All photographs © Mike Bell Photography


Here’s a selection of reviews and kind words from our customers.

An absolutely brilliant headshot session! Mike puts you at ease quickly and works with you to get the results you want.

I am so pleased with the outcome of the session and the images he produced.

I have already placed some in my acting profile, and one film director commented that they were the best headshots he has seen.

Now, if that’s not a recommendation, I don’t know what is!

Dave Lee actor

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

Mike was really good at putting me at ease straightaway.

He was very welcoming, had a great studio and really cares about getting the image you’re looking for.

I highly recommend him as a headshot photographer!

Kitiara Pascoe actor

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

Well done Mike, Thanks for the great headshot photos. We will be back again.

Darren Pinnick

Headshot photographs for business
Mike took some fantastic photos of my daughter.

He made her feel comfortable and she loved the experience.

Very quick to send over photos.

Teresa Collier

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

We first met Mike back in 2013 when he took some photos of our baby daughter during her first 18 months. We were so impressed, not only by his talent, but his overall manner and professionalism that we knew he was the perfect choice for our recent wedding at Three Choirs Wickham.

I can’t say I like having my photo taken (nor my husband), but Mike is fantastic, he makes it fun, putting you at ease from the onset, which is just what you need when all eyes are on the bride and groom. The atmosphere was so relaxed, Mike felt like a friend to us and worked with such discretion and efficiency that I have received a number of compliments by our guests to this end.

We are thrilled with our photos and I’m sure we will be back at some point for a family portrait. Thank you Mike, from a very happy Mr and Mrs Symes.

Sarah and Robert Symes

3 Choirs Vineyard, Wickham

Wedding photography

Very impressed by the service and package at Mike Bell Photography.

Totally put me at ease throughout the process and the results were fantastic.

Jason Christopher actor

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

Fantastic photographer with a great knowledge and professional attitude.

Jayme Swiftt actor

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

Great session taking headshots, very friendly and welcoming.

Highly recommend.

Gemma Wallace actor

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

We can’t thank Mike Bell enough for everything he did for us on our wedding. Neither of us particularly like having photos but Mike Bell made us feel relaxed.

He has taken some amazing shots both formal and informal ones where people were gathering by the bar. We were so lucky to go to Titchfield Abbey too and Mike Bell was a true gentleman by driving us down there and allowing us to have some time just the two of us on such a busy day.

We would strongly recommend Mike Bell to anyone who is getting married. Our hamper of goodies after the wedding included some lovely photos already printed and some that could be put up on a stand already. Thank you so much, Mike Bell.

Sarah and Mike Gregory

Skylark Golf & Country Club

See Mike & Sarah’s wedding highlights

Skylark Golf & Country Club wedding photography


I really enjoyed working with Mike. He was extremely patient with me and constantly gave me feedback during our shoot. Mike was insistent we carry on working until we got the right shots and the end results were amazing!

I would highly recommend Mike to anyone who is looking for a skilled, experienced photographer who will make sure the end results are exactly what you want. He is also excellent value for money.

Tina Chantrey

outdoor portraits

Mike and Bev Bell were our photographers for our wedding. From the first taster session on the Thursday to our big day, Mike has been the professional photographer everyone wants. Our photos are more than we ever wanted and we can’t thank you both enough. Both Mike and Bev were super friendly and creative throughout the days. Our venue even wanted some of Mikes photos to help promote their venue for the future. I cant wait to put our photos all round our house! Thank you both so much! Georgina Lambert

Hill Place, Swanmore, Hampshire

See Toby & Georgie’s wedding highlights

Hill Place, Swanmore, Hampshire

Mike Bell is a fantastic photographer, we have now got some beautiful photos of our baby boy to cherish forever. Thankyou Mike

Donna Rawlings

Mother and baby photography

Our collection of wedding photographs is perfect. Thank you Mike and Bev for the high level of care and skill. And thank you too for our beautifully presented prints. Natalie & Chris x

St Mary’s Church, Warsash

RAF Yacht Club, Hamble

See Chris & Natalie’s wedding highlights

raf yacht club hamble wedding photography

He is excellent. So professional, the pictures are absolutely beautiful. I am so pleased with how they have come out.

Would highly recommend him to everyone who is looking for professional photos! Alicia Smith

Mum and baby, black and white

I was lucky enough to have Mike Bell photograph my wedding and am thrilled with the results. I’m not that comfortable having my photograph taken but Mike put me completely at ease and really captured the happiness of the day. The photographs are simply beautiful, I can’t recommend Mike highly enough. Jane Richards

Farbridge Barn, Chichester

See Bart & Jane’s wedding highlights

Farbridge Barn, Chichester

We chose Mike to be our wedding photographer as we knew he would be fantastic (from previous experience). To say he exceeded our expectations is an understatement. He produced the most amazing photos for us and presented them to us with such a unique and personal touch. Cam & Barry

Would highly recommend photographer around!

Solent Hotel, Whiteley www.solent-hotel

Solent Hotel, Whiteley wedding photography
I would give six stars if I could! Mike is a talented photographer, delivers great quality and the atmosphere is easy and relaxed. A real pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend.

Last thought. We live our lives at a faster pace than ever before. Take the time to get a high quality thoughtful photograph of those that matter most. You won’t regret it. Christian Martin

Family portraits

We had the most amazing wedding day which you captured beautifully. We could not have asked anymore from our wedding photographer and would highly recommend.

Thank you for making our wedding day so picture perfect!

Gemma & Mark Grist

Parley Manor, Christchurch

See Mark & Gemma’s wedding highlights

Parley Manor, Christchurch wedding photography
Mike was very good with our baby for his first photoshoot. He was very patient and great working with a baby! We all loved the experience. Stephanie Holmes
Family portraits

Mike took the photos of mine and my wife’s wedding day a few years ago. The album is something we hold dear and the photographs are just superb.

More than professional and the results speak for themselves. The best there is. Oliver Barnett

New Place, Shirrell Heath

New Place, Shirrell Heath wedding photography

We wanted to write to you to say a huge thank you for capturing our day as perfectly as you did. We felt so relaxed having you both there on our special day. Being a wedding photographer myself made it difficult because I wanted to be able to switch off from work and put all my trust into someone else to do the one job I love. You made all of this possible Mike. Our photographs are wonderful and having yourself and your wife Bev there ensured that we could relax and enjoy ourselves. We can’t thank you enough. We had an amazing day and love looking back through the photographs to remind us. With kind regards, Adam and Nicola Lang

St Cross, Winchester

See Adam & Nicola’s wedding highlights

St Cross Winchester, wedding photography


Mike took our wedding photos and the photos of our new family a few years later and both times the photos were wonderful. Highly recommended for both wedding and family portraits. Thanks Mike. Samantha & Euan Bradshaw

Priory Bay Hotel IOW

See Euan & Sam’s wedding highlights

Priory Bay Hotel IOW
Mike took our wedding photos and the photos of our new family a few years later and both times the photos were wonderful. Highly recommended for both wedding and family portraits. Thanks Mike. Samantha & Euan Bradshaw
Baby photography

Mike, thank you so so much for the photos, it’s been an amazing year for Stuart and I and you have managed to capture that for us. It’s been emotional going back through all the photos.

We are very blessed to have Phoebe.

Thank you again. Natalie & Stuart

Family studio portraits
We cannot begin to thank you enough for our wonderful wedding pictures. They really do tell the story of our amazing day from start to finish. The work you had done prior in terms of looking for the best places for lighting and scenery was very obvious. You knew exactly where you wanted to photograph and it made the whole process so effortless. Your knowledgeable, professional, polite and relaxed approach made all of us almost forget that you were there. We are so proud to be able to show our friends and family our photograph album. Everyone has commented on the outstanding quality, style and presentation of the pictures which have captured every element of the day. If we had one criticism it would be that there were too many fantastic pictures to choose from! We were spoilt for choice. We look forward to the next event where we or someone we know requires pictures. Sophie & James

Lainston House www.lainston-house

See James & Sophie’s wedding highlights

Lainston House, Winchester wedding photography
Mike, Thank you so much for the lovely photo, I am still blown away by it!

Kathy Downs

Headshot Photography
Just wanted to say thankyou for all your hard work in photographing and producing our beautiful wedding photos. We are all really pleased with them, we know how difficult it can be to take such clear shots of people, especially complicated photos of moving bubbles and balloons and high contrast images. Your photos were stunning and really show what a fun time everyone had. Each time we look at them they bring a smile and happy memories. The bubble and balloon theme went down very well with the guests and the flow of events was largely down to your direction which allowed John and I to relax and enjoy the moment. So thankyou for that too. Maybe you should consider a sideline in events management as well! As you may remember I personally feel that photos are very important treasures for the memories of people as well as events. They give history in picture and contain emotion and memories too. I am so grateful for the memories that you have caught on film for us. Everyone who has seen the photos said how excellent they are and friends commented on your calm approach. Hopefully some of our friends will use your skills too someday and hopefully we will also return to your studio for our future life changing events. I certainly cannot think of a better person for the job. Until that time thankyou and take care. Love Stella and John Cosens x

The Watermark, Port Solent

The Watermark, Port Solent, wedding photography
Wow! What a fantastic album. We have only had it a fortnight and most people we know have seen it, I can’t stop showing it off! Thank you for your patience, it took us a while to choose from an amazing collection of photos. The online viewing of photos and the actual wedding album was brilliant, we were so excited in Mexico (honeymoon) to be able to view them instead of waiting until we got back. You have been a pleasure to work with and please thank Bev for her help on our wedding day too. I am busy recommending you to all my friends about to start arranging their weddings! We hope you enjoyed the day and look forward to working with you again. With many thanks, Katie and Chris

St Mary’s Church, Warsash

St Mary's Church, Warsash
Just wanted to drop you a short line to thank you for the lovely photos you took of our young son, Lucas.

You have a gift to capture just the right moment that translates into memories that will last a lifetime. Much appreciated! Rose, Jeff and Lucas Streznetcky

Mother & baby photograph
Our wedding pictures are truly wonderful, thank you for all your hard work before and on the day. It was a remarkable day for us and the photographs have provided us with many a fond memory. It amazes me how, compared to most wedding photographers, with no additional help and an unassuming manner you have been able to capture these moments. Everybody who has seen the photos so far have also been very impressed. Thanks again. Best wishes, Andy and Nicola

St Etheldreda’s, Holburn, London

Coq d’Argent

Coq d'Argent, London wedding photography
Just finished our last cherubs session with our daughter Olivia and can’t be happier with all of our photos!

Mike was very good with Olivia and very professional! Truly worth every penny and photos we can keep for a lifetime. Maddy Lawrence

Mother & baby portraits
Absolutely fantastic. Thank you for our lovely photos! Katja Elo
Family studio portrait
Thank you very much for the photos you took on our wedding day. Everyone felt so comfortable with you and Bev taking the photos – it was as though you were part of the group.

We loved having the shots of everyone enjoying themselves – you really captured the whole essence of the day. All the best, Zoe and Brian

Montague Arms, Beaulieu

Montague Arms, Beaulieu wedding photography
Really pleased with the end product every time we have a photo session with Mike – very professional and beautiful photos. Lauren & Marcus
Child portraits
Mike is an amazing photographer, we have used him for years and will continue to do so in the future! Kirsty & Matt Booth
Baby photography
The most beautiful pictures of my little girl! Louise Pike
Mother & baby photograph
We just wanted to say a big thank you for the most fantastic Wedding Photos. We first saw them while on honeymoon and they reminded us of the great day we had and that was enjoyed by everyone.

The whole day went so quickly, it was nice to see it in slow motion! Thank you for your patience throughout the day and for making our memories so special. Yours truly, Jessica and Steven

Lainston House, Winchester www.lainston-house

Lainston House, Winchester
I came into contact with Mike through a deal to get 3 pictures of our baby over the course of a year and we were blown away by the pictures. So much so that we returned with number 2 and will be doing the same with number 3!

The photographs we have are priceless and we will treasure them forever. I have recommended him to all my friends. Laura Leech

Baby photography
Mike is amazing. I had my photos done with him when I was 6yrs old…now 29 my 4 month old daughter is doing the same. Highly recommended. Alishe Williamson
Baby photograph
A very big Thank You to you and Bev for the photography at Yuki and Richards Blessing and reception. We are all absolutely delighted with the photos and we have had many compliments to pass on to you from our guests. We will soon be placing orders for the photos but you have given us a difficult choice as they are all excellent! Your friendly, professional manner was much appreciated by everyone on the day and your choice of taking the photos in the church on such a cold damp day was absolutely right. We can assure you that we will recommend you to all our friends and acquaintances. With best wishes, Penny and Alan

St John The Baptist, Locks Heath

St John's Church, Locks Heath
Our family have used Mike Bell Photography for several years. We are delighted with the photos of our son & his wife’s Blessing and also those of the four generations of our family. Mike has the ability to put people at ease with his nice manner and sense of humour. We have recommended him to friends and we know that they have been delighted with their photos, too. Penny Forse
Headshot photographs
We wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all your hard work on our wedding day. We are so happy with all the photos that you took – thank you so much. You really managed to capture the spirit and atmosphere of the day in all of the images and everyone who has looked at the slide show has made similar very positive comments. Thank you too for being so professional on the day, you managed to get everyone organised for the group shots but also seemed to blend into the crowd to take the more candid shots. Thanks again Mike and we cannot wait to see our Album! Yours sincerely, Kate & Dave

Houghton Lodge, Stockbridge

Houghton Lodge, Stockbridge wedding photography
We just wanted to drop you both a quick note to say thank you very much for your fantastic photographic services on our wedding day, 24th June at Careys Manor. We really are delighted with the results and your friendly and relaxed approach helped us feel very comfortable on the day. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and family & re-using your services again in the future. Best wishes, Mike & Holly Knight

Careys Manor

Careys Manor wedding photography
Mike is fab makes the whole family feel at ease. Photos are amazing. Jo & Tim Mason
Child portraits
Dear Mike, Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the photographs. They are absolutely lovely, I am very pleased with them and it is wonderful having those memories on display in my home. I look forward to using you again in the future. Kind regards, Gemma Handley
Mother and baby photograph
We have had Mike take pictures of both our sons as part of the little cherubs scheme and also our wedding day.

We are always so pleased with the beautiful photos. Highly recommended. Rebecca & Jamie

New Place, Shirrell Heath

New Place, Shirrell Heath wedding photography
We just wanted to say an enormous thank you for all of the beautiful pictures you took of our wedding day. We were absolutely delighted with them all, and cannot thank you enough for how well you have captured every aspect of the day so perfectly. We will treasure them forever and will be eternally grateful to you both for your amazing talent and hard work. We will definitely recommend you to everyone we know looking for a photographer, and hope to work with you ourselves again soon. Thank you again. Best wishes, Giles and Emma Davis

St John the Divine in Rishworth

St John the Divine in Rishworth wedding photography
Great service and wonderful pictures of our baby girl to treasure forever. Many thanks. Katie & Phil Stratten
Family portraits
Fantastic pictures, thank you so much. Martyn & Vicky

Marwell Hotel

Marwell Hotel
Thank you so very much for such beautiful photographs and wonderful memories of our wedding day. Thank you. Rachel & Arron

St John the Baptist, Andover

St John the Baptist, Andover wedding photography
We have had our first of our three little cherubs sessions and Mike made our experience very enjoyable.

The photos are fantastic and the way that they are displayed to help you make a decision is wonderful. Really looking forward to our next session. Thank you 🙂 Su & Nick Wright

Family portraits
I wanted to put pen to paper to thank you for the fabulous job you did when you photographed our wedding. We asked you to be as inconspicuous as possible and to keep the formal shots to a minimum. You produced fantastic results, we loved all the photographs, so deciding which pictures not to include was very difficult. Your help in collating our album was very much appreciated. In fact, I have to say “You did exactly what it said on the tin”. Thank you. We also wanted to say that the portrait session at home, after baby Emilia was born was both enjoyable and again produced excellent results. We used one of the photographs you took on our “Thank You” cards, which went down particularly well with family and friends. Mike, I have recommended you to our friends Jo and Paul who are getting married soon and I will happily recommend you to anyone else. Thank you for your help and of course the fabulous photographs. Kind regards, Lindy & David Tittle

Three Choirs Hampshire

Three Choirs Hampshire wedding photography
Our photos are beautiful, would highly recommend. Mike was so good with our baby. Will definitely be using again. Stacie Brightman
Baby photography

I would like to thank you for the beautiful photographs of Kirsty and James wedding. They are stunning. I did not know which ones to choose. My sister Karen Paradowski is also delighted with the quality of the photographs, you have been so helpful. You captured the ambience and happiness of all the guests perfectly. A day we will never forget, I am so looking forward to seeing the album. Thank you once again. Regards, Diane and Terry Spirit

Just a few lines to thank you for producing the beautiful wedding album for James & Kirsty Mason. They will be thrilled at the quality and the setting of the photos. It is a wonderful reminder of our lovely day, you have captured the ambience perfectly, our family and friends have enjoyed seeing the photos. We all have lovely memories. Thank you once again on behalf of James, Kirsty, Terry & Diane, Chris & Lettie Mason. Kind regards, Diane

Steeple Court Manor

Steeplecourt Manor Botley wedding photography
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful photographer, the full package! You are a nice person and made us feel comfortable, you were unobtrusive, but you also took great photos! Our friends and relatives also commented on this and were impressed by the Website. Also thank you for the wonderful album. I can’t stop looking at it!! Wishing you the best for the future. Claire and Ben

Careys Manor Brockenhurst

Careys Manor Brockenhurst wedding photograph

Absolutely loved the photoshoot that Mike did of Finley. He was so patient with him and knew what poses and angles to get good photos.

Mike was very good with Finley and made it fun for him whilst still keeping everything professional. The pictures were of high quality both digital and printed. Really looking forward to our next two photo shoots. Kayleigh Griffin

Baby photography
Dear Mike, David and I want to thank you again for all your hard work and attention to detail before, during and after our wedding. Your relaxed, yet professional manner was very reassuring and made it very easy to smile! The guests commented on how well organised you were, being unobtrusive and patient too.

The final album is of superb quality and will be cherished along with the memories of the day. With very best wishes, Gillian and David xxx

Careys Manor Brockenhurst

Careys Manor Brockenhurst wedding photography
Claire and Andrew have texted me from Orlando to ask that I write and thank you on their behalf for making their Wedding Day so wonderful. It was fantastic. Thank you, Claire and Andrew x x

Chilworth Manor www.chilworth-manor-hotel

Chilworth Manor wedding photography
Thanks to you and Bev for being absolutely brilliant on the day. The photographs were truly amazing and you both managed to capture memories that will last with us forever.

If we ever need a photographer again – we know where to come! Love, Chris and Henna Canto!

The Barn at Bury Court

The Barn at Bury Court wedding photography
A massive thank you to Mike Bell Photography for all the gorgeous photos of Olivia, you have done such a fantastic job, we absolutely love them! (as does Olivia!!). Claire & Patrick Tapley
Family portrait photography
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you so very much for recording our wonderful day with such beautiful images. We relive the moments each time we look at the photographs. No wonder it has taken us so long to choose!

We certainly will have no hesitation in recommending you. Very many thanks once again. Alison and Gordon

Winchester Royal Hotel

Winchester Royal Hotel wedding photography
Just a note to say thank you so much for all our wonderful photographs and for your help, support and professionalism on the day. Best wishes, Paula and Sean

New Place, Shirrell Heath

New Place, Shirrell Heath wedding photography
Just wanted to say a huge thanks again, not only for all your help on our wedding day, but also for advice & help choosing the photos for our album & the design. As you know we were completely thrilled with all the photos you took on the day, but our finished album is just beautiful – telling a great story of our day! So thank you both for capturing the day & all our special moments so well. Now we have something to treasure forever! Many thanks! Kate & Jon

Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney

Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney wedding photography
Mike bell has recently completed a bump to baby photo shoot for my husband and I and we are so so pleased with the results.
Mike is a lovely guy and makes you feel very welcome and comfortable.

Thank you so much Mike. Amy & Toby

Bump to baby photographs
Noah and I had a fantastic photo shoot with Mike, a very professional experience and he managed to achieve some very happy, natural shots of my baby boy.

Looking forward to the next session. Hayley Davis

Baby photography

Thank you both very much for the beautiful photos you took on our special day. The album is absolutely stunning.

We all felt very relaxed and your pictures really captured the atmosphere of the day. Thank you once again. With best wishes, Mary and David Keech

Magadalen College, Oxford

Poundon House, Poundon

Magadalen College, Oxford
Excellent photographer, I would highly recommend Mike, he has been taking photos of my daughter from birth and each set of photos is amazing.

The studio is well appointed, you are always made to feel at ease. Jane Sukhu

Child portraits
We wanted to say thank you very much for our wonderful wedding album. It is amazing and brings back so many happy memories of a wonderful day. The photos you took captured the day perfectly and as you can imagine I cannot stop looking at it! Everyone was very impressed with the photos and also the album.

Thank you for being so professional on the day, we really enjoyed working with you and will recommend you to anyone we can! Thank you once again. Love, Jandine and Matthew xx

Lainston House, Winchester www.lainston-house

Lainston House, Sparsholt
Hello Mike, I thought I would drop you a line to thank you so much for the amazing photos that you produced, we are so happy with the result.

Thank you so much as we are not only thrilled, but grateful to you, as we have some lovely photos to cherish forever!!!!! Many thanks. Kind regards, Shaun and Louise

Family portraits
Many thanks for our special memories from our Wedding day. The DVD, prints and photo album are amazing. Best wishes, Jo and Phil Skillicorn

The Master Builder’s, Bucklers Hard www.the-master-builders

The Master Builder's, Bucklers Hard wedding photography
We just wanted to write to say how delighted we were with our photographs and DVD. The expressions and “goings on” of our guests were wonderfully caught – how did you do it? You managed to capture the magic of the day to give us an everlasting memory of a lovely day. Our guests loved the website gallery and, in particular, friends who could not attend loved the opportunity to see how the day went.

Thank you again, we will certainly recommend you to our unmarried friends. Kind Regards, Lesley & Richard Collier

Three Choirs Hampshire

Three Choirs Hampshire wedding photography
Dear Mike, A huge thank you for everything that you have done, you made us feel confident, relaxed and completely natural on our wedding day, and most of all our photos are stunning!

Thank you again so so much. Cat & Martyn

Careys Manor Brockenhurst

Careys Manor Brockenhurst wedding photography
The Photographs taken were all beautiful and we had a difficult task picking out our favourites! Many of our guests commented about what a kind and professional person you were and how you put them at ease whilst having their photos taken.

I most definitely agree with this and Thank You for the beautiful photos taken. Yours sincerely, Donna and Paul Dodd

Test Valley Golf Club, Overton

Test Valley Golf Club, Overton
First of all, we would like to thank you very much for the service you provided for our wedding on the 4th June 2010. Our day was fantastic and the photos taken really captured everything we felt on that day. Both of you were very friendly and put everyone at ease – even managing to get a smile out of various family members who have a strict “no photo” preference! We have received a lot of positive feedback from our guests regarding the photographers and the photos produced and we were extremely happy with everything. Thank you so much. Kylie and Shane Humpleby

Careys Manor, Brockenhurst

Careys Manor, Brockenhurst wedding photography
Many thanks again to you and Bev for doing our wedding. Thank you for all the wonderful photos.

Also for the small albums and calendar, very much appreciated. Kevin and Geraldine

Chewton Glen Hotel, New Milton

Chewton Glen Hotel, New Milton wedding photography
Please give our thanks to your Wife and Daughter for joining us on the day. Mike, your photographs are astounding and you captured all the best moments – these memories will be with us forever so thank you very much. Everyone who has seen the photos online agree you all did a fantastic job.

Thank you so much and we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did! Ingrid and Jander

Southampton Register Office

Southampton Register Office wedding photography