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Wedding Photography Northern Ireland

by Paul Crawford, The Wedding Album Specialist

I’m delighted you’ve found my wedding photography website. Hopefully, you have had a good look around and now want to find out more about me!

My name is Paul and I am a wedding photographer based in Northern Ireland with over 30 years experience – I know – I don’t look old enough but I did start very young! And I have used a lot of Photoshop in this picture! 🙂

My first love is my family. I am very happily married to my best friend Patricia and we have 2 fantastic sons.

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I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember. I am completely self-taught and began working as a full-time professional photographer way back in January 1990. I have been privileged to have been asked to photograph well over 1400 weddings since then.

During my time as a wedding photographer, much has changed in the industry.

When I started in the wedding photography industry, I was shooting with bulky medium format film cameras - and film and printing were expensive! Most of my packages in the 90’s included maybe 30 pictures from a selection of only 60 taken! How things have changed!

With the advent of digital cameras, I have the luxury of shooting a lot more photographs, including natural candid shots. This kind of uncontrived photography just wasn’t practical when shooting with film cameras.

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That said, I don’t have a “spray and pray” approach that you see many so-called professional photographers employ - for me my mantra is quality over quantity! The discipline of film camera photography means that I always aim for a quality shot and have the experience to visualise and frame candid shots quickly and professionally.

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I worked in my own high street studios up until December 2010 when I decided to downsize and work from home. Most of my time now is spent teaching photography courses and workshops for beginners, although I still love the buzz I get from photographing a wedding. Now though I restrict myself to a maximum of 30 weddings per year to guarantee my clients an exceptionally high level of customer service and the highest possible quality in editing and photofinishing.

Why book me for your Wedding Photography?


With over 30 years of experience in Wedding photography, there are very few situations I have not faced on a wedding day! On your wedding day, you can relax, secure in the knowledge that your wedding photographs will be in the hands of an experienced professional photographer, regardless of what surprises the day brings!


I inspect my finished wedding albums closely to ensure the highest quality standards. My aim is to not just to meet your expectations, but to exceed them. From shoot to print, every step of your wedding photography production is carefully managed to ensure the highest quality possible. I want to give you photographs and memories of your wedding you and your family can cherish..

Customer Service

I limit myself to just 30 weddings a year to maintain the quality and high level of customer service for each of my couples. I GUARANTEE to have your fully edited wedding photographs ready and online within 21 days of your wedding – usually a lot sooner.

My Wedding Photography Style

My approach to wedding photography is simple. I aim to create a beautiful, timeless record of a very special and important day in your life.

With my background as a traditional wedding photographer, I will take a little time to capture important family groups and bridal portraits. But nothing cheesy! No awkward posing or boring line-ups!

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Most people are uncomfortable in front of a camera – myself included! That’s why you will usually find me taking the pictures!

On the wedding day, I believe that by making people laugh and keeping the “photo session” as fun as possible, puts people at ease, making for vastly improved relaxed photographs. Alongside careful posing and expert lighting, I’ll guarantee that you will look fantastic in the final pictures!

The rest of my time at your wedding is spent in the background capturing natural and candid pictures of your family and friends enjoying your special day.

I can honestly say that I always get a tremendous buzz from my work as a wedding photographer. Hiding behind my camera allows me to melt into the background and observe a very special family gathering which is always a huge privilege for me.

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I love to pick out intimate moments and catch a sweet unguarded moment which ordinarily the wedding party or bride and groom would miss. I love to tell a story and capture treasured moments between your friends and loved ones at your wedding.

It is my privilege to document and record those special moments at your wedding which you wouldn’t be privy to normally. I like to be a fly on the wall and blend into the background so people aren’t self-conscious and provide you with an array of images which tell the unique uncontrived story of your wedding day.

It is always heartwarming when I am able to present a couple with high-quality wedding album which really capture the essence of your wedding day with your friends and family, giving you special memories you can cherish forever.

Some kind words from previous clients


Gillian & Davy

"Thank you for your expertise on our wedding day. You have a knack of putting everyone at their ease, and the photos are amazing!!"


Rachel & Chris

"We wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding day that bit easier! We had so much fun having you as our photographer. We absolutely LOVE our wedding album - we just couldn't be any happier with it!!!"


Claire & Francis

"Paul Crawford made our day so special. He made us feel so relaxed and at ease before, during and after the wedding. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any prospective clients. Paul is extremely professional in all aspects of the service. We are delighted with our finished album."


Nuala & Chris

"..from the initial consultation, the wedding day and through to choosing our favourite pictures for our wedding album, the level of professionalism and quality of photography we received from Paul Crawford was outstanding…"


Fiona & Ciaran

"Thanks for doing our wedding photos at Galgorm Resort... you made the photo part of our big day both enjoyable and relaxing and you were great with the kids"


Stephanie & Thomas

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for your amazing work at our wedding. I really couldn't be any happier with our album, it's perfect!! We will definitely recommend you to our friends"


Alyson & Ross

"Ross and I wanted to say a massive thank you for looking after us so well before, during and after the wedding. Our friends and family commented on how professional yet fun you were on the day - and we have to agree. Thanks for putting us so at ease. The images you captured on the day are great and the layout of the album just perfect. We really appreciate all your hard work and getting the proofs and album to us so quickly."


Lynsey & Mark

"Paul was wonderful on the day and made the day even more special capturing every single moment. He was friendly, fun and the flower girls loved him! He takes the most amazing photos and we couldn’t be happier with our album"


Noleen & Ryan

"Many thanks for your professionalism and humour on our wedding day. You helped to contribute to a wonderful day"


Jo & Graham

"Thank you for capturing wonderful memories of our perfect day..."


Lynette and Rick

"Just thought we would drop you a note after looking at the album for the hundredth time! We are over the moon with our wedding album, we could not of wished for more. You were fantastic on our big day, the way you organised everyone and everything was brilliant. We enjoyed our wedding pictures so much and that was down to you and how comfortable we felt around you. Thanks for the quick turnaround of the pictures on the website; the parents albums went down a treat!"

Wedding Photography Northern Ireland - Get in Touch

If you think I might be the wedding photographer for you, I would love to hear from you!

The first thing we need to check is my availability for your wedding day. Complete the form below and if I am available, we can arrange to meet (either in-person or online via Google Meet) for a NO OBLIGATION chat about your plans for your wedding day.

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