30 Rising Stars in the World
Top 5 UK Wedding Photojournalists
Best 15 UK Wedding Photographers
Best Reportage Wedding Photographer 3 Years in a Row
Top 100 in the World
UK’s Top 50 Photographers 6 Years in a Row
For people who don't want to pose
Do you want to enjoy your day without being asked to stop and smile for the camera?
Are photos of your family and friends just as important to you as images of yourselves?
Do you want to enjoy your reception (and those expensive canapes!) without being carted off for a two-hour photoshoot?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to all those questions, then I could be the photographer for you! With my totally silent cameras (so you’re not taken out of the moment by a loud shutter noise) I capture your day naturally – never asking you to repeat things, or moving or directing you, but instead capturing everything as it happens (creatively and artistically, of course).Check out my portfolio
I've won some Awards...
- ‘Best 50 UK Wedding Photographers’ seven years in a row (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 / Gohen)
- ‘Best 15 Wedding Photographers in the UK‘ (Brides Magazine)
- One of the ’30 Rising Stars’ in the world (Rangefinder)
- ‘Best Reportage Wedding Photographer Cornwall’ three years running (SWWA 2013, 2014 & 2015)
- ‘Top 5 Wedding Photojournalists in the UK’ (MyMemory)
- ‘South West Wedding Photographer of the Year’ (TWIA)
Founder of This is Reportage & This is Reportage: Family
I believe in capturing real moments so much that I founded This is Reportage and This is Reportage: Family – worldwide communities of photographers who celebrate documentary wedding photography and documentary family photography respectively.
With a combined membership of almost 800 photographers, both sites feature Awards for individual captures and Stories (series of images from a single wedding or family), feature educational articles and videos to help us all improve, and have grown to become internationally respected and trusted authorities in their field.
I’m lucky to be a wedding photographer Cornwall, as we have so many fab venues and beaches (and even beach venues!), but I actually only shoot a small percentage of my weddings here – I’m fortunate to be recommended by wedding planners and venues all over the UK (including being a wedding photographer London many times, as well as Surrey, Cambridge, the Cotswolds, Yorkshire and more) and Europe (including weddings in France, Greece, Switzerland, Turkey, and Montenegro), so most weekends will see me travelling. I like this, though; very lucky that my ‘work’ enables me to discover new places frequently!
Click below for a few examples of my work from UK, European and Cornwall weddings (with lots more featured weddings over here).
Hi, I'm Alan (that semi-bald chap with the camera)
Yes, that’s me, but what I lack in hair I hopefully make up for in photography skills – or bad humour, at least…
I’m a wedding photographer based in Cornwall, though I shoot all over the UK and Europe (over 300 weddings and counting) – and though I know a lot of us say it, my work really is about capturing your day totally un-posed and without direction. That’s what I love; that’s what I do.
What else do I love? Dawson’s Creek (which I write without shame), table tennis, Dark (an amazing German series on Netflix), cider, and my wife and kids (and I didn’t only include that last bit because I know my wife may read it…)Find out more about me
30 Rising Stars in the WorldRangefinder
Top 15 UK PhotographersBrides Magazine
Top 5 UK PhotojournalistsMyMemory
Top 100 in the WorldPurcell Studios
Best Reportage Cornwall3-time winner / SWWA
Top 50 UK 7 Years in a RowGoHen
150 Best InternationalSLR Lounge
Top 10 Creative UKAutographer