19 Dec
2011

Introducing Albert Palmer

Introducing another talented wedding photograher from Specialens.com.. Albert Palmer is  Bristol based wedding photographer with a creative reportage style. Started off just two years ago Albert has the skills and creativity to make each wedding special and unique..

 

{SL}Hi Albert, could you firstly tell our readers a little bit about yourself?

Albert Palmer Photography is me, Albert - a 29 year old full time professional wedding photographer living in Bristol. I started photographing weddings two years ago. The very first was for a friend. I asked her if I could take some photos of her getting ready as they didn’t have a photographer. I don't know why I asked her, I had no dreams of being a wedding photographer. But when I looked at the photos, I was amazed.

I loved them. I don't know how, but they were all so full of emotion. I showed the photos to my friend and she was overcome.

It wasn't the reaction I was used to from my day job, I can assure you of that. In my first year I was lucky enough to photograph 20 weddings. I then went full time in 2011 my second year and have done over 50. I don't really think of myself as ‘a business.' I do this because it makes people happy, and that makes me happy. And that’s what it’s all about, right?

{SL}Briefly, describe a typical day in Albert Palmer’s life.

It's very unglamorous. Emails, editing, admin and finance. At least I can do it in the comfort of my pyjamas.

 

{SL}When and why did you become excited about photography? 

When I first started out I decided I wanted to take photographs that best represent the couple and the vibe of their day. People seem to hire my because of this. They want photographs that are a little bit different. A little bit more personal. They don’t expect me to walk in and setup the same 10 poses I do for every wedding. I try to use my instinct and capture what happens. There’s no formula. No rules. I don’t offer silver, gold and platinum packages. I’m there for the whole day. I’ve never been to a wedding that started at the ceremony and finished at the end of the speeches. So many moments happen outside of that small time frame.

 

{SL}What makes your job as a wedding photographer fantastic? Why do you love it so much?

I love making people happy. At the end of the night they can't thank me enough for my work, and when they see the photos it's an incredible reaction to witness.

{SL}How would you describe your photography style?

Creative reportage.

 

{SL}What has been your best memory since working as a wedding photographer?

I always love the ceremony. It's so full of emotion and the highlight of my day.

 

{SL}Where is your favourite shooting location and why?

It can be anywhere, as long as the light is good.

 

{SL}Any advice to couples when they start their wedding photographer search?

Make sure you get on with your photographer and are on the same creative page.

 

Don't forget to check Albert's profile out on Specialens.com or visit his website!!

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