When Laura and William got in touch to ask if they could incorporate their pet dog into their pre-wedding shoot I started to get excited! I loved the idea even more when I heard that their dog Murphy is a St Bernard as the film Beethoven was a childhood favourite of mine!! The shoot took place in the grounds next to Linlithgow Palace on a very bright, sunny day in October. We found some lovely sheltered areas around the loch to begin the shoot. Luckily they had brought a couple of willing assistants along to take Murphy while we were doing the couple photos so there were a good mix of photos with and without Murphy. That way it still gave a good feel for how I’d work on the wedding day.
Laura and William hoped to use a photo from the shoot for their save the date cards as Murphy is a big part of their family! I was impressed that they had done some research and purchased a cute save the date sign to put around Murphy’s neck :-)!! A couple of times Murphy ran off and I had visions of him jumping in the Loch complete with sign around his neck!! Luckily he stayed dry and and very handsome for the photos. I enjoyed doing a shoot that was a little different from usual especially as I’m an animal lover myself. It was funny to think Murphy is about twenty times the size of my little mini-dachshund!!
I was so excited when Ian emailed me to ask if I could photograph his surprise Edinburgh proposal! Him and his girlfriend Hatton were flying over from the US for their Summer holiday and he thought it would be the perfect time. The plan was for me to photograph him proposing to her on the top of Arthur’s Seat! Unfortunately on the day the main road which goes partly up the hill was completely closed which meant I had to hike up from the bottom with my big heavy camera bag!! I captured the beautiful moments just after Ian popped the question and then lots of romantic couple photos around the hill. Such lovely moments for me to capture and for them to look back on over the years.
Below are few of my favourite moments from this surprise Edinburgh proposal –
Had a fantastic pre-wedding shoot with Adele and Grant at Almondell Country Park in West Lothian back in November. The last of the Autumn leaves were still clinging on in some areas and I tried to make the most of the beautiful colours. Looking forward to their wedding at the Dalmahoy in May, I’m sure it’ll be here before we know it!
I was excited when Cheryl & Craig suggested having an Inchcolm Island pre-wedding photography shoot. I’m always keen to go to new and interesting places for shoots, it sounded like a bit of an adventure and a good chance to get to know each other 🙂 . These guys were at ease in front of the camera straight away and did a great job of looking natural. It was nice to have a few lovely locations that we could use all within close proximity. Cheryl and Craig are getting married at Priory Church in South Queensferry followed by Balbirnie House in October, I’m very excited about photographing their big day.
On Sunday I met up with Sophie and James for their South Queensferry pre-wedding shoot. We had a walk around the town stopping off at various locations along the way. Considering they started off a little unsure about being in front of the camera I thought they did a great job of looking relaxed and natural! Amazingly we managed to avoid any rain regardless of the dramatic clouds overhead! Sophie and James are getting married at Holyrood MacDonald Hotel in Edinburgh in two months time, I can’t wait to photograph their big day :-).
Amber and William booked me online a year ago so it was great to finally meet them! We met up for their pre-wedding photography shoot at Polkemmet Country Park. It was ideal as it has lots of nice spots for photography. I had a fun time and by the looks of things they enjoyed it too :-). Amber and William’s great energy and sense of humour really come across in these shots! I can’t wait for their wedding at the Savoy Park Hotel in Ayr this Summer.