We can't recommend Tony enough, not only were we totally at ease and in love with the photos of our wedding; so many of our family and f...
We were flabbergasted they were beyond perfect!
Becca and Johan
A couple's parents
From the very first meeting when Tony showed us the awesome album samples that he had we knew we were on to a winner. The package on off...
Anthony is a one of those wedding photographers who can make even the most nervous person feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. He offers a complimentary pre-wedding shoot with most of his packages and it is this personal touch that ensures that he captures the full story behind your very special wedding with a series of candid and formal photographs. Packages can include as little as just Anthony photographing your wedding on his own to a full team comprising a second photographer and videographer. He offers the prestigious Queensberry albums which are are all individually designed in partnership with your requirements. Wedding photography prices start at around £1500.
Anthony's style is a combination of candid or reportage photography with some formal traditional and fine art imagery. This provides his clients a combination of the story telling record of their special day coupled with a full set of outstanding formal photographs that are, very often, beautifully framed and hung in the newly weds house.
Anthony covers the whole of the UK and will travel worldwide to capture your special day if required. He is based on the borders of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire and when he is not photographing weddings he specialises in fine art equine photography.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Tony
Thank you so much for looking at my profile. Please have a look at my website, blog and social media sites and if you like my style then do drop me aline with a bit about your wedding and requirements.
My services start at £1500 and as standard this includes, a pre-wedding shoot, full wedding day coverage, consultations and private on-line gallery.
I look forward to meeting you and your fiancée and discussing your requirements in more detail.
As a Wedding and Equine photographer it has to be the ones where the bride or groom bring their horse. Combining these two is always a joy and you can't beat a fantastic bride and horse shot. I can't say I have a particular favourite wedding, they are all special. As for memorable - that would be the one where there was a fire and the fire brigade had to be called.....
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
stylish, fun, relaxed, vibrant, professional
What about your business are you most proud of?
My quality of service and the great comments I get back from my clients
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Meet with your wedding photographer before you book them. You have to like their photography and them as they will spend all day with you and your friends and relatives.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I photographed two teachers who's school children had designed and made many of the decorations. They were stunning, unique and very personalised
Describe your typical process with a couple.
The process really starts at the complimentary pre-wedding shoot. This is a chance for everyone to get to know each other and to break the ice. After all, unless you are a model, being in front of the camera can be a bit nerve-racking: http://www.anthonyballphotography.co.uk/blog/your-pre-wedding-shoot/
I turn up on the wedding day with plenty of time to capture the bride getting ready. My job is to tell the story of the day so I photograph all the little details as well as the activities and, of course, the formal artistic shots of the bride, bridesmaids and mother. I normally have a photographer at the ceremony venue to photograph the guests arriving, but once I arrive I'll set up the shots ready for the Brides arrival and the walk down the aisle. The ceremony is all about shooting the little things; the first kiss, the rings going on, the mother of the bride with a tear in her eye, the odd child miss-behaving as well as some fantastic scenic shots of the occasion.
Once the formality of the ceremony is over I try to get on with the formal group shots. This is based on a list already agreed with the Bride and Groom and I start with the biggest group and work down in size until I have just the Bride and Groom left. We then go for a lovely quiet walk together where I capture the wow factor shots, the fine art and romantic stuff. The photographs that will make the full page spread in the album or be turned in a large format framed image to be hung in pride of place.
The rest of the day and evening is all about a fairly candid and documentary style of photography and can go on well into the evening with the first dance and after dark activities such as fireworks.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The bride and groom alone, in each others thoughts and arms, with a beautiful backdrop.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
not at the wedding but as part of the pre-wedding shoot the bride was a fan of "Game of Thrones" so we did this photograph and I photoshopped a a massive dragon landing behind them as they looked in amazement. The image was printed in large format and beautifully framed and presented to her by her husband on the day.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Don't be afraid of getting a bit wet. I always bring a selection of umbrellas and there are some great photographs that I can capture on wet days. Reflections i puddles, backlit rain drops and brides in wellies all look great. What ever nature throws up for the day it's important to capture it as it will always part of your wedding day.
Describe how you got into photography.
I started as an underwater photographer and this eventually moved to on-land. I loved the effect my images had on people when I presented them. You can read the story here: http://www.anthonyballphotography.co.uk/blog/commando-to-cameraman/