I was back recently at one of my favourite locations, Portmahomack for the wedding of Samantha Smart and Callum Gordon. The couple were married at Tarbat Church of Scotland, with their reception at The Drumossie Hotel, Inverness. This was my first wedding booking I took for 2011, and it seemed so long ago we had first spoke. I was really praying for good weather as there was a fun plan for Samantha’s arrival at church but it was 100% weather dependent. Stewart, her dad (AKA The Dark Knight) had a very nice quad bike which they wanted to use. We were very lucky on the day and the plan came together and they caused a real stir when they turned the corner at the church!

After the ceremony, we did some shots at the harbour at Portmahomack, before the happy couple headed up to Balloan Castle for some shots together, which was great fun, but it got very cold before we headed to Inverness.

An excellent day with lovely people, and I was sad to leave at the end!


Ceremony Venue:  Church of Scotland Portmahomack

Reception venue:   Drumossie Inverness

Dress: Benjamin Roberts

Shoes: Rainbow

Cake: Marks and Spencers

Rings: Earnest Jones

Hair: Angela Mackay

Make Up: Tranquillity

Videographer: Video View Point Colin Sinclair who was absolutely fantastic!

Band: Wood and Stone


What was your favourite moment of the day?

I loved every minute of it to be honest

What advice would you give to other brides planning their wedding?

Just relax and take in every minute because it passes like a flash!!

Any other stories or comments:

Callum and I were over the moon with everything on our day.  We were delighted with everyone who spent our special day and evening with us!  We were absolutely delighted with captiv8  we thought he was really professional but chilled out at the same time and if the end results turn out half as good as the “banter” we are doing no bad!!!


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2 thoughts on “Samantha & Callum wedding photography Portmahomack”

  1. Hi John. Since meeting you on the workshop I have been watching your website and blog with great interest. I love the image of the bride in the window with the train falling away. Always happy to learn from a master!

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