Welcome to The Alternatives. Created by Jo Greenfield and Jenny Appleton.
STYLED SHOOTS AND PORTFOLIO BUILDERS SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE PHOTOGRAPHERS LOOKING FOR A SUPPORTIVE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT TO LEARN AND SHARE IDEAS. ITS NOT ALL ABOUT THE IMAGES ON OUR SHOOTS, ITS THE SOCIAL ASPECT, FRIENDSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARISE FROM MEETING ONE ANOTHER. IN THIS TOUGH ENVIRONMENT IT CAN BE DAUNTING STARTING OUT AND OUR AIM IS TO HELP.
We try to create a nurturing SAFE SPACE FREE OF NEGATIVITY whereby photographers can learn from one another, mainly through observation but also through creating an open and sharing environment, we include little things into our shoots to help with learning, prisms, fairy lights, smoke bombs and sparklers, to try and tackle those sometimes difficult things that crop up at real weddings to further prepare photographers for unexpected requests.
Our shoots are meticulously planned, we operate a fair shooting policy in which all photographers are given the chance to direct their couple within a set amount of time and where detail shots can be adjusted and personalised to ensure every photographer on our shoots can take away a different set of images. Our shoots are limited to a set number of photographers to avoid overcrowding. Where possible we try and group photographers based on experience.
We are very supportive of local wedding suppliers and try to use new local suppliers on every shoot, our philosophy is one of sharing, promoting each other and showcasing suppliers within the industry, the more people we use for shoots, the more you spread the word and the more we work together to get future referrals.
// Be kind, Be generous //