My style is very much photographing what actually happens on your wedding day, I am very “hands off” and let weddings flow. What I mean by that is I won’t stop you walking up the aisle after the ceremony for a staged kiss, if it happens naturally i’ll get it and if you like for example the “girls” group shot at the morning prep then thats somethiing we will certainly do.
For me the most important thing is to get you amazing photos that you want but also make sure the day is about you and your family and friends and not posing for staged kissing photos all day!
From the mid 90’s my photography has always been more documentary with a some posed photos thrown into the mix but even then I preferred the more candid style of photography. If you looking for that “Hello” magazine style of photography then I definitely not the photographer for you. I like to take a step back during most of the day, this lets me see images most others miss, these are the details and images that are personal to you, genuine moments…not staged moments. If your photographer is up on the dance floor dancing away or standing right by your side all day then who captures that funny moment with “aunty liz” giving it her all on the dance floor!
The only time I am “hands on” is during the group formal photos where I need to call and arrange people in order from a list I’ll request from you before the wedding day and this is something we can chat over at our pre meeting.
Its about blending in and making people comfortable when your walking around with a camera, when people are comfortable and enjoying themselves it just makes better photos. I tend to travel lite when I am photographing or filming a wedding, I use a pair of the latest Sony A9 mkii cameras with their silent shutter to capture those moments you don’t notice on the wedding day, details that are personal to you.
Its your day … not mines … on your wedding day the service I provide you and how I work around you is second to none …I shoot mostly in a documentary style. I take portraits, group shots and capture all those details but most of the time I just let everyone get on with having a good time …
Occasionally I work with a second photographer if its a really big wedding or logistics requires it. Having one photographer is not a drawback I see it as your photographer being able to be more discreet.
One of the things I keep in mind during a wedding day is also to look at the wedding from the point of view of a guest, photographers or videographers standing around the Bride & Groom all day, they now become the focus of the wedding and not the couple. I always have an array of lenses long to short which means I never need to be close up to you to get that shot during the ceremony, its common sense really, your family and friends are there to see you not the back of my head!
Having been photographing semi professionally to professionally since the early 90’s I have built up rather alot of experince in pretty much all circumstances and types of weather Scotland can throw at you. This experience I use to make sure you have one of the best experiences on your wedding day…
Most of your wedding day is shot documentary style but I also like to do some creative shots of you both too but your wedding day is not a commercial photoshoot so I won’t have you away for hours. I take you away for 30 minutes and get you lots of stunning images which means you have more time to spend with family and friends. The last thing I’ll do is stand you there and just bark orders to you “look forward”,”look each other”,” now kiss”,” now look at me”,”now smile”
What is that all about , it’s just so unnatural.
As I also shoot wedding films and have witnessed the above I can truly say hand on heart my style is unique…you have to make it as easy and as fun for the couple as possible and with all my experience built up over 20 years I know how to make it an enjoyable experience for you both and capture you naturally when your both having fun and concentrating on each other and not waiting for the next order from thephotographer, its common sense it just makes better photos!
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