Natural & RelaxeD Photography
For those big days with lots of guests and lots of photography
The cars, the dress and the wedding venue, but with fewer guests.
For two people in love, with just a few family and guests.
A wedding is an opportunity to celebrate life and LOVE
A wedding is a time for celebration because its the start of a journey for two people who are very much in love. Hopefully, I’ll get to share a small part of this journey with you through my photography, capturing the emotions and happiness of the day as it unfolds.
Over the years I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings and ceremonies up and down the country. Weddings both big and small in churches, castles, hotels, village halls and standing next to Scottish Loch’s and weddings are something I take very seriously.
Weddings are my business and my livelihood, but more importantly, I know how important my pictures are going to be to you. Once the cars, cakes and choirs have gone, one of the few things you’ll have left are my pictures, and for many years to come my pictures are going to hold your memories of this wonderful day.
Choosing Your Photographer is a Big Decision
You’ve decided the wedding date, chosen your wedding venue and looked at zillions of photographers, so your next decision is about who to choose as your photographer. Do you choose a friend, a part-timer or someone who’s just starting out, together with the disappointment this could bring, or do you choose a full time professional with a lifetime of experience..? As much as I’d like to say otherwise, only you can make that decision.
Everyone today seems to be a photographer in some kind of way, but there’s much more to being a wedding photographer than having an impressive camera and a bag full of shiny lenses. As well as understanding how to use the cameras, its about knowing when to use the cameras, and that’s something which comes from experience. I’ve been photographing weddings for over 20 years and have a bucket-full of experience – so know where to be and what to do at any kind of day.
Experience is the biggest asset that any photographer can have, and I bring this experience with me to each and every wedding so when things don’t go entirely to plan – like the venue, the weather or just ‘things’ – then I always have a plan ‘B’ to make sure the photography works. What really matters is that I am a safe pair of hands for your wedding day pictures.
My Approach To Wedding Photography
My approach to weddings is about watching rather than organising, as I don’t like to cause a lot of fuss during the day, because the wedding is about YOU, and not the photographer. My style is a mixture of documentary and traditional photography, so for much of the day I photograph things as they happen, working in a candid and unobtrusive way. The only time I get involved is for the groups and portraits, with the groups are taken in a more traditional style and the portraits are taken in an elegant way. I like to keep the poses simple and the pictures timeless, which I think is the best way to capture a wedding. I think many couples do, too.
Wedding photography today is so different to what it was twenty or even ten years ago. It’s much more relaxed and spontaneous now, but one thing the photography of today shares with the photography of the past is the importance of pictures. Besides being a record of the day, they are going to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling about how perfect your wedding was for many years to come.
There are zillions of photographers out there, all offering you the best of their photography, so its hard to decide who to choose. I am not a budget photographer and definitely not an alternative photographer who uses fancy effects to follow this year’s trend. I honestly believe in simplicity, and that pictures should last forever. This is why I keep my photography simple, the editing colourful, and most of all, pictures that will stand the test of time.
This is my approach to wedding photography.
I offer three portfolio’s, which are based upon on the size of the wedding.
Each portfolio offers just a few options to fit into your day, and if you want to know more, or know my availability, then just get in touch using my contact form – and don’t forget to tell me how many guests you’ll be at your wedding.
For those big weddings, with lots of guests and lots of photography…
For those smaller weddings, with fewer guests and lots going on…
For those intimate and elopement weddings, with just a few guests…
All the portfolios include the digital files, an online gallery and a HD slideshow. Hand-made albums are also available.
If you want to find out about my availability, or how much it would cost to capture your day, then click on the link to get in touch.
Wedding Day Stories
Emma and Graeme have been together for a while, and like many things, life just gets in the way of things. They were going to get married one day, it was just a question of when. Graeme looked smart and handsome in his dark blue suit with tartan waistcoat, with his...
Zoe and James met at Glasgow University, and like most people - once you have something you love, you never want to let go - so after several years they decided to get married. Long overdue...! They chose to get married at Gleddoch House, which is a really nice venue...
Lynsey and Richard live in Lochgilphead but they wanted to have their wedding somewhere special, so after a big search they decided on Stuckgowan House. Overlooking Loch Lomond, its a really beautiful place to get married. Besides the views over Loch Lomond, there's...
Ian Arthur is a Glasgow Wedding Photographer and captures weddings both large and small in a relaxed and elegant way in Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Argyll and across Scotland.
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