Based in the coastal town of Helensburgh I photograph weddings both large and small in Glasgow, Argyll, Ayrshire, the Highlands and of course – Loch Lomond. I photograph the day as it happens, providing natural and elegant wedding photography across central Scotland.


Two of my strongest business values are that the best way of dealing with people is through honesty and integrity, and that wedding pictures should be clear and colourful.


My style is about 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 only aims are to capture the day in the best way that I can - through my photography and to make all my couples as happy as they can be with their pictures.

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

Soon it’s 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.

Your Wedding is Unrepeatable.

 I’ve been a photographer long enough to know that your wedding is unique to you so it’s my role at a wedding to tell the story of your day through my picture taking to make sure you can cherish and enjoy your wedding day for many years to come. Your wedding is also unrepeatable, because once the day is over and the cars, cakes and choirs have gone, one of the few things you will have left will be your wedding pictures – which is why its important to choose the right photographer for your day.

Who do you Choose..?

You’ve chosen your partner, the wedding date, the venue, the rings and probably the shoes, and you’ve also looked at zillions of wedding photographers so your next decision is about the photographer and who to choose? Do you choose a friend, a local part-timer or someone who’s just starting out to photograph your wedding – together with the disappointment or worry that this could bring – or do you choose a full time professional with a lifetime of experience..? It’s a big decision, and one that only you can make, but when it comes to wedding photography, I have a lifetime of experience and I bring this experience with me to each and every wedding – however big or small.

Time Lasting Pictures

Have you thought about the kind of photographer are you looking for…? Some wedding photographers are very traditional with their photography, while some are ‘alternative’ with their posing and photography and use funky colours during their editing process. What looks cool and trendy today may look dated next year and possibly ‘strange’ the following year so I prefer to work in my own way to create timeless and natural images.

I do this by keeping my photography relaxed and as simple as I can, with no fuss or drama. And when it comes to editing your pictures, I edit the pictures to look bright, natural and colourful – because I want your pictures to look just as good in 20 years time as they will do today. If you are looking for a photographer who wants to create alternative or daft poses, and who edits your pictures to look dark, moody and de-saturated, then I’m afraid that just isn’t me.

My Approach

My approach to wedding photography is that the day is all about YOU and not about me, so my approach is to keep things simple and not get in the way of the day. I do this is by standing back and capturing the day as it unfolds, working quickly and discreetly as possible to let YOU to get on with enjoying the day, and me to capture those natural wedding day moments. The only time I get involved directly is for the groups and the portraits. The groups taken in a more traditional style and the couples portraits taken in a more natural and elegant way. For the rest of the day I just photograph things as they happen – which I think is the best way to capture any kind of wedding.

Professional & Experienced

I’ve photographed enough weddings to appreciate that each day is different, and this 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 groom’s with their ties, brides with their veil’s, 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…

We had Ian as our photographer last summer and honestly couldn't have been happier! The photos all turned out way better than we had hoped for and he put us at ease throughout our big day. He was the perfect mix between having us laughing for group shots and disappearing into the crowd for natural shots, and excellent with the kids which was such an important thing for our wedding. Thanks Ian x

Karen & Mark

 Wedding Photography Pricing

After many years photographing weddings I’ve worked out that there are three types of weddings: intimate weddings with just a handfull of guests, small weddings with maybe a few dozen guests and then big weddings with lots of guests. As the weddings get bigger it means there is more time spent photographing your day, more pictures and lots more editing – so the cost gets bigger. This is why I have three starting points for my wedding photography.

These prices are just starting points and if you want to know more about my availability or my prices, then all you have to do is 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.

Albums are optional, but you can choose to include an album with your portfolio or simply order one several weeks or months after your wedding. I never delete your files, so that are always available to make an album. My Albums are made in Scotland using the highest quality printing and materials, and each album that I design is bespoke to you. 

The Intimate Wedding


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.




The Small Wedding


For those smaller weddings with all the trimmings…


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





The Big Wedding


For thos 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.







I don’t use long words to describe what I do. I just photograph things as and when they happen in my own way. The only time I get involved with the day is for the several family groups and then the couple’s portraits – and for the portraits I always photograph in a style which is simple, elegant and without a lot of posing or fuss.


I concentrate mainly around the Loch Lomond, Glasgow and Argyll area, but I also photoraph weddings in Ayrshire and in the Highlands.


I’ve been a full time photographer for over 30 years and I’ve worked in all kinds of photography, even managing and teaching photographers. These days I am a full-time self-employed photographer and wheras 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, my album pages are printed onto photographic paper which provides the best visual quality.


No. I always offer alternatives, either a straight USB package or a prints & USB package. You can choose to include an album with your portfolio right from the start, or if you want to buy one several weeks, months or years after your wedding, then I have a special shopping cart on my website where you can buy an album.


If you like what you see then send me a message using my contact form to tell me when and where you are getting married, and if I’m available I’ll send you my prices for the kind of day you are having. If you are still interested, then we can arrange to meet for a coffee. I always like to meet couples before we go any further as I can tell you more about what I do, plus its a way of getting to know each other a little better.

I believe that if I’m going to be a guest at your wedding – which I will be – then we need to be able to ‘click’ with each other, as it’ll just make things easier on the day. There’s no obligation to book and after we’ve met I’ll leave it up to you to let me know if you want to take the next step.


If you would like me to be your photographer then after we’ve me, just phone or email and I’ll email you a link to my booking form. Its all pretty easy and doesnt take too long as I like to make things as easy as posible – both for you and me. My form will ask you for some information about your day, ask you what photography package you would like and then ask you to pay a deposit towards your wedding, with the final balance not having to be paid until a month before your day. It’s as simple as that.


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Would you like to Find Out More..?

The countdown to your wedding has already started, so don’t leave it too late. If you would like to find out a little bit more and about my availability or even meet or talk on the phone for a no-obligation chat, then get in touch.