Welcome to Fitlike Photography by Mike Custer
Each wedding is a love story that deserves to be told!
You are probably now searching for your ideal photographer and visiting wedding photographers' websites. You know what I'm talking about: THE ONE who makes your heart flutter with joy as soon as they send over their portfolio; the photographer that will beautifully document every moment from start to finish and not only does those things but also is there for all those little details, so nothing goes wrong on such an important day.
Why choose me as your wedding photographer?
As your wedding photographer, I am dedicated to capturing the special moments of your big day uniquely and beautifully. With years of experience and a passion for photography, and bringing a creative and personal touch to every wedding, capturing the emotions, joy and love that make your wedding day unforgettable, by choosing me as your photographer, you can trust that I will provide high-quality, stunning photos you can cherish for a lifetime.
As the memories fade, your wedding photos will survive in your wedding album for generations.
I often advise my couples that 90% of the magic lies in natural, candid moments. For the remainder of the day, I lead them into the best light or scene, aiming to create something unique they will take pride in being placed on their walls or being the centrepiece in their wedding album.
Discovering Your Dream Wedding Photographer.
Are you searching for the perfect wedding photographer to capture the most memorable moments of your special day? I'm based in Elgin, a central base allowing me to capture weddings in Aberdeen through to Inverness. Having grown up in Caithness, and as I'm always in the area visiting family, it makes sense as a wedding photographer to offer my services there.
Selecting your wedding photographer can be challenging, and thorough research is a must. It's a substantial decision, given that your chosen photographer will play a major role on your wedding day, from the early moments of preparation until you revel in the night's festivities. Choosing the right photographer is a crucial decision that can profoundly influence the memories of your wedding day. While exploring various photographers and reviewing their portfolios, remember the delicate balance between creativity and capturing timeless moments.
My journey as your wedding photographer begins when you reach out to inquire about my pricing and availability. I believe in establishing a personal connection with my couples from the start. When you decide to work with me, we'll arrange a coffee meeting to discuss your wedding plans. This face-to-face meeting lets us get to know each other better and ensure we are comfortable. After all, your wedding photographer will be by your side throughout your day, and a strong rapport is key to capturing those intimate moments. I'm always here to address any questions or concerns you may have from when you book me until your wedding day.
Father, Husband, lover of the outdoors and camping, loves the odd Wine ( and an occasional Malt) and Rock Music.
I'm sure you've looked around my site, and now you want to find out about me. Well, you're in the right place!
I'm Mike; I live in Elgin with my wife Tracey, whom I met in 1995 and 18 months later, on 30th November 1996, we got married. We have two children ( well, young adults) and three pets ( 2 cats and a dog), which keep us on our toes. As they grew, we spent time camping all over Scotland, giving us a love of the outdoors, which was the beginning of my passion for landscape photography and Tracey and the kids in Scouting. We enjoy going on family walks, listening to music and going to concerts. If I'm not working on weekends, we want nothing more than catching up with friends for food and a few drinks.
When I'm not working, I spend some time at my local leisure centre keeping fit at fitness classes. How else will I sustain a wedding day on my feet, capturing your day to the best of my ability?
Why do I Love Wedding Photography?
Professional Membership with The Societies of Photographers and Training.
I started providing wedding photography in 2014 alongside my landscape photography. Taking this genre seriously ( as you should! You only have one chance to get it right).
At this time, I was mainly a landscape photographer. To use my membership, I submitted a panel of landscape photographs for qualification. In March 2015, I got the news I was after a pass at the Licentiate level ( LSINWP).
Mike Custer Licentiate Landscape Panel with The Societies of Photographers.
Moving forward to March 2019, whilst attending a wedding fair in Elgin, I chatted with an experienced, qualified photographer through The Societies, who volunteered to mentor me through my wedding qualifications. We met about what I needed to do to qualify, and I worked on this over the next year. After another meeting in early March 2020, the panel was finalised and submitted before we landed in lockdown. I got the news I was after during the first week of April—a pass. I now had my Licentiate with a wedding panel (LSWPP).
Training and gaining qualifications won't surprise those who know or follow me.
Mike Custer Licentiate Wedding Panel with The Societies of Photographers.
Mike Custer's profile page on The Societies of Photographers.