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Having just shot my 44th wedding of the year this weekend just gone, my 24th wedding of the year does indeed seem quite some time ago. But, such is the seasonal nature of wedding photography, where I’d reckon that I shoot about 75% of my weddings within a 6 month period from March to September, it wasn’t really that long ago…early July to be exact – boy, so many numbers, it’s well seeing that I used to build spreadsheets and databases before I became a wedding photographer :-).

Nicola & Graeme’s big day was, in many respects, a total dream to shoot – two great locations with the ceremony being held at St. Filan’s Church in Houstoun and then onto Sherbrooke Castle where I’ve been many a time now; perfect weather pretty much all day long; a great bunch of guests and a fabulous couple…such an amazing day!

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Well, July was certainly a month…eight weddings, one pre-wedding shoot and a commercial shoot all in the space of 22 days…boy, did I need a holiday when all was said and done and, you know what, I got one :-)…two weeks in Majorca to be exact.

Things all kicked off for me on the very first day of the month with yet another trip north (yes, I did quite a few of them in a short space of time) – this time around for my very first visit to the fabulous Blair Castle for Debbie & Jamie’s big day. And, let me just say, what an impressive place it is :-)…one of those where I could easily spend hours walking round with the guys picking out cool spots for shots…albeit we had to make do with the usual 20-30 minutes that is normal for weddings days…perhaps a “Rock the Frock” shoot one day!

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As far as wedding photography goes, June was a fairly quiet month for me, with only four fabulous weddings to shoot in what is traditionally one of the busier months of the year…guess that’s just the way it goes sometimes! I guess it did at least prepare me for the “full throttle” that was July…and more about that in later posts :-).

It’s strange that, being so close to The Three Kings, I’d only ever shot a couple of weddings there in all the years I’ve been in business, and a cracking venue it is too…always a fabulous time is had by all, and that was certainly no different for Naomi & Mike’s big day. 

As usual, my day kicked off with a few bridal prep shots at the house, but then it was off to the venue for the rest of the day and, I know I’ve probably said this before, but wedding days do always seem that little bit more relaxed to me when both the ceremony and the reception are held in the same place, with no shuttling to and fro from a church being involved, and again, that was definitely the case here…fabulous day, great couple, fantastic crowd!

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Deborah & Ross’s wedding in the middle of June was quite a rarity for me…in that for the first time in a few weeks, it was the only wedding I had over that weekend! Lately, especially at this time of the year, I seem to find myself with two, sometimes three, weddings across the weekend…not that I’m complaining of course, although I am now making a conscious effort to limit myself to just one wedding per weekend…best laid plans and all that :-)…we’ll see how that goes!

This was only my second ever wedding at the fabulous Ingliston Country Club, and when I say “fabulous”, I really do mean that..such a unique venue with the stables and all that and, as a wee bonus, we were also even allowed into the grounds of the “big house” with it’s lake and the like…amazing spot for photography!

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Well it’s been quite some time since I posted a new wedding on the blog, almost a month to be fair :-(. But that’s not to say that I haven’t been busy…quite the opposite in fact…pretty much “wall to wall” weddings since I got back from holiday back in early August, and only now are we coming out of the busy wedding season, so back to the blog it is!

Becca & Scott’s wedding took place back in the middle of June at one of my most visited venues, The Vu in Bathgate, and what a fabulous day it was :-). And boy did we get lucky with the weather…take a look at all those fabulous sunshine shots on the jetty below…well, about an hour later when everyone was indoors for dinner, the heavens opened, and, wouldn’t you know it, as soon as dinner was done and dusted, out came the sun again – sometimes, it’s just meant to be:_).

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