Your wedding photography – How it works
For detailed info please see my wedding photography FAQ page and hopefully it will answer most of the questions you may have. But first of all here’s a little bit about the things I really feel about wedding photography. I have photographed almost 200 weddings. Every single wedding was totally unique and I photographed every single wedding slightly differently.
That doesn’t mean to say that I don’t have a style, a particular way that allows me to produce the images you see in my portfolio. If I had to sum up my style it would be discreet, emotional and stylish.
The most important thing to me is that I work according to you as people, to how your wedding day feels and how you feel comfortable. I will talk to you before the day and get an idea of who you are and how you visualise your photos. Some couples like minimal participation and others find that group and family photographs are more important. Many are happy to spend an hour alone with me and others just 5 minutes. The quality I produce is the same throughout but the way in which I work is responsive to you.
Your Wedding Day
I will be with you a few hours before the ceremony to shoot the details and the getting ready part of the day ( not just photos of you in your dressing gown ! ) All the details that you have put time and effort into planning as well as what is happening in the house as friends and family come and go.
The ceremony will be photographed in a very low key and unobtrusive manner. You will more than likely be far too occupied with other things to notice my presence.
Group and family photography is discussed in detail before and these shots can be achieved fairly quickly at the most appropriate time on the day. I usually work to a list of the essential shots which helps organise this time and make everything quick and efficient.
I will then also spend as much or as little time with the two of you as you feel happy with. The most common response to this on the actual wedding day is that it is actually really enjoyable to be away from the wedding party for a little while and to spend a little time alone together ! Most couples are a little apprehenseve about being photographed but the reality is actually very relaxed and fun. Its a fairly informal situation and I always try and achieve natural and unposed images which show real emotions.
Your guests having fun, laughing chatting informally throughout the day make up a part of the wedding photography as well and these are captured informally throughout the day. the speeches are a great time to photograph guests reactions and lots of laughter.
Where I work
My wedding photography service covers the whole of Scotland, from the Highlands, Aberdeensire, Perthshire, the borders, Edinburgh, Glasgow to the Outer hebrides, including the Isle of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra.I am happy to travel further afield for your wedding and have photographed weddings in central London and as far as California!
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