Kind words: a few from the many …
Ed & Ellie
We felt so lucky that Christian and Rhona were part of our wedding day and could not be happier with the whole process. From our initial meeting, through each step of the preparation for the wedding day, it was very reassuring that we were in such capable hands. Rain on the day meant that some of the outdoor shots planned weren’t possible however, this is where their professionalism and experience really shone through. The final results were even better than we had ever first hoped for! We were guided and looked after by Christian and Rhona throughout the entire day, as were all of our guests. The finished photographs were absolutely beautiful, capturing the essence of our day perfectly. We would recommend Christian without question.
Wilson & Alex
The most important part of any wedding planning process is securing the perfect photographer. After getting engaged in September 2015, we couldn’t wait to start putting plans for our dream day into action. Other than the hunt for THE dress, the most important thing on our list was finding the BEST photographer. We scoured the internet for local wedding photographers and after viewing a ridiculous number of websites, we came across the perfection that was Christian Allen Photography. We first met with Christian and his wife Rhona nine months before our wedding date. They welcomed us into their home like we were family and we instantly felt at ease. We knew that we were in safe hands and that both Christian and Rhona clearly had huge amounts of wedding experience between them. We instantly fell in love with their subtle photography style and just couldn’t wait for them to capture every moment of our wedding day. As any ‘bride to be’ will understand – wedding planning is all consuming. Christian was fantastic throughout the whole process of planning. He would email/text/call regularly and would never leave me waiting for a response. We met with Christian and Rhona again a few weeks before our wedding where all details were finalised. On our wedding day, Christian and Rhona felt like our family. They knew exactly where to be at the right time and gave out MANY pieces of ridiculously helpful advice. Rhona ensured I looked perfect throughout the whole day – she was never far away from myself and my Groom. Every one of our guests commented on how wonderful our photographers were on the day and how friendly and approachable they were. I could not have felt more comfortable in front of Christian’s camera as a bride. Last week our final wedding album arrived with our chosen photographs. The finished product was so much more that we could ever have hoped for. Christian captured our special day in the most beautiful way and has given us memories to last a lifetime. All we can say is that if you are looking for an EXCELLENT wedding photographer – we would advise you not to look any further. Christian is without doubt one of the best wedding photographers you could ever wish to work with and we assure you that your day will be perfectly captured in time forever by him.
Will & Jo
Since I was a little girl I always dreamed about having a ‘Lytham Wedding’, never really thinking that one day this dream would become a reality. Christian Allen and his beautiful wife Rhona went out of their way to ensure that our wedding photographs captured the sentiment surrounding this treasured place perfectly. Not only did they travel 80 miles to our home town of Stoke on Trent on the morning of the wedding, they also transported our wedding flowers which was very kind of them to suggest doing. After the ceremony we all headed to Lytham for the photographs (& reception) which was guided by Rhona, who ensured that everything went smoothly throughout the day. For us, we were instantly drawn to them by their friendly and relaxed approach. Understanding the importance of Lytham and the memories attached to certain places Christian and Rhona, following the wedding breakfast at The Grand Hotel, drove us to the band stand and St. Annes Pier – this added a very personal touch for us and it showed that they were willing to go out of their way to ensure that we were happy and that we captured the day perfectly. Christian worked so hard for us; providing an engagement shoot, pre wedding meetings, not to mention the actual wedding day and then the editing and constructing of the album. Our wedding album is absolutely fantastic and this is with great thanks to Christian’s creativity and talent. Thank you Christian and Rhona for providing a fantastic service!
Robert & Sarah
I knew Christian was the photographer for us after our first meeting. I’m not particularly creative and unlike most brides, I didn’t have a ‘vision’ for our day – Christian immediately reassured me that he had ideas covered. He even came along to the wedding rehearsal to meet the vicar out of courtesy. On the day itself, Christian and his wife, Rhona, made a fantastic team. Exceptionally friendly and relaxed while being unobtrusive and absolutely professional and focussed. They even managed to convince a pair of swans to perform for the camera! It was a joy to have them share our wedding with us. The final album is wonderful; the pictures are exceptionally high quality – bringing out every detail and truly capturing the spirit of the day. Every time we look at them we notice something else; the look in a friend’s eyes or the way the light colours the sky. Christian and Rhona provided us with wonderful service from beginning to end and an album we will treasure forever.
Alan & Adele
The reason we decided to have Christian capture our special day was because he had previously photographed our friend’s wedding and remembered how professional and lovely he was and the photographs following the wedding were beautiful. There was no competition when it came to looking for someone to be a part of our day and I knew before even meeting him again he was going to do us proud. At our pre-wedding meeting we met at the venue to discuss location shots and the day itself; Rhona even took the time to take names of our close friends and family members in the wedding party so she could address them by first names on the actual day. I thought this was a lovely touch and hadn’t been to a wedding where I had heard the photographer do this before. One of the things myself and my husband were worried about were posing for photographs and being all serious however, both Christian and Rhona put us at total ease. I cannot express how amazing they both were on the day: they were professional, attentive and very creative and our guests even commented how much they felt comfortable having photos taken by them. We both felt they were guests at our wedding party and even forgot they were taking photographs at times! Our wedding album was so beautiful and more than we could ever have wished for – the quality and design was exquisite. We would not hesitate in recommending them in the future. Thank you so much for being a part of our day and you make a fabulous team. We will miss you.
Simon & Rachel
Throughout the entire process, from our initial meeting to the finalisation of our wedding album, Christian has been absolutely fantastic. We knew from our first meeting that Christian is clearly passionate about photography and this shows in his work. Both Christian and his wife Rhona were wonderful on our wedding day, their calming, thoughtful and unobtrusive approach made everything run so smoothly and ensured that we not only had beautiful photos but the natural shots we wanted too. The end result is a stunning wedding album that we will treasure and thoroughly enjoy showing to family and friends! We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer or service and would highly recommend Christian. His attention to detail is brilliant and we can’t thank him enough for helping to make our wedding day perfect. Thank you again for everything and we look forward to seeing you next year, photographing our friend, Jenny’s wedding – one we have already recommended you for!
Graham & Hannah
There are so many decisions to be made when it comes to organising a wedding but for us, choosing a photographer was the easiest decision we had to make. It’s clear to see that photography is not just a job for Christian but also a passion. At times we didn’t know who was more excited; him or us! Together with his wife, Rhona, Christian has captured our day with such precision and finesse that every time we look at our album we notice something new. His professionalism, enthusiasm and creativity never faltered even when it came to wading through soggy, knee high grass in pursuit of the perfect photo. Thank you, to you both, for capturing memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, then look no further for you will find no one better than Christian.
Lee & Kat
I knew that for any photographer taking on our wedding day had a huge task on their hands as I can be a bit of a control freak. As soon as we met Christian and Rhona, I felt at great ease and felt that they could deliver what we needed on our big day. We went for the package that allowed for an engagement shoot which I would strongly recommend to anyone, as I am normally a bit of a poser for pictures, but as soon as I went in front of a real camera, I froze up. Rhona was amazing at making me more relaxed and helping me look as natural as possible. On our wedding day, both Christian and Rhona couldn’t do enough for us, they were very discreet throughout the day, popping up exactly when we needed them – even to remind me to take off my engagement ring just as I was about to walk down the aisle! The end result was amazing, and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful album, with such care taken from Christian taking the pictures, and also the album is so lovely, it is going to be a permanent fixture in our living room. Thank you so much for being so wonderful throughout our big day and for anyone looking for a photographer for their special occasion, I would highly recommend Christian.
Michael & Lisa
Christian had been the photographer at my brother’s wedding & where I had been a bridesmaid, so I had the opportunity to see him in action, so to speak – he was so relaxed, yet professional and the final photos of my brother’s had been so beautiful … When it came to my own wedding, we had instantly contacted Christian to arrange the details, we didn’t need to shop around as we knew that the quality was guaranteed. We met up at the wedding location for our pre-wedding meeting & at times, Christian appeared more excited than we were – which was nice to see such enthusiasm for his work! On the day, Christian & his wife, Rhona were with us every step of the way, even helping me get dressed at one point which was way out of their job description! However, this was our experience, very personal & involved in the day itself. It didn’t feel like having a photographer in the room taking photos, they both blended in with our family & friends, making us feel comfortable & at ease. I’ve heard people describe the process of having their wedding photographs being taken as the hardest part of the day, however for ourselves personally it was just as enjoyable as the rest of the big day! After our wedding day, Christian was always intouch with every part of the next stage so we didn’t feel as if we were waiting or left in the dark. And, the final result was more than what we could of imagined; capturing every laugh & special moment, but also the smaller details that we had missed during the excitement of it all. We could not be more happy with our decision to choose Christian as our photographer for the most special day of our lives! Everyone we’ve shown our finished album too have been blown away by the quality & professionalism of the finished photos! Thanks for all your hard work Christian.
Mark & Gemma
From the moment that we met Christian we knew we wanted him to be our wedding photographer; calming, enthusiastic and organised! We felt we were kept informed every step of the way and he really did listen to what we wanted. On the day itself, Christian and Rhona were not intrusive yet had the wedding party organised for all the shots we requested – something that we feel is a fantastic quality they have! The photos … well, they are absolutely stunning. We love every single photo that was taken on the day and the album is something we will treasure forever. Thank you so much and we will (& have!) highly recommend you to any future couples in need of a wedding photographer!
John & Gemma
We spent a long time working on the guest list for our ‘big day’, thinking about who we wanted to be there to share every moment with us. What people don’t always think about is the fact that this guest list extends to the people who provide a service for you – including the people who record the day: the photographers. From our very first meeting with both Christian and his wife, Rhona (which took place at least two and a half years before the wedding day!), both John and I were absolutely convinced that Christian was the perfect photographer to capture the significant moments of our special day. And, we didn’t regret that decision for one second … The images perfectly captured the feel of the day and our personality. The hardest bit was having to narrow our choice for our beautiful album photographs down! Christian’s photographs perfectly detailed all the most significant moments of the wedding. We loved every second of our wedding, and if we had it all again, we wouldn’t change a thing – that includes Christian and Rhona!
Greg & Anna
From first meeting Christian we knew he would be the perfect photographer for us. His photographs and his intentions for the day were exactly what we wanted. We had the opportunity to meet Christian at the venue before our wedding, to discuss locations and possible photo opportunities throughout our day, he was enthusiastic and put us at ease. The photographs he took are stunning and the biggest compliment we can give is that he was thoughtful, uninstrusive and relaxing on the day. We could not rate Christian any more highly and the way he looked after us both on the day and afterwards in preparing the album is a testimony to him as a photographer and a person. We would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Ben & Jennina
From the first meeting with Christian, we knew that he was the photographer that we wanted, we liked his laid back style and the fact that he was interested in the type of photos we wanted rather than trying to dictate the photos that he wanted to take. At the meetings before our wedding day and on the day itself, nothing was too much trouble for either Christian or Rhona. They were happy for us to have photos taken at multiple locations and fitted around our day so that we had a chance to speak to our guests rather than rushing around. We were very keen to have a lot of un-staged photos, which from the results are Christian’s speciality the photos of the ceremony and the reception are absolutely fantastic and completely unique. The album that Christian put together for us was unbelievable and the only change that we made was to add an additional page at Christian’s recommendation. We could not be more pleased with the final album and the parent albums. Overall, we could not have asked for a better service or experience from Christian and Rhona and we are over the moon with the results. We would (and already have) highly recommend Christian Allen Photography.
Adrian & Clare
We came across Christian’s website and we were impressed with his gallery; his style was just what we were looking for. After meeting him we booked him and we weren’t disappointed. We met up before the wedding a number of times to discuss what we would like and to view the venue. We were delighted to also meet his wife, Rhona who assisted Christian on the day. The wedding day arrived and Christian was fantastic – we barely even noticed him taking the photos! His wife ensured the day ran smoothly and helped with many different things, including adjusting my dress so it looked perfect for the photos. The pictures turned out amazing and captured our special day perfectly. We were blessed with sunshine and the photos outside in the gardens look incredible. We would recommend Christian to anyone.