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Strathpeffer Pavilion Wedding Fair

I’ll be exhibiting at the Strathpeffer Pavilion Wedding fair tomorrow and to celebrate I’ve teamed up with MacKenzies’ to offer a mini break in Strathpeffer. It’s technically aimed at newly engaged couples but we’re generous, anyone can enter.

The prize consists of:

– 1 night’s accomodation for two at Linnmhor House, a beautiful luxury Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the Highlands.

– Lunch for two the following day at MacKenzies in Strathpeffer.

– A mini Whisky tasting course at Celtic Spirits.

To enter you need to head to head to my Facebook Page here and like and comment on the post to nominate yourself or a friend!

The winning entry will be notified by Friday 09th January.

And if you’re recently engaged then why not come along to the Pavilion between 12 – 4pm tomorrow to see what they, and I can offer for your wedding plans!

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My two favourite photos of 2014

I get asked often as a photographer what my favourite image is and it’s normally a pretty impossible one to choose.

I did managed to narrow my choices down a little to pick out my favourite image of 2014 but felt I needed to choose two, partly because of the stories associated with where and how they were shot!


The Lady on the Road to Ba Be Lake

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I shot this first image of the Lady on the Road to Ba Be Lake of the first of my two trips into Vietnam in April of this year. I was travelling down to Ba Be Lake to shoot for one of my NGO clients along with a guide and the driver who had collected us from Hanoi. We decided to stop for lunch on the road on the way down, and taking a little wander around the few houses we had stopped by, I came across this lady and her family. It was one of those great experiences you have when travelling when you don’t quite know what to expect but you find little moments of magic in the most unexpected of places. I loved shooting some images of this lady, and interacting with her and her family. We couldn’t speak the same language but we shared plenty of smiles!


Richard and Kelly – A Heathy Lea Wedding

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Richard and Kelly were married in August and had wedding reception at Heathy Lea, a beautiful venue on the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire.

I had first met Richard and Kelly briefly the year below when they were guests at the wedding of Sian and Shankar at Cameron House in Loch Lomond. They had got engaged the day before, and I was delighted when they got in touch a few months later to ask if I would be able to come and capture their wedding photos for them!

They had done an incredible job of styling their wedding, which as a photographer makes the day so much fun to photograph, and they also had a lot happening throughout the day, meaning there was plenty for guests to do and for me to see!

The tree in the photo sits on the Chatsworth Estate just in front of Heathy Lea, and the rope swing in the photo was well visited by their guests throughout the day.  This frame was shot with the very last light of the day when the moon was out (top right of the frame), and it was a shot I was delighted to get.

2015 should be an exciting year, as we look to get settled into Inverness as a family, and I’m looking forward to being out and about photographing new projects and finding some new spaces to work in. If you’re in need of a photographer then I’d be delighted to hear from you, and in the meantime, Happy New Year!

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Planning a 2015 wedding?

Are you planning a wedding in Inverness or the Highlands and Islands for 2015?

If you are recently engaged, or just getting around to planning your wedding day, congratulations!

I appreciate that there can be a lot to organise, and will be happy to help advise as to how to make the most of your day, as a photographer with 10 years of experience photographing weddings throughout Scotland I’ve seen some of the best, (and a few of the worst!) ideas and suppliers to help make the most of your wedding celebrations.

Of course I’ll also be happy to advise how I can help you make the most of your memories with beautiful wedding photographs, the one thing you are left with when the wedding is all done!

Get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

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Congratulations Anne and Luke

I was shooting my last frames of the year on Friday, at the wedding of Anne and Luke.

The wedding ceremony took place in St Andrews church in Glenrothes, followed by a mad dash to Fernie Castle for the reception. With it being November and the weather being truly Scottish it was a bit of a rush to make the most of the daylight, but we managed!

Congratulations Anne and Luke and thanks for having me share the day with you both, I’m looking forward to getting into your edit.

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An Isle of Skye Pre Wedding Photo Session

Monica and Daniel got in touch to ask if I would be able to take them on a mini tour of some of my favourite parts of Scotland, the capture some beautiful images and celebrate their engagement.

They had come over from the States for a weeks holiday and when our initial plans were put out by the weather we headed for a mini road trip up from Eilean Donan Castle before making our way through Lochalsh and onto the Isle of Skye.

Here’s a sneak peek of my favourite shot, with more to come later!

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Ross and Samantha’s Beautiful Coylumbridge Wedding

Samantha and Ross were married yesterday at the Hilton Hotel in Coylumbridge.

We managed to get lucky with the weather, meaning that the ceremony could be conducted by the riverside on the grounds of the hotel and we could make the most of the grounds for the wedding photographs.

I’m looking forward to getting into the edit, but it’s going to need a lot of coffee!

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An Edinburgh Post Referendum Wedding

I was in Edinburgh today at St Andrews and St Georges West Edinburgh for the fantastic wedding of Christina and Jonathan.

It was an interesting day to be in Edinburgh, with news trickling through of the referendum result, the fact that Christina and her bridesmaids and parents were getting ready in a hotel next to the Scottish Parliament made it even more interesting as she was interviewed on leaving the hotel by a passing news crew.

I was particularly pleased to be with Christina and her family, having previously shot two of her cousins weddings and another one booked in for next year, I feel like part of the family!