Ali Jay Photography

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  • £500Price from
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Last Minute Dates Available
£350 Off
Hi, I'm Ali 👋
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Documentary Wedding Photography as comfy as sitting on the sofa beside a fire, preserving special moments and people.
Pricing & Costs
£500 - £2,000
✔ All packages include lovely printable images in a private online smart gallery for downloading, printing & sharing with your friends and family ✔ Planning meetings & travel ✔ Discounts on albums and prints if added at booking
Full day package
From
£1,750
Book me for 8 hours, get 1 hour free 📷 🥂 This very popular package is usually enough to cover the very end of prep and a little bit of dancing. Let me know your times and I can advise you.
What's included
8 hours
Full Resolution Printable Files
Social media ready files
Album options
Planning meeting
Venue visit
Optional engagement shoot
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Hourly Rate
From
£500
My price is clean & simple. I charge £250 / hr (2hours min). Book me for a little 2 hr elopement or a full 10 hr day.
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Full Day Plus (10hrs)
From
£2,000
Get lots of lovely pictures before the ceremony and make sure you get lots of lovely dancefloor pics by booking me for 10 hours and I'll only charge your for 8 hours.
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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
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
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
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Lynne & Graeme Johnston
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
The most magical day.
Ali was absolutely amazing as our photographer. From the minute we met her she put us at our ease. She took a few engagement shots to let us see her work & we loved them. She was an integral part of our wedding day, blending in with us all. We were all so relaxed that our true expressions shone through. She documented our entire day so beautifully. Her photos show so much emotion we’ve relived the day over & over. Ali created a short, 6 minute, montage of our day in a photo “video” that encapsulated the fun & energy that we all shared through the day. She is a truly brilliant photographer.
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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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Shauna and Fraser
Happy couple married in October
December 2022
Amazing Wedding Photographer
Ali was amazing! We got married during one of the lockdowns and ended up with some absolutely INCREDIBLE photos around Edinburgh. Ali was great the whole time, super responsive in the lead up to the wedding date, really easy to work with on the day itself, and kept being very responsive afterwards as well. The quality of her photos is amazing and I love her mix of posed and candid shots. Absolutely recommend going with her for your wedding.
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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 👍🏻
Location & Contact Details

Address

North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland

Travel Notes

I love exploring Scotland with couples and will travel to your wedding, the travel is included in your package. If you are getting married in England travel may be included, depending on the costs and there may be an extra cost for weddings abroad.

Nearest Town

Edinburgh

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I have had been to so many amazing weddings with so many brilliant couples but Shra and Neil's Scottish Indian wedding was one of the most memorable. I loved them as a couple and it was really memorable as I got invited along to Shra's Henna night the night before the wedding. Their wedding was just so unique and fun and totally them from the board game cake to the very lively ceilidh in the stunning city chambers. They really brought all their personality to the day but also kept it relaxed and fun.

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.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Olivia and Tom had the most beautiful personal table settings. They chose a record for each person, they also had a shell personalised with the guests name with the record. They wanted to give their guests a sustainable gift that they would enjoy and they had really thought about which record would suit each guest. They look brilliant.

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 is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

One of the first weddings I went to had a horse who came along to the reception so that photo was pretty special.

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!