Supplier Spotlight – Claremont Photography & Films

Ivan has been working at Kinkell since the year he started doing wedding photography! He has captured countless memories here at Kinkell, so why not get to know him a bit more?

Story behind Claremont Photography?

Claremont Photography was created in 2019 when I met my wife and we moved back to St Andrews and the rest is history!
Before being a wedding photographer I was a finalist in Travel photographer of the Year, five years in a row, and have been lucky enough to be featured in National Geographic several times. I love being able to transfer the skills I
have learnt from these different disciplines to wedding photography. It’s a real privilege and joy to be chosen to capture each wedding.

What do you love about photographing weddings? 

I love capturing all the fun, the intimate moments and all the little snippets of time that the wedding couples don’t always see from their day. All the emotion of someone’s day makes it really special to be a part of each wedding. It brings me great joy when the bride and groom come back to me and say that they love the photos or film that I have created.

What is your favourite thing about photographing weddings at Kinkell? 

The atmosphere and the stunning scenery that having a wedding at Kinkell has to offer! The venue is so great as couples can create the exact vibe that they like, making it their own. It’s a fantastic venue set in a unique location.

What services do you offer couples? 

I offer both photos and video and each of these services can be tailored to suit exactly what each couple wants.

What would you say is your photography style?   

I would say that my style is documentary with a twist! Making my photographs and films timeless. Perfect for those couples who want to get a good balance of documentary photography, romantic shots and family photographs with all the bits in between! My films are much the same and I hope to give each couple a snippet of time for them to look back on for many years to come.

Any personal advice you would give couples when it comes to booking their photographer?

Don’t worry about asking as many questions as you like, get a good feel for the style of photographs through the website and I am always happy to give advice on anything each couple needs answers to.

How do couples get in touch with you and what is your process? 

It’s simple, either give me a call on 07786520771 for a chat, drop me an email to or fill our an enquiry form from my website and I will get back in touch from there. I am happy to discuss all the finer details of the day if you need help or advice.

Louise & Simran Wilks
August 2022

“We could not have faulted Ivan and the team at all. From our very first conversation, Ivan was attentive and understood exactly what we wanted from our wedding photos. Come the day, Ivan mastered the art of taking the perfect photos without being seen – i still dont know how he managed it! We said we didnt want to be taken away from our wedding for the couples pictures too long and he managed that without us feeling as if we were rushed. From the candid pictures in the rooms capturing the emotions as both the bride and groom got ready with their friends and family, to those dance floor slow motion pictures that always create a laugh every time we look at them to everything inbetween, Ivan worked perfectly and only added to our magical day. I could not recommend Ivan and the team at Claremont enough. The pictures look wonderful and the perfect memory of the perfect day.”