Make it a Mother’s Day she will remember…

A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done. Two great offers for mums and mums to be this week. Why not instead of getting your mum chocolates that she doesn’t really want, and that you know you will end up eating anyway, or flowers that will be dead in…

Valentine’s Winners…how do you get people involved?

Last week I decided to run a wee competition running up to Valentine’s Day to promote my couples…engagement, wedding photography. I was also interested to see what topics people were most engaged with and what days and times were best to post to get the best response. It’s really difficult to tell as you can…

Sleep Out 2012

Working with great people always makes me happy, so last week I was really pleased to be working with the Rock Trust again. The Rock Trust is a great charity based in Edinburgh. They do inspirational work helping young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. To find out more about what…

Family portrait fun…

Time to share the fun. I had a great time working with some inspirational young people from my high school, if you want to see the highlights check them out here and vote for your favourite by ‘liking’ it. All comments would be most welcome and if you want to hear more on the Futures…

Futures in the Arts…

…why personal projects are fun and important.  I had the opportunity to contribute to our local arts festival, the Biggar Little Festival, biggART exhibition at the Gillespie Centre. It did leave me with a bit of a quandary. What to exhibit?  I haven’t had time this year for a lots of photos for fun or…

The story of May…

I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 weeks since my last blog. I’m shocked and appalled at myself…well not really, but I felt I should show some contrition…don’t ask me why. I think my mother may have managed to pass on her Catholic guilt without passing on the actual Catholic bit. No idea how she…

Weddings…what does the customer want?

As usual I’d love feed back on this one…what do couples want when it comes to weddings? This has been going round in my head for a while now. It all started when I was designing a couple of layouts for ads I am placing in the Wedding Guide for Scotland and the Best Scottish…

Wedding and Engagement marketing…step 2

So as I wander into the strange new world of marketing and advertising I thought I’d up date you on how I’m getting on…no philosophy today 😉 The website is starting to look and function how I want it to. Still some things to do but I’m now feeling that it is a much better…

Wedding pictures that tell a story…

I was asked recently for my favourite wedding picture for a magazine gallery. And while I have great shots of brides looking stunning and happy. They are not the ones that resonate with me. That is not to say those shots are not equally important, but the shots I love always illustrate something more personal…

Wedding marketing…step 1

I finished my last post with a question… “How do I connect who I want with what I am?” So this is what I’ve come up with so far… Be honest, direct and positive in all my social media interactions. Be they blogging, tweeting or Facebook so that anyone who looks for me can get…