UK Reportage Wedding Photographer | London | Hampshire | Manchester | Devon | Gloucestershire | Cornwall | Derbyshire | Oxfordshire | Wiltshire | Somerset | Documentary Wedding Photographer Surrey
Wedding Photographers in London, Surrey, Hampshire and the UK
I’m Allister, I create a particularly personal style of documentary wedding and portrait photography for customers throughout the UK and overseas, I also train and mentor other photographers in both business ethos and photographic approach.
I’ve been a professional photographer for many years now and my style has developed into distinctly natural, honest and authentic coverage. I tend to work with available light only and look to create timeless, emotive images that capture the true narrative of an event. I'm also a mentor to associate photographers that work under my brand who are established documentary wedding photographers in their own right.
I produce a specific style of wedding photography known as ‘Reportage Wedding Photography’. There are also a few other names that can be used to describe this approach such as ‘Documentary Wedding Photography’ or ‘Wedding Photojournalism’.
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Reportage Wedding Photographer
‘Reportage is a technique of documentary or photojournalism that tells a story entirely through pictures’
My interpretation of a reportage wedding photographer – or wedding photojournalist for that matter, is that they have a finely tuned, well-practiced eye for storytelling – almost a natural ability to be in the right place at the right time. Elements such as composition and lighting will be second nature and instinctive with practice. Most importantly however, they will understand their customers and their subjects. They will successfully create personal, enduring images and not just banal, stereotypical snapshots of the bride’s shoes and isolated mugshots of the friends and family.
Documentary Wedding Photography
True documentary wedding photography is so much more than just a pretty picture. I fully appreciate that aesthetics come into play, such as the undefinable instant wow factor an image may have. However, that only lasts so long. Documentary images need to have more to them, they need to provoke an interpretation or an emotional connection if they are to stand the test of time – something that I strongly believe mainstream wedding photographers fail to achieve.
As a documentary wedding photographer, I get to travel a lot. I've documented weddings in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Surrey, Wiltshire and overseas.
Surrey Wedding Photographer
You can also read a bit more about my style in the Wedding Photography Style section.
As a brief summary, I approach weddings as an unobtrusive observer. I don’t boss you around, don’t bother you about posing or looking at the camera, I just work to capture the days events in an honest and discrete manner so that you can get on with the business of enjoying yourself. After all, it’s not a photo shoot.
Hampshire Wedding Photographer
To find out more about the packages available, to check my availability or if you would just like to chat through your wedding plans before making a decision, please get in touch through the Contact Form where you can send me and email and find the telephone numbers for the studio.