Emma lawson / scottish wedding &

portrait photographer.

I love photographing weddings and people and I still pinch myself daily that I get to do this job. I'm so thankful to every single couple and family who let me in, trust me and allow me to capture a moment in their lives. I shoot all types of weddings, from castles to backyard marquees to elopements in the Scottish Highlands, even the odd destination wedding in the sun. From 200+ guests to just the couple, I love them all. It's sounds like a cliché but two weddings really are never the same because people make weddings and each group of people create a different day.


I'm also a portrait photographer, specialising in newborn & babies and maternity & motherhood sessions. I have photographed hundreds of babies, even babies being born. My approach is authentic and documentary in style, I photograph women and families in their own homes, creatively and honestly.


When I'm not doing that, I'm a mum to Myles and Ottilie and BBF to Glenn (baby daddy + husband of 16 years). Without Glenn there would be no Emma Lawson Photography. It was his encouragement and support that allowed me to give up my day job and follow my dreams and that's why, 10 years later I am doing what I love, every, single, day. Thanks Glenn and thanks lovely people who pay me to take pictures.


fast facts.

House plant hoarder

Mid century furniture and design enthusiast

Star Trek fan - not even a little bit ashamed

Whistling is my super power, the type of whistling where you put your fingers in your mouth and it's incredibly loud

I like to make people laugh

night owl turned reluctant early bird thanks to my wonderful babies who think 5am is a sleep-in

I strongly believe there is no such thing as too many fairy lights, for weddings, HOMES.... ANYWHERE

I'm consider myself an introverted extrovert, make of that what you will

features + press.


My work has been featured in the following industry publications.



I never shoot weddings in January, it's my month off and I use it to recharge. I also do this, it's a photo-a-day project where I photography my own children. Mostly candid but there is the odd portrait thrown in which I probably had to bride them to let me take.

about me

doin' it for the gram.