Unobtrusive, Unposed, Natural, Relaxed, Authentic Wedding Photography in Scotland
It looks as though sometime soon the Scottish Government may allow very small wedding ceremonies of only 5 people. Given that you need two witnesses and a minister, celebrant or registrar, that means no space for a photographer…
In the past I have photographed even smaller weddings, and I was one of the witnesses. If this is something you'd like to consider, please get in touch.
I imagine that my coverage of such a small wedding would involve some preparation photos, the ceremony, and them some portraits of the bride and groom, and such limited coverage would be priced accordingly.
Award winning documentary wedding photography in 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. I have gained huge experience and there’s not much that happens at a wedding that surprises me!
My approach to wedding photography is:
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 further afield.
Please use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate through this site. There’re Questions to ask your prospective Scotland wedding photographer on this page. There’s a gallery of photos from one wedding 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, or a gallery of images 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.
Finally, if you'd like to know more about me, Simon Grosset, my long career in photography and the awards I have won, there's a page telling you all that I'm prepared to reveal!