Wedding photography is personal. For me, getting to know the couple and hearing their story is one of the most important steps to capturing the energy and the magic of a wedding. So I would like to introduce myself, and tell you a bit about how I work.

family life

I am a romantic at heart. I have never lived down the day I struggled to keep the tears back at a friend’s wedding. The truth is I absolutely love weddings. Witnessing two people commit their lives to each other in front of their loved ones gets me every time.

I met my wife in the Park Bar in Glasgow. She now says that I don’t know when to leave a party. But when the music is playing and the craic is flowing, I am at my happiest. A wedding is about the couple, but it is also about loved ones coming together to share in a special occasion. As a wedding photographer I get to meet so many characters, young and old. Catching the fleeting interactions and authentic emotions of a wedding is what my photography is all about.

Why i love Elopements

For me, wedding photography and landscape photography go hand-in-hand. My absolute passion is for capturing the intimacy of a wedding while making the very most of the setting the couple have chosen for celebrating their big day. And if I get a trip to the Highlands out of it, you won’t hear me complaining.

Wedding photography is personal. For me, getting to know the couple and hearing their story is one of the most important steps to capturing the energy and the magic of a wedding. So I would like to introduce myself, and tell you a bit about how I work.

family life

I’m Andy Allan and I am a wedding and elopement photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland. I am the proud dad of two kids and one cat, and husband to my amazing wife Rachel.

Our family life is in Glasgow, but a big part of my heart will always be in the Highlands of Scotland, which is where I grew up, and where I found my love of photography.

Why Wedding Photography?

I am a romantic at heart. I have never lived down the day I struggled to keep the tears back at a friend’s wedding. The truth is I absolutely love weddings. Witnessing two people commit their lives to each other in front of their loved ones gets me every time.

I met my wife in the Park Bar in Glasgow. She now says that I don’t know when to leave a party. But when the music is playing and the craic is flowing, I am at my happiest. A wedding is about the couple, but it is also about loved ones coming together to share in a special occasion. As a wedding photographer I get to meet so many characters, young and old. Catching the fleeting interactions and authentic emotions of a wedding is what my photography is all about.

Why i love Elopements

For me, wedding photography and landscape photography go hand-in-hand. My absolute passion is for capturing the intimacy of a wedding while making the very most of the setting the couple have chosen for celebrating their big day. And if I get a trip to the Highlands out of it, you won’t hear me complaining.

Wedding Photographer Inverness
Wedding Photographer Inverness

Why Wedding Photography?

I am a romantic at heart. I have never lived down the day I struggled to keep the tears back at a friend’s wedding. The truth is I absolutely love weddings. Witnessing two people commit their lives to each other in front of their loved ones gets me every time.

I met my wife in the Park Bar in Glasgow. She now says that I don’t know when to leave a party. But when the music is playing and the craic is flowing, I am at my happiest. A wedding is about the couple, but it is also about loved ones coming together to share in a special occasion.

As a wedding photographer I get to meet so many characters, young and old. Catching the fleeting interactions and authentic emotions of a wedding is what my photography is all about.

Scottish Landscape Photography Glen Etive

Elopements

Having grown up in the Highlands, it’s fair to say I know this region like the back of my hand.

For me, wedding photography and landscape photography go hand-in-hand. My absolute passion is for capturing the intimacy of a couple’s marriage whilst making the very most of the setting they have chosen for celebrating their big day.

And if I get a trip to the Highlands out of it, you won’t hear me complaining.

Wedding Photographer Inverness

Elopements

I am a romantic at heart. I have never lived down the day I struggled to keep the tears back at a friend’s wedding. The truth is I absolutely love weddings. Witnessing two people commit their lives to each other in front of their loved ones gets me every time.

I met my wife in the Park Bar in Glasgow. She now says that I don’t know when to leave a party. But when the music is playing and the craic is flowing, I am at my happiest. A wedding is about the couple, but it is also about loved ones coming together to share in a special occasion. As a wedding photographer I get to meet so many characters, young and old. Catching the fleeting interactions and authentic emotions of a wedding is what my photography is all about.

Why i love Elopements

For me, wedding photography and landscape photography go hand-in-hand. My absolute passion is for capturing the intimacy of a wedding while making the very most of the setting the couple have chosen for celebrating their big day. And if I get a trip to the Highlands out of it, you won’t hear me complaining.

Scottish Landscape Photography Glen Etive
Wedding Photographer photographing wedding entrance

how i work

On the day, I tend to be quite a stealth operator. I use telephoto lenses, which means I can be discreet, and capture fleeting moments at a distance without the couple or the guests noticing me at work. Often, the best images end up being the candid and unguarded moments that no one spotted being taken on the day.

editing your photos

For me, timeless storytelling is more important than passing trends. You might have noticed there is a current trend for putting filters over final images to give them a caramel tone, and a sense of uniformity.

The reason I don’t go in for trends like that is because it risks creating photos that will end up looking dated. For me, wedding photography should have a classic editorial style that will stand the test of time. However, if you’re really keen on the filtered look, just let me know and I’ll apply this when editing your wedding photos.

Wedding Photography Editing Technique

Elopements

Wedding Photographer photographing wedding entrance

how i work

On the day, I tend to be quite a stealth operator. I use telephoto lenses, which means I can be discreet, and capture fleeting moments at a distance without the couple or the guests noticing me at work. Often, the best images end up being the candid and unguarded moments that no one spotted being taken on the day.

Editing your photos

For me, timeless storytelling is more important than passing trends. You might have noticed there is a current trend for putting filters over final images to give them a caramel tone, and a sense of uniformity. The reason I don’t go in for trends like that is because it risks creating photos that will end up looking dated. For me, wedding photography should have a classic editorial style that will stand the test of time. However, if you’re really keen on the filtered look, just let me know and I’ll apply this when editing your wedding photos.

always learning
and developing

always learning and developing

I may not go in for trends, but that does not mean I am not constantly updating my craft as a photographer. You are only as good as your last wedding, and my mission is to improve with every wedding I work on.

Despite having over ten years’ experience as a wedding photographer, I still see myself as a student of photography and am always seeking to take my work to the next level.

This means I am always trying out new techniques and approaches to get the very best quality results possible. I regularly invest in equipment to keep me ahead of the game, to deliver the best possible visual account of my clients’ most treasured moments.

Wedding Photography Equipment

always learning and developing

I may not go in for trends, but that does not mean I am not constantly updating my craft as a photographer. You are only as good as your last wedding, and my mission is to improve with every wedding I work on.

Despite having over ten years’ experience as a wedding photographer, I still see myself as a student of photography and am always seeking to take my work to the next level.

This means I am always trying out new techniques and approaches to get the very best quality results possible. I regularly invest in equipment to keep me ahead of the game, to deliver the best possible visual account of my clients’ most treasured moments.

Wedding Photography Equipment

my assurance to you

Communication between us will start as soon as you make an enquiry, and continue every step of the way until I have delivered your finalised wedding photos. I will also communicate with your venue, vendors and celebrant as necessary, to make sure I am completely tuned in to every element of your wedding.

First Impressions

On the day I will be punctual, professional, smartly dressed and ready to work. For a lot of the day you won’t notice me as I will blend into the background. I will come prepared for the weather, and will gladly don my hillwalking boots and outdoor gear to get my shot!

Wedding Photographer wearing wellies with waste coat and tartan tie

I am covered by public indemnity insurance, and I always have back-up equipment and memory cards with me to make doubly sure that things run smoothly.

In the event of me becoming ill or otherwise unavailable at the last minute, I have a group of back-up photographers across Scotland, hand-picked by me for their style and professionalism, who I can call on to step in (though I have never had to do this).

my assurance to you

Communication between us will start as soon as you make an enquiry, and continue every step of the way until I have delivered your finalised wedding photos. I will also communicate with your venue, vendors and celebrant as necessary, to make sure I am completely tuned in to every element of your wedding.

first impressions

On the day I will be punctual, professional, smartly dressed and ready to work. For a lot of the day you won’t notice me as I will blend into the background. I will come prepared for the weather, and will gladly don my hillwalking boots and outdoor gear to get my shot!

Wedding Photographer straightening brides dress for photographs

first impressions

On the day I will be punctual, professional, smartly dressed and ready to work. For a lot of the day you won’t notice me as I will blend into the background. I will come prepared for the weather, and will gladly don my hillwalking boots and outdoor gear to get my shot!

Wedding Photographer wearing wellies with waste coat and tartan tie

I am covered by public indemnity insurance, and I always have back-up equipment and memory cards with me to make doubly sure that things run smoothly.

In the event of me becoming ill or otherwise unavailable at the last minute, I have a group of back-up photographers across Scotland, hand-picked by me for their style and professionalism, who I can call on to step in (though I have never had to do this).