Alan Barnes Photography

About

A life-long passion for photography started with my childhood interest in steam trains. Although I was not old enough to photograph steam trains when they were in use, but I managed to visit a few restored lines such as The Bluebell Railway or when steam specials were run on the Main Line. Next I began to photograph anything; holidays, day trips, cities and country side. I then learnt to play the guitar and it pretty much took over my life, but a camera was never far away and now I photograph bands and have supplied images for name acts for their CDs, Albums, Tour Posters etc. I also photograph landscapes too. So where did Wedding Photography come into it?!

I enrolled on an Advanced Photography course at college around 12 years ago, and one of the lecturers was a brilliant Wedding Photographer

After assisting him, I soon began to take on my own Weddings and have not looked back.

My approach is to document your wedding and supply beautiful crafted photographs. I will take some formal family group shots of course, but most of my photographs will be natural. No fuss , no bossing guests around,  mostly in the background capturing it all for you.

My aim is to provide you with a set of stunning images that will be a life-long keepsake of happy and emotional memories. So much of your time, effort and money is spent on a wedding day and if you don’t get the right photographer to capture the fleeting moments, you could regret it for a long time!

The best wedding photographers must be skilled in composition and light. They should be reliable, friendly, trustworthy and have a drive to achieve the best results – always. My client feedback should give you confidence that I meet these requirements consistently.

HOW I WORK

We can meet at the venue to look at the ideal locations for photographs outside and inside. We go through the timings so that you have nothing to worry about on your big day. Please visit my FAQs page for more information.

PRICES

My pricing options are listed below for weddings held within Sussex, Surrey, London or Kent. For weddings beyond these areas, please contact me with your date and location(s) and I will let you know if there will be any extra travelling charges.

The Main Event Plus' - £750

Cover starts at Guest arrivals and captures key moments of your wedding such as walking down the aisle, ceremony and vows, First Kiss and signing of register*, walking back up the aisle together, confetti, family group shots, couple portrait session, Wedding Breakfast room details, mock cake-cutting, entering the wedding breakfast room and seated. If speeches are made at the start of the wedding breakfast, I will cover this too. In between all these, many candid/natural shots are taken. Moments that you may have missed and can treasure forever.
You get:

  • All high resolution professional processed images on a branded USB memory stick
  • Creation of a (password-protected) online gallery to share with family and friends
  • Supply of 120 high quality 7x5 prints (or 70 9x6 prints) in a Wedding Keepsake Box

Wedding and Reception - 'Into the Night' - £1050
This package is the same as the 'Main Event’ package, but includes cover up to the First Dance + 30 minutes.
So in addition you can get: Speeches, cake cutting, bouquet showing, evening guests, First Dance and 30 minutes of general dancing and celebration. Plus if the light condition are ideal (sun-set or nice evening sky) I will suggest we take some extra couple shots outside.

Preparations - If preparations are being done at the venue or very near to the venue, I can include this part of the day too if required, for an additional £100.


Albums: I can supply a wide range of albums. My most popular album is a high quality contemporary 60 page, A4 story book with various cover options such as acrylic, leather etc.
So instead of prints, the cost of this album will be £340 extra.


* Photographs of the signing of the register is normally done straight after then actual signing, using a blank page. This is to protect personal data of other wedding couples that might be visible in the adjacent pages. However, don’t worry, the photos look better as you are not concentrating on spelling your name correctly! and can look more relaxed.