Ian Arthur Wedding Photography
Ian Arthur is a wedding photographer, providing bespoke and relaxed wedding photography in Glasgow, Argyll, Loch Lomond & across Scotland
I am a full-time wedding photographer and I photograph weddings and ceremonies of all shapes and sizes across Scotland. Your wedding is a small story and the best way to tell any story is with pictures, which is why you need a certain kind of photographer to capture your day – someone who can tell your story through their picture taking.
Your wedding day is going to be the start of an incredible journey, and I would like to share a small part of this journey with you in the best way I can – through my photography.
ABOUT IAN ARTHUR
I left school in 1975 with little more than a head full of dreams. In those days of glam rock, Ziggy Stardust, platform shoes and 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.
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. 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 here as a full-time photographer – who is lucky enough to visit the nicest of places and photograph the loveliest of people.
Its a great job, so what more could I ask for…?
MY STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
My style of photography is based on watching rather than organising, so I photograph things as they happen. The only time I get involved is during the groups and portraits, but for the rest of the time its just me capturing the day – quickly and quietly – so my philosophy is simple: I want to photograph your day without a lot of fuss, and provide you with time lasting pictures.
Just the way it should be.
I like clear and colourful pictures, so if you are looking for a photographer who edits your pictures with all kinds of weird and wooly colours, then I’m not for you. And if you are looking for an artist rather than a photographer, then I’m definitely not the right photographer for you. I’m really not, but if you are looking for a someone who cares about their picture taking, has a lifetime of experience and who takes pictures as the day unfolds instead of taking lots of contrived pictures…. then maybe you’ve found the right photographer.
I’m not going to write lots of endless words about what I do as I’ve written more than enough already. All I can do is let my pictures speak for themselves and hopefully they’ll say more than words ever could.
SAME SEX WEDDINGS
Everyone who lives on this planet has the right to love, and to be loved in return. In Scotland its something we can be very open and honest about, especially when two people want to spend the rest of their lives together.
For ten years I have been offering a genuinely GLBT friendly service for same-sex ceremonies both large and small, so if you are planning a pink wedding, don’t be shy about considering professional pictures of your day.To find out where my photography could fit in with your day, visit my pink wedding page.
WHAT KIND OF DAY ARE YOU HAVING…?
Tracey and Ben have been together for a while and planned to get married when the time was right. They also wanted to get their wedding day 'just right' so a fair bit of planning went into their day at the Lodge on the Loch. Ben's father was the best Man, and both...
David and Krystie came a long way to get married in Glasgow. David is from Glasgow and when he left the RAF decided to emigrate to Australia, and after a while started dating Krystie - and then fell head over heels in love with her and asked for her hand in...
Nicola and Fraser had a wonderful wedding on the Isles of Islay. They met at University, and I think it was one of these slow romances that suddenly starts to grow and grow then before you know it - you're planning a wedding. They both live and work in Aberdeen, but...
Emma and Donald met in Northern Ireland through work. Emma is from Northern Ireland and Donald is from Scotland, and because Donald has a huge family they decided to get married in Ayr at the Western House Hotel Hotel. Emma looked stunning in her white wedding...
Kerry met Craig through work. Craig is a chef and she fell for more than his Penne a la Biata. After being together for several years they decided to name the date and were married in Glasgow. They had their ceremony at the Central Chambers in Glasgow's City Hall,...
Emily and Stuart's wedding at the House for an Art Lover was full of colour and smiles. Emily is a scientist, and Stuart works within the science industry. They live in Cambridge, and that's where they met, fell in love and decided to share the rest of their lives...