Pre-Wedding Shoot at Stirling University:
Gillian & Craig

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So guys, in among my seven weddings this month, I managed to squeeze in a couple of pre-wedding shoots as well, the second of which was with Gillian & Craig and I had suggested the grounds at Stirling University for the shoot, a place where I’ve been just a few times now :-). Thankfully, the weather was kind to us as you don’t really want to be up at Stirling Uni in the rain as there’s little or no cover to be found anywhere!

The guys are getting married next month and I’m really looking forward to shooting their wedding at The Parsonage, a new venue for me and one where I’ll be a couple of times this year, so I’ll be making the fairly short trip there soon for my customary “scout around”, something I’ll always do before shooting at a new venue.

Gillian & Craig, a big thank you for going along with everything on the shoot and I look forward to your wedding next month. Here’s just a few of my favourites – just click on any thumbnail to start the viewer.

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It would be fantastic if you could leave a comment at the bottom of the post as I love to hear what you think :-), and, you can help the guys win my monthly competition to win an 18″ x 12″ framed print of their choice. Also, if you really like these pictures, why not give me a “Like” on my Facebook page to keep in touch with what I’m up to – would be great to have you on board!

Mike

Pre-Wedding Shoot at Whitelee Windfarm:
Angela & Frank

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Start of a very busy Easter weekend and I found myself out and about among windmills…the sort that generate energy…Whitelee Windfarm to be precise with Angela & Frank for their pre-wedding shoot. I always leave it to couples to choose exactly where they would like to go for their shoot and, generally parks are usually where we end up, so it’s great every once in a while to do something just a little different.

The windfarm is the largest in the UK and I have it on good authority (from their website) that there are 215 turbines in total, so pretty easy to get a few shots with them in the background then :-). Glorious weather conditions for the shoot, albeit a bit breezy but hey, that’s kind of what you would expect at a windfarm I guess!

Angela & Frank, a big thank you for going along with everything on the shoot and I look forward to your wedding at House for an Art Lover next month. Here’s just a few of my favourites – just click on any thumbnail to start the viewer.

Please leave a comment…

It would be fantastic if you could leave a comment at the bottom of the post as I love to hear what you think :-), and, you can help the guys win my monthly competition to win an 18″ x 12″ framed print of their choice. Also, if you really like these pictures, why not give me a “Like” on my Facebook page to keep in touch with what I’m up to – would be great to have you on board!

Mike

Pre-Wedding Shoot At Heriot-Watt:
Rosalyn & Stuart

portrait_photographer_heriot_watt-featureA few days ago, I had one of those extremely rare events – a weekend without a wedding!!! Yes folks, it does happen now and then…almost as rare as a solar eclipse though – think I have two more between now and October. That said, a weekend without a wedding it may have been…but a weekend without shooting it was not, as I was out with Rosalyn & Stuart on their pre-wedding shoot.

The guys chose the grounds of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh for the shoot, the place where they actually met :-). I’d never been here before myself but I never see that as a problem…in fact, it’s a bit of a challenge to come to an unfamiliar location and just start shooting – of course, I’d never do that for a wedding though – any new venue will always be “scouted” prior to the big day. The guys have nothing to worry about though as they’re getting married at The Vu where I’ve shot probably more than anywhere before.

Rosalyn & Stuart, a big thank you for going along with everything on the shoot and I hope you liked the images. Here’s just a few of my favourites – just click on any thumbnail to start the viewer.

Please leave a comment…

It would be fantastic if you could leave a comment at the bottom of the post as I love to hear what you think :-), and, you can help the guys win my monthly competition to win an 18″ x 12″ framed print of their choice. Also, if you really like these pictures, why not give me a “Like” on my Facebook page to keep in touch with what I’m up to – would be great to have you on board!

Mike

Pre-Wedding Shoot in Linlithgow:
Laura & Scott

Was back in beautiful but chilly Linlithgow a few days ago, this time to shoot Laura & Scott’s pre-wedding shoot. I can’t say much about Linlithgow that I haven’t said already in numerous other blog posts, so I won’t :-), only to say there are plenty of good locations here for a wide variety of shots. But boy was there a biting wind!!!

I’d shot Laura’s sister Leanne’s wedding to Darren at Gean House back in 2012 and the guys booked me off the back of that, so I’m very much looking forward to their wedding at my local venue, Glenbervie House, come April, although I do hope it’s a touch warmer come the day! That all said, this day was all about the pre-wedding shoot and trying out a few things ahead of the wedding day, even some flash-lit shots to create, dare I say, a “dark moody” feel. So here’s the thing, whichever shots the guys are not so keen on, and there will be some I’m sure, well, we just don’t do them come the wedding day…simples! Win-win all round :-).

Laura & Scott, a big thank you for going along with everything on the shoot and I hope you liked the images. Here’s just a few of my favourites – just click on any thumbnail to start the viewer.

Please leave a comment…

It would be fantastic if you could leave a comment at the bottom of the post as I love to hear what you think :-), and, you can help the guys win my monthly competition to win an 18″ x 12″ framed print of their choice. Also, if you really like these pictures, why not give me a “Like” on my Facebook page to keep in touch with what I’m up to – would be great to have you on board!

Mike

Pre-Wedding Shoot in Kelvingrove Park:
Lynsay & Ian

Third pre-wedding shoot in as many weeks for me last Saturday…Valentine’s Day to be precise, as I found myself in Kelvingrove Park with Lynsay & Ian. It had been quite some time since we last met up – around September 2012 if my diary is correct, so it was good to catch up a couple of months before their wedding at Solsgirth House and try out a few things on the shoot.

‘ve been in this neck of the woods a few times now for pre-wedding shoots, although usually at the nearby Glasgow University. The one thing I did remember from before about Kelvingrove Park, on the one or two occasions that I’ve been here, is that there was an old derelict bandstand that, in my mind anyway, would have been perfect for a few shots. But, wouldn’t you know it, they’ve only gone and renovated it all – locked gates and everything! Still, I guess I’m in the minority in preferring it as it was!!!

Lynsay & Ian, a big thank you for just going along with everything on the shoot and I look forward to your wedding day come April. Here’s a few of my favourite images which I hope you like.

Please leave a comment…and give me a “Like”

It would be fantastic if you could leave a comment at the bottom of the post as I love to hear what you think :-). Even better, if you really like these, why not give me a “Like” on my Facebook page to keep in touch with what I’m up to – would be great to have you on board!

Mike