Ok buckle up…a little about me…
I am Iain and I am a wedding photographer based in the West Coast of Scotland. I’ve been taking pictures since the early 80’s when I picked up my first film camera, a Nikon FG-20 and my dark room equipment and needless to say I had’nt a clue what I was doing but I was hooked!
I currently live in Wemyss Bay with my partner Jeanette and our new cat Rosco. I am a bit of a Star Wars geek which stems from seeing the original movie 5 times when it first came out…again I was hooked.
When I am not photographing weddings my other passion is hiking or “munro bagging” you can se some of my adventures in the photos, I usually take the drone and spend time taking photos up there, its where I go to recharge the batteries and its also a great way to keep you fit too.
In my early photo career I mainly photographed Triathlon/ Multi and Adventure Sports,
From Common Wealth Games to various Triathlon World and European championships all for a varied number of lifestyle & sports magazines.
Apart from chasing athletes up and down Ben Nevis and in and out of lochs, I manage a number of magazine covers which I am quite proud of and commissions from commercial Sports Agencies and Brands like Specialized Bikes, Saucony and Lucazade Sports to name a few.
For over 20 years I did the photography for the governing body of Triathlon in Scotland and for time British Triathlon too.
I started photographing my first weddings in the mid 90’s with my very first being for friends where I struck it lucky as it was at the fabulous Culzean Castle and year on year my wedding commissions have been growing.
My photography since I started photographing weddings has always been more documentary with a few posed photos thrown into the mix but even then I prefered the more candid style of photography.
I was pretty much semi professional but my long term goal was to turn fully professional. So in 10th July 2010 I made the jump and left my 25 year job with IBM to turn a passion into a full time living. Probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.
Fast forward to today and I have been lucky enough to be photographing around 4 weddings a month each year, with 90% of them being Bridal referrals which is fantastic and the best recommendation. So I started phasing out all my other active lifestyle commitments to concentrate fully on my weddings business.
So that’s me , I am very easy going, love the outdoors lifestyle, like a good laugh but take my profession seriously and I am pretty lucky to actually love and enjoy my full time job which I think shows in my work and the service I provide and how I work on your wedding day is second to none.
If you want to have a chat about your wedding day then don’t hesitate to get in touch…
We got married on 5th of June 2021. We cannot fault anything about Iain’s services. He captured our day perfectly. He let us mingle with guests and pulled us away briefly to get the shots and looking back at the images I hadn’t even realised he was there to capture the small moments which really mean so much. We are going to be spoiled for choice. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Altskeith Country House
Just a little note to say thank you for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. The photos are gorgeous - we love them! You caught so many moments when we didn’t even release you were there! Thank you for being so accommodating with the postponing and uncertainty too, your the best !
Iain, those photos are incredible! Amazing night shots, the lighting is superb. I wanted to thank you again from Paula and I as you helped make our day special. We couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. You have an incredible eye. Thank you so much for making us feel so at ease. You really made it special for us.
We were so lucky to have found Iain to photograph our wedding. On the day he was fantastic and he captured such natural shots of everyone. Everybody commented on how great he was. We can’t thank him enough for all his hard work throughout the day, I would highly recommend Iain, not only did he make our big day special he was also a great laugh and so easy to get on with
Iain is the best in the business and we can not thank him enough for the gorgeous photos which we received of our wedding day. Every element of our wedding was captured and we have some beautiful photographs to treasure. If you are thinking about booking please do not look any further I guarantee you will not be disappointed
The Waterside Hotel
Thank you so much for these excellent photos! They are absolutely brilliant! Cannot believe it has been a week already. what a day it was for us and we are so grateful for all the work and help you provided on the day!A massive thank you to you for still accommodating us and our wedding this year , especially with everything going on at the moment. Many thanks.
Iain came highly recommended by our friends and wow are we glad we listened to them! We are absolutely delighted with our photographs and also the experience of having Iain there on our wedding day was an absolute pleasure. We would highly, highly recommend Iain to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Iain was a recommendation to me from 5 other previous brides which speaks volumes. We received our photographs within a week of the wedding day and they blew us away. Iain captured every little detail, moment and emotion of our day, his candid style is amazing and it's given us very special memories of our big day and our loved ones. He is also a genuinely lovely guy, very professional
Durn House Port Soy
We asked Iain to be our wedding photographer and it was one of the best decisions we made regarding our big day! We cannot put into words how relaxed and comfortable Iain made us feel – the whole experience was great fun and for most of the day you didn’t notice Iain snapping away in the background! They are stunning – thank you so much, you’ve done an amazing job of capturing the day for us! We’re over the moon – thank you for only adding to our big day!
Toftcombs Mansion House
From the first time we met he was absolutely lovely, and completely understood what we were looking for from our wedding photos. We did a pre wedding shoot a few months before which we took my stepson along too and he loved Iain also! Well we were not disappointed! So many wonderful memories of a fantastic day and we genuinely can’t recommend him enough. Thanks again Iain! Xx