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Welcome


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Welcome


Thank you for taking the time to enquire about my wedding photography.    Below has everything to give you an idea about myself and my photography.  Hopefully you will realise how dedicated and passionate I am about my photography.

PLEASE take your time to read through each section and hopefully it will answer some questions, if not, just getting touch.


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About me


About me


I started photography when I was nineteen and I’ve been a professional behind the camera ever since. After studying photography at college I set up a company called ‘Modern-Image’, photographing people enjoying nights out in bars and night clubs. At the end of the day it was about capturing people in the moment enjoying time together.  I sold ‘Modern-Image’ in 2009 to explore new avenues of photography. Since 2010 I’ve immersed myself in wedding photography, capturing beautiful images and precious moments. My days creating ‘Modern Image’ helped me develop my people skills and honed my ability to photograph guests without interrupting the flow of their evening.

I would say I am a rare breed of photographer as I don’t just shoot weddings, I LOVE weddings and interacting with everyone in attendance.  My work has been described as spontaneous, relaxed and real.  I’d like to think it’s a bit quirky, a little cheeky, with an element of emotion and a splash of fun. Apart from taking photographs my other passions are cooking, running and hill walking. I find this the best way to clear my mind which allows me to seek inspiration and come up with new ideas.  I live with my fiancé Iris (we are plaining our own wedding), our son JJ (James jnr) and our energetic working cocker spaniel Suzie.  I’m available to cover weddings anywhere in the Scotland, the UK and further afield.

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My Approach


My Approach


The day you have spent so much time preparing for, dreaming of and investing in will go by so quickly and that is one of the key reasons to invest in a wedding photographer who can tell the unique story of your day. Your wedding is truly a ‘once in a lifetime’ event and expectations are high. Please be reassured that my experience as a wedding photographer has taught me many key skills that will ensure you receive unforgettable and inspired images to last a lifetime.

The last time I counted I’d captured 150+ weddings and each one is unique and special. I’m not the type of photographer who bosses guests around or takes the couple away for hours on end. This is not me. Although I like to get involved I am there to document your day as it should be - natural. I like to be in attendance all day.  A wedding doesn’t start at noon and finish at 8pm.

I cover everything the day has to offer, from early morning preparations to the evening dancing. I’m flexible and will do everything I can to ensure you have a fantastic collection of images to cherish forever. I believe in building good relations with my couples, and letting them know that there’s no such thing as a stupid question, and no request is too much. It’s not every day you get married and it has to be perfect. I look forward to hearing from you and photographing the most important day of your life.

 
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Lets get to know each other


Lets get to know each other


I love meeting couples in person before the big day and chatting through their plans. I like to make our meetings as flexible as possible. We can arrange a video call, meet for a tea/coffee or I can pop round to the house and talk in comfort. If we meet in person we can look over albums and discuss the wedding day. But if you can’t meet in person, don’t worry, there are lots of my wedding photographs on my website and we can also chat over your plans at the pre-wedding shoot.


The Practice / Pre-wedding shoot 

Not only is it a great way to ease any nerves you may have about posing on the big day, but it lets you see what style of photographs suits you as a couple. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get some fabulous shots for your ‘Save the Date’ cards and ‘Our Wedding Gallery Info’ cards.

A great way to experience just how much fun having your photograph taken can be is to arrange a pre-wedding shoot with me. We meet up, have a coffee, then head out for a relaxed hour, take some cool photos, and you’ll get a collection of beautiful high resolution images to keep.

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THE BIG DAY...


THE BIG DAY...


So it’s finally here… It probably seems like ages ago that you set the date, but today is finally the day. I’ll start by photographing the bride while the second photographer is with the groom. All the ‘Detail’ shots, such as the dress, the kilt/suit, jewellery, shoes and wedding rings will be taken, as well as the bridesmaids getting ready.

THE CEREMONY

No two weddings are the same. Whether your ceremony takes place in a registry office, a church or in the great outdoors we will be on hand to make sure it all goes to plan and we capture those special shots. This is where I look out for the spontaneous, intimate moments, not just between the bride and groom but also between the guests. Be it crying in the aisles, cheering in celebration or hugging each other in congratulations. This emotional expression makes for the best photographic opportunities.

STRIKING A POSE

I hate the thought of a photographer keeping the couple away from their guests, some of whom you haven’t seen for years and they may have travelled continents to see you. Once we get any family shots you desire I like to take a brief thirty-minute stroll with the couple (yes, approximately thirty minutes) to take those important images of you both together, alone, as man and wife.

Your guests

Some people aren’t overly keen on posing for the camera (I, ironically, am one of those people).  Our job is to let your guest relax, go with the flow and pretend we are simply not there. We capture those great candids but also when we know your guests are relaxed, we will ask them for their portrait.  We aim to do this at different locations so they are not all the same. 

 

LET THE PARTY START

Now it’s time to relax and shake your booty! The evening reception is when everyone has fun, mingles, dances, kicks of the high heels, chats and celebrates. This is an excellent opportunity to record the couple and their guests being themselves and having a great time

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Investment


Investment


Weddings don’t just last for eight hours, they start early in the morning until late evening.  From the morning preparations, to the first kiss, special moments with family, the dreaded best man’s speech, that beautiful first dance to the evening buffet and I plan to be there. My full day coverage is £1,650 and this includes:

  • Pre-wedding meetings,
  • Pre-wedding shoot (practise run),
  • Full day wedding day coverage: Bride and groom preparation to the late evening,
  • Custom guest cards with online gallery information,
  • Two photographers (maximises the coverage of your wedding & guests),
  • Online password protected gallery to view photographs,
  • Low resolution images, perfect for social media, 

If you’re getting married in mainland / Skye Scotland, I don’t charge for my travel to and from a wedding venue, nor for my accommodation. It's all included in the package.


Wedding photography packages

My packages below are just a rough guide. It can be tailored to your requirements and budget.  When budgeting for your photographer, you need to think about everything.  I'm a true believer of the importance of print and feel that an album should be at the top of your priorities.  Think of a wedding album as an heirloom that will last for generations.  

I recommended that you think of these before the wedding.  After your big day, life takes over and soon three years have passed and all you have is some digital files. The one thing I will guarantee you is, there will never be hard sales. I will not push you to upgrade packages or purchase anything you don't require. 

 
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Package 1

£1,650

 • Pre-wedding meetings,

• Venue walk around prior to the day

• Pre- wedding shoot (practice run),

• Full day coverage from couples preparations to late evening,

• Guest cards with online gallery information,

• 2 photographers,

• Online gallery with colour,  black & white photographs,

• Low resolution images, perfect for social media,

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Package 2

£1,995 (save £140)

• Pre-wedding meetings

• Venue walk around prior to the day

• Pre- wedding shoot (practice run),

• Full day coverage from couples preparations to late evening,

• Guest cards with online gallery information,

• 2 photographers,

• Online gallery with colour,  black & white photographs,

• Low resolution images, perfect for social media,

•10x7 inch Flushmount Album OR the high resolution files.

 

 
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Package 3

£2,548 (save £325)

• Pre-wedding meetings

• Venue walk around prior to the day

• Pre- wedding shoot (practice run),

• Full day coverage from couples preparations to late evening,

• Guest cards with online gallery information,

• 2 photographers,

• Online gallery with colour,  black & white photographs,

• Low resolution images, perfect for social media,

• 14x10 inch Flushmount Album,

• All images are high resolution in colour, black and white and in a rustic wooden USB case,

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Pacakge 4

£2,848 (save £335)

• Pre-wedding meetings,

• Venue walk around prior to the day,

• Pre- wedding shoot (practice run),

• Full day coverage from couples preparations to late evening,

• Guest cards with online gallery information,

• 2 photographers,

• Online gallery with colour, 
black & white photographs,

• Low resolution images, perfect for social media,

• 14x10 inch Flushmount album,

• 2x 5 Inch Parents albums,

• 50x 7x5 Inch thank you cards,

• All images are high resolution in colour, black and white and in a rustic wooden USB case,

 
 
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Half Day Love

Simple, Relaxed, Perfect 

 

 

£1,200

 

 

 
 

• 5 hours coverage

• 1 x photographer

• Online gallery with colour,  black & white photographs,

• Low resolution images, perfect for social media,

 

Optional package items:

  • 6x4" & 7x5" Thank you cards starting at £45 (Save £10+ when included in a package)

  • High resolution digital files £550 (£300 when included with a package)

  • Queensberry Flushmount albums (See below for details) starting at £385 (Save £100+ when included in a package)

    • Sizes available : 8x8", 10x7", 10x10", 12x12", 14x10"

  • Queensberry Duo albums (See below for details) starting at £495 (Save £120+ when included in a package)

    • Sizes available : 8x8", 10x7", 10x10", 12x12", 14x10"

  • Queensberry parent albums (See below for details) starting at £100

  • A wide range of print and wall art is also available. 

Wedding Albums


Wedding Albums


Why should you purchase a wedding album?  Don't think of albums as an extra expense.  Albums are an important part of your wedding, a memory box, an heirloom (they can last 100+ years), something for you to hold, feel and remember your special day!  I have the belief that a photograph is not a photograph until you have it printed.  When a photograph has been printed, it becomes something real that you can touch and that will bring back memories.  What better way to relive your wedding an through your photographs in the perfect album! 

When it comes to designing your album, you choose the photographs and once the album has been designed, you have access to a client portal where you can add comments and make changes to any of the pages.  Once you are 100% happy with your design and approved, you will receive your album within 6 weeks.

I have two album options: Flushmount & Duo by the beautiful Queensberry Albums.  They come in a range of sizes and I offer the option to upgrade the album size & style after your wedding.  We will meet up and go though everything after the wedding so that your final album is perfect, just like your wedding!

FLUSHMOUNT 10X7 ALBUM

30 PAGE

Silver Halide Photographic Prints

fits approx. 125 photographs

£456


FLUSHMOUNT 10X10 ALBUM

30 PAGE

Silver Halide Photographic Prints

fits approx. 125 photographs

£494

 

FLUSHMOUNT 12X12 ALBUM

30 PAGE

Silver Halide Photographic Prints

fits approx. 125 photographs

£540


FLUSHMOUNT 14X10 ALBUM

30 PAGE

Silver Halide Photographic Prints

fits approx. 125 photographs

£550

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When do we get to see the photographs?


When do we get to see the photographs?


Once your day over, this is where the hard work for myself begins.  Once I return home and before I go to bed, I make sure that EVERYTHING is backed up on multiple hard drives for security and these hard drives are backed up daily.    Within 48 hours of your wedding finishing, I will send you sample photographs, normally around 10-15, so you can share them with friends and family.

Now the real work begins, I spend hours and I mean hours going through the photographs, selecting the best quality and rejecting the ones where eyes are closed.  The photographs will then be edited to my styles.  This is a long process and over all, the photographs will be ready in 4-6 weeks. 

Once the photographs are ready, we can arrange to meet up at your home or for a drink and go through the photographs.  I love being around when you get to see your photographs for the first time.

From there, we can take the next steps towards getting your album ready or I can deliver the high resolution images. 

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Frequently asked questions


Frequently asked questions


  • HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SHOOTING STYLE? Photographers use many words to describe their style, I feel mine is a realistic and fun. I want you to look at your photographs in 20 years’ time and feel that they have not dated (I can’t guarantee the fashion style will have dated though).

 

  • HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE AT MY WEDDING? Two. I feel that two photographers give an extra dimension to your wedding day, providing different angles and the opportunity to cover and spot nuances throughout the day,

 

  • ARE YOU INSURED? Up to the gunnels - and I'd recommend that you also look into wedding insurance for your big day too.

 

  • ARE YOU A FULL TIME PHOTOGRAPHER? Yes, I am. I’ve been a full time photographer since 2005.

 

  • HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO WE NEED TO BOOK YOUR SERVICES? I advise my clients to book their photographer as soon as their wedding date is confirmed. I only have limited dates available and it’s best to avoid disappointment.

 

  • WHAT CAMERA DO YOU SHOOT WITH? I shoot with a professional Nikon system and I have a range of lenses, flashes and lots of toys.
  • DO YOU DO FAMILY GROUP SHOTS, THE POSED ONES?  I do, although these are often the photographs requested by the parents, I understand that these photographs are important and often hold a special place in people hearts.  Our main focus is to document your day but we allocate time to get these photographs. 

 

  • HOW LONG IS THE TYPICAL COVERAGE FOR A WEDDING DAY? The average for my clients is around 12 hours for the full day & 5 hours for a half day.

 

  • HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL WE RECEIVE? This is a really difficult question as every wedding is different but you would normally receive 400+ photographs.

 

  • DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS? Yes! Not only do we love seeing everything Scotland has to offer, I get a real buzz out of adventuring further afield . There are no travel or accommodation costs for weddings held in mainland Scotland and Skye. If you’re getting married elsewhere in the UK or abroad, I keep travel/accommodation to a low.  I have traveled all over Scotland, England, Denmark & I have captured many in the Faroe Islands.

 

  • WHAT IF IT RAINS ON MY WEDDING DAY?  Some of the best, most colourful and fun wedding images have been captured in adverse weather conditions. When you get married and you’re in the moment the weather really doesn’t matter. I’ll always find a way to get the best pictures I can.
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Real Life Weddings


Real Life Weddings


Wedding Slideshows

Would you like to see more photographs from my past weddings?  Check out the slide shows below.


Wedding Journals

Suppliers


Just like picking the perfect venue, the beautiful dress and the right photographer, having a great team behind you will make your day run smoothly.  All the suppliers below are people I have worked with and I know dedicate 100% to their craft.

Suppliers


Just like picking the perfect venue, the beautiful dress and the right photographer, having a great team behind you will make your day run smoothly.  All the suppliers below are people I have worked with and I know dedicate 100% to their craft.


Catering & Drinks

(Drink) 10 Dollar Shake:       events@10dollarshake.com http://www.10dollarshake.com

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Salt & Sauce:                     http://www.saltsauce.com/         hello@saltsauce.com

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Wild Rover: 07540 831495 http://www.wildroverfood.com  hello@wildroverfood.com/  

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Hudsons:  01224 791 100 www.hudsonscatering.co.ukenquiries@hudsonscatering.co.uk


CELEBRANTS

Neil Mellis: 07767 870686   neil.mellis@btinternet.com


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Bands & Music

5th Avenue: 01224 722432http://www.5thavenue-band.co.uk/   info@5thavenue-band.co.uk

The Cartel: 07791 316 470  https://www.facebook.com/mycartelmusic  thecartel@live.com

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Blair Mcleod: 07775678042

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Splendid  Gentalman: 07979490300http://www.splendidgentlemen.co.uk   dee@splendidgentlemen.co.uk

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Corra Music: 0131 4666 561   corra@redshoemusic.comhttp://www.corramusic.co.uk/


Bridal

Midnight Elegance: 01467 535053  http://midnightelegance.co.uk/  

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Angharad Bridal: 01343 546448 http://www.angharadbridal.co.uk angharadbridal@gmail.com


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Decor & Styling

Arrow & Twine: 07563 158693 http://arrowandtwine.co arrowandtwineinfo@gmail.com

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Robins Egg: 07722 409323 http://www.robinsegg.co.uk   hazel@robinsegg.co.uk


Florists

Isla Duncan: 07830 033031  http://www.isladuncanflorist.com  isla@isladuncanflorist.com

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Hays Flowers: 01339 889097 http://www.haysflowers.com/

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Blooming Good Flowers: 01651 873212enquiries@bloominggoodflowers.co.uk   http://www.bloominggoodflowers.co.uk/

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Wild Blossom Floristry: 01309 679220  http://www.wildblossom.co.uk

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Bay Tree Florist: 01343 551488             http://baytree-florists.co.uk baytreeflorists@btconnect.com

 


Grooms wear

Gibbs Menswear: 01467 624198  info@gibbsinverurie.co.uk  http://www.gibbsmenswear.co.uk/

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Soy Kilts: 01261 843303       http://www.soykilts.co.uk/         soykilts@yahoo.co.uk


Hair STYLISTS

Tracy Allan: 07746 959117  http://www.tracyallan.com          hair@tracyallan.com

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Kerry Anne Bridal: 07445 190199   http://www.kgbridalhair.co.uk/  kerry@kgbridalhair.co.uk

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The Cherrytree - hair salon: 07946 463446  https://www.facebook.com/cheryl14487

 


Make Up Artists

Gosia Weiss: 07922 433753   http://www.gosiaweissmakeupartist.co.uk    gosiaweiss@yahoo.co.uk

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Samantha Cardno Make Up & Styling:               07412 598919         http://www.samanthacardno.com/ hello@samanthacardno.com


Pipers

Spud the Piper: 07793491367   http://www.spudthepiper.com   info@spudthepiper.com

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Norman Fiddes: 01224 722229   www.pipemarch.co.uk             info@pipemarch.co.uk

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Rich Gordon: 07886 193215   http://www.rgpiper.co.uk/        piper@rgmusicom.co.uk


Stationery & Favours

Jilly Bean Cards:   https://www.facebook.com/jillybeancards    jillybeancards@hotmail.com

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Paper Skeleton: 07535 504453   http://paperskeleton.co.uk   karla@paperskeleton.co.uk

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The Papeterie: 01224 802486  www.thepapeterie.com  thepapeterie@arjowiggins.com


Videographers

Flat 4D media:               http://www.flat4dmedia.co.uk   info@flat4dmedia.co.uk

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Scott Cassie Films: 07469 230857   http://www.scottcassie.com       info@scottcassie.com

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Brian Scott:                 http://brianscottweddings.com   hello@brianscottweddings.com

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Thank you


Thank you


I hope I’ve covered everything you need to know but do get in touch if you have any further questions. If you’re reading this brochure because you’re scratching your head and finding it tough to choose a wedding photographer, then I hope this gives you food for thought. It’s so important to find the right photographer for your wedding day, and fingers crossed it’ll be me that you choose. Remember the cake gets eaten, the flower wilt, the dresses are tenderly packed away but the photographs will last for your lifetime and beyond. Let me leave you with this - I don’t simply enjoy taking wedding photographs, I LOVE capturing those special moments forever.