Paul Swift Photography

COVID-19 Update
I'm still taking bookings for 2021 and beyond, so please do get in touch. I'm now back available for face-to-face meetings, though Zoom is still faster and easier for you.
I'm Paul, an award-winning Lancashire wedding photographer who specialises in creating natural fun looking wedding photographs. Images that are authentic and a true reflection of your personalities.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Shoot with Film
Images on USB
Online Shop
Photo Printing
Full Description
Hi, I’m Paul, I specialise in beautiful, natural wedding photography in Lancashire, UK. I love nothing more than spending wedding days capturing your moments with honesty, fun, and emotion. This is to ensure that you receive photos that capture your personalities and provide you with memories to love. Happy Wedding Photography, For Happy Couples. If you’re looking for a relaxed wedding day with a photographer that you can just get along with and have fun, who will help you relax when in front of the camera then you’re in the right place. I know that there is a vast amount of photographers in this world, let alone Lancashire, and then the different styles and prices to contend with. If I can help you narrow this a bit, then let's go for it: - Are you looking to have a relaxed, fun and above all else enjoy your wedding day with your guests without spending hours away from them? - Would you like a photographer that takes the time to find out what you actually want from your wedding photos rather than their portfolio? If so, then you’re in the right place. Your wedding photography is an investment. All your beautiful wedding day moments are too precious to leave languishing on your hard drive. That’s why I now include at least 25 quality prints of your choice with every package, in addition to your digital photos. My statement: I like and love a lot of things in life, especially weddings. I love couples who laugh, who are not perfectionists, don’t take things too seriously, who just want to enjoy their wedding day. I love my job, it gives me the unique opportunity to tell your wedding day through beautiful images – so that you can relive your anticipations, your laughter, your tears every time you see your wedding photos – ‘Your Wedding Story’.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Vicky and Stan
Married in May 2021
May 2021
He made such an impression that our Best Man booked him for his wedding
We got married at Mitton Hall in 2017 and Paul was our photographer. From the initial phone call to the delivery of our album, we felt at ease. He puts in the extra effort to find out about you and what you need. He gave us loads of helpful tips and ideas from years of experience. We felt like everything was planned perfectly before and on the day. He made such an impression that our Best Man booked him for his wedding, so we saw him again last year! We hope to see him again one day in the future!
Martin and Yvonne
Married in May 2021
May 2021
Paul has such a relaxed nature that puts everyone at ease and this is very important for your big day
Where do we start! It all begins with a competition I entered online ( which I won) followed by a complimentary photoshoot... and we went from there - leading to Paul being our chosen wedding photographer which was an easy choice given we had built a relationship. Picking the correct photographer is very important and Paul took all that stress off our hands. Paul has such a relaxed nature that puts everyone at ease and this is very important for your big day. Nothing was too much trouble, he went that extra mile and everything we asked of him was done without any issues. We have to say though the pictures were exceptional and he has given us some amazing memories we will cherish forever. We would have no hesitation in recommending Paul, he made us laugh throughout the day and clearly loves what he does. Thank you Paul.
Jen Porteous - Function Manager at Mitton Hall
Wedding: May 2021
May 2021
He has such a relaxed nature that puts everyone at ease
I have worked with Paul in my capacity as Function Manager at Mitton Hall a few times now and I always look forward to working with him. He has such a relaxed nature that puts everyone at ease, which is key for such a big day. He is very professional and personable and works incredibly well with our team as he knows how tight our timings can be. I would highly recommend Paul Swift Photography to anyone who asked. 😃
Emily and Adam
Married in May 2021
May 2021
Thank you Paul we would recommend you to any couple!
As someone who loves photographs, we wanted a wedding photographer who could create a journey of the whole day, someone who didn’t mind talking lots and lots of pictures. Paul completely understood what we wanted when we met with him and couldn’t have done a more beautiful job of taking our wedding photographs in August 2019. Paul’s previous experience at our wedding venue, Mitton Hall, allowed us to feel comfortable and confident that our photographs would be amazing. Thank you Paul we would recommend you to any couple! 😊
Rob and Jessica
Married in January 2021
February 2021
He makes guests feel comfortable and works efficiently.
Friendly, professional, punctual, meticulous, skillful... these are probably just some of the attributes you look for in a wedding photographer. Paul could be accurately described as every one of those above words. If I had to pick one area which really, really stood out, I would say Paul really offers a personal and friendly photography experience. He takes the time to listen to you as a couple and discuss all aspects of the day. He has a fountain of knowledge that can be drawn upon for help with all aspects of the wedding. His work speaks for its self so there is no need for me to say anything further on that. You can see how his work is sublime. An image doesn't tell you how Paul conducts himself. Paul is able to work with everyone to capture what is needed. He makes guests feel comfortable and works efficiently. Make no mistake, his efficiency does not compromise quality. Words cannot really do him justice, you need to reach out to him and see what he is about. So, thank you Paul for capturing mine and my wife's wedding day. In the whirlwind of the day and the months that follow, the memories can start to fade. One look at the photos brings all the happiness back.
Danielle and David
Married in November 2020
February 2021
photos are beyond stunning and will treasure them for years to come!
Literally aren’t enough words to express how thankful myself and my husband David were to have Paul as our photographer for our wedding. Due to Covid our original date was postponed, Paul agreed to do our new date and then even moved childcare around when we suddenly had to bring our wedding forward 10 days early due to lockdown 2.0 Not only did he capture our day absolutely perfectly but really helped and reassured us every step of the way. Paul, you are a top bloke and we’re so lucky to have met you! Our photos are beyond stunning and will treasure them for years to come! We can’t wait to book more shoots in the future next one for our little sausage dog Dexter. Xx
Location & Contact Details


42 Commercial Street, Rishton, Lancashire, BB1 4NB, England

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Press & Awards


Lancashire Magazine
Your Northwest Wedding Magazine

Industry Awards (1)

Multi awards from the guild of photographers