Paul C. Miller is a freelance photographer who has contributed numerous picture stories to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun and Maxim magazine. Now based in Northern California, Paul pursues his documentary work on religion and world culture and photographs weddings in Sonoma, Napa and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Paul's style combines the candid, story-telling approach of a photojournalist and the more traditional styles of a portrait photographer. Visit his website to see more examples of his spontaneous and intimate approach to wedding photography.
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Jenna · Married on 10/13/2012
Paul came recommended to us from friends who had hired him to photograph their wedding. After doing our due diligence and researching several other photographers, we decided to hire Paul after thoroughly checking out his website and finding out what he would charge – turns out that his price was very competitive, and the deal maker for us was that he would cover our entire event from start to finish (a 12 hour day) without charging any “overtime.” Many other photographers we researched had a set number of hours that they would be onsite, and anything beyond 4 – 6 hours warranted an “overtime” charge. Given that we were having a late afternoon wedding and wanted to take all of our photos before the wedding to save time, we knew we would need someone who could be there all day, and at an affordable price. Paul is a wonderful guy with a warm, easygoing personality – as soon as we met him in person, we knew we had made the right choice. He has been a photographer for magazines, shooting scenes in nature and such, in addition to doing weddings. So his creativity and ability to capture moments without staging them was highly desirable to us. Paul shot our engagement session out at Goat Rock Beach in Jenner – those photos turned out beautifully. He then shot our 10/13/12 outdoor wedding in Sonoma. He fully utilized the venue property to capture the most beautiful, creative shots. He didn’t force us into purchasing a photo book or package of prints – just the digital files on a CD with the files hosted on a Pictage website. He also put together a slide show reel of some of our best shots with some of our favorite music playing – it brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it! Paul showed up bright and early on our wedding day in order to capture shots of us getting ready, and he stayed through the end of the last dance at the reception. His professionalism is remarkable, but even more notable is his kind, gentle nature and how he captures moments naturally.
Zora · Married on 05/26/2018
Fabulous! The photos are just stunning. Paul really has an eye for placement and lighting and all that amazing stuff that great photographers do. You will be very happy hiring Paul, I promise you. :)
Not only is he skilled, but he really goes the extra mile. We got married at a river and to our surprise, Paul spontaneously and swiftly waded out into thigh-deep water to get the best shots! He's an avid nature lover himself, intimately acquainted with nature in all her mutable power and beauty. Therein lies the art form: working with the elements and creating something extraordinary.
Overall, Paul was very accommodating and personable throughout the process of nailing down this epic event. Honesty and dependability are qualities I value in any business transaction, and he's got 'em. Oh, and he also snuck in a few casual humorous shots that were really fun. It's too easy to get serious about big things like weddings, right? Relax and let this guy work his photographic magic for you!
Emily · Married on 09/28/2014
If you continue searching for a photographer once you've found Paul, you're wasting your time. Paul exceeded our expectations throughout the entire experience related to our wedding.
Paul is, quite simply, as good as it gets. From our engagement photos to the highlights slideshow he put together, he went above and beyond. He even put in the time to complete the small, time-consuming edits that made all the difference in the end. He's a pleasure to work with, he shows that he's personally invested in your big day, and he's the kind of person you would love to stay in touch with when it's all over. We can't recommend Paul highly enough! Do it!