About Us

Say hello to Edward!

We are Carol & Paul Tansley, a couple that love animals and nature. Our family consists of Edward our cat and five funny chickens! We lived in London for fifteen years but longed to live among trees and fields, so we upped-sticks twelve years ago to a little house in a small Hampshire village surrounded by woodland. We love being connected to the outdoors and seeing the seasons change – we love snow (and skiing), sunshine, Christmas, good red wine, a big gin and tonic (or two), large bowls of pasta, good design, photography and pictures that tell a story. We’d love to get to know you and tell the story of your big day.

We both come from a fashion magazine background and met 25 years ago on a photo shoot in San Diego. We moved in together shortly after we met and haven’t been apart since. Last year I finally popped the question and we’re to be married in June this year.

We love travel and have been fortunate to visit many parts of the world while working in the fashion industry. Paul has over 20 years experience as a professional photographer, having previously shot high-end fashion in London, he now exclusively shoots weddings. Carol is a talented and creative art director and photographer and was previously the Art Director of Wedding Magazine. Our experience in weddings goes way beyond just photographing them.

 In the last nine years we have shot over 270 beautiful weddings and have won many wedding industry awards for our images.

 

We Hate Having Our Picture Taken Too!

We don't like having our picture taken, we doubt you do either. Nearly all of our photos of us together are selfies and most of those are when we are on holiday. I love it when couples tell us they don't like having their picture taken. Who does? It's not normal to be in front of a camera, unless you're a model or an actor. I've shot many models in my life as a fashion photographer and can remember very few who enjoyed having their picture taken. Most people don't.

Fortunately, when we shoot weddings, we do so in a way that you will barely know we are there. Our cameras are 100% silent and make no noise at all when the shutter goes. Plus, we rarely use flash, so you won't even know when we're taking pictures. But you can bet that we're taking lots. We want to capture the perfect moment - the 'peak' moment. The more relaxed you are with us being there, the less you are thinking about the photos, and you'll be completely 'in the moment'. Unposed and simply enjoying your wedding day.

Carol and Paul - Skiing
Our Chickens 2019

As Featured on Guides for Brides