Ian Arthur Wedding & Portrait Photography
Creative & Experienced Photographer
Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Argyll & Scotland
Soon its going to be your wedding day - one of the happiest days of your life - and as a lasting reminder of this special day you will need someone to capture your day and provide you with timeless pictures to ensure those future memories. Experienced and creative, I am a wedding photographer in Glasgow and I photograph weddings both large and small, capturing those wedding day moments as they happen and when they happen, and telling wedding stories through my picture taking. Your wedding is going to be the start of a new journey, and I would like to share a small part of this journey with you in the best way I can – through my wedding photography.
You're having a big wedding day, with lots of people and lots of things going on. And with all the planning you've done, its only natural that you want lots of pictures as well - pictures that record every moment of your day. Big weddings are wonderful, and from the preparations to the first dances in the evening I love every moment. However big your wedding is going to be, I would be more than happy to capture your wedding day and capture those unrepeatable moments.
You are getting married and have decided to have fewer guests at your day. Sometimes nice things come in smaller packages...! So even though you are having a smaller wedding day, why not have some special pictures to complement and remember this special day...? I love these kind of days and the joy they bring, and with fewer guests this give me the time and space to document your day, capturing the formal as well as the more candid and moments that unfold during the day.
Are you having an intimate or elopement wedding...? Maybe just a few guests, or even just the two of you...? If you are, then having someone to capture your day is really important. Besides having something to remember your day, its also something to show your family and friends when you return and break the news. And as a full-time photographer I am available seven days a week to capture your day and those memories.
If you are planning a same sex wedding and are a bit nervous about choosing a photographer, then don't worry because I have the experience of knowing what to expect during a pink wedding day. Whether its a large or small wedding, or just the two of you, having someone who is genuinely GLBT friendly to document your day will give you one less thing to worry about - as well as some great pictures to prolong your memories.
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THE NICE THINGS CLIENTS SAID
We wanted to say a massive thank you for our storybook and everything else too. The book is absolutely gorgeous, I am in love with it! Now that the wedding is just a memory we couldn’t be happier with the photographs we have which we can cherish forever and remember our day. Everyone agrees your enthusiasm and dedication on the day made you the perfect photographer and what we have received is incredible value for money. We honestly can’t thank you enough for your hard work and commitment to making our wedding special, it is so appreciated.Laura and Liam
All our family and friends commented on how friendly and professional you were and also how relaxed you made everyone feel during the whole wedding day. Thank you for making our day so memorable and giving us such amazing photographs. Thank you so much…!Laura and Alan
The images you captured on the day are simply stunning and the friendly way you dealt with everyone was great. You were unbelievably patient as we revised and revised again the proof of the wedding album so we could get it just as we wanted it – and the Storybook is perfect.Gillian and John
On the day you were unobtrusive but captured the whole story of the day. All our guests commented on your friendly energetic approach but said they didn’t feel bored by long sessions as they have at other weddings. Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding day memories.Kirsten and Colin
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Natascha and Florian are from Austria. They visit Scotland quite frequently for the walking, the scenery and of course, the whiskey… Actually, they visit because they like Scotland. And why not..! When they decided to get married they could have had their wedding in Austria with all the scenery of the Sound of Music, but … Read More
Louise and Luca's Wedding in Glasgow Louise and Luca met at work. Louise is from Glasgow and Luca is from Italy, and they work in Switzerland – and its hard not to understand why Louise fell in Love with Luca – with his good looks and Italian charm. They decided to get married in Glasgow … Read More
Tracey and Tony lead busy lives, but not busy enough to find the time to meet, fall madly in love and then plan a massive wedding in Scotland. Tony is from Scotland originally, and although they live sown south, they venture back to Scotland quite frequently because Tracey loves coming to Scotland for the scenery, … Read More
Emily and Allan have large families and a large love for each other, and what better way to get married than to have a large wedding day. Emily is a perfectionist and likes everything ‘just so’. Between you and me, I think she’s been planning this wedding for ever…! Emily had meticulously planned everything, from … Read More
Shona and Jamie were married at the House for an Art Lover in Glasgow. From Scotland originally, they live in Northumberland now but travelled home to spend an intimate day with their families. Shona made her preparations at the Blytheswood Hotel in Glasgow, and rather than choosing something conventional, Shona decided upon a brown dress … Read More
A wonderfully Sunny Wedding at Loch Lomond Melanie and Paul are from Dublin, and of all the places to get married in Dublin, Ireland or the rest of the world, they chose to have their special day in Scotland and hold their ceremony against the sun-kissed shores of Loch Lomond. From chatting to Melanie, I … Read More
Sunshine and Smiles at Dalnair Lodge Laura and Darren are from the Shetlands and wanted their day somewhere special, so they chose Dalnair. Located in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Dalnair Lodge is a Scots baronial gatehouse and the perfect venue for small and intimate weddings. Dalnair a unique venue, and was perfect place … Read More
Love on the Loch at Loch Lomond Waterfront Laura and Liam wanted to get married somewhere special. Close to their hearts and close to their love, and they chose Loch Lomond which is where Liam proposed to Laura. It was only a small and intimate wedding, but it was a big day for their families … Read More
A day of sunshine and smiles at St Joseph's and Glazers House Stacey and Gavin were certainly blessed on this day. Blessed at their wedding service and blessed by the weather, it was certainly a beautiful day. Gavin arrived at St Joseph’s in Cumbernauld looking ultra smart in his King Edward style suit with silk waistcoat … Read More
A Wedding Day in the Highlands Lynsey and Mike met at Uni. Their love persisted and they decided to name the day. They wanted their day to be different though, and as outdoor people they wanted to get married outdoors, and somewhere which is very important to Lynsey and Mike. The preparations took place at … Read More
Love on the Loch… Stephanie and Steven met and fell in love, with each other, and also with the idea of getting married at Loch Lomond. And they did..! Stephanie made her preparations in one of the lodges at Cameron House, which was a hive of activity all morning. The next part of the master-plan was … Read More
In a land far, far away…. travelling to the Isles of Lewis meant a drive, a ferry, then another drive – but it was worth it, because I’ve never been to Lewis before. The days before Joanne and Paul’s wedding was really wet, but on the day itself it was a wonderfully sunny day. Paul … Read More
Emma is a doctor and Stuart an academic. Both very amazing people, and the nicest people to meet. I met them for Coffee a Cameron House last year, and I liked them straight away. They wanted a traditional wedding, but without much fuss, so they decided on a service at Bourock Parish Church … Read More
An Ayrshire Wedding Day with Emma and Joe Emma and Joseph are young, and so much in love, and they wanted their day to be perfect in every way – and it was. They are both from Glasgow and decided to have their ceremony at Glasgow’s St Andrew’s Cathedral. Its a beautiful Cathedral, full of … Read More
Kirsty and Kevin are from Berwick upon Tweed, and as beautiful as it is around Berwick, they wanted to get married at Loch Lomond. They chose to get married at the Loch Lomond Waterfront, which is on the south west shore near Drymen. Set in the wonderful countryside of Stirlingshire, these beautiful lodges have the … Read More
Alastair is from Scotland and Tim from the USA. They met whilst they were studying at Glasgow University, and even though they went on to carve their successful own careers, they fell in love and remained in love. So where better to get married than in Glasgow, where they met and started their relationship. Deciding … Read More
Amanda and Steven wanted something special for their wedding day, so with family links to Glasgow, they travelled from Nottingham to have their weeding day at the House for an Art Lover in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park. With striking red hair and summer flowers, Amanda looked superb in her cream lace dress, with Steven every bit … Read More
Claire is from Hertfordshire and Keiran from Scotland, and they met whilst they were working in Australia. To cut a long story short – they were married at the Cameron House on the banks of Loch Lomond. They were accompanied by lots of Claire’s family from all over the UK, and by Keiran’s family from … Read More
Claire and Neil are from the northern city of Aberdeen, and although they’ve been together quite a while they decided to make their lives complete – by getting married at Cameron House on the banks of Loch Lomond. Beautiful surroundings, the local sea-plane and Ben Lomond made their day complete. Someone once said “The most beautiful … Read More
Danielle and Sam met at Uni while studying medicine. And although the studies have finished, their love grew. And with a keen interest in photography, they made a pretty picture on their wedding day at the the unusual and beautiful House for an Art Lover in Glasgow. With friends and family travelling far and wide, it … Read More
Donna and David were married at Marr Hall, near Bishopton on the outskirts of Glasgow. Marr Hall a beautiful venue, overlooking the Clyde estuary and surrounded by peace and tranquility. The hall is full of character, so it was only fitting that Donna and David chose Marr Hall to get married, as like Marr Hall, Donna and … Read More
Gillian is from Scotland and John is from South Wales, and they met completely by chance. Right from the start they hit it off, so it was only natural that one day the would walk down the aisle. They were married at the Duck Bay Marina, which is located at Loch Lomond in the county … Read More
Lucy and Liam are from Kent. They really wanted to do something special for their wedding, plus something small and intimate – so they decided to have their wedding at Stuckgowan House. This beautiful house is located about half-way along Loch Lomond near Tarbet – and its the perfect venue for those smaller days. Accompanied … Read More
Innes and Martin are from Austria. Innes is an stewardess and Martin a pilot and they met at work – love at 30,000 feet, no less… They wanted a small intimate wedding, and of all the places they’ve flown to they decided to get married at one of their favourite locations – Scotland – so … Read More
Jacqueline and John were married at Garfield House, just outside Glasgow. It was a bright and sunny day, which was great because it matched jacqueline’s personality – who never stopped laughing or smiling all day. Jacqueline and John have ben a couple for a few years, but finally decided to make things more permanent with … Read More
Jenn is from America and Iain from Scotland. They met at Uni, fell head over heels in love, and just couldn’t wait to get married. They decided to spend their weekend at the beautiful Mount Stuart, which is a Victorian Country House on the Isles of Bute. With its own church, halls, and guest rooms, … Read More
Julie is from New Zealand and Alasdair from Scotland. They live in Devon but decided to have their Scottish wedding at Cameron House – on the banks of Loch Lomond – because its Alasdair’s home, and the Scottish scenery reminds Julie of New Zealand. With family and friends from around the world they had a … Read More
Knockderry House is located at Cove, on the Rosneath Peninsula and overlooking the Clyde Estuary, and is another of the jewels in the crown of Argyll. Lisa and Jon came all the way from Aberdeen with their family and friends to enjoy the the beautiful surroundings and comfort of Knockderry House, and to get married … Read More
Lisa and Peter travelled from the North West to enjoy the ambience, scenery and comfort of Argyll’s jewel in the crown – the Knockderry House Hotel. And what a handsome couple. Lisa loves the colour purple. She also loves 80’s music – maybe Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ had something to do with it – so continuing … Read More
Mandy and Adam are from the USA, from Columbus in Ohio to be precise. They fell in love, and to make their love complete they decided to get married in Scotland, ancestral home and the prefect place for a getaway wedding. They didn’t count on bring about 40 of their family and friends with them … Read More
Shelley and Charlie are from Cumbria and wanted go get married in Scotland, as they holiday up here and love the scenery. They also wanted to get married somewhere with spectacular views, and as they were getting married in December wanted somewhere which was warm and comfortable – so they chose Cameron House. With views across Loch … Read More
Loch Goil is in Argyll, and is one of those venues that is truly unique – The Lodge on Loch Goil. Built as a 19th century hunting lodge, today the Lodge plays host to weddings and ceremonies in the most beautiful surroundings. You can get married in the main house, or you can get married … Read More
Victoria and Lee are from Rugby, but Victoria grew up in Scotland and still has lots of family links here. They also holiday in Scotland, and with these indelible links they decided to get married in the place they love the best – Scotland. They wanted something small and intimate, and where better but Knockderry … Read More
Zoie and Thomas had their wedding in the small town of Arrochar overlooking the mysterious Loch Long, in the beautiful county of Argyll. And with just a few of their family and friends to join them they decided to have a small wedding at the Village Inn, one of the oldest buildings in Arrochar. Unfortunately … Read More
Gemma and Steven are from Scotland, but met when they started working in Australia. They still live and work in Australia, and they made the decision to get married back at home and at Cameron House, situated on Loch Lomond and overlooked by Ben Lomond. Getting the wedding dress from Australia was a logistical nightmare, but … Read More
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I am also a portrait photographer. I photograph people - singles, couples, groups, families, special occasions or even your horse. Pictures are not just about the here and now, they are also timeless reminders of you, the occasion and your moment in time. Everyone's got a camera phone, and sometimes these pictures are really nice to have, but sometimes you need something a little bit special. So why not have your portrait taken by someone who loves to take portraits of people?
I've been photographing people for over 30 years, so I know people. I also know when they are nervous about their pictures taken as I'm like that too - which is why I try to make my picture taking as relaxed as possible to get the best out of you.
Using Natural Light
I don’t use a studio for portraits as I prefer to work outdoors at Loch Lomond or in Glasgow. This make great locations for portrait photography, plus I use natural light for my portraits as I believe this offers the best opportunity to capture the mood of the occasion..
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