Perhaps I should break down elements of my photography style and describe with keywords the “formula”. Documentary, professional, storytelling, artistic, atmospheric, emotional, raw, – the common words you can find if you look around for wedding photographer. I feel like that is not quite the full picture of my style.

To put it simply, it’s a twist between honest editorial and art. But above all that, what I LOVE is to create a visual story about Peoples. I am for you, your family and friends. Your day is unique and special. I will be there to capture moments and bring back memories of the beautiful moments of your life. For me, it’s a privilege to be a witness of such a special day.

I don’t edit or retouch photos heavily. I use my colour enhancement and custom filter techniques, developed over the years to create that “moody” editing style. A touch of the grainy film look and modern photography standard industry. I deliver photos in colour and black and white. Amount of b&w shoots vary between 20% to 40% off the gallery package.

Elopement

How it works

There’s only one rule about elopements – no rules. Wear red or black wedding dress. Have your ceremony private and tell your family and friends later or keep it open. Can be many reasons why modern lovers pick this form of marriage over a traditional wedding venue. To name few; cost factor, family pressure, desire to keep it more private and intimate, etc. There’s so much more into elopement nowadays than just traditional meaning of “escaping with somebody to get married secretly”.

To be honest, it’s my favourite thing to photograph. Because it’s an experience for me and you. I can experiment a bit more with the camera, given a more relaxed time and small, intimate and usually quiet event. So then, how “typical” elopement would look like on the day? It’s really up to your own imagination. Go wild, go bold or choose your favourite place for dog walking. Endless ways to get married, one unique just for you. If you undecided and looking for some nice spot in Scotland, I can always help and suggest a few locations. If you would like to know few more details, head to my guide where to elope in Scotland. In terms of timeline, that’s a tricky one. I would not recommend having an elopement during the height of summer, especially in the north-west part of Highlands. Living there, tiny creatures called midges can spoil your perfect intimate moments.

Wedding

The Morning

My coverage usually starts 2 hours before the ceremony. For example, if the wedding starts at 1 pm, I’ll be covering preparation from 11 am. I take my time to shoot details, dress and all that what’s happening around during this moment in the least interrupting way. I usually let myself go as creative as I can to play with light and shadows. I may ask you to move towards better light in the room once you ready and dressed up if needed but that’s all. Ultimately, I’d like to blend in as much as an invisible man. In reality, that gives you plenty of time to get used to the camera and hopefully see me not much different as one of your guests.

Ceremony

This is your and only time. I will not be directing or suggesting anything. I will keep a reasonable distance to not distract you or your guests in that important chapter of your wedding day. Though, focusing on every detail and moment. I must be prepared on every smile, tear, confetti throw in the air. All kind of reactions of your close ones. As much as your photos are important, in the end, the most important is your wedding day and I’ll do all my best to ensure the photography part is enjoyable and easy-going.

Reception

Right after the wedding ceremony is the best time for the whole group shoot that everyone will participate in one photo. Also, it is the usual time for family shoots and requested bridal party photos. It should be arranged beforehand to avoid any confusion and let you and your guests back and enjoy the party. That’s the moment you’ll be fully aware of the camera, looking straight into the camera. It’ll be the most traditional portraits I’ll be taking during the whole time. But that doesn’t mean they are less important to me as the rest of artistic, candid shots. During drink reception I’ll be lurking around, capturing emotions and fun time moments. It’s a good time for any additional photoshoot of the other groups of family or your friends.

Before dinner or just shortly after depends on the sunset you shall reserve some time for an intimate portrait session. Sometimes maybe is worthwhile to skip extra dessert for the beautiful photos which will be cherished for years to come. A session usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. Just go with the flow and trust your photographer. It also gives you a short and only breaks time from the wedding guests. I will guide you a little and encourage to focus on yourselves. After that is time for the party! I usually cover from the first dance to supper. It’s a fun part, I love to shoot happy people in dance motion. And, this is the last stage I’ll be with you, Great memories stay, I do hope as vibrant as photos for years to come.