There’s rain, then there’s the rain that fell on Gavin and Michelle’s wedding day. Not that it mattered one bit to the happy couple as they were oblivious to the monsoon falling around them, which is just as it should be
We started off in Michelle’s house which wasn’t far from the centre of Edinburgh. The house itself was very calm and relaxed on the morning and everybody was just enjoying the day. After the bridal prep it was on to the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel in the centre of Edinburgh for the ceremony. Unfortunately the rain was pretty relentless and we only managed a couple of shots outside before having to retire inside. After the meal we managed to sneak out to the balcony and stairway for a couple more shots, just before the first dance.
Thanks to all who made me feel so welcome, it was a great day
I first photographed Joe, Niamh and Robyn about a year ago when I had the pleasure of shooting their mum and dad’s wedding. They’ve certainly changed a bit since last time I saw them, in particular little Robyn who is now up on her feet. It was great to see the family again.
The weather was pretty awful so we started off indoors crossing our fingers that it would clear up just a little so we could get outside for a few shots as well. After an hour the clouds parted and we ventured off to the Colzium Park in Kilsyth which was pretty much deserted. That gave us the run of the park which the children loved
Here are a few shots from the day.
This was the first time I had photographed in the picturesque Lochside House Hotel in New Cumnock and it was a fantastic experience to do so. I had been looking forward to photographing Stewart and Lisa’s wedding for a while now as they are a totally relaxed couple who were looking forward to enjoying their big day.
Lisa had stayed overnight at the hotel so the bridal prep was carried out in the massive honeymoon suite which really is something to behold. Weather wise it wasn’t the best of mornings but that all cleared up for the bride and groom portraits later on in the afternoon. Twenty minutes was all we needed
As usual the speeches provided a memorable highlight of the day and I love photographing the expressions. Congratulations guys and we wish you every happiness in your future
The last time I was down in Manchester a couple of years ago I had to the pleasure of photographing Ben, Sam and Will. This time around I brought together a trip to see the mighty Pearl Jam live at the Manchester Arena with the opportunity to shoot a few portrait sessions as well. Over the three days I was down I shot 5 sessions in total. Rather than blog each session individually I thought I’d combine them all into this one blog, mainly because I’m a bit of a lazy git So let’s start off with the first session which was little James, on probably one of the wettest days of the year so far.
As the weather was Scotland-esque we had to capture James indoors. He was on top form however and made my life pretty easy with all of his different expressions.
Next up we had Jack and Lucy who were ever so slightly older than little James but equally as much fun. As they were a bit older we had to chance to try out a few different looks with some different lighting which is always fun to do and we even managed to dodge the rain and get outside for a few shots as well. Bonus
In the afternoon it was off to photograph our good friends’ boys Ben and Sam again. It’s fair to say they’ve changed quite a bit since last time and I’m sure Ben will be taller than me next time we see each other, although that wouldn’t be too hard As always they were great fun and it was brilliant to meet up with mum and dad again.
Onto my last day down, which was the Sunday. The weather had been not too bad on the Saturday and it was exactly the same for the Sunday. My morning shoot was with brothers Lucas and Ethan. We started off inside, just so the boys could get used to the baldy guy with the funny accent and camera and then we ventured out to the park and let the boys just be themselves and run around having fun. It was a great way to spend a Sunday morning
5th and final shoot and it was back to see Will again. Again there was a big difference since the last time I saw him. One thing hadn’t changed however, he was still super cool and even more so since his team won the Premier League Mind you, I don’t think Will has enough City stuff in his room. I’m pretty sure there was a tiny space in the corner that didn’t have any light blue in it
So there it was. Three days, five great families, Pearl Jam concert, Wired gig, pub to watch Germany beat Greece and a couple of Burger King meals as well. It just doesn’t get any better than that