“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.”
― Robert Frank
Authentic wedding storytelling. That’s what I do. Some call it wedding photojournalism, some reportage or documentary wedding photography. It's all the same thing, though. Real moments, emotions and reactions captured in a natural and unobtrusive way. I aim to record your wedding day as it happens, without posing or arranging anything, and most importantly without getting in your way. I shoot weddings and elopements across Scotland and the rest of the UK, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife, Perthshire, Aberdeen and London, to name just a few. I'm also available for destination weddings.
What better way to illustrate my style, philosophy and approach towards wedding photography than showcasing some of my favourite photos. Here is a collection of images from weddings I had a pleasure to shoot over the years. They represent all that has made me feel something on a wedding day. If they make you feel something, there is a good chance we are an excellent match.
Since 2012 I'm a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), a professional organization composed of photojournalists and wedding photographers from around the world. Every year WPJA hosts the largest wedding photography competitions in the world judged by panels of award-winning photojournalists (including many Pulitzer Prize-winners) and news photo editors. Over the years I've won numerous awards from the WPJA.
At Catching the Moments we care about nature. We decided to do our bit by helping to restore the ancient Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands. For every wedding we shoot, we donate a tree to Scotland’s leading conservation volunteering charity, Tress for Life. Yeap, there will be a native tree growing in tandem with your marriage
"Absolutely amazing photos!! Lukas, you are my wedding photos hero. You captured all the best moments and more perfectly on our wedding day. You managed to photograph the interactions with all 70 of our guests, no one was missed. So grateful for all your hard work. I will be recommending you to all my friends and family. Thanks again 😊😊😊"
RHONA & JUSTIN - Dunglass Estate, East Lothian
"We cannot thank you enough. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined our wedding photos looking so beautiful. You have captured so many moments we completely missed during the day and I’m so thankful especially for the lovely photos with my Gran :). I have looked at the album every day since you have sent it and think our families are doing the same. Thanks so so much again, you truly are amazing at what you do."
JULIE & STEVEN - Signet Library, Edinburgh
"My husband and I were truly blown away by the quality of the pictures. Lukas captured every single moment and emotion in his photos. My husband does not like posing for photos and he was very happy with Lukas because he never asked him to pose. Lukas was literally everywhere, always ready to capture a smile, a tear, an emotion through his photos. These are wonderful memories that will last forever thanks to the beautiful and professional work of Lukas."
GIULIA & PAUL - Meldrum House, Aberdeenshire
"We are SO pleased with the photos and had such a wonderful time looking through them and reliving our day. You really captured the whole day, including special or funny little moments we had forgotten about. My dad never smiles in photographs (ever!) but your photos of him are the happiest we've ever seen of him! Your documentary approach captures people as they really are and the relationships between people and it is such a joy to see. We will treasure them forever. Thank you!"
EMMA & ANDREW - Abden House, Edinburgh