Discreet, unposed documentary wedding photography in Scotland

I have been a professional photographer for my entire career, first in Fleet Street, now in the wedding industry in Scotland.
Awards:
1987: Features Photographer of the Year (British Telecom)
1990: News Photographer of the Year (NUJ)
2003: Travel Photographer of the Year (Princess Cruises)
2006: VOWS award: nominated in wedding photography category
2007: VOWS award: nominated in wedding photography category
2008: VOWS award: nominated in wedding photography category
2008: Third place, International Wedding Photojournalist Association quarterly competition
2010: Eighth place, International Wedding Photojournalist Association quarterly competition
2010: Eighteenth place, International Wedding Photojournalist Association quarterly competition
2010: Second and Ninth places, International Wedding Photojournalist Association quarterly competition
2012:
Voted in the top 10% of wedding photographers, internationally, by the viewers of Pixoto
2013: Seventh, Eleventh and Fifteenth places, International Wedding Photojournalist Association quarterly competition
2018:
Voted in top 40 wedding photographs of 2017 in the UK.
2020: One of 40 international photographers featured in
Your Perfect Wedding Photographer 'Pure Documentary' Collection

Q Photography is a one man business run by award winning photographer Simon Grosset in East Lothian

I have been a photographer all my life. I started by watching my father make black and white prints in a makeshift darkroom in the spare bedroom, progressing to working for the school magazine, the university newspaper, and then to national newspapers and the old Fleet Street.

The life of an editorial photographer is a fantastic one. I have travelled all over the world to cover stories, met amazing people, and often watched and photographed as history unfurled itself in front of my lens. I worked as a freelance photographer for The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday and other, international, publications. I don’t miss it, and my 30 years of experience prepared me for anything and everything that can happen as a wedding photographer! However, even after 200 weddings, there are always surprises!

You can see a selection of my
editorial work on the story telling page.

My philosophy is empathy: "the ability to understand and share the feelings of another." It’s your day, not mine, and I am there to record and to provide the memories for you, in the years to come, of what a fantastic time you had, the emotions you felt, the tears you cried and the laughter you laughed. I want my photographs to be a mirror to the reality of your day.

I think meeting up for a chat about your wedding is important - even if it’s only via Skype or FaceTime. So please
get in touch to see if I am available on your wedding date, and to arrange a meet up.
East Lothian, Scotland, documentary wedding photographer