Reviews for Unobtrusive, Unposed, Relaxed Wedding Photography in Scotland

"Photos are the lasting memory you will have of the day and are really worth investing in. Save money on the cake, cut down on the flowers, but not the photos - that would be my recommendation."
Review from a Scottish wedding planner
I can recommend cheaper photographers, but for what you are getting with Simon, it really is good value for money. For his fee, he is there all day, meaning he captures you and your guests enjoying themselves in the evening as well as through the day. Simon is one of the best wedding photographers in Scotland to choose because having a background in photojournalism, he is superb at catching things as they happen and taking good 'unposed,’ natural looking photos. You will find a lot of so-called reportage photographers out there, but they aren't. They still pose you a lot and their reportage work is hit and miss. The cheaper ones also don't stay as long, so you have to balance that up as well. Photos are the lasting memory you will have of the day and are really worth investing in. Save money on the cake, cut down on the flowers, but not the photos - that would be my recommendation.
Yvonne Towle BSc. (Hons) Scottish Wedding Planners
East Lothian wedding photographer
They look amazing!! Exactly what we wanted. You’ve captured the day perfectly, thank you so much, you did a fantastic job!

I LOVE THE PHOTOS SO FAR! You’ve achieved exactly what you said you would. Thank you so much. Can’t wait to see the rest!

Many Thanks again for capturing our special day I can’t tell you how many hours we’ve sat and looked through all the pictures.

Just to let you know we received the albums they’re great and to thank you again for the wonderful job you did!

Four emails from Mhairi and Padraig - Ravensheugh Log Cabin, North Berwick,
North Berwick wedding photographer
We got the photos today – they are wonderful! Thank you!

We are really pleased with them so thanks for everything you did to ensure we got everything we wanted and for running things so smoothly. The ones of the dancing are a real bonus too as we had not expected you to stick around as long as you did.

Lindsay and Jonathon - Marine Hotel, North Berwick
Wedderburn castle and barns wedding photograph
Thank you for being such a help on the day too. It was much appreciated! Thank you, the photos are wonderful, we love them! I was so pleasantly surprised you really caught everyone at their best angles! The wedding albums are beautiful, we love them too, thank you so much.

Julia and Louis - Wedderburn Castle
East Lothian wedding photograpy

Hello!  Just a big note of THANKS for the wonderful pictures.  We went through them all last night and they are just stunning.  Our deepest gratitude for capturing the magic and the wonder of the day.  It means so much to have such perfect photographic memories of the day.  Now it is just onto deciding which ones to print out and frame, make into calendars, post on Facebook, and make into a photo album--but we are so excited about those projects.  

Justin and Jamie - Gregans Castle, County Clare, Ireland
North Berwick beach wedding photograph
Hi Simon,
Thanks so much or helping make Saturday such a fantastic day.
Your input was spot on - I'd be happy to recommend you to anyone planning an event.
Again, thanks for your efforts, it was a memorable day; one we will never forget, and we will have your photos to last forever!

Phil & Sheena Robertson - Finlay’s parents
travelling wedding photographer
Ever grateful for your lovely pictures from our wedding, Simon! You have really captured the look of love.
Thanks a million!

and later, on receiving their album:


Just got it in my hands and had to go in to the bathroom here at work as I am crying...the pictures are so lovely and the layout fantastic, the best album ever.
I know you are brilliant, amazing and the best of the best when it comes to photography BUT I never knew you are this good!!! And most important is that I really feel the love you have put into this. Thank you Simon Xxxx

PS. Wish I could give you a big hug right now

Lena and Tomas, Lund, Sweden
Archerfield House wedding photographer
Simon, we can't thank you enough for these stunning photographs, simply beautiful. Your suggestions and ideas were all spot on. Thank you so much for capturing the mood of the day so perfectly.

Caroline and Stewart, Archerfield House
St Andrews wedding photographer
Hi Simon

The memory stick arrived today - thanks so much, we are delighted with the photos! They are exactly what I was hoping for!


Sarah and Kilian's wedding in St Andrews
Relaxed informal Edinburgh wedding photographer review
Hi Simon,

WOW!! we love the photos, really pleased with them, they are just brilliant and capture the emotion of the day perfectly!

Thank you so much, you've done a great job, they are all very natural, and can't wait to show them off to everyone.

Thanks again, I will be highly recommending you to future brides that i come across!

Best Wishes,

Emma and William Fleming

Emma and Williams wedding in the Scottish Borders
Hi Simon,

The photos are excellent. Some crackers in there!

Dad set up a projector screen to view and we had a "Cinema " style viewing at his house!

Brilliant and thanks again

(after seeing the photos of her father's 70th birthday celebrations)
Look of Love wedding photography
Simon - was great to meet you Saturday, and many, many thanks for the photographs you've taken of the wedding, the afternoon tea and reception.

We saw Nat and Kate briefly in the last couple of days and they showed us some real beauties from your blog. They are overwhelmed. A number are the very best wedding photos I've ever had the privilege to see, and do such a wonderful job of capturing un-staged, the genuine delight and joy of Nat and Kate on the day. So very well done mate!

All the best,

John Runnalls (Nat's Father)

Kate and Nat - Manchester
review for Mar Lodge wedding photographer
Hi Simon,
Thank you so much for sending the photos through so quickly, the memory stick arrived safely yesterday. I haven’t had a chance to look through all of them yet, but the ones we have seen on your web site are fantastic. There are some really great shots! Hopefully we’ll find some time to look through all of them by the weekend.
We are looking forward to seeing the album you are putting together.
Best regards,
Katherine and Gavin

Katherine and Gavin - Mar Lodge
Marine Hotel, North Berwick wedding photographer
Hi Simon,

Firstly major apologies for not sending this email earlier.

David and I wanted to let you know how delighted we were with the photos you took of our Silver Wedding Anniversary.  You were extremely good on the day at blending into the background, yet still managing to get some amazing photos.  We asked for casual photos and what you gave us were spectacular.  They showed the fun and enjoyment that everyone had on the day and make us smile remembering what a good time we had.  Your suggestion of having a walk on the beach with the Bass Rock in the background was brilliant and these are some of our (many) favourite photos of the event.

Thank you again, I can only hope that you will still be around North Berwick in another 25 years for our Golden Wedding!!


Mirren and David, The Marine Hotel, North Berwick
Wedderburn Castle wedding photograph

Belated thanks for this and for all your hard work on the day - we've loved being able to look at the pics from the beach. Looking forward to seeing all the ones on the memory stick when we get back too. Last day in Mexico today, couple of days in New York to round things off, then back to reality.

Ashleigh and Ross


Hi Simon. We're back now so please do email us the memory stick. We're excited to see the pictures. Lots of very complimentary comments about your photography from my work colleagues when I showed them the blog today.

Ashleigh and Ross

Ashleigh and Ross, Wedderburn Castle
Edinburgh wedding photographer
Hi Simon

Apologies for not getting back to you - I thought Dave had replied a while ago, turns out neither of us have!!!

We loved the photos and the film - thanks so much for this, hope it's been useful to show potential new clients.

Kind regards

Lorraine and David, The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
Hi Simon,

…we just love the photos! There are just so many lovely ones (and even some nice ones of Tom!).

Thanks again,

Susan and Tom

Susan and Tom, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

We got the wedding album okay and it looks great. Thank you so much for all that you did to help make our day special and to help us to preserve the memories of it. Everyone who has seen the photos has commented how good they are. You managed to catch everyone in relaxed, cheerful poses and not looking as if they were being forced to pose for the camera.

Thank you also from me for just helping me out on the day and giving me a steer or a calming word when I was getting stressed about it all.


George and Sandra

George and Sandra, Broxmouth House
Hi Simon

Thanks for sending these we've had a quick look and think they're brilliant!

Many thanks

Rachel and Rab

Rachel and Rab, Innes House
Dear Simon

Thank you so much for sending this over! Absolutely love them and very excited about seeing what you come up with in the album!

Speak soon,

Meg and Alex

Meg and Alex, Haugh of Orr, Dumfries
Hi Simon,

Thanks so much for doing the wedding album - it looks amazing.

Thanks again for everything. We love the photos and it was great to have you at our wedding.

Best wishes,

Fiona and Niall

Fiona and Niall, Mar Lodge, Braemar
Hi Simon,

Thank you so much for sorting the photos so quickly! It was a lovely surprise to come home to. We didn't have internet the whole time we were away but got chance to have a quick look through them last night.

Kind Regards

Viki and Brian

Brian and Viki, Mar Lodge, Braemar
Balmoral Hotel wedding photographer
So many thanks for the photos yesterday. We LOVE them!! The posed ones at the church are wonderful, thanks for persevering with us we're really happy with those.

These are great for our next party.

(After their second party in the USA, with a slideshow of my photographs)

The photos went down a storm in Connecticut this weekend, everyone loved seeing them.

(After finally seeing all the photographs)

So many thanks for sending the USB stick. We LOVE the photos!! There are just some fabulous ones in there.

Lynsey and Sergio, Canongate Church and the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
Wedderburn Castle wedding photograph
The photos are great! We can't wait to see all of them! We showed them to Fumino's father yesterday (who stayed in Japan as he couldn't travel to the wedding) and he was over the moon!

We've been looking at the photos more or less everyday but it's been difficult to find the time to put this mail together, so many excellent photos and not ANY that we dislike at all!

Gareth and Fumino, Wedderburn Castle
Dalhousie Castle wedding photography
Dear Simon

Thanks for everything!

It really was a pleasure meeting you and great having you around on the day, as you blended right in with the other guests.

The album is AMAZING!!

Take Care,

The Bloms

Janis and Willem Blom, Dalhousie Castle

Later, this totally unsolicited comment appeared on my Q Photography Facebook page:

Simon gave us a wonderful history of our daughter Janis' wedding to Willem. Gorgeous, natural photographs that make us smile, sometimes laugh, every time we look at them. Everything we asked of him was delivered and he was with us all day until late in the evening. Exceptional service, quality photographs delivered quickly and competitive prices make him the BEST for your photography needs. Thank you SO much, Simon

Helen Wilson
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