I'm a Yorkshire based portrait, commercial and wedding photographer with over 10 years professional experience.

Being a photographer based in Harrogate and being near Leeds and York means I am lucky enough to photograph some amazing weddings and portraits in the local area and across Yorkshire.

I also work extensively with individuals, entrepreneurs, small and large companies as well as agencies on all aspects of commercial photography.

I am fortunate to have spent the majority of my life pursuing my passion for photography and since stepping out as a professional photographer this passion has continued and it drives my desire to get the best that I can from my camera for all my clients.

I bought my first 35mm SLR camera at art college and that was the start of my love of photography! My experience over the years has built a solid reputation for taking images that are natural, fresh and individual to the subject photographed.

Yorkshire Photographer

Whether you require a photographer for family photographs, wedding photography, or commercial photography please get in touch and I would be very happy to discuss ideas and work with you.

Based in the beautiful town of Harrogate I travel across Yorkshire and beyond on many different photography jobs. Great train links to London and Scotland along with easy access to Manchester allows me to work at many different locations with my clients.

Please scroll down to see testimonials from families, wedding couples and business clients

Family Photo Shoots


"Just to say we were very happy with the photo shoot, you worked hard to keep the children relaxed and they had fun. The photos are lovely and are now being proudly displayed on our walls." - Lynn

"Phil was really helpful, and not at all pushy, in helping to choose the best combinations of shots and photograph sizes. We have come away with a lovely, relaxed set of photographs." - Alison

"You made the girls, who are normally very shy, feel at ease very quickly. The photographs were fantastic - the hardest part was choosing which ones to have! I would definately recommend you to my friends. Thank you." - Carmelita

"We all enjoyed the whole experience from the warm relaxed atmosphere of the actual shoot to the lack of pressure to buy there and then and the chance to view the proofs in our own time." - Kirsty

"Phil was fantastic at getting the kids to relax and took some beautiful, natural photographs that reflect their individual personalities wonderfully. I would thoroughly recommend Phil as my first choice for family photos." - Antonia

"Thank you for the fabulous photographs, we are delighted with the results. The children were so relaxed and their true personalities came across in the photos rather than forced 'photo-smiles' and you have captured their expressions wonderfully. Looking forward to coming back for an updated sitting next year!" - Caroline

"Thank you for the beautiful pictures which arrived today from baby Albert's first baby photo shoot. We really enjoyed the session with you and Albert was very relaxed. We would certainly recommend you to our friends." - Charlotte

"Great with the kids and great results!" - Rebecca



"We would like to say a massive thank you for our wedding photographs which are absolutely fantastic and I must say they are even better than we imagined they would be! We had such a great day and thank you for making everyone feel so relaxed during the family shots in which you really captured the atmosphere of the day. You'd better get ready for the Christening!!" - Kiera & Shaun

"Hi Phil, we've finally had a chance to sit down and have a good look through the wedding photos. They look great with a lovely range of shots. We look forward to sharing them with friends and family. Many thanks again for your time and expertise. We'd have no hesitation in recommending you to other couples." - David & Alison

"Phil captured our wedding day perfectly. He met with us beforehand both at the church and reception venue to discuss and consider different ideas. He really helped to bring everything together which made our day go perfectly as well as making our guests feel at ease by adding fun shots too! We hardly noticed our pictures being taken at the reception capturing lots of natural shots as well as more formal groups. we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Phil to any bride & groom, lots of fun, great pictures and very professional service." - Sally & Jason

"Yay! they're here! They are just amazing Phil, thanks ever so much for our wedding photos! The presentation is more than I expected, it's just lovely and the photos so natural, even in the background of the pictures people have genuine smiles. There are some cracking moments! I have spent all morning going through them, listing which ones to put in my Grandmas album, Gavin is going to have a fit when he gets home and has to print out 73 photos! Thanks again Phil." - Lynsey & Gavin

"Thank you for the wonderful album to help us remember our special day. We really enjoyed the fact that you were relaxed and unobtrusive when taking the photos during the day so we could concentrate on seeing friends and family and enjoying our wedding. We are really please with how the printed album looks, the quality of the photos, layout and finish is excellent." - Emma & Tom

"Thank you so much for our lovely wedding pictures, looking through them has brought back so many happy memories. Some really precious pictures, thank you." - Jo & Ed

"Thank you so much Phil, the wedding photos are amazing, you have captured the story of the day perfectly!" - Ian & Alannah



"Our business has used Phil for our corporate photography on a number of occasions. Initially I approached three photographers and I chose Phil for his prompt and efficient reply which was both friendly and informative. When he first came to our office he was both helpful firstly by listening to what we wanted and needed and then by giving us the benefit of his knowledge and experience. He suggested ideas that we had not thought about without appearing pushy. On the photography days he was friendly and great with all our team, most of whom, as you can imagine, were not too keen on posing for photos. Once everything was finalised Phil was quick to send over all our photos in a great format for us to utilise. All this for a very competitive price. We would not hesitate in recommending Phil to any other business." - Liz Warner, Director - UWM Accountants

"Phil took our photos for the launch of our new business website, and we were so thrilled with the results! He took time to discuss the session in depth to ensure he understood our requirements, which were quite specific. He is very human and has a calming approach. His equipment and set up is professional, and we felt very relaxed and in safe hands. He has an eye for detail, and his technical photography knowledge was clear to us. He explained everything to us throughout the process, and we got amazing results. His processing time was super fast and we will be happy to use Phil's services for future business AND personal photography as he super exceeded our expectations" - Natalie Chinniah

"Phil covered the photography of the 2018 BAPEN conference over a number of days. He provided a very professional, high quality set of images for us to use in our marketing and social media during and after the event. Phil displayed a very professional approach to all aspects of the job and met all the image deadlines. I would recommend him without hesitation to provide a professional event and conference photography service." - Jennie Mort - Sovereign Conference, Exhibitions & Travel Incentives Ltd

"Phil has worked for us for over 6 years. He is a fabulous photographer, brilliant shot stylist and his images are always a pleasure to receive. He always sticks to his deadlines and is just very professional." - Kim Bell - Owner Peony & Sage Ltd

"Phil has worked with my brand for sometime now, delivering exceptional photography that not only represents our brand and the design aesthetics we are after but always shows the products off to the fullest. He's always been flexible enabling us to squeeze in shoots at the last minute. His creative layouts, beautiful lighting and large range of shots delivered always means we get the most from his work. I couldn't recommend Phil highly enough." - Louise Schofield - Owner Olive & Daisy Fabric Brand

"I've commissioned Phil on a couple of occasions for Fine Food Digest. His photos have always been exactly what we wanted - bang on brief and on time. Working remotely with photographers is not always easy but Phil makes the process smooth and is adept at dealing with event the trickiest of subjects on his clients' behalf." - Michael Lane, Editor - Fine Food Digest

"I have worked with Phil Taylor for four years and have always been pleased with the work received and flexibility he has demonstrated in getting work done on schedule." - Steve Hall, Managing Director - Performance Brands

To enquire or have a chat about my photography please drop me a line and I'll be happy to run through all the options with you.

telephone: 01423 883569 or 07913 779679


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