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.
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.
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.
Documentary Family Photographer in Oldham
For a good number of years, I have also offered studio family photography in your own home. I have recently begun to adapt my family portraiture style to match that of my weddings. In 2019, I will be launching documentary family photography and the details will be posted in due course. I am looking to build my portfolio prior to launch, so if you are close to Oldham and would require a shoot, please contact me.