Category Archives: Weddings

Lochside House Wedding : Lindsay & Stephen

So here’s the thing guys, I rarely now shoot two weddings over the weekend, having made a conscious decision some time ago that, well, we all need at least one day off per week for some family time etc :-). So, with weekend “double headers” being a rare thing for me these days, even rarer is to be doing that in the very same venue! Yep, two days running at the fabulous Lochside House Hotel…what are the chances?

First up then, it was great to be out on part one shooting Lindsay & Stephen’s big day, and also to catch up with a few familiar faces who’s weddings I’d also shot in previous years 🙂 – thank you again guys…you know who you are! I guess it’s one of the best endorsements you can get when friends of the bride & groom then go on to ask you to shoot their own big day…and natirally I’m always forever grateful.

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The Caves Wedding : Gemma & Edward

More fabulous wedding stuff for you today folks and, this one I am delighted to be sharing with you…Gemma & Edward’s big day at The Caves, Edinburgh from last November.

So here’s the thing, shooting at The Caves is one of those tricky balancing acts. It’s dark and very atmospheric – just take a look at the shots below. So, you want to keep that atmosphere in the shots but, at the same time, not provide too much of your own lighting that it lights up the place like a nuclear explosion!!! So, the order of the day is very much one of using the low light capabilities of my cameras but just adding a wee blip of my own flash light to separate the guys from the background. It’s definitely not a place for the novice shooter to cut his or her teeth :-). But I just love it…

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Duck Bay Marina Wedding : Stacy & Murray

My last wedding of October last year took me to a completely new venue for me (which doesn’t happen much these days now), namely, the Corinthian Club in the heart of Glasgow, for Abby & Paul’s big day. And what a stunning setting – I mean, just look at those lights for starters :-).

Of course, you know guys that my shooting style is very much based on staying in the background (“ninja” like :-)), capturing the moment etc etc, rather than a ton of awkward posed shots, false camera smiles, taking the bride & groom away for ages and so on…and that very much suited the mood of the day…one hell of a party with family and friends!

But, you know me, we did manage to sneak in a very brief couple shoot straight after dinner, making use of the incredible Boutique Champagne Bar – what a backdrop :-).

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Ingliston Country Club Wedding : Kerry-Anne & Andrew

My last wedding of October last year took me to a completely new venue for me (which doesn’t happen much these days now), namely, the Corinthian Club in the heart of Glasgow, for Abby & Paul’s big day. And what a stunning setting – I mean, just look at those lights for starters :-).

Of course, you know guys that my shooting style is very much based on staying in the background (“ninja” like :-)), capturing the moment etc etc, rather than a ton of awkward posed shots, false camera smiles, taking the bride & groom away for ages and so on…and that very much suited the mood of the day…one hell of a party with family and friends!

But, you know me, we did manage to sneak in a very brief couple shoot straight after dinner, making use of the incredible Boutique Champagne Bar – what a backdrop :-).

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Pollok House Wedding : Caroline & Kenneth’s Wedding Album

It’s been a while since I posted up a new album design for you guys, so putting that right today and delighted to be featuring Caroline & Kenneth’s album from their wedding at Pollok House last year.

For me, the wedding album is very much the culmination of everything that I do, and absolutely remains the best way to truly tell the story of the day.

For their album, the guys chose the very gorgeous “Young Book” from my lab, Graphistudio. The design was kept very minimalist with an all black finish for both the album, box and ribbon in the lab’s “touch” material. To offset this and add a touch of individuality to the design, their names and wedding date was added to the covers and also an outline design of the tepees at Pollok House where the reception took place, using the lab’s customisation programme, which comes as standard with all my album collections. This was raised up from the cover and varnished ensuring that, although subtle, it stood out from the cover – looked fabulous when I saw it :-).

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