I’m Allister Freeman, an established Bath wedding photographer with many years’ experience of weddings in Bath, the UK and Europe. My photography has led me to working with couples across a variety of cultures and faiths and in all kinds of interesting locations – from the traditional to the downright quirky and everything in between.
Bath is an exceptionally beautiful and ancient city. Steeped in history, the architecture and subsequent colour, tone and light for that matter, make for a beautiful backdrop to any wedding celebrations taking place there.
I've been fortunate enough to be hired as a wedding photographer in Bath many times and with the region's fascinating history, it's no surprise that this unique location is one of the most favourable wedding spots in the South West. Whether your wedding ideas include achieving a quintessentially English theme or perhaps focus more on having an informal, boutique quality - Bath really does have it all. With stunning venues like the world famous Roman Baths, the incredible architecture of the Royal Crescent and the beautiful Bath Abbey, you’ll be spoilt for choice in having your ceremony here and your wedding photography will really benefit from it.
My natural reportage wedding photography can be viewed extensively in the galleries below, these feature weddings at many of my favourite Bath venues including hotels, manor houses, historic halls and even barns and ancient mills. I have many wedding galleries to explore featuring full and complete weddings photographed in these amazing venues, just take a look below or even type the word ‘Bath’ into the search bar on the blog page for even more Bath weddings.
Over the years I’ve photographed many documentary weddings in Bath but with each I find something new and unique to cover, this happens even when I work at the same venue more than once in the same week. With so many elements to this beautiful city, from the beautiful Victoria Park and Sydney Gardens to the bustling and winding streets with quirky, one-of-a-kind shops and stalls, there's inspiration at every turn. It's also the ideal city for a wedding of any size, in fact I’ve shot small weddings in Bath with no more than ten people in attendance and the very next month, huge, multi-day Hindu weddings.
I regularly take my couples for a ten minute walk during the early stages of any wedding reception in Bath, this allows me to capture the unique environment of the city in my storytelling documentary photography. A professional photographer walking through tourist-filled streets with a bride in a stunning wedding dress always gets a little attention, but it's certainly worth it.
Each venue has something different to offer too, The Assembly Rooms for instance, with it’s grand rooms and low light - always encouraging a more intimate and personal atmosphere for wedding guests. This candid atmosphere ultimately means wedding photographers can document even more authentic and honest images for their newlyweds as guests are so chilled!
I will say though, it’s not all plain sailing for couples, guests and wedding photographers in Bath, as the parking in the city is absolutely appalling! I always end up on foot during any wedding in Bath, it removes the risk of getting stuck in traffic and missing any part of the wedding day. It’s actually so bad, that you should make sure you try and factor it into your wedding schedule as getting around the city, particularly during tourist-filled weekends, can be a nightmare! Most of my bride and groom’s getting married in Bath tend to include hiring a bus on their wedding checklist, more often than not it tends to be an old route master which really adds to the nostalgic quality that Bath has, so it’s not only dealing with the transport issue (which you will have!) but also the wedding theme.
I encourage you to have a look through the wedding galleries on this page, my natural photographic style means that I’m often described as a ‘reportage wedding photographer’ or ‘documentary wedding photographer’. In a nutshell, what this means is that my wedding photos discreetly capture your day without me dictating, asking you to pull cheesy 90’s style poses or otherwise play up to the camera. If you have a look through my photographers’ portfolio of previously shot weddings, you’ll better understand the honesty and authenticity you can expect from your collection. A skilled, natural – style wedding photographer should be in the heart of the action and yet go unnoticed. I vow to you let you enjoy every minute of your day without me getting in the way. Till album delivery do us part.