Beyond the Frame Photography are experts in timeless and elegant documentary style wedding photography that’s incredibly popular at the moment and as it’s such a charming way to capture your big day,
The key to this type of photography is to capture both key stages and the small intimate moments of your big day in an unobtrusive way. In order to do this, you need a photographer who will help feel relaxed and at ease, almost as if the camera isn’t there.
These are the key elements that Arron at Beyond The Frame Photography feels are so important in wedding and engagement shoots. We’ll let Aaron fill you in with more details.
Tell us a little about yourself and your business
Hello! My name is Aaron and I live in the little seaside fishing town of Bridlington. Photography has been my passion since I was a little kid with a Fisher Price pretend camera. When I met my partner Ellie, she gave me the confidence to take the leap and start my own photography studio.
Fast forward 3 years and I’m photographing weddings professionally. I’m still a new kid on the block but my business is growing year on year and I’m taking on great couples and photographing gorgeous weddings. I’ve also booked my first international wedding next year in the Netherlands which is super exciting.
What motivated you to start your business
I’ve always taken photos of my friends and family and have always taken a camera with me on holiday but it wasn’t until I met my partner Ellie that I started my photography business. She loved my work and encouraged me to go on a few photography and business workshops and turn my passion into a career.
I started off slowly after doing lots of workshops and photography training with seasoned pros but I’m happy to say that I’m booking more clients year on year and I’m making good progress.
Tell us a little more about the day to day activities of your business.
For me, my day to day routine starts in my home office checking emails and answering enquiries. I live on social media constantly keeping up with my clients and other suppliers and events.
I rent a studio space and shop window in Bridlington town centre so I’m usually there a couple of afternoons a week either displaying landscape prints to sell in the window or taking family photos in the studio. Much to Ellie’s disappointment I never really switch off – so if an email comes in at 8pm then I’ll usually answer it there and then as the prospect of taking on new clients of getting to take interesting photos at new places excites me.
If our readers were to order from you, what can they expect?
My usp is affordable luxury, I have worked hard to brand myself as a high end and luxury photographer who provides nothing but the best service and best quality of prints and albums.
My aim to provide an unrivalled customer service without breaking the bank. I’ve sourced the best suppliers for the products that I include with my photography collections be it for weddings or family photos. They’re both affordable and unique which I include with my photography service as a one stop collection – I don’t like hidden extra costs and trey to be completely upfront about the entire cost of a wedding right at the time of the enquiry.
How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?
My advice would be to choose someone who you wouldn’t mind having a drink with. If you can hang out and have a laugh then you know that your personalities match and to me that’s one of the big criteria for a wedding photographer.
Secondly make sure that your styles match as well, if you’re looking for traditional photos then I’m probably not the guy for you. And lastly, enjoy your wedding day!
Pick a photographer who instils confidence and will make you feel relaxed and at ease, the most important thing about your wedding day is that you both enjoy it!
What are your favourite moments from previous weddings you’ve been involved with?
One of my all-time favourite moments was from one of the first weddings I ever shot. It was in Driffield at the Bell Hotel. The couple, Ian and Helen had something up their sleeve for the first dance.
Everything started as they usually do, intimate close dancing and BAM! Madness broke out, quite literally madness – house of fun and in the next second the groom came flying off the stage onto the dance floor with an inflatable sax. It was the best first dance surprise I’ve seen.
What have you got planned for 2017?
For 2017, my main goals are to attend more workshops and continue to learn more and expand my photographic horizons. I’m always trying out new techniques and learning new tricks to taking photographs in a way that hasn’t been thought of before.
I think I’ll be in my 90’s and still trying out new stuff as I am a generally inquisitive guy and have always enjoyed learning and trying new things.
And finally, what or who inspires you and why?
Finally, my inspiration comes from other photographers who are travelling around the world taking beautiful photographs. I love the classic stuff from Vivian Maier the famous street photographer and I love the work of old rock n roll photographers like Bob Gruen. (Classic Rock being my main genre of music which is almost constantly playing in my home office).
The thing I love about older photographers is that they have created amazing and sometimes world changing photographs with equipment that would be laughed at today. I subscribe to the theory that being a true photographer comes from the eye and the mind. Equipment and training can only enhance what is there naturally.
So that’s me and my business in a nut shell, I love photography, classic rock and I’m an old romantic at heart.
All images courtesy of Beyond The Frame Photography