Andy and Chrystal
The Priest House, Bolton Abbey – 7th July 2018
"Alana was recommended to us on Facebook and the quality of work was excellent. We had an engagement shoot which would usually be uncomfortable for us, but Alana made us feel relaxed and helped us to enjoy the experience. The wedding day was exceptional and the way Alana and Ruth worked was 2nd to none. There were hundreds of photos and everyone turned out flawless. She even got a shoot of our posing cats which was eventful! We cannot praise Alana enough and when I've had enough of this wife I'll be sure to use her services again at the next wedding!"
Jen & Matze
Sansepolcro, Tuscany, Italy – 1st July 2017
"Alana is a professional photographer who I cannot recommend highly enough. Thorough and detailed, from our initial enquiry to receiving the final images of our wedding, she has made the process of documenting our wedding not only exciting and fun, but easy and stress free.
From the outset, Alana listened to us. Not only our practical requirements for the actual photos, but really listened to us, as two people about to spend the most important day of their lives with her. It's obvious Alana sees this as a privilege. She really took the time to get to know us so she could make sure 'we', our characters, were reflected in her pictures.
Completely prepared, with care and attention to detail, Alana made time to familiarise herself with the various venues for the day paying extra attention to specific requests we had made for 'special shots'. As we had a location wedding, this was particularly impressive as she was 6 months pregnant and it was almost 30 degrees!
Alana is so much fun and immediately puts you at ease in front of the camera. Her unobtrusive method of working means that our guests and we could just get on with enjoying the day. Although we did have some 'posed' shots, this was at a pre-agreed time. Other images were 'natural’ photos... so much so, many people did not even know they were being taken!
Alana is able to capture people just being themselves, They are completely sincere and depict genuine emotions, excitement, nerves, pride, happiness, fun, joy and love to name a few.
It's hard to describe but Alana has an amazing skill of seeing a 'photo opportunity' that I believe only a true artist could find; A perfect reflection in a window, complete stillness in a busy crowd, the contrast of colour in the sky with a single cloud, light dancing to create shadow. Although we were the 'subjects', she used the surroundings available at that time to frame us and create a memory in picture.
Alana offers great value for money. Originally, we did not actually have money in our wedding budget for a photographer. Finding it was the best decision we have ever made. Now that the wedding is all over, I realise that our photos are the only tangible things we actually have from our day. Not only will they last forever but better still, they are perfect."
Clare & Tom
Aldwark Manor Hotel, York - August 2017
"We had the pleasure of having Alana as the main photographer at our wedding in August 2017. Alana was great at putting our mind at ease during pre-wedding meetings to make sure she knew what shots we definitely didn't want to miss on the day.
Alana captured some lovely pictures of me getting ready with my mum, and bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding, and was with us throughout the entire day and evening capturing every moment.
Alana thoroughly made the most of the beautiful surroundings of Aldwark Manor which provided some gorgeous back drops, giving the selection of photos we got back variety. We were also happy that Alana suggested we get some non-traditional group shots, which represented our bridal party's fun personalities perfectly. We have printed many of our photos off for frames since receiving our USB, as well as getting a photo book made so we can enjoy them regularly and share with friends and family. The online gallery was also great for sharing with guests and family and friends who weren't able to attend, but could re-live the magical day.
Overall we would highly recommend Alana Photography for her professional and quality service for whatever photography requirements you have.
Thanks again Alana!"
Family of Bernard and Margaret Brice
Gosforth Parish Church and Whitehaven Golf Club - May 2017
*Wedding featured on Songs of Praise and Look North*
"If anyone is looking to use a photographer for any occasion, I can't recommend Alana highly enough. She is so unobtrusive but captures all those 'special' moments in a completely natural way. We are thrilled with these and can't wait to show them to the happy couple tomorrow. Will get back to you Alana with their reactions. Meanwhile, on behalf of us all, thank you again for your superb work! Memories to treasure forever xxxx"
Bernard and Margaret’s feedback
"Dear Alana we just cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you did when taking our wedding photographs, we were so excited and pleased as we saw them. You captured the day perfectly you didn't miss capturing a personal moment of each one there. We intend to put them into an album, to look through together, times without number and to share with family and friends the joy, laughter (and tears!) of the day. You put your special skill into making the whole proceedings unforgettable.
We say again thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
With our love
Bernard and Margaret"
Katie and Chris
The Barn Scarborough - February 2017
“We first met Alana when we asked her to shoot our engagement party, she was so amazing we asked her to do our wedding as well. From the minute we met Alana she totally got what we wanted from our wedding photos. We asked for very few posed pictures and for her to capture natural shots of us and our guests. We gave her very little direction but she consulted very thoroughly and boy did she deliver!
Alana had to manage two wedding days and multiple venues. She was amazing!! Flying about all over town to capture all of our special moments. Nothing was too much trouble. Our pictures are perfect, they capture the emotion and feeling of our days so well. Alana caught so many moments that we would have missed.
I love our photos and cannot recommend Alana highly enough.”
The Rudd-Cozens Family
“Would just like to say thank you and how happy me and Aaron are with the results from our new born / family shoot. We can't wait to get everyone around to ours this weekend to show them all. You are an absolute beauty with a camera and will recommend you to anyone x”
The Brookes Family
“Wow- what an enjoyable day!! Anyone who wants a photographer that's easy going and fun this is the lady!!! Fab job!! Thanks again!!“
“I am so grateful for the amazing photos, before the shoot itself I was so nervous but you were so laid back with me and it was fun, you made it a fantastic friendly shoot. My photos I adore very much they look amazing best money well spent. Look forward to using you again for my family shoot xx”
Owner at JKunique beauty
"I have recently started a small make up business and I contacted Alana to ask her to complete a photo shoot with me as the model wearing the makeup. Instead of the normal studio shoot Alana suggested an outdoor venue, which was a very clever idea. This made the shoot natural, rustic, with excellent use of natural light. I would say she is totally professional with some very original ideas, and I would recommend her for any type of shoot.”
The Peplow Family
"Alana is an absolute superstar with a camera! She recently came all the way to Australia and captured so many amazing memories of my gorgeous family including my beautiful 5 month old baby Max. Alana's enthusiasm is contagious and the fun she brought to our session resulted in little Maxy coming out of his shell. Our photos are relaxed and natural images which we will treasure always. I wholeheartly could not recommend Alana enough."