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Phil Neil | Oldham and Saddleworth Wedding and Family Photographer

Hi, and thanks for popping over to my website. I'm Phil Neil, an Oldham based wedding and family photographer that focuses on capturing natural, unposed images in the wider Manchester and North West region. 

More than anything, I LOVE capturing special moments on camera: moments that are then treasured for ever. Over the years I've developed a style of photography that is relaxed and unobtrusive yet friendly and warm. For me, the best images of a wedding, or of your family, comes from you being relaxed therefore giving natural and emotion filled images. I don't like to direct people, I like to watch and observe as the moments occur and capture these in an authentic, creative way. 

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Kind Words | 'Nice Guy'

I've been hugely blessed to capture many amazing moments for couples and families across the North West. If you head over to my Facebook Page, there are lots of reviews there that give you an essence of what I am about as a photographer, but I think I could summarise part of it as being 'a nice guy'. It's so incredibly important for me to put you at ease, whether as a couple getting married or as a family inviting me in to your home. If you are relaxed, you'll be more natural and therefore your pictures will look more natural. I have been a full time teacher at a High School for over 10 years and this has given me ENDLESS amounts of patience to deal with even the most testing of situations. Being a nice guy though doesn't mean great pictures - I hope by looking through my portfolio you'll also see that I work to capture lovely images too. 

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Documentary Wedding Photographer in Oldham

During your special day, I hope to be as invisible as possible. I will not ignore you or your guests and I do work to build a positive rapport with you and your guests, but I endeavour to be as discreet and unobtrusive as possible in order to get images that are natural and candid. I will not direct you; I will not move things around: I will simply catch what I see and tell the story of your day.  

For examples of weddings I have covered, head over to my blog here

For pricing, head over to my packages page here


Documentary Family Photographer in Oldham

Although I have been photographing families for many years, it is only this year, with the birth of my beautiful little girl, that I’ve really begun to appreciate the incredible power of photography to capture a moment in time. Within the first months of her life, she has changed so quickly and having photographs to document that is so important to us as a family. Therefore, when I approach your shoot, I do so with the knowledge and understanding of how important it is to capture the growing personality of your child(ren).

For examples of my family shoots, head over to my blog here

For my family lifestyle pricing, head over to my packages page here

Duke 92s Wedding
Phil captured the personalities of my children perfectly! He was unobtrusive and extremely skilled at capturing unposed, natural shots. I cannot recommend him enough! If you want a natural, unique and personalised family photography Phil is your guy!
— Abi through Facebook Reviews

Do I Seem To Be The Right Fit For You?

If the above has tickled your taste buds, you can view more images at my portfolio, look through my wedding blog or family blog, or contact me directly to discuss your requirements.