Wedding Photographer Glasgow & Argyll - Ian Arthur Weddings

Wedding Photography



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 wedding journey in the best way I can – through my pictures.

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Ian Arthur Wedding Photography
Ian Arthur 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…


Before I photograph a wedding, I will always try to meet you face to face or at least talk on the phone so we can chat about the photography and your day.


On the day of the wedding I will just photograph everything as it happens and when it happens, quickly and quietly, and not get in the way of the day.


I start editing your pictures within a few days of the wedding, and your individually edited pictures will be ready around two weeks after the wedding.

wedding photography by Ian Arthur

Who do you choose…?

Your wedding pictures are really important because once the day is over and all the cars, cakes and choirs have gone, one of the few tangible things you will have left are 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 massive 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 experience..?

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 wedding, and me to get on with capturing those natural moments.

The only time I get directly involved with the wedding day 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 and when they happen – which I’m sure you would agree is the best way to capture any kind of wedding.

My Style

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

If you are looking for a wedding photographer who makes you do cheesy poses or where no-one smiles – then that’s not me. It’s really not. I like to keep the photography as simple, elegant and as natural as I can because what may look cool and trendy today, may look dated tomorrow. And if you’re looking for a photographer who edits their pictures with funky colours or makes them look dark and moody – then that’s not me, either.

I believe in clarity and colour so I will individually edit each picture to look bright, natural and colourful – because I want your pictures to look just as good in 20 years time as they do today. And because I know that most couples like their pictures in black & white – so I will always ensure you have a complete set of monochrome pictures to compliment your wedding day memories.


I’ve been a professional photographer for over 30 years, and over these years I’ve photographed enough weddings to know that every couple, every venue and every wedding is different, and the experience I’ve gained over these years 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.

Intimate wedding day Moments captured by Glasgow Wedding Photographer Ian Arthur

& Experienced

Choosing your wedding photographer is going to be one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding – besides your partner, of course… I know that this choice is going to be difficult, so if you choose me to be your photographer I will fully appreciate the trust you will be placing in me to capture your day.

I also appreciate that the role I will play in your wedding requires much more than clicking a button on the camera, and for this I have a lifetime of experience being a wedding photographer and I bring this experience with me to each and every wedding, so whether you are having a big wedding, a small wedding, an intimate wedding or elopement wedding – I have more than enough experience for any kind of day.


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.



Big Wedings


 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
Wooden presentation box and USB for your wedding pictures

Some Questions & Answers

I’m sure you must have a zillion questions about my wedding photography, but there’s only so much space on a web page so I’ve listed the usual questions couples ask me. If you do have any more questions, however big or small, then just email, text or even give me a call.


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.

Ian Arthur Wedding Photography
Ian Arthur Wedding Photography


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Visit my BLOG to see some of my recent weddings in and around Glasgow, Argyll, Loch Lomond and central Scotland.

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