A Creative Shropshire Commercial Photographer


Shropshire Commercial Photographer

It’s not often I get an image I wish I had of my own Father…..in fact it’s fair to say I never do and never will…..sadly he passed away before I developed as a photographer, I have a painting I did of him in my previous life as an illustrator, but I would give anything to have an image of him that said something to me about the man he was.

This is a portrait of Mr Davis, this gentleman set up, along with his Wife, Lakeside Coaches in Ellesmere. I have been working alongside Mr Davis’s Son, Gareth to get some images for their new website. I had a chance to capture a few “staged” portraits of Mr Davis sitting behind his desk…..but then I suggested taking Mr Davis outside, and this was the result, away from the confines of a small room, behind an anonymus desk, out into the yard of the company he and his family built, his portrait came alive. This….to me, speaks volumes.

:A Stunning Pimhill Barn Wedding Day:

by Shropshire Wedding Photographer PbArtWorks

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Well….where do I start…images speak a thousand words, or so they say, and images abound when I get to work at venues such as the stunning Pimhill Barn. Nestled in the Shropshire fields, just north of the county town of Shrewsbury lies Pimhill…..a perfect setting  for Lian and Lee’s perfect day. Surrounded by what can only be described as a riotous crowd of family and friends, the scene was set for an amazing and fun filled wedding day. Lian looked amazing and radiant as she prepared to meet Lee at the Barn….the facilities afforded by Pimhill for bridal preperations is simply gorgeous, ajoining the equally beautiful gardens is a small and perfectly equipped cottage come barn conversion, it lies nestled between the main house and the Pimhill barn itself.  Just a short walk away to the eagerly waiting, family and friends. This was a day I had looked forward to for an absolute age….Lian and I first met during my brief flirtation with breakfast network meetings. I had obviously left an impression on her when we first chatted at the 4N networking group in Shrewsbury. This was sometime ago, probably as far back as 2010 when I started out on this journey as a creative photographer….little did I know then that this was to lead to capturing Lian’s special day. I have worked with many beautiful and stunning brides over the past 5 years, and I can honestly say, without a moments pause, that it has been an incredible journey working with all these fabulous couples to capture their wedding days . Working as a Shropshire Wedding Photographer, with story telling and creativity at the heart of everything I do, can, sometimes, be a lonely world…but it is people like Lian and Lee….that keep me going.

I revel in a wedding day environment with all it’s many facets and beautiful, timelsss, moments. This wedding was no different, Lian’s and Lees special day has bucket loads of heart and soul….of emotions and laughter and a deep seated love that is all to obvious to those around them to not see.


Thank you Lian and Lee for inviting me along to share it and to enable me to enjoy your memories with you.


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I would love to hear from you and if you are planning a pimhill barn wedding then please feel free to get in touch and maybe we can create some amazing moments for your wedding day too.

Phil Barrett BA(hons) is an award winning Shropshire photographer based in the beautiful North Shrophire town of Ellesmere. His studio is right beside the gorgeous mere in a idyllic white cottage, if you would like to come and see Phil there to go through some ideas for your special day please do get in touch.


Abi and James : Wynnstay Hotel Oswestry : Wedding Day


Oswestry Wedding Photographer

The beautiful Abi, I  LOVE images like this….on the bed to the left of the frame sits her sister…..looking on, and to the right…hands clasped….nerves setting in perhaps, is her Father. Amazing setting…..gorgeous bride, stunning day. Perfect.

 Superlatives are often abounded around the wedding industry when describing couples special days. Indeed it’s hard not to use the usual…amazing….wonderful…beautiful and stunning, when describing Abi and James’s wedding day…but even those seem somewhat lacking when writing about this particular wedding day. Especially as this wedding is a little bit special to me too, as it is yet another nod….another wink….in the direction of myself as an established and highly creative Oswestry Wedding Photographer.

  You see, Abi is the step daughter of Emma….who happens to be part of the family that actually own, and run, The Wynnstay Hotel in Oswestry.  To be invited along to capture Abi and James’s wedding was truly and honor and to say I was chuffed is a slight understatement. The morning preparations got underway at Emma’s parents home just outside of Oswestry, to say their home is stunning is yet another understatement, it is a labour of love and clearly shows a sense of splendid taste and incredible grandeur.  The balcony shot of Abi (above) was taken from one of the homes amazing bedrooms….what a view….right across the Shropshire plains. I must admit to feeling rather envious…who wouldn’t:)

After Abi had got herself, and her bridesmaids ready it was time to meet James at the quaint Oswestry Parish Church….this is but a stones throw from the front door of the Wynnstay Hotel and offers couples wishing to get married in Oswestry the perfect match….a gorgeous Church with some of the most incredible light, right opposite the very able Wynnstay Hotel where Seb and his team offer a perfect wedding day reception. Right next door to the Church is Oswestry’s town park….with many options for some seriously gorgeous wedding photo opportunities. We, however…had this stunning home to use….so use it we did:)

Shortly after the end of the wedding ceremony Abi, James and I went back to where we started, literally. Right back to THAT amazing and stunning home of the Wynnstay owners. The gardens there afforded us a chance for some lovely moments between this fab couple, and here is but one….one frame…one image, one simple, gorgeous intimate moment. A simple and striking monochromatic wedding image captured by Oswestry Wedding Photographer pbartworks

The rest of the day was spent back at the Wynnstay Hotel and later….when a remarkable sunset came along to mark the end of my time with Abi and James, we ventured across to the nearby park…..just a few steps across the road, through the wrought iron gates and into the beautiful and, quite frankly, stunning sunset that mother nature had created, just, it felt…. for this engaging and damn beautiful….couple.

A sunning sunset wedding photograph captured by Oswestry Wedding Photographer Phil Barrett

Thank you Abi and James for entrusting your special day to me…your memories, those of the love…the laughter and your beautiful and amazing family and friends are yours to keep forever and mine to enjoy too.


If you are looking for that creative hard working enthusiastic and mad camera wielding Oswestry Wedding Photographer come artist….give me a shout and who knows….maybe you and I can go make some beautiful images and capture your memories.

Here is a complete gallery of images from Abi and Jame’s special day, please enjoy and please feel free to leave this lovely couple some comments below:)


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at Brynkinalt Hall

A stunning couple at the beautiful Brynkinalt Hall

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Brynkinalt wedding photographer

A beautiful Shropshire Wedding

On my journey as a creative shropshire photographer I venture far and wide to some of the most stunning of venues…..Cheshire, Lancashire, Essex the wild wales….and even sunny Spain (though that is to come) so imagine my delight when the amazing Brynkinalt Hall came on my radar. Just a very short drive away from my idylic studio in Ellesmere….I met with Rachel and her Mum at a local wedding fayre and after a few brief follow up emails it was “meant to be”….as they say:)

Ian and Rachel….just LOVE your wedding photos….they are reflective of you guys….so much sincerity and love is shown throughout and I can only thank you for allowing this aging creative artisan to come along and be part of your day and your brynkinalt hall wedding photographer.

Enjoy my first, and hopefully, not my last….beautiful Brynkinalt wedding day…and if you are looking for that creative shropshire photographer for your special day….please do get in touch.

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Kyra and Phil : Peckforton Castle Wedding Photography

Words sometimes escape me to describe a wedding day such as this….amazing, beautiful….superlatives that mean so much but deliver so very little when attempting to convey such a day as Kyra and Phils. This was an emotional and stunning day set in the heart of Cheshire’s incredible Peckforton Castle…one that will stay with me for quite sometime, Phil and Kyra’s day had it all…from the first rays of early spring light…flooding through the majestic windows of the grand hall… right through to the quaint small church and the “no show” of the vicar who was supposed to be conducting their blessing. But fear not super guest stepped right up to the plate and conducted it for them. What an amazing twist of events….that made their special day, even more special! During the day my approach of stealth like Ninja was deployed and so to was that of my good friend Martin, who was alongside me…being my reliable and talented wing man for the day. He stood in and helped me to recompose myself after taking a tumble in the great hall…..in front of the 150+ guests that were watching as the happy newly weds were making their exit….a very embarressing, and painful experience. But, in the Bull Dog Spirit of getting on with things…on we went with the day…along with a limp and a bruised pride, and some help from my wingman Martin….Cheers fella:)So if you guys, and gals, are looking for a slightly damaged, and ever so embarressed Shropshire documentary wedding photographer for your Peckforton Castle wedding…or anywhere else for that matter….do give me a quick shout, and I can tell you all the sorry details:)But…..here we are…the pictures of this stunning and graceful wedding.