I absolutely love to photograph this family. This was the fourth time I’ve had the pleasure of their company and each time it’s great to see how the wee ones have grown in the year. Little Olivia isn’t so little anymore and the oldest Paul is nearly as tall as me, although that doesn’t really count for much
We knocked it off with regards to the weather, it was a scorcher. As usual we started off inside for a few although the ‘wee crazies’ as mum Suzanne calls them, didn’t need any warming up at all, they were total naturals as usual. For the outdoor shots we headed to the nearby RSPB nature reserve and simply let the children run around having a good time. As usual it was a great day and I’m already looking forward to photographing them again next year
Here are my favourites from the shoot.
I can’t believe it’s been two years since I photographed David & Lesley’s wonderful wedding at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club. Fast forward two years and I was travelling out to Port Seton to photograph the newest member of their family, little Conor. Driving through a monsoon in the west I didn’t hold out much hope of any outside shots but the minute I reached the end of the M8 the skies cleared and I was met with gorgeous sunshine. What do they say, the sun always shines in the east?
As for little Conor, he was an absolute star to photograph. We started off at a nearby secret garden, taking advantage of the warm weather and then finished off the shoot inside. All throughout proceedings little Conor was great fun and was a natural in front of the camera, just like his maw and paw
Many thanks to David & Lesley who again made me feel so welcome. Here are my favourites from the shoot.
I had been looking forward to this wedding for a while as Alison’s parents’ lived two doors down from me when I was growing up so it was absolutely brilliant to see them all again The venue was Airth Castle which really is a lovely place to get married. Both Gordon and Alison were staying at the hotel which was great as it gave me the opportunity to capture a bit of the groom getting prepared as well, although Gordon would probably disagree
The ceremony was in the castle itself and it really is a fabulous backdrop in which to get married. As the weather was a tad wild shall we say we photographed the bride and groom portraits inside. There are no shortage of places to go for portraits in Airth Castle as it really is stunning inside.
There was a brief lull in the monsoon and this gave Gordon and Alison the chance to lead their wedding party across to the reception venue. As usual the speeches were full of every emotion and kudos to both Gordon and his brother (best man) Struan who managed to get through their emotions and deliver great heartfelt speeches.
Massive congratulations to both Gordon and Alison, I’m sure you’ll both be very happy together
Here are my favourites from the day.
It was off to West Linton this time to photograph little Howie, who had only recently turned one. The weather was absolutely brilliant, with blazing sunshine and not a breath of wind. So that Howie could get used to me and the camera we started off inside Leigh and Graeme’s fabulous house which is set right on a green and next to the river running through West Linton. After a few shots inside we then headed out to the green and let Howie loose on the grass. He had a great time playing away and particularly loved being pulled around in his cart.
Many thanks to Leigh, Graeme and of course little Howie for an excellent shoot.
The best part of being a photographer, in my opinion, is that you get the chance to meet so many great people. This shoot was no different as I had the pleasure of meeting little Isla and her mum and dad Laura and Fraser. As usual I was made so welcome and simply enjoyed photographing a very happy family.
The way I photograph children is to make them as comfortable as possible doing things they normally do and then just wait for their personalty to shine through. I didn’t have to wait long with little Isla however, she was full of smiles and great expressions right from the off which makes my job pretty easy. We had a very minor blip of 5 seconds of tears but I like to get these shots as well, after all, children don’t smile all the time do they
Here are my favourites from the shoot.