Word of mouth is really important to a small business like Keltic Rose Photography.  We want to develop our services and so would love any feedback.  If you have purchased photos from us, or we have taken photos at your wedding or event and you would like to share a review, please fill out this form below. They are all very much appreciated.

We are really happy to have chosen Allan to capture our Scottish Blessing.  From our initial meeting with Allan over a coffee to take a look at his portfolio and him then visiting us at home to discuss our requirements, to our pre- Blessing shoot, we felt at ease knowing that we had made the right choice to have Keltic Rose Photography mark our memorable day.

Following a close friend’s recommendation of Keltic Rose Photography, having used Allan’s services for their wedding day, we arranged a meeting with Allan whom we found to be very warm, friendly, down-to-earth and professional with no pressure or obligation to commit.   Allan took us through his related portfolio of photographs and also suggested we look at further photographs on his website.  He was more than happy to answer any questions we had and gave us all of the information required concerning the company’s terms and conditions so that there were no surprises along the way.  As soon as we left the meeting we knew we had found our photographer.

Allan advised that a pre-Blessing shoot would be beneficial to both us and to him; this way we had an idea of how Allan worked and what we would expect on our special day in terms of poses and his photographic style and techniques.  Once we had seen the photographs taken by Allan we were able to decide, which poses we were more fond of for our Blessing photographs.   Something in particular which we appreciated was the time Allan took to put us in position for each photograph.   Something else that took pressure away from us was the questionnaire we were asked to complete prior to the pre-Blessing shoot, from the order of events to our preference of formal photographs including the names of our parents, best man, maid of honour etc.    This did not limit us to making requests of any other group photographs we wished for.  This prove to be very efficient on the day as this assisted not only in ensuring the special photographs were taken but also helped with our prompt departure from the church to the reception venue allowing us to then spend valuable time with our guests before the meal.

On the day of our Scottish Blessing, Allan was very punctual.   Whilst he took photographs of us and a couple of our guests capturing natural moments as we were getting ready at home, we didn’t feel our space was encroached upon.

Allan had already done his homework prior to the Blessing, having visited the church and the venue and noting the best positions for photographs of us and our guests as well as during the service.    He had also spoken with the Reverend earlier in the day to ensure his positions in the church whilst taking photographs would be suitable and not disturb the ceremony.

At the venue, Allan took a wide range of photographs from still poses with family and with friends and informal photographs of our guests, to just the two of us in the hotel and the grounds.

Nothing was too much trouble for Allan and every photograph was made special taking the time regardless if it was with two people or twenty people, Allan ensured everything was perfect particularly the positioning of the wedding dress!  Although Allan has photographed many weddings and has done many photo shoots, he was never complacent and always listened to us and took our wishes on board incorporating them into his photographic style.

Following our Blessing, Allan kept us informed via email and telephone concerning the availability of our photographs, which we received within a couple of weeks.  We are highly impressed with Allan’s work, he has truly captured memories that we shall cherish and we shall definitely request his services again in future. We are truly thankful to him.

Andrea and Bruce

“We have had lots of photos taken by Allan, including a couple’s shoot, our pets, newborn, and a friend’s wedding. The prices are very reasonable and Allan makes you feel at ease. We have also booked Allan for our wedding as we couldn’t think of a better person to have on our special day and know we won’t be disappointed with the photos.”

Rachel S

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Really beautiful pictures, loved looking at all the great variety of pictures of a wedding i attended and choosing what I wanted to order, then received beautiful finish pictures and the keyrings are fantastic and great presents. Treasured memories ❤ thank you

Gemma Duffy

Allan done our wedding photographs recommend him highly. Photos where beautiful and he done every photo shot we wanted brilliant !!!


What a dude. Allan took some beautiful pictures for us on our wedding day and before it, but more than that, kept us right! Seriously, don’t underestimate having someone remind you where you’re meant to be and what you’re meant to be doing. Allan is a pro for all of this, and the sweetest guy too. He went above and beyond for us, and we couldn’t be happier with the photographs at the end of it all. Thank you Keltic Rose Photography from myself and my wife Scarlett Beaty. x

Ricky Beaty

Very welcoming made me feel very at ease during the shoot and very professional highly recommend him.

Lauren Sweeney

Totally professional and patient photographer. I am always really pleased with the photos taken. Would definitely recommend and will use again and again in the future.

Nya Weatherill

We had a newborn photo shoot with Allan when our little boy was 8 days old. After sleeping practically all day every day since the day he was born I was convinced we would have no trouble getting him off to sleep. I was wrong. The little monkey point blank refused to go to sleep no matter what Allan, me, or his Dad tried to do. I can not fault Allan’s patience with the whole thing. 2 and a half hours he spent trying to get him to sleep which still proved unsuccessful in the end but he captured some absolutely stunning awake shots in the process. We are over the moon with our photos. Allan 100% made the best of the situation and we have some gorgeous memories we can treasure forever. Apologies for our stubborn child Allan  thank you so much! We will definitely be back for a family shoot sometime soon, hopefully with a more co-operative baby 

Nichola McCall

We had a newborn photoshoot at 10 days old Allan was fantastic and got some amazing photos thank you so much Allan would highly recommend!

Amanda Harper

Allan did our wedding photos and he’s brilliant, highly recommended!

Nicola Little

Amazing high quality headshots!! Thank you so much!

Sally Phillips

Excellent quality and brilliant service;photos so good I had to buy them all!😂Highly recommend.

Teresa Mulholland

Thanks to Allan I have some wonderful photos of my two dogs (& me). He was so patient with them despite one of the dogs only wanted to be made a fuss of and the other was ‘camera shy’. Can recommend Alan to anyone and any occasionl.

Judy Swinsco

Allan did our maternity shoot and newborn shoot when our little boy was 17 days old. Allan was very professional and made me and my partner feel very relaxed on our first shoot. For our newborn shoot Allan came to our home and was exceptional with Harry, I couldn’t recommend him more. I am absolutely over the moon with our photos and will treasure them forever.

Louise Akrigg

We had a photo shoot of our 3 children done and i can honestly say Allan was fantastic!! He had them laughing & so relaxed. The photos are amazing. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much

Cerri Firth

Allan from Keltic Rose Photography did a newborn photoshoot for our daughter when she was 11 day old. Allan was very professional and got some really good quality pictures of her. He also got a few shots of the rest of my family, all the pictures are fantastic. The whole experience of the photoshoot was brilliant I have recommended Allan from Keltic Rose to a lot of my friends. It’s safe to say I will definitely be getting another shoot done of me and my family in the near future. Thanks to all at Keltic Rose photography 🙂

Michelle Mossop

Allan’s an amazing photographer, I always love my photos!! Totally recommended

Saoirse Brown

We had Allan from Keltic Rose take our wedding photos. Right from the very first contact, to the pre-wedding shoot, to the actual wedding itself, Allan was thoroughly wonderful at making us feel comfortable and putting us at ease.

All our guests commented on how friendly and professional he was and even those who don’t like having their pictures taken said they had a wonderful experience as Allan was so efficient yet relaxed in setting up various groups.

Nothing was too much trouble for him and he did every photo we asked for. Our pre-wedding photos were absolutely beautiful and we can’t wait to see the pictures of our big day.

I can’t praise Allan enough and would highly recommend Keltic Rose for every occasion.

Fiona Crawley

Won a free outdoor shoot, had photos of my daughter and niece taken at hammonds pond. “Was brilliant, very good with the kids, very professional” can’t thank Keltic Rose enough for the amazing job.


Thank you Allan for some great photos of our family. We have used Keltic Rose photography 3 times and would highly recommend them. Allan is professional and managed to keep the attention of our two young children to create some great photos.

Lewis Powell

Had a fabulous family Christmas photo shoot with Allan. Was lots of fun and the photos are amazing. Great memories …and my 5yr old daughter is amazed by the photo with Santa: she says she didn’t know you knew Santa Allan.

Thank you so much.

Helen Ivison

We had Allan from Keltic Rose to do our wedding photographs, from the initial meeting, to the pre shoot and the day itself, Allan was very professional and made everybody feel at ease. Our pictures are beautiful and unique to us with how we wanted them taken. I would recommend Keltic Rose without hesitation, brilliant job

Vicky Rowley

I can not praise Allan enough, I had a fantastic 13th birthday party thanks to him.
Allan provided a wonderful setting for my photo shoot party which me and my friends really enjoyed.
We loved the prop box and all the different styles of photos he done for us.
The photos were loaded onto the internet extremely quick for us all to view.
Thank you Allan for a wonderful party and the keyrings you gave my friends and the mug, pen and photo you gave me.
I would highly recommend this idea and Allan to do a photo shoot party to everybody. Thanks again Abi

Abi Little

Fantastic photos, would highly recommend, dispatched very quickly, would definitely use Keltic Rose again.

Kerry Kennon

Excellent photos this is the second time I’ve ordered photos from here! Excellent service and always fantastic photos.

Samantha Storey

I am very pleased with the photo of my daughter from the Carlisle Dance Academy show.

Hayley Flannery

I have used Allan (Keltic Rose) on a numerous occasions, and i am very happy with their work.
They are very professional and make you feel at ease.
I would highly recommend Keltic Rose to anyone needing a photographer

Adele Dockerty

Allan Blackett kindly agreed to take the photographs for our recent wedding. It was a very small wedding but I was firstly impressed that he remembered everyones name. It really felt like he was part of the group. He was very relaxed and not in the slightest intrusive. At times I almost forgot he was there. We were delighted with him on the day as he made us all so relaxed which created a more natural look. When we received our copy of the photos we were delighted. The quality was everything we had hoped for. It is going to be a real struggle to decide which ones to print to put on the walls. But we will have lots of albums. I can highly recommend Allan and Keltic Rose. First class

Julie Lowe

Allan is absolutely lovely, relaxes you to take more natural photos with ease. Pictures were delivered quickly and were printed to a very high standard. Will definitely come to you again if we want any more photos, thanks so much!

Hannah Blundell

Thank you so much for taking such beautiful photos . They are stunning.

Ann Thomson

So pleased with the photographs of my family. Excellent, quick service and even home delivery too. Thank you.

Linda Richardson

I would like to say a massive thank you to Allan. He was photographer at our wedding in May and did a fantastic job. On the day itself he made everyone feel relaxed, and was very professional. When we saw the pictures we were absolutely delighted. The quality was really good, and Allan had captured so many details of the day, All the small details like the jewelled belt on my dress, and the grooms cuff links, flowers and favours on the tables, the wedding cake, the list is endless, and considering we only had booked Allan for 4 hours he did everything we had hoped for and much more. One of the wedding party had a blemish on their lip, and Allan fixed it and you would never know looking at the pictures. There are so many pictures of our guests and every time we look through them we see something else to make us smile, Allan captured so many precious memories, and has given us outstanding customer care throughout. Anyone who is thinking of booking Allan I would highly recommend him, you would not be disappointed.

Lorna Eland

Allan was great in covering our wedding this month we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
From start to finish he was thoroughly professional and some of the resulting photos are just stunning.
I would highly recommend Keltic rose to all my family and friends and would certainly use again myself.

Kerrie and Andrew Johnson

Amazing pictures that I will treasure forever! Allan and Joshua were so friendly and the pictures are so natural! Allan ensured we got all the pictures we asked for and even more we thought up on the day! Thank you.

Bev & Nicky Falder

Keltic Rose made our Award’s ceremony a night to remember.  The fantastic photo booth got rave reviews from all of our dancers and added a great element of fun to the night.  Friends and family got so much enjoyment from the photo booth which produced high quality Instagram style photos, which were available to take away immediately.  I would recommend this service to anyone!  Thanks.

Laura Irwin from Carlisle Dance Academy

Absolutely thrilled with the pictures from our photo shoot, very professional and excellent quality. Allan was brilliant at keeping my daughters attention and catching some lovely smiles. Would definitely recommend Keltic Rose photography.

Coral Bird

From the photo shoot through to receiving the photos the service has been wonderful. Allan and his son instantly put my two young kids at ease while taking their photos. The photos are absolutely stunning and we love them all! Thank you Allan.


As always Allan thank you so much just revised my pen drive brill.

Stacy Morley

Excellent quality photographs! Very professional service! My two children’s photos were all excellent and they had a great photo shoot, thank you Keltic rose!! I would highly recommend this photographer!!

Donna Hetherington

Absolutely beautiful photos of my son David and his bride Natalie. Morton Manor was a lovely venue and the backgrounds and settings you chose for the photos were perfect. Thank you so much.

Pat Aird

Thank you very much for the speedy delivery of the beautiful pics of my daughter at Newman prom and CDA dance show.

Val Johnston

Fantastic photos of my daughter at her CDA summer show ? would recommend to everyone.

Samantha Storey

Fab photo shoot with Allan so patient with my two rather active boys ? got some more fab photos and key rings really pleased with them all. Thanks so much Al. My dad’s going to be so chuffed with his belated Father’s Day extras, cheers again xx

Claire Dunlop

FANTASTIC Can not fault Keltic Rose the whole process was organised to perfection.
Lovely photo shoot. Photos on line to view within 48hrs
Top quality prints
Well done Keltic Rose. Hope to deal with you again in the future.

Sara Little

Had an absolutely brilliant experience on my first ever shoot. Glad to share the experience with Allan…such a lovely man, really friendly & professional, highly recommended ! Thank you so much for putting me at ease an making me feel comfortable right away ?

Lucy Lamb

Had my very first family photo shoot and modelling photo shoot, extremely good highly recommend to anyone. Will even hire for my wedding when I eventually get married. Photos are brilliant and also very friendly and easy going. Prices are also very good, I am very pleased with the work Allan has done definitely deserves a 5 star rating. Extremely pleased.

Leoma Hodgson

We had a family photo shoot done in October. There was me and my husband our 2 girls and my mam and dad. Allan and his assistant put us at ease straight away. They were both really good with the kids. I loved all of the photos that were taken and it has been really hard choosing the ones we want to go on the wall!! I would highly recommend Keltic Rose Photography and am sure we will use them again in the future.

Louise Bartrip

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