We both studied Advanced National Diplomas in photography for 4 years at the Glasgow College of Building and Printing and then went on to assist some of Scotland’s leading commercial photographers. After 5 years Craig set up his own commercial photography business whilst Eva joined the picture desk at the Glasgow Herald. Around the mid 2000's wedding photography totally changed into a reportage led, digital, more bespoke, artistic & creative industry. This change seemed to totally suit our style and approach and 'Craig & Eva Sanders Photography' was born!
What is your shooting style?
We shoot as a team, combining our individual perspectives to capture as many unique angles and spontaneous moments as possible. We try to make the family groups as much fun as we can and when it comes to the couple shots we'll keep it as natural & romantic as possible but with some direction thrown in . We also love to capture all the important details of your day and as many quirky, seemingly unimportant ones too. We absolutely adore natural light and try to utilise it as much as possible to produce our signature soft, flattering stylish images.
Do you take formal family group shots?
Yes, but we try to limit it to immediate family only. Roughly 10 to 12 group shots. The last thing we want is to keep you away from your guests for too long.
How far do you travel for a wedding?
We'll travel anywhere and everywhere. Obviously though if overnight stays or flights are involved extra charges may apply.
How long do you shoot for on the day?
Every wedding is different but we generally shoot from 2 hours before the ceremony, right through til the 4th or 5th dance in the evening. Nothing is set in stone though and we can tailor our approach to suit your day.
Do you photograph the meal?
No. We like to give you and your guests a break from the cameras and allow them to eat in peace. We also need a wee breather at this point, using it to catch our breath, recharge the batteries ( the cameras and our own ) and to look through the shots we’ve taken so far.
Do you both photograph the morning preparations?
Eva always photographs the bride getting ready, it's probably her favourite part of the day! Craig will always try to shoot the guys in the morning too but sometimes logistics, distance to the venue etc make it just impossible. If he can be there he definitely will be.
Are you insured?
Yes, we are fully insured. We always advise our couples to take out insurance too.
What is required to book my date?
Due to the number of enquiries we receive we really need our booking form to be completed and the booking fee paid for your date to be secured.
How many photographs will I get? What size will they be?
You will receive 700 to 800 high-resolution photographs on a USB, each individually retouched by us. They will also be uploaded to an online gallery, personalised just for you and password protected so you can easily share them with your friends and family. Each photograph is usually around 10MB in size, 5760 x 3840 pixels and 300 dpi, which means they can be printed very high quality and in large sizes. If you needed advice on printing your images then please contact us and let us help. We use the best equipment and spend a lot of time working on each photograph to give them our unique look. We’d hate for you to get substandard prints that didn’t show our work and your images off in the best light possible.
When can I see my photographs?
Each photograph is individually retouched and we don’t like to rush this process. At the height of summer you will be able to see your photographs within 8-10 weeks.
Do you offer wedding albums?
Yes, we design and print bespoke wedding albums and these can included in your wedding photography package or you can order one after your wedding. Our albums can hold up to approx. 100 photographs. We design the initial layout of your album in our modern style, selecting the photographs we feel work best together. We will then send you the proofs online and you can request changes to be made or even add pages until it is perfect. Then we go to print!
When will I receive my album?
Once you give us the green light to go to print it should take roughly 2-3 weeks to receive your album.
Do you do prints, frames, canvases, parent albums?
Yes, we offer a full range of products and they can all be ordered directly by you using the link on your own online gallery.
Do you blog all the weddings you photograph?
Not any more unfortunately. We used to try and blog every wedding but there just isn’t enough time in the day now. We will always endeavour to Instagram an image from each wedding though.
Do you do portrait or commercial photography?
Yes we do! Check out our sister company Love Lila Photography, named after our wee girl Lila! Here we offer family & children portrait sessions as well as commercial photography work. We offer special rates for our wedding couples who have babies and come back to us to get them photographed in the same style as their wedding images. It's so lovely to see a couple, who you met years before to talk about their wedding, coming back to you with baby number one and again with baby number two ( and yes...there have even been a few 3rd visits.)