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Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex.

We could not be more delighted with our wedding photos, and our completed album is simply stunning!

Prior to our wedding we found Paul to be professional, informative and efficient, just what we needed. On the day, Paul was also very calming and managed to get hundreds of fantastic shots, without any fuss.

Two of our friends have already booked Paul’s Studio for their wedding after seeing our album; I can not recommend them highly enough. First class service and product, thank you!

Sally & David

Newland Hall & St. John the Baptist Church, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex.

Photography was a really important part of our wedding planning. After the cake has been eaten, the dress has been cleaned and the flowers have wilted what’s left are memories and photographs. Photographs to us are art, history and tell our “story”, so our memories line the walls of our home, our desks and our bookshelves and always make us smile. So it was crucial that we picked a photographer that could help us continue the tale.

We researched probably hundreds of photographers, and shortlisted three. In the end we picked Paul’s Studios as they could deliver the pictures and the look that we wanted within our budget plus a few extras as well. The engagement shoot was a great way to decide on our style and what we were comfortable with and the pre-wedding meeting was helpful in defining what mattered the most to us – unusual and contemporary shots, some “traditional” for the family, reportage pictures that told the wedding story for our future generations and us getting on with having fun without posing for hours. And that’s what we did. We were so pleased with the pictures, the service and dedication to the cause of taking the perfect picture (cue a Toastmaster driving in and out in a Mini Cooper to add just the “right” hint of light to an evening shot) and got over a thousand fabulous photographs without us having to spend the whole day posing and missing out on the fun!

The only complaint would be that the pictures were so good it was so hard to pick only a 100 for the album!

Thanks for everything!

Victoria & Nick

Channels Golf Club, Chelmsford, Essex.

We were recommended Paul’s Studio by a friend and can say we were not disappointed with the level of professionalism we received.

We had an engagement shoot a few months before the wedding, this really put us at ease and it was great to get to know Paul before the big day!

We got married on 26th March 2011 at Channels Golf Club, Paul put everyone at ease straight away and was very friendly and professional throughout the day. Lots of our guests commented on how good he was at getting everyone organised for the shots he needed!

We recently received our Graphi album and are so pleased with the final results, it exceeded our expectations.

I have recommended Paul’s Studio to friends since our wedding and will continue to do so.

Thank you to Paul and the team for giving us such beautiful photos to remember our day.

Ayesha & Gary

Spains Hall, Finchingfield, Essex.

We didn’t hesitate to use Paul’s Studio for our wedding photography having seen the amazing job he’d done at our friends wedding and we weren’t disappointed.

Paul had some great ideas and was brilliant with his directions for poses. Stacy captured some really lovely relaxed shots of our guests and between the two of them they captured everything our day was about with some traditional and some fun pictures.

We haven’t stopped looking at them since we collected our album and have had nothing but praise by those who have viewed it!

Ashley & Alex

The Lawn, Rochford, Essex.

Paul’s Studio impressed us from the start of our search for the photographer for our Civil Partnership at the Lawn on 17th April 2012. Friendly and professional, they genuinely cared about our big day, making us feel really comfortable every time we visited them to plan everything. Being a same-sex couples that was really important to us.

Andrea did our pre-wedding photo-shoot, which was a great added extra in the package, and great fun too. It really helped us get used to the camera and we loved the photo’s that were taken.

Paul and Gemma were our photographers on the day, and we can honestly say they were great. Not only did they take some beautiful photographs, so we have great memories of our special day, but we barely noticed they were there most of the time. Exactly what we wanted.

The photos were so good we struggled to choose which ones we wanted in our album, which is a great record of a wonderful day. One we will treasure forever.

Thank you to everyone at Paul’s Studio for helping to make our day perfect.

Lorna & Nicola

Orsett Hall, Essex.

Paul’s studio was really good, they helped us to find the right photos and album we wanted. We had Mel take our photos on the day she was great, she knew what we wanted and made sure she got the right shots. When we got out wedding album we loved it. It was just what we thought it would be and everyone comments on how lovely it is. Thank you very much to you all.

Nikita & Mitchel

Ivy Hill Hotel, Essex.

We met Mel at a wedding fayre and straight away I knew she was the right photographer for our special day. Approachable and on my level, so knew we would get along and I would feel comfortable with her taking our photographs.

She certainly didn’t disappoint! I can honestly say I love every single photo that was taken and Mel’s attention to detail and accuracy was perfect, making each photo as amazing as the last.

Our guests were not left waiting too long, and Mel made sure everyone was where they needed to be which made our life a lot easier! I loved that she took photographs of our table centre pieces and table decorations, as with everything else going on, I had forgotten what they looked like!

Our album is beautiful, a memory that every couple should cherish forever, and without all the hard work put in by Paul’s Studio’s, we certainly have that.

Thank you so much for making our day exactly what we wanted it to be.

Rebecca & Paul

Friern Manor, Lower Dunton, Brentwood, Essex.

From our first meeting at Paul’s Studio we were impressed with the quality of the service and the excellent albums on display. In the lead up to the wedding, we discussed requirements and the running of the day which made us feel confident on the day itself – especially important as neither of us are naturals in front of the camera!

On the wedding day, Paul and Helena were great, capturing a variety of shots from posed and traditional photos to more natural images that showed the details of our day. Paul and Helena were definitely a welcome addition to our wedding and ensured the taking of photos fitted in smoothly to the day. When we received our album, we were impressed with the quality and finish. Friends and family have since commented on all of our beautiful photos and on how well they capture the spirit of our day. We will definitely be recommending Paul’s Studio to friends and family – thank you Paul and Helena!

Jessica & James

Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, London.

We really love our wedding photos. It was really important to us to have some beautiful photos of the day- but we also wanted to avoid any of our guests having to wait around for too long, or missing out on much of the celebrations. I felt Mel completely understood this. She had a great non-fuss approach, confidently and politely directing our guests to get the best shot, and the photographs themselves were beautiful. She managed to find some fantastic locations around our venue and worked incredibly quickly to turn things around.

Sonja & Chris

Newlands Hall, Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex.

After attending a friend’s wedding in 2009 we noticed how good the photographer Stacy was and we were given the link to view the professional wedding photos. We were very impressed and decided to go with Paul’s Studios for our own wedding at St Michaels and All Angels and Newland Hall on 6th Aug 2011. We had Paul as photographer and we could not recommend him highly enough! He produced the most beautiful pictures and managed to capture the essence of the day in a way we could not have imagined. Our album is absolutely exquisite and we recommend that you definitely go for the Graphi Studio storybook type. Even though this option is quite expensive, they are such good quality and such a lovely thing to have as a keepsake of the day, definitely worth the extra!

Five Lakes, Colchester, Essex.

I would like to thank Pauls Studios for all their help in making our wedding day so special.

Before our wedding day, we had a consultation and a complimentary pre-wedding photo shoot. During which we discussed with Paul the sort of poses that would be taken on the day We were really grateful to have this as it completely eased our minds and we knew what to expect.

On the day of the wedding, Paul remained professional and calming throughout (he even had a backup plan in case it rained!) The quality of the photos are absolutely beautiful, very flattering and we had a nice selection taken both at the church and our reception venue (Five Lakes).

All in all, not only was the service excellent up to and on the day, the after sales service was fantastic and the staff are incredibly kind & helpful.

Ayesha & Gary

Rochford Hotel, Essex.

From our engagement shoot to our wedding day photographs, our photographs were exceptional. Paul took our photographs on our wedding day and was professional, efficient and courteous from start to finish and made us both feel at ease. We loved all of the photo’s so much that it was hard to make a decision for our album! We would like to say a great big thank you for Paul and his staff who provided us with a first class service and would recommend Pauls Studio to anyone wanting fantastic photographs for one of the most memorable days of your life, you really won’t be disappointed.

Juliette & Graham

Boreham House, Chelmsford, Essex.

Just wanted to let you know we decided to stay home yesterday to receive the albums and it was totally worth it. We absolutely love them and the parents albums look so much better than I was expecting!!

I can honestly say this whole experience working with Paul’s studios was fantastic. The photos are amazing, the day went smoothly and everyone has commented on how wonderfully the photographs captured the day. My sister-in-law who has been to 12 weddings this year said that Paul and Helena were definitely the best photographers and the nicest photos that she has seen out of all of them. She is even to keen to use you when she gets married (but that won’t be for a few years).

Anyway huge thank you’s to all of you again.

Abi & John

The Lawn, Rochford, Essex.

I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to Paul who did our wedding photography on the 12th of September this year at the Lawn in Rochford.

We had heard so much about Paul’s Studio before booking you and we had also seen some absolutely stunning photography on your website and blog so we had no doubt we were choosing the best!

On the wedding day, Paul made it so much fun and captured a lovely variety of shots from very artistic posed shots to more natural and spontaneous and amazing close up detail. .

Thanks to Paul, I have some of the best photos of me and my husband and all my friends and family are raving about our beautiful photos.

I would highly recommend Paul’s Studio to anyone who appreciates great photography and wants to beautifully capture the memories of a special day.

Thank you again Paul for making our day perfect!

Stockbrook Manor, Billericay, Essex.

We chose Paul’s Studio after being recommended by a family member and we weren’t disappointed. We loved the fact that the wedding package included the engagement photo shoot, it’s a nice extra that no other photographers we had come across did.

We got married on 21 May 2011 at Stock Brook Manor and we had Mel as our photographer. She did a wonderful job and was very patient when things got stressful and busy whilst we were getting ready. She was also great a making sure we got all the pre-discussed shots and also some fantastic shots of us alone that we are really happy with.

We were really happy with our proof book, it is great quality and a brilliant way to show people all our photographs, and again a lovely extra that is included in the package. We were really happy with our enlargement photographs and the album, we even purchased the disc with all our images as we loved them all so much. We will always look back at our photographs with happy memories.

We have already recommended Paul’s Studio to several people, one of whom has already used them for their wedding.

Thanks to Mel, Paul and the team.

Natalie & Ben

Crondon Park, Billericay, Essex.

We were recommended Paul’s Studio by a friend and I cannot express how professional they are. When we visited the studio we met Paul and the team and was immediately pleased and felt comfortable with their help and guidance on which package to choose.

We had our engagement shoot at the studio a month before our wedding day which was a great experience and fun. When we saw the pictures we ended up buying quite a few as they all were so lovely.

We got married at Crondon Park Golf and Country Club on 19 March 2011. Paul and his assistant turned up promptly and made us all feel very relaxed and comfortable in front of the lense.

Our proof book is fantastic and when we received our Graphi design album we just couldn’t believe how stunning it was and the quality is first class. All our family and friends have said it’s the best album they have seen!

I would certainly recommend Paul’s Studio without hesitation as all the photographs taken are beautiful.

Thank you so very much, we couldn’t have picked a better photographer.

Louise & Michael

Newland Hall, Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex.

Paul’s Studio was recommended to us by our wedding venue and they did not disappoint. They were extremely helpful from the moment we walked into their studio and it was clearly a professional outlet. We had two photographers with Paul being the main photographer. Both helped to make the day fun and captured some wonderful moments. Neither myself nor my husband are natural in front of the camera but both photographers made it easy and enjoyable for all the photos to be taken and there are some very good photos as an end result. After our wedding we were able to sit down with a complementary book that was given to us which really helped to make the right choices when it came to choosing photos for our book. We opted for the Graphi pack and are really pleased with the end result, with friends and family commenting on how well the photos fit together compared to a traditional album.

Already, we have recommended Paul’s studio to friends and family for their events and wouldn’t hesitate in going back to Pauls Studio in the future.

We got married at Newlands Hall, Roxwell on the 5th June 2010. It was the best day of our lives and we are thankful we had Paul and the team to help preserve those memories.

Lauren & Graeme

Cooling Castle Barn, Kent.

We chose Paul’s Studio for our wedding photography after being very impressed with the wedding album Paul had done for our friends the year before. We also loved the proof book – we hadn’t seen one of such good quality before.

On our wedding day, Mel was both very friendly and helped to keep everything moving. They managed to get some great shots in a variety of different settings around the castle – even managing to get my dress into the poppy field for some beautiful photos. We’re so glad we chose to have 2 photographers as the reportage photos really helped to capture the day.

It took us a really long time to choose the photos for our album because we had so many that we loved! We’re really pleased with the quality of the album and the photos are simply stunning.

A massive thank you to Mel, and the rest of the team for giving us such a beautiful memento of the day!

Roslin Hotel, Southend on Sea, Essex.

The name of our photographer was Melanie, venue at St Marys and afterwards at the Roslyn, date 18th September 2010 – weather sunny but cold

We had been recommended to use Pauls Studio for our forthcoming marriage.

We were both impressed by the professionalism shown at all levels, from the initial booking, the actual day itself and the after sales care that we received – nothing appeared to be too much trouble in seeing that their clients wishes were fulfilled.

We would certainly recommend Pauls Studio, professional wedding photos for Essex.

A big thank you to all.

Jennie & Alan

Newland Hall, Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex

Paul is an extremely talented photographer and we are delighted with our wedding photos.

On the day, Paul was organised, polite and attentive. He captured some wonderful personal moments and he organised group photographs efficiently. Our guests remarked on how professional he was.

We were absolutely spoilt for choice when it came to picking which photos to put in our album. We are therefore grateful to Jasmine for being so patient and helpful whilst designing our Queensbury album.

We highly recommend Pauls Studio, and thank you Paul and Jasmine for helping to make our wedding so special.

Samantha & Sam

Wedding Venue: Mangapp Manor, Essex.

Paul himself was our photographer for our wedding day on 8th August 2009 and both Paul and the staff at Pauls Studios have provided an absolutely fantastic service! Paul was so polite, organized, flexible and professional throughout the whole of our wedding day and made everyone feel very comfortable and relaxed which is very important. On the morning of the wedding, I was very stressed as I was running behind schedule. However, Paul was great and helped to keep us all calm!!

We had a large number of guests at our wedding and Paul was great at organising everyone for the group shots etc and with no fuss or bother at all. In fact, several of our guests have commented on his efficiency and organisation throughout the day.

We are so happy with all of the photos taken on the day and feel that the photos really capture our special day perfectly. We discussed and explained the style that we wanted with Paul beforehand and he did exactly as we asked. I must also mention that the photo’s were all available to view on the Pauls Studios website extremely quickly after the wedding day and any orders that have been made by us and our relatives have been sent out to them almost immediately.

We are really grateful to Pauls Studios for everything and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who was getting married- both their pre-sale and post-sale service has been absolutely excellent all the way through and they have been a pleasure to deal with.

Kylie & Tom

Spains Hall, Finchingfield, Essex.

We are so pleased with our photos and would like to thank Paul and Melanie for their hard work. We had a great mix of traditional and reportage shots which captured the day perfectly – we look forward to seeing these in our album.

It was lovely having Melanie there in the evening to capture the speeches, cutting of the cake and the first dance.

We have had many compliments on our photos and one of our friends has already booked Pauls Studio for her wedding next year!

Claire & Denny

Rochford Hotel, Rochford, Essex.

Thank you so much for helping make our day so special! It was great to have you there from the beginning of the day to the end, starting with doing an amazing job on hair and makeup for me and my 6 bridesmaids!!! Through to even capturing some of the evening fun, including our first dance! You are so professional and such great fun to have around for the day… Making the whole thing so relaxed for everyone. We have some really fun shots, which I absolutely LOVE… like the ‘squashing’ shot, and the walking ones.. where you have managed to catch people looking so naturally happy with big grins on their faces! 🙂 You managed to get everyone organised so well.

It was also great to have Graeme there taking the reportage photos, this meant that we really did get every moment! It was so nice to be able to see some pics of the men all getting ready, and Rich getting picked up in his surprise wedding car. We have really lovely natural pictures too, where our guests didn’t even know they were being caught on camera.

You really were a great fun duo to have with us for the day and we have so many amazing pictures. You did such a great job of capturing every happy moment, so thank you again!

Lisa & Rick

Maison Talbooth, Colchester, Essex.

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so memorable. Your creative eye caught moments I was unaware of and now thanks to you I will have these to cherish.

Your professionalism and friendliness helped us and our guests to relax and brought smiles to all our faces….(even my mum’s who hates having her photo taken).

It was great to have you there from beginning to end!

We have recommended you to all our friends…. so see you at the next wedding!

Hayley & Ian

Gaynes Park, Epping, Essex.

We couldn’t be more thrilled, not only with the finished result, but with the whole experience we received from Pauls Studio. We chose to have two photographers, Paul on the formal shots and Jasmine for a reportage package. The day was captured in a variety of styles and moments we may have missed have now been framed forever. The venue, Gaynes Park, was the perfect backdrop and Paul and Jasmine worked so well to have fun with the photos and involve all the guests. The team was friendly, professional and communicative from start to finish. Extras such as the engagement shoot and beautifully presented proof book were all added bonuses.

We can’t thank you enough for helping to make our day perfect and capturing all the memories, thank you!

Esther & Rob

Porters, Southend, Essex.

Thank you for making our day so special and stress free. It was lovely to have a photographer who was relaxed and who wasn’t pushy. I had a few requests which were probably beyond the call of duty but you did these without question or hesitation. We are very pleased with our photographs. Thank you once again.

Shair & James

Mountains Country House, Hildenborough.

We both wanted to say a massive thank you to Paul for all the hard work which he put into completing our Wedding Album. Everyone whom we have showed it to is in love with all of the beautiful images and the style as much as we are!

We recommend that you use Pauls Studio if you want amazing photos and a once in a lifetime album to keep for always. We cannot thank you enough!

Lisa & Giancarlo

Ivy Hill, Chelmsford, Essex

My husband and I were delighted with the services of our photographer, Mel. She was a pleasure to have with us on our special day and the photographs she took were amazing.

We were very pleased with our posed photographs with family and friends but were especially pleased with the photographs which captured people naturally. There were so many wonderful photographs; we had difficulty deciding which ones to include in our album.

Mel was very well organised and worked hard all day to ensure our photos were perfect.

Amy & Troy