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Congratulations to Gemma & Alex

29.01.2017 Congratulations to Gemma and Alex who just got married at Dundas Castle in Edinburgh! A beautiful crisp winters day greeted family and friends as they arrived to witness Gemma and Alex tie the knot in the magnificent medieval tower of the Auld Keep. Gemma and her bridesmaids were getting ready with the aid of the lovely ladies from The Madeup Team while the boys tackled their kilts nearby with the aid of some whisky! Immedeately after the ceremony, the newly weds were presented with a love lock to commemorate 600 years of history in the Auld Keep and they duly locked it in place to mark the occasion in a fairytale fashion. After climbing the staircase and enjoying the spectacular view from the tower, we headed into the gardens for some photographs to catch their smiles before the daylight disappeared. You can see further images on my facebook page here »

Congratulations to Jacqui & Kevin

29.12.2016 Congratulations to Jacqui and Kevin who just got married at Balbirnie House in Fife! My last wedding of 2016 offered a feast of eye candy, with bold colours and a festive theme running throughout the day. Throw in a beautiful bride, a VW camper van and near perfect weather conditions and you knew it was going to be a cracker! Family and friends gathered in the Long Gallery to witness Jacqui and Kevin tie the knot with a humanist ceremony, before joining the happy couple on the front steps for the traditional Balbirnie group photo. By the time the champagne was flowing it was almost dark, so almost all their photographs were shot at dusk. But the stage was set thanks to a gorgeous VW camper van which had been driven up from south of the border to be there. Jacqui and Kevin couldn’t stop grinning (and chatting!) as the camera and flashguns were carefully set around them to record the scene. It was a touch of retro class and they looked the part! We headed straight into the gardens for some romantic portraits, where the grinning only continued as the newly weds enjoyed some time alone in the moody gardens. You can see further images on my facebook page here »

Congratulations to Louise & David

04.12.2016 Congratulations to Louise and David who just got married at Glasgow University Chapel before celebrating at Glenbervie House! A beautiful crisp, cold December day greeted family and friends who gathered at Glasgow University Chapel to witness Louise and David tie the knot. After nearly 13 years together, it was the day everyone was waiting for, and the packed chapel proved the perfect setting to add another chapter to their family history. Louise got ready in my home town of Glasgow, and soon earned the nickname ‘bridechiller’ thanks to her super relaxed nature. It came as no surprise that the ceremony and remainder of the day followed in exactly the same spirit. I soon had the newly weds alone in the delightful setting of the cloisters which were helpfully decorated in fairy lights for the festive season. After marking the occasion with their fun loving bridal party, we quickly got down to work in the fast fading light, clocking one of the fastest ever laps of the circuit I can remember. Louise and David’s happy smiles, sense of romance and charisma lit up the moody cloisters before we headed over to Glenbervie house to join the reception party. A night of fun and celebration followed under cover of darkness as the happy couple got aquatinted to their new names. You can see further images on my facebook page here »

Lauren & David – Trash The Dress

13.11.2016 Part 1 of an amazing Trash The Dress weekend took me to the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Just getting there felt like an achievement, not least because the ferry had crashed on our intended route and all sailings had been cancelled. It resulted in mad cross country dash for Lauren and David with a 3 hour drive in the dark (and a 5am start!) from their mini moon cottage in the Isle of Skye. Meanwhile I was waiting in Ullapool, cursing storm force winds which had threatened to cancel all sailings that day. This was our only window of opportunity, so we were franticly exchanging texts and biting our nails! Thankfully Lauren, David and Arya (German Shepard) made it in time. So a bride and groom, dog, wedding dress, veil, bouquet, photographer, cameras and 2 cars all sailed to the Isle of Lewis and drove south to Harris. The next morning we were up at the crack of dawn and looked at the sunshine in disbelief! With the first shots in the bag by 8am, you just knew the effort to get there had been worth it. The highlight came right at the end with some extra shots of cani-crossing (a world first we think!) where Lauren ties herself to Arya with a harness and lets the dog run, pulling her behind. Right on cue, a rainbow appeared and presented a beautiful backdrop to the already exotic colour palette. View Full Post »

Congratulations to Rebecca & Simon

06.11.2016 Congratulations to Rebecca and Simon who just got married at the Hub in Edinburgh! A cold, crisp and sunny autumn day greeted family and friends as they gathered to witness Rebecca and Simon tying the knot at St Leonard’s Parish Church in Dunfermline. Home made pies, donuts and biscuits kept everyone warm as the newly weds celebrated in the gardens before braving to walk through a line up of confetti throwers en-route to their bridal car. I met up with them on the Royal Mile for some photographs afterwards and was soon testing their bravery some more. A biting artic wind made for freezing conditions and encouraged quick work as we took a mini tour of the famous cobbled streets. In fact, I think it was the quickest shoot I’ve ever done here, clocking an impressive 28 minutes from start to finish. The cold certainly helped focussed our minds! Thankfully the bridal car was on hand for Rebecca and Simon to take shelter during lens changes, but nevertheless they were mightly impressive, wasting no time in creating some memories and showing off their style. Beautiful bouquets from Lou Lou Flowers added to the eye candy as we courted attention from passers by. Not least an eleven strong hen party who couldn’t resist photo bombing our ice cool glamour show… View Full Post »

Congratulations to Debbie & Andrew

30.10.2016 Congratulations to Debbie and Andrew who just got married at the George Hotel in Edinburgh! Family and friends gathered at the George on a beautiful autumn day to witness Debbie and Andrew tie the knot with a humanist ceremony. There were quite a few familiar faces in the crowd, with three previous brides of mine (all friends of Debbie) spanning back over 6 years in duration. Tim Maguire introduced the happy couple with some humorous stories, before declaring them husband and wife under the icing-style ceiling and spectacular chandelier centrepiece of the Kings Hall. I soon had the newly weds alone in George Street gardens and quickly got to work as the sun sank in the autumn sky. The leafy surroundings and golden colour palette proved the ideal backdrop to show off their style, teasing the camera with their cheeky smile and an infectious sense of fun. With leaves falling all around us, you could sense a certain energy in the air. It seemed like they couldn’t have picked a better day to get married and enjoy the moment. Debbie even remarked in disbelief ‘it’s hard to believe it’s my wedding day’ as we strolled around the town. You can see further images on my facebook page here »

Becky & John – Trash The Dress

23.10.2016 The final Trash The Dress shoot (hat-trick!) in Autumn took me back to Glencoe for a re-union with Becky and John. The happy couple got married at Balbirnie House in August and fell in love with the idea of returning to Scotland. They made the trip from North Wales the night before to be ready for a spectacular sunrise in front of Buachaille Etive Mor early the next morning. Of all the attempts I’ve made at this sunrise shot, it was perhaps the easiest and quickest to get. The shots were in the bag before 9am leaving us roamin’ in the gloamin’ for the next hour, picking off shots in the stunning early morning sunlight and accepting congratulations from the many surprised hillwalkers. Our best joke was to reply ‘the view from the top is stunning’ which we found highly amusing 🙂 After a coffee break in the Claghaig Inn we braved the many waterfalls in Glen Etive to search of a bit of slow exposure magic. My favourite moment came at the end when we had to get the bouquet accross a raging river to Becky, and decided to throw it since it was the last shot. What followed next was a career best throw from me, launching the weighty bouquet like a missile which headed straight for Becky at terrifying speed. Before you even had a chance to blink, Becky snatched the bouquet straight out the air (inches from her face!) like a ninja. We roared with disbelief. It was probably the best catch I’ve ever seen! You can see further images on my facebook page here »

Congratulations to Fiona & Marc

09.10.2016 Congratulations to Fiona and Marc who just got married at Balbirnie House in Fife! A beautiful Autumn day saw family and friends gather to witness Fiona and Marc tie the knot with a humanist ceremony in the Long Gallery. The stunning eye candy on show only got better as I led the newly weds into the gardens for some photographs afterwards. As the sunlight streamed through the trees, the sublime mix of glamour and love was unmistakable. They just couldn’t stop giggling and smiling 🙂 By the time things got swinging it was obvious the camera had fallen in love with them. In fact, I think the happy couple have bagged the best set of swing pictures I’ve taken at the sunshine palace of Balbirnie House. I could honestly share dozens of them! A delightful three tier cake supplied by The Cake Guru and flowers by Forget Me Not designer florist completed the eye candy before the Lockhearts got the evening entertainment underway with some cool rock tunes. Here is a sneak peek of their wedding day…