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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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!
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.
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.
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 :-).