"Like most couples we felt that finding the right photographer for our wedding was one of the most important things to get right, and as soon as we came across Phil's website, we knew he was going to be spot on. We loved his portfolio and especially liked his more natural and un-posed approach to photography so I emailed him with a couple of queries. He replied promptly and I was very impressed with his professional, organised approach and documentation of everything that we discussed, instantly making me feel relaxed and that we had found the right man for the job!
We decided to get an engagement shoot as well as the wedding photos and he made us feel at ease straight away during the shoot and we ended up with some great pictures- he even took some of our dogs which was a bit of a challenge because they wouldn't sit still! On the wedding day he managed to take pictures without intruding and efficiently captured the day with brilliant results. We couldn't be happier with our wonderful wedding photos and would highly recommend Phil- check out his portfolio, the pictures speak for themselves!"
Rachel & Sean
"I first met Phil when my best friend got married in 2012. I remember meeting Phil when he first arrived at her parents’ house and then realised I wasn't aware of him the rest of the day. When I saw her photos I remember thinking how perfectly Phil had captured the beauty and happiness of the day without being intrusive at all. So when Ally and I started planning our wedding Phil was first on our list of people to call. Phil was warm and friendly from the offset and made both my husband and I feel perfectly relaxed. On the day Phil was first class, making suggestions when appropriate but predominately letting us enjoy our day.
So many people commented on how they loved that Phil didn’t take us away from the celebrations for ages for lots of formal photos (partly due to the rain that wasn’t for stopping and partly because of his own style). Last weekend we looked through Phil’s photos with some of our friends and shared them with our parents and they brought back the most wonderful memories. Phil has a huge energy about him and captures the most incredible images for which we will always be very thankful. We’d recommend him to anyone."
Emma & Ally
"When we were considering who to use as a photographer for our wedding, we had some very firm requirements. We didn't want standard format wedding poses, we wanted someone who could capture the essence of the day, the feeling, the happiness and the atmosphere. Having said that, we knew we'd want about 8 - 10 set family poses. Talking to Phil, and meeting him in person, reassured us that he was the right man for the job. His attitude, his infectious enthusiasm for his work and most of all his excitement at what we wanted to achieve made our minds up straight away.
Sure enough, the "set pieces" were great, inventive use of the surroundings, but more importantly, didn't hassle or shepherd people, just coerced them into place with a wonderful smile and again that happy enthusiasm. Even in the formal shots you can feel the joy of the day. The real talent started when these were done and Phil disappeared into the background. His photographs have caught every important moment but without imposing his presence upon anyone. Every single picture tells a story, and every one of them has captured the joy of the day perfectly. Some are a work of genius. The guests all loved him. We loved him. But most of all, every time we look through the pictures he took, the day comes flooding back in 3D, real memories, not just pictures.
I'd recommend him over and over again."
Nicola & Jeff
"Phil, it was a pleasure to have you there on our special day! You were friendly, accommodating and approachable – Faye and I felt nothing but comfort from your work. Both ourselves and the guests believe your perfect balance between professionalism and your light-hearted personality made you a credit to your trade. We wish you all the best in your future!"
Euan and Faye
"Just spent the last 30 minutes scrolling through all my beautiful photos, that a photograph can make you laugh out loud, and bring a tear is a testament to capturing the moment for all time. Phil not only was part of our wedding party but an incredible addition, even when the weather proved to be something we couldn't fight. I thanked Phil numerous times before we even saw the photos because we knew he had been special. Your special day requires someone who almost thinks like you and feels like part of the day. Phil was that guy. We are delighted that our videographer captured you in the video as we barely saw you all day and wanted to include you as you were such a part of it all."
Maxine & James
"Just wanted to send you an email to say how much we love the album, it was definitely worth the wait, it is amazing, the quality of the print, leather, paper everything is fab!! Everyone that saw it over Christmas was very impressed, most people hadn't seen an album like it before, so big thumbs up to you and the Folio crew!!
Thanks for all your input into the wedding in general, we wanted a relaxed non intrusive photographer and pictures and we got that and more, I love my wedding pictures so much, fantastic memories!! Good luck for another busy year I am sure, and I will probably be in touch for more pictures from the gallery."
Jen & Andy Jamieson
"We hope this finds you well and having enjoyed the festive season? I must apologise for not having been in touch sooner, we wanted to see Andy and Jen’s album which put the final touch to their lovely day before contacting you. We were delighted with service you gave Jen and Andy, I have to tell you that we are not fans of wedding photographers that “take over” the event, and Jen was well aware of that when she chose you!!
You didn’t let her down, the photographs were beautiful, and you didn’t allow a rocky start (broken zip) to put you off your stride, calm prevailed and we got through it!! I have to tell you that a number of possible “would be parents” have enquired about you as it was noticed that you were everywhere you needed to be but never annoying! The large group image is fantastic and will be a great reminder for Jen and Andy for years to come, as to who all their guests were on the day.
Many thanks again, we have lovely memories of the day and great images to record it."
Carol and Sandy Lang (Parents of Jen Jamieson)
"From the first time we met Phil we knew he was the right photographer for us. He instantly made us feel at ease on our eshoot and it was great to have the chance to get to know him and go through our plans before the big day.
On the day he was very discreet and most of the time we didn't even notice he was there, yet he managed to capture all of the magical moments of our wedding with his natural style of photography. He even timed the group photos perfectly to get them in before the torrential downpour and got some great photos during the rain too!
Our wedding album arrived just before Christmas and looks amazing, what a great Christmas present! Phil was absolutely brilliant from start to finish and we can't thank him enough. Wishing you all the best for 2015."
Frances & Mike
"Melissa and I are based away from our native North-East but it was important to both of us that we should return home for such an important day as our Wedding. The organisation of a wedding long-distance presented us with a few challenges, but from our first meeting with you, we knew that photography to capture our big day would not be one of them!
On first meeting with you, we were impressed with not only your clear skills as a photographer and professionalism, but also your friendly character. You took real interest in our plans and what we hoped for our special day. From the off the process felt consultative with you making suggestions based on your demonstrable experience. You have clearly taken a great deal of care when considering the album manufacturers you partner with, in order to provide your clients a first class product to compliment your considerable skill as a photographer.
The pre-wedding photo shoot was not something we'd considered a part of our Wedding before you suggested it, however it turned out to be an important and memorable part of our experience.You were very thorough in your approach to planning our day and gathering the required information that would allow you to provide an excellent service, without becoming a noticeable part of the big day.
On the day of our Wedding itself you was as ever the friendly professional, all the planning and forethought clearly coming into play. Without being intrusive at all, you were able to fully document our special day with some great shots. (hark at me sounding like a pro, must have rubbed off eh!!)
To finish there's really nothing more to say than a big thank you for a superlative service from start to finish, we shall cherish the memories of our most special day for a long time to come, and the excellent albums you have provided us will allow those memories to be all the more vivid as the years take their toll on us!!
I would recommend anyone looking for a Wedding photographer in the North East (and beyond) to speak with Phil Nunez, you will not be disappointed!
All the Best, Thanks again,
P.S. As Melissa said to me the morning after our Wedding day "Can't we do it all again?"
Melissa & Gavin
"When we first met Phil on the eshoot we felt absolutely chuffed that we had found such a lovely guy to photograph our wedding. I’m sure lots of people aren’t used to being photographed professionally and I know myself and Andy were quite nervous about it, but Phil made us feel so relaxed we ended up having lots of fun at the eshoot and were really pleased with the photos. We were confident that Phil would do a fantastic job on the big day.
On our wedding day Phil arrived looking like a pro. We were all very impressed with his leather camera straps and colourful bow tie. Everyone was so at ease having him there during the morning preparations and throughout the whole day. As a wedding journalist Phil had told us he would produce natural photographs that would tell the story of our wedding, and that is exactly what he has done! We absolutely adore the photographs Phil has produced. He has captured moments that are so dear to us and hold such happy, happy memories. Phil’s unique style of photography was exactly what we had wanted. He was very discrete through the day, capturing unaware moments of laughter and love.
I can't recommend Phil enough. If you are looking for a photographer in the North East I can assure you, he is your man."
Elizabeth & Andy
"There's a few points I'd like to note, firstly, how easy and friendly the whole process has been from start to finish. As you mentioned to us, having a good relationship is essential in these things as we count ourselves extremely fortunate in that regard. The way you run your business also helped alleviate the stresses of wedding planning - we never thought for one moment anything was out of hand.
On the day, I can't tell you how relaxed you made us feel. Kay doesn't particularly like having her picture taken but she was never uncomfortable throughout the entire day. You judged perfectly the amount of time we would want to be away from the rest of the wedding party and you also got the style and theme of the photos absolutely spot on. We love them all.
I should also mention that an awful lot of people at the wedding mentioned how good you were at dealing with a crowd of awkward people in a thoroughly pleasant way!
Finally, we are absolutely delighted with the album. It's perfect from start to finish. Beautifully made and thoughtfully set out, with great images to help. The only problem we have is we don't want to take it out of the pouch because it's so immaculate!
It speaks volumes of your work that two of our friends want to use your services at their weddings and we'll have no hesitations recommending you in the future. We look forward to seeing you next year a couple of times, hopefully. Thanks again.."
Kay & Alex
"Hi Phil - we just wanted to say thank you so much for giving us the best wedding photographs – we love them, as does everyone who has seen them!
You were so easy to work with from the get-go which makes such a difference when wedding planning can be stressful, and your easy-going yet professional attitude was a big help.
The pre-wedding shoot was relaxed and really beneficial as it got us used to being photographed, and on the day itself we barely noticed you were there; the photography was non-obtrusive yet captured amazing moments and memories for us. We can’t praise or thank you enough, we’re so thrilled with our pictures!"
Joanna & James
"After seeing my friend's amazing wedding photos that captured her very special day in every way, I knew we needed to book Phil for our special day ASAP!
As soon as we met Phil we knew he would be able to capture our special day in the way we wanted. We didn't want lots of posing photos, it's not us and with having a young family we wanted to be able to really enjoy our day without spending hours in front of the camera.
On our special day Phil was a true professional. Snapping away in the back ground and to be honest we didn't even know he was there, prefect for us who hate having our photos taken in the first place.
We weren't disappointed when our photos arrived. Phil had captured every single detail of our special day, right down to the table decorations that had taken us so long to make! Our wedding album is out of this world. It tells the story our wedding day from start to finish, capturing those special moments we had missed like people's faces when I walked down the aisle and my husband to be looking nervous waiting for his bride.
We'd have no hesitation in recommending Phil to any bride and groom looking to book an amazing photographer for their wedding day."
Jo & Chris
"Everyone's looked through the photos now and we can't thank you enough! You've totally captured the day and it's brought back many happy memories looking through them.
We also want to thank you for all the effort you put into the day, which we know couldn't have been easy with all the extra Norwegian traditions. Our family and friends commented on how professional you were, but at the same time what a nice, down to earth guy you are. We couldn't have asked for anyone better to capture our day.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas!"
Gemma & Jan
"First and foremost we would like to say a huge 'Thank-You' for all the fantastically hard work that you have put in for us from the first meeting right through to the album posting. We chose you for a few reasons. Firstly we were so impressed with all of your sample photos that you have on your website & the ones that you showed us at our first meeting in the St. Tropez of Sunderland! You were so friendly from the off & nothing seemed to be to much of an issue. We were also looking for someone who would capture the story of our day with lots of natural shots. When it came around to our e-shoot we had to admit we were both pretty nervous & unsure of what to expect. You made it easy on us by meeting us at a location that we were both very accustomed to and happy to be there. When the shoot started you gave us all the instructions needed to make something quite alien & strange to us appear very natural on the shots at the end of the day. I remember Fiona saying "I doubt there'll be any good ones in there", how very wrong she was! The whole set of images were amazing!!
Following the e-shoot you kept in contact with us regarding all the admin that comes along with a wedding, plus giving advice on possible albums. We arranged our times for the wedding day itself, however as we hadn't fixed everything for our wedding this was just a guide which you were more than happy to go with & confirm exact times on the days closer to the the wedding. On the morning of the wedding you arrived promptly & were around during Fiona's morning. You picked your times well, got shots of the important moments but also gave her space when it was needed, in which time you went & captured images of our venue. We were so happy to see these in our set as we had spent a lot of time making many of our decorations, table centres & seating plan.
Throughout the rest of the day I can honestly say I hardly saw you! The most we saw of you was when we had our 'posed' family shots and the cat never saw you coming!! After those you drifted away from us to capture the day from the view of our guests, which was just what we wanted! You used your photographer's eye & only grabbed us when there was some 'good light' or 'a great shot to be had here' You stayed with us right from the very beginning of our day until well into the dancing after our first dance, which many of the other photographers do not seem to want to do.
Then it came to the final photos, they are absolutely beautiful! We literally could not have been happier with what we saw. The whole set took us through our day again and Fi still cries when she looks at them, but they also gave us extra things that we would've missed had you not had your eyes everywhere. Right then we knew that we had made a great decision hiring you. The work you then continued to do in designing our album was great. We felt we were being picky in asking you to change some of the pictures around in this process but you made no fuss at all, you just wanted to make the album look as good as possible whilst including all of our changes! So just once again this is a huge huge Thanks for giving us an album we can look upon & remember our day with just as big a smile as we did on the day itself!! Thank you."
Mark & Fiona
"From the first meeting with Phil we knew we had chosen the right photographer for us. Our families really wanted a professional photographer but we weren't sure as, let's just say, neither of us are great in front of a camera! We had also been to a lot of weddings where the photographer had taken over the show, bossing people around and producing some sickeningly cheesy photos! We really didn't want any posed shots just rather a more natural documentation of the day. We wanted to enjoy our day with friends and family and not be harassed by hours of staged shots. The group photos took no time at all, some he captured in just one shot and they still turned out stunning!
When it came to the couple shots which we had not been looking forward to Phil was great as it didn't seem like we were having our photos taken at all, just enjoying some time together. Phil's approach was to just let us go for a walk together and he just snapped away in the background. The result was naturally stunning photos which were not the dreaded cheese we thought would come from a professional photographer. We were so grateful too as we now look back at the walk and time out together as one of the most special parts of our day.
We hardly noticed Phil on the day so to be honest we didn't have a clue how the photos would come back but we couldn't be happier and neither could our friends and family. Everyone has commented on how professional and friendly Phil was. We would highly recommend him. The photos are more than we could have hoped for and we love them."
Emma & Owen
"It's really difficult choosing a wedding photographer but as soon as we met Phil we knew we had to have him. He is an instantly likeable chap, clearly loves what he does and goes that extra mile. Phil's photographs captured our day beautifully, they were lovely and natural, exactly what we wanted. He managed to get some real gems all because he blended in perfectly with our other guests. We would thoroughly recommend Phil to all our friends and family, as he has created us some lovely memories in picture form. Thanks Phil."
Amy & Sam
"From the moment we met Phil we knew that he was the right choice. His friendly, welcoming personality and warm documentary style was just what we were looking for; and he just seemed to 'get' us as a couple. His friendly professionalism continued all the way through the lead up to the wedding, the day itself and afterwards in delivering the photographs. And what photographs they are...he beautifully documented all the fun of the day, and much of the time without even knowing he was there. So many people have commented how wonderful the photographs are and they will be treasured for the rest of our lives. There is no substitute for a truly skilled photographer and Phil will make sure every moment of your day is captured in a truly unique way."
Natasha & Jack
"Phil, true to his word, managed to capture the atmosphere and just every special moment of our day. He successfully helped us both (and our families) feel at ease, and quickly learnt what was important to us in our photos. We love that we have a collection of shots which show everything from our panic (not Phil's!) as rain set in during our couple photos to a more relaxed and natural approach to the typically more rigid family poses.
We would not hesitate to recommend Phil to anyone, he has definitely done our day justice and we know that we will always treasure our wedding photos."
Hannah & James
"My first meeting with Phil was on Skype simply because some thousands of kilometres separated us. The very first second Phil broke the ice and put me at ease while discussing the shots and the wedding day itself, I had a feeling I had known him for ages.
Every single detail he wrote down and he even tried to learn Russian guests' names so he could address them! That was great effort. After our conversation I was sure that with Phil, nothing could possibly go wrong with the photography on our wedding day.
The wedding itself was absolutely amazing. Beautiful venue, brilliant September day, everybody was relaxed and enjoying their day. Phil took gorgeous pictures - all the emotions of the day are there, not a single smile or tear slipped out of his sight. Phil has done a really great job, a true professional and an amazing person to know.
Some details of the day might be forgotten one day, but the wedding photographs will be with us for many generations ahead. We are truly grateful to Phil and wish him many happy weddings and beautiful photos in the future!
Zinaida & John
"Having just received our wedding pictures from Phil it was fantastic to look through them all and remember how much fun our wedding was, He managed to capture our day to perfection. His shots are beautifully natural, taking in all the smiles and laughter we'd hoped for.
His eye for detail is outstanding, giving us pictures of all the little things that made the day so special. We were so grateful for his relaxed and friendly attitude as he made two camera fearing people feel completely at ease. The entire process of working with him has been a pleasure. We couldn't have hoped for better pictures. Thank you so much.
Louise & Byron
"During our search for a wedding photographer we were encouraged to contact Phil Nunez. My husband and I were unsure about the whole process given that we hate having our photo taken! When we met with Phil prior to the wedding, he immediately put us at ease. He listened carefully to us and was respectful of our wishes and honest about what he would provide.
On the day of the wedding, Phil was fantastic. He was early, provided us with an unbelievable number of shots in a very short amount of time, and stayed longer than we had paid for. He blended into the crowd during the ceremony and was polite but efficient with our party during the group shots.
We were genuinely shocked by how delighted we were with the end result. We are not easy to please but can honestly say the photos are artistic, flattering and we couldn’t be happier with them. Phil comes highly recommended."
Katriona & Neil
"Well on our wedding day the rain did most certainly pour down. However, the hideous weather did not hinder Phil! He did an amazing job despite the conditions! Phil is a true professional and his shots speak for themselves. He captured our special day with some amazing photography and had great ideas for our pictures. From our first meeting phil was friendly and put us at ease when discussing how we wanted our wedding day to be photographed.On the wedding day despite me freaking out about the weather Phil was really positive and turned the rain to our advantage! In fact our images have been described by a few people as "the best they have ever seen" and we most certainly agree! Phil is a genuine true pro and has given us our special memories forever, thank you!"
Donna & Paul
"Our amazing photographs will give us cherished memories of our beautiful day to remember forever. Phil captured all our special moments and is an inspiration to photography and a nice bloke to go with it.He comes very highly recommended by us over and over. Thanks Phil for making our day and our memories so special."
Margaret & Bruce
"Phil covered our wedding last summer. Before we get to the quality of the images let's talk about the practicalities. Prior to the wedding Phil spent some time with us to discover a bit more about us and our requirements. Phil impressed me with his professionalism and approachable manner. On the big day i didn't even notice Phil, he was invisible. A short time afterwards our images were uploaded and were convenient to purchase by our family and friends over the internet. On viewing the images it was plain to see that Phil's reputation was going to sky rocket very soon. Phil seems to possess the timing and vision to be able to spot a great photo opportunity when your average photographer would still be fiddling with his lens cap. Phil's interpretations of our special day have captured the vibe, characters and personal situations which we missed and has led to intimate jaw dropping images conveying charm and atmosphere. His passion for quality photography is completely apparent in his work. Alex and I as well as family and friends will enjoy the images forever."
Daniel & Alex
north east wedding photographer offering unposed and off the cuff storytelling photography with emotional impact that's where i'm at. // uneasy in front of camera, no problem, i got your back // can't promise i won't say "work it baby" on the odd occasion, it's a great ice breaker//
bye for now, maybe speak soon.
much love - phil x