About Us

1803Photography are a full time, professional photography team based just outside of Dumfries, South West Scotland. They provide wedding and portrait photography to Dumfries, Edinburgh, Glasgow and the rest of South West Scotland and Cumbria.

Matt is the photographer in chief at 1803Photography and works closely with his wife and business partner Jodie. They would love to help you create and capture memories - be that on your wedding day or updating your family portraits.

As members of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers, you can relax and know that you are in great hands. They take the time to really get to know each and every one of their clients so they know what it is that the client wants from their photos. 

Matt has developed a very distinctive, elegant style of portraiture, drawing influence from the Great Masters, such as Rembrandt and Da Vinci. These portraits are often a world away from the bright white portraits that are the staple of mainstream photographers and are in themselves a work of art to be treasured forever.

For their wedding photography, they work in the very popular reportage style. Simply put, they are there to provide a record of your day and focus on letting the day unfold in front of them, using their experience to anticipate the big moments so they don't miss a thing. Of course, at the couple's request, they will also use their skill, knowledge and artistic flair to create beautiful posed, formal portraits.

They are also strong advocates for printed works and all of their portrait photography artwork is created with the final product in mind. We use just one professional print house, right in the heart of Scotland to provide all of our printed artwork. We have selected them after sampling a few other print houses and have also visited their premises to see all of their artwork offerings first hand - you can view a number of these at our studio at Drumlanrig Castle. 

Whatever your photographic requirements are, they would be delighted to talk to you about what you need. You can be guaranteed of a quick response and high quality service.