I’m Paul Pope,
Photographer & Educator

Based in Birmingham, I specialize in wedding photography.

Paul provides a creative and sought-after style of reportage photography to weddings, engagements, elopements & events in Birmingham, the West Midlands and UK.

He has over twenty years’ experience with every type of ceremony and venue, and his work has been featured in many top bridal publications and on online wedding guides.

A recipient of numerous international photography awards, Paul is ranked alongside the leading documentary wedding photographers in the world.

In 2008, Paul received a PhD in Psychology from The University of Birmingham, where he also delivers the ‘Psychology of Popular Media Culture’ and ‘Vision and Action’ curriculums. His research has been presented throughout the world, and published in many top scientific journals.

He is also a keen 35mm film photographer and uses this analogue format for personal projects, and for its aesthetic appeal.

Paul Pope

Awards / Recognition

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2019.
  • Official Photographer, House of Lords, 2006-08, 2010-11, 2018.
  • Photographer of the Year Finalist, English Wedding Awards, 2016.
  • One of the finest Birmingham wedding photographers to capture your big day! Zankyou Weddings, 2016.
  • Multiple Masterpiece Awards, Wedding Photojournalist Association, 2014.
  • Masterpiece Award, Wedding Photojournalist Association, 2013.
  • One of the UK’s best wedding photographers, Perfect Wedding Magazine, 2012.
  • Highly Recommended Wedding Photographer, Wedding Ideas Magazine, 2010.


Rock My Wedding • Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine • Perfect Wedding Magazine • Wedding Ideas Magazine • You & Your Wedding • Easy Weddings • CoCo Wedding Venues • The English Wedding Blog • Ready or Knot • WOW Our Wedding • Zankyou weddings


  • How to take award-winning photos? University of Birmingham, 2019.
  • Core degree level lectures, University of Birmingham, 2002-Present.

Happy Couples Say

Thank you for helping us feel so relaxed on such a hectic day. You were willing to go with the flow and join in the fun. Every photo was beautiful, and the album is second to none. A true professional.

Sarah & Tom

Paul, the photos are amazing!!! You were wonderful and made us all feel very relaxed. You have created a wonderful set of memories.

Abby & Darren

We would not hesitate in recommending Paul to capture those special moments on what is a very stressful day. A friendly and accommodating service from enquiry to album collection.

Frances & Adam

Thank you so very much for the personal attention you gave us prior to the occasion and on our special day. You have captured our personalities perfectly!!!

Diana & Bill