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Sometimes, I think that the UK has the most phenomenal luck when it comes to wedding photographers. And that never seems to be more the case than when I think about Lauren McGlynn Photography in Scotland. The full story about Lauren is that she’s an American who moved from Austin, TX to Aberdeen, Scotland just over a year ago. The sort of miraculous thing is that it was you guys, Team Practical, that helped allow her to pick up stakes and move her business whole sale to another country. You trusted her artistry, you invited her to share your weddings, you invited her to your weddings and your book clubs and your lives, and she repaid you a thousand times over with gorgeous, quirky, and emotive pictures of your weddings.
And the best thing about Lauren is how much all of you just like her. I routinely get dispatches from Scotland about what good people she is and how fun she is to have a drink with. I mention this, by the way, because I think it’s extremely important to want to get a beer with your wedding photographer. Under no circumstances should you hire someone to follow you around on one of the more momentous days of your life that you wouldn’t voluntarily spend a night at the pub with.
And what magic she’s done with your weddings. This year alone we’ve featured her APW-er collaborations with Eva & Tyson’s crazy Austin dance party wedding, Sarah & Steven’s Edinburgh wedding during a riot (I met Sarah at the NYC book tour party, and she is rad. Hi Sarah!), Anne & Alex’s simple and stunning church wedding, Nora & Luis’s Welsh foodie wedding, and the wedding where Lauren first discovered APW, Devereaux & Justin’s kick ass wedding. So to say that Lauren loves and understands you is really an understatement. She actually adores you.
Lauren told me, “Me and APW couples are like peas and carrots, or neeps and tatties if you will. We always genuinely really like each other, which helps me to take extra special wonderful pictures. I think that I became a better photographer in 2011 (Editors note: She totally did. So 2012 couples watch out!), and that is thanks in great part to the magic that happens at APW weddings, but it’s also because APW couples trust me enough to give me the freedom to be creative. Most of the weddings that I have booked so far for 2012 are APW weddings and I couldn’t be more excited because I’m feeling really inspired. I did a round up post of my personal work in 2011 too, and in it I said that ‘My aim for 2012 is to create images that are beautiful and interesting and honest. I want to continue to evolve as a photographer, and yet hold fast to my authenticity.’ I’m really sincere about that, and excited about it too. I think that APW weddings are perfect for making that happen because they posses all of the qualities that I’m after: beauty, honesty, and authenticity.” Which basically means, I can’t wait to see what you guys create together.
And. Lauren McGlynn Photography is so thrilled to work with you (as ever) that she’s offering a special offer if you book with her soon. She says, “To celebrate my wonderful first year in the UK, I would like to offer a 20% discount to APW couples who book me within the the next six weeks for weddings in 2012. That means that they can get a full day’s coverage, with a disk of all of their retouched high-resolution files, starting at just £960, and I don’t charge travel fees for the UK. BAM.” And that, my friends, is an amazing deal. One you should be jumping on right this second.
And that’s not even mentioning all the other things Lauren is up to. She does a phenomenal photobooth (with a long time APW reader). She’s been shooting an amazing portrait series, including this really lovely one of a couple who’s been married more than sixty years. And her round up from 2011 weddings, and portfolio, will make you feel totally magically in love with her work. And that’s not even mentioning her excellent prices. So go have fun together. I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings….