I love photographing people being themselves and having fun. I have a relaxed approach and like to keep it simple, so rather than direct the action, my natural documentary style is perfect to capture and preserve special moments as they happen.

The style of photography is known as many things, candid, reportage, photojournalism and documentary.  Call it what you will but what it certainly is, is natural.  It’s perhaps more widely known as candid, but you won’t find me lurking in the shadows, zooming in with an intimidating long telephoto lens.  I think of it as documentary.  I observe and keep it simple, I use discreet smaller professional cameras, I mingle in, occasionally chatting amongst people, discovering characters and whilst doing so, capturing memories.

For your peace of mind I have a clear DBS.


"OMG Alex they are absolutely amazing!! Thank you sooo much, I love them! You were very professional and made us both feel at ease, especially my 6 year old son who would prefer to be playing! I'm extremely pleased with the pictures. You've made them look natural and I will certainly be recommending you to friends and family!"
Miss C W
North Staffordshire
"Alex, I really don't know where to begin. We are blown away with the pictures. I cried opening the USB, what a lovely thought. It was presented so beautifully, a real keepsake. We then watched the video twice and cried lots. Then we went through all the photos and cried again. You captured us and our day perfectly. We can't thank you enough."
Dawn & James
"What a brilliant time at Macclesfield Forest, so happy with results! Best of all it didn't feel like a photo shoot, totally natural and fun, my two boys especially loved it. Will definitely be using Alex Reay again and would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family."
Mr D

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Photographer Biddulph, Staffordshire, UK

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