Wedding Photographer Glasgow, Argyll & Scotland

Wedding Photography

Glasgow, Argyll & Central Scotland

Soon its going to be your wedding day, and it’s going to be one of the most exciting and romantic days of your life. It’s also the start of a new journey for two people who are madly in love and however big or intimate your day is going to be, I would be thrilled to play a small part in your journey in the best way I can – through my wedding photography.

Photography for all sizes of weddings i Glasgow & Scotland
Wedding Photography in the most romantic of places
Elegant weddings in Glasgow & Scotland by Ian Arthur

My Style

My way of working is about capturing the day as it happen in a relaxed and natural way. Some photographers use complicated words for it, but I just call it wedding photography.

My Work

I want your wedding pictures to look just as good in twenty years time as they will today, which is why I like to keep the photography simple the pictures clear and colourful.

My Experience

I have been capturing weddings of all shapes and sizes for over 30 years, and with all this experience, I know where to be and what to do on any kind of wedding day.

Choosing your glasgow wedding photographer is important

So, who do you choose..?

Your wedding pictures are important because once the day is over and all the cars, cakes and choirs have gone, one of the few things you will have left is your wedding pictures, which are going to keep the memories alive for many years to come.

Your wedding is also unrepeatable, which is why choosing the right photographer is a big decision. So who do you choose..? Do you choose a friend, a local part-time photographer 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 experience..?

I have a lifetime of experience photographing weddings of all shapes and sizes and I bring this experience with me to each and every wedding, however big or small. If experience is what you’re looking for, then maybe you’ve found the right photographer.

My approach.

I firmly believe that the wedding day is all about YOU and not about the photographer, so my approach weddings is not let the photography get in the way of the day and I do this by standing back and capturing the day as it unfolds. I work quickly and quietly to let you to get on with enjoying the day, and me to get on with capturing those natural moments.

The only time I get directly involved with the wedding is for the family groups and the couples portraits, with the groups taken in a traditional way and the couple’s portraits taken with a more natural and elegant approach. For the rest of the day I just photograph things as they happen – which I’m sure you would agree is the best way to capture any kind of wedding. 

Choosing your glasgow wedding photographer is important

My Style…

I’ve been a wedding photographer long enough to not get distracted by fads or fashion. This is why I work in my own way, and although some photographers use long words to describe what they do, I don’t – just call it wedding photography.

If you are looking for someone who takes pictures where no-one smiles, or who does cheesy poses, then that’s not me. It’s really not. I like to keep the photography simple, elegant and as natural as I can because what may look cool and trendy today, may look dated tomorrow.

And when it comes to editing your pictures, I believe in the honesty of clarity and colour.  I will edit them to look bright, natural and colourful – because I want your pictures to look just as good in 20 years time as they do today.

Professional & Experienced

Over the past 30 years I’ve photographed enough weddings to know that every wedding is different, and this is why my experience gives me the ability to think on my feet, especially when things don’t go entirely to plan. Whether it’s the weather, the cars, the venue or one of the many other things that could get in the way of the day, I’m always ready for next picture.

And, being the nice guy that I am, I’ve also helped bride’s with their veil’s, groom’s with their tie’s, flower girls with their shoes and even got a wee bit misty eyed with a few of the Mum’s during some of the speeches – because that’s what wedding photographers do.

Professional & Experienced wedding photographer Glasgow & Scotand
Elaine & brian's Wedding in Glasgow

Elaine & Brian

So happy we found Ian and chose him to take our wedding photographs. A very small intimate, relaxed and casual day made perfect with the addition of beautiful photographs. Can’t describe how thrilled we are with them.

Sloans, Glasgow

Monika & Laszlo's Wedding in Glasgow

Monika & Laszlo

We would recommend Ian to anyone looking for a professional, talented and easy-to-work with photographer. He was on time, smartly dressed and made us all feel at ease. Our pictures are to die for and we received many compliments from our friends and family. Everything we received is high-quality and was sent to us within 2 weeks from the wedding day, just as promised. Choosing a photographer was not an easy task, but we couldn’t have chosen any better. Thank you Ian for everlasting memories.

Glasgow City Hall & Loch Lomond

Eilid and Kyle's wedding in Ayrshire

Eilidh & Kyle

Ian was absolutely fantastic! He was so charming and personable, and the guests loved him as well! We are so incredibly happy with his photographs and so excited that he was willing to take us on. Fantastic..!

The Waterside, Androssan

Wedding Photography Pricing

I have three levels of pricing, which is based on the size of your wedding. The prices are just starting points and if you want to know more about my availability or my prices, then visit my contact page and send me a message, and if I’m available and send you my price-list for your kind of day.

Each portfolio include the photography, all your individually edited pictures as high and low resolution files in colour and monochrome, a HD slideshow plus an online gallery for sharing and purchasing prints.

Micro Weddings


For those intimate ceremonies with a handful of guests


Includes photography, editing, online gallery and digital files in colour & mono on a personalised USB drive.




Small Weddings


For those smaller weddings with more guests and all the trimmings.


Includes photography, editing, online gallery and digital files in colour & mono on a personalised USB drive.





Large Weddings


For those big weddings with lots of guests and lots going on.


Includes photography, editing, online gallery and digital files in colour & mono on a personalised USB drive.




Wooden presentation box and USB for your wedding pictures
Bespoke Wedding Albums



Because this is my full-time job, the day after your wedding I transfer all the pictures onto my system to make sure they’re safe and I generally start editing them a few days after your wedding. Once I’ve sorted the pictures I start editing the ‘keepers’ which usuall takes me a day or two. I always edit my pictures so they are clear and colourful. I don’t do ‘dark and dreary’ – but if that’s what you want, then there are lots of other photographers who do that kind of editing – but because I want your pictures to look just as good in 20 years time as they do today I dont dabble i the ‘dark and dreary’ stye of editing.

After the initial edit I put them aside and re-visit them a few days later just to double check my choices and my editing then once I am happy with the pictures I will make a HD slideshow and then get everything ready for delivery. I usually say it will take upto three weeks before I deliver them, but it could be as little as two weeks. It just depends on the time of the year and how may weddings I have open.


First and foremost – I’m a realist, and unlike some photographers, I don’t use long words to describe what I do as being art. Its not. Its wedding photography so I photograph things in my own way, capturing moments as and when they happen. The only time I get involved with the day is when its time for the family groups and the couple’s portraits – and for the portraits I always photograph in a style which is simple, elegant, quick and without a lot of fussing or faffing about. Just look at the pictures on my website, and you’ll see what I do.


Did you know that it takes 26 muscles to smile and 62 to frown…? Its up to you whether you want to smile, but seeing that it takes less effort to smile, then why not – after all – its your wedding day…!


I concentrate mainly around the central belt of Scotland, including Loch Lomond, Glasgow and Argyll area, but I also photoraph weddings in Ayrshire and in the Highlands. I’m more than happy to go further, but this will cost extra…


I’ve been a full time photographer for over 30 years and during that time I’ve worked in all kinds of photography, and at one time I even even managed photographers and taught photography. I am still a full-time and self-employed photographer and while most wedding occur at weekends, I still have to fill my days so I also shoot commercial photography. This keeps my busy, as well as helping to keep a roof over my head and keeping the tax-man happy.


Definitely. I never leave home without it.


Yes. My albums are made right here in Scotland and are of the highest quality. As well as superior materials, I also design each and every album around your day so that  no two albums are the same.


No, because I always offer alternatives. You can choose a straight USB package or you can can choose to include, prints, a storybook or an album with your portfolio, or if you want to include something weeks, months or years after your wedding, then I have a special shopping cart on my website where you can buy prints, storybooks or albums.

What happens next…?

Step 1: Send me a message and if I’m available I’ll send you my prices for the kind of day you are having. If you do send an email, dont forget to tell me when, where and how many guests will be at the ceremony.

Step 2: We can arrange to chat on the phone or meet totalk about your day. There’s no obligation to book and I’ll leave it up to you to let me know if you want to take the next step.

Step 3: If you’d like me to be your photographer then I’ll email my booking form to start the booking process. Its all easy and doesnt take too long, and then once the booking form is complete and you’ve paid a retainer fee – you’re booked…!

A few more pages to visit...

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