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…

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….

Edinburgh Wedding

Lovely people and a lovely wedding. I never quite got round to blogging about this fabby Edinburgh wedding. It was over two gorgeous days and the lovely couple, Claire and El, gave me lots of scope to add my ideas…even when it included standing on a plinth on the High Street with all the tourists,…

My first wedding…

So when I decided I was going to be a family photographer…who does weddings…in January I realised I needed a guinea pig…or at least a very brave couple who would be happy for me to shoot their wedding. 1 hour later, thanks to Twitter, in steps the very lovely Fiona and Paul. Long story short, engagement…

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…

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…

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…