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
My first wedding photography of 2016 was along the road at Achnagairn Castle, one of my favourite venues.
A local wedding for me again at the stunning Achnagairn along the road from me. Donna and Allan are from Caithness but chose to get married at this awesome venue. The day started for me with the guys doing some clay pigeon shooting in the gardens before heading upstairs to get some shots of the girls getting make up and hair done. We then had a lovely outdoor ceremony in the sunshine. The photo session in the grounds was great fun, before we had some emotional speeches, followed by the…
Laura and Craig were married at the stunning Innes House, Elgin. It was a busy day this one, starting in Nairn for hair and make up, before we headed to the Ramnee, Forres for getting ready pictures. Then we all headed to Innes House, where the rain was absolutely lashing down. After a lovely ceremony we hit it lucky and managed to get a break in the weather to go out for some photos, before going back for speeches and the dance.
Another visit to Aberdeen for Tracy and Pauls wedding. The Marcliffe Hotel is a lovely wedding location and it was nice to be back there. Tracy got ready at the hotel, so it was there I started with her and the girls getting organised before we went down for the ceremony. A great photo session in the grounds followed before heading in for the reception.
Another visit to my favourite castle for this wedding. I love shooting at Dunrobin, such a fairytale location. Donna and Louis were married there with a lovely humanist ceremony after getting ready at the Royal Marine in Brora. It was a lovely day but the photoshoot was cut short due to a midge attack! We then headed back to Brora for the reception. Great fun as always.
Faye and Ryan chose the lovely setting of Bunchrew House Hotel for their wedding and they couldn’t have picked a better day for it. One of the hottest days of the year, which really showed this venue off against the Beauly Firth. I started at Bunchrew for the arrivals and then we had a lovely ceremony on the lawn, before setting off to do some photography around the grounds. w
Isla and Steven were married at Ardross Church, with the reception along the road at Ardross Castle. These were both new venues to me, which is always exciting, especially when they are such fantastic places. We began up at Aspen Spa, Tain, where the girls were getting their make up done, before heading to Isla’s to get ready. It was a pretty wet day, with rain showers starting just as I arrived at the church. This never spoiled anything though, and we managed to get some outside photography done after…
Another wedding at one of the most popular locations in the Inverness area, Loch Ness Country House Hotel. Kat and Paul chose the hotel for their very intimate wedding recently. A great day, and here are some images.
“I wouldn’t want to be your photographer”. Apparently this was a line repeated often to Chrissie prior to her wedding. Being a very experienced model and keen photographer, her expectations for her wedding were always going to be high. How did I feel about this added pressure? Well I didn’t see it as extra pressure, but more of a compliment, and a confidence boost to be chosen over the hundreds of photographers in her contacts list. I’d known her for many years myself and was flattered that she chose me…