Acara Photography - Wedding Picture
Joanne & David

Paul was excellent in all aspects of photographing our day. We felt confident leading up to the wedding that he understood what we were going for and on the day he was brilliant - the right mixture of fun and just cracking on with things. He was a big part of our day making us feel so relaxed and a real hit with our guests.

Paul captured so many moments that we missed and we got to see so much more of our day through the photos.

If you're looking for someone reliable and experienced who will be fun on the day and deliver you wonderful photos that you'll keep forever, then Paul is the man for you.

Joanne & David Hankock

Amy and Andy
Dear Paul

Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding album and for all the hard work that you have put into he album to make it so special. We absolutely love it and many of our family and friends have said it is the best the best wedding album they have ever seen!

Thanks again love.

Amy and Andy (Mr & Mrs Whitehead) x
Dear Paul

We wanted to say a huge thank you for our wedding album. Its brilliant moment of an amazing day.
Thanks as well for all your hard work on the day.

Clive and Kim Davis
Helen and Simon
To Paul

Just a quick note to say thanks you so much for taking the photos at our wedding on the 4th august
We had a fantastic day, really magical and we are very excited about getting to see the official photos.
Many thanks once again…

All the best

Helen and Simon


Hi Paul

Just wanted to say that we’ve looked at all the shots you took for us and we think they are really fantastic.

Thank you so much.

Kind regards
Nigel & Sue Reid (Ruby Anniversary Party) 25-09-2010

Sarah and Phillip

What an amazing job you did for us on our wedding album! Thank you so much, we are so delighted with it. Worth the wait.
Catch up soon.

Best wishes.

Sarah and Philip X

Thanks for all your help with our big day.

Rich and Alison
Andy and Susie
Just a short note to thank you very much for everything you very much for everything you did on our wedding day. Thanks to you, we’ve got same smashing wedding photos to look back at in years to come.
Several of our guests commented on how at ease you made everyone feel and we completely agree with them.

Thanks again

Andy and Susie
Dear Paul

Thank-you for all your hard work the wedding pictures are beautiful.

Thank you again.

Amanda and Jonathan Foster
Sarah and Phillip

Hi Paul

Once again great job in my raw state if you know what I mean.  I am most grateful to you for your efforts and professionalism in this quest for perfection.

Dear Paul

Derek and I would like to say a big “thank you” for capturing our Special day with such beautiful photos and for being such a friendly and caring photographer.
We are extremely pleased with our album and will treasure it for years to come.

Many thanks again.

Paul and Gillian
Alison and Richard
Dear Paul

The photos are fantastic, love them all.

Yours Sincerely.

Alison and Richard Church x
Jo and Kev
Dear Paul

Can we thank you once again for our wedding Photos, all our friends and relations thought they were excellent and of course we did too. We’ve got some fantastic reminders of our special day.

Thanks again and we’ll see you soon.

Jo and Kev Jones (Alcock) x
Dear Paul

Well, what can we say? The photos are superb. Many many thanks for all the time and trouble that you took to make them so special. We’ve got the really hard part now of making the choice, very high possibility of buying nearly all of them.
So many people commented on how impressed they were by you and your attention detail on both days. The results are a credit to you and were both delighted.
Many, many thanks we hope to seed you at all our friend’s weddings and will be recommending you to everyone.

Lucy and Alan

Thank you very much for all your hard work and effort on our Wedding Day. The photos are gorgeous we’re really pleased with them.

Thanks again.

Gary and Racal
Victory and Antony

SUPERB with every aspect (and I'm a fussy X-graphic designer)


Victory Howes and Antony Wakefield

Dear Paul

Just a little note to say a very big thank you for all you did on our Wedding Day, September 19th. We really did appreciate it. We were both very impressed with all your work and everyone has commented on how good the photos have turned out. You made everyone feel relaxed and happy, especially during the normal boring session of photos, you certainly turned on the comedy. Which was very appreciated, every one was laughing it was great fun. It made the day.
The photos are superb. You caught some very special moments which we can both enjoy for the rest of our lives. Everyone that has seen the photos have said that there are the best wedding photos they have ever seen, the setting, exact positioning and of courser the cuffs. We keep telling everyone that the photos were only good because we were only good because we were in them, but somehow they weren’t convinced!

Many thanks again Paul

Best of Luck

Mark and Michelle Parsons
Dear Paul

Just a short note to thank you very much for everything you did on our wedding day. Thanks to you, we’ve got some smashing wedding photos to look back at in years to come. Several of our guest commented on how at ease you made everyone feel ad we completely agree with them.

Thanks again

Andy and Susie

Katie and Rob
Dear Paul

Just want to say thank you for our fantastic wedding album, it really is great!!

Love Katie and Rob
To Paul

Thank you very much for all your hard work and effort on our wedding day.
The photos are gorgeous; we’re really pleased with them.

Thanks again

Gary and Rachel
Becky and Omar
Dear Paul

Thank you very much for the fabulous wedding albums. We are delighted!!
Were collecting in orders so well be in touch again soon

Thank you very much and Happy New Year

Becky and Omar
Paul Hayman - Profile
I have been a Professional Photographer for over twenty-five years and have covered all aspects of both social and commercial photography. With a passion for photography from an early age on leaving school, I attended College to study Photography.
Investure Buckingham Palace

In 1984 I went to work for the top wedding and social photographer, Ken Bray in his studio North-east London studio undertaking mainly portraits and weddings. Ken Bray was a very keen member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP), and was awarded Presidency of the Institute in 1986. Due to his involvement with the institute he was very insistent on high standards, so training was intensive. In his eyes there was no excuse for sloppy composition or a lack of care when it came to taking a photograph of someone, whether it be a six-month-old baby or a beautiful bride on her wedding day.

Mike Reid - TV Promotion

At the studio there were a wide variety of clients and we all had to maintain the high standards that he set. We all had to be fully trained before we were allowed to undertake any photography, from an industrial or commercial shoot to Investiture Photography at Buckingham Palace. He was also insistent that all his photographers were qualified and therefore in 1988 I qualified as a Licentiate with the BIPP.

In 1989, moving near to home, I joined Chapel Studios in Berkhamsted. Chapel was mainly a commercial studio, but due to my social photography background I was given all the social assignments. Along with weddings and portraits, Chapel’s clients were varied and interesting. From Guide Dogs for the Blind, to various TV promotion companies.

In 2000 I set up my own businesses, Paul Hayman Photography specialising in commercial photography and Acara Photography incorporating weddings and portraiture.

Assistance Dogs

Both businesses aimed to promote quality photography at affordable prices. With weddings being commissioned by clients from all over the country and commercial work including business portraits and product photography.

I have a natural and relaxed style along with a fun approach to photography, which has always proved to be popular with clients and helps to put people at ease.

I think photography should be fun while creating those images that your client will want to look at it every day. Capturing a moment in time - a photo of you or your family or a wedding photo you should never get tired of looking at. A great image will always be great whether it was taken yesterday or several years ago! It should always bring back fond memories.

Photography should always be fun - Paul