Loading...

Wedding Photographer Newcastle Upon Tyne Paul Santos Wedding Photography shoots a wedding at Denton Hall, Ilkley, United Kingdom

Real weddings from real wedding photographers & real couples around the world.

Our Sponsors

Electric Hairdressing. London,Manchester,Reading,Brighton,Oxford,Liverpool,Edinburgh  
Stick It On Unique DJ Alternative  
Image Processing.  Personalised Outsourcing for Professional Wedding Photographers  


Wedding Photographer : Paul Santos Wedding Photography  
Couple : Nicola + Mark
Wedding Photographer Newcastle Upon Tyne
Ceremony Location : DeNton Hall, Ilkley
Reception : Denton Hall, Ilkley
Wedding Date : 4th April 2015

Tell us a little about yourself??

Right. Oh. Erm? I'm definitely laid back, I do know that. I also like to keep things simple.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 1

How do you think or would like people to describe you?

Probably, laid back!

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 2

Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?

Nicola and Marks day was relaxed, and although traditional at heart, the atmosphere throughout the whole day was wonderfully warm and relaxed.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 3

How did you get into wedding photography?

I liked taking photos and I disliked working in an office.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 4

How long have you been a wedding photographer?

Around 5 years now. I’ve never looked back.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 5

Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?

Hard work, and understanding both your product and your target client market. I've made just about as many mistakes as most people, but I've tried to learn as much from each one as I could.


Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 6

What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?

Kind of depends, everyone’s different. I only offer either digital photography, with the option of an album, this suits the guys that book me. Others offer canvas products and signing boards etc. I wouldn’t know about that sort of thing.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 7

How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?

I think building up a strong positive reputation has been my working factor.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 8

Why do you think people hire you?

Because I'm laid back and like to keep things simple. I sometimes take a few nice photos too.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 9

How many weddings do you average per year?

I'm more than happy sitting around the 36 mark, although this year has exceeded that.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 10

Whose wedding would you love to shoot?

Jeez, really no idea! Let me come back to you on that one.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 11

If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?

Easy, Mykonos, Greece.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 12

What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?

Two Nikon D750’s. And I shoot with 135+85+35+20. Although 90% of the day it's 85+35 a flash gun for the dancing.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 13

What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.

Producing image that meet or exceed your own standards, which are always set much higher than client expectations.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 14

Do you have an approach to a wedding?

Not hugely. I break the day down in my head into manageable chunks, and take it from there.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 15

Who or what inspires you?

Photographers who use the most challenging of light to their advantage, they inspire me.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 16

Best & Worst marketing idea so far?

I’m not great with marketing if I’m honest. I once thought about a wedding photography fair, for photography only. At least you'd know that people coming through the door were not looking for cake vendors!

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 17

If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?

A painter or sculptor.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 18

Share your favourite image of the day and why?

This image of Mark, by the window. Really simple, I know, but I like the light hitting his face and the negative space.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image favourite

Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?

Only to see how far I can go.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 20

What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?

Drive and ambition and a lot of it.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 21

Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?

A few, I tend not to focus too much on other peoples work. Although I'm enjoying viewing Gabe McClintock's work at the moment.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 22

Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?

It might well still be yet to come.

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 23

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 24

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 25

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 26

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 27

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 28

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 29

Paul Santos Wedding Photography image 30

Visit Paul Santos Wedding Photography's Website  








comments powered by Disqus