PENDENNIS CASTLE / GREENBANK HOTEL – FALMOUTH
From the moment Matt and I first met Paul, his personable, warm and friendly nature made us feel instantly at ease. After seeing the pure talent and stunning images that Paul had in his portfolio and having him recommended to us from all of our wedding vendors as number one photographer, there was no question that we wanted Paul to capture our special day. So we acted quickly to secure him for our date!
Throughout our year of wedding preparations, we came to know Paul and although we were not locals to Falmouth, liaising with Paul about our wedding was effortless and he certainly made it that way. One fantastic day in May, we met Paul in Mawnan Smith to do a ‘pre-wedding’ shoot, with our wedding looming just three months away. Paul had asked if there was a special place for us in Falmouth and we chose our 2 mile walk that Matt and I had done on our very first trip together. Without hesitation, Paul met us there and photographed us both along the way. It was an afternoon of fun, continuous laughter and love with the most stunning backdrop. Later that same day, Paul sent over some previews of our shoot and we were stunned with what he had done. Paul captured us both perfectly; every subtle glance, our fits of giggles and our genuine happiness were now memories made to treasure thanks to Paul’s skill and charming character. And it didn’t stop there.
Paul’s relentless professionalism meant that every intricate detail of our big day, on August 8th 2019 was thought about, which meant that every inch of our wedding was captured in the beauty of his lens. Paul blended into our wedding party like one of the family and because of that he captured the most stunning, natural and beautiful moments with our loved ones that we will cherish forever.
Paul listened to what Matt and I had envisioned for our day implicitly and the types of shots that we wanted him to take and he went above and beyond for us in every way. Following Paul’s eye for beauty and romantic spots for shots, we visited The Princess Pavilion and Gyllyngvase Beach, regardless of the rain and wind that accompanied us. This detour added to the fun and laughter of our special day and once again was captured with the most incredible eye for natural beauty. Paul allowed us to be completely ourselves and this beamed out of our photographs.
When receiving our photographs only a month after our wedding date along with a wonderful message from Paul suggesting for us to pour ourselves a glass of fizz and enjoy a night of viewing on the sofa to relive our amazing wedding day, we could not have been more elated and we did just that! The photos were simply incredible. Every single one. I sobbed my heart out looking through each photo because Paul had captured every moment of the day with absolute magnificence. Every family and friend had been captured in the most beautiful, natural light with every silly face, raucous belly laughs, tears of joy and happiness and outrageous dancing shot to perfection. We could not have asked for a better photographer to have taken on our special day and made it unique for us. The natural shots of our wedding, when looking back felt like it happened yesterday and we are so grateful to Paul for his profound dedication to capturing our wedding in a way I believe no one else could have done.
If you want the loveliest guy, with an outstanding talent in photography and the most professional, personable skills to capture your wedding day – then look no further, Paul Keppel is your man!
Matt & Laura
GWITHIAN BEACH WEDDING, HAYLE
I am seldom at loss for words, but your pictures of Elena and me simply blew my mind. You managed to capture exactly the joy and chemistry we feel we have between us. And the light, the background, the moments. It’s all there.
I just can’t stop looking at Elena and how you caught her just the in right moments. Simply beautiful. So special. And I never imagined that I could be so happy with the sight of myself in a picture. I was nervous from the day Elena contacted you and agreed on taking our wedding photos. But you did it. Something no one has managed to do in my 54-year long life. Actually, making me relax in front of a camera and like the Magnus in the picture.
So, a thank you is not enough. The best way I can express my gratitude is to say that you gave us the most special gift for the rest of our lives. You have truly won the Elena and Magnus Award for Best Photography!
Magus & Elena
HMS RALEIGH – TORPOINT
Paul was amazing from the start. From the moment we booked him, his communication was awesome. From the odd text to check everything was going ok in general to checking everything was ok with the planning. He has an extensive list of contacts in the industry. The DJ we had booked a year previously cancelled on us with 2 weeks notice after getting a better paid gig. Within 30 minutes of me putting an appeal on Facebook, Paul had messaged me with a list of available DJ’s along with recommendations.
As far as the wedding itself goes, he somehow managed to strike the perfect balance of being invisible whilst being highly visible when he needed to be, he was like a mega polite general marshalling his troops to where they needed to be for group photos, yet he managed to take some real up close and personal photos without us realising he was there. When he sent us the photos, we were blown away. He managed to capture the whole day like a story, exactly how we had hoped. All that was missing was David Attenborough narrating. It was also quite obvious that he had done his homework, we could tell that he had done some scouting and had found the best places in the area to take photos and the results were phenomenal. To quote a film, given the choice of Paul Keppel and David Bailey, I would pick Paul everyday of the week and twice on sundays.
Tony & Jane
LUSTY GLAZE – NEWQUAY
From start to finish Paul provided a 5 star service. As soon as I made an enquiry his extremely responsive and friendly communications made the choice for our wedding photographer easy. Paul’s services were also competitive, offering good value for money; what differentiated Paul though was the flexibility around his wedding packages meaning we could extend his services depending on our needs during the day.
We wanted Paul to focus on less formal, unposed shots and we have many exceptional photos of our guests (and us) simply having fun; Paul captured the joy and laughter of our day perfectly.
Paul was a pleasure to deal with in the run up to the wedding providing guidance and suggestions and on the day gently and subtly ensured we got a great selection of photos without having to be away from our guest for any great length of time.
If you are looking for someone who can add value to your wedding day beyond the cost of a product then Paul is the wedding photographer for you. If we had our amazing day again, we wouldn’t change a thing and Paul was a part of it from start to finish.
Robert & Joanne
ST MICHAEL’S HOTEL, FALMOUTH
For me Paul is the last word in wedding photography for so many reasons. Paul works with you to capture every moment of your day and his work is nothing short of amazing and totally professional. Paul’s style is incredible, and he strikes the perfect balance of efficiency whilst being completely thorough and missing nothing. We had so many of our guests compliment us on our choice of photographer and on how Paul completely immerses himself into the day, constantly capturing every precious moment without anyone realising he is there. Paul is very accommodating to location and nothing is too much trouble for him. We will forever be grateful to him for documenting our day.
Duncan & Zoe
THE HEADLAND HOTEL, NEWQUAY
Paul’s photography business stood out from the moment we saw his website and his beautiful shots. His eye for detail, his documentary style and capturing the moment was just what we were after and he did not disappoint on our wedding day. Paul gave us some great advice and tips prior to our wedding which helped the day go very smoothly. Paul was very relaxed, friendly and professional which put us at ease in front of the camera and added to our fantastic experience. What Paul did particularly well though was managing to be everywhere at the same time without us noticing! In the Church he captured some beautiful natural photos from different angles catching the moment, light and details that we would have missed. The group photos were done quickly, professionally and without stress. Many of our guests commented on how impressed they were by Paul throughout the day. Paul documented the day thoroughly and effortlessly with ‘in the moment’ shots of guests, great shots of the babies and children and beautiful photos of the scenery, flowers, wedding breakfast, beach photos and dancing. We have very much enjoyed looking back on the photos that have captured great memories of our special day.
Will & Hannah
Working with Paul Keppel Photography has been an absolute delight from start to finish! Being a (U.S.) bride on a destination wedding you are always hesitant on selecting the right photographer in a place you are unfamiliar with. Despite the time difference, Paul made communication easy and made me feel at ease that everything would go smoothly on our big day. He flew out early all the way to our Zermatt wedding in Switzerland to meet with us beforehand and discuss good locations and settings to take photographs. Although the white out snow on the Alps and rain in the valley made it a struggle, Paul helped us set up in each location and was able to shoot some of the most breathtaking photographs. We were amazed with his professional directions and tips throughout the day as we were skiing and hiking in our wedding attire. I never imagined the beauty of the multiple outdoor landscapes could be captured the way that Paul Keppel Photography did. His ability to work with the changing outdoor environment and lighting created beautiful natural landscape photographs with us in gown/tux. Both husband and I would highly recommend Paul for natural/landscape/wedding photography needs.
Daniel & Gabrielle
ROSEVINE HOTEL, ST JUST IN ROSELAND
Having Paul as a photographer at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. It was so important to have wedding photos that we could hold on to and that had captured special moments and memories, which clearly showed the emotion of the day. Even nearly a year on, I’m still always looking back through our photos and I find a new favourite or something I hadn’t noticed before. It’s so lovely and moving to look through the photos and relive the day again. Paul worked in such a calm manner, negotiating the windy rainy Cornish weather and moving all our guests to get the shots he knew we would love. I was complimented all day long on how friendly and professional Paul was and most importantly once printed, how fabulous the photos are. I’m so happy Paul was recommended to us; he is an amazing photographer.
Sam & Verity
Paul was outstanding with his service making us feel like the most important people in the world throughout our day and evening. He used his artistic talent to produce some amazing photographs such as us backlit in front of our castle venue at night time. Paul was fantastic value for money as he spent every minute of the day and night with us capturing all of our memories and nothing was too much effort. Paul showed outstanding commitment before, during and after the wedding to ensure that we had the perfect photographic memories of our day. Paul’s professional standards were fantastic. He worked in the background, but took charge when needed to take group photographs. We are so pleased with his work that we would never use another photographer for any other occasion.
Lisa & Ian
ISLES OF SCILLIES
If I got married again tomorrow (to the same man of course:) I would choose Paul as our photographer again. That says it all. Paul is extremely professional and I could not fault his behaviour leading up to the wedding and on the day itself. He captured our big day beautifully. The photographs are works of art. Always quick to reply, always available and no request was ever too much. Having Paul as our photographer made out wedding day and the memory of it extra special.
Andreea & Ian
LAKE GARDA – ITALY
Paul – thanks once again for doing a fantastic job of our wedding photos. Throughout the whole process we felt really relaxed and confident that you would do a great job, and we had been admiring all the photos you had been doing of other people’s weddings so we were really excited about how you would shoot ours. Well we certainly weren’t disappointed! My big recommendation to other people going through the process would be to do the pre-wedding shoot, it really helped us to relax in front of the camera, was great that we could find the locations we wanted to have some shots taken in – which helped saved us a huge amount of time on the day, and it was good to understand the lighting and also some tips you had for us about how to hold ourselves! And then on the day, you did such a great job of working around us and our guests, we love the reportage style and candid shots you have of people, and the flow and pace you applied to the day. And now when we look back we have a really great way of remembering the day, but also we have some of those awesome Paul Keppel grand vistas, big moments, rolling landscapes and the two of us planted right in the middle. For anyone thinking of hiring Paul I thoroughly recommend it, he is an absolute professional and a real talent!
Laura & Richard
Paul was the exact kind of photographer we wanted for our wedding. We were organising a Cornish wedding from Australia so we looked at lots of photographer’s websites to find a style that suited us. We fell in love with the photos that Paul had taken at our venue (Trevenna Barns) of previous weddings and also what he was had for other places. When we met up with him, he was very easy going and had lots of albums for us to see of his work (come rain or shine). We bonded well with him and that was it – he was our photographer. We met up again the week before just to go through the shots that we would like from the wedding and also what he recommended. Because we were late in the season, he suggested some shots that he hadn’t done with other couples which we both liked the sound of. On the wedding day he was fantastic. Got lots of photos of us getting ready (without being in the way) and then during the ceremony. After the ceremony was complete he chauffeured us to the spots that he had picked out for us and got some beautiful photos. He was really flexible with how our day was going. The wedding album is really well put together. Paul has outdone himself throughout the entire process. We will quite happily recommend him to anyone getting married.
Eileen & Jack
I innocently googled Cornish wedding photographers as my starting point to find the person to capture our wedding. I stumbled upon Paul Keppel’s site and viewed his amazing gallery. All of his photographs used so many different photographic techniques and portrayed all the weddings beautifully. Meeting Paul was a great pleasure. He kept my husband and I very much at ease and gave us very helpful tips when posing and our special day was calm and relaxed from the get go. After the very difficult choice of picking the photographs, we were sent our gorgeous wedding album. The album is such high quality and the most perfect way we could go back and relive our amazing day. I will always treasure the album and the experience always.
Christina & Rob
THE WATERFRONT – POLZEATH
From the initial meeting with Paul to receiving our wedding album, Paul was incredibly professional and focused on getting exactly the right pictures from our wedding. We had a slightly different style wedding but this didn’t faze Paul. He met us before we got to the venue and took photos of us and family members even though it was windy. He managed to get some excellent pictures of the sea and cliff. We took all of our guests onto the beach and had a lovely large group photo, followed by speech and cake cutting pictures which truly captured the whole day perfectly. The highlight though must be the final photo when I suddenly announced I wanted a picture on the beach with the moonlight. Even with kit falling over because of the wind we got a fantastic picture. The quality of the album we received after finally selecting our pictures is brilliant. A true reflection of our wonderful day. Thank you Paul
Alan & Vicky
We are so happy we chose Paul, he was such a massive part of our special day. From the moment he arrived on the big day to the last dance we hardly noticed he was there. It wasn’t until we had our photos we were amazed at the most beautiful pictures. Every time we look at our pictures we get filled with emotion and get taken back to our very special day. Thank you so Paul x
Michael & Emily
There’s no doubt about it we made the right decision when we picked Paul as our photographer. I made contact with him after getting a recommendation from my venue. I wanted someone who knew the venue well as it had a great outdoor space for an outdoor wedding but the indoor space was quite restrictive – you can never guarantee the weather in Cornwall so it was important our photograph could adapt to the indoor space if we couldn’t get married outdoors. Paul’s portfolio was proof that he knew it well and could adapt to the indoor space to produce beautiful photos – we didn’t even consider seeing any other photographers.
On the day, Paul and his team were there on time and worked discreetly in the background but at the same time engaging with our guests and making them feel more comfortable in front of the camera – in fact pretty much all our guest commented to us about how wonderful they were!
The sun shone and we were lucky enough to get married outdoors. When it came to the big moment they captured beautiful, natural shots, including a great ones of our friends taking a group selfie of themselves (a particular special memory as we recently relocated to Australia and miss them a lot – it’s been printed and takes prized position on my desk at work!).
Vicky & Glen
THE ROSE IN VALE HOTEL
Paul came highly recommended and from the very start we knew we had made the right decision. He is such a personable character, relaxed but equally highly professional. The key for me is he got to know us and listened to what we wanted which made the entire shoot relaxed, fun and a massive part in making this day so special. He met us a number of times before the day and at the venue, scoped out key areas for photographs and liaised effectively with the events manager.
The photos were brilliant- the lighting, background and quality of the prints exceeded our expectations and we loved he mix of posed and ‘action shots’. He caught amazing moments of me forgetting to speak at the altar and the laughter which ensued, to photographing people’s reactions to our speeches and some wonderful moments between myself and my wife. The aftercare was equally as great, constantly communicating with us and even offering to bring the album to our parents who lived nearby in Cornwall. Overall, we cannot thank Paul enough and we wouldn’t have changed a single aspect of the day regarding his service: photographs. We feel very lucky to have had him as part of our day
Gemma & David
ST MAWES CASTLE
We took a great deal of time looking for the perfect photographer as we live in Nottingham & was getting married in St Mawes Castle. Nights on the Internet looking for the perfect style, natural & modern but simply elegant & we found the perfect guy, Paul!
From his website his blogs looked amazing & just what we were after so we arranged to meet in a lovely little cake house in Truro. After sitting there for over an hour listening to him talk so passionate about his work & the love for photography & showing us the wide range of albums he could offer, I knew within the first 5 minutes he would be perfect to shoot our big day, so we booked him before we even finished our cake!!
Our Wedding Day was perfect & Paul’s photo’s were simply incredible & so much more than I could of ever imagined!! After your wedding day you have a lot of keepsakes but nothing comes close to the memories of photographs of all your loved ones on your special day!
Thank you Paul for everything, very highly recommend & extremely talented!!
Bec & Pete
ST IVES HARBOUR HOTEL
Beautiful, spectacular, amazing and breath-taking! These are a few words our friends and family have used to describe our wedding photographs & album. It is something we will treasure for a lifetime and also enjoy showing our baby girl. We cannot thank Paul enough for capturing us beautifully as a couple and creating such a relaxed and happy environment on our big day. Not only did Paul capture unique images but he also helped by answering questions on wedding protocol and helpful posing tips. He even went as far as to carry around some bridal essentials for me.
Nothing was too much effort; he also managed to fade into the background to get wonderfully relaxed shots of our guests. We really can’t thank him enough.