My story….

So I’m Phil, in my mid-thirties, well 37 to be exact. Born and bred in the Rhondda, South Wales where I live with my family. One wife, two kids and a hairy, barking, postman hater called Barney. I got married in 2014 so I know full well the stress that comes with making everything perfect for the big day.

As a kid growing up, I’ve always had an eye for detail and enjoy art and creativity. I studied Product Design in Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 2004. Left the Valleys for a couple of years before returning home.

Hobbies and interests of mine include food….big fan of that stuff. Also love sport and basketball in particular. I enjoy cycling but my wife threatened to cancel our wedding if I had a big accident before it as I’d had a few bumps leading up the big day. As a result of that threat, my cycling adventures are few and far between these days (cue the violin). Although I don’t seem to have as much spare time since kids came onto the scene anyway. Funny that.


So aside from all the above I have been developing my photography skills for quite some time. I’ve been fortunate to make this my new career, becoming a full time photographer in 2014. I started in my younger years taking photos of modified cars and track days. This led me to my first wedding. A friend wanted some photos taken (I'm sure this is how all wedding photographers start!) of his wedding. A simple registry office ceremony with some photos in a local park. And the rest, as they say, is history

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I'm also pretty addicted to Instagram, check out what goes on in my day to day life by viewing my Stories. Lots of examples of my work on my feed too. See below some for some of my latest posts...

And don’t take my word for it….have a look at my testimonials page, to get a better idea of how I work.

Here are a few of my favourite things people have said of me:

“Only two words really needed to describe Phil…Top Man! He was so chilled out and extremely helpful at the same time. His eye for a shot was amazing. He was so friendly too, guests loved him. He was fantastic”
— Facebook Review
“Not sure where to start with thanking Phil for everything he did on our wedding day. Phil started out early in the morning and didn’t leave until well into the night, all the while making myself, my new husband, our bridal party and all of our guests feel totally at ease. Most of the time we didn’t even realise he was around us. Such a genuine, lovely guy! Phil produced the most amazing preview of photos less than 24 hours later, followed by so many well deserved compliments from family members, guests and friends both near and far. We simply can’t recommend him enough! Phil, you helped make our day the special one that we wished for and we can’t thank you enough for that! You are amazing at what you do and we’ll be forever grateful for our beautiful photographic memories. Thank you! Love from Claire & Keiran, 16.06.18”
— Facebook Review
“Well what a man fantastic not only amazing photographer and perfectionist he was an absolute pleasure to he around lovely man. My husband wouldn’t been ready with out you � only seen a few photos and I can’t wait to see more as the look fantastic. Highly recommended! (Beware of the shots) thank you Phillip hope to see you again in future take care Mr and Mrs Pritchard xx”
— Facebook Review
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selfie of philip warren and bride and groom
me and the happy bride at coombe lodge

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