Wedding Photography at Melville Castle : Laura & Stephen

So here we are again guys back at work and back on the old blog again and, first up, a (belated) Happy New Year to you all :-).

January & February are traditionally my quietest months for weddings and this year’s no different, as I only have three weddings to shoot across both those months, with strangely, two of those coming back to back this very weekend! Being a bit quieter does give me the chance to finish off editing all the fabulous weddings I shot over Xmas and also to catch up on the blog a wee bit and feature more amazing weddings from last year, and I’m very pleased to be doing that just now.

Laura & Stephen’s big day back in April was to be my 10th of 63 weddings last year, making this my second busiest year since I started up 11 years ago now – second only to that crazy year back in 2013 when I booked just about anyone who wanted me, ending up with 70+! These days, I’m a little bit more conservative with how many weddings I take on :-).

I’d shot a wedding before at Melville Castle, although it was a few years back now, so it was great to get back again and, for the most part, that’s where the large chunk of the day took place, save for the ceremony, where we took the short hop to the impressive St. David’s Church in Dalkeith. As most of you probably know, I prefer to shoot most of the day in a candid, documentary style (probably about 85% of it is done this way) and then set aside a short amount of time for some family group shots and a few bride & groom shots, but the emphasis is very much on enjoying your day with your family and friends…not posing for pictures all day long, and I think it’s fair to say that Laura & Stephen’s day very much fitted that approach…just take a look at the shots below :-).

Laura & Stephen, 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 (click on any thumbnail to view L A R G E!).

Please all feel free to leave a comment at the bottom, as I love to know what you think…cheers all!


They also served…

Reception Venue : Melville Castle
Ceremony Venue : St. David’s, Dalkeith
Hair : Ashley Green
Make-Up : Melissa – Make-Up at Home
Cars : Majestic Wedding Cars
Piper : Roraigh Hughes
Dress : Ivory Pinks
Bridesmaids Dresses : Ederra Bridal Studio
Kilts : Slanj Kilts
Flowers : Miss Bloom
Balloons : Balloons Are Taking Off
DJ : Stephen James Elliot
Band : Yin Yang


Viewing On A Desktop? Click To View LARGE!



Looking for some “Ninja Style” Wedding Photography?

I love shooting weddings and, for the most part, I adopt a “ninja style” low key approach to the day! Most couples tell me they didn’t even notice me for the majority of the day and that suits me…it is your wedding day after all, not a photo-shoot! But, I will always make time for those important family group shots and also, a relaxed bride & groom shoot and here, it’s my aim to provide you with some truly amazing pictures…not just your standard stuff :-). To know more about my wedding day  approach to how I shoot weddings, just click here.

I’m mainly taking bookings now for 2020 & 2021…but I do have a very limited number of 2019 dates still available.

Full day coverage collections start at £1500…but don’t forget my cheeky wee discount where you can save up to £500 :-).

Mike :-).


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