I've been an Inverness wedding photographer now for over six 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, 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 south. Further to the south, there is stunning Perthshire with the tourist hotspot of Pitlochry and Blair Athol. A few miles south, we have the Hermitage near Dunkeld, which look stunning in their autumn colours. To the southeast of Perthshire is the county of Fife with its stunning beaches and villages on the east coast.
Planing Your Inverness Wedding.
Having been fortunate to have been a wedding photographer in Inverness for a few years, I can give a little advice.
You'll first need to decide which season you want to get married.
Winter- Short days, twinkly lights, frost and snow.
Spring- With lengthening days, new growth, early sunsets and warmer days.
Summer- Long hot days, outside weddings, drinks with friends.
Autumn- The leaves are dying back with golden colours.
Once you've decided on this, it's time to think about the best Inverness wedding venues and their availability. Get this in place, and you can then start thinking about the other suppliers you will need. Photographers in Inverness, Videographers, Dress, Catering ( unless the venue arranges this), celebrant, cake and hair and makeup.
So you are at the point of looking to find your wedding photographer Inverness.
Where do you start?
Google would be my first choice. Type in your search term into the search box "Inverness Wedding Photographer", bringing up a list of photographers in Inverness.
You will know what style of Inverness photographer you want for your big day. Once you have a list, go 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 tend to be a documentary photographer 90% of the time. Most of the day is left to flow naturally. The only time I have any influence is during the family formal groups photos. Although, I try to get these done as quick as I can 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 a spot of alone time for an hour. Here I will add an element of my creativity to create something which will hang with pride of place on your wall. Then it's back for the speeches, meal and first dance. Depending on the time of night and if possible, I may get the couple out for a twilight photo or two.
Hopefully, this will give you an insight into how I work.
How I Became A Wedding Photographer.
How did I become a wedding photographer?
An accident is an answer to the above. Back in 2014, my younger brother was getting married, somehow I agreed. I'd been doing all landscape work for the previous five years at the time. So yeah, I knew what I was doing with a professional camera but never covered a wedding. To start with, I'd only got asked to capture the family groups after the ceremony. But a few weeks beforehand, I had allowed myself to persuaded into covering the bridal preparations through to the first dance. The following year I photographed a friends wedding, which was me hooked.
In tandem with starting market myself the following year in the wedding industry, I went down 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, the cake cut, but the wedding photos last forever!
Having a professional Inverness photographer capture the story of your day is an investment worth making.
After all the chaos, love and laughter, what are you going to remember? That's right, little snippets, which will fade, but with a professional wedding photographer in Inverness covering your wedding day, someone who has been through it all before who is tuned in to getting those little moments. Whether it is emotional or fun, you can be sure that you'll have something lasting. Combine this with one of my wedding photography packages which contain 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.
To most people, one photographer in Inverness is probably the same as any other. True to certain extents. We all carry a box that takes pictures. ;)
Seriously though, on your wedding day, it's the photographer that will be the ever-present throughout the whole day. He or she will turn up as the bride and bridesmaids are still in their dressing gowns, hair and makeup not yet 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 way to the first dance. So this is a person you're going to have to get on with and be relaxed around.
As wedding photographers, we are creative people. We each see the situation differently and will put our stamp on a job. You've booked a meeting with a photographer based on their online portfolio and presence! So when you meet your Inverness wedding photographer, be sure you get the chance to look through some more of his / her 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 how your day will look.
If you are looking to book me, I will always try to arrange a meeting with you. Either in person, phone or video call.
The aim is to make the day stress free and relaxed. Making sure you get the best photos you deserve on the day.