portrait photographer

Scottish portrait photographer

Creating beautiful images with you: portrait photographer

My mission as a portrait photographer is to create beautiful portrait photos full of real character and personality. For me the best portraits are always authentic and natural. That’s why I am happy to come to you. Somewhere you can relax and enjoy your portrait photo shoot in familiar surroundings. So you can just be yourself and let me do the rest.

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Your photo shoot, your choice

Where you want...

For me the best portraits are always authentic and natural. That’s why I am happy to come to you. Somewhere you can relax and enjoy your portrait photo shoot. Just be yourself and let me do the rest.

When you want…

I offer photo sessions morning, afternoon and evening. Seven days a week. So choose an available time slot that fits your schedule. And let’s set off on a photographic journey. I’m sure we’ll create some beautiful images together. 

HOW you want…

Choose the type of portraiture that best suits your style. From classic traditional portraits to atmospheric environmental portraits. Alternatively you can tell your story with a lifestyle portrait photo shoot or get creative with a fine art portrait shoot.

portrait photoshoot options

Choose your portrait photo style…

Traditional Portrait Photographer

Timeless and elegant, traditional portraits focus on you as the centrepiece. With classic poses and lighting techniques that highlight your best features. Perfect for commemorating milestones, family portraits, my traditional portrait sessions ensure that you look your absolute best, with a touch of timeless charm.

Environmental Portrait Photographer

My environmental portrait shoots are designed to capture you in your natural element. Whether it’s in your home, garden, or your favourite indoor or outdoor space. With a more spontaneous and relaxed approach it’s the ideal way to create portraits that truly reflect your style personality. Making it ideal for child and couple portraits for example.

Lifesyle Portrait Photographer

Lifestyle portraits are all about capturing the essence of your everyday life. Whether it’s a candid moment with your loved ones, a playful interaction, or simply you enjoying your favourite activities. My lifestyle portraits can celebrate the beauty of life’s simple pleasures and create cherished memories that you’ll treasure for years to come.

Fine Art Portrait Photographer

Fine art portraits give traditional portraiture and creative twist. They’re about storytelling, stirring the emotions and making you think. Perhaps playing with light and composition to evoke the style of the Old Masters. Or using modern lighting and editing techniques to create something truly unique.

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And who's in the frame?

From individuals to larger groups – you decide. Here’s some popular portrait subjects I cover regularly.

Family Portrait Photography

Could be extended family group portraits at a special family celebration or a special shoot just for you and the kids…

Child Portrait Photographer

Beautiful photos of your kids or grandchildren. They grow up so quickly. And I know you've lots on your phone. But this is more special…

Couple Portrait Photoshoots

Whether to mark an anniversary, or an engagement perhaps. Or just for the fun of it. Beautiful, natural photos of you together.

Friendship Group & Photo Parties

Get everyone together and create some friendship photos to cherish. As a standalone shoot, kids party or hen weekend activity…

Sports & Activity Group Portraits

Team and individual portraits. Posed or in action. Could be during competition coverage, to celebrate success, boost your profile…

Life's Milestone Portraits

Commemorate special times in your life. Such as leaving school (seniors shoot), graduation, engagement, achievements, retirement…

Portraits for Work

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Personal Brand & Promo Portraits

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Boudoir, Cosplay & FYEO Portraits

Let's get creative. Whether the look you're after is fun, dramatic, sexy, glamorous, modern, retro… to share or just for you. 

This is not a complete list of all options. So if you are looking for another type of shoot please get in touch to discuss. 

some Faqs

Now for the when, where, what and how stuff?

I hope this is of interest. You may have questions. I’ve tried to answer some here. But please don’t hesitate to get in touch for anything else. (See ‘Get in touch’ below)

I am happy to fit in with your schedule. And can arrange shoots morning, afternoon and evening (night time too), 7 days a week. Subject to availability of course. 

Usually I will come to your location, indoors or outdoors. But I can also arrange a studio shoot for headshots, product photography etc if preferred (subject to availability).  I chiefly work throughout Scotland, covering the whole country. Although I am happy to travel throughout the UK and beyond if required. 

I do not usually charge extra for shoots within Central Scotland. But if you are considering a shoot outside of the ‘central belt’ please get in touch to check if there would be any ‘mileage’ charge.

Dark clothing tends to slenderize, light clothing can look beautifully fresh. Whatever makes you feel confortable, confident and happy.

That said, it’s probably best to avoid:

  • Items that are all the same colour/too matchy-matchy.
  • Loud, clashing colours & patterns. This can be overwhelming and will take away from the photos.
  • Avoid overly logo-studded items too. Fashion can be so fickle!
  • Choose items that are flattering and fit well – not too baggy (unless that’s your thing of course).

I only bring some props for children’s portrait party shoots. However, if you would like to include any of your own props, costumes and stuff in the shoot that would be fine by me. Let me know before your shoot and maybe I can suggest options to achieve the look you want.

OK. If you book an outdoor shoot which cannot go ahead because of poor weather you will have the option to switch to an indoor location (if you have one available); or reschedule to another available day / time. When neither option is possible you can request a refund of any deposit / shoot fee you have paid.

After your photo shoot I will edit the photos and create your very own password protected and ssl secure online photo gallery which you can access via my website. I will email a link and the password as soon as your gallery is online. So that way you will be able to view your photos whenever you wish. And you’re more than welcome to share the password with family and friends too. 

The best bit is that there’s no need for a ‘viewing appointment’. You’ll be able to download your favourites directly from your online gallery at screen resolution. Ideal for viewing on smartphone or tablet or sharing on social media. Plus, you can conveniently order beautiful prints, albums and contemporary wall art along with printable high resolution image files through your own private online gallery for direct delivery. That way you only pay for the items that you really want and there’s no sales pressure. 

My online booking portal is coming soon! Meantime please call, message or email for prices, availability and booking (see contact details below).

My online booking portal is coming soon! Meantime please call, message or email for prices, availability and booking (see contact details below).

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Get in touch

I hope it was of interest. Please get in touch if you have any questions. 

  • Book a shoot

    my online booking portal is coming soon. Meantime please call, message or email me (see below).

  • Call or message me

    Call / SMS text / WhatsApp me on 07966 877956

  • email me

    Drop me a message at alan@numediaphoto.com