Who are you and what do you do?
A Perfect Team
“Alice and Diane Photography” was born when we, as friends and both sharing a love of photography, realised we also made a fantastic team working together. The beauty of having two of us is we can be in two places at once! As one of us is capturing the bride getting ready the other is capturing the groom and the best man. As one is capturing the grand entrance of the bride the other is capturing the expression of the groom as he waits anxiously for her arrival.
Our styles complement each other and work well in producing beautiful photographs, capturing every detail of the day from two different views and perspectives. We are two individual professional photographers, combining our skills and passion to ensure our lovely clients receive stunning images that they can treasure for years to come.
So, who are we individually?
I would describe myself as a fun, happy go lucky, curious, free spirited soul who loves travelling! The love for photography grew from my travels around the world. It was an amazing experience to be able to capture the stories of people living in different cultures with different beliefs, through the eye of my camera. Photography is my passion and there is nothing that makes me happier than being able to capture the emotions and ambience of someone’s special day or the buzz of an important event. As quoted by Confucius ‘If you love what you do, you will never do another day’s work in your life’! When I separate myself from my camera (which is not often!) I love spending time at the beach and catching up with those special people in my life over a coffee and cake or sometimes a nice glass of bubbly!
My love for photography began at an early age when my dad bought me my first camera at 7 years old. Rarely without a camera in my hand, from then onwards I documented almost every moment of family life and filled countless photo albums with snaps of family, pets and holidays. In my uni days I lived in my bathroom, which I had converted into a dark room, and began to explore photographing weddings and taking photos for local newspaper articles. Today my passion continues and I love nothing more than the privilege of capturing the details, atmosphere and emotions of the first day of a couple’s new chapter in their lives. I still continue with the endless pictures of family, of course, and my three year old daughter is the perfect model. Aside from photography my time is spent with my daughter and husband: adventures in the countryside, cosy nights in and enjoying life to the full.
What’s your favourite part of a wedding?
We just love weddings full stop so to choose a favourite part is difficult. I suppose the best part is the emotions you see and feel which is what we love to capture. The emotions of excitement and nerves from the bride’s room when she is getting ready and the emotions on the groom’s face when he sees his beautiful bride for the first time and of course the emotions on the first married kiss!
What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?
To make sure you look at current work of the people you are looking to hire and always check there are no hidden costs that are going to surprise you later on. Keep a diary of the planning as there is a lot to organise and it always feels less daunting on paper than circling around in your head!
What keeps you passionate?
Seeing the look on our clients faces when they get to relive their wedding day again looking through our photos. It is the best job ever and we never tire of looking at our photos.
Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?
We love keeping up with the latest wedding trends by following our favourite wedding blogs and ideas on Pinterest. Glad to see that gin at weddings is still having a moment for 2017 and warehouse wedding venues are set to be huge! We are constantly linking up with new businesses who are offering unusual and different ideas for weddings. We have just recently linked up with Memini Montage who professionally design a video montage to showcase our photos, bringing them to life and transforming them into a beautiful story that will stand the test of time. We are always on the search for new and unusual wedding venues and have just recently found a hidden gem, which we are very excited about!
What’s next for your business?
We are busy building our new website and preparing ourselves for lots of wedding fairs coming up as we approach the wedding season. We are also enjoying networking with other wedding service providers and to see how we can support each other in business and of course very importantly building relationships with new venues.
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