East Lothian based wedding photographer Grahame Smith LMPA

Me... I'm Grahame... and here's a wee bit about me seeing as you asked :)

I've been taking photos as long as I can remember, "borrowing" my dad's 110 & 126 cameras and shooting whatever film was left on them, then waiting weeks... sometimes months for him to get them developed & printed and see what I had captured... sometimes not even remembering what I set out to photograph in the first place.... but the bug was placed . Every photographer's "About Me" page says something like that.
I was always into cameras and aeroplanes, so I applied to join the RAF in 1982 as a photographer - only to be told I'm over qualified !

Does that mean I'm STILL over qualified to be a photographer ? Hmmm dunno :)

Anyway - after a VERY short career as a trainee aircraft technician I left, got married in 1990 and my wife Allison and I got our wedding video & photos back and thought - they're awful - we can do better than that... and so started our road down the "professional" level of videography & photography.

Boring/Official bit alert - I gained Licentiateship with the Royal Photographic Society, The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers, and more recently with the Master Photographers Association, which was by far the more exciting qualification to gain, having to show business and workflow processes as well as photographic skill.

I am a Fuji camera user, some call us X-Photographers... but that just makes us sound like super heroes... I wish :)
I switched from full frame Canon DSLRs to Fuji cameras fully in 2015.
Having got a taste of what Fujifilm were about to do to the camera world when I bought an X100, I have since added two X-T1's and X-Pro1 and an X-Pro2.
I find these cameras have released further creative energy into my photography. I just love the cameras and the photos they produce.

But you're probably looking on here to check out a wedding photographer, so let me go on about that for a bit...

Choosing a photographer is more than just choosing the guy with the camera.
On your wedding day, most vendors turn up, do their job over an hour or so and leave you to get on with your day.
A good professional photographer is with you from early in the morning until possibly late at night.
Being there for you, helping to make every section of the day run as smoothly as possible, just as you’d imagined it would.
I believe I have built a solid reputation on being a friend on the day, as much as being a great photographer.
The duties performed by GWS over the years at weddings go way beyond what is in the remit of the average photographer...
...but GWS Photography aren’t your average Wedding Photographers.

In 2016, I won the Scottish Region of The Master Photographers Association "Reportage Photograph of the Year", and also the Open category.

I also won two Merits in the National Master Photography Awards in 2016.

I'm always available to call or email. I can be reached on the studio mobile on 07415 878244, or our shop daytime number of 01368 864500. Chances are if you email me at anytime you'll get a reply fairly soon afterwards... quite often I'll be up in the wee hours... working away on somebody's portfolio :)

You'll see lots of photographers mention similar things as above, but one thing I can promise you is I have experience and devotion to this trade. Every wedding is a pleasure to do - and a learning experience.
I go through a process after every wedding... making notes on how people reacted to the day - not just the photography - but the whole experience, and I try to find way that I can help improve the day with the service I offer.

Have a look at the testimonials on our Wedding Photography page to see what our couples think of our service.

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We are a regular wedding photographer at Dunglass Estate, Carberry Tower, Broxmouth Park, Dalmahoy, Gilmerton House and all over East Lothian, Edinburgh and European destination weddings.