Winner of ‘Best Reportage Wedding Photographer’ 2014!

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Super excited to announce that I won ‘Best Reportage Wedding Photographer’ at the Westcountry Wedding Awards for the second year in a row! I was thrilled to have just made it as a finalist again; to hear my name being read out as the winner, well, it was amazing to have won it last year, to win it again was truly special!

Although the actual winner is decided by judges, the initial part of the process  – getting to the final – is all down to my clients, and specifically those who got married in 2013. I’ve just received the comments made by those past brides and grooms, and to say I’m blown away is an understatement; reading through these comments is just so humbling. It’s an honour to capture such a special day in peoples’ lives; to get this kind of feedback…. well, let’s just say I’m an incredibly happy chappy! Thanks so much, all of you.

Here’s some of the *incredibly kind* feedback:

“When it came to looking for a photographer for our wedding both me and Gareth were not really looking forward to it to be honest, we both hate staged smiles, poses and hours of hanging around to be called for your turn, and previous weddings we have attended were always that style and format. I didn’t know any other way existed till I found Alans website, I knew that day he was our photographer and emailed him straight away back in sept 2012. His work captures the emotion of a wedding day, the tears, the laughs the moments that otherwise might be overlooked. He is not only very talented at his job but the loveliest man, and he came up with a package that suited us. On the day he was amazing, capturing every moment. Our photos are incredible, Memories to cherish forever.”

“Alan was amazing from beginning to end! From the first email, with an instant reply he was very obliging. On our wedding day he was very discreet yet seem to capture moments of the day I didn’t even know happened until we received our images, which were out of this world!! Our friends and family were in awe of his talent. Alan is a talented photographer, so professional yet so approachable and friendly.”

“Alan was a fantastic photographer. He made us feel so at ease on our big day and at times we didn’t even know he was taking photos of us. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer, I would highly recommend him to anyone. The photos we have received at the end of it are more than we could have wished for.”

“From our first meeting we knew Alan was the right photographer for us. Neither of us enjoy having our photos taken and Alan’s style suited us perfectly – natural and unposed, we were able to feel relaxed the whole day whilst feeling assured that Alan was there recording it for us with his camera. He was a real pleasure to have around on the day, polite and friendly and all our guests commented on how hard he was working. We’re so delighted with our photos, which capture our day perfectly, and there are so so many lovely pictures of us as a couple which would never had been possible if we’d had to pose for a ‘traditional’ photographer. Can’t praise Alan enough, he’s a real talent and a lovely chap with it!”

“Alan was excellent from start to finish. He was relaxed yet professional and his pictures were just beautiful.”

“Alan was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process.  On the day itself Alan worked tirelessly and managed to take so many photos which really captured the feel of the day. Alan had a good sense of humour (which I think comes out in some of my favourite photos) and was charming with all of our guests.  Despite managing to capture so many moments Alan was inobtrusive, you hardly noticed he was there, which put guests at ease and was just what we wanted. I would highly recommend Alan and would definitely want to hire Alan as photographer for other special occasions.”

“Fantastic service, end result captures the events and emotions of the day perfectly. Alan was simply first class. He took wonderful photos of two people who don’t like their photos taken, without us ever feeling he was in the way or obtrusive.”

“We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer or our wedding. His naturalistic, non-intrusive style made us feel at ease in front of the camera. We were delighted with Alan’s photographs, they have received many positive comments from our family and friends. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Alan Law Photography to other Brides and Grooms to be.”

“Alan gets my vote for three reasons: his outstanding wedding photos, his commitment to our day and his manner both on the day and pre and post wedding.  The wedding pictures he took are outstanding and really capture the feel of the day. He spent ages with us at the venue beforehand, before we even made the booking, to get an idea of our requirements and for us to see how we all got on.  During the wedding day he was polite, in the background yet always snapping away without anyone noticing so he absolutely did not take over.  To the point where the father of the bride, who is very particular, said “he was the most unobtrusive photographer I have ever seen”.  The results are amazing and to top it off he’s a super guy.”

“Alan provided us with a great service and produced beautiful wedding photos. He captured the real emotion of the day in a very natural and unobtrusive way. His style is very unique and we loved it! We would highly recommend Alan Law to any couples for their big day!”

“Alan’s approach to wedding photography is the most thorough, discreet and impeccable that I have had the pleasure to witness. My husband and I employed Alan for our wedding in Devon and we had our reception back home in Surrey where we used another photographer. Alan was miles above him in terms of quality and service, let alone the end product. What makes Alan stand out is his effort and enjoyment he put’s into his work and the levels he goes to to achieve his photos and experience for his subjects. We hardly knew he was there the whole time. That’s’ what made the day so special and natural.”

“Alan is an amazing photographer we were over the moon with our wedding photos. We love how natural Alans shots are he has a keen eye for a brilliant photo.”

“Alan was fantastic from day one. After coming across him on a wedding photographer website we were really impressed with the quality of his photos, and we felt it was superb value for money.  I had spent months and months looking for the right person to capture our big day and after 10 secs of looking at Alan’s photos I knew he was the one.  He contacted us immediately and arranged a Skype chat.  He made us feel so at ease – it was like talking to a friend!  So much so we hired him on the spot.  He made the effort of joining us at the wedding rehearsal the day before too.  It was amazing how he captured the spirit and essence of the whole day.  I would recommend Alan to anyone in a heart beat.  He’s fab!!”

“The ultimate professional. He blended in like one of the guests. The pictures were stunning- such happy memories perfectly captured. We’ll treasure them forever. Thank you Alan. X”

I really don’t like having my photo taken, but Alan made the whole experience a real pleasure. He was incredibly nice, polite and helpful, and chipped in with events on the day, even driving us down to the beach for some extra photos. Everyone at our wedding found him really professional and easy to get on with and we were absolutely delighted with the final results.”

“We were so pleased that we chose Alan for our wedding. We had been to so many weddings where half the day was spent waiting for photos and being pushed and pulled into groups and poses. When we came across Alan’s website and saw his work we were thrilled! He was so easy to deal with and we forgot he was there for most of the day (in the nicest possible way!). He was unobtrusive and this enabled him to catch some wonderful pictures of our day and our guests. We loved all the photos and can’t quite believe how many he took! We will treasure our album and would recommend him to everybody.”

“Alan is a truly talented photographer, he captured our day with creativity and honesty, which was exactly what we wanted. He also seems to have the power of invisibility, which meant he got some amazing photos without intruding on the day. His photos bring the day to life every time we look at them – which we still do frequently.”

“Superb professionalism, and beautiful photos that really captured the day.”

“We were blown away by the quality of the pictures. They captured the day perfectly and looking through them is like being back there. Everyone commented on the intimate and natural style of his photography. He caught every last special moment, whilst being almost invisible on the day. His talent has meant we have the perfect reminders of our day, each one is like a work of art! We couldn’t have been happier.”

“Alan was a great photographer and does his style very well! I hardly saw him at all throughout the day, yet he managed to capture every single part of our wedding and provided us with hundreds of images which make me smile looking at every one! There were no images which I wanted which I didn’t get and Alan managed to take these in a fantastic way! Photos came back to us very quickly. Highly recommended!”

“Alan was excellent, we loved his style which was so natural and unobtrusive.  The resulting photos are amazing, we can hardly remember any of them being taken. Throughout the day, Alan did whatever he could do to help and fully integrated himself into the day.  He was more like a guest than the photographer.”

“Alan managed to capture all the intricacies of our day that would have been otherwise forgotten. For us, the day passed by so quickly but the photos have helped us piece together all the aspects of the wedding that made it so special.”

We struggled to find a photographer who we really liked as we wanted a laid back, unobtrusive style without lots of traditonal group shots. When we came across Alan he was just what we were looking for, so we were thrilled he was available!  He met us at the venue before the wedding, took the time to understand what exactly we were after, and really put us at ease. On the day, he was amazing – we didn’t even notice he was there! He stayed on for no extra charge to catch the first hour of the dancing when the caterer ran late with dinner and when we got the photos through they were fabulous; there are brilliant shots he has taken when I genuinely didn’t even realise he was in the room. My friend is getting married this summer and Alan will be her photographer – I can’t recommend him enough!”

“We were extremely pleased with our wedding photographs. Alan had an excellent approach throughout the planning stage and on the day itself. After doing quite a bit of research prior to booking a photographer we felt Alan was the best option in quality, value for money as well as his unobtrusive manor on the day. I have no hesitation in recommending his services and indeed a friend of mine has already booked him for his wedding on the new year.”

“We were so thrilled we chose Alan as our wedding photographer.. My husband and I both hate having our pictures taken and dreaded the awful line up situations.. i have been to weddings where hours are spent posing for group shots and we really didn’t want this. We wanted a fun and relaxed day with friends and family. From the first time we got in touch with Alan we knew he was the right choice. He was so professional and having explained what we wanted he delivered exactly that. So many guests said they did not even notice him all day but the images we received perfectly captured all the amazing moments. We wanted to bring our dog along.. Alan was fine with this and achieved some gorgeous pictures of our bouncy Labrador.. not easy! Alan is the perfect wedding photographer.”

“Alan excelled at fulfilling my brief for my photos. The end result was a story of the day and was just perfect. Many of my guests commented on how he blended into the day and made them feel relaxed and that is obvious in the superb photos.”

“Alan was fabulous, we hardly knew he was there, capturing all the little things we were too busy to notice whilst attending with absolute professionalism to our requests. The photos we received were stunning, he truly is a creative genius, we are so grateful for his workmanship, is a real joy to look back at our special day through the eyes of the lens.”

“Alan’s ability to tell a story and capture emotion through candid photos is incredible. He caught so many intimate moments, not only between us, but among all our guests with such a beautiful eye for detail. He is also one of the kindest, most pleasant people to work with –  if anyone deserves the honor of this award it’s him!”

“Alan Law was fantastic from start to finish- he put us at ease before the wedding, was unobtrusive & v flexible during the day and we have ended up with some amazing photos. Not only do they give us a record the key moments, but tell a story of the day. His photos capture the emotion and the spirit of the day, from grannies sitting having a gossip on a bench, to me stuffing my face with canapes when I got the chance. They are so much more than just pictures which go on the wall- they evoke memories which we shall treasure for ever. Alan was one of the best choices we made for suppliers to our wedding. His photos were unbelievable, beyond what we could have imagined, perfectly capturing brilliant moments in a subtle way without all the hassle and interruption I have seen other photographers create at weddings. He was always courteous and happy to work with Chloe and I in whatever way we wanted. The best thing I can say is that we sometimes forgot he was there, yet  the quality of his photos showcase how amazingly talented he is, without trying to dictate any element of the day.”



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