“Airth Castle” Wedding : Debbie & David

So a funny thing happened back in May – for the first time in nearly 400 weddings, I shot three consecutive weddings at the very same venue, namely, Airth Castle. Stranger also, in that I have no affiliation with any specific venues (it’s a personal thing!) so it’s not even as though it’s a venue I shoot at a lot – just funny how the world turns sometimes, I guess :-).

Anyway folks, the very first of these three weddings saw me with Debbie & David on their big day. Unusually, although not totally uncommon these days, I’d not met with the guys prior to the wedding but, for my particular style of wedding day photography, which is primarily photo-journalistic, that’s never a problem.

I do sometimes get asked what wedding photo-journalism actually is and I guess, in a nutshell, it’s a very much hands-off approach to shooting the day. I’m looking for real moments, rather than fabricating ones. Real emotions, the fun, the quirky…even the sad (yep, that sometimes happens too) – these are the real things that happen on the day, and the things you’ll remember your day by when you look back at the pictures. Do I shoot family group shots? Sure, but not many (often single figures – I’ve never seen a bride & groom “enjoy” standing in the middle of over an hours worth of group shots!) Do I do a “bride & groom shoot”? Again, yes, but very short…and I try and make it look candid…so no false smiling at the camera guys :-). After all, as it says all over my website – it’s your wedding day, not a photo-shoot!

Debbie & David, thank you very much for choosing me to shoot your fabulous day. Here’s a few of my favourite shots which I hope you all like…PS – best viewed on a desktop.

Please all feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page, as I love to know what you think :-).

PS – click on any picture below to start the slideshow…


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