My name is Tanya Alexanda and I am a professional photographer, specialising in weddings.
Tanya Alexanda Photography
I’m also a trained practicing therapist so, I’m highly practiced at reading people. This means I can be the best photographer to you, and your guests, on your special day. Nothing is too much trouble.
Coming from a very ‘non-creative’ background of Insurance and working in London as an IT Project Manager, it was time for a change of direction.
I re-trained as a hypnotherapist, Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner and Life and Business Coach, a part of my business which I still practice in today.
However, at the same time, I also got gifted my first DSLR, and the rest as they say ‘is history’.
My love of people and things that mean a lot to them means that my photography is not a ‘job’, it’s my passion. I spend all my waking hours (and many sleeping) dreaming up how next to use my gift of capturing precious moments in time for you, your family and your friends; but also for future generations.
The key to great photography is leaving a legacy, a footprint in the sand, for others to seek, follow and enjoy as though they were there by your side.
Head over and have a look at my gallery or my blog to see more of my work – if you’re thinking of booking me and would like to just chat first, then that’s great! I have a pretty fun style, I do become part of your special day in so many ways, it’s great that you can be assured you’ve made the right choice by speaking with me, and then if you’re happy, book an appointment! We get to sit down and discuss your special day in more detail!
I can’t wait to hear from you! Have a look on the Contact page for more details!
I also have my studio in Stonham Barns, if you’re about, stop by for a coffee.
People often ask what my ‘style’ is – I have a one word answer – fun. If you’re having fun during your photographs then this will show in your images. And lets face it, it can be a bit daunting having to work with a photographer, but I take time to also make sure that although we are having fun, I take care of tiny details like hand placement and head placement for the most flattering images.
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” - Robert Frank
Height – 5’3″ (I come with a stepladder so don’t worry!)
Volume – quite loud when needed! Not quite fog-horn but close!
Dress – smart/comfortable – at every wedding I lay down at some point for a different angle on things – no matter what the weather!
Personality – I’ve been described as part of the entertainment more than once – in the most lovingly way!
Interesting fact? – I don’t worry about guests with cameras! In fact if they stand beside me long enough they may get some hints and tips!
Statement that I live by? – “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S Thompson
My style of working
You could say the way that I work is unique, in as much as I’m a therapist and a photographer. I have purposefully sought out a framework to work with my couples that bring emotion to every session we have together, so right from our pre-wedding shoot, you will see how this framework is put together to provide a place of trust allowing emotion to flow – we do some fun stuff, and some serious stuff – but always I’m there to support the process and to ensure you get the most beautiful images.
Talking about Photography
Watching videos about Photography
Having meetings about Photography
Planning stylised shoots
Dreaming of beautiful light for Photography…. you get the idea!
You know… I love my feedback I get! See what my clients have said about the services that we have provided.
“This woman was sent from heaven! Tanya was an absolute pleasure to have as our photographer at our wedding - She was so professional and passionate but was also bundles of fun which is exactly what we wanted! She fit in perfectly to our day, put no pressure on us and made us feel like she was just an old friend taking snaps... but very good ones!!! The ratings of 10 above are simply not enough for her and I cannot recommend Tanya enough!”
“Incredibly talented, incredibly enthusiastic, really went the extra mile and then another mile on top of that, she was so invested in our day going well that you’d think it was her own wedding. She couldn’t have been better, she put in so much effort, took such great care and gave us so much of her time I hope we can someday repay as we now consider her a friend. the world would be a better place with Tanya Simpsons!”
“My other half and I are very much ‘last minute’ people which is why we decided to book a wedding only 3 weeks in advance! I’ve known Tanya for some years and knew that she had some awesome photography on her facebook page so dropped her a message to see if she could be our wedding photographer. Luckily she had the date free so we booked her. We have no regrets and are thrilled with our total experience with her.”
“I suffer with anxiety and panic ...Tanya made my wedding day so so special, she assured me the whole time ..She helped with my dress...She made us all laugh ..She listened ...And she directed perfectly ...She makes you feel so special and that your wants and needs are met ...She was above and beyond a photographer that day ...And I hope we stay in touch and meet again ...”
“Wedding is a historical day for me and my husband. Every capture of the moment could describes how the day like. So I really concerned about who the photography is, what her/his style like, how professional she/he is, because I love photography so much. I spent couple days to choose the photographer because I’m too picky with it and when I saw Tanya’s web page I knew that she’s the one who’ll gonna rock my wedding.”
“Not only was Tanya...personable, she was creative and so hardworking. Our wedding pictures were exactly how we wanted to capture our day, she had the vision to see opportunities for the perfect Images. The end result was simply amazing...every image was sheer perfection. I knew exactly what I wanted, working in photo direction and event direction, it was no mean feat. Tanya was exactly so easy to work with, undertstanding our need for the day. Having worked with Tanya on my own events, I had no doubt she could fulfill the task in hand .. a fab job and memories to treasure.”
“Tanya is such a delightful and bubbly person. She has such a charisma about her that you can’t help but take to her. Right from the start she was professional and so passionate about what she does. She made us feel unique and made her service so person centred. I felt like she really cared about our day and that she gave 100% to us. I could not have been more happy with our beautiful photographs and how well Tanya got on with our guests on the day itself. I have nothing but respect and praise.”