Tylney Hall Wedding Photographer: Sam & Mike’s Pre-wedding shoot

I recently had the real pleasure of catching up with Sam & Mike at Tylney Hall Hotel for their pre-wedding shoot and consultation ahead of their big day in June.

The conditions on the day, the time of the year and the hotel grounds themselves provided the perfect backdrop for some gorgeous spring time shots. We chatted and we laughed as we walked around the grounds and it was so nice to stand back and capture the magic between them and their excitement leading up to their wedding.

Here’s some of their portraits…

Basingstoke Hampshire Family Portrait Photographer: The Cull Family at Tylney Hall Hotel

Meet the ever so lovely Cull family. That’s Mum Sarah, Dad Dave and their 2 very young sons Jack and Alex. I’m delighted to bring you this collection of portraits to give you a real taster of what family lifestyle portraits are all about. A family all having a great time and creating lifelong memories. That’s all, enjoy the photos.

it’s all in the DETAILS. Well, mostly.

When choosing your wedding photographer also consider carefully how they look for, and capture, the details. The dress, flowers and shoes are the obvious ones but just as important are the hair, the jewellery, the favours, the cake, the bunting, and the rings. Clearly the list goes on, the extent to which differs for every wedding.

Being a photo-journalistic style of photographer my coverage is predominantly about the emotions and the ‘moments’ – all the elements that make your day so uniquely yours and can’t be scripted or re-created. But for me the details take a high priority as well. Of course these also give individuality to you and your day and help to give context to your wedding. These are some of the things that you will have put so much thought (and expense!) into during the months, perhaps years, leading up to your big day.

For these reasons the details are going to appear quite prominently in your album. Therefore, technically there is no place to hide with these shots. We want them big, sharp and just beautiful – to ‘preserve’ everything forever more. Believe you me there is a huge difference to the quality of photos that are just ‘grabbed’, perhaps with poor lighting, composition or camera skill, to those that are captured using a macro lens (to get in close), a tripod (nice and steady), creative and eye catching composition (for impact) and finally using the right lighting (crucial!). Of course careful placement in natural light works best.

Here’s a few photographs from a range of weddings that I have captured during recent years.

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Textures and colours of North Norfolk

North Norfolk – one of my favourite places in this corner of the globe. Always great for a few landscapes and I know a lovely little place to stay too. Will be returning very soon!

Family Portrait Photographer Basingstoke Hampshire: The Smith Family

This was quite simply one of my favourite photo shoots from 2013. Why? well, for me it was what lifestyle portraits are all about…a young family (dog included) doing what they love the most. In their garden. Having fun. Creating memories.

But rather than ramble on I’ll let Alison’s words and a selection of her family portraits do the talking..

When I first met Alistair I was immediately struck by his passion for what he does and his relaxed and friendly approach. The great thing about the shoot was that, rather than being in a bland studio, we were able to capture the whole family including the dog, in the freedom of our garden. This lead to wonderful and natural photos. On the day Alistair was great with us, especially my youngest who was unwell. We were delighted with the photos he captured and the end results are priceless. Thanks Alistair for your time and patience with us, we will be recommending you to everyone. The great family photo in the hallway will sell itself a hundred times over ! Many thanks xxx

Wedding Photographer Basingstoke, Hampshire & beyond: portfolio update..

Well that was a whole load of fun and brought back many wonderful personal memories….here’s my updated portfolio of wedding images with tasters of some of the amazing weddings up and down the country & overseas that I have been so proud to have been a part of over the last couple of years or so. I could tell you a story behind each image but I’ll just let you browse and enjoy…

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“Alistair Jones is an incredible photographer. He not only captured every moment of the day in stunning photographs but also had a way of making everyone feel very at ease. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. We could not be happier.” Katy & Gez Barnfather

“Thank you so much for the photographs. I can’t put in to words how special they are to us. You truly captured everything we wanted. When we first met, I could tell you would deliver something special, but you have exceeded my expectations. You are a true professional and credit to your field. Many thanks, Mrs Hesp!”