Hello, I'm a photographer based in Scotland who specializes in taking pictures of people and things. I was born and bred in bonnie Scotland and love capturing the essence of this beautiful country in my photos.
My goal is to make your photo session fun and interesting, especially for families. I believe that family photography is all about sharing memories, and there's no better time to do it than now.
If you're interested in booking a portrait session or discussing your photography needs, please give me a call at 07475 861765 or email me here
Don't just take my word for it, here are some kind words from lovely people:
''Gorgeous photos that really got our boys personality. David even managed to make his grumpy face look cute! Obviously loves children and interacted really well with boy. The viewing session was really well thought out and he helped up narrow down the photos to our absolute favourites, he is also very well priced in comparison to other photographers and his photos have a bit more of a unique style. Already looking ahead to plan a family photo session at some point.'' KK
''David was lovely and so patient with my 3 boys. The session worked round the boys mischievous nature and resulted in some wonderful images.'' JW
''Lovely natural photos, made my son relaxed and happy.'' JD
''Thanks again for working with us, I am so happy with the trio of baby faces! You were brilliant with the boys and your commitment to making sure we had an image we we loved for all three was great.'' JW
''My daughters where nervous, but David worked with them to make them feel more comfortable. Photos where great, will treasure them. Thank you.'' JK
I look forward to hearing from you and creating lasting memories through photography.
frequently asked questions
preparing for a photo session, What should I wear?
Great question! What to wear for a photo session is an important consideration as it can impact the overall look and feel of your photos. Here are some tips to help you choose what to wear.
1, Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident: It's important to feel good in what you're wearing as it can have an impact on your body language and overall demeanour during the photo session.
2, Coordinate with others: If you're doing a group or family photo session, consider coordinating outfits so that everyone looks cohesive. This doesn't mean you all need to wear the same thing, but choosing a colour scheme or style that complements each other can create a more polished look
3, Avoid busy patterns or logos: These can be distracting and take away from the focus of the photo, which is you
4, Dress for the location and season: If you're doing an outdoor photo session, consider the weather and dress appropriately. If you're going to be in a natural setting, consider earthy tones and avoid bright colours that may clash with the surroundings.
5, Bring options: It's always a good idea to bring a few outfit options to the photo session so that you have some flexibility and can change things up if needed.
Remember, your photographer is there to help guide you in the process, so don't be afraid to ask for their input on what to wear. Together, you can create a look that will make your photo session a success!
can we bring pets?
Yes, it is possible to bring pets to a photo session, depending on the specific circumstances. However, it is important to consider certain factors before bringing pets to a photo session.
First, it is important to check if the location where the photo session will take place allows pets.
Second, the pet's behavior and temperament should be taken into account. If the pet is easily stressed, aggressive, or uncontrollable, it may not be safe or practical to bring them to a photo session.
Third, it may be necessary to have someone else present to take care of the pet during the photo session, so that we can focus on getting the best possible shots.
Overall, bringing pets to a photo session can be a fun and memorable experience, but it requires careful planning and consideration to ensure that the pet is safe, comfortable, and well-behaved throughout the process.
do we need props?
If you want to bring props, you are welcome to. Think about what is important to the sitter, especially children and more especially to babies
The use of props in a photo session can enhance the visual interest and creativity of the final images. However, whether or not you need props for a photo session ultimately depends on the specific goals and vision of the photo session. For example, if the photo session is for a portrait session, props may not be necessary, as the focus is on capturing the subject's facial expression and personality. However, if the photo session is for a themed photo session, such as a holiday or wedding photo session, props may be essential to set the scene and create a specific atmosphere. When deciding whether to use props for a photo session, it is important to consider the following: * The purpose and theme of the photo session * The style and aesthetic you want to achieve * The setting and location of the photo session * The personality and preferences of the subject(s) Ultimately, the use of props should enhance the overall composition and narrative of the photo session, rather than detract from it. It's always a good idea to discuss the use of props with the photographer beforehand to ensure that the photo session meets your expectations and goals.
how long do photo sessions take?
A baby face photo session will take about 20-30 mins, but as babies are sometimes not predictable, they can take longer. Family session tend to take from an hour to two hours. But, depends on how many people are in the family group. Adults tend to co-operate better than children - but not always.
when will we see the photographs?
About a week after your photo session, at your viewing session, depending on availability and your timetable.
What else is involved?
Normally a photo session begins with a bit of familiarising, this can be especially useful for younger children. At the end of your photo session, we’ll schedule a viewing session, this will take place about a week after your photo session. A viewing session lasts about an hour, will involve looking at your photographs via projected images or large screen TV, where you can pick your favourites and complete an order. Finished products are usually available within two to eight weeks, this depends on Lab timescales and local and public holidays. Full details will be provided at your viewing session.
how much do photographs cost?
Prices start from £75 for a desktop framed print, packages start from £150, wall art starts from £180. More details can be found on the relevant price lists.
where are you based?
I'm based in Musselburgh, East Lothian. But I travel extensively, tend to cover East Lothian; Midlothian; Edinburgh; parts of West Lothian and South Fife. But can travel further afield ....
is there a minimum spend, do we need to buy all the photographs?
No there is no minimum spend, in fact you don't need to buy anything. I hope that if I do my job correctly you will buy, but there is never any pressure to buy anything.
can we buy digital files?
Yes, absolutely. Digitals are available as part of a package, as an app or as a download. More details can be found on the relevant price lists.
what if we don't like the photographs
While I will be disappointed if you don’t like any of your images, I would be happy to arrange to reshoot your session, or if you prefer, I will refund any session charge. I want clients to be happy with the experience and their images. I do what I can to make sure people are happy.
any other questions?
Please get in touch, either by emailing me here or phone me on 07475 861765