News and Events

News and Events

Creative Industry Business of the Year Awards

13/10/17

My wedding album design has just landed me an interview for the Creative Industry Business of the Year 2017 Awards! I was before the judging panel last week and now awaiting for the results which will be made at the Awards ceremony on November 3rd. I don't imagine for a minute that I will win but I was certainly chuffed to receive the invitation!

Macdonald Marine Wedding Fayre

23/08/17

I'll be exhibiting at the Macdonald Marine Hotel Wedding Fayre in North Berwick, Saturday, September 30th. Come along for a chat about your wedding and see why my bespoke, designed wedding storybook albums are the best in the business (Wedding Album of the Year Winner 2015, 2016, 2017!) Doors open 12 noon.

Re-appointment National Photography Judge

26/06/17

I have had the honour of serving as National Judge for Scotland's Photography Proficiency Program for the last 15 years. The appointment lasts for 3 years at a time and the current service ran out at the end of May. I'm delighted to have been re-appointed again to serve for the next 3 years from June 2017 to May 2020.

Melville Castle Wedding Fair

16/11/16

My next Wedding Fair will be at the stunning Melville Castle, February 19th, 2017. Of course, I am always available to meet up in person anytime if you would like to arrange something before then. Just email: philiphawkins4@gmail.com or call: 07850 969036

Latest Award - July 2016

12/08/16

Delighted to receive a 'Highly Commended Award in The Society of Professional Photographers July competition. The image has been added to my Gallery.

Roxburghe Hotel Wedding Fair

09/05/16

I will be exhibiting at the Roxburghe Hotel Wedding Fair on Sunday May 15th. Located just outside Kelso and owned by the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe it is easily one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Scottish Borders! Doors open 12 noon.

Wedding Fair, Sunday 28th February

22/02/16

The Melville Castle Wedding Fair is this Sunday, Feb 28th, 12 - 4pm. You'll have opportunity to view the beautiful castle and grounds, enjoy the Fashion Show and see the magnificent Ballroom decorated for a wedding. I'll be exhibiting in the Ballroom with a full range of gorgeous albums and designer storybooks featuring many weddings from Melville Castle.

Melville Castle Photography Workshop

16/11/15

I will be running a photography training workshop in the stunning Melville Castle on January 30th, 2016. For further information and/or to book click here:

Melville Castle Photography Workshop

Macdonald Marine Wedding Showcase

09/11/15

I will be exhibiting at the Macdonald Marine Hotel Wedding Showcase on November 29th. Doors open 12 noon with glass of bubbly on arrival

Borders Wedding Show

12/10/15

I will be exhibiting at the Borders Wedding Show at the Border Union Showground, Kelso this Sunday 10am - 4pm. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Melville Castle Wedding Fayre

14/09/15

My first wedding fayre of the autumn is the hugely popular Melville Castle Wedding Fayre on October 4th, doors open 11am. As always I'll have a full range of albums and Designer Storybooks and will be running a couple of Special Offers

New ITV Wedding Program

30/07/15

I am currently involved with ITV on an exciting new wedding program and currently looking for couples who are getting married within the next 12 months who would be interested in being involved. Filming would primarily involve the week leading up to your Big Day and of course the wedding itself. Please call, email or use my contact form if you would be interested.

Societies of Professional Image Makers Awards

08/04/15

Very pleased to have won a Highly Commended award in the Professional Image Makers contest for the month of March in the Landscape category. Visit my facebook page if you would like to see it. Click the Training tab link on top menu for details and pricing of my photography training days and courses.

Scottish Wedding Awards Finalist

21/01/15

I've received the news that I am one of the 7 finalists short listed for Wedding Photographer of the Year 2015. The winner is to be announced at the Awards ceremony on February 24th

The Scotsman Hotel Wedding Fair

30/10/14

The date for The Scotsman Hotel Wedding Fair has been moved from November 9th and will now be held on December 7th. In between times I will be exhibiting at The Queensferry Hotel Wedding Fair on Nov 16th and Macdonald Marine Hotel Wedding Fair Nov 30th.

The Scotsman Hotel Wedding Fair

15/10/14

The luxurious 5 Star Scotsman Hotel's autumn Wedding Fair is Sunday November 9th from 12 noon. You'll be given a showround of one of Edinburgh's Top 2 Hotel's and the chance to chat with their exclusive wedding suppliers. Free entry and complimentary bubbly.

Melville Castle Wedding Fair

03/10/14

I'll be at the Melville Castle Wedding Fair Sunday October 12th. There's some really good deals and offers going to be available on the day from the venue and also myself, if you're planning a wedding it's well worth coming along. Doors open 12 noon

Macdonald Marine Wedding Fair

22/09/14

I will be at The Macdonald Marine Wedding Fair this Sunday, September 28th. Come along for a chat and see some of the most beautiful, bespoke designed Designer Storybook Albums you will ever see. Doors open 12 noon.

World's Top Wedding Photographers List

02/09/14

I just received the news this week that I have made it onto the MyWed.com list of the world's best wedding photographers. Really chuffed! Check out their website to see some of the most outstanding wedding photographs from across the world

Special Offer - FREE WEDDING VIDEO

26/08/14

If you, or someone you know, is getting married between now and the end of the year and haven't yet got your photography booked please get in touch with me and if I have your date available I'll give you FREE Wedding Video (normally £795). If your date is for 2015 I'll give you half price wedding video on all bookings taken before the end of the year. Email: philiphawkins4@gmail.com Tel: 0131 553 2970 Mob: 07850 969036

The Confetti Shot

05/08/14

A short HD fusion video, The Confetti Shot, is now on my youtube channel. Click here: The Confetti Shot

Autumn Wedding Fairs

05/08/14

Details of autumn Wedding Fairs that may be of interest can be found on my Edinburgh Wedding Fairs page

The Scotsman Hotel Wedding Open Evening

11/07/14

The Scotsman Hotel is holding a Wedding Open evening on Wednesday 16th July. This is an invitation only event but if you would like to come along drop me an email or give me a call and I can get you tickets. It's a unique opportunity to view one of Edinburgh's top 5-Star hotel's as well as sample the cuisine of their Executive Head Chef Part Hart. There will be a small panel of wedding experts for you to discuss anything wedding related with including The Scotsman Hotel's wedding planners Josephine and Victoria, Helen from Zenith Events, Richard Grey Master of Ceremonies and myself.

Marine Macdonald Wedding Fair

03/04/14

I will be at the Marine Macdonald Wedding Fair Sunday April 13th. Come along for a chat and glass of fizz and have a look through some of the most beautiful wedding albums you will ever see. Doors open 12 noon.

Melville Castle Wedding Fayre

14/02/14

I will be exhibiting at Melville Castle's Wedding Fair, Sunday March 9th. Come along and enjoy a glass of bubbly and have a look at the brand new Dreamscape Designer Storybook albums that will showcase your wedding photographs like you've never seen before! Doors open 12noon

SWPP Award for January 2014

03/02/14

A lovely start to the year for me picking up a prestigious 'HIGHLY COMMENDED' Award from the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers image contest for January in the 'Weddings' category. The photograph is from Sarah and James wedding at Oxenfoord Castle and is now in my Wedding Gallery if you'd like to view it (second photo)

Bridal/Fashion photoshoots

21/01/14

I am doing quite a few bridal and fashion shoots just now, if you're interested in seeing the final results look out for new brochures from Melville Castle, Macdonald Marine Hotel, Napier University Weddings and of course my regular magazines.

Macdonald Marine Hotel Wedding Fair

19/12/13

I will be exhibiting at the beautiful Macdonald Marine Hotel, North Berwick for their Wedding Fair on January 19th. "I've never before seen wedding photographs as amazing as these!" were comments made by several visitors looking through my sample albums at the last wedding fair where I exhibited. Come along and see for yourself how stunning your own wedding photographs could be as well as enjoying some bubbly and meeting other specialist wedding companies.

Bridal/Fashion shoot - Photo Pro Magazine

19/11/13

One of my recent bridal/fashion shoots is featured in this months edition of PHOTO PROFESSIONAL magazine. Although primarily written for professional photographers, I think any future brides-to-be, anyone interested in modelling and all aspiring photographers would enjoy reading it.

Pro Academy article

17/10/13

Many thanks for all the kind words, comments and feedback from my first article in the Pro Academy series of PHOTO PROFESSIONAL magazine. My next feature will be in the November issue, on sale Nov 14th, I hope everyone enjoys it.

The Scotsman Hotel Wedding Fair

15/10/13

As their exclusive recommended photographer Philip will be exhibiting at the luxurious 5 Star hotel next Sunday, Oct 20th, from 12 noon.

Photo Professional magazine

28/08/13

Look out for Philip's latest article in the next issue of PHOTO PROFESSIONAL magazine. On sale September 19th.

Wedding Car & Photography Package

16/07/13

Special Offer
Especially designed for couples with a restricted budget but who still desire high quality photography and service Philip has teamed up with CJ's Chauffeur Drive to offer an amazing Wedding Car and Photography package for only £695! Click link for more details >> Car & Photography Special Offer. This is a limited offer so book early to take advantage.

Birds of Prey Photo-experience days

03/06/13

Following on from the success of Philip's Photography Training courses he is going to be running a series of exciting Birds of Prey photo-experience days in partnership with Falconry Scotland. For more details click this link >>
Photo-experience days.
Please use our contact form ff you would like to register to be one of the first to receive confirmation of forthcoming dates.

Professional Photos winner April

01/05/13

Philip is delighted to win the International Professional Photographers Society April competition for his dramatic image of Edinburgh Castle. The International Professional Photographers Society is renowned for having such extremely high standards it is an achievement in itself to even get published by them (in fact at the time of writing Philip is the only photographer in Scotland to have accomplished this) so he is thrilled to have triumphed in their competition. His winning photograph is the first image in his Edinburgh Gallery and can be viewed here: Edinburgh Castle

The Scotsman Hotel Wedding Fayre

20/03/13

As the exclusive recommended wedding photographer for the luxurious 5 Star Scotsman Hotel Philip will be exhibiting at their wedding fayre on Sunday 31st March. Come along for a chat, a glass of bubbly, and a show round of this ultra chic venue. Starts 12 noon.

Queensferry Hotel Wedding Fair

11/03/13

Philip will be exhibiting at the Queensferry Hotel Wedding Fair this Sunday, March 17th. Come along and enjoy the superb views across the Firth of Forth while you chat with the venue's hand picked choice of great wedding suppliers.

A Red Carpet Experience

01/03/13

Philip is delighted to be involved in the launch of this brand new photo experience.
  • Dress Hire, full Make-over and Photo-shoot
  • Digital images from your shoot for online use
  • A beautiful A4 mounted print
  • Special Offer- £155 (normal price £195)
You can book direct or purchase Gift Voucher

Photography Training

27/02/13

Special Offer for April. Book a full day one-on-one training course and bring along a guest for free! Click the Training link on top menu bar for more info.

Melville Castle Wedding Fair

11/01/13

Philip Hawkins will be exhibiting at Melville Castle's wedding fair, Sunday 27th January. Doors open 12 noon. Enjoy complimentary bubbly and meet Melville Castle's recommended wedding suppliers. This will also be the last opportunity to book your wedding photography with us at 2012 prices as 2013 prices come into operation at the end of the month.

Wedding Prices

04/01/13

Publication of 2013 Wedding Prices has been held back until the end of January so all bookings for weddings taken this month can get their package at 2012 prices.

New Wedding Brochures just out

30/11/12

You can see more of my work in the new Scotsman Hotel wedding brochure, Brunton Hall's new wedding brochure, Melville Castle's new wedding brochure, Harburn House's new brochure as well as their websites and social media sites.

The Scotsman Hotel Wedding Fayre

09/11/12

Sunday, November 18th from 12 noon. Come along and check out one of Edinburgh's most luxurious 5 Star Hotel wedding venues. Free entry and all visitors automatically entered into the prize draw - Two romantic dinners for two in the famous North Bridge Brasserie!

Roxburghe Hotel Wedding Fayre

22/10/12

Philip Hawkins Photography will be exhibiting at Edinburgh's luxurious Roxburghe Hotel this Sunday afternoon. Come along for a glass of bubbly and meet some of the finest hand-picked wedding companies in the Capital!

The Point Hotel Wedding Fair

09/10/12

Philip will be at the highly fashionable Point Hotel for their wedding fair this Sunday. Doors open 12 noon, check out the stunning panoramic views from their Penthouse Suite where you can host your own wedding and meet some of Edinburgh's finest wedding companies.

Queensferry Hotel Wedding Fair

28/09/12

Sunday 7th October. Exclusive wedding fair with hand picked exhibitors. Come and check out this beautiful wedding venue with stunning Forth Bridge views. I will have a range of the latest albums and designer Storybooks including some Queensferry Hotel weddings.

Love Pets Show

13/08/12

Philip has just been invited to exhibit at Scotland's Love Pets Show at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh on September 1st and 2nd. Visit him on Stand 47 and get a 30% discount on a Pet Photo Shoot.

Highly Commended Award

13/08/12

Philip has just received a prestigious Highly Commended Award for one of his landscapes by the Photographic Societies

Melville Castle wedding fair

28/06/12

Date for the diary - Melville Castle have just anounced the date for their exclusive Edinburgh wedding fair: Sunday, September 23rd.

Hitched Real Life wedding feature

26/06/12

Delighted to have another real life wedding feature published this time in the hugely popular hitched.co.uk click the link to see Gail and Robin's wedding at Barony Castle

Best Scottish Weddings magazine feature

06/06/12

You can see another of Philip Hawkins Real Life wedding features in the latest issue of Best Scottish Weddings magazine out now. To coincide with what is Philip's fourth wedding so far this year to be published in a magazine you may like to check out his Royal Wedding album offer for this month.

May wedding offer

25/04/12

Book your wedding photography with Philip Hawkins during May and get his own professional make-up artist for FREE!
(Offer includes wedding day bridal make-up and pre-wedding trial.)

BBC Magazines Special Offer

19/03/12

BBC Magazines April issue of Perfect Weddings is now on newsagents shelves and to coincide with Philip's inclusion in their list of the Top 12 wedding photographers from the UK he is running a Special Wedding Offer for the month of April.

Storybook Album Design

15/03/12

You may find the latest article on Philip Hawkins Blog interesting and informative: How Storybook Weddings albums are designed.

BBC Magazines Top 12 Wedding Photographers

06/03/12

BBC Magazines are running a 'Best Ever Wedding Shots' feature in the April issue of Perfect Weddings and have included Philip Hawkins in their selection of the top 12 wedding photographers from across the UK.

Wedding Weekend Q&A

02/03/12

A popular question posed at the last Wedding Weekend has been posted on Philip Hawkins blog - How true is the old maxim You should never use a photographer who is shorter than you?

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Wedding Fair

27/02/12

Philip Hawkins Photography will be exhibiting at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange and Fashion Show this weekend, March 3rd and 4th.

Wedding Weekend - Special Promotion

20/02/12

Philip Hawkins will be running the following wedding and portrait photography offers at the Debenhams Wedding Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, 25th and 26th February


* £50 Portrait Session Gift voucher give-away
* Three FREE Engagement Photo Shoots
* Three FREE Portrait Sessions

Free offers are on a first come first served basis

Debenhams Wedding Weekend

14/02/12

The Debenhams Wedding Weekend is February 25th & 26th at Edinburgh's Ocean Terminal shopping centre. Come along for a chat and browse our albums. We also have a few Portrait Session Gift vouchers to give away.

Malmaison Wedding Fair

22/12/11

Philip will be exhibiting at Edinburgh's luxurious Malmaison Hotel on January 15th.
Royal Wedding Album offer
Would you like to own the same wedding album as the Royal couple? Philip will be offering you the chance to add on the multi award winning Bellissimo wedding album, the same album as Prince William and Kate Middleton, to your overall package for the amazing price of just £495!

SWPP November Awards

08/12/11

The November contest for professional photographers competing for the title of Wedding Photographer of the Year saw Philip win awards in three wedding categories and two portrait categories bringing him close to 30 awards in total for the year. There is no contest for the month of December as the SWPP judges use the month collating all the years results to determine the overall winner.

SWPP October results

07/11/11

Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers October contest saw Philip win 'Bronze' awards in three categories with images from his last three weddings.

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Wedding Fair

18/10/11

We will be exhibiting at Edinburgh's largest wedding fair on November 5th and 6th at the Corn Exchange with a full range of stunning Storybook albums. Come along to our stand and see how we can bespoke design a truly unique and exclusive storybook of your wedding day.

SWPP Awards for September contest

05/10/11

The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers results for the September image contest have just been published and Philip is thrilled to see his remarkable run continue winning no fewer than five 'Bronze' awards in the categories of 'Weddings Contemporary', 'Weddings Photojournalism', 'Weddings Traditional', 'Bridal Portraiture' and 'Traditional Portraiture'. This is now nine consecutive months in a row Philip has achieved awards in this highly competitive contest for professional photographers.

Debenhams Wedding Weekend

28/09/11

Philip Hawkins Photography will be at the Debenhams wedding weekend at Ocean Terminal October 8th and 9th. Come along for a chat and see the award winning 2011 Wedding Album of the Year!

SWPP August results

03/09/11

Philip Hawkins is delighted to have picked up three more 'Bronze' awards in the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers August contest with photographs from his last three weddings making him one of the few photographers to have won awards in eight consecutive months so far this year!

Award winning photographs

24/08/11

You can see some of Philip's most recent award winning wedding photographs on our youtube video/slideshow channel.

SWPP Awards for July

03/08/11

Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers have just published the results of the monthly image contest for July with Philip winning three more 'Bronze' awards in the categories of 'Bridal Portraiture', 'Weddings Photojournalism' and 'Weddings Traditional'.

SWPP Awards for June

05/07/11

The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers results for the month of June were published today with Philip receiving three Bronze Awards in the categories of 'Weddings Photojournalism', 'Monochrome' and 'Landscapes'.

Royal Wedding Album

03/06/11

We have just heard that apparently Prince William and Kate Middleton are wanting to showcase their wedding photographs by ordering the multi award winning Bellissimo Perfetto Storybook album. The Bellissimo is the market leader when it comes to wedding albums winning numerous awards including "Best wedding album 2011". If you would like to own the worlds finest wedding album we are currently offering a 40 page, 12" x 8" Bellissimo Perfetto, which holds 100 photographs for only £695! This can be added to any level of photograph coverage (options on our main pricing page).

SWPP April Awards

11/05/11

The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers results of their April competition have just been published with Philip picking up a 'Bronze' award in the categories of 'Weddings Photojournalism', 'Traditional Portraiture' and 'Monochrome'.

Magazine article

02/05/11

The People's Friend magazine Spring Special carries an article written by Philip together with photographs also BBC History magazine will have a full page photo spread by Philip in its next issue (June).

Scottish Mining Museum wedding fair

13/04/11

May 1st from 12noon. Come along for a chat and meet Claire, our most recent bride, who will be happy to show you her very own, bespoke designed wedding album hot off the printing press!

Ravelston House Wedding Fair

21/03/11

How amazing do you want your wedding album to look? Come and visit us at the Ravelston House Hotel Wedding Fair and Fashion Show this Sunday, 27th March and we will demonstrate how we can bespoke design your album or Storybook to fit perfectly with your colour scheme, theme or anything you wish to give you a truly unique and beautiful album exclusive to you and your wedding that will really stand out from all others. You will not see such stunning custom made album design anywhere else!

King James Hotel wedding fair

14/03/11

Philip Hawkins will be exhibiting at the King James Hotel in Edinburgh's King James centre this Sunday, March 20th from 12 noon.

Radio Forth's Win Your Wedding

28/02/11

Philip Hawkins has just been chosen by Radio Forth to provide the photography for their 2011 Win Your Wedding contest. The contest launches March 7th and one couple will win their entire wedding including the Norton House Hotel as their venue, wedding dress from Emma Roy, photography by Philip Hawkins, and much much more. You can keep up to date with Radio Forth and on the Win Your Wedding section of their website.

Corn Exchange Wedding Fair

23/02/11

We will be exhibiting at The Corn Exchange wedding fair March 5th and 6th. Come and visit us and view our gorgeous albums.

The Edinburgh Wedding Fair

14/02/11

This Sunday from 12 noon at The Hilton Hotel in Grosvenor Street. Free entry, complimentary drinks and canapes.

Valentine Day offer

07/02/11

The first couple to book their wedding photography with Philip Hawkins Photography after 9am on Valentine Day will win a beautiful, handcrafted, black leather, gold trim Traditional Wedding Album worth over £500 FREE! The next two bookings can choose any album from our range for half price! Offer subject to date availability and strictly on a first come first served basis.

2011 Spring Wedding Fairs

26/01/11

The Hilton Edinburgh - Feb 20th
The Edinburgh Corn Exchange - Mar 6th & 7th
King James Hotel - Mar 20th

Melville Castle's wedding fair has been postponed, new date will be here soon.

2011 Wedding Fair Diary Dates

14/12/10

Philip will be exhibiting at the 3 major wedding fairs in Edinburgh in the new year.
Melville Castle - Feb. 6th
The Hilton Edinburgh - Feb. 20th
Edinburgh Corn Exchange - Mar. 6th & 7th

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Wedding fair

01/11/10

Philip will be exhibiting at Edinburgh's largest wedding fair this weekend, November 6th and 7th. Come and visit us on Stand 39, at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

Ravelston Hotel Wedding Fair

25/10/10

Philip will be at the Ravelston House Hotel wedding fair in Musselburgh this coming Sunday and then at the Corn Exchange the following weekend. Come along for a chat and a look through some albums and enjoy the fashion shows.

Melville Castle Wedding Fair

13/10/10

Philip will be exhibiting at Melville Castle on October 24th. Come along for some bubbly and a chat and a look through some albums and wedding books.

Hilton Edinburgh Wedding Fair

27/09/10

The next big wedding event in Edinburgh is The Edinburgh Wedding Fair at the Hilton Edinburgh Hotel October 10th. This is one wedding show you will not want to miss. We look forward to seeing you there.

Ocean Terminal Sept 25th & 26th

28/08/10

Philip will be at Ocean Terminal on 25th and 26th September for the Debenhams wedding event. Please come along for a chat and a look through some amazing wedding albums and books.

New partners for the Edinburgh Fair

27/07/10

We are delighted to have central Scotland's most popular radio station, Forth One, as partners for the forth coming Edinburgh Wedding Fair at the Hilton Edinburgh on October 10th.

Philip has won his second "Silver" Award of the year and two "Bronze" Awards in last months SWPP competition.

Edinburgh Wedding Fair

02/07/10

A Diary date not to miss!
The Hilton Edinburgh, Sunday, October 10th
Drinks and canapes with Sean Connery at 12 noon exclusive catwalk show at 2.30pm and the chance to meet and chat with a hand picked selection of the finest wedding experts in the capital, including designer names and award winning wedding suppliers.
Competitions, special offers and promotions. Free entry.
The Hilton Edinburgh, Grosvenor Street opposite the Haymarket Station.
Up to date details here

Silver Award

14/06/10

Philip picked up a "Silver" Award in the Wedding Photojournalism category of last months SWPP competition (the largest organisation of professional photographers in the UK) with the possibility of being upgraded to "Gold" for the 2010 Wedding Photographer of the Year. He also won Bronze awards in the Traditional Wedding category and Children's portraiture category.

Cat and pet lovers may be interested to see some of Philip's work on the Cat Sitting Services Edinburgh website.

Special May wedding offer

03/05/10

Free Engagement session for all wedding bookings received this month. We can also then produce your own personalised "Save the date" cards using your favourite photograph from the session.

2011 Wedding pricing

07/04/10

Virtually all our dates for 2010 are now filled and our new 2011 price list is now online. If we still have your date available for 2010 please contact us and we will provide photography at our old prices. Please note that our price list is a guide to some of our most popular packages but we will always provide custom quotes after discussing and listening to your wedding plans.

Melville Castle wedding fair 28th March

22/03/10

Special Melville Castle wedding show offer - £150 off your wedding photography on all bookings taken on the day. Doors open 12 noon, offer is subject to date availablity and on a first come first served basis.

Wedding Open Evening

15/03/10

Wednesday 17th March, The Queensferry Hotel 6pm-8pm. Come along for an informal chat and look through some of the latest Digital Wedding Books.

March wedding fairs

23/02/10

Philip will be exhibiting at two of Edinburgh's most prestigious wedding fairs in March. So if you are looking for a creative wedding photographer in Edinburgh or Scotland come along for a chat.

March 6th and 7th, East of Scotland's largest wedding at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

March 28th, one of Scotland's most exclusive wedding fairs at Melville Castle.

Pre-wedding consultations & valentine day promo

08/02/10

Philip has available appointments for couples getting married in Newcastle and/or the North East of England at the Hilton Newcastle Hotel on Saturday morning, 27th February. Pre-booking is essential. Please use our contact form or telephone to make an appointment.

Valentine promotion
Are you planning on popping the question on Sunday? Check out our special Valentine day wedding promotions below.

Valentine promotion

01/02/10

We are running two fantastic valentine wedding promotions during February.


Free Engagement shoot for any couples who get engaged this valentine's day and then half price on any of our luxurious, bespoke albums if you book your wedding photography with us.


Free engagment shoot plus your favourite photograph from the session produced as a stunning Gallery Print worth £100, for all couples who book their wedding photography with us during February.

2009 Wedding Photo of the year

25/01/10

Visit Philip Hawkins Blog to find out who won our Wedding Photograph of the Year competition.

Photography competitions

18/01/10

Judging for the SWRI Photography Proficiency course gets under way this week in Edinburgh. As Philip is the National Judge he will not be undertaking any photo sessions for the duration of the week.


You can check out who is currently leading our Wedding Photo of the Year competition on Philip Hawkins Blog.


Philip will be at the Wedding Open afternoon at the Queensferry Hotel, just outside Edinburgh, this Sunday, January 24th, noon to 3pm.

Queensferry Hotel wedding open afternoon

11/01/10

Please note the date for this has been moved to January 24th. Details are the same as below.

2009 Wedding Photo of the Year

08/01/10

Check out and vote for your favourite image in our Wedding Photo of the Year competition on our portrait website Photographer Edinburgh

Book your wedding in January

04/01/10

For all bookings taken in January (traditionally one of the busiest months for booking your wedding photographer) for 2010 weddings we will give a free Engagement shoot with all our packages. (Subject to availability and on a 'first come first served' basis.)

New for 2010

29/12/09

Free Engagement session offered to all couples who book weddings in 2010 with Level 3 or Level 4 coverage. Half price engagment shoot for couples booking Level 2 coverage. This will be applied retrospectively for couples booking an engagment session first at our normal rate of £90 and subsequently making a booking for their wedding.

Baby Photography.
Complimentary baby portrait sessions for your baby's first year for all our bride and grooms allowing you to take advantage of our contemporary
Baby's First Year Storybook package.
More details are on our portrait website Photographer Edinburgh.

January events

21/12/09

January 24th. Noon-3pm. Wedding open afternoon at The Queensferry Hotel. Come along for an informal friendly chat and a look through some albums and wedding books. The Queensferry Hotel's experienced wedding co-ordinators will be on hand to offer show rounds of the hotel and grounds and along with myself will be happy to discuss any of your wedding questions.