Wedding Photography at The Vu:
Pauline & Ali

Pauline & Ali’s wedding was no.2 of the year for me and, very much like wedding no.1, it was a bit drizzly, cold and blustery…but hey, these things are sent to challenge us :-). The Vu in Bathgate was the location, a venue I’ve shot at many times before and, looking at my upcoming schedule, a venue I will be shooting at many times in the future as well…just as well I like it and the staff are brilliant and, I always find, very accommodating to us photographers.

After a brief stop at Pauline’s parents house in Grangemouth for the detail and bridal prep shots, it was off to The Vu where I met up with Ali and the guys for a few shots pre-ceremony. It was also really nice to receive a number of compliments from family on some of the pre-wedding shoot images that we’d taken a few weeks previous – thanks guys!

Thankfully, come the key bride & groom shots, the weather had cleared up sufficiently for us to venture outside onto the jetty, The Vu’s iconic landmark, and where you simply have to get some shots (although having said that I did fail once in a wedding here when the conditions were simply atrocious). Under darkening skies, out came my trusty speedlights to save the day…although I do love a bit of flash for added drama and, of course, it allows me to do my usual back-lit silhouette shot as well with the added bonus of lighting up the rain.

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Pauline & Ali, a massive thank you for asking me to photograph your fantastic wedding day. Here’s some of my favourite images from the day. Please do all leave a comment or two at the bottom of the post as it’s always very much appreciated. And, as a new little extra, each and every one of you who leaves a comment, will be entered into a monthly draw to win a portrait shoot worth £75.

Plus, what would be really fantastic, is a “Like” on my Facebook page as it’s always great to get new people on board and it’ll keep you bang up to date with what I’m up to.


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  • Pauline MullenMarch 19, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    Completely overwhelmed Mike, thank you again so much for everything. You truly are a talented man and wish you all the best for future. xxReplyCancel

  • Josephine MitchellMarch 19, 2014 - 10:23 pm

    they r all lovely pauline.xx

  • Carla DobsonMarch 19, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    Gorgeous pics love the picture of you all with wee Charlie lying on the floor and the picture captured of a very emotional Pauline.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley McElroy CraigMarch 19, 2014 - 10:39 pm

    Fantastic pics Mike. Dont fancy being Pauline and Ali trying to pic xReplyCancel

  • Rona LyonMarch 19, 2014 - 10:52 pm

    OMG these are absolutely stunning xxx

  • Marie RichmondMarch 19, 2014 - 11:04 pm

    Awww Pauline these and both of you are stunning it feels like the love, life and laughter has been captured in every shot x beautiful xx although a lot more magic lights would be needed to make me look anywhere near this good xx love to you and Ali Mrs M xxReplyCancel

  • Kathleen WilsonMarch 19, 2014 - 11:11 pm

    Mike knows I love him, I told him at the wedding, he had me smiling, crying, laughing before I had ever met him with the pre-wedding shots. He is marvellous at his job. These are stunning, despite my double chin, haha, I never like photos of me…but love these. Ali and Pauline make yet another ‘right choice’ having Mike do their photographs, well done all xReplyCancel

  • Cheryl allanMarch 19, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    Wow, absolutely stunning Pauline! Some fab photos xxReplyCancel

  • Michelle BarclayMarch 19, 2014 - 11:41 pm

    Pauline they are amazing, he has captured so many lovely moments…absolutely beautiful. x x xReplyCancel

  • Tracy tollinsMarch 20, 2014 - 8:24 am

    Pictures are amazing capture every moment and every emotion of a very special day ! Pauline and Ali have a hard job picking from such stunning pictures xReplyCancel

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