As an Edinburgh wedding photographer, I don’t normally work on a Monday. But Americans Neal and Debbie returned to the city to celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a Vows renewal. And since they celebrated a decade on to the day and hour, I ended up being with them. Almost everything was the same. Debbie even wore the same dress! The Rev Melville Schofield came out of retirement to renew the ceremony of a decade before, Debbie’s son Eddie walked her down the aisle once ag
Despite Glencorse House being one of my favourite wedding venues, this was my first visit this year. It was also tmy first time where a wedding started late because a bomb scare delayed the wedding car!
The weather stayed dry until the official photos had been taken, and by then most of the guests were congregating around the bar! It certainly explained some of the crazy dancing that occured after the ceileidh had finished – I have the photos, but won’t publish them here for
Albert and Mary travelled from Cork in Ireland to get married in Edinburgh. With just four guests, it was a small wedding – but no less joyous for that!
There were just two small hiccups: Albert mysteriously forgot how to tie his tie, and the priest got the time of the wedding wrong! So Mary, turning up on time, was forced to wait 30 minutes while the hidden gem of the Church of the Sacred Heart was readied! Mary’s father also filled the role of best-man – helping Albert and
I love small weddings, especially when they’re organised so efficently by Yvonne at Sixpence Weddings. Tania and Stanley live on the other side of the world, in Perth, Australia, and were only going to have two guests at their wedding, so a bit of additional help from Yvonne made things a lot easier for them!
Yvonne organised permission from Historic Scotland for them to be married on the shore of St Margaret’s Loch in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, and got Humanist celebrant Dun
There’s a unique atmosphere about weddings at Glencorse House. It may be the team that work there to make every wedding run so smoothly, or it may just be Paul’s catering skills! More likely it’s the setting, hidden away from the outside world yet just minutes from Penicuik and Edinburgh.
I believe that it’s unique in the Lothians in that it has it’s own church on site, a gem of a building that Robert Louis Stevenson visited, worshipped at, and wrote about: “”If my spirit re
This wasn’t the first wedding I’ve photographed this year, but it’s the first one I’ve posted here. (Some people don’t want their photos anywhere on the web, often for very good reasons!) Lorraine and David got married in the beautiful church of St John’s, at the west end of Princes Street in Edinburgh. While their guests were taken on a sightseeing tour of the city I took the newly married couple up to The Royal Mile for a quick photo session (accompanied by the cheers and a
If all the photographs in my new wedding gallery were from the same wedding, it would be the perfect wedding! (At least from a wedding photographers point of view…..)
Last week I posted about the ‘look of love’ that I capture at each wedding. Those are the full page photographs in any album.
But there’s always plenty of other special moments that capture the atmosphere and essence of any wedding, and in these, my favourite Scotland wedding photographs of 2013, I hope to dem
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 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. #MarLodge #BroxmouthPark #HouseforanArtLover #Documentaryweddingphotography #Edinburgh #Winton
I’ve just been awarded a 7th place in the latest WPJA awards. This doesn’t sound much (seventh???) but it’s rather amazing, simply because of the very high quality of competition from the many thousands of Wedding Photojournalist Association’s members, from all over the world. You can see all the winning entries on the WPJA web site. Mine was in the ‘weather’ section, and is of Tamsin’s arrival at St. Giles Cathedral, in Edinburgh.
The judges comment was nice too: “Smart to
All the weather apps on my phone agreed on one thing. “Feels like -7c” they reported for the day of Lynsey and Sergio’s wedding in Edinburgh.
They both wanted photogrtaphs around Edinburgh though, so after the ceremony at Canongate church, we braved the cold and wind and did a very quick shoot inbetween jumping in and out of a very warm car!
The Balmoral Hotel‘s heating matched it’s magnificence, thankfully, and the rest of the day was spent in the oppulance of its grand re
I suppose, if you’re going to get married in March, you should expect bad weather. Except, a year ago, spring had truely sprung and there was a real warmth in the air – we all know what this year’s ‘spring’ has been like! So it was a day of brollies – but also of meeting fantastic guests, sharing in the ceremony in St Giles Cathedral, and then travelling on to the equally marvellous Winton House for their reception.
The sun did peek out, briefly, enabling a few extra photos,
I knew Janis and Willem’s wedding was going to be fun, just by the amount of wine we got through when I first met them in their home. But I’m afraid I’m not going to show you the fun photos whithout them approving them first, and they’re still on their honeymoon!
They added their own twists to the order of the day – from facing their guests during the religous ceremony, to the best order of service I’ve ever seen! And having said they didn’t want to pose for any photos, we e
What a wet summer we’re having! On the one day that Karen, David and I were all free before their wedding at Lake Como in Italy, it was, of course, raining…… Many of the photos I took feature vertical white streaks of falling water as they bravely posed in the drizzle.
Hopefully we’ll have some warmth and sunshine in a month’s time, although David tells me that it’s been unseasonally wet in Italy too.
If you’re on speaking terms terms to a rain god, please talk to them now!
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for our quick engagement portrait session on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Becca and Rowan are such a relaxed couple that photographing them at their wedding at Wedderburn Castle in October is going to be a delight – even if the weather isn’t likely to be as wonderful! #Edinburgh #Portrait #WedderburnCastle
Mark and Victoria had a two day wedding in Edinburgh, with a small family ceremony on Friday, followed by a huge party at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday. If I hadn’t been told a few days before, I would never have guessed that Vicki had spent some days seriously ill in hospital only a few weeks before – I don’t think she stopped smiling over the whole two days, even if it did limit her plans to dance the night away to the Ceilidh Experience band! #Castle #EastLothian #Edinburgh
In general, those three phrases mean the same thing. The documentary, photojournalistic or reportage photographer at your wedding should be taking many unposed photographs. The intention is to document, or report, on your wedding. (I think ‘Photojournalistic’ is an American phrase, but meaning the same thing.) Years ago, sometimes even today, every photograph at a wedding was posed. Your photographer would have arrived with a tripod, and during the reception a long list of gr
Sara and Eliot planned the perfect DIY wedding at their home. The caterers (Heritage Portfolio) the marquee (Henderson’s) and Sara’s bespoke dress (by Lorna Tate) came from outside sources, but the rest of the day was theirs alone: a Civil Ceremony in a wooded glade, with pipers from Sara’s father’s old regiment; flowers by themselves, friends, family and Norwegian relatives – what more could you want? Well, only enthusiastic ceilidh dancing long into the night, capped by a s
Dawn and Ewan’s wedding couldn’t have been more perfect. For once this summer, it didn’t rain. When you add that to an amazing dress, a cute flower girl, the fantastic Glencorse House and it’s private kirk (and its staff) Roddy from Reel Time piping, and dancing to Cut the Cake and plenty of friends and family, you certainly have a recipe for a wonderful day! PS: I forgot to say that this was the first wedding I’ve been to where the minister quoted from a Bruce Springsteen so
There’s going to be a brief hiatus on blogs about specific weddings, as there’s several of them that I’ve photographed, or will photograph, where the bride and groom don’t want to appear on the web in any form. Instead, I’d thought I’d put down my thoughts on various aspects of the wedding industry, starting with my own little niche, wedding photojournalism. It’s easy to tell you what wedding photojournalism isn’t – we’ve all been guests at weddings where the photographer has
It’s not often that you feel sea sick at a wedding – but the winds that were already blowing hard for Emma and Sam’s wedding on Inchcolm Island turned into a force 9 gale for the return ferry trip to South Queensferry! Luckily, Emma and Sam both realised there was nothing they could do about the weather, and they continued to enjoy their day. While photographing Emma, her father and her bridesmaids walking up the path to Inchcolm Abbey, all I could hear above the wind were th