The art of observing and finding something interesting.
Some creative direction for a comprehensive coverage.
Location & Details
Documenting your location, settings and details.
The people, the settings, the laughter & the love
My job is to capture it all, without fuss and without making myself the centre of attention. For the most part, my approach is hands-off. Capturing moments as they happen in real time. Most of your wedding day is photographed this way and requires no interruption. These seemingly simple, yet sometimes powerful storytelling images are at the heart of what I do and the only time I need to make things happen and position people properly, is when taking portraits and group photos. Everything else, like signing the register and cutting the cake, can be photographed as it happens with no direction.
Couple portrait sessions are always light-hearted. Sometimes with fun, energy and animation, and other times with a soft, quiet and romantic feel. Either way my goal is always to capture a moment either before, during and/or after any setup. With simple, easy positioning, and an emphasis on beautiful lighting and capturing the in-between moments, I aim to create honest, natural photographs you’ll love.
Emma & David
From the moment we met Andy and saw his amazing wedding pictures we knew we were in great hands. On the day we both felt completely at ease and even forgot he was there at times. Andy even stayed later for us so he could capture the fireworks and those shots are amazing 😍
Andy could see a great picture and really brought our day back to life for us in the pictures we now have to look back on forever.
Don’t hesitate to book Andy you will not regret it..
Becky & David
Andy was the photographer for our wedding and we cannot recommend him enough!! He was absolutely brilliant on the day and the photos he took completely captured every moment and the fun that we all had! We absolutely love them. We also had access to all of the photos in less than 2 weeks. He knows exactly what he’s doing and was able to help recommend timelines for the day. Excellent photographer, cannot ask for more!
Azure & Benjamin
Andy was excellent— we would 100% choose him again could we go back in time. He has a great eye for dramatic scenes with lots of fun details, as well as family and couples’ portraits. Even though we had to coordinate from overseas, Andy was easy to talk to, quick to respond and very carefully captured the shots we wanted plus many many more. We & our family really enjoyed interacting with him on the day, total sweetie. Finally, turnaround time was quite quick given the huge number of photos we received (including some special editing requests). So impressed!.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you describe your approach?
My approach is mainly hands-off, capturing moments as they happen in real time. There are so many moments of your day that are far better photographed this way and do not require any interruption. Essentially portraits and group photos are the only times when I need to make things happen and position people properly. Everything else, like signing the register and cutting the cake can be photographed as it happens with no direction.
Couple portrait sessions are always light-hearted. Sometimes with fun, energy and animation and other times with a softer, quieter, more romantic approach. Either way my goal is always to capture something natural, either before, during and/or after any setup. With simple, easy positioning and an emphasis on beautiful lighting, capturing the in-between moments. That’s key for me – to always be clicking away. Then when it comes to the selection process, I can carefully and considerately choose the natural images and deliver honest photographs you’ll love.
Do you edit our photographs?
Yes. I take pride in my editing style and each and every image supplied to you is carefully selected and hand edited one at time. Additional retouching requests outwith my standard retouch that requires more time can be provided, but is chargable.
Do we get to keep our photographs?
Yes. The final sets of high resolution digital photographs are presented to you in a password protected online gallery where you can view and download your wedding photgoraphs with a license to make copies and prints. Copyright ownerships remains with Andy Taylor Photography and they cannot be used commercially.
Can we supply you with a list of photographs?
I always ask for a formal family group shot list or around 8-10 family groups that are taken after the ceremony. However, please note I do not require a list of ‘photographs’ as it is counterproductive to my natural approach as the majority of my time would be taken up going through that list and so many real time moments would be missed. Only your essentially ‘must have’ group photographs are required.
How many photographs do we receive?
The actual number of images supplied really depends on many factors but generally speaking you can expect around 400 images for a full day coverage. Smaller midweek weddings requiring less time would receive fewer photographs.
How long do you stay?
As standard I offer a full day photography coverage (maximum of 10 hours) covering everything from morning preparation to evening celebrations. For smaller midweek weddings (Monday-Thursday) I offer 3, 6 or 10 hour coverage times.
We have to cancel our wedding. Can we have our deposit back?
I’m afraid not. The deposit guarantees I will hold the date exclusively for you and once you’ve signed the booking form I turn away all other inquiries.
What is the turn around time after our wedding?
I aim to have your final set of photographs edited, online and posted out to you around 4-6 weeks after your wedding. If you purchase an album the first draft design will be ready then also. If you want to buy an album after your wedding, the first draft design will be ready to view 4 weeks after payment has been received. It is then up to you to get back to me with your requested design changes. Once the design has been finalised turn around time for album deliver is 4-6 weeks.
We are not sure if we'd like an album at this stage. Can we confirm this at a later date?
Yes. At the booking stage there is a completed booking form and £300 deposit required to secure me as your photographer. Optional extras such as albums and engagement shoots can be booked at a later stage
Can you hold our date?
I’m afraid not. I can only reserve your date when a completed booking form and deposit has been paid. To be fair to everyone I work on a first come first served basis.
How do we book you as our photographer?
The first port of call would be to email me through the contact page on my website and request my price guide. Ideally we would meet to discuss your wedding plans and ideas. If a get-together isn’t possible then I always recommend we have chat over the phone or via Skype. After that it’s a simple case filling out a booking form and returning it to me with a £300 deposit. When I have received both I’ll email you a booking confirmation and a proposed schedule for photography as per our discussion.
What is the payment schedule?
After paying the £300 deposit the remaining balance is due two weeks before your wedding.
A selection of some of the favourite weddings I have photographed over the years.
Kirsty & Alex's Wedding at Achnagairn Castle
A winter wedding but one of the warmest I have photographed. Such a great couple to work for who were happy for me to do what I do best.
Zeenat & Mark's Wedding at Kincraig Castle
Zeenat & Mark’s wedding was one of those weddings were everything seemed to run smoothly and on time. The weather was a little showery but we managed to catch the breaks when we needed them.
Azure & Benjamin's Wedding at Burgie House
This was a very hand’s on wedding, with everyone mucking in to make sure Azure & Benjamin had the best day. Just the sort of wedding I love to photograph.