Every person has a story to tell. So does every business. As an experienced commercial portrait photographer I marry the two to create images that capture the imagination.

But first up, here’s my story...

How it all started

I’ve always been a keen photographer, but I started out working in graphic design. That experience still comes in useful when I’m shooting. It means I can picture how the images will look on a website, on social media or in a magazine, making my clients’ job a whole lot easier.

After 20 years in the graphic design game I made the leap, swapped my crayons for a camera, and I’ve never looked back.

What I do now

I specialise in photographing people for editorial, commercial and corporate projects. So, whether you’re looking for eye-catching advertising photography, corporate portrait shots, event coverage, or glossy lifestyle photography, I’m your man.

I can work anywhere – have kit, will travel! I’m a resourceful kind of guy and I’ll always find a way to overcome any challenges we might face on the day, no matter the setting or the weather conditions.

What it’s like to work with me

I’m a real people person and I make sure everyone feels at ease on a shoot. When people are relaxed, that’s when those amazing story-telling emotions start showing through and you get the kinds of beautifully raw photos you’ll find in my portfolio.

Working with me you can expect lots of honest communication, a really relaxed atmosphere and, ultimately, arresting photographs that deliver on your brief.

Where you’ll find me

I’m based in Godalming, Surrey where I live with my wife, kids and dog, Bailey, but I work across the UK and internationally. From snapping the Queen to nipping over to Turkey for a one-day shoot in the mountains, I’m up for most things that come my way. 

Who I’ve worked with

I’ve worked with some big clients such as FedEx, Vodafone, Sky, Bloomberg and The Sunday Times. I also regularly work with design and marketing agencies, small businesses and charities.

Now tell me about you…

Think I could be the photographer for you? Let’s chat.

Other Strings to his Bow

He shoots Weddings: www.cliftonweddingphotography.com

He Shoots Events: www.cliftoneventphotography.com


International Monochrome Awards - Highly commended 2015

International Monochrome Awards - Highly commended 2017

Celebration of Britain - Highly Commended 2018 

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year - Highly Commended 2018

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year - Finalist 2018


The Lightbox 2017

Wellington 2017

Sydney 2018

Sydney 2019


Paul worked with us to photograph models with new products in a studio setting. As always, a joy to work with, thoroughly professional with creative flair. Highly recommended.

- Gavin Dunt

Top class photographer, who not only answers your brief with spectacular photos, but has the innate ability to make your subject in front of the camera feel at ease. Highly recommended.

- Rob Richardson

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