Sarah & Peter ran (literally) with my imagination and occasionally far out ideas!

On Sunday, it was my pleasure to photograph Sarah & Peter’s wedding at the George Hotel, bang in the centre of Edinburgh. I love city centre weddings, the traffic, the hustle and bustle. And all the more when the bride & groom are as up for photography as Sarah & Peter obviously were 🙂 Photography was clearly high on their list of wedding priorities and it was my absolute pleasure to give them my best effort in terms of energy and creativity.

Sarah looking serene and elegant.
Love this portrait of Sarah. Not only does she look magnificent, the picture really shows off aspects of the house in which she got ready.
Peter taking it easy pre-ceremony…
The beautiful ceremony room at the George Hotel.

I’ve been blessed this year with couples who really are the nicest people and who see as much value in good photography as I do. Photography’s forever. Whether it’s family portraits, children’s photography or weddings – jump in with both feet! Not only will the pictures be so much more vibrant when you invest yourself emotionally, the actual process of having your photographs taken will be so much more fun and will be a memorable highlight of your wedding day. At the getting-ready stages, one of my favourite parts of any wedding day, Sarah was always a picture of grace and elegance; excited but never flustered. And that really shone through in her beautiful portraits. Peter’s morning was just as leisurely. I visited him and his bestman Donald first thing, while they got ready up in the Panorama suite at the George Hotel, munching on pastries while Peter described his proposal to Sarah at the Statue of Liberty in NYC. Born romantic really 🙂 Another thing which stood out was the Northern Irish influence of family and friends. Thoroughly decent people. Who knew exactly how to party! But the overriding feeling for me was knowing that Sarah & Peter were so keen for me to just do my thing. I’m so grateful for that and I think the pictures reflect my very best effort. Here are just a few highlights! Storybook to follow.

Sarah & Peter with bestman Donald and bridesmaid Liz.
We made full use of the stunning architecture in and around George Street.
Simple works beautifully too. Taken inside the George Hotel, just before the dancing was due to start.

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  1. Sarah McMeekin

    David, these pictures are amazing and exactly what we had hoped for. Thank you again for making our day so special. We loved our little ‘run’ around Edinburgh and had so much fun getting some hopefully fabulous photos! Can’t wait to see the storybook design when we get back 🙂

    11 July, 2012
  2. Peter Leslie

    I can only second my beautiful wife’s comments – it was a pleasure having you contribute in a major way to our amazing day. Not only did you put us at ease right from the beginning with your enthusiastic personality but you seemed to constantly come up with inspired ideas for shots and locations. All our guests commented on how friendly you were while you mingled and discretely snapped away. Can’t wait to see the end results!

    11 July, 2012
  3. David

    Hi Peter & Sarah, what a great day at the George! I’m so pleased that your wedding day turned out so beautifully for family and friends. It was a joy to mix with them and photograph them! And I’m thrilled with the photographs of the two of you together. It’s a team thing! I’ve always said that I can supply the experience and the know-how but without the spark and the energy from the bride & groom, I wouldn’t get any stunning pictures at all. Thank you for your time, your sparks and your energy 🙂 Speak soon, David

    12 July, 2012
  4. Rafael A. Figueroa

    I live in the U.S. in Fall River, Massachusetts and I came to your site by accident and was glad I did.. You have got to be the best photographer I’ve seen “now” after looking around a lot. Your attention to detail and lighting techniques remind me of my visions, however, inspire me as a “photographer myself” to take my work to another level.

    28 July, 2012

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