Portrait, Wedding and Headshot Photographer

Paul has always photographed people.  Whether it’s portrait photography, headshots and personal branding or wedding photography, it’s always been about people.  All shapes and sizes, backgrounds, professions, relationships, looks, heritage, interests, introverts, extroverts and one or two of man’s best friends thrown in for good measure.

If you love beautiful, award-winning portrait and wedding photography and attentive personal service, then you’ve come to the right place. That and a love of coffee and cookies. We do like our cookies!

As well as the finest cookies, Paul and his team are passionate about creating beautiful images: whether portraits in the studio, lifestyle imagery on location or the romance of wedding photography, the whole team is dedicated to the art of photography.

It’s ALWAYS about the laughter!

If you like the sound of those family tales then you are in the right place. Welcome, have a look around, enjoy our portrait photography, or our wedding images, read up on our latest news or read a few of our reviews (or maybe you feel like writing one of course – we would love you to!)

Our studio is right in the heart of the UK, within easy reach of London (45 minutes from Marylebone) though we are lucky to travel the globe, but our regular home is here, creating wedding and portrait photography in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire!

So come on in and have a mooch, there are images everywhere, we’re just a little passionate about people and pixels! If you think you would like images of you, your family or your wedding then please do get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

  • A really enjoyable and relaxing photoshoot, (possibly not quite as relaxing for Paul who ended up with our kids jumping all over him), which led to some beautiful family photos. The whole team were so friendly and professional and made it a fantastic expierence from start to finish. Thank you J

    Julia, Ben, Alice and Harry xx

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    Julia & Ben
  • Thanks so much to Paul, Michelle and the team!

    The shoot was hilarious and the photos are so brilliant!

    A great Christmas present for my hubby!

    Meg x

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    Meg, Millie & Holly
  • From making the initial enquiry to the final reveal of our wedding photos the experience of working with Paul and his team has been superb.

    Paul was always friendly and professional and put us completely at ease. He managed to capture many special moments of our wedding day and the slideshow tells the story of our special day perfectly.

    As an award-winning photographer our expectations were high but we can truly say that there were many small personal touches from start to finish that helped to exceed those expectations. The quality of the service genuinely matches the quality of the product. Fully understand why Paul is Le Manoir’s chosen photographer and we are delighted that they provided the recommendation.

    Thank you

    Jane and Stewart

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    Jane and Stewart
  • We first met Paul at our pre wedding shoot and he was the first person to get a good photo of Gordon. We have been back for Annual shoots since then so it was no question to book the bumps photo-shoot. As always Paul made us feel at ease and as Leonie has got older made her feel secure and happy. He captures the moments perfectly and we struggle every time to cut down our photo selection as the pictures are truly amazing. We will be back next year.

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    Malenka & Gordon
  • Having booked Paul to take the photos at our forthcoming wedding, I was the very lucky recipient of a birthday gift from my wife-to-be of a photography training day with Paul. And what a brilliant day it was – I learnt so much and had loads and loads of fun along the way. Warmly welcomed into the studio, we spent a short amount of time chatting about my photography experience, what I was hoping to learn and taking a quick look through some photographs I’d taken in the past with Paul constructively (and humorously) telling me what was good (and more frequently) bad about the photos I’d taken and the style I used. This was incredibly illuminating and it was fascinating to see my photos through Paul’s professional eye. We quickly then got into the day, starting in the absolutely stunning gardens at the studio. Hints and tips were constantly shared covering functions within my camera, composition, light, creating atmosphere and much more. It was brilliant to try things out and get instant feedback from Paul on what looked good and why other things didn’t. After a lovely lunch at the studio, we headed to the nearby Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons where Paul is their partner photographer and where I would be getting married. We spent a very happy afternoon exploring the stunning gardens, finding beautiful vistas and unusual angles and snapping away. Paul shared his experiences of taking photos in the surroundings and continued to volunteer excellent advice, cajoling me to always think just a bit harder about how to get a better photograph and not be lazy and settle for something good but not outstanding.

    In summary, Paul is charming and funny, an expert photographer and a natural teacher. I had a very enjoyable day and took so much away from it. I would strongly recommend a photography training day with Paul to anyone.

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    David Wilkinson
  • Working with Sarah and Paul was absolutely fantastic. Paul is very discrete and at the same time, Paul is omnipresent. He is passionate about his job and you can see so in each of his pictures. Sarah helps you keep calm before the wedding and makes you enjoy [the] post-wedding too!

    It was really a blast to have the Wilkinson team join us for this big day!

    Thanks again for everything!


    Jacky and Dinah x

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    Dinah & Jacky
  • I really enjoyed being able to use the guidance that Paul was giving and combine it with my experience, and then make use of it, photographing the models. In a cycle, each step, building on the previous one.
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  • I came to Paul as a professional photographer looking to improve on and refine my techniques, with camera, strobe lighting and the post processing of resulting images. Three separate days of Paul's one-to-one training has not only dramatically raised the bar of my ability to capture and create captivating pictures, but has also greatly boosted my level of self-confidence. (Thank you so much Paul!)

    Paul's talent and skills as a photographer are equally matched with his abilities as a personal instructor. He listens, he observes, he offers candid thoughts, and then he gets down to the nuts and bolts, imparting his knowledge in a concise yet easy-going manner. I only wish all my teachers through life had been able to deliver as naturally as Paul does.

    To leave it there, however, wouldn't be doing full justice to the Paul Wilkinson Experience, for as beneficial and enjoyable as time shared with Paul alone is, his welcoming, efficient, and good humoured support team enhances everything all the more – Sarah, Michelle and Megan, many thanks to you too!

    In short, if you are a photographer looking to up your game, I highly recommend participating in a Paul Wilkinson Experience for yourself.

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  • Like photographs in a frame… Things that go to make up a life’’

    Dearest Paul and Sarah...

    Just a little note to say a very big thank you for the beautiful photographs you reproduced at my mum and dads wedding.

    It was an old picture; 50 years old to be precise!! And you have worked wonders with it. When I compared the original photograph with your new masterpiece I can see that the bride and groom in the foreground appear to have much more detail and presence and have bought the whole picture to life.

    Paul, please accept this gift of wine for you and Sarah; just to let you know how much I appreciate you excellent work and kindness. It was very kind of you.

    Many thanks again Paul. I am really pleased.

    Kathryn xx

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  • Thank you Paul for taking such beautiful pictures of our wedding.

    The effortless grace and beauty of the pictures hides an awesome attention to detail.

    You put everyone at ease on the day and captured the mood perfectly.

    You even manged to make me look human. No mean feat.

    Kezia and Neil

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    Kezia & Neil
  • Well-done Paul…

    What an experience!
    14=4 Generations that all had a lovely day.

    Everyone was put at ease and Paul managed to engage the willing and not so willing. He captured their personalities to perfection.

    Following our viewing we now have a choice of selecting out of so many amazing images!
    Thank you!

    Linda and Jacqui x

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    Linda and Jacqui
  • What started off as a simple fathers day gift, - a photo session! –

    Became a happy, fun, exciting and satisfying experience.

    Paul was gentle with us and our 6 year old took to him immediately.

    Paul worked quietly away as we all felt totally at ease.

    And the results?!

    Tear jerkingly perfect!

    Paul Wilkinson is a master of his craft!



    Cathy, Rob, Sam and Jamie.

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    Cathy & Rob
  • Paul was recommended to us through our wedding venue the crazy bear hotel and we are so pleased they did.

    Paul and the team exceeded all of our expectations. The whole experience from the first meeting to the wedding day to choosing our final prints was very well organised and very professional.

    Our photos are simply stunning and will treasure these forever.

    We won't need to look any further for a photographer in the future and can't wait for another excuse to have more done.

    Katie and Joe

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    Katie and Joe
  • Do you want to be inspired to be a better portrait photographer. How good are you at capturing the essence of people looking their natural best.
    Here’s your opportunity to learn from a master. Paul will help you understand how to take exceptional portrait shots, whether in the studio or using natural lights. You will also have a lot of fun in an outstanding setting.


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    Lloyd Wigglesworth
  • We would like to thank Paul Michelle and the team for the wonderful journey we have had with them over the past two years.

    From the first time we met Paul back in 2013 until the viewing of our wedding photos today the whole experience has been bliss.

    We were a bit nervous about hiring a photographer that would be part of such an important moment in our lives but Paul has managed to make it so much fun. We knew his work is incredible so that’s why we put our wedding day photos in his expert hands and the results are beyond our expectations. From the lifestyle photo shoot for our engagement, Paul and Michelle have been so friendly, professional and helpful. We couldn't have picked a better professional for the job; it felt like having another friend joining our big day. We look forward to our next life event; we will make sure that Paul will be there to capture the next important step in our life.

    All our guests at our wedding commented on how great Paul was; his personality definitely and charming manners were a hit with the ladies!

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    Marion & Ian
  • What a wonderful experience.
    What a wonderful setting.
    What wonderful staff and of course..
    What absolutely wonderful images!
    Thank you very much!

    Love Brian and Gillian!

    x x x

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    Brian & Gillian
  • Just to say thanks so much for the fantastic photos of our wedding. We are absolutely thrilled. Your speed, professionalism and sense of humour put everyone at ease and this really shows.

    You have managed to capture the essence of our day brilliantly and it is so lovely to think that in years to come our photos will bring back such happy memories.

    Thank you.

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    Andrea & Tom
  • Paul's course was by far and away the best training course I've ever been on. In one day we looked at lighting, framing in multiple locations, using the flash on and off camera, studio work and post-production. It was intense, but great fun and has already made a big difference to the way I approach my photography. Thanks

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    Steve Heyes
  • It wasn't actually the string of awards or the wonderful website images that first drew us to Paul Wilkinson to be our wedding photographer, but a chance encounter overhearing Paul mention psychology to a potential client, believing that we might have come across a professional who was interested in creating much more than just a few happy memories.  And so it proved to be. Paul spent time getting to know not just what we wished to record but who we are as people so that he could represent our personalities.

    From the first meeting, when we exchanged views and options, to the wedding itself, when Paul integrated perfectly to get the best from the wedding party and guests, to the presentation of images, when they even displayed flowers to replicate those we had on our special day, he and his team’s attention to detail far exceeded our expectations.  The photographs are fantastic, and we will not hesitate to ask Paul Wilkinson again for future special events.

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    Nikki and Trevor
  • Ross and I cant thank the team enough, not just for our stunning array of images but for all the kindness warmth and special touches from beginning to end. A wonderful experience and a lifetime of memories.

    Katy & Ross

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    Katy & Ross
  • We were lucky enough to be gifted a family photoshoot and it has been the most amazing experience and the best gift we could have ever wished for.

    We felt totally at ease and had a really fun day. We even got some fantastic outdoor shots despite the rain.

    Paul has captured moments not just images which we will treasure forever.

    Looking forward to our next shoot already.

    Love Ali, Ross and Theo.

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    Ali & Ross
  • You made the whole process easy and everyone at our wedding loved you. Your kindness and sense of humour put even the most nervous guests at ease and it was so much fun to have you there on the day. You managed to capture every important moment without ever interrupting or intruding and I cannot tell you what it means to us to have those photos of our closest friends and family. We can't wait to receive our wedding album - we will treasure it forever!

    Emily & Javan

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    Emily & Javan
  • I am so impressed as to the way in which Paul has captured the emotions of my boys!

    The quality and clarity of the photos is stunning.

    Thank you so much for the amazing experience!

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  • Choosing Paul Wilkinson as our wedding photographer was definitely the right decision.  Not only did Paul bring his award-winning talent to our day he also bought a lot of character and laughter. He’s not cheap but there’s a reason for that! If you select Paul Wilkinson to be your wedding photographer you will not regret it! WORTH EVERY PENNY! And you can relax on your day knowing that your memories are being captured. Fantastic with children too!! Thank you very much! Even though Chris doesn't like his photo being taken you captured some great shots of him!


    Kirsty Chris and Annabelle.

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    Kirsty & Chris
  • To Paul,

    Just wanted to say thank you very much for taking the time to photograph Scout and Barkley a few weeks ago. We had a lovely time and I was ( and still am ) chuffed to bits with the photos, especially the ones of them sat on the chais lounge looking very regal with the cool moody lighting.

    I hope you like the chocolates, enjoy!

    See you soon, Claire x

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    Scout & Barkley
  • We commissioned Paul Wilkinson photography to cover our wedding at le Manoir this September. It was a very small and intimate affair but the brief was quite particular and we requested that photos were not to be staged and/or unnatural. Now considering I was a brand photographer I am probably one of the worst clients to have. Communication from brief to completion was brilliant and the team at PW are always on hand to put at ease any concerns that you may have.

    Paul has a natural talent for capturing special moments and he captured the laughter and love felt that day perfectly. He is unobtrusive and blends in with the environment, for a camera shy subject I genuinely forgot that he was taking photos. I must thank him for his reassurance on the morning of the wedding, he really allowed me to enjoy the day and took my mind away from any nerves. When we went to view our photographs they made it such a wonderful experience full of wine and laughter, it really was special.

    There is a reason why Paul is one of the best photographers in the world, his talent and artistry is unparalleled and we could not recommend Paul more, it will be the one thing on that you won’t need to worry about on your big day and the photographs will be something you will cherish forever. 

    We admire Paul’s work so much that we have now commissioned him for another project!

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    Nicky & Bex
  • Paul!

    You helped to make our 50th birthday celebration memorable and your sense of fun helped everyone to relax. The super photos will give us endless pleasure!

    Thank you!
    Brian and Jennie

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    Brian & Jennie
  • The Photoshoot was excellent!

    Paul was great with the kids and made us all feel so relaxed during the shoot. He has a great gift for making us feel comfortable. The location was ideal with a gorgeous garden, which worked very well for the style of pictures we wanted to achieve. The results are out of this world. The only complaint is having to choose our favourites!

    Thanks again!

    Richard, Sarah, Tom and Imogen x

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    Richard, Sarah, Tom and Imogen
  • Sorry that it's taken so long to get back to you. It's really hard to put such an amazing experience and service into words. You've been an absolute star and the way you write your emails shows you really care. I've now and again dipped into your emails for inspiration and to copy some wording for sending emails to guests at work 😉

    Okay, here's the testimonial. I asked George to glance over it but he's far too polite to criticise my English, so feel free to amend bits if you have to. Just hope it conveys how grateful and happy we are!

    A massive heartfelt thank you to Paul and his team for not only creating a magnificent photo album for us but for making everything so smooth and enjoyable.

    From our first meeting with Michelle we've been looked after incredibly well. The communication was excellent, professional and super friendly.

    On the wedding day we could rely 100% on Paul to coordinate the shots and liaise with the staff so that we didn't have to worry about anything. Even though half the guests didn't speak any English he managed to bring them all together with ease and humour and blended in really well.

    Having known Paul professionally for a number of years I knew that he was going to be great but could have never imagined what an amazing experience it would be which was topped off with lots of special and thoughtful touches.

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    Doreen & George
  • Working with Paul was an exciting journey. We've seen our little son growing over time and even before as the very first shoot was the pregnancy photoshoot. Paul thank you very much for all your time, expertise and friendly approach. Thank you very much!

    Till the next time,

    Mimi, Milos and Dominik x

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    Mimi, Milos and Dominik
  • Sarah and Paul,

    Thank you for your amazing work, attention to detail, honesty and great sense of humour the entire process from our first introductory meeting to the day of the wedding and then the day-long wedding reveal. Your patience and expertise made us feel very well looked after. Our family and friends enjoyed Paul's engaging and humble nature as much as we did, feeling extremely comfortable in his presence.

    We would definitely recommend your service to our friends, not only for the high-quality product but also the way we were looked after.

    Tiff and Anton. xx

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    Tiffany & Anton
  • From my initial email to Paul Wilkinson Photography I received quick replies and a personal service. Our first meeting with Paul was very relaxed and we immediately felt that we were in good hands - he understood our desire to keep photos as natural and in the moment and I especially appreciated that he made it clear that there was no rush on the day and that he was there until the evening to take photos. On the day itself Paul added to the jovial atmosphere and kept us laughing. I'm not keen on having my photo taking but all the more posed photos we fun and painless!

    In the lead up to the wedding Michelle was brilliant. She knew the exact schedule for the day and advised us on how it would work with the larger and family shots. Nothing ever seemed too much trouble. Michelle especially made the day when we came to look through our photos - the whole experience was fantastic.

    I am most grateful for the wonderful photos that we have of the day, they all came out so much better than I ever expected (because I don't feel I photograph well).

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    Ana & Alex
  • From start to finish, attending one of Paul’s training days was a hugely beneficial and enjoyable experience. Not to mention the huge amount that I learnt.

    The initial planning communications were very useful. I had a fair idea of topics that I wanted to go through, but they also provided a thorough list of ideas (which was great because there were a couple of things that I hadn’t thought of) which meant that I could get the most out of the day.

    On arriving there in the morning Paul and Sarah were very welcoming and after a nice relaxing cup of coffee, it wasn’t long before we got going.

    Paul’s choice of models was well thought through and suited my needs 100%. The great thing (one of many) about Paul’s studio was that we could shoot both inside the studio as well as in the amazing gardens outside and onto one of the lovely little streets. This was excellent for learning to deal with many different lighting/location scenarios.

    The pace of the day was perfect. Not going too fast so that everything sunk in properly. We finished the day going through workflow and editing processes, going through all the images taken during the day and finishing a few of them off nicely.

    I would highly recommend a training day with Paul Wilkinson Photography. Not only do you come out with heaps more knowledge, the whole atmosphere of the day and the feel of their business leaves you truly inspired!

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    Dave Llewellyn-Jones
  • When we first saw your pictures on Le Manoir's iPad we knew we would love your work and when we first met as you were shooting another wedding and we were having tea in the garden we knew it would be fun to work with you. It was a delight therefore even if not a surprise to see how you have truly captured the wonderful day we had (which you contributed to) and given us a set of images that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.

    However, what neither of us had anticipated is how you, your wife and Michelle would make working with you such a touching experience!

    We truly want to thank you all for making us and the process feel so special. All the incredibly thoughtful touches around the reveal (the flowers, the candles, the DVDs and the fantastic food) made it a wonderful moment. As the groom, I am in awe of your work. Seriously we are both so touched and delighted at the work you all have done. We may be the first people on earth to actually wear out a DVD. We look forward to continuing on this journey with you and once again thank you for being such a fantastic team.

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    Katherine & Emmanuel at Le Manoir
  • Dear Michelle

    We would like to thank you for the fantastic album and all the presentations, wrappings, card,etc

    We appreciate your excellent, quality service and all you efforts that you have put in to make this a very memorable and special occasion.

    Paul was a brilliant, professional photographer, that we could highly recommend to any customer.

    We wish you all the best for the future of your business.

    Kind regards

    John and Damjana Derham

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    John and Damjana
  • I was fortunate enough to spend time with Paul and the Paul Wilkinson Photography team at the very beginning of my photography career. Paul was incredibly generous with his time and knowledge, sharing his skills and insights and answering my (many) questions! Paul encouraged me to learn at every opportunity, taking me out on a photo session with him, explaining in detail natural and studio lighting, describing his workflow process and actively asking for my thoughts and opinions, despite me being a new photographer. I felt welcomed and valued and would encourage anyone, whether they are looking to kick start or super charge their photography to join Paul and his fantastic team for training.

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    Emma Gibson
  • I thoroughly enjoyed training with Paul Wilkinson Photography. Whist I’ve been in business for a number of years, there is always so much room for improvement and I really felt my time with Paul propelled me in that direction!

    From looking at a selection of my existing portfolio and going through what was done well and what could be improved upon, to going back to one of the locations I regularly use to shoot and seeing how I can take my work to the next level.

    Watching how Paul set up each shot, and brilliantly interacted with our (non-professional) models was fantastic. Not only that but Paul talked me through the how’s and why’s, and took shots to show what he meant so I could really understand. He also didn’t just take my word for it that it had sunk in, he fully tested it by watching me do it on my own!

    I absolutely love some of the shots I got from the session, but more importantly I’ve been able to take all the information forward into future shoots when working on my own.

    I would thoroughly recommend Paul’s training to any portrait photographer wanting to improve their craft. I promise you you’ll not only learn loads, you’ll have great fun too!

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  • To Paul, Sarah, Megs & Michelle

    We both can’t thank you enough for sharing & capturing our special day.

    From the moment we first met, through to the reveal today, you've made us laugh, been truly brilliant and supportive and made us feel at ease.

    I must have been the worst bride ever as drank far too much, you rescued me from a bush and also a flare!

    Without you, our wedding wouldn't have been as special as it was

    I love you all. I MEAN IT!

    See you again soon.

    Hugs & Kisses

    Lots of Love,

    Chloe & Paul xxxxxx

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    Chloe & Paul
  • What a fantastic experience, from the first initial phone call to book the photoshoot through to the final purchase.

    Every step was relaxed and friendly.

    The photos speak for themselves, they were beautiful.

    This is an experience we would have regretted if we did not do it.

    Sarah Paul and Alexia

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    Sarah Paul and Alexia
  • I came to you with the idea of having a photo of my adored granddaughter laughing on our wall. You made that a dream come true by giving us a beautiful portrait and I thank you very much for it.

    With Best wishes,

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  • Dear Paul and Sarah

    Working with Paul and the entire Paul Wilkinson team has been a pleasure. Pre and past the wedding was always efficient and fun. On the day Paul managed to balance getting fantastic shots whilst allowing us and all our guests to enjoy every minute. At times Paul felt like one of our guests. Thank you for capturing our special day so brilliantly.

    Jo and Alastair Wharton.

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    Jo & Alastair
  • Thank you so much for providing us with such a wonderful set of photos from our wedding! As promised you made it very difficult to turn any of them down. The service you provided was so personal and the resulting photographs really captured the soul of the day. You both were fun, yet discreet and made everyone feel extremely comfortable. We are so lucky to have found you!

    Thank you so much!

    Anna and Ben xx

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    Anna & Ben
  • Dear Paul and Team!

    Thank you for all your efforts over the past few months. It has been a pleasure working with you from the pre-wedding shoot right the way through to the reveal today.

    The shots were excellent and really captured the spirit of the day. It was quite emotional reliving the whole thing.

    Excellent service, excellent attitude, and the pictures weren't to bad either!

    Kimberley and Peter.

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    Kimberley & Peter

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