Colin Macleod Paul is a professional wedding photographer based in Cornwall. He loves the fresh opportunities and the creative insights that photography presents and respects the privileged position that a wedding photographer has on your special day.
Colin has taken photos nearly all of his life but has been a Cornwall wedding photographer for the last 7 years stumbling into the business by accident when a friend asked him to photograph her wedding. That went well, her friends asked him to do the same and Macleod Paul Photography was born.
Setting up a new business is never easy and it would have been simpler to research and copy what the competition were doing but he chose not to. Instead he designed his business around the standard of service he would expect to receive as a Client and that principle governs everything he does.
That was over 150 weddings ago and now Colin limits the number of weddings he photographs per year so you always have his full attention and that your wedding photographs are delivered quickly and efficiently usually within two weeks of your big day.
Service & Pricing - What to Expect
Colin is excellent with people and skilled at blending in with your guests, calming your nerves and putting people at ease. Punctual and organised, Colin is happy to work with your event planner and can offer advice about incorporating photography into your day without it being disruptive or intrusive, helping to make your wedding day run smoothly.
Customer service is Colin’s top priority and so he likes to meet up with you a few times before your wedding whenever possible to get to know you. This helps you feel relaxed in his company and helps him get to know what you like and what you don’t!
Bespoke pricing means you only pay for the photography elements you want so every wedding is priced individually depending on the service level you choose.
With pricing options starting at just £500 and a full day service (from bridal preparation to the first dance and including all travel within Cornwall) costing about £1,000 including a magazine style album, USB delivery, an online password gallery and all pre-wedding meetings and venue visits etc.
Images can be delivered in whatever format you choose including digital images on USB, printed wedding albums, soft cover magazines, canvasses, prints: you name it we can do it!
Colin individually edits every photograph, so there’s no use of mass filters or presets but his main aim is to get the image as close to perfect in the camera in the first place, so only minimal editing is needed. He also uses only minimal Photoshop manipulation – although he will tidy up ‘clutter’ from venues that can’t be bothered to do it themselves!
Using only professional standard equipment (and lighting when necessary) with back ups in case of technical failure, Colin is able to work in difficult conditions, be that because of weather or environmental restrictions – including underground where flash is prohibited.
Peace of Mind
Colin is fully insured for public liability, professional indemnity and employers liability and is happy to show proof of those insurances to your venue if asked.
For venues where he has not photographed before, he visits the venue ahead of the big day and make sure events organisers know who he is. Colin is experienced at fitting in with a venue’s staff and working with the wedding event planner to ensure that your big day runs smoothly.