Aberdeen Wedding Photographer.

I've been a wedding photographer in Aberdeen for over eight years now. Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have some of the best Aberdeen Wedding Venues in the country (from castles to stately homes). So, if you plan your Aberdeen wedding photography, you are spoilt for choice while looking for photographers in Aberdeen. Follow this link for one of the top wedding venues in Aberdeenshire. Logie Country House Weddings.

 

Living in Elgin gives me a central base to travel to Aberdeen or surrounding areas for wedding photography. This central location also allows me to cover Inverness to the north ( the gateway to the Highlands). Further to the south is stunning Perthshire with the tourist hotspots of Pitlochry and Blair Athol. The Hermitage near Dunkeld, a few miles south, looks gorgeous in its autumn colours. To the southeast of Perthshire is the county of Fife, with its stunning beaches and villages on the east coast.

 

Planning Your Aberdeen Wedding Photography!

As an Aberdeen wedding photographer for several years, I've been lucky enough to gather some insights I'm eager to share with you. Deciding on the season for your wedding is the first step. Each season offers its unique charm:

  • Winter brings short days, twinkly lights, and sometimes a touch of frost and snow.
  • Spring welcomes you with lengthening days, fresh growth, and the warmth of early sunsets.
  • Summer promises long, hot days perfect for outdoor weddings and celebratory drinks with friends.
  • Autumn wraps you in the golden hues of dying leaves.

After choosing your ideal season, the next move is to scout for the best wedding venues and check their availability. Securing your venue is crucial. From there, you can begin to line up other essential suppliers: think photographers and videographers, the dress, catering (unless your venue covers this), a celebrant, the cake, and, of course, arrangements for hair and makeup.
 

My Approach.

 

So you are at the point of looking for a wedding photographer in Aberdeen for your wedding photos.
 

Where do you start?

 

Well, Google would be my first choice. So type your search term into the "Wedding Photographers in Aberdeen" search box, bringing up a list of photographers in Aberdeen.

 

You will know what style of Aberdeen wedding photographer you want for your wedding photos. Once you have a list, head to their social media, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, to give you an idea of more of their portfolio. Full details of what they can provide will be on the websites.

 

 

I am a documentary photographer about 90% of the time. Most of the day is left to flow naturally. The only time I influence is during the family formal group photos. Although, I get these done as quickly after the ceremony. Well, nobody wants to hang around.

 

Once done, I take you (the couple) away to get the bridal portraits done at a chosen location, giving them alone time for an hour. Here, I will add an element of my creativity to create something which will hang with pride on your wall. Then it's back for the speeches, meal, and first dance. Depending on the time of the night, I may get the couple out for a twilight photo.

This article will give you an insight into how I work.

 

How I Became An Aberdeen Wedding Photographer?

 

How did I become an Aberdeen wedding photographer?

 

An accident is an answer to the above. In 2014, my younger brother was getting married, and somehow I agreed. I'd been doing all landscape work for the previous five years. So yeah, I knew what I was doing with a professional camera, but I had never covered a wedding. Having been asked to capture the family groups after the ceremony. But a few weeks beforehand, I had persuaded myself to cover the bridal preparations before the first dance. I photographed a friend's wedding the following year, which hooked me.

 

 

 

In tandem with starting to market myself in the wedding industry the following year, I went to England to embark on wedding photography training. A mixture of practical photography training and business training covered marketing and how to run your wedding business.

 

Why Is Wedding Photography Important?

 

The flowers die, the food gets eaten, the wine drunk, and the cake cut, but the wedding photos last forever!

 

Having a professional Aberdeen wedding photographer capture your wedding photography is an investment worth making.

What will you remember after all the chaos, love, and laughter? Little snippets will fade, but with a professional capturing your wedding photography, someone who has been through it all is used to getting those little moments. Whether emotional or fun, you can be sure you'll have something lasting. Combine this with one of my Aberdeen wedding photography packages, which contains a wedding album, and you now have something to pass down to future generations. You will have something to cherish for generations to come. Reminding you of the little moments you missed or have forgotten alongside this, you will have a high-quality wedding album of the day.

 

Aberdeen Wedding Photography Pricing.

 

 

A big topic if you plan to book a wedding photographer in Aberdeen. But have you ever sat down and thought about it? Why does it cost what it does?

 

My Approach To Aberdeen Wedding Photography Pricing.

 

My approach to being an Aberdeen wedding photographer starts when you first enquire about the availability of your day. I will then find out more about your day and plans. I will arrange to meet you for a coffee to discuss your plans. It is also an opportunity for us to get to know each other. Why? To get the best wedding photos, you must relax and enjoy yourselves.

From booking until your wedding day, I am happy to answer any queries. In the month before the wedding day, I will arrange to meet for a coffee to discuss the final plans.

The next time you see me will be on the morning of your wedding day.
 

The Wedding Day.

 

I arrive at your chosen location and time for bridal preparations on your wedding day, usually 9.30/10.00 am. I'm with the bridal party through to the ceremony unless the groom is nearby, where I can head off to photograph him getting ready, returning to the most important person on the day, the bride. Once the ceremony is complete, the family group photos are taken, then the couple portraits. These are the special moments you may produce for wall art for your home.

The next stage of the wedding day is the speeches just before the wedding meal. Once you have enjoyed your meal and can spend time with family and friends, it's time for the first dance. That first moment where you get to dance together as husband and wife.
 

Post Wedding Day.

 

Immediately after I'm home from your wedding, I will back up all the photos twice, ensuring I always have at least two copies of everything for security. The next day, I will start going through the hundreds, maybe thousands of photos and culling any that don't make the grade, such as where someone has blinked. From here, the editing begins in earnest. It's where I create a set of beautiful wedding photographs with a look in keeping with my brand. Once complete, which may take several weeks, then uploaded to your online gallery. After which, I will design and prepare your wedding album in consultation with you.


 

So Why Does Wedding Photography Cost So Much?

 

Aberdeen wedding photographers aren't just working on your wedding day; there is all the pre-booking work, the work leading up to your wedding day, on the day itself, editing, and album design afterwards.

Wedding photography is an investment, not an expense. After the wedding, in the months or years ahead, how will you remember those memories? Yes, that's right, the wedding photography.

Wedding photographers in Aberdeen are professionals. They have insurance, training, and equipment to maintain alongside the usual business costs.

When selecting an Aberdeen photographer, you should always view their previous work, ensuring you like it and the style. Photographers will have various packages available for different budgets. These will range from digital-only to packages containing albums.

If you have worked out your budget for your Aberdeen wedding photographer, research their style and the various packages available. Now you're at the point of asking about availability on your chosen wedding date.

Can you meet your wedding photographer in Aberdeen? If all things go well, you can invest in your Aberdeen photographer.
 

Why Choose Me?

 

To most people, one photographer in Aberdeen is the same as any other. True to certain extents. We all carry a box that takes pictures. ;)

Seriously though, the wedding photographer will be ever-present on your wedding day. They will turn up as the bride and bridesmaids are still in their dressing gowns; hair and makeup still need to be done snapping away. But this is a vital part of the transformation into the blushing bride. They will be there right through every step of the first dance. So this person you'll have to get on with and be relaxed around.

As wedding photographers in Aberdeen, we are creative people. We see the situation differently and will put our stamp on a job. Based on their online portfolio and presence, you've booked a meeting with a photographer! So when you meet your photography wedding photographer, be sure you get the chance to look through some more of their portfolio. Get them to show you complete weddings, not just select photographs hand-picked from other weddings. And current ones at that. With time, their style and ability change, allowing you to gauge whether they will fit in with your vision of your day's appearance.

If you want to book me, I will always arrange a meeting with you via phone, video call or in person.

 

The aim is to make the day stress-free and relaxed. I love weddings in Aberdeen because I want to ensure you get the best photos.

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A few relevant articles:

Why Do I Love Weddings? And What It's Like To Work With Me!

Questions to Ask Mike Your Photographer at Fitlike Photography.

A selection of slideshows from my YouTube channel.

Sandman Signature, Aberdeen.
Aswanley Wedding Venue, Huntly.
Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen.

Logie Country House, Aberdeenshire.
Ballogie House, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.
The Chester Hotel, Abedeen.

Some of my favourite Aberdeen Wedding Venues.

Sandman Signature.
Logie Country House.
Aswanley Wedding Venue.
MacDonald Pittodrie House.

The Chester Hotel.