It is rather nice working at a wedding that is just around the corner from home! Kirsty & Tim were married at New Kilpatrick Church in Bearsden, a beautiful church tucked away behind the village centre. It was another beautiful day, in fact probably the warmest day of the summer and it was September ... it's been a strange summer weather wise. Anyhoo, after the ceremony it was onto Mar Hall Hotel to the west of Glasgow, I photograph quite a few weddings at Mar but I don't think I have seen their pavilion looking so good. They have upgraded the lighting with large chandlers and fairy lights completely covering the canopy above. It looked great especially after dark.
These are a few of favourite photos from the day, if you were a guest at the wedding and you would like to see a few more, please get in touch.
A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of being involved with Kerry & Martin's wedding at Oran Mor in Glasgow's West End. Oran Mor is one of my favourite venues in Glasgow especially in the Autumn when the day light fades just that wee bit earlier.
Both Kerry & Martin used the Hilton Grosvenor across the road from Oran Mor to get ready, so it was just an easy stroll in the lovely autumn sunshine to meet their guests at Oran Mor. This was a very relaxed day, they didn't want to stress anybody out or deprive their guests of dinner so the speeches were short and the wine kept flowing.
As it was such beautiful day we managed to head over to the Botanics for one or two portrait photos (no easy task on a sunny day, with hundreds of people using the gardens), but the picture they specifically asked for was the street scene at dusk outside Oran Mor. This is not always possible but the weather allowed us in the evening to head outside and create the moving traffic Bride and Groom photograph.
These are a few of my favourite photos, if you were a guest at the wedding and you would like to see a few more, please contact me.
Catrina and Andrew were married at Lunga House a beautiful country house near Craobh Haven in Mid Argyll between Oban and Lochgilphead.
There were a few firsts for me at this wedding ....
It was the first outdoor wedding I had photographed in the rain! Catrina and Andrew were really keen on being outside, there is nothing wrong with using umbrella's during a ceremony.
Catrina was the first bride I had photographed wearing red heals.
Finally and probably the funniest part of the day, the cake tried to make an exit whilst Catrina and Andrew were cutting it! The look on Catrina's face says it all, the shock soon turned to laughter though as they retrieved the tiers from the floor.
Overall another great day at Lunga House, the rain gave way to a beautiful evening resulting in some great portraits at sunset down by the water, a lovely way to end a lovely day.