For the wild bohemians to the classic traditionalists, I love capturing the uniqueness of your day! Whatever it may be. LUSTRE offers both video & photography (and combination) packages.
My name is Samantha Gurrey and I run LUSTRE independently. I am the photographer and videographer and I do all of the post production editing in house. I like to prioritise capturing natural, real and candid moments on the day.
Since starting my business in 2017, I have been nominated for Photographer of the Year in the Scottish Wedding Awards 2019.
I was born in Toronto, Canada and I moved to Scotland to complete a Masters Degree at the Glasgow School of Art. Prior to that I completed a Bachelor of Fine Art from York University, Toronto.
I decided to stay in Scotland after meeting my husband. We now have a lovely wee boy and I've adopted a bit of a Scottish accent myself (or at least an unrecognisable Canadian accent)!
I decided to become a wedding photographer after my own wedding and going to so many of my friends weddings. I love helping couples capture their day in a creative, artistic way.
I'm a painter, photographer and filmmaker. I've always had a passion for art. It's incredible that I'm able to be a part of so many wonderful events and use my creativity to give couples something to remember and cherish forever.
I would describe myself as being a bit silly, slightly wild at heart and a lover of animals, hip hop and a climate change activist.
I am friendly, creative and passionate about giving couples something unique to cherish forever. This isn't just a business to me. I'm an artist and I'm lucky enough to really enjoy the work that I do! I love being a part of such an important day and helping couples capture it all.
If you think this is what you are looking for, I would love to hear from you!
UPDATE -> I will be moving back to Canada with my family in September 2020, where I will be taking bookings in the London, Ontario area. My husband was recently invited to study for his PhD at Western University, so we will be making London, Ontario our new home.
You may have already gathered all of this, but I prefer to shoot in a natural - less staged way. I don't fuss about hand placement or tilted heads. I might tell you to go for a walk and hold hands and I will just capture the natural atmosphere of you two being together. I want my photos and videos to look real. This type of shooting definitely has a particular style and vibe, but it is also great for anyone who is a bit nervous in front of the camera.
I have developed a particular style of editing which allows my photos to feel a bit vintage, they are warm and soft. I eliminate harsh shadows and try to bring out all of the details and intricacies of all of the wedding attire and details.