Big congrats to award-winning Emma Sanderson Photography

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Emma loves photographing the Ayrshire coast, including the Turnberry Lighthouse

When it comes to planning a wedding budget, many engaged couples start by listing the parts of the day that are most important to them. From there, they can allocate funds accordingly.

Venue? That’s a big ‘un, so straight to the top of the list. The way to a guest’s heart is through their stomach, so you’d better give a hefty chunk to food and drink. Then there’s always the thorny issue of the dress – “You want to spend how much?!” That one’s for you to figure out on your own.

But there’s one thing I think should be, if not at the top, then definitely at least in the top three of every couple’s pyramid of wedding spend: that all-important photographer. They can be expensive (most packages will cost upwards of £1,000 and can reach three times that), but the images from your celebration will be with you for the rest of your lives together – you can’t put a price on that.

Katie and Gary’s big day at Brisbane House Hotel captured by Emma

And so it’s with great joy that we extend our warmest congratulations to Emma Sanderson Photography, who managed to clinch the title of ‘Scottish Wedding Photographer of the Year’ at the recent Scottish Wedding Awards, beating out stiff competition from 42 other snap-happy contestants.

Emma, who is based in Ayrshire and works as a photographer full-time, specialises in weddings. Though she has spent her whole career capturing big days across the whole of Scotland, Emma particularly enjoys capturing the Ayrshire coast owing to the spectacular landscapes on offer.

“I’m over the moon and completely stunned that I won,” Emma laughed as she reflected on her big win. “This is my first award after 16 years in the industry – I’m like a rabbit in headlights!”

You heard it here first: she’s one to watch.

For more examples of Emma’s work, check out her website, Facebook and Instagram.

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Emma likes wedding photography and long walks on the beach… what’s not to love?