Pre-Wedding Shoot at the National Museum of Flight:
Lynsey & Paul

A few weeks ago, I was very excited to be shooting Lynsey & Paul’s pre-wedding shoot ahead of their big day next month – not only because I LOVE shooting pre-wedding shoots (and weddings too, of course – in fact, everything really), but also because the chosen location was the National Museum of Flight over in East Lothian, home to one of the Concorde’s previously operated by British Airways.

Many years ago, and I do mean “many” years ago, I used to be a “plane spotter”, scouring the many airports in the South East of England (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted etc etc), and often getting into areas where, these days, I’d probably be locked up on issues of national security. But hey, they were more innocent times back then :-). These days, although I’m no longer “spotting planes”, I do, naturally, retain that passion for all things aviation that I’ve always had, so the chance to do a pre-wedding shoot in and around aircraft was a chance not to be missed. Throw in the Concorde as well and, well, there you have it.

Lynsey & Paul, a big thank you for going along with everything on the shoot – here’s some of my fave images which I hope you like and I very much look forward to your wedding day next month at Glenbervie.

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Portrait Photography in Glasgow:
Gillian & Ryan’s Pre-Wedding Shoot at the Riverside Museum

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!

The guys chose the Riverside Museum in Glasgow as the location for the shoot, somewhere I’d never been before myself…but I think I’ll be going back :-). As well as the museum itself, there’s also the tall ship moored alongside. Of course, the only issue you really have with a location like this, is dodging the large number of other visitors, although it’s always amazing how they disperse when they see a 70-200mm lens on show!

Gillian & Ryan, a big thank you for going along with everything on the shoot – here’s some of my fave images which I hope you like.

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Portrait Photography in West Lothian:
Kerry & Andy’s Pre-Wedding Shoot at Beecraigs Country Park

Well guys, that’s me back from a couple of weeks away in Tenerife! Always great to get away for a bit of 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 everything 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.

Kerry and Andy, a big thank you for just going along with everything on the shoot and I look forward to your wedding day in September. Here’s some of my favourite images which I hope you like.

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Mike

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Portrait Photography in Linlithgow:
Frankee & Andrew’s Pre-Wedding Shoot

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.

Frankee and Andrew, a big thank you for just going along with everything on the shoot. Here’s some of my favourite images which I hope you like.

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Mike

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Portrait Photography at Stirling University:
Lynsey & Derek’s Pre-Wedding Shoot

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 :-).

Lynsey & Derek, thanks for going along with everything on the shoot and really throwing yourselves into it, despite the conditions. Here’s a few of my faves which I hope you like.

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Mike

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