SECOND SHOOTER, ASSISTANT, DAUGHTER
Alice Mae Who
14 June 2019
For the most part, being a wedding photographer is a pretty solitary life, unless you’re part of a team, such as the many talented husband and wife teams you can find all over the country. To all intents and purposes, I am alone photographer but, recently, I’ve been lucky enough to be ably assisted by my very talented daughter, Alice, and I’d love to introduce you to her here today.
I have two daughters – Grace and Alice, Alice is 18 and has just finished a two-year Level 3 course in Photography at Bath College, because it turns out she loves photography just as much as her Mum does! Since completing this course, she has started a one-year apprenticeship with me before hopefully heading off to University next year to continue her photography studies.
As daughters go, I would say she is a fairly typical 18-year-old who runs rings
Alice uses similar equipment to me. We both shoot Canon (like
Ultimately, Alice does a very good job of looking after her Mum whilst also giving me the opportunity to boss her about for a bit – because she goes straight back to being the daughter-in-charge once the wedding is over. One thing I do insist on is choosing what Alice wears to work – her sense of fashion is what I would call a little ‘out there’ so I try to get her to dress in keeping with my brand while we’re working together! I’m sure she’s probably eye-rolling me for that.
Outside of weddings, Alice enjoys taking environmental portraits of teenagers, which you can see on her Instagram account – @alicemaewho (https://instagram.com/alicemaewho). Her style and the way she sees things is very different to me, which definitely adds an interesting dimension to the final set of wedding images I give you. She’s got a great eye – although don’t tell her I told you that! The wedding images in this post are all by Alice. I’m sure you’ll agree she’s very talented and this isn’t just mother’s pride talking!
So far, the mother-daughter combination has been well-received with my couples. It’s definitely not something I know of commonly around these parts and it’s great that we work well together. Secretly, I also love getting the opportunity to spend a bit more time with her, but again, that’s just between us.
As I mentioned previously, this is very much a training role currently so, for those couples whose weddings Alice does attend, there won’t be any additional charge for her! Just think of her as a fabulous little bonus that will get you some extra photographs. And Alice may well be coming to a wedding near you at some point in the future!
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