Meet Paul Underhill

For over two decades, Paul has dedicated his craft to immortalising life’s most cherished moments with unwavering passion, a discerning eye for detail, and an artistic touch.

From grand celebrations at opulent venues to intimate family gatherings, from the magic of music festivals to the gravitas of international conferences, Paul specialises in capturing the essence of events, infusing each frame with creativity and immediacy.

His unique talent lies in his ability to uncover the subtle nuances of human interactions during emotional, transformative, and challenging occasions. Through his lens, he ensures that the intimacy, vitality, and jubilation of the moment are preserved for posterity.

Paul has also collaborated with a diverse range of international brands and local businesses, delivering exceptional commercial photography that includes captivating lifestyle portraits and innovative creations for expansive marketing campaigns.

With a profound passion for people, Paul offers a friendly, unobtrusive photography service that puts your subjects at ease and immortalizes every moment with stunning precision. Whether it’s capturing the essence of your event or elevating your corporate image, Paul seamlessly blends creativity and strategy to showcase your brand, product, or service.

Residing in the scenic town of Bournemouth, Dorset, Paul frequently extends his services to London and the South Coast, and is available for assignments both nationally and abroad.

Dorset creative photographer Paul Underhill

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An interview with Paul


How did you become a professional photographer?

Photography became a passion from a very young age after my parents gave me a camera as a gift. The hobby naturally grew into a career as I discovered an artistic talent and an imaginative eye for images. I love taking photographs, being creative and producing great photos.

What do you enjoy best about your job?

There is no better satisfaction then having someone appreciate your photography. This has always driven me to produce images that excel every time, striving to exceed my potential both creatively and technically, this has allowed me to organically evolve as a photographer.

Whether fulfilling a commercial client’s brief for promotional photography or having a happy couple, their family and friends smile as they view their wedding day photos and get transported back to all the special moments.

What makes you stand out from your competition?

I have travelled the globe working as a photojournalist for the international press, glossy magazines and corporate brands, specialising in capturing the moment through lifestyle portraiture and event photography.

25 years of unique experience working for a wide variety of clients in diverse locations, from specific briefs through to openly expressive artistry and tight deadlines, has developed my technical skills, creative abilities, eye for detail and a professional approach.

How would you describe your services?

I always ensure I offer the same high standard of personal service to every client so that they receive the best possible images and professional service. From an initial consultancy to discuss their photography requirements to arranging post production work to ensure each image is at its best.

Using the latest digital technology and high end professional camera equipment I ensure all my clients receive the best glossy magazine quality no matter how large or small the shoot.

Fully digital production allows for changes and enhancements to achieve outstanding results even in the most difficult of situations, in addition to allowing endless creative control and artistry.

What type of photography do you produce?

As a full-time professional photographer and photojournalist I specialise in documenting weddings, a wide variety of special events including corporate conferences, through reportage and lifestyle photography. Commerical photography for local SME’s and international brands including staff portraits, product and location photography.

What photographic equipment do you use?

To ensure that I am able to supply the highest quality and reliability all my equipment is a professional grade. The cameras are Canon’s flagship models enabling superior image capture. The optics are Canon’s L series professional lenses that ensure sharp and crisp images. I always have spare equipment with me at all times and have them regularly serviced.

Peace of mind

As a professional photographer I have full comprehensive public liability insurance and professional indemnity cover.

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