My name is Alan Barker and I am based on the Capricorn Coast, near Rockhampton, Queensland. I am a passionate photographer who loves to shoot portraits and landscapes, along with sports and wildlife photography when the opportunities are available.
For me, photography provides an opportunity to creatively express a window into life. I believe portraits, whether studio, location or travel, should capture the character and emotion of the subject. They should tell their story whether this be love, happiness, strength of a family, lifestyle, struggle and so on. Certainly there is an important place for creatively posed portraits, but I love to capture those special moments found in candid shots; a cheeky smile, that sly sideways glance, the gaze of a child towards a parent.
Similarly through landscape photography I aim to create an atmosphere, tell a story and capture the essence of the subject. I love to do this through special attention to colour, light and shapes; similar principles to those I use in portrait photography. If an image can create an emotion in the viewer, you can ‘see yourself’ there or sparks the memory of a special moment, then I have met my goal.
I believe that whether it is with your family or individually, having your portrait taken should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. With this is mind our number one priority is YOU, the client, and we want you to feel comfortable from beginning to end and have a wonderful photographic experience.
We will work with you to capture the very best images of yourself, or group. At Alan Barker Photography your journey begins with your own custom portal that you alone have access to once you sign on. Here you will be able to keep track of dates, communication, photo packages and more. Once your shoot is done; an online gallery of your images will be available where you can select your favourites and order prints and the like.
We will be with you from the minute you book, to ensure a great experience. Whether it be through email, phone or in person we will be there to advise outfit selection, prep for the studio session - or choose a suitable location and discuss the style of shoot you wish to have. Importantly we like the shoot itself to be interactive, so if you have ideas for a pose or image you want - Great, it's important to us that you have what you want. If you're thinking 'I don't have anything specific in mind', then that's ok too as we will always give you some ideas.
Of course your experience does not end with the shoot. Your images will be professionally edited and available in your client portal. We can provide high quality, fine art prints or digitals for later use in printing or scaled for web use. We provide photographic packages that provide great value, or you can choose to buy individual items.
At Alan Barker Photography we cater for a range of photographic experiences, both in studio and on location, including:
We want to help you make those special memories last - looking your best for graduation, a celebration of your engagement, your child's special milestones, a gift from one spouse to another. These experiences come by once in a lifetime for many of us, so don't let them fade from your memory. Whether you choose Alan Barker Photography to create your images, or another photographer, it is important you are comfortable with both the photographer and process. We do not follow the cookie cutter process of "Turn up - Tallest to Shortest - 1, 2, 3 Say Cheese - Done!" Our process is all about you and giving you what you want.
If we sound like the photographer for you, please use the contact form and introduce yourself; we'd love to meet you!