Chris Giles Photography

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Chris shoots honest, moment driven photos. He's been recently classed as one of the top 3 wedding photographers in the UK by Bridebook and one of the top 10 by the Evening Standard.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1795
Details

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Traditional / Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Images on DVD
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
Chris understands that there isn't any specific style that fits a wedding so shoots a fusion of all styles. What this means is that while he mostly shoots in an informal, storytelling way he understands that details need to be covered and presented a certain way your family groupings need to be shot differently. Chris is also excellent in low light and covering the dancefloor later in the day. He also understands that getting great photos of you both shouldn't involve being an hour away from your guests. Services Offered The level of cover offered ranges between half-day, full-day or until very late and images are usually supplied digitally with wedding albums and parent books available to purchase as requested. The minimum number of images edited and delivered is 500 but there is no limit and there will always be a higher number given.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(28)
Claire & Simon
Married in December 2020
December 2020
Wow! Wow! Wow!
What can I say but WOW. Wow, wow, wow WOW!! And that’s before I even get to those wonderful pictures! Let me gush a little first. Bear with as it might get cringe worthy! It’s really hard to put into words our ‘Chris Giles Photography’ experience as it's been hard to find the words to express the love and gratitude we feel because he's not just a man with a camera. He's been a wedding guru, a friend, a giver of advice and a really, another member of the family for the last two years. With every phone call, meeting, email or Facebook post his passion for photography, his clients, and weddings in general is obvious. As soon as Chris came to our little flat we knew he was our photographer. Put simply, he just got US. Our approach, our style and our thinking. I was so excited after that first meeting that I cancelled other appointments and dismissed all other quotes. On the day he was pure magic. I don’t know how he managed to be everywhere but at the same time be such a calming and reassuring presence. Everyone has commented that he was more than a photographer and more like a guest, even running after the unruly children. That is a quality money cannot buy! Now – onto the photo’s themselves. Perfection. Each and every one captures the emotion, the fun and overall wonder of the day and are a beautiful snapshot of the whole experience. I knew after the engagement shoot they would be brilliant, but they were more than we could ever have hoped for. Thank you Chris. Thank you for being everything we wanted and much, much MUCH more. All our love Clare & Simon – the Ambroses
Hannah
Married in December 2019
December 2020
A bit overdue, sorry!
Far too late in doing this but Chris was our photographer for our 2019 NYE wedding. He was fantastic. When people say the wedding day goes by in a blur they certainly aren't lying. I don't remember many of the photo's being taken - but that's what is so beautiful about them. They 100% tell the story of our day. The fact I'm still finding favourite photos now... 8 months later (!) and it's been almost impossible to know what to frame, really is a testament to Chris. I'm also SO glad I had a photographer who squeezed in photos when he could but let us be totally present in our wedding day and enjoy the party (a real concern of mine!) however absolutely didn't compromise on quality.
Kimberley
Married in October 2019
December 2020
Good with horses :)
I contacted Chris after looking at an example of his wedding album displayed at my chosen venue. The work was head and shoulders above anything else I had seen. It was classy, relaxed and emotional. Chris is not your stereotypical photographer! He is bubbly, personable and wise. He knows what works without shouting about it! He was discreet on the day as well as making a great impression with my guests who adored him. I've lost count the amount of compliments we have received for Chris. And then came the photos...WOW! They tell a story. From the tiniest detail within architecture and using wedding shoes creatively, to capturing secret glances and laughter. Our wedding shots are like no other. We didn't want or need endless static formals, instead snapshots of the day how we have it in our memories. So a massive thank you to Chris and Adam for everything, you were a perfect choice for our perfect day!
Izzy and Alex
Married in May 2019
December 2020
Dear Chris
Where do we start? We wanted to send you a few words to thank you SO MUCH for everything you did on Saturday. As you probably noticed, we had the best day ever, ever, ever. We're still just about floating back to earth now but Ireland has been lush and super chilled so far so it's a soft landing. You were everything we could have hoped for and more on the day. So many people have asked us whether you were our friend or how we knew you already - people thought you were part of the entertainment and my mum absolutely loved you. Not only did you work your arse off all day, you enhanced the day for both the guests and for us. We felt totally looked after and supported by you throughout. We had no idea we'd get to see the pictures so quickly. They are absolutely incredible AND there are just so many. We keep going through them and it feels like there is something different every time we look at them. It's like the gift that keeps on giving! I can't begin to thank you enough. So many details you picked up on but it feels like you captured our guests, us and the day itself perfectly. We keep laughing whenever we spot something different. (Also, you took pictures of my cat who is (other than Alex) the ultimate love of my life and that makes me SO HAPPY!). All the blissed out love, Izzi and Alex xxx
Hannah
Married in August 2018
December 2020
Review
Chris made us feel so relaxed and at ease. He made all the group pictures such fun (when they can become a bit of a drag!) that all our guests loved him! Not only did he capture great memories for us but we felt that he was our own PA on the day as he were always on hand with what was going to happen next. We're so thankful for having him as part of our day!
Fee & Simon
Married in June 2018
December 2020
Dear Chris
Dear Chris, Fee & I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work in producing the most superb collection of photographs for our wedding day. We are both simply amazed at the consistently high quality you achieved, despite the tricky autumn light conditions, and feel so lucky to have had your talents on hand to capture the atmosphere of the day so perfectly. We simply could not be any happier with the results! From the moment we first met you, and despite our nerves and natural camera shyness, you really did put both of us totally at ease and gave us a huge amount of trust in your work. It was such a pleasure, particularly, to have your support, kind words and discrete presence throughout the day. We would like also to pass on that we\'ve had so many positive comments about you from our guests, all of whom have been equally impressed with the results. It was a real pleasure briefly getting to know you and a great privilege to share our day with you. We simply cannot recommend you highly enough and we do wish you every success with all your future projects. With very best wishes, Fee & Simon
Location & Contact Details

Address

Lancing, West Sussex, England

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Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (4)

One of the Top 50 Photographers in the UK- GoHen
One of the World's best Wedding Photographer - Smashing the Glass
One of the Top 10 Wedding Photograhpers covering London - The Evening Standard
One of the Top 3 Wedding Photographers in the UK - Bridebook
FAQ
(5)

What is your most memorable wedding?

There's too many to choose from, I can't answer that :D

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative, relaxed and fun with a nod to the traditional.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I love that 12 years in I'm still enjoying every wedding I shoot. The right couples always seem to find me and it's easy to give 110% to them.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Ask your suppliers for advice. For most couples it's their first time walking down the aisle but a good supplier gets married 50 times a year. They know so much more about what works, what doesn't and what can go wrong!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

NOt so much a personal touch, but a silent disco offers so much more than anyone expects!