Wedding Photographers Glasgow Argyll Scotland

Glasgow & Argyll

Wedding Photographer

 

Ian Arthur Wedding Photography

 

My name is Ian Arthur and I am full-time and professional wedding photographer. I offer a natural & elegant style of wedding photography for small & large weddings in Glasgow – including Loch Lomond, Argyll, Ayrshire and central Scotland. I have decades of experience, and I bring my skills to each and every wedding, and always with a smile.

Micro Weddings

Mid-week micro weddings are my speciality, and whether its an elopement wedding with just two people in love, or an intimate wedding with just a few of your closest to help you along, I would love to help you on your journey.  

Small Weddings

You’ve got the dress, the cars and maybe the church, but with fewer guests than a big wedding. I can provide creative and uncomplicated wedding coverage for a few hours or from start to finish for your wedding day photography.

Large Weddings

Elegant wedding photography in Scotland for those massive wedding days with lots going on and lots of guests. Creative and uncomplicated coverage from the start to finish with professional and  time-lasting wedding photography.

Hello

& Welcome

Thank you for finding me. If you are looking for elegant, colourful and experienced wedding photography – then you’ve found the right place. I photograph weddings across central Scotland, and I have the experience to work with any kind or size of wedding. I also like to do things quietly and without a lot of fuss, so if that floats your boat, rings a few bells or presses a few buttons – then read on…

Creative & Experienced Wedding Photography by Ian Arthur
Creative & Experienced Wedding Photography by Ian Arthur
Elegant Photography for weddings in Glasgow & Argyll

It started with a dream…

No, I don’t mean the ‘Hot Chocolate’ song, I mean your wedding… So, when did you start thinking about your wedding? I’m sure that the girls start doing it long before the boys, but there comes a time when everyone starts to wonder who they will marry, where they’ll get married or what their wedding will be like. Then one day two people meet, they click, they fall in love – and before long they are planning a wedding and googling things like “wedding photographers near me” – as well as looking at sites for dresses, cars, pipers, bands and so on and so on. It’s a natural thing to do, so please don’t fight it because it’s not every day that you get to plan a wedding. So there’s the thing: you want to get married and you will get married – so for the moment just go with the flow and enjoy the experience…

Weddings - it started with a dream
What is a wedding day

So, what is a wedding…?

Okay, we all know that a wedding is two people, a venue, rings and a 1001 other things – usually little boxes tied with bows – but weddings are a lot more than that. A wedding is a day full of smiles, tears, laughter and a huge amount of joy for two people who are making a commitment to spend the rest of their lives together. More than anything, a wedding is all about celebration – the celebration of the love between two people – and as a wedding photographer, I really do feel honoured to be able to contribute towards this celebration and share in a couples day.

Pictures are Important…

Have you ever been told that your wedding pictures are important..? No..? I’m not just saying this because I am a photographer, but have you thought about why your pictures are so important? Well…. once the wedding is over and all the cars, cakes and choirs have gone, one of the few things you will have left – except a partner and your rings – are your wedding pictures. Your pictures will become your very own time machine and a gateway from the present into the past, and a way of remembering one of the most precious and romantic days of your life. This is why your pictures are important and why choosing your photographer is one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make while planning your wedding – besides your partner, of course…

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Which wedding photographer do you choose

So, who do you choose..?

Your wedding is unrepeatable. That’s a bold statement, isnt it…? Well your wedding is totally unrepeatable, which is why choosing the right photographer is such a big decision. So who do you choose to photograph your wedding..? Do you choose a friend, a local part-timer or someone who’s just starting out – together with the disappointment or worry that this could bring – or do you choose a full time professional with a lifetime of experience to capture your day..? Only you can make that call, so choose wisely…

Trust is a serious word…

Okay, I know this may sound a bit over the top, but I say this from the heart. TRUST is only a small word, but it means such much to me. Obviously, I’ll be trusting you to turn up on the day, but from my perspective I fully appreciate the trust that you’ll be placing in me to be there and to capture your day because I know just how much my pictures will mean to you for many years to come.

Trust is a serious wedding day word
wedding pictures - i love what i do

I love what I do…

Okay, you’ve read loads of bridal magazines, googled ‘wedding photographers Glasgow’ and then visited zillions of photographers websites – and I bet you didn’t realise were were so many weddings photographers. We all blend into one after a while don’t we, all saying the same things and going bla, bla, bla… But I’m real, I’m here, and I am a full-time and professional wedding photographer. I’ve been photographing weddings in Scotland for decades, and while lots of wedding photographers come and go – I’ve stuck with it. Why…?  Because I love what I do. I love the day, the people, the excitement and I love capturing the moments when two people become one. However large or small your wedding is going to be, and whether it’s going to be a wedding, a civil ceremony or a civil partnership, I just love the fact that I’ll be playing an integral part in your wedding journey.

Natural & Elegant Wedding Photography Glasgow & Argyll
WEDDING

PHOTOGRAPHY

You’ve got the ring, the date and maybe the wedding venue – and now you’re searching for a wedding photographer in Glasgow or wedding photography in Argyll. So, from the zillions of photographers you’ve found, who do you choose…? Well there’s lots of wedding photographers to choose from, with many of them promising you the world. Well I don’t promise you the world, but what I do promise you is my experience, my skill, my enthusiasm and most of all – some great photography. Your wedding day is the start of a new journey, and I would love to share a small part of this journey with you in the best way I can – through my wedding photography.

It’s my job to tell the story of your day through my pictures, and I do this by creating timeless, candid and elegant images.

GLBT friendly Photography for same-sex weddings in Glasgow & Argyll
GLBT Friendly

Pink Weddings

It’s always a pleasure to have the opportunity to photograph a gay marriage, so I offer a professional service to both brides and grooms to meet the needs of lesbian and gay couples when declaring their love for one another.

I’ve been photographing Same-sex Weddings in Glasgow and Scotland for over fifteen years with my GLBT friendly photography, so whether you’re planning to go out in style or maybe planning something a little more intimate, then I would love to photograph your day. Visit my Pink Wedding page to find out a little bit more…

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The images you captured at our wedding at the Duck Bay Marina 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 & John

We were married at the Corinthian Club in Glasgow and Ian was great from start to finish. We didn’t know what to expect really, but Ian was helpful before the day and on the day itself we didn’t see a great deal of him but we were amazed when we got the pictures as it seems he was everywhere. The pictures are just so perfect and we couldn’t wish for anything better. Thank you Ian.

Hamish & Mark

Ian is a fantastic photographer. Found him to be really easy going, lovely guy, a total professional and very reasonably priced too. We received our wedding album in recently and we couldn’t be happier with the photos he took on our wedding day the Waterside in Ayrshire. He captured everything perfectly. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer in Glasgow or Ayrshire.

Debbie & Mark

Ian is a true gent of a photographer. We were married at the Glasgow Register Office and then we went to the Bothy for the rest of the day. Ian’s pictures from the whole day were truly wonderful and besides capturing lots of candid moments, he also took some great shots of us in the West End. He even stopped the traffic while we posed for a picture. The pictures are just what we wanted and during the day Ian was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for the wonderful pictures, which we will treasure.

Beth & Doug

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PLANNING

Your Wedding

 

Are you planning a wedding in Glasgow, Argyll or Scotland..?

Then here are a few of my top tips for your wedding day planning.

5 Top Wedding Tips for Couples

5 Top Wedding Tips for Couples

1. On the morning of your wedding, you can’t do any more than you've already done. Everything that you have worked on and planned has been done so now its time to relax and just go with the flow. Be a passenger...! Some things may go wrong but as long as YOU are...

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5 Top Wedding Tips for Groom’s

5 Top Wedding Tips for Groom’s

1. C’mon Guy’s, it’s all about the bride! From deciding the date to the last dance of the evening, your job is to ensure the bride is happy. That means supporting her decisions, fixing any problems that come up (ideally without her even knowing it's happened), and...

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5 Top Wedding Tips for Brides

5 Top Wedding Tips for Brides

1. Dry the bottom of the stems of your flowers off. They can make a lovely wet stain on your dress if still wet. 2. Take the stickers off the bottom of your shoes..! Hairspray will help if they are really sticky. This is the first thing I check for when I enter a room...

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Planning your Wedding Confetti

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Guests don’t often think of bringing confetti to weddings these days, so if you’d like to have pictures including confetti – the simple solution may be to provide some. The best confetti for photographs is usually the inexpensive simple kind, and fortunately the...

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Finding your Wedding Photographer

Finding your Wedding Photographer

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