A picture launches a thousand memories and lasts forever
Thank you for considering me to photograph your wedding. It’s a real honour and I can’t wait to meet you both and find out more about what you’ve got planned.
I’ve been photographing weddings since 2009 and frankly I just love it. From far-flung weddings in the Caribbean through to giant Hindu weddings in India to intimate weddings in a marquee on the parents’ lawn, I’ve seen it all and enjoyed every minute. I’m always waiting for the next challenge, be it big or small, and I can’t wait to hear about yours.
One of the greatest parts of this job is the feeling that in 100 years your great-grandchildren could be looking at my photos of your wedding. Older images fascinate later generations; today’s photographs may be framed and cherished by people not yet born. So it’s vital, I think, that you have some truly fantastic portraits of you together, some that capture your love and the intimate happiness of the day, and also some epic wow! shots that reflect the fact this is a wow! moment in your lives!
In addition, I want you to have a portfolio that truly captures your day - all the moments, all the magic - that you’ll be looking through with a shared smile for years to come. I’m aiming to provide a sequence of photographs that brings back all the memories and all those fleeting moments of laughter and celebration.
Finally, I believe that the group shots should not just be an after-thought. Most photographers today hate doing group shots. It’s the aftermath of all those dreadful, stilted portraits provincial wedding photographs used to specialise in. But the fact is, those shots are often the ones that friends and family want, so they are important and shouldn’t be an irritation to be ‘got through.’ Accordingly, I like to make them fast, fun and modern. After all, what’s good enough for Annie Liebowitz!
If you’d like to find out more, do get in touch with your date. We’d love to hear your plans, so do feel free to tell us all about you and what you have in mind for your big day.
Some favourite venues
Aynhoe Park, Oxfordshire | Trinity College, Cambridge | Kings College, Cambridge | The Dorchester, London | Clarriages, London | The RAC Club, London | Farm Street Church, London | St Paul's Cathedral, London | Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire | Stowe House, Buckinghamshire
There’s something special about a destination wedding - that little bit of extra time with everyone before the big day, the time to laugh, to joke, to bond. It’s a really warm, relaxed way for two families to come together. I arrive a day or so before the ceremony, which gives me a fantastic opportunity to get to know everyone and reflect that conviviality in my photographs. I love travelling but that’s not the reason the shots work: the magic, as always, is in people and relationships.
A lot of my time is spent on reportage, capturing those tiny interactions which link to form a personal narrative of a couple’s day, but I also like to use my experience in advertising and editorial to do some real wow! shots, as well. If you’ve gone to an amazing destination, you also want that reflected in the photographs! After all, if you’ve escaped from the grey cloud of England, I really want to capture that beautiful, golden sunlight you get. I want to show the reasons why you went to the trouble of choosing a destination wedding and the different ambience created.
The other great thing about a destination wedding is that there’s usually time to fit in an extra shoot with just the two of you on the day before or after the ceremony. I find that those few hours together, away from the hubbub of the wedding, are a welcome interlude for my couples. They allow you to enjoy the area, enjoy the downtime, and completely relax in front of the camera.
If you’re interested in booking me for a destination wedding, do get in touch and let us know your dates. We will send you our brochure that includes details of our wedding packages. You only have to factor in travel costs and accommodation to those.
Alex is currently Destination Wedding magazine’s Photographer of the Year and has won multiple awards for his work across 6 continents. He always has his passport ready so if you’re planning a destination wedding please do get in touch.