Wedding Photography at The Vu:
Jen & Ben


So, a couple of weeks back, and unusually on a Wednesday, I was very honoured to be shooting the wedding of Jen & Ben at, somewhere that I know just a little, The Vu in Bathgate where, by the end of the year, I will have been eight times, notwithstanding the numerous times I’ve been there since I started the business. For me, The Vu is one of those venues where you do really benefit from good weather and being able to get outside, and that’s exactly what we got – at this rate, that sun cream will be coming out again any time soon!

I’d done a pre-wedding shoot with the guys back in October and, as well as those shoots benefiting couples in terms of getting used to being in front of the camera, for me, I also get a good feel for how the wedding day might pan out – of course, the dynamics of a wedding day are very different to those on the pre-wedding shoot, but it’s a good indicator all the same. And, I was pretty much “on the money” this time – brilliant day guys, loved every minute of it :-).

Oh, and as a wee bonus, at the church, St. Mary’s in Hamilton, we even had a priest who just told me to go and do what I wanted – “just create memories for the couple” were his words, I think! So refreshing to have an approach like this – all too often these days, I’m still bound by some very strange restrictive rules when shooting in churches, if I’m allowed to shoot at all…and this does still happen…grrr!

Jen & Ben, thank you for choosing me to shoot your wedding day. Here’s just a few of my early favourites which I hope you like – just click on any thumbnail to start the viewer.

Please leave a comment…and help Jen & Ben win a framed print

Family & friends (plus anyone else who might stop by), it would be fantastic if you could leave a comment at the bottom of the post as I love to hear what you think :-), and, you can help the guys win my monthly competition to win an 18″ x 12″ framed print of their choice. Also, if you really like these pictures, why not give me a “Like” on my Facebook page to keep in touch with what I’m up to – would be great to have you on board!


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  • David NisbetApril 23, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    Mike I have as you know i take great interest in your pictures and as you say the Vue is one of the venue’s which you have photographed on a few occasions however I think on this occasion you have really hit the mark great set of photographsReplyCancel

  • LindaApril 23, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    THESE ARE FABULOUS PHOTOS! so natural and vivid with great attention to detail! Sadly I missed the day but these photos do a great job of making me feel I was there.
    The sunset shots are my favourites.ReplyCancel

  • BenApril 23, 2015 - 12:58 pm

    These are amazing Mike. Jen and I can’t thank you enough. We thought you set the standard bar stupidly high with the pre wedding shoot but you have out done yourself again. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

    • Margaret WatsonApril 23, 2015 - 1:47 pm

      These pictures are certainly the best I have seen in a long time, they capture the essence of the day perfectly. You have certainly given Ben and Jen wonderful memories of their day, thank you .ReplyCancel

  • Jean DevlinApril 23, 2015 - 2:13 pm

    Wonderful ! Stunning! Unique! Unbeatable thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Alison BarrettApril 23, 2015 - 3:27 pm

    Your pictures are absolutely stunning as are Jen and Ben. The sunset picture is my favourite.
    Well doneReplyCancel

  • Jen WatsonApril 23, 2015 - 4:06 pm

    Absolutely love the photos. They look perfect and capture the day better than we could ever have imagined. You have been fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Catriona SmithApril 23, 2015 - 5:23 pm

    What absolutely stunning photographs Mike! Very beautiful couple on an amazing day. The venue looks gorgeous too. Excellent work guys!ReplyCancel

    • Richard DevlinApril 23, 2015 - 6:54 pm

      Truely stunning images, can’t wait for the completed portfolio.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten LynnApril 23, 2015 - 5:57 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photographs! Mike you were so laid back and relaxed which made all of us feel good in front of the camera. The final photographs are just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Donella BellApril 23, 2015 - 6:11 pm

    Beautiful photographs. Perfectly capture a very happy occasion.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley MacKinnonApril 23, 2015 - 6:55 pm

    Amazing photos of a beautiful day 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Fiona ScottApril 23, 2015 - 6:57 pm

    Stunning photos of a stunning couple! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • MaryApril 23, 2015 - 7:17 pm

    Beautiful photographs that capture the happiness of a lovely bride and groom.ReplyCancel

  • Fiona VornicApril 23, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    Absolutely love these photos, such wonderful memories of a perfect day.ReplyCancel

  • Gran DowsonApril 23, 2015 - 8:39 pm

    The photographs are fabulous and I will not know which one to pick for my frame. They all capture the wonderful day it was.
    Gran DowsonReplyCancel

  • Fiona MurphyApril 23, 2015 - 8:49 pm

    What stunning photographs. they look so natural and don’t look posed. The sunset photo is beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • Jo NicholsonApril 23, 2015 - 11:44 pm

      it was a perfect, happy day from start to finish and these photos capture that perfectly. Love the man hug shot with Ben and Paul. Jen, you look simply stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Mary JordanApril 23, 2015 - 10:32 pm

    Stunning photographs of a very happy day. My favourite ones are the sunset shots with the amazing colours and reflections.ReplyCancel

  • Paul MaughanApril 23, 2015 - 11:23 pm

    Awesome photos of an awesome day. Shout out to Mike as well, who was so laid back that you never noticed him, and a massive thank you for some calming words to chill me out pre-speech! Truly stunning stuffReplyCancel

  • Michelle BuddApril 23, 2015 - 11:23 pm

    Beautiful and capturing true love. I am Jens dance teacher..hee hee…. . What a dancer she is….. You have captured her beauty inside and out….. Fabby couple xxxReplyCancel

  • Aisling RankinApril 23, 2015 - 11:24 pm

    All the wedding pics are absolutely stunning! You both look so beautiful and happy. Great day, for a great couple! 🙂 xxxReplyCancel

  • Rachel ForsterApril 23, 2015 - 11:32 pm

    These photos are stunning, they capture the day perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine BeattieApril 24, 2015 - 12:09 am

    The photos are stunning, and so are the lovely bride and groom! They are so natural and really capture the happiest day of their lives. Love love love them xxReplyCancel

  • Debbie SmithApril 24, 2015 - 12:20 pm

    Beautiful photos. Treasured memories xReplyCancel

  • Neville WatsonApril 25, 2015 - 9:06 am

    Wonderful pictures of a wonderful day, you both looked stunning and Mike captured everything to perfection.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce RobsonApril 25, 2015 - 9:08 am

    Wonderful pictures of a wonderful couple on their perfect day, thank you .ReplyCancel

  • Barbi ClyneApril 25, 2015 - 1:09 pm

    Stunning photo’s of a beautiful coupleReplyCancel

  • Wendy GibsonApril 25, 2015 - 2:38 pm

    Amazing photographs with capture completely the nicest day ever xReplyCancel

  • Monica DillonApril 26, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    Great photos from a great day xxReplyCancel

  • Chris DevlinApril 26, 2015 - 7:28 pm

    Amazing photies of an amazing day, well doneReplyCancel

  • Alan BurnsApril 28, 2015 - 5:14 pm

    Fantastic memories for you bothReplyCancel

  • Gillian KellyApril 29, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    Beautiful pictures and amazing memories for you to treasure forever. XxReplyCancel

  • Therese MacLeodtApril 29, 2015 - 8:36 pm

    Fab photos, stunning bride.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen EllisApril 29, 2015 - 8:40 pm

    Wonderful photos- what a gorgeous bride!ReplyCancel

  • Liz McMenaminApril 29, 2015 - 8:52 pm

    Fabulous wedding, fabulous couple and the photos callous too. XReplyCancel

  • Linda GoldieApril 29, 2015 - 8:54 pm

    Amazing pictures that capture the happiness of a wonderful day. Absolutely stunning XxReplyCancel

  • Rita ClarkApril 29, 2015 - 10:45 pm

    Beautiful photos. Lovely memories of a perfect day.ReplyCancel

  • Jan FergusonApril 30, 2015 - 4:26 pm

    gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • Janette smithApril 30, 2015 - 4:28 pm

    Photos capture the happy and relaxed day had by all.ReplyCancel

  • Margo RobertsonMay 9, 2015 - 11:39 am

    Absolutely stunning pictures. What a beautiful bride!ReplyCancel

  • Pauline dissonanceMay 10, 2015 - 5:30 pm

    beautiful photographs of amazing dayReplyCancel

  • Ilysa CampbellMay 11, 2015 - 12:28 am

    Stunning photos! What a gorgeous wedding, everyone looked amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Helen giustiMay 27, 2015 - 10:03 pm

    Fab photographs. Wonderful memories for the bride and groom of a fantastic day xReplyCancel

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