St Mary Redcliffe + Paintworks wedding photography

I’ve often driven or walked past the St Mary Redcliffe church and thought to myself “I’d love to shoot a wedding in there”. So it was amazing to finally have the opportunity. If you don’t know the venue, it’s a piece of iconic Bristol architecture with the most epic interior you’ve ever seen in a church. The weather didn’t exactly play ball so we had to do a little bit of rain dodging but we still managed just fine.

The second part of the day was hosted at my old stomping ground where I once had a photographic studio, the super trendy Paintworks. The colour and cool urban space couldn’t anymore different from the church, but it worked really well. It was the perfect blend of traditional and new architecture. Thankfully, just after the speeches the dark clouds cleared and the sun came out just in time for a round of sunset couple portraits. I wasn’t short of rustic bricks and colourful panels to work with.


“The quality and quantity of photos we received have really blown us away, and he perfectly captured the various stages of our wedding across a traditional church and modern venue, really showing an impressive breadth of skills.”

“We were both very keen to not have our photographs feel forced or super choreographed, our wedding was meant to be a laidback celebration with our friends and family, and we wanted our photographs to reflect that. Simon was the perfect choice for this! He was professional and thorough, easy to work with and definitely helped put us at ease. 
 The engagement shoot was something that we initially dreaded, but ended up being a fantastic way for us to become more comfortable with the situation as a whole. Given one of our guests has already asked for Simon’s contact details and booked him for one of their events, I think it’s safe to say we weren’t the only ones who were impressed!”

Jess + George

If you’re looking for St Mary Redcliffe or Paintworks wedding photography, please call 07900932139 or email

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Church – St Mary Redcliffe

Venue – Paintworks

DJ – Rhythmic Revelry

Flowers – Stone Roses
Cake – Joanne Pyda Cake Studio
Pytch Lighting & Sound
Catering – Relish

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