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 kiss, if it happens 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.
This style I’ve been doing since the early 90’s, even then I leaned to the candid more documentary style of photography with a few posed shots thrown into the mix. By the way, posed photos should not be unconfortable or awkward espescially for the couple, with posed photos its how you go about them and how you interact with your Bride & Groom to make them comfortable that is the trick but as I say I do keep these down to a minimum during the day.
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.
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…
I photograph your wedding day in a particular style and if your thinking about a videographer for your wedding, I’ve worked with some amazingly talented and like minded people out there but as I say I am very hands off and over my many years of doing this I have worked with some that , well there is a definite clash of styles. We all want to do the best we can for our clients and we need to be like minded on how we go about it on the day.
What I am trying to say, in the industry theres differnt styles and approaches to how you photograph and film a wedding day and this is something we can chat over when we meet up but you reap the benefits if we have both the same styles of capturing your wedding day.
Thats why I love candid photography…people watching for those little funny and emotional moments, I want folk to remember you both so I like to stand off and let things unfold and capture moments naturally so I am not in peoples space.
Most of your wedding day is shot documentary style but I do like to do some creative informal portrait photos and we also do group formal photos but only if you want them but we can just keep everything to candid non portrait during the wedding day and thats something we can discuss prior to the wedding day but I won’t have you away for hours spending all your day getting photos taken , I take you away for 30 minutes and take lots of candids which means you have more time to spend with family and friends.
All my work is processed by my own hand, I don’t contract out my wedding photos to another company to process them this will usually take between 2-3 weeks. When you commission me…..you get me, all my own work and I individually process each and every one of your wedding photos to the finished images you see in your wedding gallery. For me its all part of the process of photographing a wedding which is actually one of the things I really enjoy doing.
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