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Pre-Wedding Shoot in South Queensferry
Julieann & Greg

Wow, I’ve just realised that it’s been quite some time since I posted any pre-wedding shoot images on the old blog. I guess that is in part due to the fact that I don’t shoot as many pre-weds these days…not since I made it an “add-on” to my wedding collections rather than being included in all of them as it was back in the day!

Julieann & Greg chose to head down to one of my favourite spots for their shoot, South Queensferry to be exact…probably done more pre-weds here than anywhere else down the years and with good reason…fabulous place to shoot. The session actually took place back in August (yes, such is my blogging back log – at least that’ll keep me busy over the winter months when the weddings tail off a wee bit)…the guys are actually married now and I had the honour of shooting their wedding a few weeks ago, so watch out for that being featured on the blog very soon :-).

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    Pre-Wedding Shoot in South Queensferry | Sarah & David

    Yep, that time of year when my blogging starts to fall every so slightly behind so, this week, I’m making a determined effort to get 2 or 3 new posts up and running for you lovely people, kicking off today with this pre-wedding shoot that we did only last week with Sarah & David down in South Queensferry. Haven’t done a pre-wed shoot here for quite a while now, although I was here for a wedding recently.

    Great location – a harbour, the famous bridges (including the partly built new road crossing), a beach, quirky cobbled streets and old buildings…just tons of options…in fact, I’m surprised that more couples don’t choose to come here for their shoot – wait and see, I’ll be inundated with requests now :-).

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      Wedding Photography at Orocco Pier:
      Melissa & Colin

      So as I sit here typing up this blog post, I’m about to enter into the first of my triple headers for this year – yes, that’s three weddings to shoot on three consecutive days, and I have that three times this year…will definitely need a holiday after all those :-). All this makes May my second busiest month of the year – last month was pretty busy too, busy for April anyway and included Melissa & Colin’s fantastic day at Orocco Pier in South Queensferry.

      It’s fair to say that I probably find myself in South Queensferry with camera in hand more than any other location – it’s a favourite for couples doing their pre-wedding shoot and, when it comes to weddings, Orocco Pier is fast becoming one of my more popular venues, this being my third wedding here in as many months..and you can see why, with the views over the Forth Bridges and the old town charm of South Queensferry itself with its cobbled streets…love it!

      It’s kind of strange but I’ve actually done some photography with Melissa before – a few years back when I was dabbling around in the world of fashion/portrait photography, she came along with her friend Catrina (her bridesmaid on the day) to do some shots around Callander Park – funny how things turn out sometimes.

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      • Rachel Audrey AtkinsonMay 21, 2014 - 2:35 pm

        Look fabulous!!! Photos are wonderful 😀 xxxReplyCancel

      • Gail HutchisonMay 21, 2014 - 3:26 pm

        Beautiful pictures that sums up beautiful moments on a perfect day.ReplyCancel

      • Colin GordonMay 21, 2014 - 4:58 pm

        Wonderful day and beautiful pictures! Thanks MikeReplyCancel

      • Melissa gordonMay 21, 2014 - 4:59 pm

        So happy with our pictures. Mike you have done a great job thank you so much xReplyCancel

      • Ross StarkeyMay 21, 2014 - 5:52 pm

        Cracking photos and a great day had by all!ReplyCancel

      • Dorothy KirkpatrickMay 21, 2014 - 6:47 pm

        Beautiful people, stunning photography – perfect combination.ReplyCancel

      • Daniel HuskieMay 21, 2014 - 7:02 pm

        Amazing photos for an amazing day!!!!ReplyCancel

      • scottMay 21, 2014 - 7:18 pm

        lovley 🙂ReplyCancel

      • Leila CampbellMay 21, 2014 - 7:46 pm

        Really lovely photos , really capture the day from beginning to end. A great keepsake for the couple to enjoy in many years time. ReplyCancel

      • Marion PatonMay 21, 2014 - 7:52 pm

        Brilliant photos xxxReplyCancel

      • Colin GordonMay 21, 2014 - 8:21 pm

        Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments so far, please everyone take a look and leave a little comment so we can win a prize, it only takes a few seconds of your time, thanks ❤️xReplyCancel

      • Alex MorrisonMay 21, 2014 - 8:27 pm

        Beautiful pictures which provoke thoughts of a wonderful day in glorious surroundingsReplyCancel

      • Lewis McKenzieMay 21, 2014 - 8:28 pm

        Pics are looking great, congrats again!ReplyCancel

      • Julie RitchieMay 21, 2014 - 8:29 pm

        Gorgeous pics x ReplyCancel

      • Lewis HogganMay 21, 2014 - 9:40 pm

        Great photos, great day! Delighted for you both!ReplyCancel

      • Elaine StarkeyMay 22, 2014 - 7:18 am

        Beautiful photos of an amazing day!ReplyCancel

      • Claire WeirMay 22, 2014 - 8:44 am

        Amazing photos of an amazing couple! Thanks again for letting me share it with you xxxReplyCancel

      • Paul GordonMay 22, 2014 - 9:24 am

        A great day, and lots of fantastic pictures (but not enough of that extremely handsome Best Man!)ReplyCancel

      • Elizabeth Johnston SaundersMay 22, 2014 - 10:18 am

        What a beautiful wedding. I think to have you Wedding pic’s taken at one location, especially someplace as spectacular as Orocco Pier in South Queensburry. is such a great way to share your day with so many people and create memories to last a life time. I wish you many of Gods blessings in your marriage and praying all your dreams will come true.Your Cousin, Elizabeth Johnston Saunders ReplyCancel

      • Elizabeth Johnston SaundersMay 22, 2014 - 10:19 am

        What a beautiful wedding. I think to have you Wedding pic’s taken at one location, especially someplace as spectacular as Orocco Pier in South Queensburry. is such a great way to share your day with so many people and create memories to last a life time. I wish you many of Gods blessings in your marriage and praying all your dreams will come true.Your Cousin, Elizabeth Johnston Saunders

      • Pauline Tiny Tim MacLeanMay 22, 2014 - 4:14 pm

        Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family on a beautiful day. You really captured the day perfectly. ReplyCancel

      • Colin ClasonMay 22, 2014 - 5:04 pm

        Some beautiful photos can see the back of my head in one of them which makes the collection even more specialReplyCancel

      • Scott WyllieMay 22, 2014 - 5:37 pm

        Great photos and a quality venue. ReplyCancel

      • Calum WalkerMay 22, 2014 - 6:07 pm

        Good photos good timesReplyCancel

      • Anne MccueMay 22, 2014 - 6:34 pm

        Lovely photosReplyCancel

      • Finlay NicolsonMay 22, 2014 - 7:18 pm

        Excellent photos. Really captures the occasion. ReplyCancel

      • Jim GilmourMay 22, 2014 - 7:43 pm

        Cracking photos, great day/night. 2 Bairns become 1.ReplyCancel

      • Lindsey GordonMay 22, 2014 - 8:32 pm

        These beautiful photos really capture the wonderful atmosphere as we all shared this special day together. XReplyCancel

      • Irene WatsonMay 23, 2014 - 8:15 am

        Wonderful photo’s capturing such a fantastic day had by all.ReplyCancel

      • Sheila GordonMay 23, 2014 - 9:57 am

        Lovely pictures, great photographer very unobtrusive and such a beautiful coupleReplyCancel

      • Shona MoodieMay 23, 2014 - 10:29 am

        stunning pictures x x ReplyCancel

      • Caroline OrrMay 23, 2014 - 10:30 am

        Looks like you had an amazing day. Hope you have a wonderful life with your beautiful family! XReplyCancel

      • Scott McleanMay 23, 2014 - 10:31 am

        Beautiful pictures guysReplyCancel

      • Laura Chambers BrownMay 23, 2014 - 10:35 am

        Beautiful photos, looks like a great day! CongratulationsReplyCancel

      • Johanne BurnsMay 23, 2014 - 10:46 am

        Stunning xxReplyCancel

      • Angela GilliesMay 23, 2014 - 10:51 am

        Stunning pictures Colin and Melissa! You make such a lovely couple. Congratulations once again. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness xReplyCancel

      • Stuart WardMay 23, 2014 - 10:54 am

        Stunning photos folks xReplyCancel

      • Leah DicksonMay 23, 2014 - 10:56 am

        Melissa what a beautiful bride, Colin a handsome groom, a fairy tale couple with fairy tale photos of the big day! XxReplyCancel

      • Samantha SkinnerMay 23, 2014 - 11:25 am

        Gorgeous pictures, captures the memories perfectly ❤ xReplyCancel

      • gillian hunterMay 23, 2014 - 11:31 am

        excellent photos we wish you every happiness in your future life together xxReplyCancel

      • Sarah McQuadeMay 23, 2014 - 11:45 am

        Beautiful photos for such a lovely couple xReplyCancel

      • Keith KowalMay 23, 2014 - 11:54 am

        Lovely looking couple. Probably punching above your weight though Colin lol.
        Only joking. 🙂ReplyCancel

      • Ross FairweatherMay 23, 2014 - 12:09 pm

        Happy Days!

      • EvieMay 23, 2014 - 12:12 pm

        Perfect pictures of a perfect couple. Simply beautifulReplyCancel

      • Karen LyonMay 23, 2014 - 12:25 pm

        beautiful photos of ur special day 🙂 xx

      • Mark WestonMay 23, 2014 - 12:29 pm

        Excellent photos, capturing a very special day for two cracking young lovers. Well done Mike Cook photography.ReplyCancel

      • Stewart StanfieldMay 23, 2014 - 12:46 pm

        Some of these pictures bring a flash backReplyCancel

      • DamianMay 23, 2014 - 1:41 pm

        You both look amazin and so happy.ReplyCancel

      • Dayle BerryMay 23, 2014 - 2:36 pm

        Great pics. Congratulations xReplyCancel

      • Donna BullMay 23, 2014 - 2:38 pm

        Lovely pics of your special day. Congratulations to you both xReplyCancel

      • Jeanie WaageMay 23, 2014 - 3:36 pm

        Beautiful pictures. Beautefull people.ReplyCancel

      • Gavin RitchieMay 23, 2014 - 3:57 pm

        You all looked like you had a great day. Max looked very smart!ReplyCancel

      • Lisa Smith-BickerMay 23, 2014 - 4:03 pm

        Congratulations – the photos are beautiful!ReplyCancel

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      • Laura McIntoshMay 23, 2014 - 6:17 pm

        Gorgeous pictures! ReplyCancel

      • Elspeth McDonaldMay 23, 2014 - 10:36 pm

        Fabulous casual, relaxed pictures of a very special day. Best wishes to Melissa and Colin.ReplyCancel

      • Lorna McFadzeanMay 23, 2014 - 11:47 pm

        Photographs are lovely, looks like a wonderful day for all.ReplyCancel

      • Lisa SmithMay 24, 2014 - 4:10 am

        Gorgeous pictures of you all. Looks like you had a great day xxxReplyCancel

      • Steven christieMay 25, 2014 - 5:45 pm

        Excellent photos !ReplyCancel

      • Michelle BlairMay 27, 2014 - 6:25 am

        The photos are simply stunning, Melissa you looked beautiful…. Brilliant photos of your special day xxReplyCancel

      • Julie BurnsMay 27, 2014 - 6:46 am

        Stunnin pictures ReplyCancel

      • Nicola WilsonMay 27, 2014 - 7:26 am

        Beautiful photographs of a lovely wee family. Stunning location xReplyCancel

      • Yvonne BryceMay 27, 2014 - 8:31 am

        The pictures capture the day perfectly. It was an amazing day 🙂 xxReplyCancel

      • Catrina BoydMay 27, 2014 - 9:59 am

        My Gorgeous Friends, so happy to be part of your special day. Photos are fantastic!!! xxxReplyCancel

      • Joyce GerrardMay 27, 2014 - 11:34 am

        Awwww your pictures are stunning, had a wee lump in my throat. Beautiful xxReplyCancel

      • Lesley AndersonMay 27, 2014 - 10:23 pm

        Photos r fab :-)) Melissa is an absolutely geoegious bride congrats to u all xxxReplyCancel

      • Joy kirklandMay 28, 2014 - 6:11 pm

        Beautiful photos bsst wishes Colin and Melissa. XxReplyCancel

      • Lynne, Lewis and MairiMay 31, 2014 - 12:32 am

        Excellent photographs. Melissa, you were absolutely gorgeous. Colin- you scrubbed up not too badly but Max is definitely way better looking than his daddy! There were some brilliant photos of him.ReplyCancel

      Portrait Photography in South Queensferry:
      Michelle & Steven’s Pre-Wedding Shoot

      Just starting to hit the busy wedding season and, next up on the wedding front (well, next but one), is Michelle & Steven’s big day at Glenbervie House, which I’m very much looking forward to. So, thought it would be wise to try and get a few images from their pre-wedding shoot up on the blog ahead of that, so here we go.

      I spent quite a lot of time in South Quensferry in January, with a couple of weddings at Orocco Pier and now the guys’ pre-wedding shoot here as well. That’s not a complaint by the way; I love doing shoots here – you’ve got the bridges, the pier/harbour, cobbled streets and tons of old world charm, so plenty of options. The only downside is that it is very open with little shelter anywhere, so not the best if it rains. But hey, we didn’t need to worry about that on Michelle & Steven’s shoot as you can see from the images – bit chilly though…but it was January.

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      • Jill PossinghamMarch 19, 2014 - 2:09 am

        Beautiful Photos Michelle and Steven – Such an exciting time for you both! ReplyCancel

      Edinburgh Portrait Photography:
      Cheryl & Euan’s Pre-Wedding Shoot in South Queensferry

      So folks, feels like a while since I’ve had any pre-wedding shoot images to show you, probably nearly two months ago in fact, but hey, we’re just coming out of the busy wedding season now so I do have an excuse (of sorts). Anyway, time to put that right and today I’m really pleased to feature the shoot that I did with Cheryl & Euan last month down in South Queensferry. South Queensferry is one of my fave places and I’ve probably done more shoots here that pretty much anywhere else and it’s easy to see why, with the iconic bridges, cobbled streets and old world charm – parking’s a nightmare though :-).

      I’m often asked by couples if the pre-wedding shoot will help them come the wedding day and my answer is always the same…absolutely “yes”. For starters, most couples will not have been photographed before to the extent that they will be on the wedding day – the pre-wedding shoot gets you used to being in front of the camera and working with me. You can also try out a few different things on the shoot that would not be possible on the wedding day as that’s certainly not the time to experiment. Finally, you’ll get to see a range of images in an online gallery from which you can then let me know those that you like and those that you’re not so keen on, and that’ll be a big plus come the wedding day. And, let’s not forget the signing frame that I’ll bring along with me on the day itself for all your guests to leave their own personal messages.

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