A Glasgow Wedding PhotographerWelcome to Mark Johnstone Photography & Design.
Being a professional photographer for over 8 years now, I love to capture that momment that will be remembered for a lifetime. I provide an affordable, high-quality and professional photography service for your special day.
I also offer other types of photography not just wedding photography, such as commercial and events photography, covering throughtout the Glasgow area.
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What photography service do I offer?
I offer an extensive photography service. My style is candid, I love to capture that smile, moment or event, using the light available.
I am based in Clydebank near Glasgow but offer my services all over central Scotland.
Our service provides;
Wedding Photographer including parties or any special occasion
So if you are looking for a wedding photographer or are interested in any of my other photography services , please feel free to send me a message or give me a call.
Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Photographer
Maybe among the hardest decisions you make in the entire wedding event preparation procedure. It can definitely be just one of the most expensive. You’ve checked out the wedding fair, you have actually googled it and also you essentially can not move for digital photographers– there’s numerous us! Exactly how on earth do you select the appropriate one for you? I have actually been photographing wedding celebrations for a variety of years now. I’ve fired a great deal of weddings in that time as well as I have actually talked with a great deal of pairs on the hunt for their photographer At virtually every wedding celebration I obtain talking to a visitor who informs me just how much they despised their own wedding event pictures as well as the very same issues seem to come up over and over again. So I chose to assemble my own little overview on picking the very best photographer for you. Simply a heads up, I’m not claiming this is a conclusive guide, there are literally countless these online (seriously, simply google it) yet these are my own ideas based on everything I’ve learnt. Ok here goes.
Just how to select your excellent wedding event digital photographer.
Number 1: Pick me.
Ha ha. ..No Really!
Select your preferred photography style. There are loads of various types as well as styles of professional photographers so it can obtain a little bamboozling. But I assume for the purposes of wedding celebration digital photography you can simplify right into 3 wide groups.
PHOTOJOURNALISM/ DOCUMENTARY/ REPORTAGE
As the name recommends professional photographers that work in this style treat a wedding like a true the real world occasion, which naturally it is. They generally record pictures as it occurs with very little treatment. Several of the significant photojournalistic wedding celebration digital photographers will certainly not do any kind of formal or presented images. They concentrate on documenting the day as it happens– no interruptions as well as they will not affect anything. The very best photographers in this category have the capability to react quickly, prepare for moments, capture fleeting feelings as well as usually produce a beautiful tale of your day with their images.
In this group you have actually obtained the digital photographers who aren’t purely docudrama. They are innovative, they use light in amazing means, they may have a genuine focus on pairs’ pictures. Not sure what those terms mean? Worry not, all you truly need to know is that these kind of professional photographers love the attractive as well as they have a fantastic eye for detail. They can find the elegance in your wedding celebration and also they utilize their digital photography skills to record it. They will control the setup, discover the ideal light or background, or develop the situation to obtain that attractive image. Having a ₤ 2k wedding? They can make it look like a ₤ 20k one.
This is what a great deal of people (most likely your parents) originally consider when you say wedding photography. Think a lot of positioned formal images. The photographer has a lot of control over the setting and also the positions.
So which design is for you. Research study it, review the blogs, pinterest the life from it till you have a good concept of what design of photography you would certainly like. The fact is that several professional photographers supply a blend of styles. Personally I consider my style to be a combination of documentary as well as creative. I spend the majority of the day capturing documentary design photos of what is taking place. I have actually obtained a flair of recording fleeting minutes and real feeling as well as I bloody love it when I nail a shot like that. However I’m likewise a huge fan of the detail, taking more of an art method to capturing that part of your story. Lastly when it concerns the much more official shots be sure that I will certainly have thoroughly picked a place which offers me the most effective lighting and background as well as I’ll be making use of all my abilities to create gorgeous, natural looking pictures. This is what I do best. Of course I’ll still do a few of those family members shots that your mum desires but if you want 78 team shots of every various household organizing combination I’m probably not the best individual for the job. Just stating.
Number 2: Satisfy your wedding photographer (in someway).
We’re all busy bees nowadays so it’s not always possible to fulfill face to face prior to reserving. A great deal of my pairs do not live in your area so I can’t usually fulfill them in person before they schedule. Yet one of the most usual grievances I have actually heard from people over the past number of years is that they really did not proceed with their wedding digital photographer– that they were overpowering or irritated or simply downright undesirable. You are most likely mosting likely to be spending more time with your photographer on your wedding day than anyone else so it’s a good concept not to entirely despise them! So make some initiative to get to know your professional photographer a little prior to you book. I have actually attempted actually difficult to obtain my individuality across on my website– what you see right here is what you get when you book me. If you can not meet your digital photographer personally after that a Skype or phone conversation deserves doing.
Number 3: Budget plan.
There’s no getting away from it. This wedding celebration malarky is an expensive organisation. Like the majority of things there’s an enormous variance in between photography prices. You can locate complete day coverage for a couple of hundred pounds or you can spend upwards of ₤ 10,000. It relies on your budget plan as well as how you a lot you value your photography. I understand that there are professional photographers around who are fairly truthfully not charging as long as they need to considering their talent but they are scarce. Let’s face it, generally the inexpensive ones are cheap for a reason– they are not very good, they are not extremely seasoned or they are not running a legitimate business. I’m not going to birthed you with the information however running a photography company is turning costly if you are doing effectively. I invest in the best devices and back up devices. I spend loan on recurring training and also mentoring to make sure that I am constantly improving as well as I have all those important however pricey things like insurance policy and the proper software program as well as since I run my company properly all those points are factored right into my costings. If you discover a digital photographer that you absolutely as well as entirely love however they are above your spending plan after that take a seat and identify a method to afford them. I guarantee you that in ten years time when you are looking at your beautiful pictures you will certainly not be sorry for the choice you made to scrap that candy cart or purchase a cheaper set of footwear.
Number 4: Dig a Little Deeper.
When you have actually limited your favourites dig a little deeper and do your homework. Take a look at their on the internet reviews and ask some questions that apply to your wedding celebration especially if you are doing anything off the beaten track. Do they have experience of winter season wedding celebrations for instance? Ask to see instances of comparable job. Many galleries will certainly include the highlights of the photographer’s job however make sure to directly over to their blogs to see some weddings in even more information.
After that ask these inquiries to make sure you are in risk-free hands–.
Do they have back up devices? The answer must be Heck YES! Fortunately I have never been in the scenario where I have experienced devices failing whilst shooting a wedding yet if I did I would certainly be able to turn around, get by back-up camera as well as proceed shooting as if absolutely nothing had happened.
Do they have a backup strategy in place should something take place as well as they could not get to your wedding celebration? I’m an energetic participant of a number of local digital photography groups as well as lucky adequate to have a variety of professional photographers that I think about to be buddies and also I’m 99.99% particular I can locate a replacement ought to I ever need to in an emergency.
Are they insured? Once more, this ought to be one more large indeed. I’m covered for public liability and also expert indemnity. Some places will certainly refuse to allow your photographer on the facilities if they are not insured.
Number 5: You’re nearly there.
Ok so you’ve picked your photography design, found your perfect professional photographer, done your homework and you prepare to book.
BOOM! You’ve gone as well as done it. You can get on with planning the remainder of your big day knowing that you have located your ideal wedding photographer (did I state that it was most likely me all along?).
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