Photography is what I do, photography is what I am, photography is WHO I am! I can’t seem to leave the house without looking at everything I see and wonder what it would look like from the other side of my lens. But it’s not JUST the basic concept of, ‘photography’ that fascinates me.
It’s the free and endless world of fairy tale and fantasy (so to speak) that it allows me create and become a part of.
Wedding photography is what I specialise in. Some don’t like the pressure but it is where I thrive. Being a Birmingham based Photographer has by no means thawed my business reach. I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing and inspirational photographers and models alike from all over. One thing I have learnt is that in the absence of a camera, these people, (well, most of them) are completely normal and everyday characters. But when the camera starts snapping, something else comes alive.
A creative ‘x factor’ if you like, that enables some of the best photography to be born starts to manifest. I’ve come to realise that this phenomenon is nothing at all mystical. Simply put, photography on a whole is a an extension of a models/photographers character and personality. An extension that could well never have been seen in most other normal walks of daily life. The resulting final images created, is the by-product. A pretty satisfying by product!
From the very first stage, where that shutter closes, to the very end when the final touches of colour are adjusted… each and every photograph I take has embarked on a journey of creation and bloom to become something alive where quite literally, there was once nothing.
Just as an artist would paint their canvas, or a musician composes a symphony – so I will create my own works of art through digital imagery. My wish now, is to share my pieces of art with the world… but more specifically, with you.
Thank you to Phillip and Zhenya for doing an exceptional family shoot and helping us to create lasting memories. Phillip recommended the location for our party of 10. Together they captured some wonderful posed portraits and candid shots, for both the group and individual photos. More...
Professional, creative, good eye for detail and so much fun to work with! What more could a bride want from a photographer? Loved every minute of our private photo session at our wedding and the end results were more than I could have hoped for. Thank you for capturing our special day so beautifully! More...
it's been twice that I've been privileged to have Phil and his wife do photography at personal events. They're so professional and add a special touch to the events. The most recent event was a milestone birthday party. Phil and Zhenya put everyone at ease, even guests who were camera-shy just relaxed and participated. The outcome was a beautiful album of photos that captured priceless memories. I can't thank them enough for leaving me with memories to cherish. I would highly recommend them to anyone. More...
Phil and his wife Zhenya did such an amazing job at my wedding-they were so friendly, professional and calm-not pushy at all but also took time to make sure they captured everything we had asked for! I haven’t seen the pictures yet but I just know they will be incredible and I can’t wait to see them! I would highly recommend! Thankyou both! More...
A huge THANK YOU to Phillip for capturing wonderful images at our recent Film Skills celebratory event at Park Regis Sky Bar. You managed to capture exactly what we asked for in tricky lighting conditions. Not only this, but you were also a joy to work with - professional, engaging, charismatic and an excellent communicator. We will definitely be in touch for future events. More...
Suzie Zuzu Barraclough
Phil is your must have for wedding. Such a brilliant talented and so creative photographer. The photos are more than brilliant. We love them. During the day everything went smoothly and the results are gorgeous. Everyone loves the photos. Thank you Phil xx More...
Phillip is a great photographer, I used his service for my graduation and all photos are still hanging on the walls at home! He is creative, has a great sense of positioning and uses very high quality cameras. More...
What a great photographer ! Full of ideas and really creative. So easy to work with someone who has sense of humour. If you are looking for a great photoshoot, be it a wedding one, or anything really, you have found the right one. Couldn't recommend him enough.
We got married last month & Phillip captured our day beautifully. I had no idea what happened before I arrived at the venue but seeing the photos has given me the whole story.
Aside from the staged family & friends shots, all of the photos are natural and chart our day in gorgeous pictures. We can't thank you enough, you have given us amazing photos to remind us of our wedding day. More...
we hired Phillip and his wife to cover our children's christening, they did everything we asked for plus more! they no exactly what there doing and do amazing job! we have some beautiful pictures to treasure I can't thank them enough.
I will definitely be using them again, you never no I may walk down the Isle one day � More...
Phillip and zhenya deliver a faultless service. They listened to what we were looking for and used their wide range of experience to deliver that and more. Nothing was too much trouble. This is the second time we have used Phillip Parnell photography and we’re looking forward to using them again. More...
What can I say, 2nd time returning to use Phillip as my Headshot Photographer and i'm even more impressed this time round. He has a warm and creative approach to help you feel relaxed and allows you to do your thing in front of the camera whilst he focuses on the technical aspects of getting the framing, lighting, etc sorted seamlessly. Thank you for my great shots. My essence was truly captured in the photos. I highly recommend this photographer!! More...
Top guy, excellent photography work with quality pictures
I highly recommend Phillip Parnell, a brilliant photographer, professional, creative and a pleasure to model for.
Very talented and professional. Had the shots done quick and the final product was beyond what I was hoping it would be. Definitely recommend.
Phillip thank you for being our photographer on Saturday we can't wait to see the photos which I am sure will be amazing
Both Phillip & Zhenya are absolutely lovely to work with, very professional and will go out of their way to make your day perfect. The work they produced for me is beautiful and always beyond my expectations. We have had many complaints from our guests saying how friendly and what nice people they both are. I highly recommend them for any event. More...
We hired Phillip and Zhenya for our wedding and they were brilliant! They caught all the 'usual' wedding shots, but also got many more creative ones that really captured special moments and the essence of the day! They efficiently orchestrated photos when necessary, to allow us to spend as much time as possible with our guests. We couldn't be happier with the memories they captured and highly recommend both Phillip and Zhenya. They were the perfect team. Thanks guys! More...