Tom Cullen Photography

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COVID-19 Update
I hope everyone is safe and well. I am taking bookings for 2022 and beyond, so please get in touch to arrange a no-obligation zoom/phone consultation and we can have a chat about your wedding plans. I am also now offering Micro wedding deals, so if you are looking at a smaller wedding, get in contact to have a chat. I have been vaccinated and have a COVID risk assessment in place. Love will win! Any questions get in contact. T
Capturing natural, spontaneous moments.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1250
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Online Proofing
Videography Available

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
When photographing your wedding I aim to tell the unique story of your day, capturing the natural spontaneous moments that you will look back at and treasure forever. I have a documentary style taking candid shots and working in an unobtrusive way (not the barking orders type). I work mostly with natural light and take care not to alter the ambiance you have worked so hard to create for your wedding. I am friendly, outgoing, have a good sense of humour and strive to make you and your guests feel comfortable with being in front of the camera.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tom
Congratulations on your engagement. Thanks for checking out my page! You can view more of my recent work on my website or on Facebook and Instagram. If you like my style of photography, get in touch and we can arrange to meet up and chat more about your wedding day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2017
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(11)
Jess and Joe
Married in January 2021
January 2021
He made us feel at ease...
Tom has been brilliant throughout the process of our wedding, firstly offering a trial run as me and my other half hate our photos taken, we were absolutely 100% calm after meeting him! he made us feel at ease in front of the camera which is a massive thing for us both. Communication throughout was brilliant always making sure everything was okay and if we had any requests. On the day of the wedding we couldn't have asked for a better photographer! It didn't feel like we had a photographer, more like another member of the family. He always has his finger on the trigger to take natural photos that you don't know are happening which turned out beautifully! he also has a great eye for what makes a lovely backdrop, all of our photos turned out wonderfully and we couldn't have asked for more! Highly recommend Tom as he is so clearly passionate about what he does and it shows in his work! Thank you again, we will definitely see you again for our next chapter!
Tom & Susanna
Married in July 2020
August 2020
You’ll have made the perfect choice if you go with Tom
He’s just amazing. When we first met, he’d visited our venue and checked the time of sunset for our date - I’d been out-organised (what genius to think of that?!) and we knew Tom was the one. He has been kind and professional, and has astounded us with his photography skills, producing treasured images. He did our Engagement shoot in March, our Covid-wedding in July, and we cannot wait to have him back for our celebration next year. He’s always in the right places, and he’s so calm, confident and organised. He gets on with everyone, and he was a treasured guest in our restricted 30. Tom, we cannot thank you enough. Book Tom. I promise you’ll be nothing but grateful you did, we certainly are. We can’t recommend him highly enough.
Natalie and Shaun
Married in March 2020
March 2020
Wotton House Wedding
We had our wedding on 29th Feb 2020, just before coronavirus really began to impact the UK and other countries, so luckily we managed to have our wedding with all of our guests. Tom was our photographer. He was communicative and we met up to discuss what our plan was for the day. We had a few touch points before the wedding including an unexpected one when we had to change venues at short notice! Our first venue had to close to remove a pipe but luckily we were able to find another venue on the same day. Tom was accommodating and visited the new venue to check out good spots for photographs at no charge. In his reconnaissance he was very thorough and found hidden locations that we didn’t know about. On the day he took some great shots (he has created an online gallery for us) so we can view all the photos. There were lots of great options for couple shots and we managed to do most of them during the reception drinks. He created some fun and artistic shots. He wasn’t obtrusive but still managed to capture our day and all of its moments. Tom is a friendly, relaxed, professional guy who we’d really recommend to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Also at a reasonable price with none of these ‘that’s not included in that package’ statements you might be used to hearing! He knows that each day is special and unique.
Ryan and Suzie
Married in February 2020
February 2020
We can’t praise Tom enough
We can’t recommend Tom enough! Tom is an incredibly talented and creative photographer, who was able to capture so many special moments throughout the day. He has delivered so many beautifully candid shots, our album really is like a story book and we get to relive our wedding each time we look through the photos. Tom provided exceptional customer service from the get go - he was always quick to answer any questions and kept in touch with us during the lead up to our wedding. On the day he put us both at ease with his friendly & easy going nature, it actually felt like we’d known Tom for ages! He knew exactly which shots were important for us and he really got the best photos of everyone we love. He delivered our photos so incredibly quickly and was also happy to help with any extra requests we’ve had. We can’t praise Tom enough - if you’re looking for a photographer, don’t hesitate to book Tom, you won’t regret it!
Poppy and Matthew
Married in December 2019
December 2019
Toms service was second to none
We chose Tom, after finding him in one of the many wedding magazines we received, he stuck out straight away. Toms service was second to none, meeting us at our local coffee shop to show us his previous work and to make us feel at ease on our big day. Tom took time out of his own schedule to perform a engagement shoot at our wedding venue to allow me and my wife to feel relaxed and to allow us to be able to get on with everything on the big day whilst not having to worry about the photos as Tom had everything in hand. Tom fulfilled our wishes above and beyond, helping us capture moments we would never had dreamt of. Tom was so easy going, it never really felt like he was there but still capturing over one thousand shots that are all incredible quality and gives us a great album to look through to keep the memories fresh in our minds. Tom also bought his brilliant assistant with him, to help get some candid shots, to be in two places at once and to give us some photos with different aspects. Thank you Tom, myself and Poppy cannot recommend you enough.
Samantha and Steve
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Tom provided a personal, tailored service
Tom took the photos at our wedding last year and we're so pleased that he could. We regularly look back over the photos. Tom really captured the essence of our day and they always bring back such happy memories. Tom was able to capture everyone in such a natural way. Tom provided a personal, tailored service from start to finish. Fantastic guy, amazing photos, thank you!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Maidstone, Kent, England

Travel Notes

I cover weddings across the UK and beyond

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I adore visiting the huge stunning venues full of history and detail. But my most memorable wedding was held at the couple's local pub! It was a beautiful sunny day so they enjoyed live music, afternoon tea and even their wedding speeches in the pub garden. The couple are big sci-fi fans and had chosen a Star Wars themed wedding cake. I just had to add a light saber when editing their 'cutting the cake' photos!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, fun, candid, chilled, creative

What about your business are you most proud of?

The feedback from my couples is that I am like an extra member of the family at the wedding. I see this as a big compliment as I strive to put people at ease so they are comfortable in front of the camera.

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

While planning your big day, don't forget to enjoy it! Think about what interests you as a couple and bring those details into your wedding day to make it unique to you.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I meet all couples to chat about your wedding and the photography style you like. This also gives you the opportunity to look through some albums and prints of my photos. Before your wedding day, I will visit your venue to scope out some interesting and unique shots for you. I always arrive early on the big day to get some detail shots before your guests start arriving. I capture your day in a documentary style and stay for your evening guest arrivals, first dance and a few dance floor shots too. After editing your photos, I deliver them on a USB stick within 4 - 6 weeks. Those photos are yours to use as you wish. I can create albums and arrange prints for you if that's something you are interested in too.

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

There are so many to choose from! It might sound obvious but a natural/ unposed photo of you two. There will be formal shots taken throughout the day but a natural candid photo of you guys, capturing the moment is my No.1.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

That's got to be one of my brides throwing an axe at her new husband ... don't ask!!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Embrace the rain! I always have an umbrella in the car on standby , so we can catch a great rain shot. This is Britain after all!

Describe how you got into photography.

I have always been into photography, taking photos since I was a child. When I started I was using actual film and I learned to develop in a makeshift dark room in the family bathroom. I believe that learning the rudiments of photography using film has given me a good understanding of the art form. I married my wife in 2014 and was inspired to get into professional photography by our own wedding photographer!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10% for NHS/ frontline services/ keyworkers
Bridebook Special OfferFree engagement shoot for couples that book me through Bridebook