We wanted to take the opportunity to not only thank yourself and Josh for your help on the day, but also for your professionalism, warmth and genuine attention to detail. I knew you were good when we had our first shoot but you took it to a whole other level on Saturday! Not having the weather on our side didn’t deter you, and the way you took on the challenge to get the best shots whilst still giving us time with our guests was so well done and thoughtful, I don’t know how you did it! All our guests have commented on what a great guy you are and how lovely the slideshow was, and we both feel very proud to be able to call you our photographer. Oh and before I forget, the memory booth was superb and Josh did an awesome job, please pass on our thanks. Thank you for being such a dedicated professional and a genuinely wonderful person with it
STACY & MARTIN
Thank you so much for the photographs. I can’t put in to words how special they are to us. You truly captured everything we wanted. When we first met, I could tell you would deliver something special, but you have exceeded my expectations. You are a true professional and credit to your field. Many thanks!MRS HESP
Thank you so much Ali for our wonderful photographs and capturing our Wedding day. You made us gasp at the pre-wedding photo shot results, and then we saw the photos from our wedding day and you completely exceeded our expectations. They are absolutely stunning and the wedding album tells a beautiful story to our perfect big day. I cannot describe how happy we are with the photographs and you worked so hard on the day to get these results. I will be highly recommending you to friends and family. Thank you!!!JULIA & ALI BARKER
We are so impressed with your work Alistair, with your professionalism you were able to produce beautiful photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. How you managed to get so many beautiful shots without us realising amazes me but we are so grateful for your ability to make our special day last forever in photos.KERRY & SEAN HERDMAN
Alistair was by far the best photographer ever, not only are the pictures he took captured of us at St. Paul’s Cathedral unique and one of a kind, he was a pleasure to have as part of our special day, over the year and a half of communication from booking, our pre shoot, and then chats on the phone right up until the wedding day! He was like a friend. He is organised and ensures he captures the best parts of your day! Thanks Alistair for being such an amazing photographer so glad we found you!CHARLI & ANDREW BAILEY
Ali photographed our wedding at the end of January. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to having a camera intruding into the day but Ali did it so well and followed our brief to not take too long with the photos and the results are amazing. We needed to pick a favourite photo, for a canvas print, and it has been very hard. We received our album last week and it is fantastic, it really captures the whole day and is so well laid out and presented. I would thoroughly recommend Ali if you’re looking for a fantastic photographer. Need I say any more!SHELLEY & ROB DAVIES
Today I received a card from my Mum which began “…thank you for the best 60th birthday weekend I could ever have imagined…”. The weekend was such a wonderful success and this was in no small part due to Alistair. My siblings and I arranged a package deal through Alistair which included an overnight stay at Tylney Hall, complete with dinner, and the much-anticipated photoshoot the next day. The venue was perfect and the shoot was a fabulously fun experience for the whole family. The results are even better! Alistair absolutely has a magical touch with the camera (and with the weather…we had about the only sunny, still day for over a month!) and has perfectly captured some wonderful moments for Mum and all of us to treasure.
He certainly knows his stuff technically but absolutely has the artistic eye with it and his shots are beautifully natural. As for how he manages to “click” at just the millisecond that the children are smiling perfectly… So pleased you were recommended to us Alistair – thank you!
When I first met Alistair I was immediately struck by his passion for what he does and his relaxed and friendly approach. The great thing about the shoot was that, rather than being in a bland studio, we were able to capture the whole family including the dog, in the freedom of our garden. This lead to wonderful and natural photos. On the day Alistair was great with us, especially my youngest who was unwell. We were delighted with the photos he captured and the end results are priceless. Thanks Alistair for your time and patience with us, we will be recommending you to everyone. The great family photo in the hallway will sell itself a hundred times over ! Many thanks xxxALISON SMITH
We chose to have a lifestyle shoot with Ideal Imaging in the late spring. Alistair was professional yet personable from start to finish.
During the shoot he gave us direction, which was helpful, but throughout, Alistair also spoke directly to my children, just about “kids stuff” which was great and put them and us at ease.
It was a very refreshing experience and one which we would highly recommend. Ideal Imaging has produced for us some fantastic photos and memories for us to cherish forever.LAURA HAYSTAFF
We cannot thank you enough. We genuinely feel that without you our day would have not been the same, to us it felt magical and you helped us to capture those moments for eternity. The day went by so quickly, there was so much going on and it was impossible for us to be everywhere at once. You were our “fly on the wall”, your amazing images helped us to piece the day together as our hazy memories settled. You have captured our guests with the facial expressions we know them for, Paul finally looks relaxed in front of the camera and I look stunning!! Not an easy feat chasing round a 3 year old!! I have been so poorly for the last 18 months and your images for the first time have made me forget that. I look full of life, energy and happiness. We had so many compliments on the day about your work and have received thank you cards since (where have people found the time??) saying how stunning your slide show was.KERRY SALTER
Alistair has done a fantastic job at capturing our wedding day. As a keen photographer myself, alistair had his work cut out to produce something that would impress me, but I think he has achieved it. I would highly recommend ideal imaging, and we hope to be using Alistair again at some point in the future. Thank you alistair for producing everlasting memories.EMMA & EOIN WESTMAN
From the very beginning we asked a lot of Alistair! We asked him to travel hundreds of miles, packed a wedding & engagement shoot into two days rather than 3 months and we also asked him to brave the particularly ‘inclement’ weather in Northumberland. (On a weekend with -20 wind chill on Hadrian’s wall and 5 feet of snow in most of the UK!)
Some would say this was too much to ask but Alistair rose to every challenge with humour, professionalism, patience & creativity. He went way above and beyond any normal call of duty in the time he spent with us. If we had to sum Alistair up as a photographer and as a person it would be that he is thoughtful, considerate, a perfectionist, full of energy and he brings the best out of everybody with ease.
After all the planning, preparations, laughter, smiles, nerves and after all the credit card bills have been paid. One thing endures and it’s the wonderful memories that your fantastic photos bring vividly to life. Alistair’s personality shines through in his work which is a rare quality.Our heartfelt thanks.VICKI & RICHARD NEEDHAM
From start to finish Alistair has been fantastic, the experience really was different to any other photography we have had done before. From the pre shoot meeting and discussing our needs and planning for the session which was a great ice breaker for my little girl;, to the actual shoot that was so enjoyable; to the results and designing and delivering the most amazing pictures that will stay with us forever. What Alistair managed to capture was more than just a photo, it was personality, experience and a whole lot more. The thought, attention to detail and service is truly worth the investment.SUZANNE BOUCHER-COLLINS
Got home today to see that Alistair had dropped our family portraits off and wow! They are amazing and the big one is already on the wall! It truly is even better than I thought it would be, and thanks for your patience with our 6 month old Lewis – who is deaf and was intrigued by all the pretty trees …. so getting his attention wasn’t the easiest! Thanks again they look incredible!!!MELISSA BARLOW
Not only do we enjoy Alistair’s company, but his utterly professional nature, cutting edge equipment and veritable array of display options add up to a product and memories of which we are proud and will enjoy for years to come. We are so happy and grateful to Alistair for capturing these special moments in time. Now we just need more wall space to display our portfolio of bump to baby pictures!!!DEBRA & VINCE BARTLETT
Alistair was a first class professional from start to finish as he guided us from the pre-wedding shots through to completion of a product of the highest quality. As a photographer, Alistair is entirely aware of the precious and privileged task that is involved in taking photographs on a day of such profound significance. He guided us through each step of the day, consulted on our precise requirements, liaised carefully with ourselves and each of our venues (the church, the college where our reception was held, and the location of the evening entertainment). Our guests were astounded by the quality of his pictures and we have been left with an album that will be a treasured possession throughout our life. We commend him to all prospective couples who are preparing for marriage!’STEPHEN BAILEY
We have just received our photographs from Alistair after our wedding on Saturday. Wow. Not only does Ali work tirelessly to capture every special moment and memory on the day, he continues after the wedding is over. Every one of our guests commented on his friendly yet professional manner throughout the day, never once being stereotypically the “bossy wedding photographer”, taking into account the sub-zero temperatures whilst doing the outside shots!
From the first time I made contact with Ali, he respectfully took into account our budget and ideas for the day, next encouraging us during our pre-wedding photo shoot. His style of photography is just what we were looking for, and the result is perfection. I would have no qualms recommending his photographic services to other couples looking into using him, and would encourage them to not only consider his style but the entire package, what excellent value for money he offers in difficult financial times.
Roll on bump to baby, Ali-we have found a photographer for all our life’s events!
Thank you so much, love the newlyweds :0)CLAUDIA & SAM McCLUSKEY
Alistair was a true professional from start to finish, truly amazing with young grandchildren, and also the older (can’t think of another word) he made everyone at ease. To sum it up Alistair is our MARY POPPINS; practically perfect in every way. Thank you so much for adding to our day.STAN & SYLVIA PRIMMER
We can most certainly recommend Alistair as a photographer. We had a family photo shoot leading up to Christmas and Alistair made sure it was a fun day out for our little ones whilst managing to take some stunning photographs despite it being the middle of winter. We received our pictures the other day and are so very pleased! The wall art piece he created now takes pride of place in our living room. Thank you!KATYLA BRANDON
We had a wonderful day with Alistair at Tylney Hall recently. My eldest daughter said “We should have more fun days like that” and my youngest daughter’s smile told a story itself! When the photos arrived, we were amazed by the beauty of what had been caught. It made it very difficult to choose as we loved all the photos. Capturing moments in time of our family was what we wanted, Alistair caught those moments and surpassed our expectations.GLENDA BULLOCK
The reason I would say AJ is perfectly suited to be a photographer of little ones is because he just gets them! Having his own family he knows how to create an atmosphere that everyone can relax in and has an instinctive understanding of when to help set up a shot and when to just sit back and capture a family doing what it does naturally – that’s how he manages to achieve the quality of photo that he does. The fact that he is very flexible and comes to your own home or location of choice adds to the photos and helps make them even more personal and unique to your family.KATHERINE SIMPSON-JONES