Dorset Wedding Photographer

Highly recommended, Award Winning , Professional yet relaxed. Reportage Wedding Photographer. Based in Poole, servicing Dorset and the UK.

Call me for a chat about your day 07977406316 I look forward to your call.

Awarded: Most Innovative Wedding Photographer, Dorset. Paul Hames Wedding Photography Global Wedding Awards 2023

Paul Hames & Rufus Sewell on his wedding day

Why Hire Me?

Paul Hames is talking with Rufus Sewell at his wedding to Amy Gardner Paul Photographed their wedding at Babington House Charity Ln, Frome BA11 3RW in 2004. Paul Hames has shot lots of Celebrity weddings. Paul has worked with two of the Dragons Den personalities too. He would like to talk with you about your wedding plans.

So, why hire me? Here is a testimonial from Amy Morgan a client of mine.

Amy Morgan Is a Internationally Awarded Brand Strategist, Facilitator & TedX speaker. passionate about discovering & realising potential.

Having hired Paul for my wedding I can say with confidence he is a super photographer. Not only are the photos beautiful (they are!!), they also capture the special moments that made the day what it was - great technical skills combined with real emotional connection. Paul is so friendly and personable it is a pleasure to work with him - he genuinely loves what he does, as the results demonstrate. I have seen a lot of Paul's work and would also be very happy to hire him for my business - advertising & communications - if the location supports it!

Why Choose Paul Hames, Your Wedding Photographer

Your wedding day is an extraordinary chapter in your life, a story of love, joy, and union. As your dedicated wedding photographer, I bring a unique blend of experience, artistry, and genuine passion to capture every precious moment of your celebration.

Experience and Expertise: With over two decades in the industry, I've not just witnessed but actively contributed to the evolving landscape of wedding photography. My experience extends from the dot com boom to the fast-paced world of advertising, events, and portraits. I bring a wealth of technical expertise and an artist's eye to ensure your wedding is documented with finesse.

Storytelling Through Images: Your wedding is a unique narrative, and I specialize in telling your story through captivating images. From the anticipation of getting ready to the final dance, each photograph is a carefully crafted piece that contributes to the beautiful tapestry of your day.

A Roaming Reportage Approach: My "Roaming Reportage" approach goes beyond conventional photography. It's about capturing the sincere, natural, and timeless moments that make your wedding day uniquely yours. I work discreetly, preserving the authenticity of your celebration without intrusion.

Tailored to Your Style and Vision: Every couple is different, and your wedding photography should reflect your individuality. I take the time to understand your style, preferences, and vision, ensuring that the photographs resonate with your unique love story.

Commitment to Excellence: I am not just your photographer; I am your partner in creating lasting memories. My commitment to excellence means that I go above and beyond to deliver photographs that exceed expectations. Your satisfaction and the beauty of your wedding day are my top priorities.

Passion for Capturing Emotion: Beyond technical skill, my work is fueled by a deep passion for capturing emotion. From the laughter shared during candid moments to the tender exchanges of vows, I aim to freeze the genuine emotions that make your wedding day unforgettable.

Local Expertise in Poole and Dorset: As a resident of Poole, Dorset, I offer not just photography but local expertise. I understand the nuances of the area, providing you with insights that enhance the storytelling aspect of your wedding album.

Choosing a wedding photographer is choosing someone to entrust with the visual legacy of your love story. With me, Paul Hames, you're not just hiring a photographer; you're gaining a dedicated artist committed to turning your wedding day into a timeless masterpiece.

Rufus is an Actor and known for his films Carrington (1995), Hamlet (1996), Dangerous Beauty (1998), Dark City (1998), A Knight's Tale (2001), The Legend of Zorro (2005), The Illusionist (2006), Amazing Grace(2006), The Holiday (2006), Paris, je t'aime (2006), The Tourist (2010), Judy (2019), The Father (2020), and Old (2021).

Poole Wedding Photographer

Colour Images

Embark on a vibrant journey through the Color Images collection by Paul Hames, also known as PHWP, at Poole Wedding Photography. In this vivacious assortment, every photograph bursts with the richness of color, bringing to life the exuberance and joy that define your wedding day.

The Palette of Colors: Color photography, a medium that embraces the spectrum of hues, becomes a testament to the celebration of life and love. Paul Hames, with his artistic flair, captures the essence of every moment in brilliant technicolor. This collection is a testament to the dynamic and lively spirit of weddings.

Joyful Celebrations and Dynamic Moments: Poole Wedding Photography, under the lens of Paul Hames, transforms wedding celebrations into a kaleidoscope of joy and dynamic moments. Each photograph is a vivid expression of the happiness, laughter, and exuberance that permeate the air during your special day.

PHWP's Vibrant Vision: Known for his vibrant and lively approach to wedding photography, Paul Hames's Color Images collection is a reflection of his ability to infuse energy into each frame. It's not just about capturing scenes; it's about showcasing the vivid tapestry of emotions that define your wedding celebration.

Capturing the Essence of Every Hue: In this collection, each photograph is a canvas where the colors tell a story. From the soft pastels of a sunset ceremony to the bold and bright hues of a lively dance floor, PHWP captures the essence of every hue, creating a visual narrative that complements the uniqueness of your wedding day.

Dynamic Composition and Candid Moments: Explore the gallery and immerse yourself in the dynamic composition and candid moments. The Color Images section invites you to witness the playful interplay of colors, where PHWP's lens captures the genuine and spontaneous expressions that make your wedding celebration truly extraordinary.

Celebrating Diversity and Life: In celebrating color, Paul Hames, PHWP, celebrates the diversity of life and the unique moments that make each wedding special. The Color Images collection is a testament to the spectrum of emotions—from the serene and tender to the vibrant and jubilant.

A Symphony of Colors: From the delicate details of wedding decor to the exuberance of celebrations, this collection is a symphony of colors, each note harmonizing with the next to create a visual masterpiece that encapsulates the essence of your wedding day.

In this vibrant collection, Paul Hames, PHWP, invites you to experience the dynamic and colourful journey of wedding photography—a celebration of life, love, and the kaleidoscope of emotions that make each moment unforgettable.

"On this radiant summer day, the joy of love is brilliantly captured in the photograph of a beaming bride showcasing her exquisite diamond ring. The sun-kissed scene is adorned with hues of pink, mirroring the happiness that radiates from the moment. The warmth of the sunlight accentuates the sparkle of the diamond, creating a mesmerising tableau of love and celebration. Summer Day - "radiant summer day" Bride - "beaming bride"Diamond Ring - "exquisite diamond ring""hues of pink" "sun-kissed scene" "joy of love" "warmth of the sunlight" "mesmerising tableau" "love and celebration"

Stunning Black and White Wedding Photography

Black & White Images

Step into the enchanting world of Black & White Wedding Photography curated by Paul Hames, also known as PHWP, at Poole Wedding Photography. In this timeless collection, each photograph is not just a visual representation but a profound narrative of emotions captured in shades of monochrome.

The Artistry of Black & White Photography: Black and white photography, a medium known for stripping away color, paradoxically adds layers of depth to every image. In this curated selection, Paul Hames expertly employs the artistry of black and white, transforming each photograph into a masterpiece. It's not just about capturing moments; it's about unveiling the soulful connection between individuals.

Emotional Resonance: In the absence of color, emotions take center stage. PHWP's Black & White Wedding Photography becomes a canvas where the subtleties of joy, love, and intimacy paint a story. The emotional resonance of these images is palpable, offering viewers a genuine glimpse into the profound moments that define a wedding day.

Timeless Elegance and Poignant Moments: Poole Wedding Photography, under the lens of Paul Hames, finds its artistic expression in the timeless elegance of black and white compositions. Each frame is meticulously crafted to encapsulate poignant moments, creating a narrative that goes beyond the temporal confines of color.

Paul Hames' Signature Approach: Known for his distinctive approach to wedding photography, Paul Hames's Black & White collection reflects a fusion of technical expertise and an innate understanding of human connection. It's not just about capturing scenes; it's about conveying the emotional tapestry that defines your wedding day.

Celebrating the Human Connection: In this collection, black and white photography becomes a celebration of the human connection. From stolen glances to the exchange of vows, every image serves as a testament to the shared journey of love, encapsulating the very essence of Poole Wedding Photography by Paul Hames.

Exploration and Intimacy: Explore the gallery and immerse yourself in the exploration of emotion and intimacy. The Black & White Wedding Photography collection invites you to witness the delicate dance between light and shadow, where PHWP's lens captures the nuanced expressions that define the extraordinary in the ordinary.

In this unique collection, Paul Hames, PHWP, invites you to experience the power of Black & White Wedding Photography—a journey that transcends the visual to evoke emotions and forge a connection that lasts a lifetime.

Overview of Paul Hames Wedding Photography (PHWP):

Paul Hames Wedding Photography (PHWP) is a distinguished wedding photography business based in Poole, Dorset, with a geographical reach extending beyond local boundaries. As a freelance photographer, I, Paul Hames, am the sole proprietor, ensuring a personalised and hands-on approach to every wedding.

PHWP has built a reputation for providing luxury wedding photography services with a focus on capturing genuine, unscripted moments. With over 27 years of experience, I bring a wealth of expertise to the industry, having started my journey in 1992. The business is not defined by its size but rather by its commitment to delivering high-quality and tailored services to couples seeking a unique and memorable photographic experience.

While physically located in Poole, Dorset, PHWP's impact goes beyond its immediate surroundings. The photography services are available to couples not only in Dorset but also to those in neighbouring regions and beyond. This geographical flexibility allows PHWP to cater to diverse wedding styles, preferences, and locations, ensuring that each couple's unique vision is brought to life through the lens.

The business's success is not solely measured by its physical reach but by the depth of connection established with clients. The emphasis on personalised, informal, and award-winning photography has garnered positive client experiences, with testimonials attesting to the exceptional quality of service provided.

In summary, PHWP is a boutique wedding photography business with a global perspective, offering personalised and award-winning services that transcend geographical boundaries. The focus remains on creating beautiful memories for couples, irrespective of the size, ensuring a unique and tailored approach to each wedding celebration. I shoot weddings here in Dorset and London mainly. But, I have travelled to France, Switzerland, South Africa, Australia and Ibiza.

Creating Lasting Memories

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life and I am honored to be a part of it. As an award-winning photographer with over 22 years of experience, I understand the importance of capturing the natural and candid moments that make your day unique.

I specialise in using flagship digital cameras and lenses to create timeless and beautiful memories that you and your loved ones will treasure forever.

I am based in the West Country, where I grew up and I am excited to use my local knowledge to add a unique touch to your special day. Let me help you create lasting memories of your wedding day that you will treasure for a lifetime. If you are close to home at Poole town hall or getting married at Bournemouth town hall, give me a call.

Black & White

Colourful Images

A Roaming Reportage is my way of documenting your wedding day. I will tell a story from start to finish. This discreet and unobtrusive approach allows me to create a sincere, natural and timeless record of your wedding day. It doesn't matter if you're in Dorset or Denmark. Let me record those moments while you relax with your friends and family in the knowledge that you will get amazing photography on the day you have worked so tirelessly to organise.

A Roaming Reportage: Your Wedding Story Unfolded

Step into the art of storytelling with "A Roaming Reportage," Paul Hames's distinctive way of documenting your wedding day at Poole Wedding Photography, also known as PHWP. This approach is more than capturing moments; it's about weaving a narrative that unfolds organically from the beginning to the end of your special day.

With "A Roaming Reportage," I embark on a journey to tell your unique wedding story. This method is a discreet and unobtrusive approach, allowing me to craft a sincere, natural, and timeless record of your wedding day—capturing the essence of every moment as it naturally unfolds.

My commitment to a discreet and unobtrusive approach ensures that your wedding day remains yours. I work quietly in the background, capturing the candid and heartfelt moments without intruding on the genuine emotions and celebrations of the day.

"A Roaming Reportage" is not just about documenting events; it's about creating a timeless record. Every image becomes a piece of the narrative, allowing you to revisit the emotions, laughter, and love that defined your wedding day for years to come.

Experience the sincerity and natural beauty of your wedding day through my lens. "A Roaming Reportage" is a dedication to capturing the real and unscripted moments, ensuring that each photograph tells a genuine story that reflects the essence of your celebration.

Your wedding day is a unique story, and "A Roaming Reportage" tailors the narrative to reflect your individuality. From the anticipation of getting ready to the joyous celebrations, every chapter is meticulously documented to create a personalized and unforgettable tale.

With an attentive eye, I capture every nuance and detail, preserving the emotions that may otherwise go unnoticed. "A Roaming Reportage" allows me to be your storyteller, translating the energy and sentiment of your wedding day into a visual narrative that is as unique as your love story.

In "A Roaming Reportage," let PHWP take you on a journey where your wedding story unfolds organically, captured with sincerity, natural beauty, and a commitment to creating a timeless record of your special day.

Beautiful bride and veil, looking back

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