Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Finlay Harris

Today I shot some headshots and promo pics for actor Finlay Harris who is staying in the area just now. It was fun doing something a bit different especially after a gruelling schedule last week in Glasgow - more blogging to come on that once I get caught up- and I really enjoyed doing these.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

County Sevens

Spent today with Ally and his under 9 team at the Caithness BFA county sevens in Thurso. They did really well, with 4 wins and a draw in their group, and only lost out on a place in the final after a sudden death play-off. A few of him in action - unfortunately he has inherited my height gene :)

Need to work on the goal celebrations.........

Highland Amateur Cup

Enjoying a quiet weekend off for a change, so was shooting at the Highland Cup game between Castletown and Golspie Stafford. The home side won 1-0, probably slightly against the run of play, but it was a great game, packed with incident and controversy, with a few strange decisions from the man in the middle. Well done to Castletown who progress to the quarter finals. It was a good day for Caithness with 3 teams through to the last 8 ( Castletown, John O Groats and Wick Groats) and one (Halkirk) in a replay next weekend.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cheryl & Andy 13th June

Okay, I'm going back a day now to Saturday. I was very pleased to be photographing the wedding of Cheryl Swanson and Andy Dowie at Blair Castle in Perthshire. Cheryl is from Inverness although they've moved away since we first met. Andy is a footballer with Dunfermline Athletic (and used to be with Rangers, so he was in my good books right away haha). It was a fantastic day. The weather was pretty good all day, although there was heavy rain and thunderstorms later on - after we'd finished shooting I'm glad to say!
I had a great time. It was a really nice wedding, and everyone was in great form. I must admit I was totally exhausted after it though!
The first two were in the Dunkeld Hilton Hotel - about half an hour after I was planning on leaving for the castle...and I'm so glad I waited and turned the room upside down :)
The guys looking cool beforehand....

This lot were trouble......... :-)

Thanks to Cheryl, Andy, and their families for letting me be part of such a great day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Isha & Hiten pre wedding shoot in Glasgow

I'm doing these in the wrong order as I needed to edit these first so starting with Sunday, and Saturday will follow!

I spent a few hours on Sunday with Isha and Hiten, who get married on 27th June. We did a pre wedding shoot in a few locations in Glasgow, and went through all the plans for the wedding. It's going to be so cool. I'm shooting 3 days of events and can't wait! We bumped into Boyzone at one stage and I am very proud to say...I never recognised them :)
In the meantime, a few from Sunday's shoot....

Friday, June 12, 2009

Away again..

Getting ready for travels again - away to Perth tonight, Cheryl & Andy's wedding at Blair Castle tomorrow, then through to Glasgow on Sunday for Isha and Hiten's pre wedding shoot. Should be an awesome weekend!!

6th June Kim & Russell

After flying into Edinburgh on Friday afternoon exhausted after Spain, I then drove up to Aberdeen, as I had a wedding at Drumtochty Castle on Saturday. Kim Nicholl and Russell Gallagher had their wedding there. It's a fantastic location, and was my first time there.

They had a humanist ceremony and it was a fantastic emotional occasion, and yes, I did cry again! We had some great fun shooting around the castle and at the church nearby. Thanks both for a lovely day.

Wedding Workout in Spain

31st May saw me fly out to Malaga in Spain, and then head up into the mountains at Tolox to help teach on the Wedding Workout 2009 course. The course is run by Martin Grahame Dunn, and saw delegates arrive from the UK, Ireland, Denmark and Australia (I think I covered everyone there!). As well as Martin, there were 3 other trainers. Juli Cialone from New York, Michael Gron from Denmark, and myself from little Caithness in the North of Scotland :)

It was a very intense week, with loads of training being covered from pre wedding bridal boudoir, right through to trash the dress. The delegates were an inspiration to me. I was amazed at the slideshow they produced at the end of the Thursday night. They learnt so much in a short time, that I went away totally inspired by them.

The course was held at the beautiful Cerro De Hijar Hotel. It was so hot up there! I went out running and cycled down the mountain into the village and back up one day, and it nearly killed me!

There will be loads of pictures to follow from this adventure but in the meantime - just a bit of fun on the last day. When I get bored I am a bit of a worry :) - spotted a shovel and got Andrew Gransden to shoot this image - thanks Andrew!

I'd like to thank Martin for allowing me the opportunity to help teach on this course and to all the delegates, trainers and models for an awesome but exhausting week!