Hey! Believe it or not, I don’t like talking about myself… well, ok a little bit…
Like most creative people, there are a few unusual things about me. You don’t really need to know about my obsession with cheesecake, or my past in a heavy metal band, for instance… But it might interest you to know that I am camera shy. I really don’t like getting my picture taken. Which is odd, yes, but it also means I know how to put your family and your guests completely at ease. But I’d much rather listen to you. And find out what you want from your wedding day. Which is why I always encourage couples to come and meet me and have an initial engagement session, so we can get to know each other. We can discuss the shots you really want, and how I can help you get the most out of the venue, like using the light and the setting for the best possible pictures. And finally, please be reassured that you’ll be dealing with me and me alone. This is my business, my passion. That means there’s no one else involved who doesn’t fully understand your vision for your wedding. As you’d expect, I’m fully registered and fully insured. And whilst I’m an Edinburgh based wedding photographer, I can work anywhere. I regularly work in Glasgow and in fact all over Scotland. Or even beyond! My work has won awards and been featured in a number of wedding magazines and wedding blogs. Which of course is great! But much more important than that, I have been lucky enough to play a part in so many couples’ unique stories.
We had no hesitation, within the first meeting that we knew we found who we wanted to be at our special day. Karol made us feel at ease through the whole process and we had a wonderful time during our pre-wedding photo shoot. Karol continued to make regular contact when required and answered the many questions we had. Karol arrived at the venue relaxed and had everything under control. We both felt at such ease knowing our day was being captured. Karol's structure to the photos suited our day perfectly where we never were away from our guests for too long. Karol was a true gent and made an important part of the day seem very relaxed. Karol was extremely quick with the delivery of our photos, and WOW. It was the best email I have ever woken up to - the photos were dreamy and we could not have asked for more.
Lana & Mathew // Broxmouth Park
We booked Karol back in early 2016 for our October 2017 wedding after discovering his work through Facebook... Someone we had gone to school with had used Karol for their wedding and we instantly fell in love with his shots and his style of photography! Throughout the day Karol was virtually undetectable snapping away - of course you have the standard group wedding and family shots but for us we loved his candid photography of everyone enjoying the day. As anyone will tell you your wedding day is over so quickly and it's easy to forget or miss moments that happen with so much going on, when Karol sent us through our pictures before Christmas we were amazed they took us through every moment of the day all over again and even showed some ones that we missed. Karol captured the day perfectly and his work speaks for itself however I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Shannon + Scott // Ingliston Country Club
I wish I could give Karol 20 stars! Absolutely amazing photographer and persona. We could not be happier with our photos! He is fantastic, helping us to catch moments without you even knowing what he is doing. He instructed us perfectly for all the set photos and the results were amazing! He captured our essence, joy and craziness in the atmosphere of the day. He can’t be more fantastic at finding opportunities for beautiful images and make you feel at ease instantly. We are very grateful for his attention to detail, it was fantastic when we received our pictures, definitely over taking our expectations! We absolutely recommend Karol Makula.
Yanina + Ross // Glasgow City Chambers
My husband and I booked Karol for our wedding in October 2017 after we had arranged an engagement photoshoot in Loch Ard. Karol travelled with us the nearly 4 hour round journey and 30 minute round trek through a forest for this and we ended up with some beautiful photos in the spot James proposed :) Karol then photographed our wedding day perfectly at the beautiful Tullibole Castle. He was very discreet, we didn't know he was there half the time. Our request was to have the photos very natural. We did have some planned photos but even those were very tasteful. He was very dependable, patient but at the same time keeping us on track with what needed to happen when. We got the photos back when he said we would have them back, just in time for Christmas. Thanks Karol for providing an excellent service and some beautiful photos as a result.
Laura + James // Tullibole Castle
Karol made us feel instantly at ease, as soon as we met with him we decided he was the photographer for us. He was open to our ideas and worked with us to help take lots of beautiful photos in a very natural way. We were married just down the road from our house and Karol was happy to come with us back to our village to take some beautiful photos there as well as the ones he took at the venue. We ended up with a stunning album that we are thrilled with. Karol was subtly there to capture every moment, he is so kind and patient and made both James and I as well as our guests feel comfortable throughout. We would unreservedly recommend Karol to everyone he provided a fantastic service and photos we will cherish forever.
Elizabeth + James // Myres Castle
Booking a photographer for our wedding in Scotland from the US was stressful but Karol calmed our nerves by being so organized and by keeping in contact with us constantly. From the moment we contacted Karol he was so professional and wonderful to work with. My husband and I were absolutely blown away when we received our pictures. Karol managed to capture our wedding day and all of the little special moments perfectly. We had been looking for a photographer that would capture all of the natural interactions between ourselves and guests, and that is exactly what he was able to do. He works so discreetly that we were unaware of him for most of our day until he spoke with us to ensure we had everything we needed. Thank you again Karol, we cannot wait to get the pictures printed and placed around our home!
Marissa + Jose // Balbirnie House
Karol photographed our wedding in July. He is so calm and totally puts you at ease. Our wedding ran late and our first dance was an hour later than planned. Karol was so understanding and stayed to photograph our first dance and part of the dancing, which was so nice of him. I also had to recently ask Karol for another copy of our pictures and he was so accommodating. We had loads of lovely pictures to choose from and I am very happy that we chose Karol. I would highly recommend him.
Alison + Stephen // Shieldhill Castle
We just wanted to thank you once again for all your amazing work on our wedding day. You captured our day so perfectly and have given us photos that will help us to remember every part of our special day forever. We have shared the photos with family and friends and have received so many compliments on how wonderful they are at capturing the emotion of the day. We now have the difficult task of choosing our favourite for our wedding album. We wish we could do it all over again and we wouldn’t hesitate in choosing Karol as our wedding photographer. Can’t thank you enough!
Alicia + Daniel // Mar Hall
Booked Karol after falling in love with his style of photography on his website. Very professional manner but also felt he put us all at ease to get lovely natural shots of everyone. Very pleased with all our pictures and would definitely recommend him!
Claire + Brian // Airth Castle
It's difficult to put into words how delighted we are with the way Karol managed to capture our wedding day. He worked tirelessly to capture all the little details that we felt made our day so special. We selected him after being very impressed with his portfolio and we were convinced he was the photographer for us from the very beginning. He didn't disappoint and everyone who has viewed our photographs are blown away by them. His discreteness and gentle approach throughout the day was amazing and we barely noticed him photographing most of the time so we now have very candid and natural shots, allowing us to look back on the day as it was. Exactly what we wanted. We just can't thank him enough. Such a talented man and a genuinely lovely person. We would highly recommend him.
Antonia + Ryan // Pratis Farm
We are absolutely over the moon with our wedding photos! Could not recommend Karol enough, he was professionally from start to finish, easily contactable and made the whole process so simple. Karol put us at complete ease on the day, captured moments throughout our whole day without being at all intrusive. The end product has completely exceeded our expectations! Thank you again Karol, will never tire of looking at our photos!
Louise + Paul // St Andrew's in the Square
You've done a fantastic job, we are so pleased with photos! We absolutely love them! I felt a bit emotional seeing them. I had some bits of the day, my mind's blank and you brought it all back. You've managed to capture the spirit of the day and have caught all of our loved ones at their happiest, it's so lovely to see everyone having fun! And it's amazing to be able to remember those special moments in such a beautiful way!
Pamela + Gordon // Cottiers
Karol really listened to what we wanted for our wedding photos and captured our day perfectly. On the day itself, he was really unobtrusive and managed to capture a lot of really natural shots as we weren't even aware he was there! We are also delighted with our wedding album and it has received many compliments. Karol was excellent value for money, especially for such a high quality service. We would highly, highly recommend him as a wedding photographer. Thank you again for all your great work. We really love our wedding photos and will cherish them for years to come.
Kerry + Kris // Atholl Palace
We were very happy with the photos of our big day and think you only need to look at his website to see that he captures some gorgeous shots. He got all of the big snaps that we needed, several beautiful portraits and family groups, but also captured several genuinely touching moments that we had remarked on during the day and were then surprised to see had actually been captured for posterity. A friend holding hands, a whisper at the right moment, a reassuring hug. Not big set pieces, but candid moments that capture are, I think, the mark of a really good photographer. Finally it is all packaged up beautifully in a keepsake usb stick, with excellent post production values. We were thrilled with the photo package we received and think it represented fantastic value.
Katy + Will // Harburn Estate
Karol was our wedding photographer in October 2016, and we would highly recommend him. Karol has an easy going and non intrusive approach and his friendly yet professional manner (combined with his genuine talent) made him the perfect person to photograph our special day. Our wedding was at the Marlin's Wynd in Edinburgh which is a small, atmospheric and particularly dark venue. Despite this being a tricky environment photo-wise, Karol was able to capture the beauty and character of the venue seamlessly. We are so incredibly happy with our photos, and with the great service that we've received before, during and after our wedding. If you're looking for a talented photographer who offers high standards of client care (and is also just a genuinely nice guy) Karol is your man!
Karen + Stuart // Marlins Wynd
Thank you so much for the beautiful photographs! You have managed to catch so much of the day. We really are very pleased with them. I was showing the photos to my family last night and they really loved them. My dad even got a bit teary, he said they were the best wedding shots he had ever seen. We agree!
Clare + Brandon // Pollokshields Burgh Hall
From the moment we met Karol we instantly knew we had found the photographer for us. He made us both feel at ease from the first meeting so it was very easy to relax with him. He was very professional yet at the same time was not over the top. We were both uneasy in front of the camera and had an engagement shoot with Karol, this allowed us to relax more and get used to having him around. The photos from this shoot were beautiful which made us even more excited for the wedding photos. On the day Karol was perfect, he came to my aunt's house and you wouldn't even have known he was there. We received our wedding photos shortly after the wedding and were over the moon with the results, he captured the most important aspects of the day and the results were out of this world.
Lesley + Iain - Lochside House Hotel
Karol was absolutely outstanding! From the moment we met him we knew he was the photographer for us, he was so professional, friendly, approachable and made us feel completely at ease. Our pre wedding shoot gave us a taster of what was to come on our wedding day and after seeing the photos we couldn't wait for the wedding. On the day Karol was brilliant, he was totally calming and captured everything beautifully while being totally unobtrusive. We have now received our official photos and are completely blown away, they surpassed all our expectations and we couldn't be happier with the images. Would highly recommend Karol to anyone looking for fun, natural, beautiful, relaxed pictures.
Kathryn + Craig // Norton House Hotel
Karol Makula was our wedding photographer in September 2017 and we can honestly say that we were delighted to have Karol as our photographer. From the initial meeting to the post wedding follow up he was nothing but a true professional in every aspect of his work, but with the personalisation you need for your big day. He always met us at places convenient for us, often coming to our home. In the build up to the big day he took the time to listen to our ideas, taking notes and adding his professional advice to enhance our ideas, and given his experience you can instantly tell that his ideas bring great value. On the big day we had arranged a second photographer (via Karol) and both showed up promptly on time, well prepared with a list of requirements and a creative eye for a perfect photo. Karol's approach on the day was unobtrusive so to get the most natural of photos but will make sure he organises people if a specific photo is requested. He worked tirelessly through the day and even stayed a little later than expected to get some photos we requested.
Amanda + Calum // Edinburgh Castle
Karol is such a lovely guy and made us feel at ease throughout the whole day and when we met with him beforehand. Our photographs are beautiful and we will cherish them forever, he was also so subtle on the day. Thank you so much for our amazing photos and we are so glad we chose him. We would 100% recommend Karol for a photographer.
Sarah + Robin // Fingask Castle
When I first looked at his work I very wrongly assumed he was female, much to the humour of my then fiancé, who couldn’t contain his laughter when I phoned Karol and thought he was perhaps answering the phone for his wife. I knew straight away from looking at his work that he was the photographer for us; he has a beautiful, romantic and soft touch to his photography. He was quick in responding, friendly, warm- nothing was ever too much to ask. At one point in the church ceremony I actually whispered to ask my bridesmaids if they had seen him as I was convinced he hadn’t turned up! Of course he had and he captured our day incredibly. This is a man that truly loves his job and will go above and beyond for his clients to ensure they have photos, and memories, they will cherish for a lifetime.
Chloe + Chris // Crieff Hydro
I was lucky to secure Karol as my wedding photographer at short notice. At first I was very nervous about the prospect of photography as I am very camera shy and usually don't come off well in pictures. I am so pleased I trusted my instincts though as Karol turned out to be a wonderful choice for our wedding photography. His relaxed and friendly manner made me and my husband feel very comfortable on the day and we both commented how at ease we felt during the private couple photos. The final images were breathtaking and I am very happy.
Kirsty + Marco // Dalmahoy
Karol was our wedding photographer in April 2016, he has the most gorgeous style and captured such a range of gorgeous pictures. So natural but also amazing with effects and editing. Karol is a lovely man and so easy to deal with, he has a lovely calm nature and nothing is a problem. Would recommend him for certain!
Hayley + Ross // The Cruin
We chose Karol as our wedding photographer because we absolutely loved his photos. We're over the moon with our photos. Not only were we so happy with the photos, but Karol was the most wonderful person to work with. He was super organised and quick to respond whenever we had a question. He was patient with us. And on the day he was sooo helpful and calm and happy. We couldn't have wished for a better photographer...he truly was wonderful. Thank you, Karol. You helped make our day super special while keeping us with smiles on our faces.
Hazel + Manuel // Dalhousie Castle
After a long search for the perfect wedding photographer...we found Karol. From beginning to end Karol' s professionalism and passion for his field has been next to none. His relaxed contemporary approach to his work made it a very relaxing day for everyone. Thank you so much for capturing our special moments and giving us memories to treasure.
Cheryl + Richard // The Vu
We cannot thank Karol enough for our amazing wedding photos! They are exactly what we wanted and more! He totally captured the emotions and atmosphere of our special day. We will look back on them and relive the day for years to come. He was so great at blending into the background and managed to catch such intimate moments without us even realising he was there. An absolute pro from start to finish.Thank you Karol!
Robyn + James // Seamill Hydro
After an extensive search for wedding photographers, we stumbled across Karol's website and we were instantly taken by the quality of his wedding photography. It was the best decision we could have made. He did a fabulous job on our wedding day. He was very professional, easy-going and we always felt completely assured that the wedding photographs would be great. He did not disappoint! Our wedding photographs were absolutely stunning. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Pryianka + Niall // Duntreath Castle
I can not recommend Karol enough. Having found him through Instagram and loving his relaxed and natural photography style, I knew I had to book him for our wedding. Karol was great and made sure that we could still enjoy our day yet get crucial shots. The sneak peak pictures are amazing and provided so quickly which was great to show friends and family. If you are looking for a photographer then I highly highly recommend Karol.
Thank you again for capturing our special day.
Alison + Hussain // Rowallan Castle
When we decided to get married we knew we wanted a small and intimate wedding but didn’t want to compromise on our wedding photos. I must have looked at over a hundred different photographers but couldn’t see any with a style that suited us. Then I found Karol. He sent me a link to some photos he had taken of a previous wedding he did. As soon I saw them I knew Karol was the one. Karol was perfect throughout the whole process, he was always on hand to answer any questions we had even though we were living over 300 miles away. On the day he made us feel at ease and acted professional at all times. He listened to what we wanted and portrayed what we wanted in the photos. When we received the photos back we were so impressed with them, they were exactly what we were hoping for and more. Every photo captures the moment and brings back all the emotions of the day. I can’t begin to describe how pleased we are with the photos, thank you Karol.
Louise & Stuart // Edinburgh City Chambers
Karol was the first and last photographer that we met with for our wedding as we knew straight away he was the one for us! We picked Karol as we liked his ‘candid’, not staged style and that’s exactly what we got. I don’t even remember seeing him during the ceremony (which is a good thing! As he still took the most amazing photographs). Most importantly I think though, Karol is a really lovely guy who was brilliant on the day and relaxed throughout. He knew where and when he wanted his shots already so the whole process went smoothly and very quickly, so he wasn’t keeping us from our guests too long. The photos from his sneak peek look fantastic, and would absolutely recommend Karol to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Melissa + Caroline // The Barn at Harburn
Karol was our photographer in August 2017, After a lengthy search for our wedding photographer we came across his website and were instantly drawn to the quality of his wedding photos. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and made us feel at ease from start to finish. There were so many amazing photos we struggled to select the perfect ones for our wedding album. When we submitted our first draft we asked Karol for some advice and he helped us with the second draft which we ended up choosing, he even invited us to his home so we could get it just right. On the day that Karol delivered our wedding album we were blown away with the quality of the photos, Karol catches moments without you even knowing and really went above and beyond what we hoped for. We've had so many comments on how beautiful and unique our album is. We would definitely recommend Karol to anyone looking for a photographer, can't thank you enough.
Karen + Nicky // Norton House Hotel
We saw Karol’s photos on a friend’s Facebook page and loved them, so we approached him to see if he was available for our date! He was! He planned a meeting pre wedding to have a look through his portfolio and to discuss what we would like before finalising the booking which was great as we were reassured that he was such a lovely and professional guy! He captured so many amazing moments from our day and apart from doing our couple shoot we barely noticed he was there. He was so lovely and checked we didn’t want anything else before leaving. Our photos arrived quickly and we absolutely love them all! He caught the day perfectly and we couldn’t ask for anything more! Great guy. Highly recommended.
Amy + Chris // Boturich Castle