Hi, my name is Derek Christie and I have been photographing weddings all over Scotland for 9 years now. I'm am definitely one of the lucky ones as I get to do what I love for a living. I've shot weddings at beautiful venues in the borders as well as way up in places like Nairn, Inverness, Glenfinnan, Arasaig and Knoydart. To be able to photograph weddings in these places is a really special experience.

Then there are the big city weddings with the spectacular backdrops like Edinburgh Castle or Glasgow's Merchant City. Every wedding is different.

This is without question one of the most important days of your life, not only for yourself but for your family too. This day has been maybe twenty or more years in the making. Waiting for that day that you take your partners hand in marriage and walk down that aisle. How do you want this to be captured though? This is where I come in.

Of course family will want a few posed photographs of parents/siblings etc. A nice shot of the bridal party too but for the most part, I want to tell the story of your day. Let you re-live the day in years to come as it happened. Those smiles and laughs as well as a few tears of happiness are far better at taking you back to your wedding day in years to come.

I'll offer sound advice on how to get the best out of your photos too. I'll organise the confetti shot for example so you make your big exit from the venue with all your guests looking on and throwing confetti over you both with smiles and laughter. This is the key to good reportage photography. I could just melt away and take pictures but there are parts of the day when things should be happening and the guests don't know what to do. It's my role as photographer to set up the next part of the day, then step back and capture the reactions as they happen. Kind of like an event manager until the reigns are handed over to the venue at receiving line or speeches time. The trick to this is that none of the guests see it like that. they are just having a great time.

Wedding Venues

Here are just some of the fantastic wedding venues I've been privileged to have worked with.