Supplier Spotlight- Lee Allison Photography
Saturday 14th April marks 'Look up at the sky day'.
Today we'd like to feature one of many talented photographers, Lee Allison. Lee works around Cambridgeshire as well as a destination photographer capturing those magical moments at weddings and events, including beautiful shots underneath the sky.
Find out more about Lee's background, his style and plans for the year ahead...
Lee, can you tell us a bit about how you ventured into photography?
I actually studied photography at college years ago, back when camera’s were film and you needed a dark room to develop your own prints!
I then went off to University and began working in Graphic Design for 12 years. During that time I did some second shooting at a wedding to help out an old boss, and it reignited my love for photography.
I set the business up 5 years ago, working weekends and evenings around a full time job, and was lucky enough to be able to go full time with it 18 months ago.
How would you describe your style?
I would say my style is very documentary for the majority of the day, then with an added bit of creativity for evening portraits which have a kind of fine art look and feel.
I capture people being natural with each other, because that’s when the real magic happens.
We adore your style of photography; especially shots of couples outside at night-time. How have you perfected the art of capturing those special moments under the stars?
Thank you, that’s so kind of you to say.
I’m always looking for the perfect frame or spot for that wow shot, which is why I always visit the venue in advance of the wedding.
It’s taken years of learning and workshops. I try and set aside a budget for training and development every year in order to continue to develop and grow as a photographer. It’s really important to me to always be improving.
Lots of practice too. Sometimes the shot may not turn out the way you want, but the next time you try it’s better because you learn from your previous mistakes.
The workshop I attended just as I started my business with Brett Harkness, gave me the tools to be able to use flash. I don’t always use it, but it does help to have that skill in the bag.
Have you got any big plans for 2018?
I have some incredible weddings coming up all over the UK and around Europe in 2018, so my biggest plan is to build on my destination wedding portfolio. I adore being able to combine my love of travelling with my love of wedding photography!
I’m really excited for what the year holds.
See some of Lee's work below
To get in touch with Lee, check out his website as well as his social media pages:
Thank again Lee!
Team Hall & Co x