Photography involves a sharing, an exchange, a give and take.

Hello, my name is Scotland and I'm the owner of Give and Take Pictures.

A little about me, I was born in a town nestled against farmland on the outskirts of Philadelphia. I first discovered the camera as a young child, but didn't begin a real exploration with it until my studies in philosophy left me feeling detached and unable to communicate with the world around me. While spending a year studying philosophy at Oxford University, I found photography able to reach some of the ideas I found incomplete in the classroom.

Since that time, I've used my passion for storytelling and documentary to photograph weddings, capture families and create photo projects. I've been able to photograph over 100 weddings since beginning in 2009, and I received my training from New England School of Photography. I'm always excited about the challenge of visually documenting and telling stories well.

In addition to my work as a photographer, my full-time vocation is as the Chief Communications Officer at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in Pittsburgh, PA.

I'm a very proud husband & father, and I particularly enjoy biking, passion fruit, Philadelphia sports, and making playlists on spotify. Madeleine L'Engle has taught me half the things I know about life. I firmly believe that the best soundtrack is a combination of Wilco, Jon Foreman, and Paul Simon.


Past Clients /

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
Gordon College
Carney Hospital
The Veritas Forum
The Gospel Coalition New England
Citylife Presbyterian Church
Church of the Cross
The Addis Clinic
Choate Rosemary Hall
The Harvard Lampoon

Publications /

The Knot New England
North of Boston Wedding Magazine
Dorchester Reporter
Sound of Boston
North Shore Life Magazine
Bay State Banner