Paul Stott Photography


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My business is driven by high standards of photography and customer service. I work with passion, dedication, looking for the special moment and post-process images with attention to detail.

I live in Surrey but I shoot weddings nationwide and abroad. I shoot mainly in a documentary style but appreciate this is a very overused term in the wedding industry.

I believe a photographer shouldn’t take over a wedding. I think the bride and groom should have memories of their special day, the ceremony, the guests, and the party and not have too many memories of the photographer. I want to get feedback that I blended in, was flexible and accommodating. It doesn’t mean that I won’t chat to the bride and groom and even guests but I don’t want to put myself at the centre of the wedding.

My intention is to give you clean, balanced, harmonious images that tell the story of the day. Shooting in a busy room with lots of people crowding around can be messy and often framing is through heads and shoulders of guests. A small adjustment, a slightly different angle, or viewpoint and a photograph become weak and unbalanced. The most wonderful moment captured in a poor way is not a great photograph.

Using vacant space can aid storytelling and make a simple image stronger. We have all seen how a simple portrait of a person can be improved by careful positioning in the frame and using the space around. Visual chaos needs controlling so the image still looks harmonious. Bridal preparation can often be chaotic but careful camera angles can control this chaos into something positive. Although photography can be an instinctive business, I believe in a strong awareness of the craft or there is a danger of indiscriminate snapping.

As a documentary photographer, I shoot both active and reactively. There are times at weddings to shoot quickly and react to the circumstances. Wedding speeches are an example where people are laughing all over the room and I react to that by moving and shooting quickly. Active shooting is slower and more controlled. Active shooting is waiting for elements to come together in a framed scene for a great shot and sometimes this happens and sometimes it doesn’t. I try to balance these types of shooting during the wedding. My equipment is designed to help my style. I mainly work with fast, prime lenses that are wonderfully sharp and great in low light. I do carry flashes with me but nearly all my shots use natural light.

As a documentary photographer I still take the couple away for some shots, but always attempt to minimise the impact on the day. The same goes for group shots. More of my couples are now realising that long group lists make it more difficult for me to shoot the shots that they are actually booking me for. I recommend a few group shots and nothing more. They are also a very boring experience for the bride and groom when instead they can mingle with guests.

Please have a look at my Featured Work for more of an idea about my wedding style. There is flexibility in my pricing for midweek and off-season weddings, so if you like my work please just contact me.

Paul Stott Photography at a Glance

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Photographed over 300 weddings. Documentary Coverage and Classic Posing Excellent professional assistants available on request Coverage of the day from bridal preparation through to the first dance Beautiful range of Italian storybook albums Professional processing and quick turnaround Pricing Category : ModerateNumber of People In Team : 1Nearest Town : WokingNearest Airport : HeathrowNearest Motorway : M3Nearest Train Station : Woking View More
Bridal Prep ShotsArtisticDramaticFirst Look PhotographerPre Wedding Venue VisitModernReportage DocumentarySecond Shooter AvailableStay Through DancingStay Through SpeechesDigital Editing and AirbrushingVideography AvailableWedding AlbumsFlexible Hours On The DayPublic Liability InsuranceImages On DVDImages On USBLarge Group ShotsOnline ProofingPersonal Online GalleryBack Up Equipment View Less

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Always choose a photographer that can show you complete wedding albums so you can see consistency of quality in their work. Blogs with a wide range of shots show more than a hand picked gallery.

I use professional kit that can be used in low light conditions without having to resort to flash, especially for documentary coverage. Excellent prime lenses are a must.

I get lucky at weddings by using experience but also by working long hours with energy. It makes me happy going home from a wedding knowing that I have given everything to the bride and groom.

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56 Highclere Road, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2PJ

Paul Stott Photography

  • 56 Highclere Road
  • Knaphill
  • Woking
  • Surrey
  • GU21 2PJ
  • United Kingdom

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