Wedding Information

Your wedding photography – How it works 

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 an hour and a half before the ceremony to shoot the details and the getting ready part of the day. 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 apprehensive 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!

What next ? 

Have a look at my portfolio, blog and facebook page to get an idea of the images I produce. Please do get in touch if you may like to chat through your plans or if you have any questions at all.

 

FAQ

Do you do formal and group shots ?

Yes absolutely.  Weddings are pretty unique – all your friends and family are together in one place for the day. How often does that happen! I believe that family formal and group images are important but I also believe that they should be photographed with minimum fuss and as swiftly as possible to allow you and your guests to enjoy the day. I usually recommend up to 10 family group shots which takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

Do you travel ?

Yes, I am based in the Highlands of Scotland but I photograph weddings throughout Scotland without extra charges. Wedding photography outwith Scotland will incur travelling charges at cost. These costs are often less than you might assume so please just contact for

How do we book ?

You can call or e mail me at anytime to check for availability on your wedding day. To secure me as your wedding photographer, I simply need a signed contract and a non refundable deposit of £150 to secure your wedding date. Dates cannot be held provisionally without a form or fee. The balance is due one month before your wedding date.

What happens after the wedding ?

I will edit and enhance your wedding photographs to a high standard and they will be presented in an online gallery for you to see. Images are generally ready between 1 and 3 weeks after your wedding.

Do you supply wedding albums?

Yes, albums are optional extras and can be added in as part of your package or supplied after your wedding if you want to have time to think it over. Albums are an optional extra so you do not have to purchase them if you are happy with the digital files.

How long are you present at the wedding?

I begin the day an hour and a half before the wedding ceremony if you have booked bridal preparation shots. I have two coverage levels. The first is a shorter option and with this I will stay with you until you sit down for your meal. I will also photograph the speeches in this package as long as the speeches are before the meal is served. The second coverage option is where I am with you until the first dance. This does not mean that I finish immediately after the first dance. I will stay and photograph around 4 or 5 dances after the first dance. From experience this is enough dancing coverage to give you plenty of variety in dance shots.

Do you shoot alone? 

Yes, I generally photograph weddings by myself and have done so for over 12 years. With larger weddings it is sometimes beneficial to have a second shooter and I can call on an experienced shooter if required.

wedding supplier recommendations

Finally – Here are some recommended suppliers if you need help choosing other wedding vendors!

Caterers

Good Highland Food    Prestige Highland Catering

Pipers

Spud The Piper      Piper on Parade

Florists

Amanda Call Flowers

Wedding Planners

Angela Stewart Creative  Premier Wedding Planners Scotland 

Highland Weddings 

Bands 

Catch22   Whisky Kiss    Callanish   Tweed    The James Honey band 

Videographers

Hebridean Wedding Story   Cherry Tree Films   Watch The Birdie

Stylists 

Grans Best china

Cakes

Fiona MacKinnon Cakes 

Celebrants

Neil lynch