Beach Life:
A Chilly Pre-Wedding Shoot at Yellowcraig

I’m very drawn to the sea; not sure why, maybe something to do with me being a Piscean and all that. Who knows – whatever the reason, I love being by the sea and, even more so, doing a shoot by the sea. So, how very excited was I when Shonagh told me that she and Andrew would like to do their pre-wedding shoot by the sea, preferably somewhere quiet away from the crowds. I know just the place I thought – Yellowcraig over in East Lothian; a bit of a trek from Falkirk, granted, but, save the odd man and his dog, about as quiet as you can get for a beach location.

Funny how things turn out – we could have been at Blackpool today and not seen a sinner; absolutely freezing it was and extremely windy with it – the sort of conditions that no sane person would venture out in – oh, and there’s a hint of rain in the air as well just for good measure. Still, needs must and I’m always up for the challenge, whatever the conditions.

The great thing about Yellowcraig is that there’s also some nearby woods, adding a bit of variety to the shoot, and that’s where we kick off, sheltered somewhat from the conditions, although the odd rain drop coming off the trees hitting you in the neck is always a bit if a wake up call! There’s definitely no chance of sun today, so for a few of the shots, I make my own courtesy of my off camera flash – looks pretty convincing I think. Then off to the beach and the wind really kicks in, absolutely baltic! But on we venture but I know it must be cold as my face feels like it’s freezing up and even talking becomes difficult – some people might wish that was the case all the time :-).

Shonagh and Andrew, I hold my hat off to you today for grinning and bearing with the conditions. Hope you like these images and, as promised, I have warmed them up a bit in Photoshop! Here’s a few of my faves which I hope you like. Please feel free to leave a comment or two at the end of the pics if you wish; it’s always very much appreciated.

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