The art of a good portrait is in the rapport the photographer creates with the subject. Most of us hate having our picture taken and that’s often because photographs in the past were taken by people who lacked either the technical skill, the necessary equipment or who failed to create the safety and rapport that is necessary to bring a natural look. I want people to look at a photograph of themselves and feel it portrays them correctly, as they wish to be seen, as they are when they are at their most natural. And I know I’ve achieved that when the feedback is like this from a recent subject:
“I think it’s one of the nicest picture of me I’ve ever had taken (probably the nicest!)”.
As a creative, I prefer to balance my work, limiting the number of weddings I shoot in a year to maintain the joy and passion and buzz I get when I do shoot one. You’ll see from website that I offer wedding photography, portrait photography (studio based or outdoors in natural and location settings) and product photography for local businesses who wish to promote the quality of their products with quality images for use in promotional materials and in social media. It’s a mix that keeps me nurtured as an artist.
Choosing the right photographer for your big day is one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make when planning your wedding. There’s only one chance to record the day; one chance to capture those moments and it’s really important that the person you choose is someone who has the skills and expertise, and someone you will feel confident in working with. Whilst an online portfolio gives a sense of how someone works, the best photographs happen when there is a good rapport between you, so I always recommend meeting prospective photographers in person, before you make that final choice. I personally love shooting weddings, it’s a joy to be part of the celebration, and then a few weeks later to be delivering beautiful images that the couple will treasure always. You’ll see from my work that I combine an unobtrusive documentary style with informal group shots and couple portraiture. I offer individualised packages for all my couples, priced fairly but sufficiently to ensure the quality. I have a particular interest in Gay weddings photography, for obvious reasons! I’ve written this article – How to choose a wedding photographer where you can find out more.
Whether you are a business owner needing a head-shot, an actor or musician needing promotional imagery, or just someone who’d love a really nice photo of yourself or your family, working with a professional photographer makes a difference. Working with someone who can put you at ease and help guide you to the best pose will ensure you have photographs of yourself you will be proud of. Importantly, as well as having studio space available, I can call on professional make up artists to assist with the shoot. Find out more about my portraiture photography
I provide a cost effective service for local small businesses to promote themselves and their products. You’ll note I have a particular interest in photographing food (mostly because I like food!) and in covering events photography.
About Grrl-Alex (yeah, it’s pronounced ‘girl’)
I’m driven by a passion for creating beautiful imagery. As a wedding photographer I like to work with couples where the quality of the photography really matters, and where a playful rapport allows creativity to flow between us. I want to be able to work with you to producing an album with something beyond conventional, something individual to you as a couple. I’m happy to shoot all types of wedding – my work as a gay wedding photographer comes out of my own connection with the LGBT community and a long history of campaigning not only for LGBT rights but also for marriage equality.
Contact me via this form or call 07730 592549