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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?

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.

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!

Chatelhearult Engagement Photography – Documentary Wedding Photography Scotland

A beautiful morning for engagement photography at Chatelherault.

By |April 28th, 2014|Chatelherault, Documentary Wedding Photography, Engagements|0 Comments

New Lanark Engagement Photography – Documentary Photography

Another great night for an engagement photoshoot in New Lanark. New Lanark Engagement Photography

New Lanark Engagement Photography – Documentary Photography

A beautiful evening for photography in New Lanark. New Lanark Engagement Photography

By |April 24th, 2014|Engagements, New Lanark Photography|0 Comments

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.

New Lanark Engagement – Documentary Engagement Photography

New Lanark is quite local to me and I simply love the New Lanark Mill Hotel and the surrounding New Lanark area. It is a place I visit so regularly as it is minutes from my home and it never ceases to bring a real sense of peace and inspiration.

We had a lovely evening together doing some photography down there recently with Jamie and Rachel. They are a fabulous couple and their wedding is fast approaching.

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By |April 10th, 2014|Engagements, Fuji X-Pro 1 Wedding|0 Comments

Updated 2014 Portfolio

I am very excited to showcase some of my favourite images which I have had the incredible privilege to be able to capture.

I absolutely love documenting each and every wedding day and seeing how unique they are never ceases to inspire and amaze me.

I hope you enjoy viewing my work in the updated 2014 wedding portfolio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By |March 20th, 2014|Engagements, Weddings|0 Comments

Engagement Photography

Engagement Photography – A Documentary Perspective
I love meeting couples before, during and after their wedding. It is just so amazing to see people come together and see their story evolving as they grow together. Very often I will meet with clients to capture them before the wedding day itself. Unlike traditional photography I never pose or tell anyone to actually do anything. So how do I get these kinds of images?
This approach has taken me a very long time to develop and essentially it is making people comfortable with me being around them and, very often, right next to them! When you don’t ask anyone to pose or smile they eventually just go back to what they were doing before; being themselves. I really want to capture characters on an occasion like this as it is a great chance for a couple to just be together in familiar locations.
Below are some of my favourite moments from the last half of 2013. Situations where literally anything could happen.

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By |January 16th, 2014|Engagements|0 Comments

Royal Mile Engagement Shoot – Documentary Wedding Photography Edinburgh

A recent engagement shoot at Edinburhg’s Royal Mile – what a great time and some great coffee to go with it. I absolutley love Edinburgh and really looking forward to the wedding there soon.

 
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By |November 6th, 2013|Edinburgh Wedding Photography, Engagements, Photography|0 Comments