Working throughout the UK and abroad Paul David Smith has worked as an event photographer for more than 5 years. Paul's unique blend of fun and quirky photography has seen a demand for his work at business conferences, concerts, trade shows, parties and themed events throughout the country.

Paul also offers portrait photography sessions which are designed to capture his subjects in a setting which is natural to them and reflects their personalities rather than in a studio setting.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Late Appointments Available

Serviced Areas

  • Cornwall

Payment Options

  • Cash, Cheque, Credit Cards, Paypal, Invoice

Contact Details

  Website
  City Cornwall
  Phone Number 07787215645

Products & Services

Event Photography

Paul has worked as an event photographer for over 5 years and often covers events in and around the Peterborough area.

  • I would recommend this business

Paul is a fantastic teacher. I am very much looking forward to my next lesson. Thank you so much.

Value for money
Service & support
Quality
Location
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

I have been on one of Paul’s photography holidays before, so I knew it was going to be a great weekend, a great choice of location, models and accommodation.
Paul and Rhian always put a lot of thought into all aspects of the weekend, which makes it very enjoyable for all concerned,would highly recommend.

Value for money
Service & support
Quality
Location
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

Great weekend with Paul & Rhian in the Peak District. Great choice in the venue, the models, the props, the accommodation. Paul's workshop methods made me work outside my comfort zone so i came away with further knowledge on photography. He was always there if advice was needed. The models were excellent. I would definitely do another workshop with Paul and recommend him wholeheartedly.

Value for money
Service & support
Quality
Location
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

Recently shot with Paul on a photography holiday in the Peak District. Great organisation, an array of props and a brilliant weekend of fun and laughter! He and Rhian really make the experience one to remember. Would recommend to both models and photographers!

Value for money
Service & support
Quality
Location
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

We booked Paul for our wedding photography. From the first initial contact Paul was great, able to answer any of our questions and took the stress out of everything. On the day Paul was fantastic, giving direction where needed but not over the top. We wanted our photos to capture the day with all its funny moments rather than loads of staged photos and Paul did exactly that. A lot of the time I forgot Paul was there, my favourite photos are some of the completely unplanned moments.

Value for money
Service & support
Quality
Location
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

Paul is a wonderful photographer. He is welcoming and professional. The experience was enjoyable and the resulting photos exceeded my expectations. I’m very pleased with my decision to choose Paul to take my photos and would happily recommend to all

Value for money
Service & support
Quality
Location
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

I had a private lesson with Paul as I was struggling to get to grips with my camera. His tuition was thorough and tailored to my needs. I came away feeling confident that i knew what I was doing, and I can't recommend him highly enough. Thank you Paul.

Value for money
Service & support
Quality
Location
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

I'd highly recommend anyone to join Paul on one of his weekend photographic adventures. It's not just a workshop, it is an adventure. I joined Paul on the Snowdonia Warrior themed photographic holiday and had such an amazing time which is all down to Paul and Rhian for organising a fantastic experience.
Paul's enthusiasm and creative energy for photography is infectious which sets the tone for the weekend from the outset. You just can't help but get involved due to his positivity. He has a relaxed style but in tutoring he gently coaches you to try new techniques and styles as well as allowing time for you to experiment on your own. As a photographer you couldn't ask for more. The trip was well organised with a fantastic set of locations scouted, an incredible array of outfits and accessories and two outstanding models who braved the challenging weather across the weekend.
As this was my first workshop I'd attended that's spread over several days, they have set the bar extremely high!! The images that I walked away from the trip with are incredible but for me personally it was the positive attitude and inspiring feeling of the trip that shone through. I enjoyed every minute of it and felt that I've have learnt a lot from it. Whether it be new technical aspects, different approaches to lighting or how best to communicate with models and crew to get the best results from your image the weekend is truly a fantastic, immersive experience.
I'd highly recommend attending one of Paul's trips and I can't wait to join them on another trip at some point in the future. Lastly I'd like to say a huge thanks both Paul and Rhian for all of their hard work in crafting a fantastic weekend. Simply brilliant!!!

Value for money
Service & support
Quality
Location
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

I attended a half day one to one lesson with Paul and was really impressed with the level of teaching given. He really made sure I got everything I needed to from the session and that I left feeling confident in the new skills I had gained. I was very pleased with the results I was able to achieve under his direction and his help and support afterwards has been particularly valuable in sourcing my own equipment.

Value for money
Service & support
Quality
Location
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

I received my wedding photos from Paul yesterday, just two weeks after my wedding and they are amazing! The day feels such a blur as it went so quick but Paul captured every moment to bring it back to me. They are edited AMAZINGLY, we wanted a relaxed photographer and Paul is exactly that, capturing people enjoying themselves instead of stiff uncomfortable poses. We wanted some group shots and Paul made this fun and quick to save our guests getting bored. We then went off with Paul, just my husband and I and had some amazing photos taken, again paul was amazing and so professional we were not away from our guests for too long. Paul thank you so much for giving me the most beautiful memory of our wedding day, I'll forever be grateful and cannot recommend you enough. I've put every single photo on my Facebook as there isn't a single one I don't like and my phone has not stopped since with compliments of how amazing our photos are! I must also add that communication with Paul before and after the wedding was brilliant and we met up before the wedding to get an idea of the plan for the day and they style we wanted. Thank you so much Paul I hope to use you again for photos in the future!

Value for money
Service & support
Quality
Location
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

Fantastic photographer. Paul has photographed all of my custom made jewellery for the past couple of years and he always over delivers in regards to my expectations.

Value for money
Service & support
Quality
Location
Overall ratingExcellent

Customer Testimonials

I brought a Canon camera and hadn't even got it out of the box when I arrived at Paul's to do his beginner photography course, with my son. I had no knowledge of digital photography, my son had some previous experience. Paul tailored the course to suit both of our needs and was endlessly patient. The theory was broken up with lots of practical. We have both come away feeling confident and eager to put into practice all the things we have learned. I definitely recommend this course.


Urbex photography experience at top secret location! Really great workshop, with one-to-one coaching. Paul was full of enthusiasm and ideas, and gave useful critique and helpful reminders about technique and approaches. I'm an expereinced photographer, but came away feeling like I'd learnt loads. I also really enjoyed it. Paul really has the edge with his one-to-one approach and it's well worth the reasonable workshop fee. Highly recommended.


Paul is a brilliant trainer, perfect for photography novices. He didn't try to teach us everything, but really drummed in the key elements - shutter speed, aperture and ISO - so we left the session with a good knowledge of what each one does and how to use them. He's kicked all of us out of auto mode and given us the knowledge and confidence to take good photos in any situation and any light. Ideal training for journalists.


I had to get a new range of product shots taken for my Not on the High Street online store page, and had really specific ideas on what was needed.
The photographs Paul took were perfect, and captured my range of jewellery perfectly. All in all a great price for a great service.


Paul is a great teacher, who made everything easy to understand. He is very friendly and enthusiastic; happy to give real world insight to the world of photography. It was eye-opening and inspiring to be taught by him - I would definitely recommend Paul to anyone wanting to learn about photography!


Paul worked one2one with one of our employees to teacher her product and lifestyle photography, he was professional, friendly and a fantastic teacher. She has been able to produce beautiful shots for the company since undertaking the training and we would highly recommend Paul.

Social Activity

#Snowdonia #Photography Holiday, Fri 4th Oct Mon 7th Oct 2019. Find out more at: https://t.co/dMb9ITr3wh https://t.co/yF8dGDEnk8
Twitter   Full Post ›
Just 2 places remaining on our newly announced model photography holiday in the Peak District! Fri 20th - Mon 23rd https://t.co/lzrQ41eWQs
Twitter   Full Post ›
@bandq_help What do you reckon @mykeymachine ?? @bandq_help / @BandQ Are saying not this problem and you are to bl https://t.co/wtln6DdGU2
Twitter   Full Post ›
@wdids @TG_81 @bandq_help I would agree completely. @mykeymachine may wish to take some responsibility but it's a l https://t.co/9IltHK5sIi
Twitter   Full Post ›
@TG_81 @bandq_help That's what I read too!
Twitter   Full Post ›
@bandq_help Hi Kelli, great you are happy to offer a service in your stores that does not work. Keep up the excelle https://t.co/LrLS3QFdsW
Twitter   Full Post ›
@bandq_help Thanks Megan, I expected nothing else but for you to blame somebody else and say it's not your responsibility.
Twitter   Full Post ›
The Big Shoot At Castle Ashby Gardens Sunday 24th June 2018, 10.00am - 17.00pm Tickets 125.00 - Must Be Booked In https://t.co/8NUvhjJ5Ys
Twitter   Full Post ›

From Our Website

A professional wedding photographer since 2008, Paul David Smith specialises in capturing beautiful images which tell your story and preserve the precious memories of your special day. He offers a personal, tailored service which is bespoke to your exact requirements. He will use his own experience to capture beautiful images and ensure he knows your exact requirements prior to the day, leaving you free to enjoy your wedding safe in the knowledge the images you desire are being captured. Paul's style of photography would best be described as fun, relaxed and romantic.