Photography with purpose

I am available for PR imagery to your requirements. Event photography and Royal/VIP/Celebrity visits for your own in house websites, social media, brochures, but I can also go direct to national newspaper picture desks and agencies for possible national and worldwide coverage, plus local media outlets, magazines for great local exposure. The national picture desks know me and when I send in images I also follow it up with a phone call, that way I know the images have been seen by the right people. Very important when national picture desks receive over 30,000 images a day.

Over the last 4 years freelance I have been the host photographer at many Royal/ VIP visits and events. I have been commissioned  to cover 4 visits by HRH the Prince of Wales, 4 visits with HRH the Princess Royal, Prince William and Prince Harry playing polo for an agency, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to Wiltshire College, and the Duke of Gloucester on a day visit to Gloucestershire. Action 4 Youth employed me to photograph former Prime Minister David Cameron on a private visit to Tewkesbury, whilst the University of Gloucestershire employed me for a visit by US President Elect Hillary Clinton to the Cheltenham Literature Festival. The Labour Party for a visit by Jeremy Corbyn to Bristol. PR companies have employed me for private visits by Conservative Politician Michael Gove. If you have an important event you need photographed in 2019 then please contact me. , tel 07718 152168.

Besides PR/Event/Royal/VIP photography I am also always looking for quirky new news stories like road legal sheds, celebrities opening things or filming, unusual traditions, animals sunbathing or eating ice lollies, opening Christmas presents, people with strange personal collections, stories that are just plain mad and fun. If you have something you want to share locally, nationally, maybe worldwide then please get in contact. PAUL NICHOLLS PHOTOGRAPHY TEL 07718 152168. Below are examples of my pictures that have gone nationally and worldwide. Give me a call.

Thank you to my clients over the years and I look forward to producing photography for Corporate, Advertising, Product Launches, Awards Ceremonies, Conferences, Private Functions, Press Nights, Music Events, Calendars, Portraits, Interiors and Exteriors, Website and Social Media usage in the years ahead.

Product launch photographs for the Sudeley Castle Spectacle of Light in 2017. Pictures made The Times and Daily Telegraph giving worldwide coverage. Balloon over Clifton Suspension Bridge at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Pictures made The Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and continues to be used worldwide.

Satisfied Clients:

Debbie Ryan, Cotswold Wildlife Park: ‘We’ve been lucky enough to have worked with Paul for many years now. He has a talent of capturing amazing moments on camera unlike anyone else. We’re thrilled with the coverage, both national and worldwide, his images attract. He’s brilliant to work with too. Even the animals love him!’

Beth Brooks, Communications Manager Born Free Foundation: “We really appreciate Paul’s ongoing support for our work. Paul has taken some world-class photos for us which we continue to use in our own campaigns and which have helped us achieve media coverage around the world. Thank you Paul.”

Nick Lund, Development Director Action4Youth: Action4Youth have engaged Paul on several occasions and have found his professionalism and ability to understand what we need from the shoot extremely helpful, making the job much easier for us.

We have used him at a number of high profile events – on one occasion at extremely short notice – always delivering excellent results. He is professional and unobtrusive and has provided some really exciting images that capture not just the key moments at the events but also encapsulating the fun and enjoyment of the young people with whom we work.

Abdi Ali, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust: “We have worked with Paul for 3 years, with Paul originally taking photographs of our Service’s Annual Awards Night. This year we also used Paul  when we had a visit to our Service from HRH The Prince of Wales and we are always delighted with the results. Paul photos are very professional, and is efficient at getting the photos back in a timely fashion. He listen to your brief, understand what is required, and provide excellent ideas and feedback”.

Please enquire about bespoke pricing, hour rates, half day and full day rates. It could be money very well spent with the possibility of reaching a worldwide market.

Welcome and thank you for visiting my website

Across the following pages I have tried to pack in a lifetime of work illustrating my vast experience. I think it shows the versatility of my photography. I invite you to view the themed pages and let the images speak for themselves, or if you click on the image there is a brief explanation or story about the photograph. My wealth of experience shown through this website speaks for itself, so if you are in need of my photography services please call me on 07718 152168 or

Freelance 2014 – present

Since August 2014 I have been concentrating on my freelance career and have worked for clients such as BORN FREE, NESPRESSO, Four Paws, the London Ambulance Service, Britain Stronger in Europe, British Heart Foundation, WELL CHILD, Tough Mudder, the, Footlocker, Homesense, Hewlett Packard, Interserve, England Rugby Travel, Vision Express, WWT Slimbridge, Tidal Lagoon Power, Horizon Nuclear Power, Energy PR, the Labour and Conservative parties, Yorkshire Building Society, International Centre for Birds of Prey, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Marketing Gloucester, Meningitis Now, Glos County Council, Glos Wildlife Trust, Gloucester Cathedral, Glos Police, National Trust, Hope4Tomorrow, Pages Creative, Kuehne and Nagel, the Everyman Theatre, Silver Ball PR, Gravitas PR, Rain Communications, Gloucester Quays, Cotswold Life, Cotswold Living, Newsquest, Swindon Evening Advertiser, Wilts and Glos Standard, Western Daily Press plus many more. I have also self generated press photos and have had work published in and on websites for The Times, The SUN, The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, METRO, Paris Match, HELLO Magazine, TIME Magazine, Daily Mail, Mail Online, New York Post, Huffington Post, Contactmusic,, GLOBAL NEWS, FOX, ABC, and other websites across the world including in Europe, Brazil, China, Russia, Africa, Australia, the USA. From 2015 I have had over 30 pictures printed in The Times, the same for the Daily Telegraph, plus similar in all of the other UK national titles both in print and online. I go direct to picture desks and my work is also distributed via Barcroft Media/Getty Images. I am on Facebook Paul Nicholls Photography, on Twitter @paulnicholls444, Instagram, Linked In.

In 2018 Gloucester City Council sponsored a 6 months exhibition of my life’s work at the Museum of Gloucester. In January 2019 Gloucester City Council/Marketing Gloucester presented me with the Gloucester Goes Retro Photography Award for a picture I took of the original BBC TV ‘Allo’ ‘Allo’ cast in front of Gloucester Cathedral at the Gloucester Goes Retro Festival. The pictures made Sun Online, Mail Online, Daily Star in print, and was used on websites in the USA , Germany and worldwide, putting the festival firmly on a worldwide stage.

EDF Energy Photographer of the Year