To celebrate my move back home to Edinburgh, I thought I would post a Scottish wedding I shot with the lovely Keri and Andrew at the beautiful Mar Hall. Often people think that Scotland is a bit grey, wet, and windy most of the time but as you can see from this wedding when the sun comes out it truly is one of the most beautiful places on earth!
Keri contacted me a while ago before I decided to make the move back to Edinburgh and I’ve always been luck to have a few weddings in Edinburgh or Scotland every year. Instead of looking at a location based photographer, Keri told me she loved the relaxed, natural wedding photography I provided and hoped I’d be able to shoot her wedding as well. They were such a lovely couple with a beautiful venue so how could I refuse? Mar Hall is just by the Erskine Bridge and is such a great place for getting ready in the morning – especially when you have bridesmaids as fun as Keri’s were. I was laughing all morning! The grounds are also a delight and I’m glad we also managed to sneak some time after the speeches for some golden hour portraits too.
To celeberate my reinvention as an Edinburgh wedding photographer, here’s an engagement shoot from earlier in the year I shot with Angela and Pete around beautiful Loch Leven. It’s a real dream to shoot in the Scottish countryside even if the weather that day was particularly windy!
Angela and Pete live in Fife and were keen to do their engagement shoot on the other side of Scotland, however the weather forecast was very iffy so after a few weather checks and phone calls we decided to rearrange for Loch Leven as the East side of Scotland was forecast a lot better weather. Pete grew up not that far away and I was having a scout around I found an abandoned school I also wanted to shoot around. At the time I didn’t know it was the school that pete used to go to! It was loads of fun shooting in such a beautiful location and a fun couple. Their wedding at Archerfield House near North Berwick will also be blogged very soon!
Sometimes things don’t go to plan for a reason. I had arranged to meet Matt & Jen on the North side of the Thames for their engagement shoot but when I arrived at the chosen venue there were already two wedding receptions taking place which meant I needed a plan B… quickly! I used to live around East Greenwich and had been told that down by the banks of the river there were some really interesting places to shoot. So that’s where I headed.
With a little bit of luck – the sun was shining out some lovely early evening light, and the tide was out revealing some amazing old boats to use as our backdrops – I think this location couldn’t have been more perfect. Matt and Jen are a creative couple who live on a canal boat so it kind of all came together wonderfully. They even brought their cute wee doggie Bowie along and I think he is also going to feature at the wedding :) As well as shooting against the boats, the new flats by the river made for a great place to start. The only thing I worried about is how dirty Jen’s great white shoes became!!