About

Lauren

Likes: Fancy coffee, vegetarian food, cooking for people, summertime picnics, kindness, listening to podcasts, taking my kids to outdoor places, sarcastic jokes.

Pet peeve: Climate change denial.

When I’m not photographing weddings I’m usually: Hanging out with my two boys and exploring new places around Edinburgh. I’m a news junkie, and I think a lot about injustice, inequality, & global warming. When I can I try to contribute my skills and resources to organizations and movements that address those things.

Favourite kind of light: Nothing gets me more excited than a good golden hour. Unless it’s a rainbow. Or a golden hour rainbow? One time I did shoot a wedding where there was a golden hour rainbow and I damn near died of rapture.

Bucket list item: I would love to take my kids sailing on the sea in a sunny place.

{Picture by Laura of Baby Picture This, who is a genius}

Katy

Likes: Walking my dogs through the park, a fish supper after a trip to the beach, and sitting in the kitchen having countless cups of coffee and biscuits while chatting with my fiancé.

Pet peeve: People who walk slowly or stop abruptly in front of you on the pavement for no apparent reason.

When I’m not photographing weddings I’m usually: Making set models and costume sketches for my production arts course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. And when I am not doing that I am at home curled up on the couch with two lovely black and white collie dogs.

Favourite kind of light: I love that soft and dappled light you find when wandering through a wooded or shaded spot, where the sun manages to peek through the leaves and your subject is beautifully cast between the sun’s light and the trees’ shadows.

Bucket list item: I would love to see the Northern Lights in all their glory.

Other Topics of Interest

How did you meet? Lauren photographed her first weddings back in Austin, Texas. It was there that she met a young Scottish philosophy student, who brought her back to Scotland as his wife. Here she started her business over again from scratch, first in Aberdeen, and then in Edinburgh. A few years later, Lauren’s Scottish brother-in-law brought home a gorgeous lass with dark curls and a degree in fine arts photography. Katy quickly became a part of the family, and after a prudent amount of time Lauren asked if she might like to come along to some weddings as a 2nd shooter. At their first wedding together it immediately became clear that they made a fantastic team. In the last two years they have photographed over 50 weddings together, & cracked countless bad jokes. Whilst Lauren was on maternity leave, Katy took on several weddings & elopements as the lead photographer, and the portfolios are a mixture of both of their work.
Anything else? We cherish diversity, and our goal is to be as inclusive as possible. One of our favourite things about being wedding photographers are the incredible range of cultural traditions that we have been privileged to capture. We have photographed Chinese tea ceremonies, the signing of the Ketubah at Jewish weddings, a bride having her hands painted with henna the night before her wedding, water being thrown in the path of a Bulgarian bride before she leaves her house, Kurdish dancing, Bhangra dancing, Greek dancing, Ceilidh dancing, and so on. We are so thrilled by just how many of the weddings that we photograph are multi-national.
We care deeply about social justice and the environment. A portion of all profits goes to support Amnesty International, Greenpeace, and independent media.