Inverness Wedding Photographer

I've been a wedding photographer in Inverness for over nine years. Inverness and the Highlands have some of the best Inverness Wedding Venues in the country (from castles to stately homes). So, if you are planning your wedding photography, you are spoilt for choice.
Living in Elgin gives me a central base to travel to Inverness or the Highland areas. This central location also allows me to cover Aberdeen to the east. 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 Inverness Wedding.


Having been fortunate to be a wedding photographer in Inverness for a few years, I can give some advice.

Here are some potential benefits of each season for a wedding:

Winter:

A winter wedding can provide a cosy and intimate atmosphere, with the possibility of snow and winter-themed decorations.
Venues may have more availability and lower prices during the winter, as it is not peak wedding season.
Winter fashion can be exquisite and sophisticated, with the opportunity to wear faux fur, velvet, or other luxurious fabrics.

Spring:

A spring wedding can feature fresh blooms and vibrant colours, with the possibility of outdoor ceremonies and receptions.
The weather is often mild and pleasant, without other seasons' extreme heat or cold.
Spring is a time of renewal and growth, symbolising the start of a new chapter in the couple's lives.

Summer:

A summer wedding can offer sunny skies and warm temperatures, perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.
Summer provides various wedding themes, from beachy and tropical to elegant garden parties.
Guests may have more flexibility to attend a summer wedding, which is often a popular time for vacation and travel.

Autumn:

An autumn wedding can feature beautiful foliage and rich colours, with the possibility of incorporating fall harvest elements into the decor.
The weather is often mild and pleasant, with crisp air and cosy evenings.
Autumn fashion can be stylish and versatile, with the opportunity to wear layers and incorporate seasonal accessories like scarves and boots.

Of course, these are just a few potential benefits of each season - ultimately, the best season for a wedding depends on the couple's preferences, schedules, and priorities!



Here are some links to my top Inverness wedding venues:

Achnagairn Castle, Inverness.


"Named as one of the top wedding venues in the UK by Harper Bazaar".

Achnagairn Castle is a five-star exclusive-use wedding venue in the Highlands near Inverness, Scotland. 
This stunning castle offers a picturesque and romantic setting for weddings and other special events. It is known for its beautiful architecture, lush surroundings, and luxurious amenities, making it a popular choice for couples looking for a fairy-tale wedding experience in the Scottish Highlands.

Some of the key features and offerings of Achnagairn Castle as a wedding venue include:
Achnagairn Castle is a historic and beautifully restored Scottish castle providing a unique and elegant backdrop for weddings and celebrations. The castle is typically rented exclusively for events, allowing couples and their guests to have the entire property for their wedding celebration. They offer a range of luxurious and stylish accommodations on-site, including bedrooms and lodges, ensuring the wedding party and guests can stay comfortably. The venue often provides a variety of wedding packages to suit different preferences and budgets, which may include catering, floral arrangements, and other services. Achnagairn Castle boasts a range of event spaces, including grand reception rooms and outdoor areas, to accommodate different wedding styles and sizes. It's important to note that the details and offerings of wedding venues can change over time, so it's advisable to visit the official website of Achnagairn Castle or contact them directly for the most up-to-date information on their services, availability, and pricing if you're interested in hosting your wedding there.

Macdonald Drummossie Hotel, Inverness.


The Macdonald Drumossie Hotel in Inverness, Scotland, is famous for weddings and special events. The hotel offers a picturesque setting and various facilities to make your wedding day memorable. However, please note that specific details and services may change over time, so it's essential to contact the hotel directly for the most up-to-date information regarding their wedding services, packages, and availability. The hotel likely has indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. You can choose the one that best fits your vision and guest count.

Loch Ness Country House, Inverness.


The Loch Ness Country House Hotel, Inverness, situated near the famous Loch Ness in Scotland, offers a unique and picturesque location for a wedding. The dramatic landscape provides a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding photos and creates a romantic atmosphere. The hotel often offers comfortable and elegant accommodation options for you and your guests, which can be incredibly convenient for out-of-town guests and helps ensure everyone can relax and enjoy the celebration without worrying about transportation. The Loch Ness Country House Hotel staff often have experience organising weddings, ensuring your big day runs smoothly. They can assist with wedding planning, coordination, and logistics, reducing stress and allowing you to focus on the joy of the occasion. 

The Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness.



The Kingsmills Hotel is a popular wedding venue located in Inverness, Scotland. It is known for its beautiful surroundings and excellent wedding and other events facilities. While I can provide some general information about weddings at The Kingsmills Hotel, please keep in mind that specific details may change over time, and it's always best to contact the hotel directly for the most up-to-date information. The Kingsmills Hotel offers various wedding venue options, including elegant indoor spaces and beautiful outdoor settings. Some common choices include the Kingsmills Suite, the Garden Room, and the manicured grounds for outdoor ceremonies. The hotel offers a range of accommodations, making it convenient for your guests to stay on-site. The Kingsmills Hotel typically has a team of experienced wedding coordinators who can assist you in planning and organising your special day. They can help with everything from choosing decor to arranging transportation.

My Approach.


So you are at the point of looking to find your wedding photographer in the Highlands.

Where do you start?


Google would be my first choice. Type your search term into the "Inverness Wedding Photographer" box, bringing up a list of Inverness photographers.
You will know my style now, having been the  Inverness photographer you want for your big day. Once you have a list, go to their social media, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, to get an idea of more of their portfolio. Full details of what they can provide will be on the websites.

I am a documentary photographer 90% of the time. Most of the day is left to flow naturally. I only had any influence during the family formal group photos. Although, I get these done as quickly after the ceremony. 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 that 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 or two.

I am giving you an insight into how I work as an Inverness photographer.

 

How I Became An Inverness 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. I was only supposed to capture the family group photos 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 the market myself the following year in the wedding industry, I went to England to embark on wedding photography training. A mixture of practical photography training alongside this, there was business training covering 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 wedding photographer capture the story of your day is an investment worth making.
After all the chaos, love and laughter, what will you remember? Little snippets will fade, but with a professional wedding photographer covering your wedding day, someone who has been through it all before 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 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. Reminding you of the little moments you missed or have forgotten alongside this, you will have a high-quality wedding album of the day.

Inverness Wedding Photography Pricing.


 But have you ever sat down and thought about it? Why does it cost what it does? There can often be a range in Inverness wedding photography pricing.

My Approach To Inverness Wedding Photography Pricing.


My approach to being a wedding photographer in Inverness starts when you first ask 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 projects. It is also an opportunity for us to get to know each other. Why? To get the best wedding photos on your wedding day, you must relax and enjoy yourselves. 
From booking until your wedding day, I am happy to answer any queries you may have. 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.
  

The Wedding Day.


I arrive for bridal preparations at your chosen location and on your wedding day, usually at 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. 
On your wedding day in Inverness, you will see me use several techniques to get the wedding photographs you will cherish for years. These techniques will include natural light and guidance to get you in the best position to use light. At other times, I will use flash, both on-camera and off-camera. These help me create my signature Inverness wedding photographs.

Post Wedding Day.


Immediately after I'm home from your wedding, I will back up all the photos twice. 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, I will upload your photos to your online gallery. After that, I will go ahead and design and prepare your wedding album in consultation with you.

So Why Does Wedding Photography Cost So Much?

Inverness wedding photographers are working on something other than your wedding day. All the pre-booking work goes in 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 Inverness are professionals. They have insurance, training and equipment to maintain alongside the usual business costs. 
When selecting a wedding photographer, you should always view their previous work, ensuring you like it and its 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 Inverness 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 Inverness? If everything goes well, you can invest in your Inverness wedding photographer.


 

Why Choose Me?


To most people, one photographer is the same as any other. True to certain extents. We all carry a box that takes pictures. ;)
Seriously though, on your wedding day, your photographer will be ever-present throughout the whole day. They will turn up as the Bride and bridesmaids are still in their dressing gowns, and hair and makeup still need to be done snapping away. But this is a vital part, a record of the transformation into the blushing Bride. They will be there right through every step of the first dance. So this is a person you'll have to get on with and be relaxed around.
As wedding photographers, 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 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. Their style and ability change with time, allowing you to gauge whether they fit in with your vision of your day's appearance.

If you want to book me, I will always arrange a meeting with you in person, by phone or video.
The aim is to make the day stress-free and relaxed, ensuring you get the best photos you deserve.

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A selection of wedding slideshows from Inverness weddings.

Kingsmill Hotel, Inverness.
Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel, Aviemore.
Glen Mhor Hotel and Apartments, Inverness.

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