Neil Palmer – Berkshire Wedding Photographer

Hi, I’m Neil and I’ve been a full time wedding photographer for well over 25 years I’m based in Reading, Berkshire so am ideally placed to photograph weddings all over the UK and also overseas.

I’m a photographer because I genuinely enjoy meeting new people and cultures and seeing how they celebrate life. I have photographed weddings of all faiths and from many nationalities. I also shoot mall weddings with just a handful of guests right up to very large ones with hundreds of guests lasting several days.

Please feel free to browse my blog and galleries to get an idea of how I work and what I do. I will be delighted to hear from you.

 

 

Quotes from 2015 weddings

When deciding on a wedding photographer there was only ever going to be one person who I could trust to capture our day and that was Neil. He has an exceptional eye for detail and always knows how to take incredibly good photographs. Not only is Neil an amazing photographer, but he is also an incredibly friendly and laid back individual who puts you at ease when having your photo taken! My wife and I are incredibly happy with the photographs that Neil captured. I can’t recommend him enough and think you would be very hard pressed to find a better wedding photographer in the UK.Thanks again Neil for being able to capture our day for us! Chris and Gemma (got married at Easthampstead Park, Berkshire)

 

I am always skeptical of wedding photos because they all look like such stock-photo malarkey. Dumb poses here and there…I wondered, “will I ever find someone who will just take awesome pictures?” And then I found Neil. We had several awesome chats about what I wanted on the day and after I’d seen his work in his studio and on his website and let me tell you – I was excited. However, when I got my wedding photos back all i could think was “ARE THESE PICTURES ACTUALLY FOR SOME SUPER SWANKY AND COOL MAGAZINE?! NO…THEY ARE MY OWN DANG WEDDING PHOTOS AND WE LOOK SOOOO AWESOME!”
The intimate moments no one would have given a second glance to, the hilarious faces roaring with laughter and joy, the tender tears of happiness. All moments were captured eloquently and beautifully by Neil in a way I could have never envisioned. We all still beam looking at these photos and they will truly be forever treasured. I can say that I have the BEST wedding photos of anyone I know and I am so proud to boast it. Neil’s photography is art, raw and pure.
And Neil the Person? What an absolute legend! We still talk about what an absolute pleasure it was to have him at our wedding. He helped to make our day even more special with his awesome sense of humour and upbeat attitiude. What a blast, what a pro! If I ever need amazing photos again, I’ll be in touch 🙂
Courtney and Ben (got married at Old Luxters Barns, Henley On Thames)

 

From the beginning Neil was so very patient of my many emails! Answering all questions I had. Meeting him for the first time he put my mind at ease and when I saw his studio I decided to book him to photograph my wedding. We had a pre wedding shoot at the studio which was fantastic and a great way to get to know Neil and how he works. I enjoyed having a mini run through before the big day itself. On the wedding day he didn’t disappoint and I love EVERY single photo he has taken. Now I can’t wait to order my prints and hang them in my house and I’m sure Neil will be just as patient & helpful when I come to decide which prints I would like. Massive thank you for all the hard work. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED> Laura and Tom (got married at Sonning Golf Club, Berkshire)

 

 

As a keen photographer myself, I took some time to find the right person to capture my own wedding. Neil Palmer had the best portfolio of work in the area and plenty of experience. After meeting him, knew he was the right man for the job.
Throughout the day he was almost invisible, didn’t intrude on our guests and yet managed to capture a wonderful photographic documentary of my wedding day. Having gotten to know him after our wedding, I can say that Neil is a committed and passionate wedding photographer. He would literally put himself in any situation in order to get “the shot”. Highly recommended!!
Mark and Louise (got married at Old Luxters Barns, Henley On Thames)

 

We were very lucky to have Neil be our photographer on our wedding day in May this year. His photos of our day are simply beautiful. He captured so many special moments without any fuss, his natural, abstract and thoughtful style creating some truly wonderful snapshots from the ‘preparation phase’ through to our guests dancing the night away! He was also very professional and friendly both in the run up and on the day itself. We are really so chuffed with the wedding album and have had great pleasure looking through the photos again and again! Jen and Kris (got married at Shinfield Grange, Berkshire)

 

Neil photographed our wedding back in 2015 – what can I say, I still look back at the photos regularly, he captured the day spectacularly well. The photos are absolutely amazing, we have two pictures enlarged, framed and hanging in our house (which Neil did for us) and every single person who sees them comments on how fantastic they are. On top of this, Neil is the loveliest guy, you warm to him immediately and have a laugh with him. It’s a wonderful quality to have, considering he was the person shooting a very special day in our lives! After seeing the pictures that Neil took, 3 of our friends subsequently booked him for their weddings and were all equally as happy with their photos. I would recommend him highly Ayla and Ian (got married at Kelmash Hall, Northants)

 

Neil took wonderful photos of our recent wedding. He put us at ease and captured some great images. We really appreciated his relaxed and unobtrusive manner, and love the spontaneous and characterful shots of our guests. We will treasure the photos. Tamsin and Tom (got married at Corpus Christie College, Cambridge)

 

We used Neil Palmer for our wedding photography on the wettest day in July and he was brilliant. He was so enthusiastic about the lighting it (almost!) made us glad it rained! He listened to all our suggestions and ensured the photos ran as we wanted them so we felt relaxed and the results have been excellent. We would recommend his professional and enthusiastic services to anyone. Zoe and Dave (got married at Trunkwell House, Berkshire)

 

Neil did such a fantastic job of my wedding photos! When I received them my cheeks hurt from smiling, they captured the day so well and he did such a lovely job of getting everyone who was there which is exactly what I asked for. I had been very apprehensive about a photographer, it was the one thing I was nervous about, knowing very little other than wanting amazing photos. Neil was the best choice, he was great to work with, making it stress free and really listening to make sure he captured what we were after. I also got them back so quickly and every single photo to use as I want. Don’t hesitate in booking Neil, you won’t regret it! Patricia and Tim (got married at Mapledurham House, Berkshire)

 

 

Neil photographed our wedding in 2015 and did a brilliant job capturing not only the big moments of the day but also many much finer details. He blended in seamlessly, almost invisibly documenting our wedding to the point where you could forget he was there. He was polite, courteous and calm, unlike some photographers can be sometimes when under pressure to get the right shots. The finished product is a beautiful wedding album which we will forever cherish. Thanks Neil xx Suzie and Lars (got married at Syon Park, London)

 

 

Simply amazing photographer – a phenomenal talent for capturing truly natural moments.
We were lucky enough to have an Engagement shoot with Neil and couldn’t be happier with the results. We can’t wait until our wedding in June!
Ross and Barbara (got married at Caversham Crown Plaza, Berkshire)

 

My approach – documentary wedding photography.

Please have a look at this short video which summarises how I shoot  weddings. No posing, directing or bossing around. I carry the very minimum amount of gear and my cameras can almost fit into my pockets. You’ll hardly notice I’m there and occasionally some wedding guests have been know to ask the couple ‘ did you have a professional photographer ?’

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