About me

I am an experienced full time wedding photographer, covering weddings in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirlingshire, East Lothian, Perthshire and throughout Scotland. 

My photos are candid and natural (a style known as reportage, documentary or photojournalism wedding photography), beautifully and authentically telling the story of your special day. 

When not taking photos of lovely couples, I also shoot events for commercial clients, you can view my event photography website here.

I live in Glasgow with my lovely wife Anna, and rescue dog Hugo.

FAQs

Where are you based and how far will you travel?
I'm based in Glasgow but regularly work across the whole of Scotland, and can travel anywhere in the UK or further afield for destination weddings if required. My packages includes travel within the central belt of Scotland, however if you would like me to come further then this is no problem – just let me know and we can talk about the details.

Are you a full time photographer?
Yes, I've been a full time professional photographer for nearly 6 years. As well as weddings, I shoot lots of events - all with a similar style and approach to my wedding photography. The majority of my work is about providing candid, reportage style photojournalism as that's what I love to shoot - so I have a ton of experience taking photos like this in numerous venues and locations around the UK.

How long will you spend at our wedding?
A full day of photo coverage will include everything from the bridal and groom preparations all the way up to about 30 minutes after the first dance; which is usually about 10 hours of shooting and a break over dinner. If you are needing me for less (or longer) then talk to me about tailoring a package to suit your needs.

Will you photograph everything in the day?
I will take photos of anything and everything that I can, aiming to create a visual diary of your wedding. I will photograph as many of your guests as I can, and try to capture as many moments as possible, and all of things you have spent time, effort or money on (such as your flowers, favours and decorations). The only bit of the day where I'll disappear away from the action is during the meal, to give guests a chance to enjoy their food without worrying about being snapped mid-chew!

Is it possible to get photos of both of us prior to the ceremony?
I hope so! It’s lots of fun getting to see both sides of the wedding party and it definitely helps me to tell a fuller story of the day with the final images, so I always aim to get shots of both of you getting ready if I can. It does, however, depend on time and the distances involved so let’s chat about it and I'll see what I can do. 

Is it you that will take the photos?
Absolutely. I am the business and all the photos you see on my website were taken and edited by me. 

How would you describe your style of photography?
I always want my photos to tell a story, and the best way to do this is through candid reportage photography - taking natural photos of real things and moments as they happen, without any kind of interference or posing. Shooting in this way is as unintrusive as possible for you and your wedding guests, and I won't be moving you into poses, or asking you to touch, or kiss, or twirl, or jump, or anything else that might make you feel uncomfortable.  It'll all be easy and natural, and when you smile in the photos, it'll be a real smile. What's special about photography is that it is like time travel - when you look at a photo it should take you back to a particular moment in time and place, and so that's why I won't force a pose or situation, and all the photos I take are of real moments and natural expressions – they are memories. I also try to make my photos look timeless through careful editing that combines strong artistic compositions and clean neutral colouring, so as to have big impact without losing any sense of realism. When you're 80 and looking back at your wedding photos, I hope the quality and neutral editorial style will make them feel like they could have been taken yesterday (except for all the old fashioned clothes everyone is wearing!). 

Do you take formal shots?
As I primarily follow a reportage style, my photos are natural, candid and mainly un-posed (see answer above). However, I totally understand the value of formal shots so am more than happy to take a few for you as required. I like to shoot the group shots in a very informal way to keep things fun, friendly, and most importantly fast! I ask couples to try and keep the list of formal photos quite short as it can take a huge chunk of time out of the day for you both - and it also stops me from taking all those lovely natural photos that you will undoubtedly cherish. 

Will we get every photo you take?
I will likely take more photos than you will receive, however you definitely won't be missing out on anything by not getting these. Due to the natural style and approach, there are a number of reasons why some photos won't make the cut - who wants a photo of someone blinking for example.  I will curate and edit the images from your day down to 400+. Each shot will be handpicked and individually edited in professional photo processing software to provide you with the absolute best quality and variety of images possible. 

Will we get both colour and black and white copies of the photos?
Photos are always taken in colour, however during the editing process I will make some of these black and white if it suits the image. This is purely and artistic choice that I make when I see each photo - some images will work in colour and others will look better as black and white. It varies from wedding to wedding, but on average one photo in three or four will be made black and white. 

Do you offer a wedding album?
I offer beautiful eco-friendly storybook style albums, which are an entirely optional add-on. See my pricing page for more information.

Aren't engagement shoots really awkward...?
No, you really don't need to worry about this. I provide very informal pre-wedding shoots that are totally stress free and easy - it'll just feel like we're hanging out! It's a nice way to get to know each other a bit better and at the end you'll have a great wee selection of shots to compliment your final wedding photos. Give me a shout if you'd like to find out a bit more.

How long in advance should we book you, and do you take last minute bookings?
I take bookings up to 18 months in advance, though I am happy to take on last minute bookings if I am available. If your wedding photographer cancels on you at the last minute then get in touch – if I'm free I'd be more than happy to help out.

When will we get our photos?
Anywhere from 4-8 weeks, depending on the time of year (peak summer season usually involves longer wait times) - though I will always try to get your photos to you as quickly as I possibly can. 

How do we book you?
If we’ve had a chat and you would like to make a booking, then I'll ask you to look over and sign my contract, then I'll invoice for an initial deposit of £500 to secure the date. Easy as that.