Choosing your wedding photographer is a big decision, after all, these are images that you will be looking at for years to come! So who do you trust to capture the memories of this unrepeatable, extraordinary day? To assist you with your selection, I would like to tell you a little about myself.
My name is Ali O’Reilly and I am a female photographer with a loud laugh, American accent and Irish mannerisms! I have always been fascinated with people, and how they cope with the highs and lows of life. Therefore, it was no surprise when studying photography, that I discovered a passion for documentary. I am so lucky to have developed this skill into one of the best jobs in the world, watching couples experience the most exciting day of their lives!
Your photographs need to be a reflection of who you are as a couple, to capture your personalities. I will not be able to do this by forcing you into poses which are unnatural to you, but by listening to what you want, by discovering your expectations, and arriving at an approach that is unique to you.
I like to meet my clients prior for a pre wedding consultation. The purpose of this consultation is to discuss ideas, look around the venue, and generally get to know each other a little! As part of the consultation, I encourage my couples to have a pre shoot. This provides the opportunity to learn how to relax and pose in front of the camera, and for us to establish a rapport with each other. You will be provided with the images from the shoot which you can use as engagement pictures, or a “save the date” announcement.
I am proficient in both digital and analogue, and the relevant post production techniques. My clients have found me to be reliable and professional, as well as bringing a sense of fun and energy to the proceedings. I cover most areas in South East England.