scottish wedding photographer
Dunfermline, fife wedding photography
I'm Mark and I genuinely never know what to write in these things! I'm a fife wedding photographer covering weddings across Scotland and beyond. I'm incredibly lucky to have found a way to combine my passion for photography with how I earn a living. I'm lucky enough to go to 40-ish huge parties every year where I get to photograph amazing people on one of the happiest days of their lives. It's an amazing job!
I really started my love affair with photography when my kids came along, but about ten years ago I had a lightbulb moment when I saw a photograph taken at my cousin's wedding to his wife Rhiannon. The photographer took a picture that day that I will never forget and will always cherish. It wasn't anything staged or fancy, it's just my Granny Gay and me (see pic, I still had a wee drop of hair, sob!) She's laughing at something I've said to her and that's it. It's nothing fancy and to anyone else it would be nothing special, but to me? It means an awful lot.
I've been lucky enough to be published in several magazines, including The Scottish Wedding Directory, Scottish Women & To Have & To Hold. I was also published in 'Digital Photo' a Scandinavian publication which featured an article about a rhino picture I took at Edinburgh Zoo. I've no idea how they found the photo but it was great to be asked to discuss tips on how to take pictures at the zoo! One day I'll get take an actual safari and see rhino and elephants in the wild!
I'm a member of the Society for Wedding & Portrait Photographers and I was lucky enough to be a finalist in the 2020 Scottish Wedding awards in the 'photographer of the year' category.
My goal is to help make your wedding day the best day you could hope for! I'll shift between documentary wedding photography and portrait photography and you can see lots of examples of how that works on my portfolio page. You can also check out my blog for both recent work and some general advice about photography.
I really hope you've found what you're looking for on my website and if you're interested in me being your wedding photographer you can use the contact form below or feel free to email me directly at [email protected]
Photography has changed a lot in the last 30 years. Now most wedding photographers describe themselves as 'documentary photographers' or 'photojournalist photographers' and to be honest both of them mean pretty much the same thing. Essentially they mean it's about capturing the day in the most unobtrusive way.
So what's my style? I like to call it 'Natural Wedding Photography', it's a modern approach to traditional wedding photography that combines documentary and portrait photography. I love candid photographs just as much as everyone else and the vast majority of images I upload to a wedding gallery are candid. When going through a wedding for post-processing they're the ones that bring out an 'oh I remember that! ' from me, so you could even say they are the most honest and authentic style of wedding photographs.
But candid images can't be everything.
I think there is a limitation to candid photography and that's when it comes to your couple and group photographs. Candid photos of your family and friends are fantastic and they're really fun to shoot, but you'll likely want at least a few photographs with some of your most important guests and that's where candid photography needs to take a backseat. I'll help gather the groups and make sure your family pictures are ones you and they will love.
For the images of just the two of you I like a mixture of candids and portrait shots. The planned portraits are when I'll give you some direction here and there but the most important thing is that you have some fun with it and focus on each other. Most couples have never really been in front of a professional photographer before and genuinely have no idea of what to expect, let alone what to do. And that's okay, that's what I'm there to help with.
All I will do is help you relax, look your best and get you back to your guests before you know it. It honestly is as simple as that.
Hopefully you'll find some useful advice. I promise the only bias in the blog is for photography in general and not specifically towards me!
Let me know your date and I'll get back to you asap!
Very informal (honestly I just don't do formal) and no obligation chat. You browse through my sample albums whilst we chat about your plans for the big day.
Once you've decided I'm the photographer for you, it's all straightforward. You'll have your own online portal for contracts, invoicing, galleries and design proofs. You can even sign your contract on your phone!
“Every wedding day needs a Mark…” - which is high praise indeed from one of Mark’s clients. And if you see his portfolio you’ll see why. His photographs wouldn’t look out of place in Vogue - they are so glossy, candid and the subjects all seem to look completely at ease (a difficult thing to achieve with a camera pointed at them).
Mark has a true passion for his work and clearly loves every minute. If you want a photographer who can capture all of the little details to give you that unforgettable big picture of your big day, Mark Quinn’s your guy. Have a wee look through his photos and read his client reviews if you need any more convincing.