The Journey

Let me tell you a story….



I’m on of those rare breeds of photographer in that I’m a full-time photographer. It’s all I’ve ever done and all I’ll ever do so call me stubborn, but I like what I do. I live near Helensburgh and Loch Lomond and have a dog called Sam, who takes me out for a walk every day to keep me fit for my next wedding. I love music from a bygone age, where the music was loud and the clothes even louder, I’m an avid reader and get lost in a good book, drink too much tea and I’m addicted to Haribo – supermix, and not your starmix rubbish…

So, where did it all start…? Well, 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” – it slowly lures you and then once it has you, it just doesn’t let you go.

When I was younger – much, much younger – my job in marine engineering took me travelling and I started taking pictures every country I visited. After a few years I started to get serious about it, and thinking that being a photographer could be much more fun that engineering I decided to become a photographer. After a year in a classroom I became a fully qualified photographer in 1983, and I qualified as an Associate in the British Institute of Professional Photography in 1987 – achievements which I am still massively proud of today.

I photographed my first wedding in 1987. It was a scary experience as it was raining and I was also shooting on film – which in those days was 60 frames on five rolls of film. Surprisingly, the couple loved their pictures 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 photographers and teaching photography, 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.

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Over the years I have photographed hundreds of weddings. Large weddings, small weddings and those intimate or elopement weddings with just two people in love. Find out a little more about what I do and where my photography could fit into your day...



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Ian Arthur Wedding Photography

There lots of Wedding Photographers in Glasgow to choose from, but if you are looking for one with experience and who captures weddings in a relaxed and elegant way, then you have come to the right place...!