Hello, I'm Owen!

I’m originally from Glasgow (via Aberdeen, Edinburgh and York), and I’ve been photographing events and parties since 2007. I’ve always loved being creative (I’m always tinkering with some project or other) and reportage photography at events and weddings* gives me a way to make art, tell stories, and give people something they’ll love, all at the same time. There’s not many jobs you can say that about!

Random fact: I don’t sound as Scottish as you might expect! For more about me and my love of time-travel just check out my quick guide below, but the best way to get to know me is to say hi – get in touch any time.

*Find out more about my wedding photography over here

The Hitchhikers Guide To Me

Describes himself as: tall, Scottish, friendly, creative, sourdough-baking, chilli-growing, bike-riding, little-bit-geeky, mostly harmless* kind of a guy with a dry sense of humour and impeccable taste – of course!

Geeky how? Gadgets and sci-fi! I love time travel – movies, TV shows, anything with a grandfather paradox. And button-laden gadgets I can make stuff with, especially music – got an Ableton Push 2 a while ago and I get lost for hours tinkering. Ooh and videogames, right now I’m rather partial to Stardew Valley on the Switch, but I’ve still not scraped the surface of The Witcher 3.

Cats or dogs? Oooh, this is a tricky one! Deep down, I truly love cats. They’re so beautiful, and so adorable when they go crazy for ‘brushy time’, that I’ll tolerate their infamous aloofness. But you can really connect with a dog on a personal level, and it’ll always be there for you. Can I have one of each please?

Favourite feast: Hoppy craft beer from people like Brewdog and Beavertown, and proper Italian pizza with burnt edges… Toasted sourdough dripping with butter and Marmite… And of course the Great British Sunday Roast – it’s got to have proper crispy melt-in-the-mouth roasties though!

What I’ve been watching/listening to lately: Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Daft Punk, Orbital, OK Go, Beach Boys, Jurassic 5, Alan Partridge, Detectorists, Black Mirror, Twin Peaks, The Good Place, Shaun of the Dead, Star Wars, The Post, All The President’s Men

Bucket List: I’d love to photograph a wedding on Lake Como, a proposal in the Sky Gardens, and a surprise birthday party on a tropical island (ideally one with buried treasure). You’re organising one? You want gorgeous photos of it? Let’s do it!

*”Mostly harmless”? Just a wee joke for the Hitchhikers Guide fans…