ABOUT Paul Fletcher
Welcome, I'm Brighton wedding photographer Paul Fletcher and thank you for taking an interest in my work!
I'm a Brighton based photographer who's been shooting weddings full time for many years, something I absolutely love and so much so that weddings are almost all I shoot these days. I shoot all over the South East, South West and the South, but ultimately I'll travel anywhere you need me!
Weddings and me......
I guess the main reason I love shooting weddings so much is because I love meeting new people and being part of such a happy day. I love the fact that the excitement and energy drives opportunities for awesome photos and that's when the magic happens! It's like no other job because it doesn't feel like a job and it's so much fun!
And so a little about me......
I'm a family man with two gorgeous daughters and you'll often find me walking, running or cycling with them in the countryside and occasionally kayaking in the sea with them too.
Shooting weddings is so much fun, but it requires a lot of energy and focus, so I find keeping fit doing things I love not only keeps my body healthy, but my mind too!
I keep active and I'm addicted to b.......
I do lots of things to keep fit and when I'm not shooting or working in the office I'm pretty much always on the move.
My most enjoyable activity that I find incredibly addictive, is 'badminton'. I'm definitely addicted to badminton because I play for three clubs in four leagues, including my very own club I set up with a group of friends, the Brighton Valiants, I play four to five times a week and I've even managed to improve and play at county level. I hope to improve further and play for my county, Sussex, more often in the future.
How do I get my work done when I play so much badminton?
It's simple, I work afterwards, I get up early and if need be I go to bed late! I'm not only a night owl, but I'm up with the larks too!
Where does that energy come from?
I have spirit, determination and I love a challenge! I've run 3 marathons, 5 half marathons, numerous 10k's and competed in several triathlons and charity cycling events. My most challenging and satisfying event was the one I ran in February 2020, the Brighton Half Marathon. The wind was howling with 30-40mph gusts, there was driving rain and despite very little training I summoned all my strength and determination to complete the course in a respectable time. That's the kind of spirit that has kept me in business for many years and striving for greater achievements for my couples!
Who are my ideal couples?
My ideal couples are chilled and fun, don't particularly love the camera, but trust me to make any couple sessions enjoyable, and most of all they want their wedding day shot as naturally as possible.
I'm friendly and chilled, which means I can blend in with your guests, let your day flow naturally and gain access to all the best moments. It's important to me that you spend quality time with your guests, whilst I shoot the emotion and excitement around you and ultimately deliver a set of images you'll truly treasure.
When it is time for portraits we'll have fun together capturing real moments against the best backdrops and in the best light,. We'll make time for some groups too and I'll construct them in a way that shows yours and your guest's character and sense of fun. It's always an enjoyable process and my clients continue to tell me it's perfect for their chilled wedding day. You can see some of their thoughts on the Facebook page here and on my website here.
To get more of a sense of how I will fit into your day, here are a few links to explain how I go about my work to give you the very best experience. Capturing natural moments beautifully, pure documentary wedding photography and working with camera shy couples.
I'm always looking for inspiration and I never stop learning.......
With my photography I'm constantly learning, attending numerous workshops with some of the worlds best wedding photographers, attending the coolest photography conferences and putting myself and my images forward for awards. This focus keeps my work fresh and ensures every moment I capture is well executed.
You can see some of my achievements ands awards linked below.