Unobtrusive, Unposed, Unique
Wedding Photography in Scotland
Natural wedding photography in East Lothian, Scotland
My background is as a press photographer working for national newspapers and magazines working everywhere from Downing Street to war zones. But for the last ten years I have photographed weddings, in Scotland, England, France, Italy, Sweden and the Bahamas. My story telling skills with a camera are now used for the benefit of Brides and Grooms and their wedding albums. I have gained huge experience and there’s not much that happens at a wedding that surprises me!
Natural wedding photography: I believe that reality has its own beauty and art. I want you to be who you really are, not to conform to my idea of who you should be.
I observe rather than organise, and I don’t direct or dictate. It is your special day and I do not expect you or your guests to change a thing about it to accommodate me.
I avoid cliches and don't expect you or your guests to perform any of the 'hilarious' poses recommended by photography manuals and wedding magazines. I will not ask you to pose spread-eagled against a rose covered brick wall, or get the groom, best man and ushers to jump in the air. (If, however, your friends decide to pose in some weird way, I will, of course, photograph them!)
I will photograph you as a couple, not as two people separated by a wall, pillar, or vast amounts of space!
Of course, we will discuss the timetable and details in advance, and arrange the ‘formal’ group shots of the bride and groom with their families and the bridal party. But I like to keep these to a minimum and always try to take a group photo of everyone.
This is probably the first time you’ve had to look for a wedding photographer and after a quick Google search you’re probably feeling overwhelmed! To give you some help I’ve written a free eBook: “A Bride and Groom’s Guide to Wedding Photography.”
You just need to fill out this enquiry form and I’ll send you a link to either read it online, or to download it for reading later.
I promise not to give your email address to anyone else, or to bombard you with emails!
I am based in Dunbar, near Edinburgh, and am happy to work at any venue in Scotland and the UK.
Please use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate through this site. Latest photos from weddings are on my blog, and there's Questions to ask your prospective Scotland wedding photographer on this page. There’s a gallery of my favourite photographs on the weddings page, and you can see what previous couples have written about me on my Reviews page.
There’s an 'Advice for Brides and Grooms’ page, with other links to useful tips for couples planning their wedding.
If you’d like to view a complete set of wedding photographs, there’s a virtual album here.
Finally, please get in touch via the contact page and tell me about your plans, and to find out if I am available on your wedding date.
I am a member of the International Wedding Photojournalist Association, one of the few organisations where you have to prove your skills before paying a membership fee, and have won several awards from them.
The photos below (a very small selection from last year) show my natural and relaxed approach to photographing the bride and groom and other members of the wedding party. Click a thumbnail for larger photos.
Bride and bridesmaids eating before getting changed for the wedding
Young flowergirl with the bride as she gets ready
Detail photo of the bride's dress being done up
Bride gives her two young daughters a hug before her marriage ceremony
Bride and groom laugh as they hold hands during the wedding ceremony
The groom watches as his new wife signs the marriage register
Bride and groom celebrate as their guests throw confetti over them
The newly married couple leave the church in their vintage sports car
Bride and groom pose together in the late afternoon sunshine
A couple kiss after their civil partnership ceremony
A bride and groom stand in front of Fenton Tower, East Lothian
A relaxed portrait of a happy couple in Scotland
A happy couple photographed in the Highlands of Scotland
A newly married couple photographed among the trees at Archerfield House, East Lothian
A laughing and happy bride and groom with their dog, at their wedding at home in East Lothian
The groom gives a speech in the Stag Ballroom, at Mar Lodge in the Highlands of Scotland
Wedding guests gather for a selfie at a reception in a marquee in East Lothian, Scotland
The bride and a guest dancing at the wedding reception at Archerfield House, Scotland
A groom dancing to YMCA with his guests at his wedding reception in Scotland
The marquee at a wedding reception in Scotland, with the lights forming a saltire on it's roof
Just got the album in my hands and had to go in to the bathroom here at work as I am crying...the pictures are so lovely and the layout fantastic, the best album ever.
I know you are brilliant, amazing and the best of the best when it comes to photography BUT I never knew you are this good!!! And most important is that I really feel the love you have put into this. Thank you Simon
Lena and Tomas xxxx
Lothians, Scotland wedding photographer. Award winning relaxed, natural documentary photography in Dunbar, North Berwick, Haddington, Musselburgh and Edinburgh. Site and Photographs © Simon Grosset / Q Photography Tel: 07860 309161