Monday, October 26, 2009

Kim and Colin, Thurso West Church

Thurso West Church for this one, a rare local wedding. Another day of heavy rain spoiled the plans to shoot at Thurso Castle although we did get a few minutes on the driveway. The bad weather restricted us to pictures in the church, which was a shame. The reception was at the Weigh Inn, Thurso.

St Machars Cathedral Wedding

Lynette Ironside and Ryan Fraser of Lossiemouth, were married at St Machars Cathedral, Aberdeen, with the receptioon held at the Marcliffe Hotel. The Friday on the way down most of the Moray area was flooded so it was a bit of a trek to get to Aberdeen, but I got there in one piece! Saturday was another very wet day, and another day where the prayers worked and the sun came out at the right time! We even managed 5 minutes on the beach.

29th August Achnagairn House Wedding

Catching up on a wee backlog on the blog again! 2 months to be exact!
So Achnagairn was the chosen venue of Linda Barr and Ian Slater from Motherwell. They chose a humanist ceremony, which was very moving as well as very funny! The day threatened to be an indoor affair, as the rain was coming down and it was very dark overhead. However we were very lucky as it cleared up and allowed us to get outside in some sunshine for the photography.
Another great day at one of my favourite venues!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Christmas Portrait Shoots from Captiv8 Photography!

Once again it's time to start thinking about Christmas presents, and what could be better than a professional studio or location portrait shoot. Grandparents love a framed print of the children, or a beautiful canvas wrap, ready to hang on the wall. We have a whole range of great products for this year! How about booking a portrait session and surprise your partner on Christmas day with a stunning piece of art, or even an album or coffee table book from your shoot. These can be done in studio, in your own home, or on location somewhere special to you. Don't have children? How about a special pet? We do some amazing animal portraits which can make a great addition to your home.

With prices starting at an amazing £25 for a session, this is great value for money. Email us for more details and to book your session!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Looking for a creative person to join me

I'm currently looking for someone to come onboard on a casual basis, helping out with various things, including graphic design work. Ideally it would suit someone with a creative flair, who has experience in Photoshop or similar software. It would only initially be a few hours per week, but could lead to other things. For more information email me at

Monday, October 05, 2009

Another Tale of Woe from a couple who chose the wrong photographer

This story from the Daily Mail - my personal feelings on this are that the couple booked on price and not quality. They get £1500 compensation, but they can't get the day back. It's so important to choose carefully with something as important as your wedding photography. You only get one chance to capture these emotions and special moments, so you need an experienced and qualified photographer and not just someone with a cheap pricetag. You need to see samples of complete weddings and really get a feel for the standard of photographer you are booking. Price is important as everyone has a budget, but the standard of work is more important.
Daily Mail Story