Christmas Present Ideas

Looking for Christmas gifts? Here are a few ideas for families and budding photographers. Complete the form at the bottom or contact me directly to order your vouchers. Family Photography Vouchers* The gold voucher is £125 and entitles the holder to a 2 hour photo shoot with me at their home, a location of their choice or at my…

Pout 2013 Round Up

First of all, a big thank you to all those who dropped by last month at Pout Edinburgh at the Corn Exchange. An extra thanks to all the lovely ladies who let me take their pictures for the ‘Pout of the Weekend’ competition. I had a great weekend made better by all the beautiful ladies that stopped…

Why family photos are awesome!!!

I love photographs. Just as well I decided to be a photographer, isn’t it? Images connect us to our past. They inspire us and show us who we are and where we came from, so not lots of words on this post…but maybe a few of tears. This is the start of a personal project…

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…

Love in the snow

Good things come to those who wait…I’m not convinced by this most of the time. I have no patience and much prefer to make things happen, but with the weather in Scotland that isn’t really possible. Sometimes you just have to be patient and waiting for snow has just been one of those things this…

Rewarding yourself for hard work?

I was just working on my other blog for my challenge for this year which is to complete Celtman, an ironman type distance extreme triathlon (yes I am a wee bit mental…but in a good way, honest!). If you want to find out more about what I’m doing you can check out the blog here…

5 Top Tips for a Positive, Relaxed and Fun Family Photo Experience

I know the standard fare of family photography is everyone gets dressed up and warned or bribed…whatever works for you…to behave. Then you all get in the car and go to some studio where you stand against a pale background or sometimes you take your own stuff and lie on the floor. My memory of…

Fun experiments with Animoto and Youtube

After an ongoing fight yesterday trying to get the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Animoto, Youtube, Pinterest, Rebel mouse to talk to each other…so much technology for someone with a very limited level of understanding of the internet…I don’t think that is even the correct term now…it’s moved on. I decided enough was enough and had a…

Slugs and snails and puppy dog tails…

…that’s what little boys are made of. I love doing kids portraits on location, they’re just so much fun…but also really challenging. Different weather conditions, how the kids are feeling, time constraints, are only a few of the factors you have to deal with. My most recent shoot was one of my most challenging so…

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…