A Scotland Wedding Photographer who tells the story of your day. Documentary features photography for your wedding.

I view weddings as "good news" stories, that to my mind are waiting to be covered like any other story that I photographed for newspapers and magazines. And like any story, the emotions, details, joy, laughter, tears, the love and romance, are all waiting to unfurl in front of my lens, to tell in my natural wedding photography style.

Every wedding is a story waiting to be told! Your wedding is like a magazine photo feature… just like these stories I have had published over the years.

The photos below are from my days as a news and features photographer when I would contribute to an eclectic range of papers and magazines.

Every photograph or a collection of photos has to tell a story. A single image often had many elements going on inside it, or it would be simple but rely on the background knowledge of the viewer to understand it. My job was to make the reader appreciate what it was like to have been where I was standing. The photo essays were the same, but with more freedom and time to explain to the reader what was going on, what I was experiencing.
  •  1989 Revolution in Romania, soldier drinks water with his finger over the barrel of his gun- newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

    1989 Revolution in Romania, soldier drinks water with his finger over the barrel of his gun- newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

  •  1989 Revolution in Romania, soldiers fire at snipers on a rooftop - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

    1989 Revolution in Romania, soldiers fire at snipers on a rooftop - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

  •  1989 Revolution in Romania, Civilians celebrate the change of regime - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

    1989 Revolution in Romania, Civilians celebrate the change of regime - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

  •  1989 Revolution in Romania, civilians take cover as soldiers fire at snipers - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

    1989 Revolution in Romania, civilians take cover as soldiers fire at snipers - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

  •  1989 Revolution in Romania, civilians take cover during a firefight - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

    1989 Revolution in Romania, civilians take cover during a firefight - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

  •  1989 Revolution in Romania, people bury those killed during the fighting - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

    1989 Revolution in Romania, people bury those killed during the fighting - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

  •  1989 Revolution in Romania, a soldier patrols past a bullet hole - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

    1989 Revolution in Romania, a soldier patrols past a bullet hole - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

  •  1989 Revolution in Romania, a traditional burial for a civilian killed in the fighting - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

    1989 Revolution in Romania, a traditional burial for a civilian killed in the fighting - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

  •  1989 Revolution in Romania, soldiers and civilian feet standing on a bed of spent bullet casings - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

    1989 Revolution in Romania, soldiers and civilian feet standing on a bed of spent bullet casings - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

  •  1989 Revolution in Romania, celbrating the fall of a dictator - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

    1989 Revolution in Romania, celbrating the fall of a dictator - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

  •  1989 Revolution in Romania, celebrating with a Romanian flag with the communist star torn out - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

    1989 Revolution in Romania, celebrating with a Romanian flag with the communist star torn out - newspaper photo by Simon Grosset

  •  Daily Telegraph cutting about the voyage of the Endeavour replica ship. Photo by Simon Grosset

    Daily Telegraph cutting about the voyage of the Endeavour replica ship. Photo by Simon Grosset

  •  Daily Telegraph cutting about white water rasting in Uganda. Photo by Simon Grosset

    Daily Telegraph cutting about white water rasting in Uganda. Photo by Simon Grosset

  •  Daily Telegraph cutting about the Boeing factory in Seattle. Photo by Simon Grosset

    Daily Telegraph cutting about the Boeing factory in Seattle. Photo by Simon Grosset

  •  Daily Telegraph cutting about sailing a tall ship in the Pacific. Photo by Simon Grosset

    Daily Telegraph cutting about sailing a tall ship in the Pacific. Photo by Simon Grosset

  •  Daily Telegraph cutting about the locations in Australia for the film Oscar and Lucinda. Photo by Simon Grosset

    Daily Telegraph cutting about the locations in Australia for the film Oscar and Lucinda. Photo by Simon Grosset

  •  Maxim magazine cutting about the world's strongest man. Photo by Simon Grosset

    Maxim magazine cutting about the world's strongest man. Photo by Simon Grosset

  •  Maxim magazine cutting about driving off road in the outback of Australia. Photo by Simon Grosset

    Maxim magazine cutting about driving off road in the outback of Australia. Photo by Simon Grosset

  •  Magazine cutting about a flying postman in the Australian outback. Photo by Simon Grosset

    Magazine cutting about a flying postman in the Australian outback. Photo by Simon Grosset

  •  Saturday Express magazine photo essay on the making of the film Hamlet. One of three

    Saturday Express magazine photo essay on the making of the film Hamlet. One of three

  •  Saturday Express magazine photo essay on the making of the film Hamlet. Two of three

    Saturday Express magazine photo essay on the making of the film Hamlet. Two of three

  •  Saturday Express magazine photo essay on the making of the film Hamlet. Three of three

    Saturday Express magazine photo essay on the making of the film Hamlet. Three of three

  •  Saturday Express magazine photo essay on making a new life on the Pacific Rim. One of three

    Saturday Express magazine photo essay on making a new life on the Pacific Rim. One of three

  •  Saturday Express magazine photo essay on making a new life on the Pacific Rim. Two of three

    Saturday Express magazine photo essay on making a new life on the Pacific Rim. Two of three

  •  Saturday Express magazine photo essay on making a new life on the Pacific Rim. Three of three

    Saturday Express magazine photo essay on making a new life on the Pacific Rim. Three of three

  •  Bike magazine article on snow mobiling in the Canadian Roclies, by Simon Grosset.

    Bike magazine article on snow mobiling in the Canadian Roclies, by Simon Grosset.

  •  Magazine photo essay on the Army Winter Sports Association. First spread of two.

    Magazine photo essay on the Army Winter Sports Association. First spread of two.

  •  Magazine photo essay on the Army Winter Sports Association. Second spread of two.

    Magazine photo essay on the Army Winter Sports Association. Second spread of two.

  •  Sunday Express magazine feature about the making of Branscombe village pageant, photos by Simon Grosset. First of three.

    Sunday Express magazine feature about the making of Branscombe village pageant, photos by Simon Grosset. First of three.

  •  Sunday Express magazine feature about the making of Branscombe village pageant, photos by Simon Grosset. Second of three.

    Sunday Express magazine feature about the making of Branscombe village pageant, photos by Simon Grosset. Second of three.

  •  Sunday Express magazine feature about the making of Branscombe village pageant, photos by Simon Grosset. Third of three.

    Sunday Express magazine feature about the making of Branscombe village pageant, photos by Simon Grosset. Third of three.

  •  Magazine feature about island hopping by seaplane in the Bahamas, photos by Simon Grosset. First of three.

    Magazine feature about island hopping by seaplane in the Bahamas, photos by Simon Grosset. First of three.

  •  Magazine feature about island hopping by seaplane in the Bahamas, photos by Simon Grosset. Second of three.

    Magazine feature about island hopping by seaplane in the Bahamas, photos by Simon Grosset. Second of three.

  •  Magazine feature about island hopping by seaplane in the Bahamas, photos by Simon Grosset. Third of three.

    Magazine feature about island hopping by seaplane in the Bahamas, photos by Simon Grosset. Third of three.

  •  Daily Telegraph travel article about driving in the Australian outback, photos and text by Simon Grosset

    Daily Telegraph travel article about driving in the Australian outback, photos and text by Simon Grosset

  •  Saturday Express travel article about zorbing in new Zealand, photos and text by Simon Grosset

    Saturday Express travel article about zorbing in new Zealand, photos and text by Simon Grosset

  •  Daily Telegraph travel article about the Innuit olympics in Arctic Canada, photos and text by Simon Grosset

    Daily Telegraph travel article about the Innuit olympics in Arctic Canada, photos and text by Simon Grosset

  •  Magazine article about the birth of the coffee revolution in Seattle.  Photos by Simon Grosset

    Magazine article about the birth of the coffee revolution in Seattle. Photos by Simon Grosset

  •  Prime Minister John Major waiting for the arrival of European heads of state. Photo © Simon Grosset

    Prime Minister John Major waiting for the arrival of European heads of state. Photo © Simon Grosset

  •  Floods in Wales, as seen from a helicopter. Photo © Simon Grosset

    Floods in Wales, as seen from a helicopter. Photo © Simon Grosset

  •  Windsor castle on fire. Photo © Simon Grosset

    Windsor castle on fire. Photo © Simon Grosset

  •  Chinstrap penguins in Antarctica.  Photo © Simon Grosset

    Chinstrap penguins in Antarctica. Photo © Simon Grosset

  •  A blanket toss at the Innuit games in Arctic Canada.Antarctica

    A blanket toss at the Innuit games in Arctic Canada.Antarctica

  •  The replica of Captain Cook's Endeavour under full sail. Photo © Simon Grosset

    The replica of Captain Cook's Endeavour under full sail. Photo © Simon Grosset

  •  A worker on the construction of the new Scottish Parliament takes a break. Photo © Simon Grosset

    A worker on the construction of the new Scottish Parliament takes a break. Photo © Simon Grosset

  •  Aboriginal artist Jimmy Pike paints the pavement outside the London gallery exhibiting his work. Photo © Simon Grosset

    Aboriginal artist Jimmy Pike paints the pavement outside the London gallery exhibiting his work. Photo © Simon Grosset

  •  Portrait of Michael Jackson. Photo © Simon Grosset

    Portrait of Michael Jackson. Photo © Simon Grosset

  •  Portrait of George Melly. Photo © Simon Grosset

    Portrait of George Melly. Photo © Simon Grosset

  •  Portrait of Kate Winslett during the filming of Hamlet.

    Portrait of Kate Winslett during the filming of Hamlet.

  •  San Francisco. Photo © Simon Grosset

    San Francisco. Photo © Simon Grosset

As a wedding photographer I view weddings as "good news" stories, that to my mind are waiting to be covered like any other story. There’s a beginning, a middle, and an end. There are incredible highlights, emotions, details, joy, laughter, tears - and lots of love, emotion and romance. And like any story, they are all there, waiting to unfurl in front of my lens, to tell in my natural wedding photography style.

I am an observational photographer. That is almost the definition of a documentary photographer or photojournalist. I do not expect the bride and groom, or their guests, to behave like paid for models. I do not turn up at a wedding with a specific plan for the pictures and force everyone to pose and do things my way. I watch what happens, taking pictures as the light and the compositions happen in front of me.

Of course, a certain amount of posing is required to arrange the formal and group photos that are part of every wedding, but I try to get that over with as quickly as possible, allowing me to concentrate on my real skill - observing and reacting to what I see.

I have always been friendly, polite and dressed in a suit - that should go without saying, and I hope to raise the perception of the profession both by my photographs and my behaviour.