Red Maple PhotographyRed Maple Photography
Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer

my name is Alicia!

Besides work…

I do have a wonderful family. With three boys and a crazy dog, my husband and I find ourselves driving all over the country for hockey tournaments with our oldest, and trips to London with the middle son while he tries out for School of Rock the Musical. You can also find me in soft play places with little Abel trying to squeeze through tiny spaces whilst looking at my coffee getting cold on the table.

Being a Canadian and all my family still living there, I try to go home once a year. I seem to find myself in a different part of the country each visit, as my brother lives in Alberta, my sister in Nova Scotia and my parents in Newfoundland. But my love for my family and country stay strong… but saying that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE living in England. I mean it is the country of queens and castles, who wouldn’t love it!!?

I am a true romantic at heart. My husband spoils me with flowers, coffee in bed and surprise lunch dates when the kids are in school. So my work is heavily seen as romantic; I can’t help it!

Besides being romantic, I love playing hockey (used to play ice hockey but now have to resort to field hockey), I go to the gym several times a week (being a wedding photographer requires you to be fit!), and love to read a good book before bed (do you have any good suggestions!? if so PLEASE tell me in the contact info!) running after my boys and walking my dog.

I work hard to stay on top of educational training in order to keep my photography at it’s highest level. Having completed two university degrees and part of my masters already, I am not afraid to learn, but rather thrive on learning new things. Life is too short to not keep on learning, and how boring life would be if I never got to enhance my life skills.

I have been featured in a number of magazines, and I am very proud to say I won a national photography competition with Canon UK during the World Rugby 2015. I even had the opportunity to photograph the England Rugby team; now THAT was an experience.

I hope this gives you a little insight into who I am. I am bubbly. I love people and I love my job. That sums it up!​

I’d love to hear from you so send me your details and let’s talk.

Alicia Garside Gloucestershire wedding photographer