Entries by Mike

Wedding Photography at Edinburgh Zoo | Clare & David

When it comes to wedding venues, I think I’m pretty safe in saying that Edinburgh Zoo isn’t one that comes readily to mind to most couples…but you’d be missing a trick as this is in fact a fabulous place to get married, with the stunning Mansion House to host your ceremony and reception coupled with the uniqueness of the zoo itself for some really unique wedding pictures :-).

Clare & David’s wedding was also one of the rare occasions at that time of the year when I only had one wedding to shoot over the weekend, that being my busiest period from last year. Got to say that this was one of the most enjoyable weddings that I shot last year which I hope comes across in these images – fabulous relaxed day with some wonderful people.

Slightly creepy walk back to the car in the dark though at the end of the day…no lights and lots of animal noises from all directions…whooo LOL!

Wedding Photography at Inglewood House | Jackie & Brian

Third day on the spin posting weddings from last year and, mid September, I was on my first ever visit to the very grand Inglewood House for Jackie & Brian’s wedding. September was actually my busiest month for weddings last year with seven to shoot in total – in fact, September and October seem to be becoming very popular months for weddings, overtaking the traditional May-August months in terms of bookings for me!

Jackie & Brian were not too fussed about having too many “posed” shots, preferring to just enjoy the day with the family and friends, and just set aside a little time for a few family shots and and a short bride & groom session…happy to oblige :-).

Wedding Photography at Forrester Park | Rachel & John

Another day and another fabulous wedding to blog – going back to September last year for this one guys for which was to be the first of another “double header” wedding weekend…my third on the spin!

Rachel & John’s big day took place in glorious weather conditions…barely a cloud in the sky all day and warm enough for me to end up with another slightly burnt head…I really must remember to whack on more sun cream before I head out the door!

After a brief stop for some bridal prep shots, it was off to St. Francis Xavier’s Church here in Falkirk for the ceremony and then up the road to the Forrester Park resort for the reception. This was only my second visit to Forrester Park and the last time I’d been there it rained pretty much all day, so it was great to get out and about this time on the golf buggys for the bride & groom photo-shoot :-). A glorious sunset capped off the day nicely and enabled us to get outside and do a short after dinner shoot with the guys…happy days!

Wedding Photography at the Royal Burgess Golfing Society | Gwen & Alan

As this is my first post this month, let me first start by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! I have a few weeks off until my first wedding of this year and then it’s full throttle with 51 weddings in total to shoot (as we stand at the moment) and, if they’re anything close to as good as last year, it’s going to be an absolute blast :-).

The next few weeks are going to give me the opportunity to catch up on blogging all the remaining weddings from September last year onward, kicking off with the fabulous day I had with Gwen and Alan, with the ceremony being held at the very picturesque Crammond Kirk, followed by the short trip to the Royal Burgess Golfing Society for the reception.

A relaxed, documentary approach was very much the order of the day for me but, as usual, we did set a wee bit of time aside for a handful of family group shots and a few bride & groom shots out on the course.

Wedding Photography at Kings Manor Hotel, Edinburgh | Natasha & Andrew’s Wedding Album

Finally today, I’m very pleased to be sharing another album design with you – this time, it’s from Natasha & Andrew’s day in the sun at the Kings Manor Hotel last July. Like a lot of couples, the guys added an album to their package after the wedding and this is the result :-). There really is no time limit on albums – in fact, I’ve just been contacted a few days ago for an album from a couple who’s wedding I shot in back in 2013!

For their album, the guys chose one of Graphistudio’s “Original Wedding Books”  and opted for the popular “crystal glance” cover with dark green leather binding to complement the cover colours. This was all topped off by a complementing design box in ice grey cloud leather and dark green raised varnish print:-)