About Us

Family and portrait photography a short drive from Edinburgh

East Lothian's Favourite Photography Team

That’s us, Leanne, Devon, Grahame and Alison, the full-time professional photographer family that are GWS photography!

We work together on every shoot, ensuring that everyone we meet is given the greatest care, the nicest coffee and of course… amazing photos!

Grahame has been taking photos since, well, forever! He started off shooting bands and weddings back in the 80s, and we finally got serious and started GWS photography in 2010.

Since then time has flown by. We love meeting new people, getting to know them, and creating them something really special. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning!

Our Passion for Photography

Like most people, we’ve lived through some tough times, and lots of happy times. We’ve lost loved ones and gained new friends as life progresses. Having the ability to meet people in their current situation and capture those moments – whatever they may be – and preserve them forever, is a privilege.

A family together laughing before the kids get “too grown up”, a dancer in full elegence to look back on and say “that was me”, kids laughing, looking soulful – in those years of innocence.

Grandparents with their own children and grand children… so that those youngest in the photograph can show it to their grandkids many years from now and say “look how amazing we all are !”

We have achieved these accolades over the years so that we can give you – our clients the guarantee of an amazing time and beautiful results. We work extremely hard to make sure every session we do is the best it can be.
  • 2010 Passed as Licentiate with The Royal Photographic Society
  • 2011 Passed as Licentiate with The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers
  • 2016 Passed as Licentiate with The Master Photographers Association
  • 2016 Reportage Wedding Photographer of the Year with the Scottish Master Photographers
  • 2016 Open Photographer of the Year with the Scottish Master Photographers
  • 2017 Open Photographer of the Year with the pro body Xperience Group
  • 2018 Children’s Portrait Photographer of the Year with the Scottish Master Photographers
  • 2018 Passed as Associate with the Master Photographers Association
  • 2019 Children’s Portrait Photographer of the Year – Scottish Region Master Photographers
  • 2019 General Photographer of the Year – Scottish Master Photographers
  • 2019 Master Photographers UK Child Portrait of the Year – presented to Grahame by Jill Furmanovsky
  • 2020 Qualified Fellowship with Master Photographers Association
  • 2020 Baby Portrait of the Year – Scottish Region Master Photographers
  • 2020 Classical Wedding Portrait of the Year – Scottish Region Master Photographers
  • 2021 Portrait Photographer of the Year  Scottish Master Photographers
  • 2022 Best Customer Communications Award – UK Master Photographers Association
  • 2022 Scottish Pet Photographer of the Year
  • 2022 Leanne passed as Licentiateship with The Master Photographers Association
  • 2023 Most Promising Photographer of the Year – Scottish Master Photographers – Leanne

Contact Us

Feel free to call or email anytime – we are more than happy to speak in person whenever we can.

Call now on 0131 507 0737

We are human though, so if it goes to answer machine, we may well be in a shoot, having dinner, or at 3am… asleep! 🙂

Perfect for Edinburgh

Situated a short drive from Edinburgh, we’re the perfect choice for families who want to get away from the noise of the city for a relaxed and fun photoshoot. Our rural studio has free and easy parking and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, ensuring you’re in just the right mood for your shoot. You’ll see the difference in your photos!