From leaving teaching in 2006 until 2017, Paul was a full time professional photographer. He specialised in wedding photography but was known for his portraits, pet photography, architectural and landscape photography too. Clients include ChipsAway, The Brighton Wheel, Morph Structures, Phillip James Estate Agents, Atkinsons Chartered Accountants and Urban Sales & Lettings.
He preferred to work with natural, available light when photographing weddings, allowing easier movement around a venue and creating greater opportunities to capture spontaneous moments. Natural light also works well with environmental portraiture, although the control that studio lighting allows can make for striking portraits too. He is also well versed in the use of Photoshop.
He has twice been shortlisted for Photographer of the Year, making it to the final six out of over 5000 entries world-wide both times.