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Documentary 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, close to the border of Surrey and Sussex, we cover weddings all over the south of the UK and further afield on request. We’re happy to discuss your wedding plans wherever you are tying the knot.

Not your average wedding photographers!

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Real Moments Photography

Our wedding photography unobtrusively captures natural and emotive, real moments, that tell the story of your day. This is Documentary Wedding Photography also known as Reportage Wedding Photography. We are happy to shoot a few group photos and love to shoot couple portraits too, but we never let these take over your special day or ask you to pose awkwardly.

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We cover all kinds of weddings, from village halls to stately homes. All that matters to us, is that we capture beautiful photos of all of our couples wedding days.

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 (comprising of Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and the Isle of White)

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Your Day Photographed Beautifully

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UK Documentary Wedding Photographers

You are in safe hands. We bring a wealth of photography experience to your special day, having shot over 450 weddings in the last 14 years. Paul spent 16 years as a fashion photographer, shooting fashion & wedding magazines in London. Carol’s background is as a graphic designer on fashion magazines and spent 7 years as Art Director of Wedding & Home magazine. We have fond memories of our many fashion shoots together.

Although we have won many awards for our wedding photos, 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 special 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.

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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 a wedding photographer in Hampshire, especially documentary wedding photographer 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. For example, we have dedicated pages for Winchester, Basingstoke and the New Forest weddings, plus many other areas.

Wherever you are getting married, get in touch, we’d love to chat about your plans and how we might help create amazing photos 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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WPJ Top 100 Wedding Photographer 2021
WPJ Top 150 Wedding Photographer 2022
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Ranked in the Top 100 Wedding Photographers worldwide by the ISPWP & WPJ

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