Almost all of my images are created with natural light, which has a ‘feel’ that can’t be matched by any flash or other artificial lighting systems. This allows me to shoot unobtrusively and quickly, creating genuine, documentary-style images, which capture those precious moments and tell the story of your wedding day exactly as it happened.
I like to become more a guest figure rather than a silent ninja in the corner of the room. It makes people feel more comfortable and in turn, I can get much more natural images. Many of the couples I have photographed have very kindly mentioned that it was like having a friend as their wedding photographer.
Our working relationship doesn’t end on the day – I am always available to help and advise throughout the designing of your album. I have been frequently asked to photograph so many different and exciting projects for my couples, sometimes years after the wedding.
Free consultation (up to 100 miles from Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire)
A non-refundable deposit is to be paid at time of booking. 1/3 of the total cost. The remaining amount is to be paid one month before the wedding.
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Many of the couples I have photographed have very kindly mentioned that it was like having a friend as their
wedding photographer. Our working relationship doesn’t end on the day – I am always available to help and advise throughout the designing of your album.
Wedding FAQ text
No. I’m afraid not. Please do not book a consultation if the prices do you not suit your budget.
Yes I do! I love to travel. Pay for my travel expenses and I am there! I've photographed all over Europe so far and would love to do more!
Yes. Throughout the day, I direct very little. I let you get on with your day and I capture the events as they unfold. I do not hide behind trees (thats weird!) but I am certainly not in your way either. I am very discreet in the church service. I discuss with the Vicar beforehand what I am allowed to do during the service. I usually use natural light and not flash as I like to be as unobstrusive as I can. Throughout the day I produce “reportage” style images, however when we do the couple portraits I have scouted out some locations and we set-up some images. Some of my couples get nervous about this part but I have to stress that this is sooo informal and fun. I will direct you to a certain degree but usually the winning shots are created just before or after I have “posed” you, without you even knowing!
Yes I do. I completely understand why my couples want formal photographs. It is usually because their elderly family members would like some to put on their mantlepiece but is also a good way of ensuring you get photographs with all the important people! I usually suggest no more than around 10 formal photographs.
I bring my luxury Graphistudio albums with me to the first consultation. If you order them shortly after the first consultation the price of the album is reduced by £100. See prices
I would refund your monies in this situation. The chances of me being ill are equal to the chances of the bride or groom being taken ill. We all do our best to avoid this risk.
I ask for a deposit of 1/3 of the final package cost to secure the date. This is paid at the time of booking. I then ask for the remaining amount one month before the wedding. Payment can be made either by cheque or internet bank transfer.
I aim to edit the photographs in a 4 weeks. I upload them into your gallery in ‘wedding galleries’ section. I first give you a ‘teaser slideshow‘ with 60-70 of my favourite images from the day with your first dance song as the backing track. I then put all the other images up in the password protected part of your gallery and send the John Alexander Photography USB stick to you with the high-resolution versions.
Yes please! I always appreciate some food. I usually take my break during the meal as people don’t usually like to be photographed whilst they are eating. I always work better on a full stomach! If you could treat me as one of your guest that would be brilliant. I usually like to eat separately to sort out the rest of my gear for the next part of the day!
It depends on the wedding usually. I arrive early on the wedding day and scout the church and venue before arriving at the Bride’s prepartions. I only need 10 minutes or so to do this so it works for both parties.