2018 – another great year of weddings!!! Despite being a West Midlands Wedding Photographer I travel all over the country for weddings and 2018 saw me as far north as Edinburgh and as far south as London and Devon. As I write this in 2019, I’ve already travelled to Santorini in Greece and the next wedding on the cards is in France. But wherever the wedding, I’m always excited to be there! West Midlands included! At heart, I’m a ‘people’ person, not a ‘places’ person and I’ve loved every moment spent with the couples who booked me in 2018. you’ve all been awesome and we’ve had a lot of fun together!
One of the highlights at the end of the season is always looking back on what my couples said about me via the feedback from the Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA). Win or lose, for me the best part of the Wedding Industry Awards is always reading genuine comments on my work from my couples and learning how they felt about their photos and the service I’ve provided them. I’m massively grateful to everyone who trusted me to document their weddings in 2018 and humbled to pick up the highly commended award in the category for the West Midlands Wedding Photographer of the Year. A true honour!
Sadly, a good chunk of my couples were not eligible to comment at the time of voting as couples are only supposed to vote if the wedding has taken place and they’ve received their photos (obviously – please put the deadline back a bit TWIA organisers!) But regardless, I still had 16 couples who qualified to vote and it was so good to hear their thoughts, so here’s what they said:
West Midlands Wedding Photographer Voter Comments:
Alex was recommended to us by a friend, Sam Docker, another wedding photographer, where Alex had been the photographer at his own wedding. We were not disappointed. He understood our reportage, storytelling brief instantly and spent time getting to know us ahead of the wedding. We are simply blown away by the end result. The use of natural light in our photos is stunning and he perfectly captured those special moments so sensitively. We genuinely feel emotional every time we look at the photos.
Claire & Alex.
Alex was incredible. His energy and love for capturing perfect wedding photos meant that we have hundreds of amazing photos that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. On the day Alex arrived early and like a chameleon, he blended into the background and captured awesome natural shots left right and centre. Most of the guests were even unaware that we had a photographer he was that much of a ninja! I couldn’t be happier with Alex and he felt more like a friend than an employee!
Chole & Josh.
Alex is the most genuine and professional person I know. He has an incredible ability to blend into the background but capture every moment. He works tirelessly all day and nothing was too much trouble. He went onto the roof of Rise Hall and managed to get me, my dress and my shoes up there too getting some of the most unique photos. He also embraced our Taekwondo theme throughout the day capturing board breaking. His communication and care is fantastic. And the photos taken are beautiful.
Laura and Nick.
Alex was simply superb and captured the entire day’s happiness perfectly and naturally. He was a pleasure to deal with, worked extremely hard from early in the morning until the very end of our wedding and made us feel completely at ease. He dealt with the group shots very effectively and the rest of the time he was completely unobtrusive, blending into the background. We simply couldn’t have asked for anything more, he achieved complete perfection for us.
Ross and Natalie.
Alex was amazing he photographed everything we wanted, got the best shots we could have asked for and he worked so hard! He could not be faulted he did a super long day all included in the price and moved naturally around the wedding without disturbing any of it, he blended in well with the wedding guests and captured it perfectly.
Poppy & Martin.
Alex was superbly helpful and insightful from the first moment we spoke months before the big day and throughout the day itself and indeed after. Alex’s relaxed but professional manner lead to many comments on the day itself about how well he blended in. Post the big day the results spoke from themselves, excellent quality pictures that told the story of the whole day and not just individual moments in time.
Victoria & Jason.
Absolutely amazing, could not wish for a better photographer. Our venue gave us no guidance of time as it’s quite relaxed, Alex was the only thing that kept us sane and on track. Could not recommend him highly enough. Wish we could get married again to hire him all over again! All pictures were amazing and he captured everything we could have hoped for even the little details like photos of my late grandads and my gift from the groom. Our favourite wedding cost, would hire again in a heartbeat!
Emma & Kyle.
Alex was everything I hoped for during the biggest day of my life. I dreamed of this day as a little girl and spent planning it for over a year. Alex was excellent in capturing everything according to our briefing and was pleasant and professional to work with. I am forever grateful to be able to look back at his beautiful work once we grew old with my husband.
Erika & Robin.
The most important thing for us was that the photographer fit in with our wedding, captured the spirit and that the photos weren’t staged. Alex fitted the bill perfectly and we received so many compliments from the guests about how fun and friendly the photographer was. Our wedding was an Indian wedding with a lot of different events on the day. Alex fully immersed himself in the day and captured everything. The colours are fantastic and the photos of the party, in particular, are amazing!
Sarah & Amit.
We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. He really went above and beyond what was expected of him – for example, he stayed on late into the evening to get some amazing dancing shots, he was so good with all the children and the photography was so inventive. We got SO many photos! Way more than anticipated! He really captured our day perfectly and we’ve had endless compliments on the photos. The slideshow gets my parents and in-laws in tears (happy tears!!) every time!
Rachel & Chris.
We can’t thank Alex enough for the amazing images he took on our wedding day. The photos exceeded our expectations and he captured our day perfectly. I’ll certainly be recommending him to all my friends and family.
Sarah & Gary.
Alex put us at ease on our wedding day. He was very professional, arriving on time and working diligently throughout the day to capture all our special moments. He worked extremely hard on a very hot day and seemed to manage to cover all bases at once! He remained with us throughout the evening to capture some lovely shots of friends enjoying themselves on the dancefloor. Us and our families were very pleased with the final photographs. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you very much Alex!!
Laura & Matt.
Alex is not only an amazing photographer, but a truly nice guy. He was such a professional – setting up amazing and very different compositions, directing us how to stand and finding the best light. On our wedding day he was incredibly hard working, capturing all the moments (and more!) yet was totally unobtrusive. Alex really goes the extra mile – all our guests commented on how professional and friendly he was throughout the day and our finished album is a truly beautiful work of art.
Hazel & Rob.
For anyone that has met Alex, you will know what I mean, from the moment we met he filled me with confidence, I had no doubt in my mind that what Alex would produce wouldn’t be anything but the best. He has a very high level of work and proves himself at the event, with his demeanour he engages guests like a friend and makes everyone feel relaxed and I think that is then reflected in the photography. I couldn’t recommend Alex enough!
Danielle & Craig.
What a brilliant photographer, made everyone feel at ease and was a pleasure to have to take our photos the day before the wedding at our beach day and especially our wedding day. The photos are amazing and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Alex was extremely polite and has a brilliant eye for things.
Great photos, a wonderful record of our wedding for many years to come.
West Midlands Wedding Photographer Voter Scores:
Thanks again to all my couples and of course to The Wedding Industry Award Judges for this award of Highly Commended West Midlands Wedding Photographer of the Year. Throughout the course of a wedding day I get to experience all these amazing moments alongside my couples that it’s impossible not to feel connected to each and every one of them – which makes receiving these comments all the more heartwarming! Thank you all!
If you’re searching for a West Midlands Wedding Photographer and are looking for natural, relaxed photos to tell the story of your wedding day I’d love to hear from you! To check if I’m free on your date, just drop me a line via my contact form.