bride and groom pose for portrait at their wedding by Glasgow Weding Photographer Karen Julia

Glasgow Wedding Photographer

Creative, Classic & Documentary Wedding Photography in Glasgow’s West End & Throughout Scotland

My wedding photography style is a mix of informal, relaxed natural documentary photos, classic style group shots and creative portraits. I’m a photographer who makes the most of the light, the weather, and your chosen wedding venue whilst blending in with guests like a wedding ninja.

As a professional Glasgow wedding photographer, I specialise in capturing natural moments at small, intimate weddings. I'm Based in Glasgow's west end which is an area full of stunning Victorian architecture and an abundance of green space, making it an ideal location for weddings.

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Scottish Wedding Venues

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Planning an Intimate Wedding?

You may be considering a small, intimate wedding at one of Glasgow's small wedding venues, or in a beautiful coastal location surrounded by nature. Maybe you're thinking about an elopement in Glencoe or an intimate wedding in Glenfinnan or another highland wedding venue with stunning mountain landscape as a scenic background. I have created a selection of mini wedding photography packages that will provide flexible coverage for small but beautiful occasions celebrated with close family. Wedding photography coverage duration is available for your special day from as little as three hours, ensuring you can have great quality photos to share wedding day stories with friends, family and loved ones not in attendance. Whilst I'm a Glasgow wedding photographer based in the west end, I'm happy to travel throughout Scotland, from the Scottish Borders to the Isle of Skye, from Ayreshire to Aberdeen and beyond. I'm also happy to provide a wedding photography service to Orkney and the Shetland islands for 'destination weddings' in Scotland.

What's Documentary Wedding Photography?

I'm mainly a documentary wedding photographer. This means I mostly shoot weddings in a laid back documentary style (also called wedding photojournalism or reportage photography). This approach involves capturing unposed relaxed natural moments as they happen. I usually start in the morning with the bride and or groom and mix this style of documentary photography coverage in with editorial style photos of details, and a few photojournalistic style group photos.

Then throughout the wedding, whether that’s capturing candid moments during wedding speeches or guests mingling with the bride and groom during the drinks reception, documentary coverage is great for telling the story of your wedding celebration, capturing authentic emotion during meaningful moments and really being able to see everyone’s personalities in the photos.

Most of all, it’s these fleeting moments, the connections between people, and of couples in love, that you’ll look back on and treasure for years to come. I have a passion for recording wedding events authentically, with creative compositions and in a mixture of colour and black and white photos.

documentary photography of wedding speeches at Arley Hall, Cheshire

What if it Rains?

My approach to any wedding day as a professional wedding photographer is to take what’s there and make the absolute most of it creatively. I believe that weather is just part of the day and whilst everyone loves a perfectly clear blue sky, it can never be guaranteed.

Furthermore, your wedding photos should never be limited due to weather, and by bringing the right specialist equipment to your wedding and using my many years of experience I can work with pretty much anything. On a cloudy day that may mean accentuating a sky to create a dramatic portrait, or adding light where there is none (Group photos after sunset? No problem!)

My car is fully equipped with a selection of umbrellas and my kit is weatherproof, so whilst you may not want to go outside in the rain, I’m all for using a downpour and creating something beautiful.

I love working with couples to talk creative ideas about photography options on their big day. This is one of the reasons I think visiting wedding venues with my couples is important. It's a great opportunity to look around the wedding venue together and chat ideas.

bride & groom portrait in rain by karen julia

Photography of The Evening Reception

The evening reception is a big part of the wedding and as a documentary photographer, I love staying late enough to ensure that I capture evening guests arriving, informal photos of your friends, and not only the first dance but some dance floor action in your wedding imagery as well. These are the fun photos with a playful vibe that will provide great memories.

I tend to find by 10 pm I have enough coverage to tell the story of your wedding, but if you have fireworks planned, I’m more than happy to stay later (I love my job, so I'm never in a hurry to leave). If you’d like sparkler photos, I can advise on the best ones to buy, and I do love shooting a quick end of night couple portrait, whether that’s with a sunset or some creative lighting.

Because I stay later, you get more in-depth coverage of evening guests, and the opportunity for a few impromptu group photos if you wish (as well as lots of photos!).

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Wedding Photography Packages

I have a selection of wedding photography pricing options geared towards weddings and elopements of different sizes and in different locations (local or on one of Scotland's beautiful islands) designed to fulfil your wedding photography needs and price budget. There are features that I include in every wedding commission, which are: