This was my 4th wedding in 8 days, and another amazing venue! Ness Castle Lodges on the banks of the river Ness. It’s a truly stunning location, and Clare Conlon and Gordon Armstrong were lucky to have such a beautiful day for their wedding here. The ceremony was at St Mary’s church in Inverness but Clare got ready at the Lodge and the reception was held in a marquee there. I moaned a bit about the bright sunshine, but secretly I was quite pleased as the forecast had been heavy rainshowers which would have been a disaster at that lovely venue, as the outdoors is very much what it’s all about.I’ve booked another one here for next year so looking forward to that as well.
Monthly Archives: June 2010
I previously posted some images of Loch Ness Lodge – from the wedding of Kim Carroll and Ian Clark earlier this month. The couple are from Aberdeen and chose the lovely setting of Loch Ness Lodge on the banks of Loch Ness for their small intimate wedding. It was a fun wedding at one of my favourite venues.
Today I was at Sandside Harbour with Lynn Day and Martin Doak, who get married in September. This was their pre wedding shoot, which is a great way to get used to the idea of being in front of the camera. We had lots of fun and got some cool images in a short time. It’s a great location, and we never saw anything glowing with radioactivity either which was a bonus
I don’t like using the trash the dress name as it gives the wrong idea, and scares people off, what is in reality a fashion shoot in your wedding dress. It’s great fun and just allows more time for fun than on the wedding day with less restrictions on what locations you can use as well as the time thing. Of course another advantage is that if the weather is poor you can reschedule, which is a problem on wedding day!
Anyway, last week at the end of my manic week of 4 weddings, I did a shoot with Antonia Fraser and her husband John near Fearn. We went to the beach and managed to escape the rain. before heading back to the family farm for the last few shots, including a few with the chickens, which was very cool, and different!
I’ve been lucky enough to shoot a few weddings at this great location recently and must say it’s a great location for an intimate wedding, right on the banks of Loch Ness. It’s a mix of tradional and contemporary, and has a lovely homely feel about it. I was there at a wedding last week and just thought I’d use the blog to recommend them for your wedding or corporate event.
Check it out their website : Loch Ness Lodge
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Last week I was down at Traquair House near Peebles in the Borders. This was a real fun wedding shoot as there was just the bride and groom there! Mary Ann Groot and Paul Hanusiak, from Toronto, Canada decided to get married in Scotland and chose a fantastic venue! I’d never been to Traquair before and it was just the most fantastic venue with so many photo opportunities, and as it was just the two of them, there was so much time to play around! They got married in the centre of the maze which was a bit unusual and a lot of fun! We all safely managed to find our way back out to get the rest of the photos finished off though!
Last Saturday I was at Ardtalla again, this time for Louise and Graham’s wedding. Unfortunately, despite a very promising start to the day, the weather turned nasty in the afternoon and it rained heavily, meaning we couldn’t get into the gardens to do the shots we’d planned. However we made use of the indoor locations and intend to go back for a post wedding shoot soon to make up for that.
Louise had an amazing red dress which judging by Graham’s reaction when she walked in, certainly had the desired effect! It’s a lovely location for a wedding, and there was a lovely, relaxed atmosphere during the day. The couple chose a humanist ceremony, which as ever was beautiful, and once again I managed to shed a tear or two at the vows! It was very moving and very funny at the same time. I think everyone loved it.
Louise Nowell and Graham Clark chose the stunning location of Ardtalla for their wedding in May and a couple of weeks before it we headed there for a pre wedding shoot. We went up to the Fyrish monument – first time I’d been despite looking at it for years from the A9 wondering what it was like up close. Stunning location, but boy was it windy up there! Not ideal for a shoot but we got a few cool images.
I was at Lochardil House Hotel in Inverness last month for the wedding of Catriona Sutherland and Richard Gillan. It was a super day, although it was too sunny (what a surprise) for my liking. They wanted some fun images so you’ll see what we did in one of the images below. It worked really well, and we had a great time!