It’s always great to get outside for some shots, especially when you have somewhere like Eglington Park nearby. I’d never been to this park before but it really is pretty ideal for photographing in. There are lots of places to go that are a bit different from the norm. After some shots inside to get little Isla used to the camera we headed off to this great park and let Isla run around and enjoy herself. It’s great to hang back and just let kids be kids and try to capture all of their expressions. Those shots are my favourites
Many thanks to Andrew and Cheryl for their help. Especially Andrew who had just come off a nightshift and had to face me, how unlucky can you get
Here are a few shots.
John and Carol booked their wedding with me what seems like an eternity ago and before we all knew it the day was upon us. Time certainly does fly by. Carol started by getting ready at her mum’s house in Cambuslang with her bridesmaids and daughter Iona. Little Iona even found the time to draw a little portrait of me, but I’ll keep that pic for myself
Then it was off to Rutherglen town hall for the ceremony which was pretty emotional due to Carol’s mum giving her away due to her father passing away recently. Unfortunately the registrar didn’t allow any shots of the service so for once I was a guest and was able to take the whole ceremony in.
Afterwards we headed off to Overtoun Park for some bride and groom portraits. The weather was pretty poor but we managed to sneak in some shots of the happy couple strolling through the park.
Here are a few shots from the day.
Some days just come together perfectly. The people, the atmosphere, the venue and the weather all combine to create a fantastic day. David and Lesley’s wedding day was one such day. Right from the very start when we met Lesley’s family and bridesmaids we knew it was going to be a great day. The atmosphere in the house getting ready was so laid back and set the tone for the day.
Then it was on to Royal Musselburgh Golf Club for the beautiful Humanist Ceremony. A special thanks has to go to the staff at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club who were very helpful throughout the day.
Congratulations guys, your day was just perfect
Here are a few shots from the day, and HERE you can find a short slideshow.
This shoot was to celebrate Amy’s birthday and also to celebrate the fact that she is moving to high school later on this year. Mum Elaine had the idea to get some of Amy’s friends together for a photo shoot and then on to Ketchup for some food afterwards. We met up at Recoat Gallery which Elaine had booked for the shoot, mainly down to the fact it was undercover (very important in Scotland) and also because they have the coolest lane I’ve seen. Either wall is a blank canvas for artists who have decorated it superbly. For me it is the perfect place to shoot some portraits
The kids were all great so we managed to breeze through the portraits pretty quickly. This left me with a bit more time to play with the group shot. The minute I saw the graffiti wall I knew that was the backdrop I wanted. The problem was I didn’t want to use a flat front on light, I was after something a bit more dramatic. I knew I wanted to put each of the kids in their own spotlight but the problem was I only had three flashes, and only one spotlight attachment. What to do? Cheat. I placed the camera on a tripod and asked the kids to remain pretty much in the same position. I took my first shot which was just the fill light (on axis umbrella) and then moved along the line taking a shot of each kid with their own little spotlight. So I had 9 shots, not much of a group shot. To combine them all into one I had to use Photoshop, which I’m not a great fan of, I use Lightroom for about 95% of my work. In P/shop I combined the 9 shots together pasting in the spotlighted faces and voila!
Many thanks to Recoat Gallery and for mum Elaine for all your help on the day.
Here are some shots of the cool kids
This was a nice relaxed shoot of good friends Paul and Lauren and their two children Sophie and Phoebe. In between the ten cups of tea and a lovely cheese and ham baguette I occasionally felt obliged to take the odd picture or two of little Sophie and Phoebe. Paul and Lauren’s house is pretty much perfect for natural light photography with loads of huge windows and nooks and crannies everywhere so I was in my element. Couple that with some golf chat with fellow ‘proper’ golfer Paul and I was a happy camper. To round off a perfect day Rory McIlroy won the US open later on that night at a canter :-)
Here are a few pics of Sophie and Phoebe.