a little bit about me
Oh, hey there!
I'm Lianne (she/her).
Scottish bred & born, I have lived in Edinburgh my whole life - 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. I skipped out the doors of my long-standing retail job to go full-time in 2018 - the best decision I ever made! I'm a fan of romantic stories, creative couples, and a wee adventure here and there.
Some other things I love are: dogs, cooking, interiors, hiking, plants (yes, a classic millennial), live music, comedy and theatre, reading, cocktails, wandering around homeware shops/departments, Scottish bands who sing in their home accents, the goosebump-inducing harmonies of The Staves and secret/surprise dates with my awesome, dad-joke-loving partner in crime 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!
I know, imagine having "awkward human as soon as I have a camera pointed at me" in common with your photographer.
Seems ironic, doesn't it? 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. One of my main goals is for people to feel at ease as much as possible when it comes to having their photograph taken, which is why I approach moments with sensitivity and care and avoid making anyone do things that feel too unnatural to them.
I'm pretty terrible at taking compliments or bigging myself up, so here are some nice words from some lovely couples...
Pam & David
"From the minute we met Lianne, we knew we wanted her to capture our big day. Her enthusiasm and love for weddings really shone through and her relaxed and upbeat personality was exactly what we were looking for. On the day, she was there nice and early and was a calming presence in both camps, making everyone feel completely at ease. She effortlessly fit in with our guests, many of whom made a point of passing on their thoughts on how lovely she was. She captured all elements and the vibe of the day perfectly and the quality of the photos was better than we could ever have imagined. She went above and beyond and the presentation of the photos through the website was outstanding. Overall, Lianne was an absolute joy to work with from the start. Her whole process was extremely straightforward. We feel extremely lucky to have had our day captured by such a talented photographer and are delighted with the memories we can look back on for many years to come. We can't thank her enough!
Ali & Angus
"Thank you so much for helping us to capture wonderful memories. We loved your photography from the minute we saw our friends wedding and thought we would be a great match! You made us feel so comfortable throughout the journey, as two people who don't like having our photos taken you made us feel like superstars. Your relaxed and calming nature has been comented on by all of our guests. Getting our photographs back today has been a lovely way to spend a winter's evening looking back on a warm Autumnal day. Thank you so much for being our amazing photographer and for the wonderful photos that we can cherish for the rest of our lives. You're an amazing person and we can not recommend you highly enough for anyone looking for a wedding photographer."
Fiona & Stuart
"Choosing Lianne as our wedding photographer is one of the best decisions we made! She is a lovely person to work with...she is so fun, cool and enthusiastic! We love her style of wedding photography and are so delighted with our gallery! It brings back the most amazing memories of our day, Lianne captured it perfectly! I was kind of dreading the photo part of the wedding before we met Lianne but knew instantly she would make us feel relaxed and on the day it was a real joy! Can’t recommend her enough! Thank you so much Lianne!"
Lucy & Daniel
"We are beside ourselves smug that we managed to hire such an amazing photographer for our wedding - not only because we have some phenomenally beautiful images that really captured exactly the mood, tone and spirit of the day but also because she provided us with what was the most wonderful intimate interlude in our day to enjoy being together and creating some pictures together in the most romantic relaxed atmosphere. I can't really thank Lianne enough for being so lovely, relaxed and sweet. She really was a key figure in our wedding in a quiet way and we will always be grateful. It was a perfect day, perfectly remembered - thanks Lianne!"
Michelle & Kevin
"Lianne was an absolute dream! She was professional, friendly and warm. She made us feel so at ease on the day (as with most people - we’re not super confident with having professional cameras taking our pics) but Lianne made us feel 100% comfortable and relaxed.
As for the gallery of the big day... UH-MAZING! We cannot thank you enough. Everything about the pictures are absolute perfection!"
Kayleigh & Michael
"We found it tricky to find a photographer we liked and who had a style we could relate to but after a recommendation from another photographer, we found Lianne. Her approach and style was exactly what we were looking for and after a meeting over coffee and cake, we knew she was the one for us! On the day, Lianne's relaxed style kept everyone calm and she even generously used her handy sewing skills when my bridesmaid's dress unexpectedly split not long before the ceremony! Throughout the ceremony and speeches, we didn't even notice she was there and she still managed to get amazing shots. The group portraits were well organised and managed on what was a very chilly December afternoon! We felt so at ease with Lianne during our couple pics. Lianne's attention to detail, creativity and general loveliness meant that she captured every moment just perfectly at our wedding and we couldn't have asked for a better photographer. We have beautiful photographs that we will cherish forever and can't thank her enough!"