Meet The Suppliers - Atken Photography
Bridlington photography duo Shane and Kelly are the friendly faces behind Atken Photography. If you're planning a wedding day full of love, laughter, tears of joy and dancing the night away these guys politely request you invite them along! Atken Photography offer a truly unique style of documenting and capturing events as they happen and produce stunning photographs for you to remember your day for a lifetime. We caught up with Shane to quiz him about where it all started
“Firstly at College during my Fine Art Course, I got my first real SLR Camera, digital didn’t exist at this point! I’m not that old though! And then onto my days at University, I completed a BA Hons in Graphic Design and utilised my whole 3 years of the course putting effort into photo journalism and manipulation to strengthen my skills.”
Your photography work is beautiful, the images you create have a soft but at the same time exciting feel to them how would you describe your style?
“In a nutshell I think of myself as a visual storyteller.”
What is the best thing about being a wedding photographer?
“Simply being a part of their wedding, meeting their friends and families, oh and making them all laugh.”
Is there any advice you’d give to couples when they are looking for a wedding photographer?
“First and foremost I would advise them to sit and talk to the photographer, that one to one and having confidence in them is crucial.”
What does it take to photograph such a big event in a couples lives?
“Being able to really capture the Bride and Groom’s big day relies on me understanding and knowing them, and for them to have confidence in me.”
And what do you do for fun outside of your photography work?
“I love travelling.”
Fun-loving Shane has given us a little insight into what Atken Photography are all about, visual storytellers bringing joy and lots of laughs to your big day! We asked Shane to describe himself in three words;
“Realistic, Humorous and Expressive!”
If you could be any fictional character who would it be any why?
“Superman, Always wanted to do good and stay humble. He gains his power from the sun (don’t we all?) and he could fly! whats not to like about that?”
Tell us who is your favourite band or artist?
“This changes monthly, but at the moment I would say Coldplay.”
And our last question … If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 items would you want with you?
“A pencil and paper, a camera, and a knife.”
Thats technically four items Shane but we’ll let you off … You have been stranded after all!
And thats all for todays Q & A session, Shane and Kelly are a fantastic and talented photography team with an eye for capturing the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth on your wonderful wedding day! If your looking for wedding photography these guys are a great choice but don’t just take our word for it, they have tons of lovely reviews from their couples so head over to Atken Photographys page to find out more.