WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHYGLASGOW ARGYLL & SCOTLAND
Based in the coastal town of Helensburgh I photograph weddings in Glasgow, Argyll, Ayrshire and of course – Loch Lomond. I photograph the day as it happens, providing natural and elegant wedding photography for big, small, intimate and elopement weddings.
Thank you for visiting..!
Okay, you’re looking for some great wedding photography so you’ve visited lots of websites, looked at zillions of wedding pictures and then found me – and hopefully you like my pictures. I photograph weddings of all shapes and sizes in Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Argyll and just about anywhere in Scotland.
I’ve been doing this long enough to know that every wedding is unique so it’s my role at any wedding to tell the story of your day through my picture taking because once the cars, cakes and choirs have gone, one of the few things you will have left will be your wedding pictures, and its these pictures that are going to keep the memories alive for many years to come. This is why its important to choose the right photographer for your day.
A BIG DECISION
Who do you choose?
You’ve chosen your partner, the wedding date, the venue – and even the rings – 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 part-timer or someone who’s just starting out to photograph your wedding – together with the disappointment this could bring – or do you choose a full time professional with a lifetime of experience..?
It’s a big decision, but only one that you can make, but when it comes to weddings, I have a lifetime of experience and I bring this experience with me to each and every wedding.
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
I believe that the best wedding pictures are those that are clear and colourful, and that the best way to do business with anyone is through honesty and integrity.
My aim is to photograph things as and when they happen. Some photographers have long and coomplicated words for what they do, 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 make all my couples as happy as they can be with their pictures.
Simplicity is my
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 really get involved is for the groups and the portraits, with the groups taken in a more traditional style and the 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.
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…
“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences…”
Have you thought about the kind of photographer are you looking for…? Some wedding photographers are very traditional, while some are ‘alternative’ with their posing and like to 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 the photography simple and editing my pictures to look natural and colourful – because I want your pictures to look just as good in 20 years time as they will do today.
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!
Monika & Laszlo, Glasgow
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!
Eilidh & Kyle, The Waterside, Ardrossan
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, The Rosslea, Helensburgh
It was an absolute pleasure to have you at our wedding and we really can’t thank you enough! From the moment you arrived you presented such a professional persona, nothing was too much troubled you put us at ease.
Jo & David, Ross Priory, Loch Lomond
We cannot recommend Ian highly enough for any of your future weddings where the couples need a photographer. This is a special and important part of any wedding and he was excellent in both service and quality.
Sarah & Mark, Knockderry House, Argyll
Ian made us feel 100% comfortable and on our wedding day and he captured the essence of the day in a series of natural shots. We could not have been happier. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.
Kristen & AJ, Balanakill House, Argyll
See more of my work
Weddings and Portraits
My Wedding Albums
A few FAQ’s
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT...?
You visit my website, and if you like what you see and would like to know more then get in touch to tell me what kind of day you are having. I’ll let you know if I’m available and send you my prices. If you would like to talk further then we can talk on the phone or meet for a coffee. There’s no obligation to book me, as after we’ve spoken or met, I’ll leave it up to you to let me know if you want to take the next step.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU...?
After we’ve spoken or met for coffee, if you would like to book me to be your photographer then once you let me know, I’ll send you an email with 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.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER...?
I’ve been a full time photographer for over 30 years. I’ve worked in all kinds of photography, and even managed photographers. These days I shoot commercial photography as well as wedding photography for myself, which keeps a roof over my head and my dog well fed.
ARE YOU INSURED..?
Definitely. I never leave home without it.
DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS...?
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.
DO WE HAVE TO BUY AN ALBUM..?
You can include an album with your portfolio, or if you want to buy one several weeks, months or years after your wedding, I have a special shopping cart on my website where you can buy an album.
Monika met Laszlo through work. They fell in love and decided to take the next step and get married. Monika is from Lithuania and Laszlo from Hungary, and they have lived and worked in Scotland for many, many years. They love Scotland and its their home, so when it...
Caroline and John met through work and fell in love. Life kind of got in the way - in the shape of their wee son - and they eventually named the day for their wedding. They love Loch Lomond so decided to get married at Luss Church in the small village of Luss on the...
The Whightman family love Scotland and visit every year. This year Mr & Mrs Whightman made the holiday a full family stay with all the children and grandchildren. To mark the occasion they asked me to take some pictures. They were staying at the McDonald Forest...
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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.