Martin Bell Photography

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Hi, I’m Martin and I’m a professional wedding photographer that specialises in documentary wedding photography and telling stories through my photographs.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1700
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Stay Through Speeches
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Large Group Shots
Physical Shop / Studio
Online Proofing
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums
Back-Up Equipment
Last-Minute Orders

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Artistic
Full Description
I’m a professional wedding photographer that specialises in documentary wedding photography and telling stories through my photographs. Whether you would prefer to call my style of photography documentary, reportage or even wedding photojournalism, it all amounts to the same thing – natural, uninterrupted moments to remember your special day as it happened. For me it is so important that your story is told through your wedding photographs, and that the day remains as uninterrupted as possible. My aim as a documentary wedding photographer is to record a collection of photographs which will sit alongside your memories of the day, taking you back to it every time you look at them. You will barely know I’m there, which means you can enjoy the day fully. I am very honoured to be a preferred photographer to a number of stunning venues in the South of England including Rhinefield House Hotel, Somerley House, Audleys Wood Hotel and Spitbank Fort. In 2018 I was voted the TWIA Wedding Photographer of the Year for the South Central region and in both 2018 & 2019 I was voted best wedding photographer at The Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards. All of these awards I am extremely proud of and they mean I am in a very fortunate position to be one of the best wedding photographers the South of England has to offer.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Emma Pinner
Married in August 2018
November 2018
The most amazing man for our special day
There’s so much I can say about martin but overall I will just say .... book him! Myself and my husband became quite close to Martin through our journey and the photos in which he captured one of the most important days of our lives are simply irreplaceable. They are stunning! I’m very camera shy but he made me feel so completely as ease I actual enjoyed that part. I will always recommend him highly!
Location & Contact Details

Address

8 Mays Lane, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 2ER, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Fareham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 junction 9

Nearest Train Station

Fareham

Nearest Airport

Southampton

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Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (6)

Ninedots individual image award
Ninedots individual image award
TWIA best wedding photographer for the South Central region 2018
Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards - Best wedding photographer 2018
Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards - Best wedding photographer 2019
Ninedots individual image award
FAQ
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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Documentary, Emotive, Storytelling, Creative & Fun

What about your business are you most proud of?

My nighttime photography which sets me apart from other wedding photographers

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

There are so many but there was one wedding where the Bride had created Pen and Ink drawings of venues visited by them. This was for the order of ceremony and table centre pieces.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

A photograph at night with the venue in as venues look completely different at night as opposed to during the day.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Two things, enjoy celebrating with your closest family and friends, really taking in every second. Also don't be scared to get wet as some of the best photographs I have taken have been when it has rained. It's very rare that it rains the whole day and there are always sections of the day with dry weather where we can get outside for some photographs.

Describe how you got into photography.

I used to be a professional ballet dancer and the head of marketing for the company I danced for was getting married. She loved my dance photography and knew I was training in wedding photography. She asked if I would like to photograph her wedding which was at a luxury Handpicked hotel in Yorkshire. From there the majority of my work has come from recommendations.