Natural Wedding, Family and Portrait Photographer Covering Central Scotland
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Wedding Photography

I am delighted to be taking bookings for weddings in 2018, 2019 and 2020. I also have some last minute availability for 2017. If you book your 2017, 2018 or 2019 wedding before 18th June 2017, you will receive 25% off your chosen photography package.

I am frequently approached for prices by couples during the initial planning stages of their wedding day. My pricing is simple and reflects what I believe is important to most couples looking for a photographer. These prices exclude my storybook albums, with the difference between each session being quite simply, the duration of coverage of your day and number of inclusive large prints.

I know first hand how difficult it is; the challenge of planning your special day to perfection, to make every moment count, as the countdown draws closer, the days fewer, until finally you’re there in the flesh, pinching yourself because it is actually happening.

Weddings are beautiful things. The coming together of people to celebrate love; something that connects us all yet, at the same time, is completely unique to every couple choosing to spend their lives together.

Wedding photography is about capturing everything from the stunning landscapes surrounding your ceremony, to the magical moment you walk down the aisle, to the nervous anticipation as you take your first steps onto the dance floor for your first dance as husband and wife.

It’s about photographing the warm smiles of your guests who have been chosen to share this special day, the tears and smiles at the ceremony, the tiny-yet-perfect details of the dress, the shoes, the kilts and the tables, to capturing you both as you walk hand-in-hand, for the first time in marriage and love. 

Your wedding is a collection of memories that you will want to recall and share for a lifetime. There’s no such thing as a standard wedding and in taking the time to understand you as a couple, I would love to play a part in your wondrous day by telling your visual story for years to come.

Please contact me to enquire about your day or for more information.

What's in a name?

My name is David Early, and I am a relatively new father to two beautiful children, Jonah and Jessica. I have always had a passion for photography and the natural environment which I explored through landscapes and wildlife. I have been shooting landscapes for over a decade and over this period, I became increasingly inspired by light. For me, light, particularly natural light, is the fundamental element that underpins all aspects of photography. Light can drastically change the tone of an image; elevating the bland and boring into something that is bold and beautiful. 

Dearly Photography. What does it mean? Brands. Logos. Design. When trying to conceptualise a brand for my photography, I felt that it had to be based on more than just 'David Early Photography'. I wanted it to reflect my passions and the services that I would offer, yet I also needed it to describe the experience and aesthetic that people can expect if they choose to book with me. After all, it is the 'brand' that most of my customers will first interact with; it is crucial that this connects me with people and also instils a sense of trust and confidence. The fonts, colours, textures, and expressions of my brand aim to capture and convey the mood of my photography to my clients, which you can read more about here.

That all said, I still wanted my brand identity to be personal to me and not simply a catchy, trend-driven concept. I wanted it to be flexible, to enable it to evolve alongside me, the photographer, and my style. When I thought about all of the different aspects of my shooting style, from concept to final product, and how to describe them, the word that continually came to mind was 'dearly'. Each moment I capture on camera is dear to me. 

Through my photography, I aim to capture people in their ordinary, or natural, environment and document real-life experiences and interactions in an artistic manner. In my mind, this generally can't be done in a studio, at least not in a meaningful, captivating way. You won't see many traditional, posed portraits in the classic studio setup, which far too often do not convey anything typical or unique to the people in front of the lens. Of course, there is a balance to this. I would always try to meet individual requirements and expectations, without sacrificing what it is that makes photography special to me. It is the blend of capturing people doing things that they would ordinarily do, whilst being creative and applying my own vision and aesthetic to the final image. 

It is the intersection of being the director and the unnoticed observer. 

This is how Dearly Photography was born. It is exceptionally convenient that my brand is also a transposition of my first initial into my surname, which is what makes this so unique to me and my style.

Introductory Offer for 2017

I am running an introductory promotion throughout the month of January 2017. This will see a 50% reduction in all of my session prices for any bookings made between 01/01/2017 and 31/01/2017. My regular basic pricing and further information on how to book can be found here.

This offer is valid for bookings made by midnight on 31/01/2017 only, for all dates in 2017. Please contact me to discuss availability for your particular date. 


  • 50% off regular session pricing (e.g. £49.50 instead of £99 for a couple session, £62.50 instead of £125 for a family session).
  • 50% off wedding photography. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
  • The discount only applies to the regular session price, and can not be applied to additional prints, books, or any other product.
Robert + Diane Couples SessionSome images from a recent couple shoot in Victoria Park, Glasgow.