I am based in Marple in Cheshire and I have been a professional wedding photographer for around 8 years now and I have experience of shooting many, many weddings in that time. I started out by “seconding” to experienced pros so I had the benefit of watching them work, learning as I went. It has stood me in good stead and I will always be grateful to them for providing that path as well as a wicked sense of humour! Over the years I have photographed all sorts of ceremonies. No two weddings are exactly alike and their uniqueness is one of the things I love about shooting weddings. I don’t JUST shoot your wedding though, there is a lot of planning that goes into your day and having experienced many weddings from the first application of makeup through to first dance, I am uniquely positioned to help you with your planning to ensure you have the best day. I am, of course, fully insured and carry backup equipment, just in case. I will happily travel within 50 miles for you and if you want me to come further then that can be arranged as sometimes it requires staying close to your venue.
So what’s my style you ask? There are many different ways of shooting a wedding and mine is best described as natural, relaxed and fun. I actually want you to enjoy your wedding day and your guests too so it is important to me that we work seamlessly with the other vendors on your day to make it all as easy as possible. You spend a lot of time in the planning and on the day, my best piece of advice is to relax and let us all handle everything for you while you enjoy your wedding day. I have an innate attention to detail that means I am prepared for most things. I will have been to see your venue well in advance so I know what plans I can put in place. Those plans are there to allow you to spend as much time as possible with your guests while maximising the quality of the photos. When it comes to the photos of just the two of you, I want to capture the reactions of you with each other, there is really no smiling for the camera involved. It’s about you as a couple, newly married!
Thank you so much Ali. We have got them! I had completely forgotten just how amazingly, fantastic they are. You really got us and captured the day and what it meant to us perfectly….you really are very talented! xxx