Lianne Mackay Scotland Wedding Photography

A little bit about me...

Oh, hey there!

I'm Lianne, the silly-dancing, bagel-eating, cheesey-music-loving (un)cool Scottish lass behind the photos you've just been checking out! I'm a sucker for romantic stories, creative couples, a darn fun activity and pretty much any food involving rhubarb. Scottish bred & born, I have lived in Edinburgh my whole life and am a little bit of a home bird. I absolutely love living in Scotland and exploring the highlands as well as venturing to new cities & places. 

I took up photography in 2012 after graduating with a music degree and realising that there was something about photographing people that drew me in. That summer I photographed my first wedding and instantly knew that photographing loved-up couples and their nearest & dearest on super special days was what I wanted to do. 

Some other things I love are: cooking, plants, live music, comedy and theatre, reading, nice stationary, the Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh, Oliver Bonas candles, Scottish bands who sing in their home accents, the goosebump-inducing harmonies of The Staves and secret/surprise dates with my awesome other half, Matt (who is also in the wedding industry - check out the Sleekit Beasties if you're on the hunt for a fabulous band!).

Camera shy? ME TOO!

Imagine having "awkward human as soon as I have a camera pointed at me" in common with your photographer?! Don't be fooled by the photos of me I have here - 99% of the time I end up awkwardly giggling or looking down when someone tries to take a photo of me. It's a curse, I know. But the plus side of it is that I know how most of my couples feel about being photographed - so hopefully you can tell how much I enjoy helping couples to feel comfortable and have fun with me behind the camera and them front and centre. Keep reading to find out some more about my approach to shooting...


What I do & how I do it...

My style & approach

The very heart and soul of my work is YOU and everything you share, whether it's on your wedding day or during a couple portrait session.
I like my couple portraits to sit in that sweet spot right in the middle of being choreographed and candid. I’ll set you up and give gentle direction here and there to keep you in the best type of light and the best spot in a frame, but aside from that it’s all about you doing what feels lovely and comfortable (I would say “normal”, but let’s be real - there’s nothing normal about having a professional photographer take your photograph!). My couples make all the magic by simply being their lovely wee selves - that's where the real emotion and honesty comes from, and also when I feel most comfortable not only in front of a camera but also behind mine - win/win! I'll never make you do something that just doesn't feel like you.
As a wedding photographer, my philosophy is that I am there to capture things as they happen and capture them honestly, to be there with you and your loved ones but never in your way, to tell your story in the most organic and creative way I can. As well as capturing the big and little moments, I tend to also act as a little PA for the day - grabbing glasses of water, stitching beads back onto dresses (yes, I'm an old lady and carry a little sewing kit in my camera bag), helping to keep things to time and generally just being a source of whatever energy my couples need me to be. Good people, good music, good vibes and good laughs is what I'm all about, so if that's also your jam I'm sure we'll get along just grand! 

If you want to dive into my work and get a feel for what I do, you can do so by heading over and having a browse through some of my favourite stories by clicking right here.

If you would like to get to know more about me and what an investment in me looks like, check out the contact form below - I'd love to chat to you!


Get in touch!

I'd love to hear from you! Please fill in the form below if you would like to get in touch with an enquiry...

 I'll do my best to get back to you within 48 hours. If I've not popped into your inbox within 48 hours please check your junk mail or send another email over in case I haven't received your first one! If you would like to receive a text alert once I have replied to your enquiry, please include your mobile number in your message.

Full day wedding packages start at £1,450 and I have hourly-rate packages available for coverage of 6 hours and under (limited availability for Saturdays from 1st May to 30th September). Elopement and destination packages are also available and will be quoted for upon request.

You can also get in touch via phone call or email:
e: hello@lmackayphotography.com 
t: 07747462419

My wedding diary for 2019 is now fully booked! 

I still have some spots left for weekday elopements this year and am taking on bookings for 2020.

*please note that your mobile number will not be used for anything other than to message you to let you know that I have responded to your enquiry

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