Philippa Sian Photography
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Unobtrusive, natural and stylish story telling. Documenting honest moments with beauty and a touch of fun in London Surrey Hertfordshire & Europe.
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
My work is inspired by dreamy light, nature, and intimate moments. I use a very natural yet stylish approach in my photography which allows me to tell a story and capture people's personalities and emotions in a romantic, beautiful, authentic way. I achieve this through my unobtrusive and reportage candid style mixed with natural and stylish portraits. If you feel the same way about photographs as I do, you will understand the importance of investing in your wedding day photography. I make photographs, I don't take them. Photographing a love story is a delicate art and one that I take on with a lot of passion. I believe that wedding photography should not just be about photographing 'stages' of the day, but about telling an emotive and authentic love story. On your wedding day I spend time capturing your beautiful details, the emotion of your guests and most importantly we will spend time together crafting you a beautiful set of portraits which you make you stop and remember how beautiful you were, how beautiful your day was. When you invest in my photography, you are actually investing in ME. You are investing in what I hope to be a new friend, a wedding helper, someone who you feel you can trust, who you can depend on in the run up to the wedding, on the day and after. My most popular collection for all day coverage includes: - all day coverage (10 hours) - pre wedding engagement photo session - pre wedding consultation and timeline - Luxury USB and presentation box of 400+ fully edited images - bespoke photo viewing - UK travel - Online gallery with thank you card inserts - luxury and thoughtful services throughout! Get in touch to receive more information and my beautiful e-brochure with pricing, photos, and wedding tips!
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Philippa Lawley-Barrett
Hi there! I'm Philippa, and I'm passionate about amazing light, thoughtful details, and people who love each other.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Married in September 2015
Warm, wonderful & stunning photos
Philippa photographed our wedding a few years ago and went so far above and beyond just the photography, cannot recommend more highly
Wedding: October 2016
Philippa really did a truly exceptional job from the first...
Philippa really did a truly exceptional job from the first time we met her to the wedding day, to the day we got to see the finished product of her photo's. At all ...
Wedding: September 2016
Nothing short of perfection is what I would say about...
Nothing short of perfection is what I would say about Philippa. From our initial contact which was professional but also engaging and warm, to the preparation that she g...
Wedding: September 2016
Philippa was amazing...
Philippa was amazing, she was everywhere without being seen during the wedding ceremony and reception. She captured both us and our guests in a fantastic set of pictures...
Wedding: August 2016
Philippa was the perfect photographer for our wedding...
Philippa was the perfect photographer for our wedding- brilliant at explaining how she worked and I felt comfortable straight away especially when she helped us smile and...
Wedding: February 2016
The photos were fantastic...
The photos were fantastic, & plenty to choose from. Philippa was very sweet & professional and made everything easy. She understood exactly what we wanted &. Delivered. A...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
Harpers Bazaar, Rock My Wedding, Ruffled Blog, B Loved, Perfect Wedding
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Rock My Wedding and Little Book For Bride's Supplier, Millbridge Court Partner
Industry Awards (1)
2016 & 2017 TWIA Regional Finalist - Best Wedding Photographer in London & SE
Preferred Supplier List
What is your most memorable wedding?
My most memorable wedding are always the ones where the flowers are incredible! However, flowers and beautiful details aside, my most memorable are the ones where the bride, groom and family make me feel so welcome that I am considered a friend.... which tends to be almost all of my weddings at the moment! I'm one lucky photographer and I am getting to work with some truly gorgeous people.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, Unobtrusive, Stylish, Relaxed, Storytelling
What about your business are you most proud of?
My luxury, personal and thoughtful service. I truly believe that the little things matter, as well as creating beautiful memories for people.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Create yourself a timeline, and tackle 1 thing at a time. It can feel overwhelming but it doesn't have to be.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
My service is luxury but also friendly and personal so it all begins in the comfort of my home at a pre-wedding consultation and ends in the same way with their photo viewing accompanied with a glass of bubbly. My couples do not book me and never hear from me until the wedding day; I am with them every step of the way, creating a beautiful and luxury service for them which is why I take on a limited number of weddings a year to ensure each and everyone receives a quality experience. Many of my brides end up being friends, and for me building a relationship and taking the time to get to know my couples is what's truly important, not only for their experience but it allows them to feel completely comfortable on their wedding day when having their photo taken. I can blend into the background of their wedding as a friend, rather than a stranger.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I shoot very naturally and so all moments that happen in front of me get taken. If you could only take 1 photo at a wedding, just 1 single image, then mine would be of the couple walking down the aisle together as a newly married couple.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Positive outlooks and happy smiles. Rain NEVER ruins a wedding and suppliers will work flexibly to your needs and you can still get beautiful photographs.
Describe how you got into photography.
I simply loved taking photos of every memory and printing them out in albums! I was known for having a camera (albeit non-professional at the time) with me and simply loved documenting life as it went by. When I got to an age where i began attending weddings, the obsession grew and lots of my photos i took as a guest (again on a non-professional camera) would be the ones friends would choose to frame in their homes... so it got me thinking, I could actually do this?! I sat in the garden with my family on a summers evening, made a 5 year plan on how to make my passion a reality, and now, as they say, the rest is history....