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13 Best Wedding Photographers in Scotland According to Real Couples

Discover the best wedding photographers in Scotland, according to the happy newlyweds who left them lots of glowing reviews for their work!

Couple embracing in the Scottish countryside during a wedding elopement in Scotland

Are you looking for a wedding photographer in Scotland? We’ve rounded up the very best Scottish wedding photographers to help you find the right one for your wedding.

You’ve probably found your dream Scottish wedding venue, so now you need to secure your wedding photographer. All of these Scottish photographers have won a Hitched Wedding Award, which is a signifier of excellent customer service.

13 Award-Winning Scottish Wedding Photographers

All of these wedding photographers in Scotland are recipients of a 2023 Hitched Wedding Award, which is given to vendors with high levels of positive reviews from delighted couples. So you can browse through this list and know every single one is loved by their couples - and you could be the next!

1. Gail Photography - Central & Glasgow

Two brides standing at a corner, one on each side, holding hands and laughing

Owned and operated by Gail McCarthy, Gail Photography is an award-winning wedding photography service based in Clarkston. She covers milestone events, including weddings, all over Scotland, and has been doing so for nearly 30 years.

Gail Photography’s signature wedding photography style is reportage - capturing all your most meaningful moments in a candid and relaxed manner. 

Couples who book in with Gail can expect a pre-wedding consultation where you run through the day and any special requirements, ahead of Gail visiting your venue if she’s not worked there before. 

If needed, she will also offer a second consultation to finalise timelines and plan out the finer details, including group shots. Couples will receive coverage from the morning prep all the way through to the first four dances, and will have their images available online within two or three weeks.

You’ll also receive a USB with up to 800 images added, and you can also discuss a bespoke wedding album. 

Gail has 12 five star reviews on Hitched, with one thrilled couple writing: “Gail is exactly what I wanted and needed in a photographer. You can tell she is highly experienced and her advice and communication throughout was excellent! 

“All my guests commented on her friendliness and attention to detail on the day and she has captured the most beautiful photographs, we could not be happier!”

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2. Paul Andrews Weddings - Lothian & Borders

Bride and groom wearing a Scottish kilt kissing in a scenic part of the countryside in Scotland

Located in Edinburgh, Paul Andrews Weddings will cover the whole of the UK. Owner and lead photographer Paul prides himself on capturing your most exciting and memorable moments for you to look back on once they’ve passed. 

He has a down-to-earth, relaxed approach that will allow you to feel comfortable in front of the camera, and allows him to blend in with the happenings of the day. 

You’ll receive a minimum of eight hours of coverage, with optional add-ons such as a second shooter and extra hours. Your images will be uploaded to a private online gallery after your wedding day where you can download them, share them or even build your own bespoke wedding album

Paul also includes a two-minute video montage and 20 matt print photos in his wedding photography package. 

He has 19 five star reviews on Hitched, with many commenting on his creativity: “Paul was excellent and captured some truly magical photos from the day! We particularly loved the candid ones and his creativity produced some very unique shots. 

“He was flexible, friendly and made the whole experience fun and relaxing. I would highly recommend Paul!”

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3. Dougi McMillan Photography - Fife & Angus

a couple walking hand in hand through a field gardens - the bride is in a glittery dress and the groom is in a kilt suit

Based in Lower Largo, Dougi McMillan Photography covers weddings throughout Scotland and beyond. 

Owner Dougi describes himself as a passionate photographer, who is committed to documenting your wedding exactly as it happens. He has a creative approach, which results in unique images that you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives.

Ahead of your wedding, you’ll get time with Dougi to discuss your vision for your wedding photography, and you can choose between two different packages. 

His ‘Short & Sweet Package’ includes three hours of coverage, ideal if you’re eloping or having a short and simple celebration. For more traditional wedding events, the ‘Full Shebang’ consists of a free pre-wedding engagement shoot and a full day of coverage (from prep to party).

Each package comes with an online gallery of images, with full rights to print them. Dougi has been recommended positively by 100% of the couples who have reviewed him, with 33 five star reviews on his Hitched listing. 

One happy reviewer writes: “Dougi was very professional, funny, down to earth, and an amazing photographer. 

“He not only was very patient with all my guests but with us [too]. He took in our comments and concerns and made us feel really comfortable with him. Just from the sneak pictures I am blown away by his work.”

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4. Lewis Cannon Photography - Fife & Angus

Couple looking surprised as they pop open a bottle of champagne to celebrate their wedding in the countryside of Scotland

Lewis of Lewis Cannon Photography adores shooting weddings. He doesn’t believe in spending the whole time posing couples, but instead is always watching for the perfect candid moments to capture.

He does wedding videography as well as photography, and looks forward to helping you have one of the most fun and stress-free days of your life. He likes to make the couple and their guests laugh and smile before snapping away to capture the happy moments.

If you book with Lewis, you can choose between photography, wedding videography or a combination package of both, which is his most popular option. For an extra cost, Lewis will cover weddings across England, Wales, and the Scottish Isles.

Lewis has eight five star reviews on Hitched, with one delighted couple penning the following comment: “We cannot recommend Lewis Cannon Photography enough. Lewis is passionate about taking brilliant photographs and making the memories of your special day come to life. 

“We still find it hard to choose favourite photographs from the day. What is more he is a lovely guy, great fun and makes you feel at ease in front of the camera whilst at the same time managing to make you feel like he isn’t there. 

“Our photographs are beautifully edited and we received them promptly after our wedding!”

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5. Lisa Clayton Photography - Fife & Angus

Couple embracing framed by a diagonal photo frame which has been placed in the foreground of the picture

Lisa Clayton Photography is operated by husband and wife team Stuart and Lisa. You will get both of them shooting your wedding, without the cost of a second shooter. 

The couple focus on making you feel as comfortable as possible on your wedding day. Their unobtrusive style means they’ll capture your love story and translate it into photos you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives. 

Based in St Andrews, the couple will work with you to make sure the photos they take align with your personal style and taste. They pride themselves on being able to capture your personality and individual spark in the images they provide. 

They work throughout Scotland and further afield, and offer wedding packages which include two photographers, full-day coverage, over 500 images, an online gallery, USB drives and, for an additional cost, the option to hire a Ford Mustang GT as your wedding car

They have nine glowing reviews on their Hitched listing, with one proud mother of the bride taking the time to write: “Lisa and Stuart Clayton make a great team. Easy to work with, knowledgeable and extremely patient which you need when trying to round up guests! 

“There were so many lovely, very natural photographs. I would highly recommend them. They did my daughter and son-in-law proud.”

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6. Ryan White Photography - Lothian & Borders

Bride and groom in a traditional scottish kilt and formalwear beaming hand in hand as they exit their wedding ceremony, through a crowd of their guests all blowing bubbles

Ryan White Photography consists of husband and wife duo Ryan and Lina. This award-winning business is based in Edinburgh, but covers the whole of the UK.

Their documentary style of photography allows them to capture all the special moments that make up your wedding day, in a relaxed and candid way. You’ll treasure your natural, documentary style images for the rest of your lives as they detail the magic of your big day organically, as it happens. 

There are a number of wedding packages to choose from, and the option to work with the couple to create bespoke arrangements too. Some of the services available include two photographers, full-day coverage, individually edited images, an online gallery of high res images and free digital downloads. They also offer half-day and elopement specials. 

They have 33 five star reviews on their Hitched listing, with one delighted couple writing: “Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ryan and Lina to anyone for a wedding. We are not the kind of people who are comfortable in front of a camera but they were both amazing at relaxing and distracting us from the camera and have beautifully captured the joy of our wedding day.

“They are also so inconspicuous during the day while catching candid photos of guests. Communication with Lina was fab too.”

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7. Light Brush Weddings - Lothian & Borders

Couple kissing outside of a scottish wedding venue as the bride's veil is swept around them by the wind

Niall, the owner of Light Brush Weddings, describes himself as passionate about wedding photography.

He covers weddings across Lothian, the Scottish borders, and the north of England, around Newcastle, Northumberland and Cumbria. 

Niall has won a Hitched Wedding Award two years in a row, highlighting his commitment and dedication to providing an excellent service to the couples that choose to work with him.

Describing wedding photography as a ‘genuine pleasure’, Light Brush Weddings signature style is all about colour and movement. Niall’s aim is to bring the fun and the liveliness of your celebration to life, through his images. 

Light Brush Weddings will cover your day from the morning prep right through to an hour after the first dance. They’ll work with you to determine the photography style you prefer, and can also offer engagement shoots ahead of the big day to help you feel more confident in front of the camera. 

Niall has 20 five star reviews on Hitched, with one chuffed bride taking the time to write: “Niall is incredible with his photography and obviously very passionate about his job.

“We had a fantastic day with him and he really captured the whole day perfectly. He was a joy to work with, very responsive with any queries and has incredible talent in enacting his vision.”

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8. Sarah Fulton Photography - Lothian & Borders

Boho style couple with a bride wearing a flower crown kissing on a beach next to the shore

Judging by the relaxed, romantic and colourful wedding photography style, you’re bound to love Sarah Fulton Photography, who is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Owner Sarah prides herself on her excellent customer service - she takes on a limited number of weddings each year to ensure she can provide her couples with the best possible experience. 

She’ll meet with you in a free consultation to discuss your wedding day plan and vision, and help you choose the right wedding package to suit your specific needs. In the run up to your wedding, she’ll liaise with you about your timelines and portrait schedules so you feel confident about how your day will go. 

Her flexible packages allow you to select what’s right for you - whether you need full or half-day coverage or are planning on eloping. She also can provide optional extras, such as a pre-wedding shoot or a second photographer. 

Her wedding photography pricing tends to range between £1,200 and £1,800 for full day coverage. 37 thrilled couples have left five star reviews on Sarah’s listing, with one writing: “Working with Sarah was a breeze! She made the whole process of booking and planning very easy and stress free. 

“Even on the day of our event, she was punctual and calmed me down when I was becoming stressed. Sarah was very flexible and made our day that much better! She even took the time beforehand to go to our venue and scope out where the best photo ops would be. 

“We are very pleased with our finished photos and have received so many compliments from our friends and family on them!! She went above and beyond and we are so very thankful we booked her.”

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9. S.G Mark Photography - Lothian & Borders

Woman in a wedding dress and a man in a traditional Scottish kilt and formal attire standing together in the snow on their wedding day

S.G Mark Photography is owned and operated by Stephanie, who describes herself as a ‘visual storyteller’. 

She will capture all those candid moments you’ll want to relive over and over again - the emotional moments, the laughter and the riotous dancing. She’s happy to get stuck in to get the best photos - bantering with your wedding party and supporting you as you navigate through the best day of your life. 

Her documentary style of photography means your wedding album will be a blend of the little details all the way through to the big moments, with nothing being missed. She wants to capture the moments that sum you up as a couple, rather than going for overly staged images.

She has named her packages after her favourite wines - the most popular is the Vermentino, which is full day coverage with digital images, but you can upgrade to Prosecco for an album, a USB and an engagement session too!

For couples planning an eco-friendly wedding, they’ll be delighted to know that Stephanie plants a tree through Trees for Life for every booking made. 

She has 10 five star reviews on Hitched, including this lovely one from a happy couple: “Stephanie was amazing. From the first phone call with her we knew we were going to choose her for our wedding. 

“She is so lovely and extremely helpful with all things & has taken the most amazing photos and a little surprise which means so much.”

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10. Richard Chalmers Photography - Lothian & Borders

Couple sitting on an outdoor swing together smiling with their heads close together

Based in Livingston, Richard Chalmers Photography covers weddings across Scotland and beyond. 

Owner Richard has been working in wedding photography for two decades, and uses a blend of reportage and storytelling photography to capture all the most meaningful moments from your wedding. 

He offers a range of wedding packages to suit different couples’ needs, and will also offer bespoke services to help you bring your wedding vision to life. He can work with any wedding budget, and you’ll receive your images in a digital album after the big day. 

He has six glowing reviews on his Hitched listing, such as this: “Rich is an all round professional and easy to work with photographer. He made us feel at ease all the way through the process leading up to the day and was exceedingly helpful. 

“On the day he was superb at getting us not to focus on what he was doing so we got some wonderful natural shots of us. His presence is unassuming so you don't feel like the flow of the moment is at all interrupted as he works. 

“He was prompt with the processing of the photos and his website where you can order direct prints and other gifts with your pictures on works really well and is a doddle to use for reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend. Couldn't fault him at all.”

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11. Elliot Caunce Photography & Videography - Lothian & Borders

Couple in their wedding attire kissing on top of a hill as the groom holds a pink smoke flare aloft

Elliot Caunce Photography & Videography is based in Edinburgh, and focuses on weddings, elopements, destination weddings and adventure sessions in Scotland and beyond.

Owner Elliot has been working as a professional photographer for over five years now, and has a first class degree in photojournalism. This award-winning wedding photographer has not just won a Hitched Wedding Award, but also was the recipient of The British Journal of Photography’s prestigious Portrait of Britain 2020 award.

He describes his style as intimate, spontaneous and deeply rooted in emotion, allowing him to get all of the magical moments from your wedding captured so you can relive them time and time again. 

He has a range of packages available to suit a mix of needs and budgets. For example, the Fallow package includes 10 hours of coverage, a pre-wedding photo session and a selection of prints, as well as a complimentary consultation to make sure it’s right for you beforehand. 

You can also request videography services and wedding albums. Elliot has 19 five-star reviews on his Hitched listing, with one happy couple writing: “Elliot was such a lovely guy who made us feel at ease and was totally flexible with whatever photos we wanted to take. We’re really happy with the results and cannot recommend him highly enough!”

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12. Gary James Photography - Lothian & Borders

A groom in a kilt and traditional scottish formalwear sitting down outside a wedding venue with his bride, toasting with champagne. The venue is decorated with greenery and red bows and fairy lights for Christmas

Gary James Photography is located near Motherwell, Glasgow, and covers weddings throughout the whole of Scotland. 

It’s operated by husband and wife duo Gary and Rachael, and they create beautiful images and video that can be cherished for years to come, at affordable prices. Gary will do the photography and videography on your wedding day, whilst Rachael connects with the couples before and after the wedding. 

They have a vast range of packages for couples to choose from, ranging in price from £1,795 to £695 - you can review them on their Hitched listing to see which option would work best for you and your wedding, as well as their nine five star reviews.

One happy couple commented on the service offered by the team: “We cannot recommend Gary enough! His attention to detail is incredible and he blended right in at our wedding. Looking back through our photos felt like reliving the day because he had captured every moment! 

“He and his wife Rachael are so lovely. Rachael was so helpful and got back to us right away in the run up to the big day and afterwards! We felt very looked after.”

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13. Simon Murray Photography - Perthshire

Bride in a wedding dress with her veil blowing in the wind looking up at her groom who is wearing a traditional scottish kilt

Located in the heart of Scotland, Simon Murray Photography aim to help make your wedding day special, and your memories of it everlasting through beautiful wedding photography. 

The business is run by photographer Simon and his wife Jayneanne, who assists as a second photographer. They live in Scone with their dog Hugo and cat Archie (who stay at home whilst the couple are working on your wedding!). 

They like to take a quirky approach to their work and think outside the box for wedding photography that is creative and candid in its style. 

They offer a range of services, from online galleries to wedding books, as well as a wedding photo booth too. There are six glowing reviews from happy couples on their Hitched listing, including this one from a couple so enamored, they booked them twice: “Booked for our wedding in November 21 and so pleased we did. 

“We're not normally ones for being photographed but Simon and his wife made the whole experience feel very relaxed and we've some absolutely incredible pictures to show for it!

“We're having a separate reception in Oct this year and delighted that Simon will be covering photos for us again. Thanks so much for being so accommodating while our guests bounced in and out for photos and for capturing the day so beautifully. It's massively appreciated and we are over the moon with our pictures.”

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