Cath and Zaria’s beautiful autumn themed ceremony

I was very lucky to get the opportunity to capture Cath and Zaria’s beautiful and creative, autumn themed civil-partnership on Halloween at Carberry Tower, Mid-Lothian. With the same sex marriage bill coming into effect today in Scotland I wanted to share some of their lovely pictures and congratulate them on finally being able to officially call it…

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…

Try before you buy?

So most of us wouldn’t marry someone after looking at their Facebook page and having one or two conversations with them, would we? Hiring your wedding photographer obviously isn’t the same commitment as spending the rest of your life with someone, but as far as photographers that’s basically what we are asking you to do….

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…

Weddings and the weather…

I love taking pictures outside, but there is no avoiding it, I live in Scotland. For those of you from further afield, our weather can be a little inclemental, to put it mildly. Over the last two days we have had flooding, bright sunshine, snow, frost, strong winds…and probably a few more that I missed, just to…

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…

More wedding fun and games…

My question is what is the best way to market myself as a wedding photographer…I’m just going to put it out there into the ether, not in the hope that someone answers, more as a starting point to my thought process. I know the market I am aiming for; late twenties to thirties, living together,…

Why engagement pictures are important…

So why are ‘engagement’ ‘pre-wedding’ pictures important I hear you ask? Well I’ll tell you… …but first a little bit on why I decided on this topic. I had a few ideas for different post topics this week but ‘engagement’ won out because of a comment I received yesterday, following Fiona and Paul’s shoot.  It…

The best way to do things…

What is the best way to do something? This is a question that routinely haunts my obsessive compulsive self. I hate the idea of spending lots of time on something, unnecessarily…even worse having to come back and do it again because I didn’t file or save it properly. It got so bad this morning with Lightroom,…