Scot Wed Photos: Blog http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog en-us (C) Scot Wed Photos (Scot Wed Photos) Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:06:00 GMT Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:06:00 GMT http://www.scotwedphotos.com/img/s10/v110/u316479506-o300473861-50.jpg Scot Wed Photos: Blog http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog 80 120 5 Tips on how NOT to chose your Wedding Photographer http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2016/6/5-tips-on-how-not-to-chose-your-wedding-photographer 1 / They are good value

When choosing your photographer don’t just pick them based on value and what is included, don’t just go with the photographer that includes a free engagement shoot, printed album, online gallery, USB pen, photo frames and printed t-shirts just because of the extra bits, they are secondary to the photos that will be captured. It is so important you find and hire a photographer that you love. Their work matches your style, you know you can trust them, you feel relaxed and at ease with them, all these things will make for an easier day and also better and more natural photos. Many photographers will offer packages with bits mentioned before, including an engagement shoot is becoming more and more popular, if they match your style, you love their work and you ‘click’ with them then this is great, however don’t just pick a photographer purely based on value and what is included.

2 / They ‘will do’

When planning your wedding there are a million and one things to think about, the list seems endless and sometimes you may just think that ‘will do’. You maybe looking at lots of photographers and struggling to find the time to meet up with them to view their work and see how you get on. It is important not to pick a photographer just because it is taking some time and seeming like an endless task, take your time and ensure you not only find a wedding photographers work that you love, but also a person behind the camera you love too. When you find them you will walk away feeling like you have just been speaking to a close friend, it is so important and makes a real difference to how you feel and come across in front of the camera.

Wedding photographers love what they do, they have a passion for the industry and a passion for capturing beautiful weddings, you may be feeling stressed and many photographers will understand and be able to relate. Just ensure you find the right photographer for you, one that matches your style and one that you can trust and feel relaxed with, go with your gut, if you have no doubts then get them booked! But don’t just say ‘they will do’.

3 / They have ‘some’ stunning photos

Whereever you see a wedding photographer be it here on this site or online you will see lots of beautiful photos, a range of stunning shots that will catch your eye and make you go wow. This is great and you should find a photographer who’s work you love and makes you go wow, however it is important to remember that it is great having a few photos that make you go wow, however you want a wedding story that makes you go wow, the point here is consistency. When viewing a photographers work ensure you see full and completed albums, this maybe online or a hard copy, you want to ensure that all photos are stunning and the quality is exceptional throughout, and not just one or two photos that look great. A good photographer can take stunning photos, a great wedding photographer can tell a story through beautiful photos.

4 / They are recommended by the Venue

So you have picked your wedding venue and booked the date, depending on the venue they may have a list of recommended suppliers, from catering, florists, planners and photographers. This is a great starting place however it is important not to just go off this list and not open your eyes to other alternatives. Check out the article the double edged sword of being a venue ‘preferred’ wedding photographer. You may prefer styles of other photographers you may have seen on here for example that are not on their list, you may have met a photographer from their list but not felt completely happy. Don’t compromise on your wedding photographer by just reviewing ones recommended by the venue, ensure you get the best photographer you can afford and the one you want.

5 / My Uncle has a new camera

Be it your Uncle or friend down the road, wedding photography is more than just a camera. Just because they may have an expensive camera doesn’t mean they have the experience and knowledge to go and capture a wedding. They may love photography, going out at weekends capturing landscape shots, or pictures of the kids playing in the park, however when it comes to weddings it is a dynamic event. The camera is just a tool and means for capturing the moment, the skill, knowledge and experience is the key to wedding photography. You only get one chance so you want to be in the right place at the right time, you want to ensure you capture that one moment beautifully, you want to ensure you have a wedding story that will help you relive the emotions and happiness if your wedding day.

Photography isn’t about an expensive camera, it is about capturing a story.

Remember you only get one chance when it comes to your wedding photos and after it is all over the photos are the one thing that will stay with you for ever, ensure you hire the best wedding photographer you can afford and hire the best person to capture your wedding day. It is an investment that you will be glad you made years down the road when you look back through your wedding album reliving those special moments and emotions.

See the full article here

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Affordable wedding photography Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland 2016 http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2015/10/affordable-wedding-photography-edinburgh-glasgow-scotland-2016 Affordable wedding photography Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland.

A quick overview of the happy couples I photographed over the past 12 months and a few favourites from the archives. The one thing which these photographs emphasise are, happy, relaxed couples, photographed in natural situations and without cheesy 'stare at the camera' grins. This is an art which requires an experienced wedding photographer who allows the couple to enjoy their day, while capturing beautiful memories which will last forever.

 

 

Looking forward to meeting more fantastic couples in 2016 who will also benefit from affordable wedding photography Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland by Scot Wed Photos

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House for an Art Lover, Glasgow wedding http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2015/10/house-for-an-art-lover-glasgow-wedding The House for an Art Lover is a building constructed in 1989-96, based on a design of 1901 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh with his wife, Margaret MacDonald.
The building is situated in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, Scotland

This was the first time I had photographed a wedding at this venue and while it was unmistakenly Charles Rennie Mackintosh throughout, the thing which really struck me was the quality of the natural light, streaming in, through the massive windows. It may just have been the time of day or the month of the year but, the light was amazing. Thankfully my Nikon D750 was well able to handle the higher ISO sensitivity settings I required to ba able to switch off the flash and capture the beautiful atmosphere, inside this wonderful venue.

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Gay friendly wedding photography Edinburgh Glasgow Scotland http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2015/9/Gay-friendly-wedding-photography-Edinburgh-Glasgow-Scotland Scot Wed Photos are delighted to capture the love and emotion of your special day and make sure that our couples feel happy and relaxed throughout the day. Capturing all your special moments without your wedding day becoming a photo-shoot.

 

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The Wedding Season http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2015/8/the-wedding-season Well, 2015 has been a very busy year and the wedding season is almost over. Having said that, I still have weddings booked through to October and no doubt, there will be the last minute winter weddings. I'm never sure if I like winter weddings, the photographs can be great, but the temperatures and frostbite in the fingers are quite another matter.  2016 is looking like another busy year and there's even some bookings in already, for 2017.

It seems like I've spent the entire summer (what we've had of it) sitting at my new Apple computer, editing photographs and creating slideshows, the first is a task but, the slideshows, I absolutely love creating.  I've actually got round to uploading a sample slideshow which you can find in the Menu, under Portfolio.

The great thing about being a reportage wedding photographer is that I see and get to photograph so many fantastic locations and ideas put together by each couple, such as photographs inside the Hearts football ground, with the Scottish Cup, which took some arranging but the Owner and Directors made it happen, for this lucky couple.

 

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Then there was the Bride who arrived at her wedding by Speedboat at Duck Bay on Loch Lomond, quite an entrance and a surprise for all her guests, in the background.

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The beautiful setting at The Jedburgh Abbey Hotel near the Abbey ruins.

 

 

And, I'll never forget the little girl, who completely stole the show at Mum & Dad's wedding in the MacDonald Hollyrood Hotel, Edinburgh.

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The vu water lily bathgate weddings http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2015/5/the-vu-water-lily-bathgate-weddings The Vu Water Lily Bathgate Weddings

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the Vu Water Lily

The Vu is the premier wedding venue in central Scotland.

 

Hold your wedding ceremony in West Lothian's most spectacular wedding venue.
This unique setting, nestled in the Bathgate hills and in the middle of Ballencrieff Reservoir in the heart of Scotland offers something truly magical for you and up to 140 guests. The venue has full height windows providing 270 degree views to the West over the reservoir. You really do feel as if you’re on the water.

 

the Vu Oasis Suite

With its flexible layout, feature lighting and spectacular vaulted ceiling,
the Vu Oasis Suite is an ideal venue for your wedding ceremony and reception.

 

I have photographed many weddings at this venue and just love the fantastic photographs which can be taken here.

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Behind The Lens http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2015/4/my-photo-book When I'm not working as a wedding photographer, I love to take photographs just for fun.

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Wedding photography Glasgow http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2015/4/wedding-photography-glasgow Wedding photography Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland at affordable prices with license to print, HD slide show and inexpensive albums

You want beautiful wedding photographs which capture all the special moments of your day, photographs you’ll be proud to show to your friends and family. Natural, relaxed photographs, like the one on the left, are considered more expressive than posed photographs, they capture the emotion and mood,  at that  precise moment. Each photograph shows a special moment from your day and together with many more, gives you a complete record of your  wedding day, in beautiful natural photographs. There’s no limit to the number of photographs taken and you’ll get them all.

But it gets better, you will also receive a full HD slide show, using your photographs and music giving you the opportunity to re-live your entire  day, from  start to finish, anytime in the future. You can watch the slide-show on your PC, laptop or your television.

All your photographs will be safely stored and if you ever need to replace them, for any reason, no problem and the service is free.

I will also give you license to print, share and distribute your photographs to friends and family, so you won’t have to pay a fortune for prints, over and above the initial fee. Packages start at just £400 with a £100 Booking Fee.

Why are your prices so affordable?

People often ask this question; I've been a wedding photographer for many years and I know what my clients expect, I put myself in your position then ask, “What would I want from a wedding photographer?”  Digital photography has changed everything and in my opinion, the days of making more profit from prints and albums than I make from actually doing the job, are long gone and not before time. I don’t agree with charging to photograph your wedding then (to coin a phrase) treat you as a ‘dripping roast’ for the next few months selling you prints, expensive albums, T-shirts, key rings and mugs.

So, if you like what you've seen and appreciate that you can have a fully qualified and experienced wedding photographer with many testimonials, without paying a fortune, it's time to complete the Booking Form and find out if I'm available to photograph your wedding day.

 

Wedding Photography Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Wedding photography Edinburgh http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2015/4/wedding-photography-edinburgh Wedding photography Edinburgh Glasgow Scotland at affordable prices with license to print, HD slide show and inexpensive albums

 

You want beautiful wedding photographs which capture all the special moments of your day, photographs you'll be proud to show to your friends and family. Natural, relaxed photographs, like the one on the left, are considered more expressive than posed photographs, they capture the emotion and mood,  at that  precise moment. Each photograph shows a special moment from your day and together with many more, gives you a complete record of your  wedding day, in beautiful natural photographs. There's no limit to the number of photographs taken and you'll get them all.

But it gets better, you will also receive a full HD slide show, using your photographs and music giving you the opportunity to re-live your entire  day, from  start to finish, anytime in the future. You can watch the slide-show on your PC, laptop or your television.

All your photographs will be safely stored and if you ever need to replace them, for any reason, no problem and the service is free.

I will also give you license to print, share and distribute your photographs to friends and family, so you won't have to pay a fortune for prints, over and above the initial fee. Packages start at just £400 with a £100 Booking Fee.

Why are your prices so affordable?

People often ask this question. I've been a wedding photographer for many years and I know what my clients expect, I put myself in your position then ask the question, "What would I want from a wedding photographer?"  Digital photography has changed everything and in my opinion, the days of making more profit from prints and albums than I make from actually doing the job, are long gone and not before time. I don't agree with charging to photograph your wedding then (to coin a phrase) treat you as a 'dripping roast' for the next few months selling you prints, expensive albums, T-shirts, key rings and mugs.

So, if you like what you've seen and appreciate that you can have a fully qualified and experienced wedding photographer with many testimonials, without paying a fortune, it's time to complete the Booking Form and find out if I'm available to photograph your wedding day.

 

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Parent Grandparent Portraits http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2015/4/parent-grandparent-portraits parent portrait, family portrait, grandparent portrait, gran, grandad, grandchildren,Parent Grandparent Family Portrait I never knew my Grandparents and have no Grandparent Portraits. My parents have both passed away and again, I have no recent Parent Portraits to remember them, the way I knew them.

How nice it would be to have great photographs showing Gran and Grandad just as they are, the way you think of them, in their own home or garden and maybe with the grandchildren, which always makes for great expressions.

Don't end up like me, with no recent professional photographs, they don't cost a fortune and you will forever be glad you had them done.

Drop me an email for more information and a quotation.

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Creative Wedding Photography http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2015/3/creative-wedding-photography Creative Wedding Photography

2015 has been a busy year and we're not even into springtime yet.

So what have I been up to?

First I decided to upgrade my camera lenses to complete my line-up of the very best lenses which money can buy, for my faithful Nikon D700 camera. I also bought a second D700 camera as a backup. This little lot all required a new carry case and a twin shoulder strap to enable me to wear two cameras at once, talk about making life difficult for myself.  Still on the list, is another flashgun and oh! did I mention, I want another camera!

I was going to go for the new Nikon D810 at 36.3 megapixels however, at that price, I've decided that since I have no need to produce 6ft x 3ft prints, that camera is rather an overkill and the image files are massive so, I think it's going to be the Nikon D750 at a modest 24 megapixels, then of course, I'll want two of them ... need to increase prices I think! (just kidding).

Update 4th April 2015: Happy to report I've now ordered the new Nikon D750 and I'm like a kid waiting for Santa, it arrives on Tuesday 7th April

Well, it's now 1st November and I've had the chance to use the new camera many times. WOW is an understatement, this Nikon D750 is absolutely spectacular and enables me to do so much more, in fact, I don't know how I managed before acquiring this amazing camera.

 

 

I just remembered, I called this post, Creative Wedding Photography well, between the new lenses and the new cameras, creativity is something I can never blame the equipment for, should I fail to produce amazing images.

 

This is one I took last week, which I quite like. As always with a bit more time, space and thought, it could have been better but, I wanted to catch that fleeting expression and in that respect, I'm very happy with this image.

 

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What your reading on this new website is the culmination of two weeks work, no not this post, the actual website. This is one of 5 which I tried out during a 10-day period and I finally decided on this one because I like the simple home page layout and the total flexibility to change anything I want.
 
I can now offer "do-it-yourself" albums where my clients can design and produce their own photo books with 20 to 60 pages, laid out any way they choose.  I still have lots to do on Search Engine Optimisation so I'm still running my original website domain (www.scotwedphotos.co.uk)to bolster this one (hopefully).
 
Anyway, that's about it for this post, no doubt I'll find something to get my teeth into for the next two weeks, like fine-tuning the focus on all my lenses, for each camera, I've been putting that one off until tomorrow, for a while now.
 
Scot Wed Photos offer wedding photography at affordable prices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and throughout Scotland. There are no travel charges and no hourly rates, the price you see is the price you pay. Apart from hundreds of top quality photographs, capturing the events of your wedding day, you also receive a fantastic slide show which re-lives your entire day. There's also a facility on this website to create and have printed, your own Wedding Album, available from your online gallery.
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HD Slideshow with every package http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2015/3/hd-slideshow-with-every-package I provide an HD slideshow with every package. A small wedding HD slideshow normally lasts around 20 minutes, this is a short sample.

 

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Wedding Photography Prices Edinburgh http://www.scotwedphotos.com/blog/2014/5/Wedding-Photography-Prices-Edinburgh Wedding photography prices 2015 – 2016 Our wedding photography prices below, apply to new bookings and do not reflect on current or past bookings. There are no charges for travel, within mainland Scotland. Once you’ve paid your deposit, the price for … Continue reading

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