Thursday, July 30, 2009

11th July - Peebles

I stayed down in Edinburgh after the Dalhousie wedding, to shoot another one at Peebles. This was the wedding of Lucie Goodman and Chris Goater, who now live in Amsterdam. What an awesome day I had! was way too sunny :)

Lucie got ready at her mums house in Peebles, along with her very entertaining, if slightly mad bridesmaids. The wedding was at St Peters Church in Peebles, and it was a great service, involving a full choir, which made the whole church vibrate during the hymns. Awesome feeling, and I may have had a tear in my eye...maybe.... :)

After church we did some group pictures down on Tweed Green, before heading up to the fantastic Neidpath Castle for the reception and photography session. What a venue! It's not a ruin, but it's not exactly lived in either - so it has a fantastic run down kind of look to it, with so many great spots to photograph. I checked it out the day before and was very excited about this one! I wasn't disappointed (despite the sunshine threatening to ruin a good day), and we got some amazing images outside and inside. The evening finished off with the best first dance I have ever photographed. Well done both!! And thank you!
Blue Steel anybody......

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

9th July Dalhousie Castle

I travelled down to Edinburgh for the wedding of Lori Grant and Colin Mackenzie, who are from Falkirk. They chose the fantastic Dalhousie Castle as their venue, and it was a stunning choice! Guess what...? It was too sunny! If I hear one more person tell me it's been a crap summer..... :)
Anyway - Lori got ready at the castle, with her crazy bridesmaids, and we got some fun shots as they got ready. The ring bearer was an owl, which was pretty cool! We did some cool shots around the castle, including one slightly mad shot with the couples car, which isn't ready for public viewing yet :)

Julie & George 4th July

Julie Baker and George (Tam) Dunnett, were married at Ormlie Lodge, Thurso on 4th July. My first local wedding in about 9 months, so it was great not having to travel any distance! Started off at Julie's parents on Millbank Road for some getting ready shots, before heading up to Ormlie.

It was a lovely day...but guess what? Too sunny! Some lovely features around Ormlie Lodge for photography, and we did manage to find some shade so it worked out well. The reception was at the Weigh Inn Hotel.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Client Login Link

Due to a small technical hitch, the client login button has disappeared from my website. In the meantime use this link ---> CLIENT LOGIN

New site up and running soon!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Website back up and running!

Apologies for the website being down over the weekend, it's back up and running again. The new one will be launched soon!

It's been a hectic week or two, so apologies for the lack of updates, many weddings to come soon!!

Saturday I was at Urquhart Castle and Sunday I was at Cawdor, and only got home late last night. I've another wedding up at Glenelg near Kyle of Lochalsh tomorrow, so I'm away again this evenin. I seem to be living out of a suitcase these last 2 months, but it's been fantastic, I've met some amazing people and shot some great weddings at lovely venues. I'll post some new images later this week as I get caught up with things, but here's one of my faves from yesterday of the stunning bride Elizabeth! - taken at Cawdor Castle. Just a quick 2 minute edit to see how it looked.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Captiv8 Website

The Captiv8 website is down at the moment as I am changing host and it should be back up and running early next week. In the meantime any enquiries to or call 08000 699169 / 07789 557586
A new website is being created as well, which will be bigger and better than ever before, with a range of new amazing products and services.
Watch this space!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Isha & Hiten Day Four

On to the wedding itself today, and what a day. I started at 7am and eventually finished shooting dancing pictures close to 12.30am on Sunday! Very exhausting day but much fun. Lots of great colour and spectacle around. We started with getting ready shots at One Devonshire Gardens, a beautiful hotel in the West End, before heading into the city centre for some shots (and a parking ticket grrrr) before heading to the wedding venue - the amazing Oran Mor.
These are just a snippet of the many images taken on the day.

Getting ready.....



First Dance....

Isha & Hiten Day Three

Friday's events were at the lovely One Up venue in Royal Exchange Square. It began with the Grah Shanti ceremony.

Then in the evening it was time for the Sangeet party. Much music and dancing. Man did this group know how to celebrate. The place was bouncing all night! Awesome atmosphere!
Oh and 5D mk2 was unbelievable for these low light shots!