Hi, I'm Doug of Northern Aye Photography. I am a freelance photographer based in Ayrshire, Scotland. Although I live in sunny Ayrshire I am open to travelling across Scotland,  Northern England (my birth place, hence the Northern Aye!) & further afield

As a married man, I know how important and fun the big day is. This is what inspires me as a wedding photographer. For me it was the best day of my life! All my favourite people in one room and getting to celebrate love & friendship. There's no other day like it. That is why it is so important to have beautifully captured photographs to look back on for years to come. I take a relaxed and candid documentary style approach to my wedding photography trying to get the most interesting shots that will show the unique character of each wedding individually.

I offer wedding photography packages, couples photoshoots, event photography and other things in between so don't hesitate to get in touch. I like to consider the needs of every client individually.

When I'm not busy with photography I am usually exploring the sights of Scotland or found cuddling my son, visiting art galleries with my wife or, most probably, walking my cocker spaniel Rasmus. 

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Awards and Commendations

  • 2017 - Highly Commended in the Botanical Britain category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards. Published in Portfolio 8 (Available Here)

  • 2017 - Winner of RSPB Dear Green Futures Glasgow Urban Wildlife Photography competition. Image displayed in the Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery. 

  • 2017 - Images shortlisted in Outdoor Photographer of the Year.

  • 2018 - Image used in Scottish Herald Charity Calendar 2018

  • My Images have been used to illustrate blogs and publications for the Woodland Trust and RSPB

As you can see from my commendations I also have a keen interest in environmental photography and I also manage

Doug Shapley Photography my sister site dedicated to all things non-wedding.