OK, so back on pre-wedding shoot duty today folks with Gillian & Paul in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. Only time I’ve bee here before is when I cam to see Coldplay back in, let me see, 2005 I think. Of course, coming here to see a band with thousands and thousands of people doesn’t mean that I’m familiar with the lay of the land; far from it, I barely recognise it from when I was here before – no stage, no beer tent and, well, no Coldplay, not unless they’re skulking around in the grounds somewhere – unlikely I would say!
Category Archives: Pre-Wedding Shoots
So, after a couple of weeks off (one planned and one not), I’m back in the groove today (wow, how eighties is that phrase – I sound like a radio DJ from a bygone era), and on pre-wedding shoot duty with Marie & Thomas. And, I’m close to home, just down the road in Falkirk at Callendar Park. I’ve done quite a few shoots here before and it’s a great location to just go off on a wander and see what transpires and that’s exactly what we do today.
After a spate of weddings, five in nine days to be precise, back on pre-wedding shoot duty today with Sarah & Martin. In Glasgow, down by the Clyde, SECC and all that, to be exact. I’ve always wanted to do a shoot here – just love all the buildings & bridges and stuff that can be used as backdrops – leaves you in no doubt exactly where you are. And, of course, there’s the Hydro, not finished yet, granted, but boy that’s going to be an impressive venue when completed.
Sarah & Martin are getting married in June and I’m really looking forward to shooting their big day. Like most couples, they were a touch apprehensive about the pre-wedding shoot, not really knowing what to expect, so thanks guys for going along with all my ideas and I hope you enjoyed the shoot.
So, third Saturday in a row that I find myself out shooting in what can only be described as mid-winter weather conditions, despite the fact that we’re now in spring. Got to be honest, today is just about the coldest I’ve ever felt doing a shoot, and I’m not usually one to complain. And if you think it’s bad for me, spare a thought for Alana & Scott – can’t be easy trying to ignore the conditions and put on a brave face for the camera while I run through the shots, so thanks guys, hope you like what we got today in the time that we had.
We’re at Hailes Castle today over in East Lothian. Despite once living only a few miles down the road from here at one point, I never even knew it existed. Actually, it’s existed since the 13th century but hasn’t been lived in, according to Historic Scotland, since 1567; and it looks that way too, which makes it all the better for photography of course, all ruins and stuff, and cold! And, only accessible by a single track road for about a mile – heaven only knows what you would do if you were confronted by a car coming in the opposite direction – er, “I’ll just reverse for a mile back up the road for you!”
So what is with all this freaky weather at the moment? When I booked all these pre-wedding shoots recently, I had visions of being out and about in t-shirts, shorts (well, perhaps a bit of an exaggeration there) and struggling against the sun – who knew! Second week in a row and it’s cold, wet and windy – hardly what I envisioned, but needs must and on we press.
With Emma & Graham today for their shoot in Dunfermline. I’ve done a few shoots here before so at least I know we can head into the sanctuary that is the Abbey to kick things off and at least get some respite from the rain. The Abbey’s great for photography – all dark and atmospheric with just enough light coming through the door to make an image possible. Of course, it wouldn’t be a pre-wedding shoot with me without a bit of off-camera flash as well, so I duly oblige and simulate the sun, as there’s no way on earth we’re going to get the real thing today!