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Have you recently attended one of the weddings we have photographed?

Visit the client gallery area for wedding photo access, recent weddings are documented there, if you have attended a wedding then please consult with the bride and groom, they have chosen to have the client area reserved private. On viewing the gallery you will find that happy couple souvenirs never looked so good and with stylish framing options available why not buy prints of the bride & groom enjoying their big day. Optional framing, and wall decoration options come in all shapes, and sizes, decorative wedding photography made easy for your convenience.

Making a purchase

Buy prints and have quality images framed or set on canvas for that stylish finish. As well as remembering those unique wedding day moments. You are invited to leave comments, gallery options include guestbook pages to pass comment.

Tel 07718906614 for wedding photography enquires, getting married in the United Kingdom, catching the moment is Scotland's dynamic photographer John Gilchrist

Real People

It's all about real people and understanding our clients, acknowledging our customers and ensuring customer focused outcomes are achieved. We listen to what our clients tell us. Where they want to be photographed, what their expectations are, how they want to engage with us during the day. In return we’ll give our clients the attention to detail we need to return beautiful images.

This site exhibits the work from many of the wonderful weddings I am privileged to photograph, my opportunity to reveal some magical moments to existing and potential clients lies here within this site. Everyone is invited to explore my photography; hopefully, you will discover inspiring ideas, recommendations, and guidance for your own wedding planning. I myself got married several years ago when the realm of digital photography was still in its infancy. I recall how intense it all was, especially picking the right photographer for our event! :-)

Booking is recommended as early as possible, contact John Gilchrist for details on

  • Dates
  • Venue location
  • Guest numbers

With the best intentions

My intention is to be as transparent as possible. I'm a firm believer that not many really read the blurb and everyone is just interested in looking at the pictures. Nevertheless, you are invited to dig and delve a bit deeper using my blatant application of overused and attention grabbing buzzwords that I shamelessly exploit in SEO tactics. (just being honest, no point in beating around the bush or disguising what is clearly obvious. I'd rather be known for what I'm for)

Destination weddings in Scotland

Overseas wedding photography

For city visitors, overseas weddings in Scotland make for an ideal choice of destination with wide options available to bride and grooms. Perhaps you're from overseas looking for wedding photographers yourselves. Where to start, Edinburgh has lots to offer and trusted reviews may help your selection. Here's what Doris and Mike had to say.

Destination Scotland

Hi John

"We want to let you know how pleased we are with the photos you took and how much we appreciated how you helped make our week in Edinburgh and our wedding day special, unforgettable and most memorable. Finding a photographer on line was somewhat of a worry at first but your website gave us a clue about you and how you work.

We knew as soon as we met that we had chosen well. We are extremely pleased to have chosen you as our wedding photographer you helped make our stay and our wedding day extraordinary and because of you, we will fondly remember Edinburgh and Scotland. You are a wonderful ambassador for both!"

Doris & Mike - Canada

View more photography reviews here alternatively you may also be interested in the "honeymoon getaways, get married in Scotland page"

Ref: wedding destination photography scotland

Honeymoon Getaways Scotland, UK - Romantic Scottish Wedding Holidays

Scottish Weddings & Your Ideal Romantic Holiday

It certainly is a fine location, Scotland is the choice of many for getting married or planning a romantic honeymoon getaway, every year xxxx amount of happy couples decide to conduct their nuptials in the highlands, lowlands and everywhere in-between. If I were asked, where would I choose as a top location for getting married? Well being bias I reckon Scotland has to rank as one of the best locations ever, without doubt.

Scotland is that somewhere special to tie the knot, a beautiful place to get married.

Famous for its fresh water lochs and Scotch Whisky, Scotland has been a holiday hotspot for many years and has a strong standing as a preferred destination for couples from all over the world to get hitched or spend time on a relaxing honeymoon.  When a marriage is on the horizon tying the knot elsewhere just wouldn’t be Scottish. However, be aware that getting married can come with its own little inconveniences.

Getting Married

Thankfully and with a smile, getting married amidst some of the UK's most unforgettable & spectacular settings comes devoid of any travel concerns. Aside from the small inconvenience of the Midgie and the Gadgie there are no travel worries, I could mention the Feardie but there’s really no need as Feardie's are scarce, rarely spotted and usually in hiding, much like the Haggis they pose no risk.

There you have it, no dangerous beasties but it's maybe worth mentioning the Weegie! It’s many times bigger than a Midgie and just as nippy, if not nippier. Weegies are mainly found in the west, most say they come free from tropical diseases such as malaria & yellow fever but you can’t be too careful. Some sound advice, just go canny as the Weegie can be unpredictable. If you’re concerned, don’t be, the threat assessment isn’t that critical because oddly enough, it’s only the ones that are near toothless or without teeth that are worth the watching. In general, Weegies are great fun to be around and without a shadow of doubt offer great company.

Maybe sensible just getting married in Edinburgh.

When it comes to stunning views and general cultural diversity Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities on this Earth, the jewel in Scotland's crown, a tired account by all means but as a clichéd and conventional statement that fact holds true none the less. It’s also worth noting that the "burgh" receives less rain than neighbouring cities. Just saying, the weather always plays a significant role so thought it worth mentioning.

Humour aside, Scotland's beautiful backdrops and historic past add to your sense of adventure. The bottom line, you’ll be better off, as you will see, there are several good reasons as a couple you should consider holding your wedding ceremony here.


Live and love Scotland, It’s certainly the place for me and I’m sure it will be the choice of honeymoon or wedding destination for you, come let your passion live, let your passion out.

Good reasons are in abundance, Scotland's certainly worth serious consideration. I could go on and on but I’ll start with the friendly people and the Scottish sense of humour, from the onset a sincere friendliness welcomes you, the hospitality of the Scots people is famous and renowned the world over, the kilts and bagpipes speak volumes and the culture with its long established traditions of song and dance is a cherished and extraordinary experience.

Quite simply, there are no residency requirements. It doesn’t matter who you are, when or where you arrive from, you can get married in Scotland regardless. After 24hrs of your arrival you can get married anywhere, the choice is yours; you are literally spoilt for choice, its overwhelming the wedding venues and options that are open to you.
The Best Decision You’ll Ever Make

For most people getting married is undoubtedly the best life decision they will ever make. Bringing two worlds into one perspective, realising that they have responsibilities more important than the individual persons that they are, that is the marriage and there's true contentment that can come from working towards that. Making that decision and starting that journey together in Scotland just takes it to another level.

Persuaded, all you have to do is get here now and find that perfect castle. So, how are you thinking of getting here. Well, with Edinburgh International Airport and other regional airports at hand getting here isn't an issue, you can be in close proximity of your select wedding venue from the beginning.

Honeymoon & Wedding Destination Photography

Hopefully you have enjoyed this short introduction, couples thinking of Scotland as a choice location for getting married or spending their honeymoon may require a photographer, if so John Gilchrist would love to be your point of contact when considering romantic getaways or wedding photography options.

Further Reading

Scottish wedding photo portfolio

Wedding services info: Edinburgh based service providers

Pointers for finding a great wedding photographer in Scotland

Professional wedding photography by John Gilchrist