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!
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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.
Really on a roll today guys with blogging and here we have my second post of the day. This time, I'm very pleased to be sharing some images from Lynsey & Derek's pre-wedding shoot that we did up at Stirling University a few weeks back. And, wouldn't you know it, well, you probably would, it was raining yet again. The guys are getting married in a few weeks time at Glenbervie House, my local venue, and that will be the first of a triple header of weddings that I'll be shooting that week - good job I'm off on my hols shortly after then :-).
I've shot quite a few pre-wedding shoots (and weddings) in the Stirling Uni grounds and it offers a lot - unfortunately, not too much in the way of cover though from the elements, which I'm sure didn't stop at all during the shoot. But, as I always say, no point postponing because of a wee spot of rain - the wedding day could be like that (although naturally you hope it isn't) and we can't move that date. If anything, bad weather just drives out the need to search for new areas to photograph in, such as what appeared to be an old car-port that we found, providing a touch of shelter and enough shade to do some flash-lit shots - shots that I'm sure we probably wouldn't have done had it been bright and sunny, so it's not all bad :-).
So guys, been incredibly busy of late - only mid April and already 10 weddings in the bag this year - it'll be 50+ come the year end! Anyway, that's my excuse for my lack of blog activity of late and I have an absolute stack of weddings and pre-wedding shoots that I want to share with you. So, let's get going and today I'm very pleased to be sharing some image with you from Laurie & Ross's pre-wedding shoot that we did in Dunfermline a few weeks back.
If I recall correctly, the weather wasn't too kind to us that day so instead of "easing" the guys into the shoot with a few walking shots, we got straight into the more posed creative stuff using the confines of Dunfermline Abbey for shelter until the rain eased off a little (although, in reality, it didn't really ease off at all). Braving the elements, we then ventured outside for a few shots over in The Glen, an area I love shooting in and around, even despite the conditions.