Shooting a Stylish Story
21 Feb 2012
Shooting a Stylish Story
Photo-journalist Alison Lemon Photographic creates a beautiful contemporary wedding-book telling your unique love story in words and pictures.
Alison is a photo-journalist who offers a journal of your wedding. She produces stylish themed story-books with stunning photos, poems, anecdotes, tributes and personal messages artistically brought together to tell the story of your wedding day.
“I concentrate on great images with lots of detail, which sensitively captures your relationship,” says Alison. “Each album is personal and is designed from scratch. I meet each couple to discover what they like and to get the feel of the day planned. I begin with basic information, like dress designer, flowers and venue. Then the album becomes an organic work-of-art that grows as I design it and is as individual as the couple. There could be song lyrics, stories, information, anything!”
Alison likes to meet the couple at least twice before the wedding, and visit the venue. She gets to know the couple: how they met, their engagement story, hen and stag details, who designed the dress, shoes, flowers, groom’s tailor, the rings, even what is on the menu, history of the venue or special locations and more. All of this is included in the album for a complete picture of not only the day but the start of their lives together.
“I also ask the couple to write a message to each other, which will be included in the album. Neither will see the message until the proofing stage. I like to work closely with the couple after the initial design is complete to tweak any images or text and layout.”
Guests are invited to write their comments to the bride and groom and these will also be included in the album.
“I capture the essence/emotion of the occasion and adopt both a traditional and photojournalistic style that captures the details that have taken the couple so long to plan. I am very discreet and flexible and capture the day as it unfolds, from bridal preparations through to the first dance.”
Alison doesn’t use templates, instead designing each album with the couple’s wedding theme as the centre, which reflects their day in a unique and creative way. The album represents a complete picture of the day and the time the couple has been together in both words and pictures.
“I love seeing the reaction when they see the proofs,” says Alison. “I offer to tailor the album with them, but often they don’t want to change a thing!”
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