Sunday, July 15, 2007

10th July Edinburgh and Scottish Parliament

Back over to Edinburgh today to shoot more Caithness Stone products, this time in the Scottish Parliament building. It was a great building from a photography point of view. Lots of cool angles and shapes going on.

9th July Belfast

Travelled to Edinburgh overnight to catch a flight to belfast to do some photography for Caithness Stone Industries. They have loads of streets and areas around the city paved with their stone. It was a bit of a flying visit, but good fun and I liked what I saw of the city.

8th July Tulloch Castle Shoot

Just finished editing the pictures from the Tulloch Castle shoot with Todd Nichols. We shot at Tulloch most of the day before heading out to Rogie Falls to finish off with. Jim and Frances from Elske Bridal were there with some lovely dresses as well as Todd and his assistant John, and two models Joanna and Helen.

07-07-07 Most popular wedding date ever

I had an astonishing 14 enquiries from all over the UK for today, as the date proved popular due to the 7,7,7 aspect. Kerry Hughes and Aly Mackay, from Willowbank, Wick were the lucky ones who booked me first though! Unfortunately the day which was supposed to be lucky was a day of non stop rain. That never stopped me though! The wedding was in the Old Parish Church in Wick, with reception at the Portland Arms, Lybster. We went to a very wet Latheronwheel Harbour for about ten minutes, just long enough to get at least a few outdoor shots. This was a great wedding - Aly and his family were close friends when I was growing up so it was great to see them all again, especially my old friend David, who is in Australia now. Kerry was stunning and a natural in front of the camera. I enjoyed it despite the awful day!

07-07-07 Antiques Roadshow

Today the BBC were at the Castle of Mey filming. I was there covering the event for the Castle. It was a day of torrential rain, but a total of 900 people turned up with items for valuation. Michael Aspel was happy to pose for a few pictures as well.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

30th June Dunbeath

Today saw an early start - up at 5.30am to catch a ferry back over to Scrabster. That's the middle of the night for me! Anyway today's wedding was at Dunbeath Church and it was the turn of Gina mackay and Liam Sutherland, who are both local but live in Maryburgh now. It was a beautiful sunny day (yes, too sunny for me!) but we had a good day. We went to Dunbeath and latheronwheel harbours for pictures before heading to Lybster for the reception at the Portland Arms Hotel.

Kirkwall 29th June

Today I travelled over to orkney for the wedding of Elizabeth Leslie and Richard Booth. The couple are from Tankerness. The wedding was at the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, with the reception in the British legion in Kirkwall. The bride arrived in style in horse and carriage. We went to Earl's palace across the road for photographs after the service. It was a lovely day and good fun.