Ali Jay Photography

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Documentary Wedding Photography as comfy as sitting on the sofa beside a fire, preserving special moments and people.
Pricing & Costs

Pricing for suppliers

Details

Photography Style

Documentary
Artistic

Products and Services

Second Shooter Available
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Stay Through Speeches
Photo Printing
Personal Online Gallery
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Dancing
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Online Shop
Wedding Albums
Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Last-Minute Orders
Full Description
Simplicity is Key To Enjoyment! Your experience is everything to me. I make a plan with you, we both know what the plan is and nobody has to think about it on the day. It keeps the day simple and lets you socialise and party. Characters! When you look back at your wedding in years to come you’ll remember the people more than anything else. Capturing who was there, their characters and what they were doing is the most important part of my job! I charge an hourly rate to keep things flexible.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Ali
Do you love relaxed characterful storytelling photography? If you do, please get in touch.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(14)
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Kate & Sean
Happy couple married in September
September 2021
It really was a documentary of our wedding day and such a beautiful keepsake.
We hired Ali as photographer for our wedding earlier this year. The service was fantastic from start to finish and we are so incredibly happy with the end result. Ali put together a photo video with memories of our day and it was so beautiful to see every part of the day captured. It really was a documentary of our wedding day and such a beautiful keepsake. Would recommend Ali for every occasion! She is friendly, lovely and approachable, you won’t be disappointed!!
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Connie & Kyle
Happy couple married in July
September 2021
making someone who ‘doesn’t really like wedding pictures’ 🤣 love wedding pictures. I can’t recommend her enough. She was brilliant.
Lovely egg Ali Jay Edward for making someone who ‘doesn’t really like wedding pictures’ 🤣 love wedding pictures. I can’t recommend her enough. She was brilliant.
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Jenny & Steven
Happy couple married in October
September 2021
We wanted relaxed, family friendly, in the moment photographs and Ali assured us this was her style and she definitely did not disappoint!
From the moment we met Ali over 18 months ago, we knew that she was the ideal photographer for our wedding. We wanted relaxed, family friendly, in the moment photographs and Ali assured us this was her style and she definitely did not disappoint! What was initially to be an 80 person, barn style wedding changed to an intimate 20 person wedding at the Old Course Hotel and Ali was extremely patient, understanding and supportive as we made these difficult decisions and changes to our day. We had a lovely pre-wedding shoot with our son on East Sands in St Andrews and the photographs were very natural and captured us very much in the moment having fun. On our wedding day, Ali was very professional, calm and friendly with myself and Steven and also with our guests. We feel very lucky to have had such a positive experience throughout our wedding with Ali and would highly recommend her to others. We look forward to getting some more pictures taken in the future. X
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Jemma & Alasdair
Happy couple married in October
September 2021
She has a great knack of putting people at ease- real bonus if one is not into getting pics taken 👍🏻
Ali is a gem of a person and really accommodating. She has a great knack of putting people at ease- real bonus if one is not into getting pics taken 👍🏻
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Diana & Drew
Happy couple married in October
September 2021
Our photographer captured the most stunning photos of our day, beyond anything I could have hoped for,
I wanted to share a recommendation for a photographer- Ali Jay Photography. My husband and I got married at the end of June in the first week that weddings became legal again. We had originally planned to have a big wedding at the end of June but Covid changed our plans somewhat! Our photographer captured the most stunning photos of our day, beyond anything I could have hoped for, especially given how last minute and low key our plans were. After over 3 months of lockdown with a fair bit of comfort eating and no access to the gym I was a bit concerned about how we might all look in the photos but she’s caught us all beautifully (if I do say so myself!) She was an absolute joy to have around and our friends even thought she was an extra pal that we had invited along. We’re still planning to have a wedding party next year and she will be doing the photos for that too, I can’t wait to see how she captures that.
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Clare & Kenny
Happy couple married in September
September 2021
I loved it so much I watched it 3 times in a row and sobbed my heart out!!
We booked Ali to capture our wedding day and we truly couldn't have asked for a better service. From the first contact we made, Ali was friendly, approachable, helpful and professional. We met before our wedding to discuss what we were after and had a mini photoshoot which was great to experience what it would be like on the day. In the run up to the wedding, Ali kept in touch with us making sure she had all the details correct and even sent us a 'wedding planning' bar of chocolate, which was a lovely touch. On the day itself, Ali was great. She was very much in the background, capturing all of the special moments without being intrusive and kept everyone relaxed. After the wedding, Ali kept in touch and even sent us through some previews as she knew we were excited to see. Ali created a slideshow for us using a selection of our photos and background music. I loved it so much I watched it 3 times in a row and sobbed my heart out!! We also recieved a lovely wooden USB stick which was beautifully presented in a keepsake box with all our photos on. We were absolutely delighted with the end result. Ali captured the day perfectly and we have such special photos which we will treasure forever. Thank you so much Ali, you truly are an artist!
Location & Contact Details

Address

North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Edinburgh

Nearest Train Station

North Queensferry

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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FAQ
(7)

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Characterful Enjoyable Beautiful Natural Storytelling

What about your business are you most proud of?

That my clients love their photos, say they enjoyed the experience and had an amazing wedding day.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't overthink things & prioritise enjoying yourself! I love couples who break the rules and don't think they have to do something because convention dictates they should.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I like to check we get along first, it's so important that the couple feel comfortable with their photographer. I like to have a meeting before a couple book, where we can go through their ideas & timings. Once they've booked and we've got all the formal paperwork and things done I encourage them to stay in touch with me on social media. We can get to know each other a bit before the day and they know where I am if they have any questions. Most couples opt for a little engagement shoot which is about getting comfortable in front of the camera and getting some lovely photos somewhere special. We then have a planning meeting a wee while before the wedding and make a plan for their day. This means that on the day, we're on the same page and don't have to think about things. We can all relax and enjoy the day! I love getting to know people and love my job!

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

A natural photo of them being themselves and having fun.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrellas and perhaps a leather jacket. The clear umbrellas are great!

Describe how you got into photography.

I always loved taking photographs as a kid and after university my first job was in publicity, I learnt lots in that job about photography and editing. I also loved business and always dreamed of having my own business. For years I did photography as a hobby whilst working as a food scientist and then one day I was asked to second shoot for a friends photography business, and from that, I got asked to shoot my first wedding and I've never looked back!