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ALISON & COLIN’S PRE WEDDING SHOOT IN EDINBURGH

I’m so enjoying my pre wedding shoots just now. Especially when the couple are anything like Alison & Colin, who’s first words to me were essentially ‘we trust you and we’re up for anything’! Got to love that. My top priority is always to create pictures which do

THOMAS & DOROTHEE PRE WEDDING SHOOT

Spent a relaxing morning with Thomas & Dorothee talking and walking around their wedding reception venue – the very grand Victoria Lodge in Tweedsmuir – which also happens to be where Thomas’s parents live. Set in the middle of rolling country hills covered with

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER LENNOXLOVE HOUSE

JULIE & EUAN’S WEDDING DAYThank you Julie & Euan for booking me to be your wedding photographer at the very elegant Lennoxlove House in Haddington, just outside Edinburgh. Here’s how your special day unfolded from my point of view!

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY EDINBURGH

Thank you Maria for booking me and for coming into my studio at the weekend with your parents! We got some absolutely cracking shots – vibrant, joyful and full of life. And we had a fun time doing the photography too. Which is how family photography should be I hope you treasure these

JULIE & EUAN’S WEDDING AT LENNOXLOVE NEAR EDINBURGH

I photographed a great wedding at Lennoxlove yesterday. The most informal, relaxed and raucous wedding for a long while. Huge fun! It was much more like a party with family and friends than a ‘formal’ wedding celebration. As I’m downloading the images and backing up the data, I

LOUISE & MIA

Two lovely ladies dropped by the studio today! Mum Louise & Little Mia who despite being only 3, was quite the poser. Thank you so much for booking me for your family portraits Louise and for coming in today. I created some cracking images which Mia will treasure forever (and hopefully mum

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY EDINBURGH & PERTH

I spent a glorious Sunday afternoon with Irene Steel and her whole family at the Lake of Menteith to celebrate baby Conrad’s christening. Such an idyllic location right in the heart of Scotland. Thank you so much for coming back to me for your family photography Irene  Sunday was all about

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY EDINBURGH & PERTH

It’s great when 3 generations of the same family come into the studio! It’s often a bit frenetic but always a lot of fun and a bundle of laughs  And didn’t we just get some cracking shots?! Thank you Emma for booking me to take some family portraits and for coming to my Perth

NATALIE & JAMIE’S WEDDING STORYBOOK

NATALIE & JAMIE’S WEDDING STORYBOOK Natalie & Jamie, I hope this brings back many happy memories of a great day spent at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY EDINBURGH

Thank you to Donny Hay for inviting me into his lovely Edinburgh home to photograph 3 very charming young adults  I really hope Sue loved the portraits too, a great idea for a birthday present! After the photoshoot ended it made me think, having 3 young kids of my own, I really

SCHOOL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY SCOTLAND

Back in the 1990’s, when I was still finding my feet in the world of social photography, I was a small fish in a very big, very established pond. I was still building up my referral base and all the while bills needed to be paid. I needed to make ends meet. So I signed up and spent

90th birthday party celebrations at THE DOME, EDINBURGH

Here are just a few highlights of a very upbeat and eventful family get-together at the Dome in Edinburgh to celebrate Uncle Charlie’s 90th birthday  Many congratulations on reaching a marvellous milestone. The family asked if the photography could be as candid and as unobtrusive as possible

Elizabeth & Kenny Pre Wedding Shoot

I photographed a very special pre-wedding shoot yesterday. I’ve known the lovely Elizabeth for ages from her event planning days at some of Scotland’s finest castles and it was just fantastic to hear of her engagement to Kenny. Kenny currently serves in the armed forces with the Royal

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LOCH LOMOND GOLF CLUB NEAR GLASGOW

As a wedding photographer, you dream of outside locations like these. More than that, you keep your fingers crossed that when you do get the opportunity to shoot at a venue such as the Loch Lomond Golf Club near Glasgow, you get a couple who are as enthusiastic as you are and who are willing

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY HOPETOUN HOUSE EDINBURGH

Here’s a lovely shot I took at Chris & Amy’s wedding which took place a few years back at the very grand and very elegant Hopetoun House, one of Edinburgh’s top wedding venues. Subsequently I’ve gotten to know Mr & Mrs Mulford better and better. And also their

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TURNBERRY HOTEL & RESORT

Some crackers from Sarah & Iain’s wedding at Turnberry. The west coast of Scotland is just a wonderful part of the world. I’m there again this summer photographing a wedding and I’m looking forward to it.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHERFIELD HOUSE, EAST LOTHIAN

Only a handful of Edinburgh wedding venues can hold a candle to the timeless elegance of Archerfield house in East Lothian, where Gayle & Kenny had the reception to their wedding day. As a wedding photographer you can’t ask for much more.  Here are some of Gayle’s bridal portraits

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER PRESTONFIELD HOUSE EDINBURGH

I’m looking forward to my next wedding at the sumptious Prestonfield House in Edinburgh. I don’t think there is a more opulent, more decadent wedding venue in Edinburgh when it comes to interior decor. It really is as luxurious as you’re going to get! Vicki & Chris had their

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERON HOUSE GLASGOW

Just going through some favourite images from wedding venues which I enjoyed photographing in the past – when I came across these crackers from Jacqueline & Adam’s wedding which took place at Cameron House in Glasgow. Some amazing backdrops and interiors! I love to incorporate

Liz & Iain’s wedding at Dundas Castle, Edinburgh

Just taking a quick breather from my 9-5 to post a gorgeous image from the wedding I’m currently editing (from Liz & Iain’s lovely wedding at Dundas Castle a few weeks back). Looking good Liz!  Can’t wait to show you the rest when editing is done, probably in the next 24 hrs.

WEDDING OF NATALIE & JAMIE AT THE BALMORAL HOTEL EDINBURGH

A lovely wedding to kick start February 2011. A wedding where South Africa & Scotland were brought together for a good old knees up! Thank you Natalie & Jamie for asking me to be your wedding photographer. And thank you for being so glamourous and so incredibly considerate Natalie –

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PECKFORTON CASTLE, CHESHIRE

Is Cheshire a posh place where everyone drives a 4×4? What I do I know is that I really enjoyed my visit to that part of Englandshire a few years back, when I was asked to be Heather & Adam’s wedding photographer for their wedding at the beautiful Peckforton Castle. As I’m

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT GLASGOW UNIVERSITY CHAPEL & THE BRIG O’ DOON

And on the subject of looking fondly back at weddings past which I’ve had the pleasure of photographing…I have to say that I do like the odd jaunt over to the west coast! Glasgow weddings always seem to have a certain something. But I’m not quite sure what! Whatever it is, it

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DALHOUSIE CASTLE NEAR EDINBURGH

There are many of castle wedding venues throughout the central belt of Scotland, from Edinburgh through to Stirling and Glasgow. One wedding venue very close to my heart because it was where I photographed my very first wedding over a decade ago, 12 years I think, is Dalhousie Castle, near

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT DRUMTOCHTY CASTLE

Certainly as a wedding photographer, I’m always on the look out for great light. And in Scotland, in the right locations at the right time of day, the light is the best in the world. I remember a wedding I shot up at Drumtochty Castle, it was Douglas & Dolina’s big day, a fantastic

Family photography in Edinburgh

Lovely to see you again Caroline & Billy and to meet your beautiful children Amy and Sophie. Always a pleasant walk down memory lane when I photograph past bride and grooms – a super way to spend an afternoon. And your girls were just so patient, polite and well behaved. It was my

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DUNDAS CASTLE, EDINBURGH – KENNY & LINDSEY’S WEDDING STORYBOOK

Kenny & Lindsey’s wedding storybook Kenny & Lindsey’s magical winters wedding at Dundas Castle in Edinburgh, as seen through my camera lens Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer. I hope I’ve done you proud. Will be in touch ASAP as to what happens next. All very

Getting ready on the morning of your wedding

One of my favourite parts of the day and something I really encourage – photographs of the ‘getting ready’ stages on your wedding day. It’s amazing how this part of the day differs from wedding to wedding. Some mornings are chaotic and frantic. Other mornings, the room in

My wedding photography resolution for 2011

Whether I’m shooting a wedding in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London or Venice, my wedding photography resolution for 2011 is to use video light a lot more. In particular to explore situations where I can mix video light with existing ambient or flash. Used well, a video light can crank up the

My photography gear for 2011

It always makes me smile when I hear photo-enthusiasts talk excitedly about new equipment releases from Nikon or Canon or wherever. Goodness knows how many times, in years gone by, I’ve waited anxiously with baited breath for the next camera release or lens or even bag upgrade and how many

Fiona, Gareth, Emilia & Euan

Spent a lovely afternoon in Edinburgh today in the company of Fiona, Gareth and their 2 lovely wee ones Emilia and Euan. I’m so glad I had my 3rd weetabix in the morning because they are just little bundles of energy! But when I managed to get their attention, with fantastic help from mum

Home Portrait Shoot in Edinburgh

99% of all my portraits are shot with a 50mm lens. Keep it simple! The thing about ‘home portrait shoots’ is that, until you arrive, you really have no idea what you’ve got to work with in terms of location, ambient lighting and props. And when you get there you literally

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wizards Happiness is spending 20minutes to capture something that’s forever Love them to pieces.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT DUNDAS CASTLE, EDINBURGH

I love this shot! And taken just in time :-) Thank you Lindsey & Kenny for asking me to be your photographer on your wedding day at a very glittery and a very glamourous Dundas Castle. You both looked a million dollars too (including all your girlfriends Lindsey!) and suited the venue and the