Choosing your wedding photographer is a very personal decision!
Let’s face it, most people don’t really enjoy having their photos taken. But don’t worry! I have made it my mission to make your wedding relaxed and fun, and to capture the amazing memories of the day so you can cherish them for a long time!
I am so incredibly lucky that I get to do what I really love for a living. I absolutely love the creativity of being a photographer, but most of all I enjoy working with amazing couples on one of the happiest and important days of their lives. It is just a real privilege and joy to be capturing all the amazing memories of your big day for you!
Choosing your wedding photographer is such a personal decision, and I always feel really humbled and privileged when my couples put their trust in me, and when they share my artistic vision. In return for your trust, I will do my absolute best to capture all those special, candid moments, which you will look back on in years to come!
My style is very natural, unposed and unobtrusive. For about 95% of the you will hardly notice that I am there. I will be blending in with your guests, mingling and taking pictures in the process. This way I will get nice and relaxed, natural images of your guests enjoying the day with you!
The remaining 5% of the day is spent on the slightly more formal family portraits and group shots, and of course the couple shoot!
The Couple Shoot
The couple shoot is a lovely part of the day. It will give you the opportunity to sneak away from your guests for a short while, to take breather and to enjoy some quiet time as a married couple. Don’t worry though, I won’t take you away from your guests for too long. Usually about 30 to 40 minutes are enough time for us to create some magical images of you both.
For me as a photographer, the couple shoot gives me the opportunity to get my creative juices flowing, and make use of the setting of your wedding, whether this be a spectacular Scottish hillside, a romantic castle, or a cityscape with all its architectural lines and features.
As for the rest of the day, there won’t be much posing during the couple shoot. I like to keep things natural! The most important thing as that there is a connection between the two of you, and that you are just yourselves. We’ll be going for a walk together and to have a bit of a laugh. The rest will happen automatically!
Usually I would suggest to do the couple shoot sometime after the ceremony and before the wedding breakfast. If the weather is good, then let’s go outside! Who knows, we might get some beautiful light! If your wedding is during the summer, then there is also often an opportunity to go out after the wedding breakfast for some more photos. This is usually the best time to capture those amazing Scottish sunsets and beautiful evening light!
So let’s have some fun during the couple shoot and create some magical moments!
What Does A Typical Wedding Day Look Like?
(This is what a typical wedding would look like with a 1pm ceremony)
I arrive at morning preps. I will start off with some detail shots of dresses, flowers, shoes and other little items that are important to you. That way you can get used to the camera, and it will feel less intimidating. This part of the day is almost entirely documentary based. If there is enough time I might ask you for some very quick portrait photos, once you are fully ready (don’t worry, this will only take a couple of minutes!). Towards the end of the preps we can also set up a ‘first look’ with your parents or friends or family who are really important to you!
I make my way to the ceremony room to take photos of the guests arriving and taking their seats. I will also introduce myself to the person and officiating the ceremony, and to make sure I know what to expect during the ceremony, so that I won’t miss any of the crucial moments! Last but not least I will be taking some photos of the groom (or bride), waiting for the arrival of the bride (or groom).
The bride (or groom) arrives, and I will take photos of her (or him) walking down the aisle, whilst keeping an eye on the reaction of the groom (or bride). During the ceremony I will be taking photos (with the permission of the person officiating the ceremony) in a discreet and unobtrusive way. After all, this is a big moment for you both, and the wedding photographer should not be a distraction!
The formal group shots can begin. I would usually recommend to do the group shots straight after the ceremony, because this is the moment when all your guests will be in the same place, and it will be easiest to organise the individual groups. This would also be a good time if you want that big group shot of all your wedding guests.
Reception and details. After the couple shoot, I will take more photos of you and your guests enjoying the drinks reception and canapés. This is a good time for some of those candid shots that everybody loves so much. I will also be taking some photos of the table set ups and decorations in the room where the wedding breakfast will take place.
Wedding breakfast and speeches. Your guests will be called inside for the wedding speeches and wedding breakfast, before you and your top table will be announced into the room. Once everybody has taken their seats, the speeches will begin, and I will be taking lots of natural photos of both the speakers and the reactions of the guests.
Cake cutting! You will be announced into the room to cut the cake.
Things To Consider!
There will be a lot of things crammed in on your wedding day. Don’t forget to spend some time with your guests and enjoy your time with them! Make sure you leave enough time between the ceremony and the wedding breakfast to mingle and chat! Don’t sweat the small stuff! Don’t worry about every little minute detail on the day. Your team of suppliers are experienced professionals and will make sure that everything will run to plan! So just try and enjoy your day! Your wedding day will feel like it’s over in a flash. Try and take a breather on the day, and enjoy the moment! It’s YOUR day!