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Documentary Photography based in Scotland and throughout the UK.

About the Portfolio

This portfolio contains just some of the reportage images taken from several weddings Laurie has attended.
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Laurie is a documentary photographer meaning that he always captures images which best convey the stories, emotions and characters from every unique wedding day.
Reportage photography is more than just taking images when people are not looking, it is a style in which the photographer does not interfere with the day, stop the flow of events or ask people to pose. Instead the focus is on the couple and all that goes on during the day resulting in honest and genuine images captured with care and delicacy.
This kind of photography is timeless and will keep you coming back to the album year after year.
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Why Documentary Photography?

Documentary Wedding Photography

I love these kinds of images

I love these kinds of images

I just adore some things that happen on a wedding day. While everyone is having a great time during the dances I like to look around and see what everyone is doing; young and old. Usually someone is up to something funny and this really caught my eye. A quick adjustment to get some movement in the frame and click! A real memory that both mother and child will be able to look back on for years to come.

City Chambers Wedding Photography – Documentary Wedding Photography Edinburgh

City Chambers Wedding Photography

Another great day at City Chambers in Edinburgh with a few recurring themes and some fantastic characters. Not quite as blistering heat, however the weather left us just enough time to go for a walk near the Apex hotel in the city center.

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House for an Art Lover Wedding

House for an Art Lover Wedding
I recently had the pleasure of documenting a wedding at House for an Art Lover. With the recent fire of MacIntosh’s work in Glasgow I think many people have had a lot of information regarding his work and so I was really interested to see what treasures were there.

I actually spent all of my meal just looking in one room and was astonished at the sheer detail involved in everything, however the grounds and setting in general were just spectacular for the couple who were getting married.

Again I used the Fuji equipment here which enabled me to really get close without even being noticed.

This image is just lovely for me and embodies so much of what I adore about what I do. A real, genuine, emotional and story-telling moment that I saw, captured and vanished in a few seconds and being in that personal space without intruding is something that has taken me a while to get used to and to get good at, but it really is worth it when you see the different reactions; the bride is in sheer elation and the groom is just holding it together as he is very emotional. They have just been told they are now officially married and the moment is just there.

City Chambers Wedding Edinburgh – Documentary Wedding Photography Edinburgh

City Chambers Wedding Edinburgh

Here is one image I just loved. I knew I had this image to look at at the end of this wedding and it was a great way to end a full day editing a recent wedding where many of the guests and family were French… I think I need more practice!
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Boturich Castle Engagement – Documentary Photography Glasgow

Boturich Castle Engagement Photography.

A beautiful day and the first time I have been to Boturich when a lovely couple from Singapore met with me to look round their wedding-venue-to-be and for some engagement photography.

Seamill Hydro Wedding – Documentary Wedding Photography Glasgow

Documentary Wedding Photography Glasgow.

Here are a few images from the day at Seamill Hydro. It was a brilliant day and felt like no time at all.

I had the pleasure of working with an amazing videographer Adam from Inspire Video so it will be great to compare and see how the images and video work together.

Seamill Hydro Wedding – Documentary Wedding Glasgow

Documentary Wedding Photography Glasgow at Seamill Hydro.

An outdoor wedding at Seamill Hydro is a beautiful thing indeed and it is rarely so perfect as this day was this weekend. What amazing view and a lovely couple.

Keep posted for more images to follow

Melville Castle Wedding – Documentary Wedding Photography Edinburgh

Melville Castle Wedding.
Morningside Parish Church Wedding.

A beautiful day at Morningside Parish church and Melville Castle. Below is a brief selection of images from the day.

New Lanark Wedding Photography – Documentary Wedding Photography Scotland

Documentary Wedding Photography New Lanark.

I had a fantastic time documenting a lovely wedding at the New Lanark Mill Hotel. The people were having such a lovely time and it was great to just see the day develop as it did.

Here are a few images from the special day.

Edinburgh Botanical Gardens Engagement – How I Operate On Engagements

Edinburgh Botanical Gardens Engagement.

When I work with the camera I am really looking to capture a couple as they really are when on an engagement shoot. This means getting to know them as a couple and individually and help them to trust me to be around them, almost as if I honestly wasn’t there.

This is interesting as perseverance prevails and they really do just begin to be themselves after a while and I can begin to see them as they are whislt they are having a good time together.

This means that on the wedding day itself they know exacltly what to expect from me and will generally allow me to operate as I do in a documentary fashion.

For me this is much more challenging as a photographer as it has nothing to do with the camera at all, but that one thing that many photographers forget; people skills. The truth is I love working with people and find it incredibly rewarding seeing them in love together. The ultimate challenge is helping them to forget about me and focus on themselves.

That is how I get all of my images; absolutely no posing or direction and absolutely loads of fun and lovely images together.

There are always stories to tell with images when people are involved, especially a couple in love. Sometimes the story is simply the couple themselves, and then… lots of squirrels appear and you’ve got another story. And then there’s the story of the photographer trying to talk to the groom-to-be in French (he is French)… mmm, je ne sais pas!