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.
A McGregor marrying a Campbell, in the Highlands? I knew the ancient history of the two clans, and the modern history of these particular North Berwick Campbells, since I photographed Fiona’s sister’s wedding seven years ago. So I wasn’t expecting the trouble I had been reading about in Wikipedia, that took place in the 1700’s…..
In fact, the only real confrontation to contend with was the wind, which howled down the Dee valley past Mar Lodge at some speed. But after a wet journey from Mar Lodge to Craithie Kirk (where they were married by the Queens Chaplain, surrounded by the royal flowers) the rain stopped and the sun decided to make an appearance.
By evening it was good enough to hold an impromptu football match on the front lawn, with six year old Hamish stealing the show.
It was a day with the smiliest and happiest bride and groom, of good friends and family travelling from afar and a wonderful ceilidh in the evening. I left before the BBQ the next day, but if the previous day’s party was anything to go by, I’m sure a good time was had by all!
You can see a lot more photos on this page: <http://www.q-photography.co.uk/order-photos/>
Take one magnificent National Trust for Scotland building (Mar Lodge) and bathe it in sunshine by the river Dee, then add a skydiving bride and groom, their equally fun friends and family, and finally add in some inflateable guitars, and you’re bound to have a wonderful wedding. Oh, and there was also a surprise performance by the Ballater Pipe Band, and a ballroom decorated with over 2,400 stags heads….
There’s a small selection of Viki and Brian’s wedding photos below, and many more on the order photos page.