London AND HERTFORDSHIRE Wedding Photographer
Hello my name is Phil Bourne, I am a professional wedding photographer based in Hertford just outside London. I provide wedding photography in London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire as well as the rest of the UK and also overseas destination weddings. Travelling is not an issue for me so basically I cover wedding photography anywhere my clients are getting married. I have been a full time professional photographer since 2009. I also shoot editorial and commercial portraiture and have been published in many major publications worldwide.
My style of wedding photography combines creative portraiture with documentary story-telling.
Every wedding is unique and I strive to capture the true personality of each couple, telling the story of your wedding day in the most natural, stylish and visually appealing way possible.
I love the buzz of shooting weddings - the laughter, the tears and the expressions of true heartfelt emotion. I feel genuinely honoured to be part of such a special day.
Hopefully you'll take a few minutes to have a look around the site and get a good idea of my style of wedding photography and my approach to shooting weddings. If you like what you see and want to discuss your wedding plans in more detail then please do get in touch I'd love to hear from you. I hope you enjoy your visit and have fun planning your special day.
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If you would like to check my availability and prices, then I would love to hear more about your plans for your special day, so please do get in touch.
Mob: +44 (0)7747 601370
Tel: +44 (0)20 8806 8373
My approach to wedding photography
Every wedding is different and I treat each one as a unique event, so I’m always looking for the individual angle. I do have a pattern that I work to (to ensure that I deliver a guaranteed standard of work) but I try to adapt to each wedding in it’s own way and push my own boundaries as much as possible. I do not reel out a set repertoire of shots for every wedding (though I do have a repertoire to fall back on) but rather adapt to each event and the individual character of each client. We all have a unique personality and my aim is to capture this in the most natural and visually appealing way possible and to faithfully tell the story of your wedding day.
It all starts with the first meeting. Throughout the whole process it’s a case of getting to know each other, learning about your individual tastes, your plans for the day and your back story, so that on the day I have a clear vision of how to best capture your wedding story.
My style of wedding photography combines creative portraiture with reportage, or documentary story-telling. In essence what I do on a typical wedding can be broken down into three categories: Creative Portraiture, Candid Moments and Relaxed Group Shots.
I like visually strong, eye catching imagery, something that has a wow factor, so I try to create that when I do the bride and groom portraits. When not doing this style of creative portraiture (which perhaps only accounts for 15-20% of the time on a typical wedding) I am telling your wedding story through classic documentary or reportage photography. My approach here is to become almost ‘invisible’ and to capture all the emotions, events and details of the day - the laughter, the tears, the expressions of true love in a natural and visually striking way.
What some past clients have said.......
"Phil, these pictures are truly brilliant, we are so happy with them. Thank you for all the time and the effort you have put into these. We are so over the moon with the outcome" Lizzie and Tim
"We just wanted to say that the pics are amazing!! You have absolutely managed to capture the intimacy and the emotions of our special day and it was like we lived the whole day again through the pictures. We are thrilled to bits with them and very impressed with your work! Every single picture is considered and brilliant and we love it all! Quite how you managed to capture some of the moments when we didn't even know you were taking pictures is beyond me! Thank you so much for all the hard work and we would not hesitate to recommend you to others or provide you with a shining reference, should you ever need it! " Vashitha and Patrick
"A massive thank you for yesterday you were a calm, patient, creative pro! You fitted in beautifully and made it so easy for us. Thanks you for being so wonderful when things were going slightly mad and helping us through it. We really can't thank you enough and will absolutely highly recommend you." Nicky and Sam
"We just looked through the pictures and love them! You really captured the day just how we wanted you to, so thank you very much." Nicole and Ryan
"We are all completely blown away by the photos! They are absolutely stunning! You captured every single special moment - when we look at them we really feel like we are back there! This means the world to us! You have been a STAR from start to finish and we wanted you to know how much we value your care and attention to detail. THANK YOU!" Helen and David
"The pictures are awesome :-) Thank you so much. It's been a pleasure working with you and if you ever need any models you know where to find us, hahaha! But seriously, you're amazing and we've had nothing but compliments. Big thanks again." Lilian and Philippe
"Thank you so much for your amazing work and for capturing special moments on our magical wedding day. You really are a talented photographer" Lisa-Jane and Mark
"Thanks you so much for all of your hard work and time taking the photographs for our wedding. Thanks for making us feel so comfortable and making the photo-taking experience enjoyable! Thanks again." Caroline and Tim
"Thank you so much for the beautiful photos you took at our wedding. They are a wonderful reminder of our big day" Lubna and Guy
"Thank you so much for all your hard work.........You were an absolute star, the pictures look amazing. We are very pleased" Sarah and David
"Thank you for the great photos!! :) They really capture the day and the atmosphere, we are so happy with them" Claire and Tom
"Thank you sooo much for the pictures they are amazing.... Fantastic.. We are soo pleased with them.. Can't stop smiling.. Thank you again Phil, as ever you did a fabulous job and produced some amazing pictures. You played a very important part in making our day soo special and capturing our happiness" Louise and Dave
"we absolutely love all of the pictures and will have a hard time trying to choose which ones we put in an album! Thank you so much for everything - we are so grateful to have so many lovely images and memories from our special weekend!" Belinda and Jamie
"Thank you so much for the photos, they are absolutely beautiful! We love looking at them, reliving our amazing day! Thank you once again for being our photographer for our special day, we hope you had as much a good time as we most certainly did at our wedding!" Vicky and Steve
"Thank you... Thank you... Thank you - our photos are amazing - such a wonderful record of our day. Bless you for working so hard to record our day so faithfully." Debbie and John.
"We are absolutely thrilled with the photos from our wedding. Phil was brilliant on the day and took amazing posed photos as well as reportage. We would highly recommend him." Izi and Tim
"Thank you for taking such magical photographs. We shall treasure these forever". Alyson and Lee
"Thank you for the wonderful photos you took at our wedding. We are so pleased with them and have been looking over them endlessly since." Emma and Jon
"Thank you for the photos. They are AWESOME, we love them!! Fantastic work :)" Suzy and Rob
"We are so pleased with the photos, they are great. Again thanks for all your work." Laura and Ash
"The day was wonderful and you were absolutely fantastic.. you worked so hard and the shots were amazing, we've had so many remarks already." Julie and Michael
"Thank you very much for your photography services the last two weeks, we have really enjoyed having you as our photographer and getting to know you. I hope you have enjoyed working with us as much as we have with you.." Tasmin and Mohin
"Thank you for everything. You surely helped make our day an unforgettable one and one of there best days of our lives :)" Jessica and Simon
"We can't thank you enough for the photos of our wedding. We are thrilled with them, you've given us lots of happy memories to treasure. We would highly recommend you." Hannah and Chris