Ian Arthur

About me

I left school in 1975 with little more than a mind full of dreams and a head full of hair. In those days of Ziggy Stardust, platform shoes, and ridiculously flared trousers I just couldn’t imagine that one day I would be a professional photographer, but photography is a bit like that “crazy little thing called love” as it slowly lures you and then once it has you, it just doesn’t let you go.

An early career in marine engineering took me travelling the world on ships, but then I started taking pictures every country I visited whci set off this fascination with taking pictures and always trying to take better pictures. After a few years I started to think that being a photographer could be more fun than engineering, so in 1983 I went to a college to learn to be a photographer.  I became a fully qualified photographer in 1994 and then in 1987 I also qualified as an Associate in the British Institute of Professional Photography, achievements which I am still massively proud of today.

I photographed my first wedding in October 1987, which was scary because it was raining and I was also shooting on film – which in those days was 60 pictures on five rolls of film. Surprisingly, the couple loved their pictures and so did I – and from that moment on I knew I was always going to photograph weddings in one way or another. Since then I’ve worked in all aspects of professional photography, even managing and teaching photographers, and after all these years of photographing just about everything I am still a full-time photographer – who is lucky enough to visit the nicest of places and photograph the loveliest of people.

Some other stuff…

When did I become a photographer..?

I just wanted to be able to create pictures.

Where was my first real job?

I started off stacking shelves at the Co-op…

Daily morning routine?

Tea, walk the dog, more tea then start my photography.

What's my greatest accomplishment?

Oh, that’s easy..! My Daughter and three Son’s…

What kind of music do you like..?

I like anything and everything, as long as its loud…

Fave place you ever visited?

I’ve visited many places, but Stockholm is one of my favourite cities.

Take a look around

Visit my other pages to find out more...

Creative, elegant and candid moments caught on camera by Ian Arthur Wedding Photography


My weddings page will give you a better idea of how my style of photography could fit into your wedding day.

Photography for small pink weddings in Glasgow by Ian Arthur


I have been offering GLBT friendly wedding photography for gay and lesbian couples for over ten years. Find out more...

Portrait Photography and engagement photography by Ian Arthur


Whether it's for singles, couples, families or special occasions, I can be there to capture your moment in time. 

A few more things to see and read

Some of my pictures, albums and the nice things people have said...