The Tansleys – Carol & Paul
We are Carol & Paul ‘The Tansleys’ a couple that love animals and nature. Our family consists of Edward (yes, that’s Edward) our cat and five funny chickens! After living in London for fifteen years we longed to live among trees and fields, so we upped-sticks fourteen years ago to a little house in a small Hampshire village surrounded by woodland. We love being connected to the outdoors and seeing the seasons change – we love the sun, but we also love snow (and skiing), lovely Spring days and beautiful autumn colours too. We love good red wine, a big gin and tonic (or two), large bowls of pasta, good design in all things, whether it be architecture, furniture or a can opener. We are both passionate about photography and love pictures that tell a story.
We’d love to get to know you both, and tell the story of your special day.
Our background is in fashion magazines. We actually met over 30 years ago on a photo shoot in San Diego. We moved in together shortly after we met and haven’t been apart since. I finally popped the question in 2018 and we got married in 2019, in Certaldo, Italy. Our wedding comprised of only 13 guests, the two of us and importantly, two photographers, our good friends Donatella & Damiano.
We love travel and have been fortunate to visit many parts of the world while working in the fashion industry. Paul has 30 years experience as a professional photographer, having previously shot high-end fashion in London, he now exclusively shoots weddings. Carol is a talented and creative art director and photographer and was previously the Art Director of Wedding Magazine. She has been shooting weddings for 14 years, ever since we did our first one together. Our experience in weddings goes way beyond just photographing them.
We Hate Having Our Picture Taken Too!
We don’t like having our picture taken, we doubt you do either. Nearly all of our photos of us together are selfies and most of those are when we are on holiday. I love it when couples tell us they don’t like having their picture taken. Who does? It’s not normal to be in front of a camera, unless you’re a model or an actor. I’ve shot many models in my life as a fashion photographer and can remember very few who enjoyed having their picture taken. Most people don’t.
Fortunately, when we shoot weddings, we do so in a way that you will barely know we are there. Our cameras are 100% silent and make no noise at all when the shutter goes. Plus, we rarely use flash, so you won’t even know when we’re taking pictures. But you can bet that we’re taking lots. We want to capture the perfect moment – the ‘peak’ moment. The more relaxed you are with us being there, the less you are thinking about the photos, and you’ll be completely ‘in the moment’. Unposed and simply enjoying your wedding day.
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Us Skiing, Our five hens in the snow, Sunset in Paxos, Our hens chilling on their bench, Us in Greece,
Us on our wedding day captured by our friends Damiano & Donatella at D2 Photography Tuscany