Jenna & Paul
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!
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 some creative posed photos too 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.
You’ve probably read with other photographers “I’ll be your new best friend and I’ll be on the dance floor dancing with you and your friends” etc. Well that’s fine but If your photographer is up on the dance floor dancing away or standing right by your side all through the wedding day then who captures all the funny or candid moments that’s happening elsewhere or the genuine moments that happen through the day between you both and your family and guests.
“I don’t want you to be reacting to me all day, I want to capture genuine moments and emotions between both of you reacting to each other …”
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 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.
“It’s 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 day I just let everyone get on with having a good time…”
Jane & James
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 and very professional
Occasionally I work with a second photographer if it’s a really big wedding or logistics requires it. If you have 100 plus guests , while I would be away photographing the formal groups and the Bride & Groom the 2nd photographer would be with your guests. You would also have options on different angles during the ceremony and for morning prep but having one photographer is not a drawback I see it as your photographer being able to be more discreet.
So 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, for family and guests watching they now become the focus of the wedding and not the couple. Family & your guests are there to see you both , not the back of the photographer all day. So 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.
“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.
“When I take a photo you take the obvious photo but I always look for that photo behind the obvious photo…”
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 the photographer, its common sense it just makes better photos…
If you want to have a chat about your wedding day then don’t hesitate to get in touch…
Louise & Neil
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.