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Wedding Photography

First of all, congratulations on your recent engagement! Secondly, thank you for taking the time to look over what it is we have to offer and see if we are right for you. Our aim is to be the easiest supplier you work with for your wedding, should you chose us. My style is relaxed and natural yet timeless and elegant, with a real high quality and luxury feel to the finished product. Professional equipment, a passion for the job, dedication to our clients, and an eye for detail, you can rest assured that we will deliver a service to be proud of at a cost that’s affordable. With three wedding packages available, there is something for everyone. 

In an unobtrusive approach to your day, we will work with you to ensure that every expectation is met. They say you are supposed to look like you on your wedding day, but at your most beautiful. And that is exactly what I intend to create. With simple and creative direction, I intend to bring out the most natural version of you and showcase it in stunning imagery. Capturing candid and real moment shots, those intimate and emotional moments, or the funny ones you may not have planned. My job is to capture it all and retell your story again and again with images in the most honest and beautiful way. 


All wedding packages require a 25% deposit to secure your booking and price. They include a sit-down consultation with the photographer prior to booking, an informal catch up nearer your wedding date (with as many emails or meet ups in-between as you want), and a 4 – 8 week delivery time on your completed photographs.


All packages will come with a select amount of high quality professionally edited images of your day on a USB with a license for personal use, as well as a private album on our website with a password for viewing. These can be shared amongst your family and friends. Copies, albums etc. can be ordered through Derek MacKinnon Photography at additional costs.


 Based mainly in Stornoway, we are available to travel through Lewis and Harris at no extra cost. All our packages include driving to and from locations, though drive time and party numbers may see some of the start and finish times vary. Travel to other areas within the Outer Hebrides will require travel and accommodation costs to be discussed with the client, but we are always flexible and will work with our clients to make sure things are as affordable as possible. Also available to work in and around Aberdeen. Any clients wishing to book us for services outwith 60 miles of the city will also have to discuss travel and possible accommodation costs.


We do also accommodate smaller weddings and small parties, and these packages and image numbers produced to you can be negotiated.

Bronze Package £400

Our most refined package on offer. You can trust on a professional and premium experience which we gather to last about four to five hours, capturing the most essential moments from your wedding day. Driving time to locations, party numbers, and other time factors may see this alter. The photographer starts his day at 12pm following the end of morning prep and at the ceremony location. The day will end after the formal photography shoots in mutually agreed upon locations. All members of the bridal party are photographed arriving at the ceremony, the ceremony itself, and all members leaving - as well as some candid and posed shots outside/inside the ceremony venue. There will
be photographs with the bridal party and immediate family members before the married couple are taken to their locations for photos alone with the photographer. From this package, you can expect to receive 50 - 200 high quality and professionally edited images.

Silver Package £700

The Silver Package allows for two variations. This package will be an 8 hour day and allows the client the option of the photographer starting at 8am capturing morning preparations and finishes after the formal photo shoots, usually around 4pm. In an unobtrusive manner, the photographer can guarantee capturing the candid moments, truly detailing the excitement and emotions on the build-up to your wedding ceremony.


Alternatively the client can opt for a 12pm start to include capturing the final stages of morning preparations in order to stay later in the day to capture up to and including the first dance. Driving time and party numbers may see the photographers start time change to accommodate making the most of the time available for everyone involved. Maximum 8 hours. From this package, you can expect to receive up to 250 high quality and professionally edited images.

Gold Package £1,000

The Gold package is our most inclusive package, capturing full morning preparations, the wedding ceremony, formal shoots, tossing of the bouquet should the bride wish, cutting of the cake and the first dance. A truly gold standard package that can be bespoke and tailored exactly to your individual needs and wedding (within reason). You can anticipate this to be a full day’s work consisting of 10 – 12 hours documenting the most important and memorable parts of your day. From this package, you can expect to receive up to 350 high quality professionally edited images.

Should the couple wish to have additional photographs taken of other family groups out with the immediate family, or any other group shots, these can be discussed at an
additional price and added on to the packages. Price negotiation would take into consideration wedding party size and the additional time needed for these additional photographs.

Should an album wished to be purchased in addition to the inclusive USB, this can be discussed and an additional price negotiated as album prices can vary depending on
cover, size, photo finish, etc. This can be purchased at any time after the wedding and a deposit or payment may not required before hand.