Thank you, very much for visiting my website. Let me start by introducing myself: my name is Iska Birnie (LBIPP) - the woman behind the camera! I am an award-winning photographer, based in Aberdeen in the beautiful North-East of Scotland. 
I mostly work in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, but I also travel across Scotland and further afield when required. I specialise in dog and equine photography photography, additionally I also offer commercial services, boudoir sessions and wedding photography.​
As a very outdoorsy person, I love spending my spare time either with my horse, a beautiful Dutch Warmblood called Sam, or hill walking with my wonderful husband Chris. 
Animals have always played a big role in my life, I grew up with Candy, a black Labrador and my pony Beauty. When I left home, I spent some years in the equine industry, working as a groom and rider for international show jumpers in Germany and the Netherlands. It was a great time, I traveled all over Europe to the big competitions (incl. The London Olympia Horse Show), met interesting people and got to ride amazing horses. In 2012 I moved to bonny Scotland and started my dog and equine photography business, offering luxurious animal photography experiences.
My photography
My aim is to capture emotions, forever lasting memories and create images that will become more precious and valuable over time. I love animals and  photography and hope that the enthusiasm I feel for every photo session comes across in my photographs. My approach to photo sessions is relaxed, I love combining the best of directed poses with spontaneous reportage and action shots. No two sessions are the same, I make every session as personal and individual as possible. I want you to enjoy the experience and leave with beautiful images you will love and treasure forever.
My Story

Photography has always been a big part of my life - from a young age, I’ve been ‘snapping’ away, capturing memories. I love looking at photographs, and discovering the stories they tell.

Being a dog and equine photographer, really is the best job in the world. I love getting to know my animal clients and capturing their true personality and character, while creating forever lasting memories. Added bonus are plenty of cuddles and wet kisses - mostly from the animals.


In 2019 I was awarded Qualified Status through the British Institute of Professional Photography, after submitting 20 images and supporting evidence of my skills and knowledge for judging. 
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