For Those Who Don't Pose!

"You'll receive your photos from the day and wonder how he managed it, as you never even knew he was there!"

Kara & Mark

Looking for a stress free, chilled out, largely unposed wedding photography experience?

If so, then I may just be what you're looking for!

 

Hi there, thanks for stopping by! I'm Mike, storytelling wedding photographer, Falkirk based but covering all of Scotland and beyond. On more than one occasion I've been called a "photo ninja" and, honestly, that really is the way I roll!

 

Low-key, in the background, documenting the day rather than directing it. But don't take my word for it, all these fabulous people said the same .

 

500 weddings over 14 years ... but every wedding day is a unique story waiting to be told ... and I'd love to tell yours ...

 

What is Storytelling Wedding Photography?

 

Storytelling, documentary, candid - it's been called many things but, in short, for the most part, it's a "fly on the wall" approach to documenting your wedding day, real stuff, not fabricated.

 

I'll still have an artistic hat on though and draw on all my experience to produce memorable pictures that tell the real story of your day ... honest, funny, quirky, emotional, all the good stuff (and sometimes the not quite so good) ... pictures that will take you back to that day and remind you exactly what it felt like, not just what it looked like!

 

And the beauty to this approach? Well, you get to spend more time with your family and friends rather than being directed to pose here, stand there, do this, do that etc etc ... I'll just let the day flow and you enjoy the party!!!

 

Pictures for the Wall?

 

Of course, I absolutely recognise that you'll probably still want some family group shots and some shots of you, the couple, on your own - I call these "pictures for the wall".

 

But these are still done in a natural style - find a spot, light it and let you run with it - just be yourselves. Of course, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help things along if needed.

 

So yes, if you want them (as it is optional) I do make time for some, shall we say, slightly "set-up" shots but the emphasis is very much on "short & sweet" ... fifteen minutes ...done!

 

I don't think I've ever seen a couple enjoy ploughing though a seemingly never ending list of shots to order and, with me, you never will!

 

"Well what can I say… Mike is 100% top of the wedding photography game. As soon as we were starting our wedding planning I booked him….. before we had even booked our venue. I didn’t want anyone else to shoot our day. The service received is second to none. He has captured our day exactly how I wanted it. You can literally feel the atmosphere looking at the pictures. It’s like you’re there, living it again."

 

Sara & Barry, Married at Glenskirlie Castle

 

Read their story >>>

~ Scotland's top ranked WPJA photographer & winner of 75 picture awards ~

 

~ 2023 world top 50 "artistic guild" photographer ~

 

~ 2023 world top 150 WPJA photographer ~

 

~ 2022 world top 50 & UK top 5 WPJA "Artistic Guild" photographer ~

 

~ 2021 world top 100 WPJA "Artistic Guild" photographer ~

 

~ 2019 world top 150 WPJA photographer ~

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Add : 25 Lavery Avenue, Larbert, Stirlingshire FK5 4GF

Tel : 01324 557977

Mob : 07824 380674

Email : mike@mcookphotography.co.uk

Office Hours :

Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 3.00pm

Monday & Wednesday - 8.30pm to 10.00pm (meetings only, no phone calls please)