Being a Wedding Photographer in Aberdeen – We always come back to the quote on the front page of our website by Henri Cartier-Bresson
“Photographers deal in moments that are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth that can make them come back again.”
This is what wedding photographer, Janie Barclay Photography is all about. We deal with moments and they do vanish! We are continually looking for moments that capture the height of emotion and those fleeting looks between people that say so much. They are so easily missed and it takes great concentration and years of practice to be good at this – it’s not a casual way of shooting, not a chance event.
At my last count there were about 52 wedding photographers in Aberdeen, so we are in a very crowded market. This really pushes us to be better all the time! We are continually looking for ways to stand out from the crowd, to create something unique and timeless for our brides. Part of being a successful wedding photographer is keeping up with what is going on in the wedding business all over Scotland. We like to attend different workshops to keep our ideas up to date and we are always looking at the work of top wedding photographers across the world. Recently we visited two of the most highly thought of wedding photographers in the United Kingdom Faye and Trevor Yerbury to attend their workshop. It was truly inspiring.
I am very lucky to have David. He is one of Scotland’s top young wedding photographers. It’s wonderful for me to have such an enthusiast around, someone who is always happy and cheerful and full of ideas and innovation. We are continually bouncing ideas off each other each other and challenging each other to do better. I know from past experience that it is important to work with someone you trust and whose work you respect. I feel David and I have built this up to a very high level that shows in our photography.
We have evolved a blend of styles that really brings out the best in our wedding photography. Having some formal posed shots is important. It’s often overlooked but I believe it forms a strong core to our work. Inspirational moments, beautiful fine art images and true expression of the moment are what we are continually seeking. As wedding photographers, we are testing our artistic skills and creativity all the time. Only then can we provide a truly modern and unique service to our clients.
The albums we use are Graphistudio Albums from Italy and they are of the highest quality. I would be delighted to show them to you in your home or at many of the wedding exhibitions that we attend in and around Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Central Scotland so please come and see us there. I believe our work stands out and that we are set apart from the older more traditional photographers around so make sure you check us out before you decide on your photographer for your wedding day!
There are many wedding exhibitions in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire – we attend most of these so please come along and say hi and see our amazing work!