Alex & Grace: ” Despite our initial nervousness about our engagement shoot, Phil immediately made us feel comfortable and encouraged us to be true to ourselves. We love how natural and fun the photos look! Phil also went the extra mile both figuratively and literally, as he discovered nearby locations that provided contrast to our woodland location, meaning we had a greater variety in settings for our photos. We had so much fun, and would happily recommend Phil to anyone! ”
Rachel and Andrew: “Just wanted to say how happy we are with our wedding photos – we would defiantly recommend Phil Hearing. He is very professional and we love how the photos are all so natural – just what we wanted :) He has captured every person at the wedding and has captioned every moment.. Thanks again Phil! Love Rachel and Andrew :) ”
Katie & Iain: “We are so pleased that Phil took the photos of our wedding. He was everything we wanted, yet didn’t realise we needed, in a wedding photographer. Phil is confident, assertive, friendly and great with grannies and children alike! He put the whole wedding party at ease with his relaxed and very approachable style. Phil’s smart appearance helped him to blend in with our guests leading to some fabulously candid shots. We are truly delighted with the photos which we are sure we will enjoy for many years of married life to come.”
Alice & Eric: “We asked Phil Hearing to take some engagement shots for us to commemorate our time in London as we will be getting married back home in New Zealand. I found Phil’s website whilst surfing the net and really liked his approach and style to taking photos that are natural and ‘in the moment’, as opposed to lots of different pre-determined poses. Phil was engaged throughout the process – from the beginning with me asking lots of questions and verifying details, then being very friendly and relaxed during the photo shoot (which also helped ease our nervousness), to a quick turnaround of the photos being posted on the blog and proofing website. Phil captured the iconic London landmarks and our love for one another very well. His photos are very professional and creative and I can’t wait to share them with my family and friends!”
Bryony & James: “We hired Phil hearing photography for our wedding and could not have been more pleased with the service and pictures we received. He went above and beyond our expectations; providing a calm and relaxed set of photographs that truly captured the love and friendship that was so prominent that day. All the guests were included and there was no awkwardness in the pictures or pushiness in the way they were taken. Overall I would say our day was made easier and our emotions/memories were perfectly captured by Phil hearing photography.”
Nathan & Naomi: “We approached Phil for our photos because his style was so appealing; natural and beautiful, and he has proved exactly that with our wedding photos, they’re lovely! He managed to capture the atmosphere of the day, and everyone’s personalities shone through in the pictures. What’s more is that he was great to have around as he was so nice and had a really calming influence.”
Emily & Nick: “Our wedding took place in December. The sunlight faded quickly, the weather was cold and a bit drizzly at times… yet Phil has successfully captured the warmth and spirit that we all felt that day, in images that are bright and expressive. They are the perfect reflection of our wonderful day that we will always enjoy looking back at. Phil and his assistant didn’t miss a single face, and they caught some delightfully uplifting, cheeky, and romantic moments as our guests threw themselves into our celebration.
A wedding is a very public event, but one that is characterised by its intimacy and detail. Phil Hearing can be trusted to beautifully capture the show-stopping parts of the day without missing the quiet subtleties of the occasion. In his work Phil manages to portray the essence of conversations, expressions and shared moments – without ever causing you or your guests to feel self-conscious or pressured. His methods are reassuringly subtle – with an end result that is creative, confident, and professionally put together.
Phil, thank you! We won’t hesitate to recommend you!”
Lynsey & David: “Phil was absolutely fantastic. His relaxed and natural style was just what we were looking for. It enabled us to enjoy our day as much as we did. The photos that he has taken has captured the whole day perfectly, and it was lovely looking through them, reliving our day! Looking back at the photos, Phil always managed to capture the right moment! He never missed a trick!! All our friends and family have commented what a professional and brilliant photographer we had and we will always highly recommend him to anyone! Thank you so much for our fantastic memories we can now keep”
Rose & Colin: “Phil said before the wedding that, on the day, we would hardly realise he was there – and we still don’t know how he managed to do such a stunning job and capture so much of the day in such a grand way while keeping such a low profile! He shot so many “secret” moments and details – but also had good banter with us and the guests, putting everyone at ease. Every time we look through the pictures we see something else that makes us smile, he captured the essence of he day – and the location – perfectly. Fantastic photos, thanks Phil!”
Polly & Martin: “We are so pleased with the photos Phil has done for our wedding. He managed to capture the amazing atmosphere of the day and we got to see parts of it that we didn’t even know had happened. Most of the time we didn’t even notice that he was taking photos, which has resulted in some great natural shots. Thank you so much Phil for doing a fantastic job at recording the best day of our lives.”
John & Hannah: “Having seen Phil’s previous work, we were really excited and eager to go on our engagement photo shoot!! Phil is very relaxed and quickly put us at ease in front of the camera! Phil has a wonderfully creative eye and captured the best of us both, in a very natural way. We were really delighted with the photos we had from the shoot, as they were not only great shots of us, but Phil also worked in the landscape really artistically. Having enjoyed such a great shoot, we are very much looking forward to having him as our wedding photographer, and know that we will have many great memories to look back on. Thank you so much Phil!”
Michelle & Henry: “We wanted a series of images that told the complete story of our wedding and that is exactly what we received. Phil was with us for the whole day, yet his presence was almost un-noticeable as he quietly looked for natural, informal compositions amongst our family and friends as they shared our special day. Photography during the church service was done with understanding and respect and the formal group photographs were taken with the minimum of fuss. Even subjects like getting ready, the bouquets and flowers, our wedding rings, the food and the late night dancing did not escape his lens! Phil is to be recommended for his very effective, natural style of documentary wedding photography and the photographs we now have are a true testament to his skill.”
William & Rebecca: “Phil was our photographer for our wedding. We were very keen for Phil to be our wedding photographer after seeing his work at a previous family wedding and were delighted to find he was free on our wedding date. Phil makes imaginative use of the natural surrounds to create beautiful pictures. We were both quite nervous on the day of our wedding so Phil’s unobtrusive style really suited us – we only really noticed that he was there during the formals and had a really good laugh whilst doing the ‘couple’ shots! The more we look at our photos, the more we love them. Phil managed to capture the spirit of the day on film, including some memorable moments and a few things that we missed and now want to ask our friends about!”
Stephen & Hannah: “Myself and my now husband Steve, were recommended by another couple who had previously used Phil for their wedding photography. Phil’s style was just what we were looking for – relaxed, yet capturing the magic of the day – and still getting in those key family photos.
Phil arrived for pre wedding photos nice and early with myself and my bridesmaids and was able to capture the mornings events, moving on to the church and then on to the venue where he stayed well into the night capturing my guests enjoying themselves on the dance floor. As a Bride & Groom there are lots of elements on the day that you don’t get to see, due to being pulled in every direction by some one that wants to congratulate you!
I cannot express my delight enough in receiving the photos from Phil, he had captured every moment perfectly – all the moments that we as a couple and independently we didn’t get to see. Looking at the photos was like reliving the day all over and brought back all the joy and emotion. I believe Phil to be unique in his photography, he is a true story teller in his photos. As an individual, Phil is a personable yet professional individual and very discreet – throughout the day I didn’t even know that he was there snapping away which relieved all self-consciousness. From inception through to delivery Phil went above and beyond to ensure that my day was perfect. Planning a wedding over 100 miles away was quite stressful at times, However Phil made the whole process a dream – organising Skype meetings to ease our travel pains. For any couple or anyone looking for a photographer who goes the extra mile to make your day special and a story that can be re told time and time again through pictures – I cannot speak highly enough of Phil! Thanks again for everything! We would use again in the future!”
Coralie & Ross: “After viewing some of Phil’s photographs online we knew straight away that we would like him as our wedding photographer. His style is unique and captures every moment perfectly. He is unobtrusive, friendly and willing to go the extra mile to capture the whole day! Phil manages to be there for every important moment and amazingly manages to do so without being noticed. We love his natural style but he was also willing to do a few particular posed photographs that we asked for. We thank Phil very much for providing amazing photographs of our special day that we will cherish and treasure forever.“
Chloe & James: “Phil made us and our guests feel really comfortable and the results are amazing… More than one person has commented on how they didn’t even notice the photographer during the day as he was so good at blending into the background whilst taking brilliant photos that captured our day. We would recommend Phil to anyone, he was ace. We’d like to thank him for truly capturing our special day, taking an interest in making our photos personal to us and the natural feel of the images. We cannot wait to share them with our friends and family!”
Rhys and Anna: “Thank you so much Phil for our beautiful wedding photos. We love the organic feel of each picture, and the way you have been so careful in capturing the atmosphere and beautiful scenery of our wedding weekend. We think you are brilliant and will continue to highly recommend your excellent services.”
Becky & Pat “We are so pleased with them! Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job with our photos! You were so professional on the day and went above and beyond what we hoped for from the images. Your relaxed approach was contagious and it put everyone at ease, especially when we were doing the formal photographs. We can’t thank you enough for capturing our day so perfectly.”
Heather & James: “The photos have captured the spirit of the wedding and have managed to catch moments which we had forgotten about. With Phil every detail was noticed without having to be pointed out by members of the wedding party.
I didn’t want to have too many formals and instead wanted to enjoy my day without thinking about posing too much or gathering together the right people, instead Phil managed to take on the atmosphere and tell a story with the photos he took.
On the day I hardly noticed that Phil was there, he took the few formals I asked and then stood back and captured the relationships and atmosphere from behind a lens. We had fifteen minutes just as bride and groom and Phil managed to take a number of photos that show the enjoyment and excitement from both of us, without us holding cheesy poses or feeling uncomfortable.
The photos that he produced are unbelievable, we feel like we are reliving our day when we see them. I would advise everyone to have a Phil at their wedding. Thanks so much!!”
Chloe & James: “Phil made us and our guests feel really comfortable and the results are amazing… More than one person has commented on how they didn’t even notice the photographer during the day as he was so good at blending into the background whilst taking brilliant photos that captured our day.
We would recommend Phil to anyone, he was ace. We’d like to thank him for truly capturing our special day, taking an interest in making our photos personal to us and the natural feel of the images. We cannot wait to share them with our friends and family!”
Elliot & Gillian “Phil was absolutely fantastic. As a photographer he was very professional and went above and beyond his duty to ensure the day and all its details were documented. As an artist, his work is outstanding. His natural style means the pictures are incredibly enjoyable to look at but also tell the story of the day with a marvelous ease. On our day, Phil couldn’t have been any better. We are really pleased with his work and would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a friendly, professional and creative photographer. Thank you Phil, we are so glad you were our photographer”
Emily & Mike: “We would really like to thank Phil Hearing for capturing our special day so beautifully! He was so professional and lots of our guests commented on his friendly manner, being great with guests from 96 years old to 3! He was really happy to take shots we and other family requested and took so many beautiful shots which captured the happy environment and the little details which we would have missed in all the chaos! Phil was so unobtrusive and he captured loads of natural shots of us and others as well as some great formals. He sorted all the photos for us to view within a really short time and we were ‘buzzing’ going through them all over and over again. We can’t speak highly enough of the high quality service we received and recommend Phil Hearing to anyone!”
Sarah & Jonathan: “Fantastic photography by Phil Hearing, He has captured every moment and more. His style is contemporary and subtle, you. You don’t even know he is there, he is professional and the wedding photographs are fantastic, It makes our wedding day more memorable having such fantastic memories Captured. Brilliant photographs and memories we would definitely recommend him.”
Rachel & Daniel “I couldn’t believe our luck when I was emailed advising that I had won a Engagement photo-shoot with Phil Hearing Photography. We were both so excited we arranged the date and it flew by so fast, we met Phil outside the front of Lincoln Cathedral and he put us straight at ease as we were both nervous and didn’t know what to expect, we had such a good time having these photos taken and the different artistic ways were very creative by Phil, it made Daniel and myself fall in love all over again and Phil captured it amazingly and it told a story at the same time. We were amazed how quick and professionally Phil was to show us our proofs from the day, we loved them all and loved that we could view them on his website and send all the links to our family members to also view. Thank you Phil!!!”
We were so delighted when Phil said he had space in his diary to do our wedding photography in September 2012. Quite a few of our close friends had used Phil in the past and we had seen how wonderful their photos were. We did quite a lot of research into which photography we liked, and Phil’s style was absolutely perfect. He is extremely talented and managed to capture all the little details we wanted to remember about our day. It’s the little things like a smile or a glace, which happen naturally, that Phil notices and they really do show exactly what the wedding was like. Looking back at the photos, you can almost hear and feel the atmosphere. This is how good Phil is. We were honoured to have him at our wedding. Both Phil and Emily took outstanding photos and made us feel completely at ease. We would recommend Phil Hearing Photography to anyone. Thanks again Phil and Emily, you did an incredible job!
Rach and Tom: “Phil, thank you so much for an amazing collection of photos of our special day! The photos are exactly what we had hoped for – unposed and a truly honest portrayal of our wedding day. The fact that you have managed to take pictures of all our guests relaxed and enjoying themselves is so wonderful the photos really will help keep the precious memories alive for years to come.”