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2017 wedding season kicked off for me a bit later than previous years, as I found myself in the unusual position of not having a wedding to shoot until late into February…just the way it goes sometimes and it’s no bad thing to have a few weeks off to recharge the old batteries and all that :-).

Jenny & Calum’s wedding day took me slightly off the beaten track to where I usually shoot most weddings, although I will actually travel anywhere to shoot a wedding…no distance is too far. So, off I set for Anstruther Town Hall over in Fife, but not without a stop off in the beautiful seaside village of St. Monan’s first of all for some bridal prep shots.

On to Anstruther and the rain that had been hanging around earlier in the day cleared away to leave us with some dramatic cloudy skies…and those of you that follow my work will know by now that I do love a dramatic sky – it really was the perfect backdrop for our bride & groom shoot around the harbour :-). And, as a wee bonus, we even managed to get out for a short while after dinner for a nighttime shoot.

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My 49th and final wedding of 2016 took place on the last but one day of the year and, for the first time ever, I’ve managed to blog each and every one of the wonderful weddings that I shot last year :-), or at least I think I have – please do let me know folks if I’ve missed you out!

For no.49, I had my first ever visit to Dalziel Park in Motherwell and what a fabulous day it turned out to be for Faye & Ewen’s wedding. Throw in an even mix of fantastic Scottish and Essex folk (and I’m sure a few others as well), sparklers, decent weather (or as decent as it can be for December) and some exuberant dancing (even at the start of the evening), and you get my drift 🙂 – amazing day.

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  • Carla ClementsMarch 8, 2017 - 7:48 pm

    Stunning photos of an absolutely brilliant day with the fab Mr & Mrs Kerr xxReplyCancel

  • OliviaMarch 8, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Pictures are amazing!  What a great day xxxReplyCancel

  • Liam O'ByrneMarch 9, 2017 - 10:40 am

    Brilliant photos that captured a really special day!! ReplyCancel

  • Carol MorganMarch 10, 2017 - 9:37 pm

    Amazing pictures. Loved the way you captured such natural photos. What a fantastic day. ReplyCancel

  • Margaret McFarlaneMarch 12, 2017 - 2:39 pm

    Beautiful photographs of an amazing day.ReplyCancel

  • Paul McLaughlinMarch 13, 2017 - 12:26 pm

    Smashing!ReplyCancel

  • LiamMarch 13, 2017 - 12:49 pm

    Fantastic pictures. Smashing day.ReplyCancel

  • AbdoolMarch 13, 2017 - 1:25 pm

    Magical photos, very nice friendly professional photographer, very recommended ReplyCancel

  • NicolaMarch 13, 2017 - 8:52 pm

    Your photos are incredible , captured a beautiful day perfectly !! XxReplyCancel

  • Kevin CMarch 14, 2017 - 8:55 am

    Amazing pics ! Emotional. Even the cake was in tiers ! ReplyCancel

  • John RossMarch 14, 2017 - 9:04 am

    Photos are brillant a perfect blend of traditional shots and live action snaps. If I get married again I will be looking to book.ReplyCancel

On this fine evening, I’m delighted to be sharing another new album design featuring Fiona & James’ wedding at Arta in Glasgow back in October last year.

For their album, the guys chose one of Graphistudio’s “Young Books” with 54 pages and opted for the wood fibre finish on both the album cover and box, all topped off with some subtle raised varnish text and an inset picture inside the box lid…very nice :-).

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.

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  • FionaMarch 7, 2017 - 11:45 am

    Beautiful finish on our pictures and tells the story our day perfectly. Thank you again Mike ReplyCancel

  • Joanne FlorenceMarch 7, 2017 - 10:06 pm

    Fiona’s photo’s are one of the loveliest wedding albums I’ve seen. Some are like paintings. Beautiful ❣️ReplyCancel

My penultimate wedding of 2016 saw me on my one and only visit of the year to The Vu, which in itself is quite remarkable! The Vu is probably the venue at which I’ve shot most weddings and I reckon I average about 5 or 6 per year…indeed, in 2015 I was there no less than eight times, so I think it’s fair to say that I know my way around by now.

Being just a few days before Christmas and with the ceremony not due until 3.30pm, I knew that we’d be racing the clock a touch to ensure we got down on to the jetty for Jennifer & Brian’s couple shoot, while there was still enough (or at least a bit of light) in the sky. What I wasn’t prepared for, and a very welcome surprise, was the gorgeous red sky sunset that we were treated to…probably one of the best that I’ve ever seen at The Vu :-).

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On the home stretch now with blogging the remainder of 2016’s weddings and, continuing into December, next up for me was a trip to the fabulous Mar Hall for Holly & Luke’s big day.

I love shooting at Mar Hall…it’s one of those venues that, even if you get a bad weather day (like rain all day :-(), there are plenty of fantastic places indoors for great shots, so it’s never a place where I’m nervously checking the forecast before venturing out.

That all said, it was pretty irrelevant anyway come the day as, despite a few showers, there were enough dry spells to get out and about for the all important group shots and a short bride & groom session. Fabulous day all round :-).

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  • Holly humphreysFebruary 27, 2017 - 5:22 pm

    Such a fab photographer!!! So relaxed, never even noticed he was there a lot of the time, which is exactly what you want! Thanks again mike! ReplyCancel

  • Gemma ConnellyFebruary 27, 2017 - 5:54 pm

    Photos are beautiful!xReplyCancel

  • Samantha ShawFebruary 27, 2017 - 5:55 pm

    Wow!! Beautiful photos xxxReplyCancel

  • ChrisFebruary 27, 2017 - 5:56 pm

    Smashing picturesReplyCancel

  • Zak HumphreysFebruary 27, 2017 - 6:05 pm

    I love all these pictures some more than others 🙂 luke an holly together outside and the groomsmen all together 🙂 quality pictures ReplyCancel

  • Adele BraddickFebruary 27, 2017 - 7:23 pm

    Beautiful pictures, you captured the day perfectly and made us feel so relaxed 🙂 xReplyCancel

  • Enma MacDonaldFebruary 27, 2017 - 7:50 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures. It was a fab day xxxxxReplyCancel

  • Lynsey stephenFebruary 27, 2017 - 7:51 pm

    Amazing photos from an amazing day! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Michelle McKell-McCueFebruary 28, 2017 - 5:08 pm

    Lovely photos 🙂 xReplyCancel