day.

Take a look through our wedding venues pages, links in the footer, as they may help you visualise how some of the venues can look in photos of real weddings. We have dedicated pages for Winchester, Basingstoke and the New Forest weddings.

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 20 UK Wedding Photographers 2023

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Top 10 UK Wedding Photographer 2022/23

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Top 20 UK Wedding Photographer 2022/23
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WPJ Top 100 Wedding Photographer 2021
WPJ Top 150 Wedding Photographer 2022
WPJ Top 100 Wedding Photographer 2023

Ranked in the Top 100 Wedding Photographers worldwide by the WPJ 2021 & 2023

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