There are details for all kinds of Wedding Photographers in Scotland offering many styles from photojournalistic Reportage to artistic Contemporary wedding photography in Scotland. We also have listings for Budget and Affordable Wedding Photographers in Scotland.
Most Scotland wedding photographers prices will include packages for luxury storybook albums to reduced rates for smaller midweek registry office weddings. If you are getting married out of season or midweek then it is worth checking if their prices include a discount for your wedding date. Prices range from £500 for small registry office weddings to £1000 or under for larger weddings out of season. Expect to pay about £1500 for an experienced wedding photographer for key summer dates and over £2200 for a package that includes a wedding album.
These prices are for guidance only, Wedding photography is a very competitive business in 2019 and some photographers will offer discounts depending on how busy they are.
Many wedding photojournalists are always on the lookout for interesting and unusual weddings to shoot and so if you think your wedding story is particularly unusual then you may find a lot of documentary-style specialists will be keen to book your wedding.
Others will be keen to work at certain venues either because it is close to where they are based or because they know it is a spectacular location and they want to get some images for their portfolios.
For these reasons, it Is always worth getting as many quotes as possible, even from photographers who may seem to be a bit over your maximum budget - you never know, you may be able to pick up a bargain at reduced rates.
Getting Married in Scotland
Scotland is the northernmost third of the United Kingdom, a country of mountain wilderness, glacial glens and vast lochs (Scottish word for lakes). Its two main cities are Edinburgh (the capital) and Glasgow (the largest). It can be roughly divided into three areas: the Lowlands, the Highlands and islands. The lowlands are known for their farmland and dense woodlands, the Highlands for their towering mountains, sweeping moorland and deep lochs, and the islands for their wild landscapes and beautiful beaches. With so much stunning scenery to choose from, ever-changing skies as well as plenty of historic castles, it is no wonder that so many couples, Scottish or not, decide to marry here.
Can anyone get married in Scotland? The answer is yes. Scotland is significantly more relaxed and flexible about where and how you can get married, making it an attractive location for Scots and non-Scots alike.
Foreign nationals may be married in Scotland so long as they are not subject to immigration control. If so, an entry visa may be required.
You and your partner must each send a completed M10 marriage application form no later than 29 days before the wedding,
Once you’ve submitted your M10 forms, the register office will prepare your Marriage Schedule. This is the document you, your celebrant and witnesses sign during the ceremony. Click here for guidance notes and a link to your M10 marriage application form.
After the wedding, you must submit the signed Marriage Schedule to the register office within three days. Your marriage certificate will then be sent out.
Wedding Photography in Scotland
Once you have chosen the date and venues for your wedding, then the next stage in planning should be hiring a professional photographer who is familiar with the area.
Scotland offers some of the most beautiful photographic backdrops in the world. Photographers working in Scotland are passionate about the country and for a good reason - not many other countries come even close to the drama, texture and romance of Scotland. Apart from the breathtaking scenery, it also has the most incredible light - one minute soft and light and the next heavy and brooding. Talking of which, make sure you check when sunset is - especially if you are planning a winter wedding. For example, think about having an early ceremony if you want pictures outside afterwards as it starts getting dark at 3pm (if not before) in December! If you are planning a wedding in one of the leading Scottish cities and want to use the parks for a backdrop, you will almost certainly have to obtain permission from the authorities in advance. Some streets in Edinburgh also require a permit. Your photographer will be able to advise you on this. The Historic Environment Scotland also offers many beautiful properties as a backdrop to your wedding, with a fee of £150.
Some of the UK's best, high-end luxury wedding photographers are based in Scotland, but there is also an excellent selection of budget wedding photographers offering packages for under £1000. You should expect to pay around the UK average price of around £1550 for a fantastic photographer for your wedding.
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