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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?

Fuji X-Pro 1 Wedding

House for an Art Lover Wedding Photography

Documentary Wedding Photography Glasgow
I absolutely love House for an Art Lover and it was a beautiful day for everyone and one of the most emotional days ever for me.

 

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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 – Documentary Wedding Photography Edinburgh

City Chambers Wedding Photography

The weather was lovely in the city, everyone was having a great time and… everyone was speaking French. Those of you who know me can tell that I like languages, however not really speaking French in a few years took it’s toll and I’m pretty sure not everything I said was what I intended.

There were a large selection of black and white images from this wedding which I just loved. I usually provide clients with 400 or more images from their day and this is only a hanful for you to get a flavour for what went on.

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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 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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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.

New Lanark Wedding Photography – Documentary Wedding Photography Lanarkshire

I had the plasure of documenting a wedding in New Lanark the other day adn I just had to post this image!
The energy and joy of the people is so evident and I just thought it was something a little different.
Documentary Photography Scotland.

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.

Ruining Everyone Else’s Photo to Get Mine

Sometimes I just totally ruin guest’s photos and their reaction is priceless. I don’t really mean to intentionally do this, it’s just that why take the photo eveyrone else it taking, when you can stand in the most illogical place (behind the couple) and use the guests as another subject to the image.

I then politely stand out of the way and the guests are much happier, totally unaware that they have just made fantastic subjects.

The truth is I just love the layers in these kind of images, the narrative and the flash going off, tricky to capture, just finishes it off nicely.

The lights in this room were horrendously violet so I had to work to make something look nice.