Ali Jay Photography
Documentary Wedding Photographer
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BLOG - The Story Behind the Photograph

To me a photograph tells a story, here I share stories of the days I capture with you. These personal stories are shared with the kind permission of my clients.

Jacob's Naming Day

Last month I had the opportunity to capture my friends naming day celebration. My friends Andy and Karen welcomed Jacob into the world on the 22nd January 2014. Jacob was born in Kongsberg, Norway where Andy and Karen moved to last year, the naming day was a great opportunity to show him off to all their Scottish family and friends.  It was a great family affair with four generations of the family together and lots of children running around playing games, cuddling, making funny faces and keeping everyone entertained.

Andy and Karen got married at Norton House Hotel so it was an ideal choice for Jacob's day. The Humanist ceremony was conducted by the same celebrant who led a light hearted, sweet service with a readings from Karen and her mum and a song from Andy. 

Andy, Karen and Jacob

Norton House Hotel, the Garden Suite

Jacob's message tree

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Andy and Ali perform 'Here Come The Sun' (Beatles)

Four generations