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Really slap bang in the middle of wedding season at the moment so trying my best to keep the blog updated...and failing badly (usually). Anyway, grumbles aside, today I am very pleased to be sharing with you some images from Nicola & Simon's fantastic day at the wonderful Glenskirlie Castle back in May. I've shot at Glenskirlie many many times now and it's a fabulous venue, both inside and out, and thank goodness for inside as the weather on the day was pretty awful - the pictures tell their own story!

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  • Nicola Salt - July 24, 2014 - 8:52 pm

    Thank you for our fantastic photos! We had the most special day and Mike was brilliant in the run up too and on the day! xxxReplyCancel

  • Lucy Crawford - July 24, 2014 - 9:49 pm

    The photos are all so lovely! It was such a nice day!ReplyCancel

Seriously falling well behind with blogging of late - of course, I blame going on holiday myself...must try harder in future! So, in an attempt to catch up on where we left off, very pleased to be sharing a few images from one of my last pre-wedding shoots with Gillian & Ryan that we did back in June just after I got back from hols...yes, it was that long ago now!

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  • Gillian - July 17, 2014 - 9:17 am

    Love the photos from our shoot & had a great time! Thanks Mike! Looking forward to the big day now!ReplyCancel

  • Ryan Gibb - July 17, 2014 - 9:58 am

    Great photos Mike, thanks! :) ReplyCancel

  • Diane Mitchell - July 19, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    What a fabulous pre-wedding shoot. Can’t wait to see the pics of the big day. Quite simply …… A couple very much in love.
    Wishing you all the happiness in the world ReplyCancel

  • Ian Gibb - July 20, 2014 - 8:05 pm

    Fantastic photo’s.ReplyCancel

Well guys, that's me back from a couple of weeks away in Tenerife! Always great to get away for a bit a re-charge as they say, although with two small kids in tow, holiday's don't yet fall into the "relaxing" category!!! And, taking a  break during wedding season means I'm coming back to a mountain of new weddings and pre-wedding shoots and all that editing. And, of course, blogging, as I always like to keep you in touch with what I've been up to. And, today, I have a new pre-wedding shoot to share with you - this one, from way back at the end of April with Kerry and Andy that we shot at Beecraigs Country Park.

This was a first for me at Beecraigs, not having been here before but what a great location...has everythign you need for a shoot - big tall trees (I'm not the horticultural type so "big tall trees" is about as good as I can muster :-)), a lake, tree lined paths...all very mystical and magical. This was the first time I'd met up with Kerry and Andy and a shoot like this is always great to get a feel for the type of photography that each couple prefer...and to try a few things slightly outside the box as well.

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  • Kerry Bolan - June 29, 2014 - 9:18 pm

    Love all the photos Mike. Our wedding photos are going to be beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Alison Dawson - June 30, 2014 - 1:58 pm

    Wow guys these are amazing, so romantic and just caught you as you truly are a beautiful couple! :) ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Rankine - June 30, 2014 - 8:26 pm

    Beautiful photos. Can’t wait to see the wedding ones. ReplyCancel

I'm heading off on a short break soon guys and, when I return, it'll pretty much be time for Frankee and Andrew's wedding day at the very wonderful Solsgirth House. Seems like ages ago now that I first met up with the guys when they booked me (June 2012 if my records are correct) so it was great to catch up recently to do their pre-wedding shoot in Linlithgow, a location that I've shot in quite a few times before, both for weddings and pre-wedding shoots. And the great thing was, it was dry...I kid you not!!! Always seems to rain for some reason when I'm here - check out my last shoot here with Pauline & Alasdair if you want to see what I mean.

Linlithgow's a great location for this type of shoot as it offers lots of great locations within a short hop of each other; there's the cobbled road leading up to the Palace, the Palace itself (outside that is - inside not being permitted without prior permission..and a fee), the entrance archway, wobbly jetty :-) and a few other good spots as well..I could go on, but I'll let the images speak for me instead.

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  • Susan Ward - May 30, 2014 - 7:49 pm

    Just been been admiring the photographs of my niece Frankee Ward and her husband to be, Andrew Forsyth that you took at Linlithgow Palace. I was amazed at how your use of black and white and colour photographs captured the mood and emotion. Very well done.ReplyCancel

  • Frankee Ward - May 31, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    Not only was the pre-wedding shoot great for helping us get to know each others styles it was also great fun! We can’t wait for you to capture our wedding day for us in June :) ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Ward - May 31, 2014 - 6:10 pm

    these photos are fantastic!! Frankee and Andy looked so relaxed and natural. I can’t wait to see what photos of the wedding:)ReplyCancel

I've never missed a wedding yet through illness, but Alexis & Ben's wedding at the fantastic Brig o' Doon was the closest I've ever come to not making it. 24 hours earlier, I was lying in bed, struck down with some kind of virus and pretty much unable to get up - boy, was I worried! Still, amazing what a good night's sleep and plenty of antibiotics can do - morning of the wedding and, whilst it would be fair to say that I wasn't at the top of my game, I'd recovered sufficiently enough to set off for Ayrshire.

Isn't it true that they say that laughter is the best medicine - well, thank goodness then for Alexis and Ben and their family and friends - what an unbelievable day! Guys, you were all such a pleasure to photograph - hardly any input needed from me at all; you just did your thing and it looked great, allowing me to get some fantastic shots. And all to the backdrop of the stunning Brig o' Doon - always been one of my favourite venues :-).

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  • Ben Alexis Ardron - May 28, 2014 - 4:38 pm

    thank you so much for capturing every single moment of my day perfectly!

  • Joanna Gillespie - May 28, 2014 - 8:14 pm

    Pictures are amazing, such a beautiful day and gorgeous wedding party xxReplyCancel

  • Sandy Stewart - May 29, 2014 - 8:48 am

    Loved photos………a true artistReplyCancel