Derek Christie Photography is a wedding photography business based just outside Edinburgh in Dalkeith. With over 8 years of experience and 200+ weddings Derek is one of the most trusted photographers in the country.
Gretna Green Wedding - Marianne & Jonathan
Somewhat reluctantly, my fiancee agreed to have a photographer at our very small and private destination wedding. It's not that she didn't want to capture our memories, she was very concerned about having a stranger at our wedding giving orders and taking away from what was most important to us - each other. She'd seen that happen too many times at weddings that she had attended and didn't want the same thing to happen to us. I assured her that I would make sure that things would go smoothly, and set off to find our photographer.
Because neither of us were from our wedding destination, Scotland, I didn't have any recommendations from friends or family to use; instead, I searched google for wedding photographers. What I found were almost entirely examples of simple and basic photos, uninspiring and entirely plain. As a photography enthusiast, I was looking for someone that could not only capture a story, but use the lens to tell it, too. I wanted photos that would capture our emotions and our happiness, to add to the memories and to give us happiness every time that we looked at them. I was terribly disappointed with every website that I found.
That is, until I looked at Derek Christie Photography!
Here were pictures that were beautiful and artistic! Here were stories in every frame! I knew that Derek was going to be perfect. I contacted Derek and we were able to discuss ideas and a vision of the day - Derek was professional and easy-going, enthusiastic and passionate about his craft. I couldn't wait to see him at work.
What we got was beyond expectation: beautiful pictures that immediately capture the eye and draw the viewer in to examine every detail. Working with Derek was so easy: he did better than simply "fade into the background," what he did was become a part of the celebration! He wasn't "just" our photographer, he became one of the honored guests! And my fiancee? She loved working with him too: her initial concerns melted away immediately, and we both had an absolute blast working with him.
It's one thing to hire a photographer that won't detract from your day; it's another thing entirely to find one that adds to it. If you're having a wedding in Scotland, you're going to want to give Derek a call.
Gretna Green Wedding - Marianne & Jonathan 2
I would like to echo Jonathan Fass's review and add a little extra
My biggest fear was just having typical wedding photos with no edge and them not conveying the atmosphere of the day or the love between me and my groom
What happened was wonderful! Derek is so easy-going yet so skilful at capturing a moment you don't even notice you've just been photographed. He made me feel at ease from the get-go and I was free to enjoy every moment of the day.
Not only that, but the resulting photos have captured the day and the love perfectly - it was so much fun shooting these and i couldn't recommend Derek more!
Plus he drove all the way to Gretna Green for a 8am on New Years Eve - fair play