Fine Art Wedding Photographer in Peterborough
If you have landed on this page I assume that you are planning a wedding so firstly, if you are the bride or groom to be, congratulations on your engagement.
As you have probably gathered, my name is Alan and I am a wedding photographer in Peterborough. I am also more than happy to travel the UK and overseas should the situation call for me to do so.
I love my job. I have the good fortune to see so many happy moments take place and best of all, I get to to observe the happy couple relive those moments all over again when I show them their wedding photographs for the first time. Having the knowledge that something I have created has truly touched the hearts of others is such an amazing feeling.
Choosing a wedding photographer can be a daunting task. There are many wedding photographers in Peterborough to choose from, so it is paramount that you hire a wedding photographer that not only suits all your requirements but also provides the professional service you are entitled to.
Your wedding day should be one of the most important and memorable days in your life. There is no second take to get the photographs right. To help you in choosing your wedding photographer please read my blog post entitled '8 Tips on Choosing your Wedding Photographer' .
Please continue reading through this page to see why you should choose me as your wedding photographer. You can also have a look at my wedding photography portfolio.
You can contact me on 07773 154698 to discuss your wedding photography requirements further and arrange a free no obligation consultation.
"I started off my wedding plans originally not wanting a photographer. My husband didn't want to be posing all day and I felt very uneasy because I'm not the most photogenic person. Luckily parents talked me around and Alan was one of two of our photographers on our special day.
I'm so glad my parents did talk me round because the photos are amazing! Alan didn't just take hundreds of random shots to pick out the good ones. He carefully chose his moments and a selection of beautiful photos! I didn't have to scroll though a massive selection thinking "oh god look at me there" all the photos made me feel special and appreciate how wonderful my day had been.
Alan would just move me slightly if I needed positioning for a better shot and worked around my husband and I all through the day so we had time to also interact with our guests and enjoy the day. He was professional at all times but was also friendly and patient with us and our guests. The photos have been so good many of our suppliers have used our photos on their own websites.
I can't recommend Alan enough! So many people buy expensive cameras and think they are suddenly a photographer. Alan showed us that it takes a real talent and good eye to take a brilliant photo and he certainly has this. You will have to tell me what you drink Alan because we owe you a bottle of something"
Nikki & James - Peterborough
With so many wedding photographers in Peterborough, why should you hire me as your wedding photographer?
Good question, and here is the answer:
I offer a professional and reliable service, always. My service to you starts from the minute you pick up the telephone or email me to arrange your initial consultation and continues up to the point you are presented with beautiful photographs of your special day.
We’ve all heard of the diva chef that refuses to cook your steak well done, as it ruins the taste right? Well I’m no diva you will be glad to know. Of course I will offer you my guidance and expertise of what will make great photographs, but ultimately I work for YOU, so what YOU say goes….. as long as it’s reasonable and in my power of course. If you suddenly decide you are getting married whilst diving out of an aeroplane and ask me to follow, I may have to reconsider. Though saying that, I’d be up for most situations.
I hold an appropriate level of cover for both Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance. Unfortunately not all wedding photographers in Peterborough have insurance. Without an adequate level of insurance your chosen photographer may not be allowed to work at your chosen venue.
Quality of my Work
All of my photographs are captured with a great deal of care and thought. Each image is then lovingly enhanced one at a time with professional specialist software to ensure that no detail is lost. I never batch edit my images to save time as to do so would sacrifice the quality of my images.
Free No-Obligation Consultation
This is one thing I do actually insist on. I consider it essential for us to meet before any booking is confirmed and deposits handed over. This provides us both with an equal opportunity to assess if we are the right fit for each other. I am proud to be one of the very few photographers in Peterborough that takes the time to provide this service.
This is your chance to explain in depth your requirements and aspirations for your wedding photography and you will get a chance to view my extended portfolio to ensure you are happy with my individual photography style.
To arrange your initial consultation please call me on 07776 154698 or contact me via email.
Equipment I Use
I am predominantly a Canon user when it comes to wedding photography and all the equipment I use is of high standard. I clean and maintain my equipment regularly to keep it in good working order, however, all electronic and mechanical equipment can malfunction from time to time. As a precaution I always carry spare equipment to cover such an eventuality. I also have insurance to cover my photographic equipment in the event of breakdown or damage.
Optional Pre-Wedding / Engagement Shoot
A pre-wedding shoot gives us the opportunity to work together before your big day and will help you relax in front of the camera. It's a chance to try out some poses that can be replicated on your wedding day..... a rehearsal if you like.
The location can be anywhere you wish in or around Peterborough.... maybe the place you first kissed or popped the question or somewhere else that holds spacial meaning to you both. Don't worry if you can't think of anywhere, I know of some fantastic locations where we can take stunning photographs.
You will get a sneak peak of the pictures well in advance of the wedding. You could even use them for your actual wedding i.e. invitations, place settings, a guest signing frame / board. I can certainly help you with this also.
"Alan, on behalf of myself and my new husband we want to thank you for all your hard work during our wedding. You made us and all of our friends and family feel so comfortable. You were very professional and so much fun to work with. You took on board everything we said and you didn’t disappoint. The photos turned out wonderful and we would definitely recommend you. Thank you Alan."
Mr & Mrs Agius - Peterborough
My Photographic Style
I am not one of those 'in your face' wedding photographers who frantically dashes about bossing you and your guests around whilst blinding the entire wedding party with my flash. I like to be discreet; almost invisible in fact for the most of it. This way I can capture those natural, candid shots which often show the real emotions of the day such as Uncle Bob stealing the dance floor with his Michael Jackson impression or the father of the bride discretely dabbing his tears away.
However, the above being said does not mean that I will be shy and not interact with you and your guests, not by any means. I will be chatting and mingling with your guests, helping them to relax so I can get some fun and contemporary photos.
As you will see by looking through my wedding portfolio, my wedding photography style is a mixture of reportage and classic wedding photography with a few quirky photographs thrown in for good measure.
But remember, it is your wedding day and therefore it is all about what you want. Your wish is my command.... I will l listen intently to your wishes and follow them to the best of my ability. Think of me as your very own genie with a camera.
There will be plenty of opportunity before the wedding for me to discuss your requirements with you. Together we will create a photography schedule for shots that need a little more organisation such as family / group photos or for when I take the the two of you away on your own for your private romantic photographs.
I will usually ask you to nominate willing members of the wedding party such as the ushers or the best man to assist me in rounding up guests for the family / group shots. In my experience this always works very well and makes things less chaotic. This also means that I won't have to keep interrupting you on the day causing as little disruption to your enjoyment as possible.
A Story of Love and Happily Ever After
When your beautiful fairy tale wedding is over and the normality of everyday life slowly creeps back in, the memories of your wedding day will start to fade. A sad thought indeed. But, imagine you have a photographic story of your wedding day..... your very own visual fairy tale showing everything from the bridal preparations to the first dance, all of it packed with emotion.... the tears, the laughter, the nerves and of course no wedding would be complete without some level of drunken debauchery.
This is why you need a professional wedding photographer and more importantly, why that wedding photographer should be me.
Thank you for your time
Whether you choose me or another wedding photographer in Peterborough I hope you found my website useful in helping you make a decision and I wish you all the best for your wedding day.
Just remember however, that my initial consultation is offered for free and you will be under no obligation to proceed with my service, so what have you got to lose? Please contact me on 07776 154698 or via my contact form to arrange a time and place.