Your wedding day is a special love story I want to tell. I feel privileged to be part of such an occasion and my aim is to creatively capture the complete story. I will infuse a romantic edge with my editorial style of photography as well as capture fun moments in a documentary style. Avoiding trends and fads, I believe that wedding photography should be timeless, giving you photos that will be unique and special to you.
I cover weddings throughout central Scotland but mainly work along the North Eastern coast from Edinburgh, Fife, Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen.
It is important to me to really get to know my clients that is why I offer a pre wedding Engagement photo shoot where rapport can be built and get a feel for your personalities and preferences.
My style of photography is a fine balance of documentary, modern contemporary and my own unique style with special time dedicated to capturing more formal groups and sensational portraiture. I take great pride in my work and this is reflected in the way I treat every client as an individual with unique images.
All Wedding commissions include the following
- Pre Wedding Consultation to discuss your photography requirements
- Visits to all venues and contact with wedding planners and conductor
- Full Photographic coverage of your wedding day as booked coverage
- Post production, editing and natural enhancements of every image
- A USB Flash Drive and presentation Box of High Resolution Images
- Post Wedding consultation, Photography viewing session and Album design slideshow
There is no one size fits all with wedding photography. Weddings are not like that. My aim is to capture the essence and magical atmosphere of every moment and emotion creatively. Thats why the styles that I use are a well balanced combination of Tradditional – Confidently ochestrated in order to capture the family groups at their best. Contemporay - Suited to capture relaxed and intimate Bride and Groom portraits and my own special unobtrusive photojournalisic style, that is achieved through experience and creativeness to capture the moments that truly reflect the essence of the celebration – Emotion, Laughter, Tears of Joy and the endless look of love.
The end result will invariably be a wonderful mixture of natural and emotional photography. This allows you to tailor the style of your wedding photography to your preferred themes and most importantly the Bride and Grooms wishes.
What happens on the day
I generally arrive about an hour before you leave your home or hotel to get married and after a brief introduction, I start quietly shooting your preparations. I spend the rest of the day with you and your guests, following the action in whatever form that takes. I shoot discreetly through your ceremony and capture the key important emotion throughout this special part of your day.
I mainly work in an unobtrusive style, leaving you to enjoy your wedding. For any family photos, all I ask for is for you to provide me with a list of no more than 10 groups, I also ask you to nominate two people ideally your ushers that know the families so that they can work from your list to get them to the location we have chosen to take the group photos, there I will gently direct people so that I can take the group photo as quick and painlessly as possible.
I then ask you to plan in a 45-minute window where we can create bride and groom portraits. This is achieved away from your guests in order to enjoy each other and create stunning portraits. My photographic coverage throughout your reception aims to capture the glances of love and laughter during the speeches, old friends seeing one another after years, people having fun and children playing. I photograph everything from table decorations, venue, cars, cake cutting and your first dance together as a married couple. I stick around a little longer whilst your friends and family show what they can do on the dance floor and once I am happy that I have covered all the major elements of the story, I slip away leaving you to enjoy yourselves.
After your wedding
A few weeks after your wedding you will receive a luxury presentation box with a unique memory stick, ready for you to view the files, print and share. I provide a wide selection of individually edited images in vibrant colour and also a second edit in black and white of the photographs that I feel would be best suited to this documentary effect.
Wedding Album Design
The selection process should be quite a simple task, but so many couples just cant decide “I want them all in the album, Derek”, they tell me. On completion of your honeymoon, please dedicate a few hours and choose wisely, once have your selected photographs that tell your story from your engagement session to your evening reception first dance, I can start to personally design your album. I design an album, that I feel tells your day and paying particular attention to composition and layout depending on the size and amount of pages selected. A preview is then provided for viewing before delivered to one of Europe's prestigious labs for production.
How to Book
Please view my wedding portfolio and if you feel the style of photography that I love to create, is what your after, then please don't hesitate to call or email me. We can arrange a consultation, I would love to know all about you, where you met and how I can start the photographic plans for your special day. Ultimately, if you choose to commission me, I will send you a contract and booking form in which I ask you to give me as much information as possible about your day. A booking fee, is then asked and your date is secured giving you peace of mind that your photography is now in safe hands. The booking fee of £300 is deducted from the final amount of your chosen package, this fee is then paid 21 days before the wedding day or take out my payment plan of paying up in three instalments.
Engagement Photo Sessions
Engagement Photo sessions are a valuable way to build rapport, confidence and to relax with me and my camera months before your big day, which eliminates any complexity. Easily said....I know! But a professional portrait photo session before your wedding will help. A pre wedding engagement photo session is about three things:
1. Getting to know each other a bit better.
2. Getting the nerves of being photographed out of the way before your wedding.
3. For me to work out what will suit you and how to get the best out of you.
Its a chance to practice ideas that you would like on the day and at a location that has meaning to you both. We can walk, talk and take some photos along the way. It will last about an hour and you get to see the results a couple of weeks later.
Images from recent weddings can be viewed within Wedding Photography Video
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I would love to hear from you both so feel free to contact me where I can show you actual wedding albums from real weddings and discuss in detail your wedding photography requirements.
Bookings by appointment only, Contact me today on Mobile 07886230927 or Office 01241 829222 to answer any photography enquiries or use the Contact Form