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On since 2022

Last update: March 2024

Based in Hessle, England, Alex Bates Photography captures weddings throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire. Photographer Alex Bates brings a laid back and documentary-style approach to wedding photography. The moments he captures are completely natural and guests often don't know he's snapping shots of them. Even Alex's portrait sessions are relaxed and have minimal posing, ensuring that you will feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Services Offered

Alex Bates Photography offers both half-day and all-day wedding packages. The all-day service comes with coverage of your occasion from start to finish, from the morning preparations to the late night dancing. This package also includes a minimum of 500 images, all of which are individually edited and delivered in a private, password-protected gallery.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

All day is a minimum of 500 individually edited photos, delivered in a private, password protected online gallery

How far in advance should I contact you?

Whenever you want to start your planning!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, all of the UK

What is the charge for travelling?

Within 80 miles, nothing. Further afield can be discussed

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I like to shoot the day as it happens, following the laughter and events that occur naturally

What kind of equipment do you use?

Mirrorless cameras. Two, one on each hip. I use prime lenses, mainly 35mm and an 85mm which allow me to capture your wedding with two distinct viewpoints. I carry a number of lenses to get what I need

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, pixiset

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

Discussed prior to the wedding day

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer

How do you work?

Laid back, natural approach

Served in

East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire

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Reviews for Alex Bates Photography

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Lucy S. Sent on 19/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

From start to finish Alex has been amazing!

We didn’t really know what we wanted from our wedding photographer- we just knew what we didn’t want! Our wedding and venue were very informal and ‘go with the flow’ so we knew we didn’t want a really formal photographer.

We found Alex from being tagged on Instagram by another supplier we were using and instantly loved the look of his work.

Our first meeting he took the time to understand how we wanted our day to go and what was important to us.

On the actual day he was so relaxed and just fit into all aspects of the day. We had said prior to the day that we didn’t want too many posed pictures, but if the time/light etc was right, we take his expert opinion. He came and got us at ‘golden hour’ and the photos are sensational. Not just the golden hour ones- but all of them!

We literally wouldn’t change anything and would recommend Alex to anyone- he really takes the time to listen to what you want and tailor what he does!!
Karen R. Sent on 18/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely phenomenal

If you’re looking to hire a wedding photographer guys then honestly look no further. Alex is truly amazing and the whole process is so fluid and relaxed especially on the day. Alex ensures to get every detail to ensure he captures everything you want from your big day. He has a sense of humour and felt like part of the wedding party, he wasn’t under our feet and because we asked for all natural photos, (no posing!) we didn’t even realise he was there. When receiving our gallery (on time may I add) he’d snapped memories of the day that I never knew he had captured which brought the day back to life, exactly like it should. He even taught my 6 year old how to work a camera and gave her tips for how to shoot, she will never forget this and has come away keen to learn more. We truly can’t thank Alex enough and would recommend to any couples for the future. Thanks Alex from the bottom of our hearts. K&J x
Patti T. Sent on 19/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best decision we made for our wedding!

Working with Alex was the best decision we made for the whole wedding. We are absolutely in love with our photos, they have captured the day just perfectly and we’re so glad we’ll have these memories forever! Before the day Alex was great to work with, super responsive, super organised! On the day it was so good, we had so much fun working with him and it was just such a relaxed and fun vibe, he helped us to just feel natural and you wouldn’t have noticed him taking pics a lot of the time! Were just so blown away with the quality of all the pics! Everyone has a beaut pic, the atmosphere was really captured and the golden hour photos are just beautiful! We love the edited shots too, we’ve got some brilliantly edited photos as well as just lovely natural shots! Couldn’t be happier! Would 100% recommend anyone to work with Alex! Thank you so much!
Favour F. Sent on 27/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

You are the best. Thank you so much Alex

Alex is simply the best photographer ever!!
Very professional, positive and adaptable.
Thank you so much Alex for everything ❤️
Rebecca H. Sent on 02/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond expectations!

As a couple who dislike the camera, we loved every single photo we received back from Alex. Alex was flexible and he worked to how we felt most comfortable. Every guest commented on how friendly Alex was and the natural shots he got from the day. I really could not recommend Alex enough, as a person and a professional he is amazing!
Sarah Sent on 26/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just what we wanted

Alex is really easy going and managed to take some Amazing shots of us both! (Neither of us like having our photos taken) but he made us feel so comfortable and the photos were beautiful!
James D. Sent on 02/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

James dunnachie

Alex photographed out wedding and he was phenomenal from start to finish. He was so easy to talk to and professional throughout. Photos are exceptional. Highly recommend
Philip D. Sent on 12/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Alex was our photographer on our wedding day.

Cannot express how lucky we were to have Alex with us on our special day. You are an absolute gent and were the best company to be around. You professionally organised things seemlessly, calmed our nerves and made our day even more fun and enjoyable than we could have imagined. We can't thank you enough for all the special moments you captured. They'll forever be treasured and adored by us, our family and our friends.

Nick T. Sent on 05/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Photographer… EVER!!

We booked Alex for our wedding photographs after seeing some of his previous work and we couldn’t be happier with how our photographs turned out. Alex was extremely professional in his approach to our big day and put us both at ease with his personable attitude.

As part of the package, we had an engagement shoot a couple of months prior, which gave us the chance to become familiar and comfortable with Alex, ready for our big day. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Alex kept in touch to make sure that all details were finalised and that everything was in place to make for a successful day!

We both absolutely love the images that Alex delivered and will most definitely be recommending him to other friends and family!

Thanks, Alex.
Helen B. Sent on 11/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much

Alex was amazing from start to finish! He captured our wedding perfectly ☺️☺️ Alex is very professional and his communication is faultless. Many of our guests commented on how approachable and friendly Alex is, and like us were blown away by his photographs! We were really happy and impressed at how quickly Alex sent us some sneaky peaks!

Thank you for everything, you captured our special day perfectly ☺️
Olivia Sent on 25/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fun, relaxed and got the job done!

Having Alex as our photographer was such an easy and fun experience and I would recommend him to anyone!

Alex was professional and made us feel relaxed from the moment we spoke to him! We had originally booked another photographer who due to pregansncy had to find an alternative for us.. this is where Alex came in.

We had some great chats leading up to the day where he explained his way of working and asked us if we had any particular requests for photos on the day. On the actual day he slotted right into our morning of prep and I genuinely didn't notice him throughout the day. We wanted natural, relaxed and story telling photos which is exactly what we got with Alex. He also knew how quickly we wanted to get the couples portraits done which with some great direction and encouragement we got! If you're thinking about hiring him, you won't regret it 😊
Sereana T. Sent on 12/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Cannot recommend enough.. extremely talented!

We were extremely lucky to of had Alex as our photographer!

Alex captured everything, every minor detail from start to finish. He made every single one of us feel comfortable and at ease, and to be honest half the time we didn’t realise he was there capturing those special moments. Nothing was too much for him. From our engagement shoot, pre wedding meeting and the morning of our Wedding, Alex was there the whole time to answer any questions, keep us in the loop and accommodated us especially when we had to postpone our Wedding twice due to Covid. Alex made this process easy for us without any worries.

From my bridesmaids to our guests, everyone complimented our photographer, he interacted with guests and commented on how approachable he was. An absolute gentleman that helped calm those pre wedding nerves.

Every single photo is outstanding and simply beautiful and there is not one photo we dislike out of the hundreds he had taken!

Anyone would be lucky to have Alex as their photographer. We would 100% recommend him to anyone looking as you will not be disappointed at all. Again… Thank You so much for capturing the most perfect day & letting us relive it through your sensational photos.
Becky W. Sent on 13/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

We are so grateful to have had Alex!

From our first video consultation right through to receiving all of our wedding photographs, Alex has been incredibly professional, guiding us through the process and he was so much fun to have with us on our big day! He made us feel so comfortable behind the camera and captured our day so beautifully. We truly feel so grateful and couldn’t be happier with our photos! Thank you Alex!
Clara O. Sent on 15/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

100% recommend

Photographed our wedding and the pictures were amazing. They were exactly what we wanted after having discussed before hand what we were wanting out of our pictures. Such a friendly guy which is always greatly appreciated. Thank you Alex!
Caroline P. Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

100% recommend. Friendly, knowledgeable, professional.

Alex was really fun straight from the off. We met over facetime and talked about our wedding, but also got to know Alex a bit too (which is really easy to do, super easy to talk to). He was a great fit for us on the day and we have pictures that are so special to us. Alex focuses on natural shots, which is perfect and these are much better than any formal ones my parents insisted on! Having Alex around on the day was a dream and I think my brother wants to be his best pal now too. Do yourself a favour and book Alex!
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