Documentary-style wedding photography that tells your story with no awkward posing. I'm a non-traditional wedding photographer best suited to couples who want a laid-back day spent making memories.


not a fan of being in front of the camera?

You're not alone, most people would agree. That's why non traditional wedding photography will work for you as I'll be spending nearly the whole day shooting candidly and you won't even know I'm there. I'll be mingling through your guests shooting all the stuff you probably didn't see. I'll also be grabbing all the reactions from the ceremony and the speeches that you definitely won't have seen. ..and just in case you are wondering, of course I will still take group pictures of you and your wedding party/parents etc. It'll be quick and informal and it won't keep you back from the drinks reception for too long.

where are you based and do you travel?

I’m based in Aberdeenshire but I travel all over mainland Scotland and the islands. Now and again I do the odd wedding abroad.

how long do you photograph for on the wedding day?

From morning prep right through to the dinner or dancing or by the hour.

how many photographs will we get?


on the day how long will we be gone for

Your couple portraits are very relaxed, we’ll just go on a short walk and you’ll chat and I’ll take some lovely pictures of you being yourselves. Usually this takes 20-30 minutes. Short and sweet and no awkward posing I promise.


What can I say!! We will be forever grateful to Emma and Sarah for making the journey up to Shetland and taking the most beautiful photos which we will cherish forever. From our first enquiry to getting our full gallery of images Emma has been so helpful, quick to respond and made us feel like we were in safe, experienced hands. Through the complications of a world pandemic she did everything she could to adjust and adapt to the changing guidance, and when we had to reschedule our big day she was flexible and wanted to make sure she didn’t let us down. When we met her for the first time it was like catching up with an old friend - she made us feel instantly at ease. On the wedding day she was flexible and happy to go with what we wanted, but please trust her judgement and follow her lead as she took us to places for photos you wouldn’t look twice at and they are some of our very favourite photos (she is a professional after all!). When you spend a lot of money on a wedding you want to make sure it’s documented well and the style of Emma’s photography captures the emotion and the happiness perfectly. Booking Emma was the easiest decision to make in planning the entire wedding and if you are on the fence at all please just take the leap and book her! We will treasure every single photo. A true artist. We cannot thank her enough.

Rozanne + Shane

Where do we start! Emma was truly one of the most important parts of our wedding. We knew instantly she was the one for us. Her relaxed and candid style of photography was what drew us to her but as soon as we got to know her we just knew it was a solid match made. Even down to the places she chose to hold our meetings - She completely got our style and personality and that came across so clearly in the photos. She was such a calming presence on the day and she definitely got sh*t done (that wolf whistle!!!) I laughed and cried at the pictures and we will be forever be besotted with them (and her!) Thank you so much again Emma.

Kara + Stephen

There are not enough words to emphasise how amazing Emma, and her seconds shooter Esme, were on our wedding day. Emma is an absolute pro; she made sure everything ran smoothly and was a godsend on the day. All the hints & tips on the lead up made my planning so much easier, always at the end of an email whenever I was unsure. AND THE PHOTOS we could not be happier with how our day was captured, every small detail of the day will be remembered alongside the stunning photos of us, our family and guests heaving the best time. 1000% recommended, Emma you rock!

Georgie + Michael

I don’t think we could have been happier with our wedding photos as I feel Emma captured the essence of the day perfectly and to have our special moments captured so beautifully makes me feel very privileged. We opted for candid shots as the wedding was to be as relaxed as possible and for everyone to simply enjoy the day and I feel this is definitely shown from the photos. From the moment Emma arrived at the hotel she was submerged into the manic wedding prep and dealt with everything perfectly, even helping keeping everyone in calm. During the wedding Emma managed to capture the moments of the bridal party and guests including the happy and tearful moments in a completely discrete way. You completely forget you are getting your photo taken which I think makes you relax and this is when you get the best photos as you are natural and what you are seeing is real and in the moment. As the day is such a whirlwind you get to look back at your wedding as others saw it and in a way more than I could have ever thought possible. It is amazing to have all the special moments of the day to share with friends and family and treasure forever as a keep sake of our day. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Emma Lawson, you rock.

Grant + Victoria

We’ve just looked through them in floods of tears. Good tears of course! They are absolutely amazing! You’ve caught everything so perfectly The ones of Emma’s Dad walking into the room and Emma’s Mum helping with her dress are stunning. It’s brought it all back and the pictures show what a fun awesome day it was. The dancing ones at the end are insane! Dale will be so pleased. Thank you again so much. You were amazing on the day and I’m so glad you had fun with us. The pictures, like the wedding are honestly better than we ever hoped for.

Ross + Emma

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