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My Bridal Shoot Blogged!
17th November 2011 - 0 comments
A little while ago I did my first bridal shoot. It's theme was vintage seaside life and was shot around the North East Coast. Well, I'm very proud to say it's been featured by the fab wedding blog 'Brides Up North'. To have a look Click here.

LAP is now recommended by The Wedding Affair
03rd November 2011 - 0 comments
Well I'm very proud to annouce that I am now a recommended wedding supplier for the lovely ladies at The Wedding Affair.

I've exhibited at a couple of wedding fairs now but I have not seen one as stylishly and professionally arranged as the fairs put on by Lisa & Allison. So naturally I wanted to get involved. These ladies don't just except anyone so to be listed with them felt like quite an honour, sort of a badge of achievement! Anyway, they asked me to photograph the last fair at the simply stunning Swinton Park and here are the results. I hope they can tempt you to come along to their next fair, for more details see their website: The Wedding Affair

Only 5 Voting Days Left!!!
11th October 2011 - 0 comments
This is a desperate plea for help!!! I really, really, really would love to win the photography category in the 2011 Hitched.co.uk Breakthrough Awards. My work means the world to mean so if you have a spare moment please click on the link below and vote for me in the photographers section and your favourite florist and cake designer. I'd really appreciate your support. If you've voted for me already big THANK YOU's to you.xxx
Hitched Breakthrough Awards 2011 (Opens link in new window)
My photo is the picture of the couple kissing on the bicycle.
Vote for Me! Hitched.co.uk Breakthrough Awards 2011
21st September 2011 - 0 comments
I'm totally over the moon that I've been short listed by the good folks at Hitched.co.uk in their Breakthrough Awards 2011 for wedding photography. There were over 70 applicants and an expert choose the final 10 including little old me! So I really need your help, please find a spare moment and vote for me at:

Hitched.co.uk (Opens link in new window)



Thanks for your support and fingers crossed.xxx
Tweet, Tweet: I'm now on Twitter!
25th August 2011 - 0 comments
Well I’ve finally gone and joined Twitter. After months of resisting it in hope of holding on to the little spare time I have in my real life. I give up and surrender myself to it’s almighty communication power. I pledge to bring you interesting, inspirational and humorous wedding tales. Those of you who are fellow twitchers please follow me. Love Lissa.x
Follow me at 'LissaAlexandra' on Twitter (Opens link in new window)
Danby Castle recommends Lissa Alexandra Photography
18th August 2011 - 0 comments
I couldn't resist telling you about this testimonial. It's from the lovely Carolyn at Danby Castle. She very kindly wrote these words about me:

‘Lissa has an amazing ability to capture more than ‘just a picture’, she captures the emotion and whole essence of the day. She has the couples and all the guests totally at ease and because of this the results are truly stunning. I cannot recommend her highly enough and look forward to Lissa shooting many more weddings at Danby Castle’
Carolyn Bavister, Owner Danby Castle Events.

Cheers Carolyn.xx
Check it out... My Harrogate UK Wedding Show Guide advert
17th August 2011 - 0 comments
Hello, just thought I'd share with you my new flyer I've just finished designing. Hope you like!!!x
The Year of the Kates
11th August 2011 - 0 comments
Earlier this year we were wowed by Kate & Will’s regal ceremony, well the latest Kate to take the limelight was Miss Moss. With Mario Testino (only in the supermodel world) taking the wedding snaps she looked amazing as ever. Well the photos have now been released… so for that little bit of celebrity inspiration here’s the link:
Kate Moss's Wedding Photos (Opens link in new window)
Lissa Wins Photo Competition
08th August 2011 - 0 comments
Well guys, I've only gone and won the photo competition that I was last telling you about. I'd like to say a huge 'THANK YOU' to all those who voted for me. We managed to fight off the other entries with a massive 42% of the votes. Here's the link:
Photo competition (Opens link in new window)
Lissa Alexandra Needs You!!!
02nd August 2011 - 0 comments
I need your help!

One of my wedding photographs has been entered into a competition and I need your vote. If you could find it in your hearts to vote for me, you’ll feel better for having done a good deed, I’ll be eternally grateful and altogether the world will be a perkier place (ok, that’s slightly ambitious!)

Just go to: Photo Competition (Opens link in new window)

Thank you kind people.xxx
Another Happy Customer!
28th July 2011 - 0 comments
I don’t mean to blow my own trumpet but toot toooot!!! I’ve just received another unsolicited testimonial from one of my wedding couples. Here’s what they had to say:

‘Dear Lissa, hope you are well. We would like to thank you for all your help taking the photos on our wedding day. We have seen the ones you have downloaded on Facebook and they are so beautiful! Everybody commented on how nice and professional you were. We’ll definitely call you again for the next party and will recommend you to all our friends/family in England. Best regards, Craig, Mayte & Paula’

It was my pleasure guys.xxx
What a Testimonial!
21st July 2011 - 0 comments
I've just received the loveliest testimonial from Fran & James regarding their wedding I shoot on Saturday 9th July. Here are her kind words:
'I cannot thank Lissa enough. We were keen to not have just 'the typical' wedding photographs and more wanted great artistic photos, that just happened to include us on our wedding day. And my word did we get that! I had never dared to imagine that our wedding photographs would be as beautiful as they are- they are breath taking. We are absolutely overjoyed with them. And Lissa is fantastic. In pre-wedding meets I showed her the style of photos I liked, thinking we may get one or two that we liked, but Lissa blew them all out of the water- producing shot after shot- far better than those that I showed her. I just can't believe these are OUR wedding photos- everyone is blown away with them. And not only are we happy (understatement of the century!) with the photos, but we can't fault the way Lissa worked. So many photographers muscle their way in front of the guests- but not Lissa- she so subtle that we and our guest didn't even notice her snapping away. Thank you a million times Lissa- I will be firmly recommending you to everyone I know (and even those I don't!).'
Thanks Fran & James, I couldn't have done it without you guys being such a fun loving pair.xx
Lissa Alexandra is Featured in Top Wedding Blog
21st July 2011 - 0 comments
Woo Hoo! Today I’m totally stoked about being featured in the popular wedding photography blog ‘Photography 1827′. I love this blog, it doesn’t feature your ‘run of the mill’ wedding photographers but image takers that specialise in fine art and documentary. It was such an honour when Kathryn (blog author) said she wanted to feature an article on my last wedding.

I am pleased with the shots but I have to say there’s no way I would have been able to achieve them without having such a fun couple as Fran & James. The venue also played a large part. Carolyn at Danby Castle presents the venue so beautifully and with Fran’s props I couldn’t have asked for more. Have a peek and see what you think.
Go to Blog (Opens link in new window)
Till next time mon amis!xxx
A Taste of Vintage L.A Photography
12th July 2011 - 0 comments
Last Saturday saw me visiting a remote spot on the North York moors named Danby Castle. A former residence of Catherine Parr, this unique building dates back as far as the 1300′s! Far more importantly I’m sure Fran and James will agree is it was the chosen venue for their wedding day.

The weather had mixed fortunes, however, the cherry on the cake was a picture perfect rainbow under which the couple posed. F &J were great fun and up for anything! I had James leapfrogging over Fran, the chap’s striking their best country gent poses and the couple serving their guests ice cream from an impromptu ice cream van! Their spec for the photos was vintage fun. If you’d like to see more go to ‘Lissa Alexandra Haines’ on Facebook and request friendship to access my photo albums. See you there.x
On Location at Thorpe Hill Farm with the BBC’s Country File Team
08th July 2011 - 0 comments
Yesterday was a good day. Working with animals and children, media’s biggest ‘no no’ turned out to be a pleasant surprise!

I was invited by Bluestone Design to do a lifestyle shoot at Thorpe Hill Farm. This old pig farm is re-inventing itself as a traditional working farm/ visitor attraction. When we got there however, I wasn’t the only person with a camera! Jules Hudson (Escape to the Country presenter) and the Country File team had turned up too. My role was to capture all the goings on. Whilst the camera crew were filming we had some children brought along for the shoot and they were handed baby pigs, chickens, rabbits to play with. It really was the sweetest site and I got to hold a two day old piglet, awww! But I have to say my main highlight of the day was having my photo taken (for a change) with the presenter, very nice chap!
L.A Photography come to UK Wedding Show
13th June 2011 - 0 comments
I’m thrilled to let you know that Lissa Alexandra Photography is exhibiting for the first time at the Harrogate UK Wedding Show. The show dates are 24th & 25th September 2011. So if you’re engaged get down to the show and see me plus many others for a great source of inspiration and professional peeps to help make your day the best ever!
UK Wedding Show (Opens link in new window)
Stamp of Approval!
10th June 2011 - 0 comments
I'm proud to report that I'm now a fully certified member of the 'Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers'. The society is a worldwide professional association for photographers. They provide a constant source of inspiration and training whilst ensuring all their members work to the highest levels of professionalism.

Basically who anyone who's a bit nervous about trusting a wedding photographer to deliver what they say they will being a member of a professional body like this will provide you with that reassurance needed.
Kate's Wedding Look
03rd June 2011 - 0 comments
Since the wedding of the century so many brides-to-be want to re-create Kate's classic look! Pick up any bridal magazine and you can't escape hints and tips on 'how to look like Kate'. Well girls, it's no great myth that the key to looking as good as Kate is to keep true to yourself. Remember your fella's marrying you because he loves the way YOU look! So a little style borrowing is okay but don't forget your own unique look.
Emily & Matt's Norfolk Broads Wedding
23rd May 2011 - 0 comments
I'm back from Emily & Matt's wonderful wedding in Horning in the Norfolk Broads. What a truly beautiful place to get married. For their reception they had the great idea of cruising the broads on a paddle boat. It was hailed a huge success by all, what a party!
All steam ahead for a wedding cruise!
19th May 2011 - 0 comments
This weekend I've got the privilege of shooting Emily & Matt's quirky wedding on the Norfolk Broads. They're having a church ceremony, boat club wedding breakfast and an evening cruise on the fabulous Mississippi Paddle Steamer, can't wait! I'll get the photos up as soon as I'm back.