Entries by Mike

Wedding Photography at Oran Mor | Gemma & Kyle

Hot on the heels of my safe return from the Isle of Arran, next stop on this year’s wedding whirlwind was one of my favourite venues, and one that I’ve been to many times now, the fabulous Oran Mor, right in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. The reason…Gemma & Kyle’s big day :-).

And here’s a thing…you know you’ve been in business quite a while when, not only the reception venue, but even the church where the ceremony is held is somewhere you’ve been to before…namely, St. Patrick’s in Dumbarton – was last here for Lauren & Fergus’s wedding a couple of years back and, would you believe it…well, you probably would, it poured with rain that day and it poured with rain this one as well :-(.  But, let me tell you, no amount of rain put a dampener on this wedding day…totally fabulous and, we did even manage a quick excursion outside Oran Mor for a few shots later in the day.

Wedding Photography at Glenskirlie Castle | Nicola & Mark’s Wedding Album

Hot on the heels of my last post, here’s another album design for you today guys. This one features Nicola & Mark’s big day at one of my local venues, Glenskirlie Castle, from September 2014. You see, the thing is, there’s absolutely no time limit on when you can get an album made up; Mark contacted me recently to let me know that they would like to start the process for an album, even though the wedding itself was almost two years ago. I always have a copy (well, two copies actually) of each and every wedding that I’ve ever shot, and that’s a lot of weddings now, so it’s a fairly straightforward process to get the ball rolling.

For their album, the guys chose one of Graphistudio’s “Original Wedding Books”  and opted for the popular “crystal glance” cover complete with grey interwoven binding and all coupled off in a matching sleeve for storage. Nicola & Mark also added in a couple of half sized parent albums that are exact copies of the main album with a hardback cover.

A lot of work goes into the designing and preparation of an album prior to it being sent off for printing. All in, I can easily spend around a day and a half with the selection of the images, the initial design, making any changes the couple want and then finally, what I call my “signature” editing process on all the pictures contained within the album to make them look their absolute best for printing.

Wedding Photography at the Lodge on Loch Lomond | Ailsa & Craig’s Wedding Album

It’s been a few weeks now since I posted an album design on the old blog, so today I’m very pleased to be featuring one of the latest to leave the studio from Ailsa & Craig’s wedding day at the Lodge on Loch Lomond back in the summer of 2014.

For their album, the guys chose one of Graphistudio’s “Original Wedding Books”  and opted for the popular “crystal glance” cover complete with anthracite grey class leather binding and all coupled off in a matching sleeve for storage. Ailsa & Craig also added in a couple of half sized parent albums that are exact copies of the main album with a hardback cover.

A lot of work goes into the designing and preparation of an album prior to it being sent off for printing. All in, I can easily spend around a day and a half with the selection of the images, the initial design, making any changes the couple want and then finally, what I call my “signature” editing process on all the pictures contained within the album to make them look their absolute best for printing.

Wedding Photography at The Douglas Hotel, Isle Of Arran | Saoirse & Kenny

Post Majorca holiday, my next wedding took me overseas again (albeit not quite so far away as the Balearic’s) to the beautiful Isle of Arran for Saoirse & Kenny’s wedding day. Now I would never risk such an epic journey on the morning of the wedding so an overnight stay was the order of the day for me this time around, so back to the Belevedere B&B again for the second time in as many years :-).

The exact location was the Douglas Hotel in Brodick, just a stones throw away from where I was staying but, first up, a short walk up to the Church of the Holy Cross for the ceremony, probably one of the smallest churches I’ve ever shot in – but, big shout out to the priest, who was more than happy to let me up onto the altar to make sure I got my shots…not something I come across very often as usually it’s a “no go” area.

With no travelling from one place to another needed, it gave us plenty of time for a very relaxed bride & groom shoot in and around the hotel, even catching the Calmac ferry in the background just leaving port :-).