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Looking for wedding photographer - Scotland/UK

 
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Nov 16, 2011 18:33 |  #16

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So you are condoning murder as long as you dont get caught? I am not saying you cannot (and even if I did, I doubt you would take my advice). Illegal is illegal, and just be aware of the possible consequences.

Are you saying you never break any laws whatsoever?




  
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Nov 16, 2011 19:43 |  #17

Ive said my piece, no need for me to belabor the point.


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Nov 17, 2011 04:38 |  #18

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One great thing if I were to hire from overseas is that the photographer could stay in my parents house where I will be having the wedding reception in the walled garden (possibly the whole wedding) http://www.pennylandho​use.co.uk/ (external link) Hopefully this would cut my costs a little unless they wanted to stay elsewhere.


True, but it's also like sitting the photographer on the top table during the wedding breakfast. I know a lot of togs like to keep a professional space between themselves and the clients.

It kinda puts them on the spot to ask them to stay in the same place. It may encroach on their perceived privacy and actually put the price they quote you up. Some couples chance their arm and a seasoned tog will be on guard of this.

For me anyway, I turn up, shoot and leave. If an overnight stay is involved prior I'd stay elsewhere as I have to be mentally focused on the wedding at hand. Often I've stayed after to be a part of the fun or even overnight on occasion but that's AFTER the wedding when I'm no longer required in a professional capcity and can relax.

It really depends on the tog, but go for a UK one. We understand the limits of the light, the weather and the land.


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Nov 17, 2011 05:19 |  #19

Gel wrote in post #13412034 (external link)
I know a lot of togs like to keep a professional space between themselves and the clients.

It depends on how you work I guess. I keep professional when working but that doesn't stop me becoming friends etc with clients.

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It really depends on the tog, but go for a UK one. We understand the limits of the light, the weather and the land.

Not just the UK ones... ex-pats do too ;) and so of us don't have work visa issues either (dual nationality is great!).


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Nov 17, 2011 05:21 |  #20

Red Tie Photography wrote in post #13409552 (external link)
How about a work visa for Scottland?

A very good point. I'm lucky as I can work in Australia, New Zealand and the EU without any issues. I don't think I'd chance going somewhere without the right visa.


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Nov 17, 2011 06:07 |  #21

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It depends on how you work I guess. I keep professional when working but that doesn't stop me becoming friends etc with clients.

That kinda goes without saying. But the night before I'd like to move around and be myself without feeling under the scrutiny of others. It's always great to create a bond with a couple but this happens over the course of the day.

I have visions of it being like a first date and feeling all awkward. It's probably just me though, I like to feel I'm somewhere for a reason.


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Nov 17, 2011 12:39 |  #22

jjmucker on this board is based out of Glasgow and is really good. He's always looking to kick it up a notch when shooting. Great guy and fun to hang out with too!

http://www.johnjohnsto​nphotography.co.uk/ (external link)


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Nov 18, 2011 20:17 |  #23

Gel wrote in post #13412034 (external link)
True, but it's also like sitting the photographer on the top table during the wedding breakfast. I know a lot of togs like to keep a professional space between themselves and the clients.

It kinda puts them on the spot to ask them to stay in the same place. It may encroach on their perceived privacy and actually put the price they quote you up. Some couples chance their arm and a seasoned tog will be on guard of this.

For me anyway, I turn up, shoot and leave. If an overnight stay is involved prior I'd stay elsewhere as I have to be mentally focused on the wedding at hand. Often I've stayed after to be a part of the fun or even overnight on occasion but that's AFTER the wedding when I'm no longer required in a professional capcity and can relax.

It really depends on the tog, but go for a UK one. We understand the limits of the light, the weather and the land.

I agree that there should always be a level of professionalism when so much money is involved. However, I have my eye on photographers from overseas so the majority I am guessing would want to stay in Scotland for more than one night. The B&B is fully functioning...it's not like I am just putting them up at my parents house! They would have as much privacy as they would elsewhere and would be staying at the wedding venue not to mention a beautiful and historical Scottish home.

Believe me, I would prefer to go for a Scottish or British Photographer....my budget would love that!

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jjmucker on this board is based out of Glasgow and is really good. He's always looking to kick it up a notch when shooting. Great guy and fun to hang out with too!

http://www.johnjohnsto​nphotography.co.uk/ (external link)

Thank you for the link, he has some great work! I will definitely consider him if circumstances change.

I have done a lot of research but think I am going to go for Gene Pease from Minnesota - one of the links I initially posted. He is within my budget and familiar with my husband's side of the family (he shot my cousin-in-laws wedding) I just can't find anyone locally with the same style. My heart is set on his work and I don't want to settle for less. There has been many great photographers suggested to me but I have a very particular style I am looking for.




  
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Nov 18, 2011 20:25 |  #24

Wow. Just now looking at Gene's work. Never heard of/seen him before -- but he has some incredible imagery!!! Beautiful :D


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Nov 18, 2011 20:31 |  #25

Yes, he is amazing. He shot my cousins wedding last year and I was pretty impressed. Now his work is getting better and better with every wedding.

I am a huge fan of both your styles....I seem to be facing a bit of a dilemma now! I promised myself not to get stressed out about my wedding! The most important thing to meis the photographer. I would by myself a dress from a thrift store and get married in a field if it meant I could have my dream photographer!!




  
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Nov 18, 2011 20:36 |  #26

Here is a recent blog entry of his, simply beautiful.

http://blog.geneoh.com​/archives/4841 (external link)




  
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Nov 19, 2011 02:39 |  #27

Caffrey123 wrote in post #13419981 (external link)
Believe me, I would prefer to go for a Scottish or British Photographer....my budget would love that!

I think you've solved a few things with this statement.

If I was in your shoes I'd look at it like this - Spend a week looking through all the togs in the UK and you'll be 4k better off.

Your wedding is going to be individual and have it's own look based on many things. I know you're after a certain style but it doesn't mean your wedding photos will end up like that because of variables such as location, weather and your personality. When it comes down to it a tog may work in a way that clashes with your proceedings no matter how good their work is.

I'd say approach those in the US you've listed and ask them what's involved in the shots they take timewise. See what they say, move forward from that.


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Nov 19, 2011 07:39 |  #28

Gene's work looks superb....I'm sure he'll he fantastic! I can't help but be a little selfishly-depressed :)


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Nov 19, 2011 07:47 |  #29

We used Simon Grosset, very pleased with the pictures and he's a great guy to work with on the day. I think he matches what you are looking for?

http://www.grosset.co.​uk/weddings/weddings.h​tml (external link)

You can mention my name (Adrian and Jacqui, back in 2003 in Sussex!), but it'll probably cost you more ;-)a




  
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Nov 22, 2011 12:18 |  #30

I have a point I think you should consider, having looked at some of the great photographers you've shortlisted.

You're not likely to find work like that from photographers in Scotland, because Scotland doesn't have that kind of light. I'm not saying this to appear smart or to put anyone down, or even to stick up for British wedding photographers. But you'll be very lucky indeed to be getting married on one of the 5 days in the year that the sun shines in Scotland.:)

Seriously, look at the work of the great British wedding photographers and you'll see that the look is completely different, and it's not just about photographic style or fashion, it's simply that the light is so different to California. If you want your wedding photo's to look like Bobby's site or Gene's then you should stay in California to get married, you can afford to ship a photographer across the Atlantic, but it's a bigger challenge to ship the sunshine with them.;)


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