Highly experienced wedding photographer, with 100% amazing feedback from couples. I am a fabulously calming influence on your day. You will love the photos and your guests will rave about me too.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Photo booth Available
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
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Every wedding is unique and I treat it that way. That's why I do a venue visit with every couple, I want to learn what they love about the venue, then I add my photographic expertise with the technical aspects of lighting and camera settings and also my eye for a great shot, honed over many years.
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Name of Wedding Contact: Philip Dickson
Hi, You've come to the right place to book a highly experienced wedding photographer. I'm preferred supplier for wedding photography for many of Edinburgh's most prestigious venues and always deliver the very best service. That said, I'm completely down-to-earth, and can help you with your planning of the many different parts of your wedding so that you get the maximum possible time with your guests, but also amazing photos.
There's always a map to my studio on my website, but I also email every couple directions before they set off to see me.
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Being up on the Balmoral Hotel roof with the wedding party photographing them enjoying the end of festival fireworks. It was spectacular and a real honour to be able to capture such striking shots.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative. Dramatic. Emotional. Fun. Essential.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Becoming preferred supplier for wedding photography for Edinburgh Zoo, the Botanics, Carberry Tower, Dynamic Earth, The Royal Scots Club, Ghillie-dhu, Mansfield Traquair and Colstoun House.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Read my Blog on my website - 41 tips and counting!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A couple got me an engraved crystal whisky glass and gave it to me at the end of the day. Beyond kind.
For weddings a recent couple got papier maché animals and stuck photos of all their guests over them (decoupage) and then glossed them. They looked amazing and were a wonderful talking-point table centrepiece for dinner.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Keeping in good communication after they have booked. Going on the venue visit with them, where I do my detailed planning with them for the day. We often do a pre-wedding shoot there too. Then working with them on the week of the wedding to finalise the plans. On the wedding day, keeping things as relaxed and natural as they have been throughout the build up to the day, and getting amazing photos. Once the photos are finalised, they come back to the studio for a champagne preview of the photos, set to music. Then helping them share their photos with all family and friends and providing any further services and back up that they require. I do my best to make sure that the couple can just enjoy the whole experience. Most couples also buy albums and parent albums, and that's a wonderful process of design which I help them through, right up until they receive a bespoke hand-made album.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I love the shot of the couple coming out of the church, or ceremony room as a married couple, right on the threshold, their first steps as a new couple.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
So many to choose from! I've had a bride and groom up a tree together in the Botanics.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Nice brollies (they are so cheap nowadays) and Weddington Boots. I always plan for indoor shots too on our venue visit together so that we get great shots regardless of Scotland's weather! And I'm happy to go out in any weather too. Nothing puts me off.
Describe how you got into photography.
I worked for Canon for 7 years and trained people round the country on cameras and photography. I got a film SLR camera in a staff sale for £15 in 1998 and have been hooked on taking photos ever since. My wife and I then travelled for a year and both decided to go self-employed when we got back. I made my passion and hobby into my job, which I haven't regretted once. That was in 2008.