I see it is as an absolute privilege to photograph the biggest day in a couple’s lives especially when you have a couple as brilliant as James and Rod. Their fantastic day started in the riverside apartments at the fabulous New Lanark Mill Hotel and was as laid back as you can get. Both James and Rod got ready there with their family and friends in a party atmosphere which made photographing proceedings very easy for me. I wasn’t made to feel like a photographer on the day, I was made to feel like one of their close friends which means a lot to me. The fact I was welcomed so warmly by all that day just goes to show how much love surrounds these guys.
We took full advantage of the fact the guys had chosen to see each other and indeed celebrate the day together by getting the portraits of them done just prior to the ceremony so that James and Rod could fully enjoy their day without having to stand being photographed by my ugly mug. They guys looked fantastic in their kilts supplied by MacDonald Kilt Makers.
After the totally laid back morning the ceremony was held up in the Hotel itself and was brilliant. There was loads of laughter, tears and some beautiful singing which rounded off the day perfect day for James and Rod. I’ve photographed quite a few weddings now but for me James & Rod’s day was what a wedding should be about, friends, family and each other.
Lanark is fast becoming my busiest town for shoots these days and this one of Kate, Kara and their mum and dad was another lovely day spent there. Although it was pretty sunny outside it wasn’t very warm so we started off inside with some relaxed portraits of the family. Once Kate and Kara were totally familiar with the camera we then headed out to finish off the shoot with the children hunting for Easter eggs and picking flowers.
Many thanks to Kate and Kara who were fantastic fun to photograph and also a massive thanks to mum and dad who made me feel so welcome in their home. I even managed to leave with an Easter egg courtesy of little Kara
What a day for a photo shoot! The sun was shining and although it was only a couple of degrees above freezing it was perfect conditions for some outdoor shots.
We started off inside as the light for once was really nice. Nicole was fantastic in front of the camera and was relaxed right from the start, which makes my job pretty easy. After some inside shots we then headed off to New Lanark to finish off with some nice natural outdoor shots.
Many thanks to Allan, Sharon and Nicole for making me feel so welcome. Loved the tea
I had met Kai and Marley before at another shoot a couple of times and also their mum Eva so it was nice to finally turn the camera on them, although Eva probably disagrees
This shoot was in Lanark and although the weather was pretty horrific there were loads of places in Sunny and Eva’s house where we could go. Kai and Marley were very relaxed right from the start of the shoot and were a joy to photograph. Once the initial 1000 watt cheesey smiles were out of the way I went about trying to capture Kai and Marley’s true personalities on camera and they didn’t disappoint.
Massive thanks to mum and dad, Eva and Sunny who put up with about 2 hours of my chat without me even taking a picture, I loved the day guys
I LOVE these guys, let me just get that out of the way first. This is now the 3rd time I’ve had the pleasure of photographing them and they never fail to deliver. Four children who are complete naturals in front of the camera and who are totally relaxed which makes for really natural photographs.
After my usual 3 cups of tea we started off inside although the young ones were hyper to get outside as it was snowing quite heavily. Not wanting to disappoint too much we quickly took some shots inside then headed out to snap the children simply being children in a field full of snow, donkeys, one of which tried to get a bit too fresh with me and some Highland cattle
Many thanks to Colin and Denise who as usual were the perfect hosts