Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dunrobin Castle - Lisa & Andrew

One of my favourite venues in the Highlands for todays wedding - the beautiful Dunrobin Castle in Golspie. Lisa Sutherland and Andrew Cowie live in Broxburn, West Lothian, but are both originally from up here. The weather looked a bit dodgy for a while but it turned out to be just perfect, sunshine but heavy clouds as well. The bride got ready at her parents house in Wick before heading to the Castle. The reception was held at the Portland Arms in Lybster.

Susan and Scott - Castle of Mey

31st July saw me shooting an historic occasion, as the Castle of Mey held it's first wedding since 1904. Susan Brass and Scott McColl were married in the Castle's visitor centre before having their photography around the castle grounds and inside the main entrance. The Castle are now offering weddings as part of their service, and I imagine it may be a popular venue, as it is very picturesque and has the added bonus of a royal connection. The reception was at Thurso's Park Hotel. Again - too sunny!! Bit of a theme lately :)

Amanda & Angus

25th July, was the wedding of Amanda Marshall and Angus Sutherland, from Helmsdale. Their wedding was held at the Weigh Inn Hotel in Thurso on a glorious day (far too sunny for my taste!). It was one of those days where there was not a cloud in the sky so squinty eyes all round. We started at Amandas parents home in Helmsdale before heading North. After the ceremony we went down to the shore at Thurso East at the back of Thurso Castle and shot some cool images there. It was nice having a local wedding with very little travelling for a change.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New website

I've just uploaded my new website at, it's not finished but it's getting close. I'd appreciate any feedback on it!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Abigail & Alan, Glenelg

What a location for this wedding on Tuesday 21st July. Glenelg, up near Kyle of Lochalsh on the West Coast. Abigail Poole & Alan Hughes, who are from County Wexford in Ireland, had gone to great trouble to choose the perfect venue for their very intimate wedding service, and boy did they get it right! The weather was a gamble I guess, but it worked out and when I arrived in the morning and walked out the back where the ceremony would be I was well impressed. I had a really great day, amongst friends, having met a few of them already, including Steph and Brian who's wedding I shot in Cyprus back in April. Now people know I can be quite emotional at weddings but this may have been the worst yet haha. It was a very moving ceremony, and I had to hide behind my camera as a few tears were shed, and it was so bad that when I edited the pictures last night I was off again! Anyway, the weather was great, the sunshine was a worry but the clouds came on time and saved the day!! There was a cool falconry display on the shore before dinner, which had to be cut short as the rain started but everyone enjoyed that. After dinner we sneaked off for another photo session as the light was amazing. Thanks to everyone for a great day - every one of them were so friendly and welcoming, and I really had a great time!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Elizabeth and Andy - Cawdor

Elizabeth Mackenzie and Andy Kerr, were married at Cawdor Church on Sunday 19th July. It was a great day - not too sunny for once :) and a lovely wedding to be part of.
Elizabeth got ready at her parents house, which was just beside the church, and this allowed them to walk to the ceremony (despite a lovely Rolls Royce waiting outside!). Elizabeth and Andy then went to nearby Cawdor Castle for their pictures, which was awesome. Nice dark clouds in the sky and a lovely location, and I was getting very excited about the whole thing! We then headed back to the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness for the reception. Some great speeches - particularly Elizabeth's dad who gave the funniest father of the bride speech I've heard in ages :)