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Pre-Wedding Shoot in the Dean Village | Stacy & Murray

I seem to have pre-wedding shoots coming out of my ear at the moment…not literally of course, but you know what I mean :-). That time of the year…busy wedding season now in full swing and a lot of pre-wedding shoots to go along with them. I’m a big fan of pre-wedding shoots – just gets everyone used to being in front of the camera for a bit and seeing how I work…which I hope is a good thing! In turn, I get a good feel for the type of the shots that the guys like, which is a win-win come the wedding day.

Stacy & Murray are getting married in just a few weeks time and it was great to get down to the Dean Village again for the shoot…love it here…totally hidden away in the heart of Edinburgh with lots of quirky places for shots.

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    Down in the Village:
    An Unusually Sunny Pre-Wedding Shoot in Edinburgh

    I love March – march hares, mad hatters, my birthday, Spring around the corner (well, probably) and all that – and, it’s when wedding season really starts kicking into gear and, for me, that usually means a ton of pre-wedding shoots up first. And this month is no exception – 4 pre-wedding shoots on 4 consecutive Saturdays – thanks goodness Spurs seem to play all their games on a Sunday these days (such is the price of success – and I haven’t been able to say that in a long time!)

    Anyway, enough football talk, today I’m with Karen & Will on their pre-wedding shoot. I know Karen from my days back working for RBS so I was delighted when she asked me to photograph their wedding which is now less than a couple of months away, and I’m really looking forward to that.

    But, pre-wedding shoot it is today and we’re in the Dean Village in the heart of Edinburgh. I’ve shot here a few times before and it’s just a great location, full of old world charm and all that, and I love it. It’s a sunny day (haven’t had too many of those lately) but, such is the location of the Dean Village, set as it is down in the river valley, that most of the sun is high up behind the buildings. So, what to do; well, create your own sun of course, via an off camera flash – I think it looks convincing anyway and provides us with a bit of added drama to some of the shots, backlit as they are by the flash – love it!

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    • Alistair DiggesMarch 15, 2013 - 1:22 am

      They’re fantastic ReplyCancel

    • William MoreMarch 15, 2013 - 10:53 am

      Karen and I had a great day! Looking forward to the real thing!ReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Clark McCallMarch 15, 2013 - 11:21 am

      Pictures are fantastic! Great prelude to the big day! Good luck guys x.ReplyCancel

    • Lynn CranstonMarch 15, 2013 - 1:24 pm

      Great natural shots – of a very happy looking couple. Wonderful lead up to their wedding.ReplyCancel

    • Sophie GibsonMarch 15, 2013 - 1:54 pm

      You guys look so fantastic together! Beautiful shots, have a fantastic day 🙂
      (missing you all, Aberdeen is very grey…) x.ReplyCancel

    • Matthew AlexanderMarch 15, 2013 - 2:02 pm

      And these are just the pre
      Pics!!! A very nice couple 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Bruce MillarMarch 15, 2013 - 5:59 pm

      Captured the mood and then some! ReplyCancel

    • Scott LindsayMarch 15, 2013 - 6:56 pm

      Lovely pictures, the wedding pictures will be fantastic!ReplyCancel

    • Katie HallMarch 15, 2013 - 7:36 pm

      These are gorgeous, you both look fantastic!! Beautiful location too. Can’t wait to see the ones of the big day itself!ReplyCancel

    • Rob RobertsonMarch 15, 2013 - 10:45 pm

      Nice pics guys good luck to both of you!!! 🙂

    • Brenda AllingtonMarch 16, 2013 - 1:33 am

      Lovely pics….can’t wait to see the ones from the wedding day!! XReplyCancel

    • Elizabeth DohertyMarch 16, 2013 - 1:36 am

      You both look so happy and in love…great photos!! I can’t wait to be there for your very special day. Big hugs to you both! XReplyCancel

    • Viv MillerMarch 16, 2013 - 4:01 pm

      Lovely shots. Especially love the sunlit from behind ones- magical.ReplyCancel

    • Kelly DohertyMarch 18, 2013 - 10:57 am

      Nice to see the sun was shining on you two! The pics turned out great! xoReplyCancel

    • Emma McGlincheyMarch 18, 2013 - 12:19 pm


    • Stephanie LynchMarch 25, 2013 - 10:03 am

      These photos are lovley xxxReplyCancel

    Edinburgh Portrait Photography:
    Emily & Ryan’s Pre-Wedding Shoot in the Dean Village

    On pre-wedding shoot duty today with Emily & Ryan who are getting married at Edinburgh Zoo next month and I’m really looking forward to mixing it with the pandas and penguins come the big day! The guys are both from London and so left it up to me to pick a location for today’s shoot....

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    • RyanMarch 8, 2012 - 10:33 pm

      These are brilliant Mike, such a beautiful location and the pictures are incredible.
      Thanks for helping make it relaxed and fun as well!ReplyCancel

    • MikeMarch 13, 2012 - 4:40 pm

      Hi Ryan, really pleased you like the images. Looking forward to the wedding next month.ReplyCancel

    • Anne ClarkMarch 30, 2012 - 12:56 pm

      Cant stop looking at these, they are so amazing. Cant wait for the wedding pictures!ReplyCancel

    • Sharron WaringMarch 30, 2012 - 1:43 pm

      Me too, they really are beautiful aren’t they? Two weeks today we’ll all be heading north! XReplyCancel

    • Mike Cook PhotographyApril 5, 2012 - 8:19 am

      Thanks both, really pleased you like them. Should be a good day at the Zoo.ReplyCancel

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