A very happy New Year to everyone reading this!
Hogmanay is a time for reflection over the past year, and going through some of the weddings I photographed in the past 12 months, a theme became clear….
These 14 photos are not all my favourites from my unposed documentary wedding photography in Scotland in 2013 – but I think they best illustrate how I hope to capture the look of love.
Susan and Tom got married on the wettest and coldest day of the winter – so far. But that didn’t stop either of them from grinning their heads off throughout the day! I don’t think I have a single photo of either of them when they’re not smiling or laughing. (Well, Susan did look slightly apprehensive as she walked into the ceremony with her Father, and at one point Tom did look rather embarrassed during the Best Man’s speech!)
My style of documentary wedding photography, means that I wouldn’t want to change the weather. I’m there to record what happens, not change it. And Susan and Tom knew that if you’re planning a wedding for the beginning of November, the weather will be totally unpredicatable! With that in mind, we all had warm jackets on hand, and my trusty white golfing umbrella was with me.
But, by being flexible with the timings of the day, we managed to sneak out mid-reception to get some portraits in front of the ever-impressive House for an Art Lover in Glasgow. And when the weather continued to hold (just!) we even managed to coax all their guests onto the balcony for a group photo.
In the evening, it was time to head downstairs for a night of enthusiastic ceilidh dancing – and a drive back home for me in the rain and sleet.
There’s a much larger selection of photos on the ‘order photos’ page.
Jenny and Graeme got married in glorious sunshine at the iconic House for and Art Lover in Glasgow. It wasn’t just the weather that was perfect – Jenny’s dress was beautiful, the humanist ceremony was amusing, and the two of them spent the whole time laughing and being very obviously in love.