Caroline was one of the most laid-back Brides I’ve had the pleasure of working with – either that or she was covering up her nerves about the day extraordinarily well! Her and Stewart’s small intimate wedding at Archerfield House had a very few small hitches – like the appalling July weather – but nothing dampened the smiles on both their faces, and all their guests’.
The rain eventually decided it was not going to fall, and although the cold wind didn’t let up, we managed to get outside for some photos with the magnificent backdrop of the opulent Archerfield House.
The other weekend I photographed a highlands wedding which I can’t write about, or show any photographs from! The couple asked that no photos appear anywhere on the internet, as an increasing number of my clients do nowadays.
However, since my friend Peggy was visiting from Brooklyn, New York, I decided to turn the trip north into a tour of the Highlands, and these are her and my photos. It was, of course, a typically Scottish summer, with no sun and lots of grey cloud, but Peggy seemed to love every moment!
I don’t really do landscapes. To paraphrase Joe McNally ‘I’ve never seen a good landscape that couldn’t be improved with the inclusion of a person.” In the almost deserted Highlands, that person was Peggy!
We travelled to Lochinver (where the wedding was) via Glen Coe, Loch Ness and Ullapool, and returned via Cromarty, the Cairngorms and Braemar.
And although Peggy was keeping a sharp lookout, she didn’t see the Loch Ness Monster, or a single Haggis on the hills! To make up for the disappointment, on our return I introduced her to my favourite ‘wild’ animal, Freddy.
I’ve known Lauren and her parents since I first moved to North Berwick, nearly 15 years ago. Still, it was a pleasure to be asked to photograph her wedding to Tim at Notley Abbey, a six hour drive away.
The weather Gods answered our prayers in the middle of a particularly wet summer, and the sun shone throughout (well almost)
The same can’t be said of the “where are the rings” Gods!
And if you’re wondering about the horse whips in some of the photos…. Don’t ask! It’s a long story, best told by Lauren’s father, and much to the embarrasement of Tim….
There are more pictures if you click on the order-photos link.