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event photographer: adding to the occasion

As a professional event photographer in Scotland I have covered a wide range of occasions. From intimate family gatherings to bustling trade shows, exciting sports competitions and spectacular arts events. Generally speaking, they can be divided into two main categories. Firstly, there are what I call private events – were I have one main client, usually the person or organisation hosting the event. For example a birthday or engagement party or a team building day or conference. And then there are what I call ‘open’ events were there is usually no direct cost to the event organisers. Instead I supply photos directly to people attending or taking part in the event – for example a dance school show or school prom.

select your event type?

birthday party

Private Social Events

FAMILY parties, get-togethers...

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Open Social Events

school proms, university balls...

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Corporate Events

awards, conferences, team building...

Sports & Cultural Events

tournaments, competitions, shows

event photographer for your private social event in Scotland

Social Event Photography

Adding to the sense of occasion at your private event. Photography for social private events including parties and celebrations for birthdays, engagements, anniversaries.

OK first of all let’s just deal with the elephant in the room – camera phones. A few are actually pretty good these days – if used well. That said, do you really want the lasting memory of your special event to be a collection of selfie’s.  To say nothing of those group photos were there’s always at least one person missing. Of course not. And then worse still – there’s the hassle and distraction. By that I mean you could end up spending most of your time at the event looking at your phone. As a result you could end up missing out on the fun. So, why not relax and enjoy yourselves and let me capture some happy memories for you instead.

As a professional event photographer in Scotland  I specialise in documentary-style event photography. In other words capturing those special moments which tell the story of your event – the people, the outfits, the colours, atmosphere and emotions. If you would also like some posed photos (groups, couples, individuals for example) I can cover that too. In addition, I can also provide video highlights coverage: capturing speeches and presentations for example – please get in touch for more details.

See below for my private event photography prices…

Looking for a photographer for your wedding in Scotland?

wedding photographer

I have a website dedicated just to wedding photography. So if you would like more information please click to head over to my ‘scotland-weddingphotographer.co.uk’ website.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN SCOTLAND

corporate event photographer in Scotland

Corporate Event Photography

Reliable, hassle free, professional event photography for businesses, enterprises and organisations throughout Scotland

As a professional corporate event photographer I create a set of stylish, contemporary images which tell the story of the event. This includes reportage or documentary-style photos along with posed group and individual shots if required. Photos which help my clients to share their messaging and proclaim their success stories across all their PR channels, including their website, social media, press releases, and editorial press coverage.

My aim is always to deliver a friendly, reliable and hassle free service which makes clients happy to who come back to me month after month, year after year.

I have covered events at a wide range of venues including The Scottish Parliament, Our Dynamic Earth, Gleneagles Resort, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Strathclyde Universities, corporate headquarters, industrial complexes; country estates and from conference suites in small hotels to grand spaces in prestige venues such as the ball room at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh Caledonian. Everything from corporate conferences and awards nights, to networking events, staff team building and training… oh and parties and celebrations of course!

See below for my corporate event photography prices…

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pop-up event studio

Thinking about photo booth hire? If you are considering a photo booth for your event I can also offer an excellent alternative – my portable mini-studio. 

I’ve attended many events were the organisers have also hired a photo booth from another supplier. I may be biased but, you know what, sometimes booth photos can have a ‘selfie in a cupboard’ sort of feel to them. I think it’s down to a few limitations which photo booths have compared to hiring a professional photographer like myself. 

Avoid the selfie in a cupboard look

For example, some photo booths use web cam technology and domestic lighting rather than professional cameras and studio equipment. Another downside is that they are limited by size: they generally cannot take full length photos, missing all those fabulous outfits that your guests are wearing. And group shots can be tricky, to say the least (unless you really love playing sardines – on second thoughts even if you do you probably won’t be allowed to in a photo booth). 

On the subject of size: photo booth prints tend to be small (and often low quality) and then there’s the problem of getting them home safely. I’ve seen photo booth prints go up in flames at candle-lit dinners; get murdered under-foot on the dance floor; used as drinks mats on tables and for blotting up wine spills; stuffed into pockets, sporrans, handbags and even bras! Suffice to say, I don’t think many end up in a frame.

Advantages of my pop-up studio

For these and many other reasons I decided to come up with a better alternative – my portable mini studio. I can set up a plain background or use your venue as the background allowing for those all important full length and group shots either way. Photos are taken by a professional photographer (me) using professional cameras and lighting. 

Instead of those low quality prints, photos are uploaded to a private (passworded) online gallery during the event where your guests can view and download their favourites straight to their phone or tablet. After the event they will also have the option to purchase lab quality prints, photo-gifts and wall art through the online gallery, if they wish to, which will be delivered safe and direct (suitably packaged, not in a bra!).

What does it cost?

Please get in touch for full details and prices. As a guide a standard ‘stand-alone’ hire costs around £345. If your hire is conjunction with one of my ‘private’ social or corporate event packages (prices below) or along with an ‘open’ social event booking with a large number of guests (such as a school prom or university ball) you can add my ‘pop-up event studio’ from just £165. That’s less than half the ‘standalone’ price. This includes:

  • Set-up and removal
  • 3 hours of photography
  • a secure online gallery with passworded access for all guests
  • free downloads of screen resolution digital files at the event and for 24 hours after (not available with ‘open’ social events).
  • optional online ordering of prints, files and photo gifts through the gallery for up to 3 months after the event

private social and corporate event

Packages and prices

All of my event photography packages are fully customisable – if you have something specific in mind please get in touch for a personal quotation.

Your events online gallery

After the event I will edit the photos and create a password protected online gallery. Here you can view your photos whenever you wish. 

For private events (as I mentioned above that’s family parties, corporate events etc) I will send the gallery’s SSL secure web address and password to the event organiser (or the person who books me) and they’re more than welcome to share the password with whoever they wish – family, friends, clients, attendees etc – so they can enjoy them too. I will not share the password with anyone else, unless you ask me to of course.

Along with the free downloads, you and your guests can also conveniently and securely order additional images as printable high resolution digital files along with other items such as prints, albums and wall-art, through your online gallery with direct delivery.

Event locations and charges

I cover events all over Scotland. There’s usually no additional expenses charges for locations in Central Scotland but for more remote locations in the Highlands and Borders I sometimes have to make an additional charge to cover fuel costs etc. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to check if any additional charge would apply.

event photographer for your 'open' social event in Scotland

Prom and Graduation Event Photographer

A flexible, fuss free photography solution for ‘open’ social events in Scotland. Adding value for event organizers at little or no direct costCapturing memories for event guests and their family and friends

Good news for event organisers

Are you organising a large social event such as a school prom or university graduation ball? Are you looking for ways to add value for those attending but at minimal cost? Then the good news is you’ve come to the right place. For most events of this type I do not charge to attend (see note about expenses charges below). Instead I sell photos directly to guests/attendees and their family and friends through a secure online gallery. Please contact me to check if this approach would be available for your event.

Alternatively, you could book me on the same basis as a private event client – were you pay a fixed fee and the photos will be delivered to you as the organiser. See my private event photography package/prices.

And then there’s my photo booth alternative

Add to the sense of occasion with my event ‘pop-up’ studio. Read more…
In some cases this can even be added to your open event photography package at half the regular standalone price – with the photos made available through the online gallery (read on for more info).

Open event online gallery

After the event I will edit the photos and create a password protected online gallery. Here you can view your photos whenever you wish. 

For open events (such as school proms and university graduation balls) I will send the gallery SSL secure web address and password to the event organiser and I will also share it directly with everyone attending the event (or anyone who has their photo taken at least) and they’re more than welcome to share the password with family and friends so they can enjoy them too.

Convenient online ordering

Photos in ‘open’ event galleries ARE watermarked and cannot be downloaded. However, gallery visitors can conveniently order their favourite photos as screen resolution digital files along with other items such as prints, albums and wall-art for direct delivery through your online gallery.

Please get in touch for more details or to discuss your requirements.

sports and arts event photographer in Scotland

Sports & Cultural Event Photography

A flexible, fuss free photography solution for ‘non-professional’ sports and cultural events in Scotland. Adding value for event organisers at little or no cost to themCapturing memories for participants, spectators, supporters, family and friends. 

Sports event photography

I have covered a wide range of sporting events including gymnastic and acro comps and displays; equestrian events including pony club meets; school sports days; football 5s and rugby 7s; field sports including fishing competitions; golf, mountain biking and many more. 

Cultural event photography

Professional photography for a wide range of cultural events including dance and theatrical shows, displays and comps; music festivals, concerts, gigs and competitions; agricultural shows and food fairs…

Costs? Good news for event organisers

For many events of this type I do not charge to attend (see note about expenses charges below). Instead I sell photos directly to participants, spectators, supporters, attendees and their family and friends through a secure online gallery. Please contact me to check if this approach would be available for your event.

Along with performance/action/reportage photography I offer individual, group and team photo portraits – using my pop-up photo studio where appropriate.

Expenses? I cover events all over Scotland. There’s usually no additional expenses charges for locations in Central Scotland but for more remote locations in the Highlands and Borders I sometimes have to make an additional charge to cover fuel costs etc. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to check if any additional charge would apply.

Print at event v online gallery

While I can provide ‘print at the event’ facilities I now highly recommend using my popular online gallery facility instead. This approach has many advantages – for example photos can be made available for screen resolution download to smartphones and tablets (at the event in some cases) with the option to purchase high quality lab prints, wall art and photo gifts through the SSL and password secured gallery with direct delivery after the event (please read on for more info).

Open event online gallery

After the event I will edit the photos and create a password protected online gallery. Here you can view your photos whenever you wish. 

For open events (such as sports competitions, theatrical and dance shows) I will send the gallery SSL secure web address and password to the event organiser and I will also share it directly with everyone attending the event (or anyone who has their photo taken at least) and they’re more than welcome to share the password with family and friends so they can enjoy them too.

Convenient online ordering

Photos in ‘open’ event galleries ARE watermarked and cannot be downloaded. However, gallery visitors can conveniently order their favourite photos as screen resolution digital files along with other items such as prints, albums and wall-art for direct delivery through your online gallery.

Please get in touch for more details or to discuss your requirements.