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HELLO!

"I'M A GEEK WITH FAR TOO MUCH LEGO FOR A FORTY-SOMETHING BLOKE.

BUT I DO LIKE MAKING PEOPLE SMILE."

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Geek
Photographer.
Writer.
Coventry Kid.

 

Hello. Nice to meet you. My name's Paul, and I'm a Birmingham Photographer. I like making people smile.

 

I like to think of myself as a photographer for people who hate having their photo taken. Someone you can introduce to your Aunt Betty or Uncle Jim and know they'll relax and have fun so you don't have to worry.

I came up with the words 'laid-back photography' not because I don't put the effort in, but because photography should feel natural, and fun. For some people, the thought of a portrait doesn't just make them nervous, it can be frankly terrifying! My job is to make you smile, without noticing you're smiling. To guide you through how your photos can shine with a glint in your eye. To, quite simple, have a laugh - because life shouldn't be taken too seriously.

I live with my husband in the Jewellery Quarter, so if you're after an LGBTQ+ photographer in Birmingham, I'm your man. I'm an enormous geek, with a very large Star Wars tattoo, a very large Doctor Who tattoo, and far too many stories about the cast and crew that'll never be shared. 

So, long story short. If you want a friendly, gay-friendly Birmingham photographer who'll buy you cake and geek out with you, then get in touch.

Jake M

Beyond amazing!

Me & my fiancée met with Paul a few months before our wedding, and instantly knew he was the right option for us.

 

We are both very shy & nervous about being caught on camera, but Paul was very friendly & polite, encouraging, and genuinely seemed to care about making us relaxed and comfortable.

Between our first meeting and our wedding date, Paul travelled to an area local to us to do an engagement shoot. This acted as a dress rehearsal for wedding, and was a fantastic experience.

 

Paul was patient with us whilst we shook off our nerves, and showed us how to pose a few different ways. We also brought our ring bearer dog with us to get some practice, which was no trouble for Paul.

On our big day, we could not fault Paul whatsoever. He arrived promptly, was very well organized for our "scheduled shots" (which kept our day being stress free), was not in any way intrusive to the day and yet somehow managed to take multiple "natural" shots throughout the day.

 

He made suggestions where appropriate, but mostly went with the flow. He also took requests from groups who wanted specific photos.

 

Our photos arrived a few weeks after the wedding, and were absolutely perfect. Fantastic quality of work, all moments of the day captured beautifully, great variety of photography. Cannot recommend highly enough! Both professionally and personally, Paul was outstanding.

Daniel

Paul’s photos are always amazingly done. Very professional and he takes the time to make sure they’re right. If he isn’t happy with a shot he will take the time to redo any pictures he isn’t happy with , this is always welcome as I know Paul wants the best pictures for his clients. I highly recommend him.

Jude

Had my portrait taken by Paul Phipps-Williams and he couldn’t have done more to relax me. I use that photo for everything now as it’s hands down the best photo I’ve ever had taken. Would use him again.

Richard

Wonderful session. Paul put me at ease and was able to capture some truly excellent images. The results speak for themselves!

James

Paul is a immensely talented photographer who has the amazing ability to put you at ease with his personable approach and is able to capture wonderful moments.

Jake W

Never in all of my convention experience have I met someone so friendly and understanding during a photoshoot not only does he take in to account my wheelchair but he also took a few photos until he got the one I was happy with which is great for my self esteem as he doesn’t rush you and is always so patient
highly recommended

Wai-Ming

I had a really fun time having some photos taken by Paul, put me at ease and helped me relax lots, avoiding any awkward 😬 photos. I highly recommend him!

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