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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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Style

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?

Edinburgh Wedding Photography

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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City Chambers Wedding Photography – Using the Fuji System

City Chambers Wedding Photography – Fuji X-Pro 1 Wedding
The truly discreet Fuji system is just so useful for getting in very close without intruding at all. Gone are the days you need to hold a huge DSLR to get great images. Although I still have 3 DSLRs I love to use the smaller, more discreet equipment as it really gives me an advantage from a documentary point-of-view in that it looks like I am just taking a snap rather than trying to compose an image.

The great noise control and sharp lenses make these cameras my go-to equipment more frequently, especially during ceremonies and bridal preparations. They are near silent, small and fast; everything you would want from a camera at a wedding.

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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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.

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!

The Vu Wedding – Documentary Wedding Photography Edinburgh

Documentary Wedding Photography Edinburgh.

The Vu is a great venue to capture vibrant, energetic colours along with a cosy atmosphere and lots of documentary moments.

This day was lovely to be part of and there were some familiar people there for me which is nice.

Edinburgh City Engagement – Documentary Wedding Photography Edinburgh

A lovely couple from Singapore asked me to do an engagement shoot for them before they travelled back home for their wedding. Edinburgh was really special for them and we also did a Whiskey trail through many of Edinburgh’s Whiskey stores for something a little bit different.

Morningside Parish Church Wedding – Documentary Wedding Photography Morningside

Morningside Parish Church is such a stunning venue for a wedding and this venue was so special and what amazing weather for Scotland’s spring! Morningside Parish Church Wedding.

Portobello Engagement Photography – Documentary Photography Edinburgh

When I was set to do an engagement shoot on Portobello I didnt know if the weather would be enough to remove all of your hair with the wind or if the sun would be bursting through – it is Scotland afterall!

However the weather was just perfect this bright morning and I had great fun with the couple.

Reportage Wedding Portfolio – Documentary Reflections

It’s approaching that time of year when I can review all of the great opportunities I’ve had to document the most special days of couple’s lives and this of course means updating the portfolio. It has been a fantastic year and my love of learning and self-improvement has pushed my work further and further with each wedding I had documented. I would like to thank everyone who has trusted me to document the most amazing days and people and with joy look forward to updating my portfolio in the New Year.

A very Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year from me!

 

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