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Tips on choosing your photographer

Our philosophy at Colstoun focuses on one key element, we aim to give you the wedding that you want. We won’t tell you who you have to have as a supplier, we won’t tell you how to plan your wedding, but if you want our advice we can give you tips, hints and suggestions on pretty much every element of your day.

Photographers are a vital part of your wedding experience. Often photographers are the people that capture and solidify your memories for the rest of time (no pressure on them).

The difference between an okay, good or great photographer is huge. Couples have had their days ruined by obtrusive camera holders instructing them in to unnatural “romantic” poses that aren’t really true to the couple. We have worked with a number of photographers over the years and this is a list of five we would recommend. They're are a great starting point, and we would recommend them all for different reasons.

Anna Urban

Anna Urban Photography @ colstoun.

The benefit to your photographer knowing your venue is unquestionable. Anna shot the very first wedding in The Coach House (that wedding featured on WFIL follow this link to read it WFIL Blog). “Anna is an alternative and natural wedding photographer with photojournalistic & storytelling style covering weddings all over Scotland”.

Insta: @aniaurban


Solen Photography:

Solen Photography at Colstoun House

Solen shot the wedding of Helen & Alex in 2016, they had lived at Colstoun for 4 years before they got married and chose Solen because her style incorporated a love of nature and light something they felt worked well with Colstoun. Solen says, “I love chasing little shards of light. I'm always looking to create a narrative of wonderful little moments, of tangible memories, something to keep safe.”


Christine McNally:

Photo by Christine McNally at Colstoun 2017

Christine loves Colstoun… as a photographer and as a person… she loves it so much that she’s actually getting married here! Christine captures the moments that really matter on your big day and she gets all the “little details like your shoes and confetti, to the big stuff like your nan leaving lipstick on your cheek and the best man spilling his pint.” Christine is great for a really relaxed wedding, something low key.


Raini Scott:

Sample of Raini Scott's Photography - couple in woodland

Raini like Christine is getting married at Colstoun and we take it as a compliment that wedding photographers want to spend their special day with us. Raini is local to Edinburgh and the Lothians, something that is important to bear in mind when booking a photographer, as you will have to pay for transport so getting one local to your venue can result in a significant reduction in costs. Raini’s images are really clean and sharp, full of colors, and most of all Raini is relaxed and really easy to get along with something that hugely important as you’ll spend some of the most important and romantic moments of your life with them less than 5 meters away.


The Curries:

The Curries tick quite a few boxes for me, I was an usher at an autumnal wedding they shot in 2016, the bride and groom live in South Africa but The Curries put them at ease with their professionalism leading up to the wedding. For me a key element of their success is that they are a married couple, two shooters one female and one male allows them to split the morning between groom and bridal party, telling the story of more of your big day. Their approach to wedding photography is all about capturing a memory of real moments, unobtrusively. They now live in London so if you like your style it will cost more to get them in Scotland because of travel, though they will travel anywhere you want!

They also run the Wedding Collective, which is a hand picked directory of suppliers around Scotland so if none of the photographers we’ve listed tick all the boxes for you, then head to the wedding collective website and get loads more ideas.

The Curries:

The Wedding Collective Logo

Wedding Collective:


If this has inspired you do go ahead and contact any one from this list, or if you would like any more information on having your wedding or event at Colstoun please don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail or by telephone.

Twitter: @colstoun

phone 01620 822 922

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