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Don’t compromise

I often reflect on where wedding photography fits into the grand scheme of things. It’s not life or death. But then weddings aren’t. You’re using what talent you have to create beautiful pictures on probably the happiest day in the lives of 2 people. What really matters is

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CORNHILL HOUSE NEAR BIGGAR – SHERYL & ROBBIE

Just one of many lovely shots I took of Sheryl. You can just feel her delight and excitement in this one! A beautiful bridal portrait in the beautiful bridal suite of Cornhill House Thank you Sheryl & Robbie for choosing me to be your wedding photographer. Your wedding at the Cornhill House in

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT DALHOUSIE CASTLE EDINBURGH – MONICA & JIM

A magical moment to remember... Just a quickie from the wedding I photographed on Tuesday, the union of Monica & Jim, all the way from Tulsa, Oklahoma in the good ol’ U S of A. Along with their closest family and friends, they travelled half way around the world, followed their

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT DUNDAS CASTLE EDINBURGH – LUCY & EWEN

Lucy & Ewen with bestman, bridesmaids & ushers. A fantastic crowd. I love weddings at Dundas Castle! So I’m particularly grateful to Lucy & Ewen for choosing me to be their wedding photographer on Sunday. The word ‘bubbly’ could have been invented for Lucy! Such a

It’s what you do with it…

I can buy a £200 pair of adidas super striker football boots. But that won’t make me David Beckham. Ronaldinho can juggle a tennis ball with his bare feet. On a sandy beach. It’s not about the equipment you have. It’s what you do with it that counts using the skill you have at

Must have taken you ages to get that shot!

Well, no, not really! While it’s always nice to get random emails from people complimenting my photography, it’s interesting to note how often it’s assumed that it must take me ages to set up my directed shots – to light them, to pose them and to photograph them. Nothing

WEDDING OF DOROTHEE & THOMAS

Dorothee trusted my ideas, went with my direction and looks amazing... Thank you Dorothee and Thomas for choosing me to be your wedding photographer. It was my pleasure to be part of such an intimate, informal and relaxed celebration today. Both your family and friends really know how to make a

Parent’s Albums (for storybooks)

I’m totally thrilled having just taken delivery of a new set of ‘Parents Albums’ from my bookbinders. I still call them Parents Albums because they’re so popular with mums and dads! But really these replica albums are ideal for any family member – brothers, sisters,

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY MAR HALL – SIOBHAN & MARTIN

I love the calm of the getting-ready stages. After that, it's all GO! My thanks to Siobhan & Martin who invited me to be their wedding photographer for their special day at St Bride’s RC church in East Kilbride and then onto the stunning Mar Hall, Bishopton. As a wedding photographer

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT DALHOUSIE CASTLE EDINBURGH – Carlin & Suleiman

Just wow...I love this shot. It’s approaching midnight as I type this and the rain is pelting down! I’m so glad the weather held out for Carlin & Sulieman’s wedding earlier today at Dalhousie Castle. Attended by just 13 close family members, this day was a long time coming!

CONNIE & HOWARD’S PRE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION IN EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

On a blustery day where the weather changed by the minute, from hailstones and showers to blazing sunshine and blue sky, I met with Connie & Howard for their pre wedding shoot in Edinburgh city centre. I’m really glad when couples opt for a pre-wedding shoot – Connie told

WEDDING AT BALBIRNIE HOUSE – PHALE & ROBERT

Hard to beat a pair of Jimmy's... At the weekend, I was Phale & Robert’s wedding photographer at Balbirnie House in Fife. Having already officially married at a small intimate ceremony in Hong Kong 4 years back, they decided to have a special blessing on Saturday for their Scottish

WEDDING AT LENNOXLOVE HOUSE – LAVESHNI & HUGH

On Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing Laveshni & Hugh’s lavish wedding at the very stately Lennoxlove House near Edinburgh, one of my favourite wedding venues in Scotland. A great day bathed in glorious sunshine shared with 60 of their family and friends. I’m backing up

A SCOTTISH LANDSCAPE

Recently I’ve been thinking of doing more personal photography. As much as I love photographing portraits and weddings, it’s nice to have a release from it every once in a while otherwise 24/7 it’d drive you bonkers. So over the past week, I’ve been carrying a dinky little

SHERYL & ROBBIE’S PRE WEDDING SHOOT AT THE CORNHILL HOUSE IN BIGGAR

Great to catch up with Sheryl & Robbie today. We met at their wedding venue, the Cornhill House in Biggar and had a good walk round the elegant mansion and it’s gorgeous grounds, chatting and scouting scenic locations as we wandered. But most importantly it was another chance to for us to

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 –

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