Words by Molly Smith.
Fuelled by her intimate, unfiltered honesty and boundless artistic vision, Alli Wood’s is fearlessly reshaping the narratives of human experiences, captivating brides across continents with her unique storytelling prowess. Featured in Vogue, Alli’s works offer a refreshing take on an industry flooded with meticulously posed shots, breathing new life into the art form and capturing raw, fleeting moments with an authentic and heartfelt touch. Alli’s captivating and undeniably romantic aesthetic is a testament to her unbridled creativity, transforming the world of wedding photography. By challenging norms and breaking free from traditions, her photography exudes a sense of pure magic that leaves you longing for more. By effortlessly blending her editorial eye with a deep understanding of emotions, Alli creates extraordinary and energising frames that have graced wedding and editorial spreads near and far.
According to Alli’s perspective, Brides can relinquish the clichés, making room for a dreamable experience surpassing their imagination. With her unique vision and unrivalled talent, she crafts visual stories that resonate deeply and leaves an indelible mark on your soul. Prepare to be captivated as Alli Wood captures the essence of love, intoxicated by the beauty of romance, creating timeless memories that the couple can cherish forever.
A true Dreamer, we chat with Alli about her photography muse and how to discover if a photographer is the right fit for you.
What should brides look for when choosing their wedding photographer?
Brides who are artists will know immediately who is for them. They know how to look for authentic and un-staged stuff. In the bridal world, so much is staged, even if you think it isn’t. What you want wants you; notice how you FEEL when looking at someone’s folio. You might not identify culturally with the subject; however, energy is universal.
A photograph that took your breath away and why?
Bruce Weber’s emotional campaigns showed free-laughing women when I was a teenager in the ’90s. I used to cover my bedroom walls with them.
Who or what is your muse/inspiration for your photography?
My muse is my client from their energy, story, family constellations, and the light that creeps through the cracks when they connect to themselves.
What would you say your ‘style’ is?
Psychological and spiritual, hahaha, so … editorial, photojournalistic, portraiture, a mixed bag.
What inspired you to become a photographer?
My clients were inviting me!! The rest is history.
What’s something you’re looking forward to this year?
I am travelling around Europe with my wonderful team, servicing some incredible clients.
One piece of advice for Brides?
Ask yourself, is this person an artist? Or a wedding vendor?
A quote you live by…
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
― Henry David Thoreau
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