2016 A Review Of My Year

2016 A Review Of My Year

May turned out to be a great month, because as well as the cycling events, I had a huge success in the BIPP Scottish Regional Awards. It was definitely worth a trip to Glasgow

BIPP Scottish Region Awards

BIPP Scottish Region Awards

Yesterday I was in Glasgow, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, for the annual Scottish BIPP awards.It was a fun day, which started with the student awards, which were really amazing quality, and they had a great turn out on the day. We then had talks from the Judges Denise and Alan, before the AGM and buffet. Then it was awards time. I must admit, I didn’t expect to get anything this year, as I had (as usual) left my entries to the very last minute, and couldn’t even remember what…

Commercial Fashion Photographer Inverness- Serenity Beauty

Commercial Fashion Photographer Inverness- Serenity Beauty

I was delighted to do some work with a local beauty therapist recently for promotional images for her business. Serenity Beauty is based in the Crown Court Hotel, Inverness and offers a range of therapies. Check out the website for more info. http://serenitybeautyinverness.co.uk/ We worked on a few different looks, some simple, bridal styles, and also some funky creative, colourful images. It was great getting to do some studio work again and gave me the bug to do some more of this. Thanks to Jenna at Create Hair and Beauty…

Commercial Photography Inverness – Rosedene House Spa

Commercial Photography Inverness – Rosedene House Spa

I recently had the pleasure of doing some photography at the newly refurbished Rosedene House Spa. What a great place this is, and it has an amazing relaxing atmosphere throughout. Check out their website for more information. A few photos from the shoot. http://www.rosedenehouse.com  

2013 With John Baikie Photography

2013 With John Baikie Photography

Well, as another year draws to a close, it is time for a review of the year. It has been another epic year both business and personally, with lots of highs and lows. This year was definitely a harder year due to the financial climate and to a lesser extent the “2013” thing which saw a few people put their weddings off until next year. The first half of the year was very quiet for weddings, although from the end of June it was back to normal again, and delighted…

Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay visits Reids bakery in Thurso

Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay visits Reids bakery in Thurso

A great sequence of pictures from todays visit by HRH The Duke of Rothesay to Reids bakery in Thurso. During the tour Lauren Mackenzie gave the Royal guest a go at filling a strawberry tart. What could possibly go wrong……  

Commercial Photographer Inverness – Bygone Drives shoot, Aldourie Castle.

Commercial Photographer Inverness – Bygone Drives shoot, Aldourie Castle.

I was recently commissioned to shoot some publicity and marketing photographs for local car firm Bygone Drives. The shoot took place at the amazing Aldourie Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness. Dress to Impress in Inverness provided wedding dresses for the models, Mairi, Amy and Sophie, and we also had some hats and capes from K’outure The weather was really grim and it rained heavily most of the day, however we managed to get what we were after. A selection of images:

Commercial Photography – Nessie 80th Anniversary

Commercial Photography – Nessie 80th Anniversary

THERE’S (STILL) SOMETHING IN THE WATER… 80th anniversary of first Nessie sighting One of the world’s greatest and most enduring mysteries was celebrated when a special boat trip marked the 80th anniversary of the first modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster. On 14 April 1933, Mrs Aldie Mackay, manageress of the Drumnadrochit Hotel, spoke of seeing a “whale-like fish” in the loch. Alex Campbell, a water bailiff and part-time journalist, recorded the sighting in the Inverness Courier, under the headline: “Strange Spectacle in Loch Ness”. Exactly eight decades on…

Equestrian Photography Inverness – Kessock Equine Vets

Equestrian Photography Inverness – Kessock Equine Vets

I was recently commissioned by Horse and Rider magazine to do some pictures for a feature on Keith Chandler of Kessock Equine Vets. Keith  is the current Petplan Equine Vet of the Year. It was great photographing him at work with a couple of beautiful horses.

New Captiv8 Website is now live

New Captiv8 Website is now live

We have changed the way the business operates and now have all the wedding work, which is a very personal service, under the John Baikie Photography banner. This will continue to offer a top quality service and will be much more efficient going forward. Some problems with album suppliers and designs have been solved and things are coming together nicely. All non wedding work will be taken over by a new, exciting business, Captiv8 Scotland Ltd. This company will offer a range of services, all explained in detail on the…