Travel

Paul travels widely, both abroad and in the UK, often spending his weekends at both religious and secular festivals. He researches his subject matter in great depth and has forged significant personal contacts in diverse religious and secular communities, often resulting in exceptional access to areas that might be denied to other photographers. Paul values not only this privileged position but also the warmth and hospitality with which he is so often received which has resulted in some remarkable portraits as well as insights into communities, celebrations and sacred events which he has then been able to make accessible to worldwide audience. Good examples are Paul’s photographs of the Jewish community in North London and the Lag B’Omer festival in Djerba, Tunisia, which can be seen on the Reportage page.

What My Clients Say

What can we say! Paul was amazing! Very professional but able to fit in with the quirkiness of the day perfectly. We didn't want too many "posed" pictures and he understood that and managed to capture lots of happy moments that may have otherwise been forgotten! He even managed to get some steady shots of Del Boy, which must have been difficult whilst giggling! Thank you so much Paul, you recorded our big day perfectly and gave us pictures to treasure for life. Dawn & Jay xx
Dawn & Jay Garrett
Bride & Groom
As soon as we spoke with Paul we knew he was the perfect photographer for us. Calm, friendly and endlessly patient, he managed to round up our very rowdy friends and family for individual and group shots throughout the day, without ever being pushy. Paul always went above and beyond of what we expected, including joining us at our church for the rehearsal so we could talk about where and when to take photos etc, and he also arrived early on the wedding morning to take the 'getting-ready' photos of flower girls, fathers, groom and best man etc, and some very specail photos of myself and our five year old daughter. What we really loved about our photos was the naturalness of them – of course, we wanted plenty of staged photos of all our family and friends together, but Paul managed to capture some unobserved snaps throughout the day, and these are among our most treasured. All in all, the only thing we didn't worry about with our wedding was the photography – Paul made us feel totally secure, relaxed and happy with this very important aspect of our big day, and the photos at the end of it were nothing less than amazing. Thank you so much, Paul! Speak soon! x
Ziggy & Christopher Newport
Bride & groom
We'd really like to thank you for being so lovely and supportive on the day too - you have a great friendly demeanor which makes people feel at ease even in front of the camera and you were able to orchestrate both the big group shots and the shots of the two of us with a laid back confidence, which in turn made us confident, so thank you. We'd also just like to say thank you for putting in such a long stint on the day! Right from the hotel in Hitchin to the first dance and cake, it was a long time and involved lots of travelling so we are really grateful to you for agreeing to cover all these parts. It is wonderful to have such a complete record of the day all captured professionally. Thanks very much again, we will be sure to recommend you to everyone we know! :) Kind regards, Sue & Jason x
Sue & Jason
Bride and Groom
OMG..... The photos are amazing ,we love each and every single one of them! Thank you sooo sooooooo much for everything and thank you for being part of our beautiful day, it wouldnt be the same without you. Everybody loved it and they did say how nice you were too. We can not thank you enough. I promise is there is any events coming up and we need someone for photoes i will get in touch for sure. You really did us proud.
Monika & Nagib
Bride & Groom
Paul did an amazing job taking photos for our wedding. Throughout the day he was discreet android managed to capture not only all our guests but every special moment. He was creative and easy to work with. My husband and I couldn't recommend Paul more highly. He really is an exceptional wedding photographer!
Seema Khan
Bride
These are absolutely brilliant! Should really be working but have just gone through them all and very very happy!. Thanks so much for being our photographer and sharing our amazing day.
Nic & Andy Jeffries
Paul is astoundingly professional in all aspects. He has some great ideas to capture special moments. Top quality photographer at a very reasonable rate! Very cheerful personality! Everyone at the event was very pleased with him. Looking forward to working with him again!
Adele & Max
Bride & Groom
I found Paul, via a website designed to match people looking for professionals in their local area. And what a find! We arranged to meet (he came to us) for a non-committal chat, to which he brought along a very impressive catalogue of his previous appointments. We hit it off immediately; Paul is open, honest, friendly and upfront about expectations and costs. Included in his total price were a committal to the entire day, approximately 500 photos, a usb stick delivered in a bespoke presentation box, a bespoke presentation coffee table book and the option of setting up a website that friends and family could access for no extra cost. His fees are very reasonable, his service excellent and his organisation beyond fantastic. Prior to our wedding, we signed the necessary contract, which apart from the legalities, also gave us options: "Do you have any particular photo scenarios that you'd like?", "Do you have any particular editing requirements?" etc... On the day itself, Paul was absolutely amazing; I really cannot emphasise enough how truly brilliant he was. He was sent here and there with no complaints, gave us suggestions, and even gave us a lift to our venue, when I'd forgotten to book transport! One of his requirements is to have a meal provided; we included him in our seating plan, joining us for our wedding meal, because he was not only more than welcome, but such an important part of our day. I cannot recommend Paul highly enough; just hire him - you won't regret it, and you'll thank your lucky stars that you did. Believe me. Thank you, Paul, for everything... Briony Pickford and Stefan Tucker xx xx
Briony Pickford and Stefan Tucker
Bride & Groom
Paul was the photographer on our special day. His professionalism and friendliness made us comfortable in front of the camera, which results in so many great, beautiful shots that reflect such special moments. Thank you for being part of our memorable day :)
Bii Orprasert
Bride
Paul greatly contributed to the success of my wedding day by capturing the joy, happiness and laughter of the occasion through his discrete but wonderfully natural and candid photography. He orchestrated the family and group shots effectively - encouraging the right groups to form together. I am very happy with the results and highly recommend his work.
Tony Swanson
Groom
Dearest Paul, they were fantastic, I shall forever be grateful to you for capturing those moments so dear to a father's heart, it was special as it was an interfaith marriage too, and your touch has made it a memorable day, apart from my little Farah so wanted a photo by herself like her cousin(only joking). With million thanks. Nur
Nur
Father of the bride Najlaa & Joe
From my first meeting with Paul on a cold Sunday afternoon in March where he turned up in a suit and his profile I knew he would be a perfect fit for what I was looking for. He made me feel relaxed, there was no pressure and his mannerism was professional and calm. On the day he was happy to get any shots we wanted and suggested other shots we had not thought about, he was not pushy in any way. All the guests said they felt he was non-intrusive and and friendly. He got some amazing shots, including one where my veil was lifted by the wind, some great non-posing photos which is what we wanted as well as the usual wedding shots. The usb stick was delivered by special delivery and was in a personalised presentation box. Everyone who saw the photos have commented on how great they look. Paul really is a brilliant photographer and I would recommend him. If I need any photography in the future I would defiantly appoint Paul.
Zeena & Ian
We had a fantastic day and we are so glad that we secured Paul for our services for the event. Really, we couldn't have asked for a photographer better-suited to our needs. Feedback from everyone involved has been unanimously positive. Thank you very much indeed. We have already and will in future recommend you, and are confident that you will go from success to more success as a wedding photographer.
Jon & Victoria
Bride & Groom
If you are looking for a photographer to capture the true essence of your big day, then look no further. We cannot rate Paul any higher as he is extremely professional. Our photos are amazing – can’t quite believe how amazing they are and all my friends and family loved them!Paul has captured so many magical moments of our special day. We couldn't dream of having better photographer.
Kate & Greg
Bride & Groom
Paul was keen and helpful. He took the pictures I wanted which came beautifully presented on a personalised memory stick. The photos were natural and fun. Paul was able to put me and my husband at ease and we shared a laugh and a joke. Paul captured our day beautifully.
Dipa & Prakash
Paul captured our wedding day perfectly. He arrived at 11am to my chaotic hotel room where myself and my bridesmaids were getting ready. He was so patient with the younger bridesmaids who constantly badgered him for pictures. I felt completely relaxed forgetting that he was snapping away. During the service I did not notice Paul at all, he was very discreet but still managed to get really great natural shots. It was truly a pleasure to have him there, he managed the large group shots with as much ease as he managed the smaller intimate shots. I would recommend Paul Gapper to anyone looking for natural shots mixed with posed shots. He really helped to make our fantastic day everything it could be.
Kerry and Paul
"Creative. Professional. Reliable. Passionate. Honest. Paul is the amazing photographer who shot our wedding. Our experience as clients of Paul was that he was patient, on time, easy to work with, listens, and engaging. The last thing a bride needs to stress about on her big day is whether things are going according to plan or not."
Tony & Sarah
"I recommend Paul to you as a fine, sensitive and sensible photographer who is serious about his art. He listened to us with respect as to what we hoped for as the result, and gave us the confidence to trust in his ability to produce the superlative album of photos that we treasure."
Cameron & Jan

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