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Thailand Travel Photography

chiangmai monks

chiangmai travel photography

monk at silver temple thailand

thai monk praying

thailand travel photography

thai people group photography

I’m working through the last of the edits of wedding season before I head off for the last big travel photography project of the year in Laos, next weekend.

It’s been a busy year, and as I fly out next weekend, it will mark the last of 7 overseas projects this year, and my third trip into Thailand of the year.

Despite having been to Thailand many times, my last trip was the first time I had made it to Chiangmai, and it’s definitely a place I would reccommend if you are considering a trip in the near future. I’d specifically reccommend checking out the Silver Temple, a little off the obvious tourist trail, but definitely worth a visit if you’re keen to capture some good images. Be sure to get their early though – if you’d like to see Monks and avoid the heat!

I’ll be working on catching up on some admin over the next week also, if you have questions regarding any projects or are keen to have your wedding albums ready in time for Christmas, now is the time to be in touch!

I’m expecting to be away from next Saturday (07th) and returning on the 20th November, as I expect to be travelling in more remote areas, I don’t expect to have much e-mail access.

Baby Mackay number 2 is also due to make an appearance shortly after I’m back and Santa makes and appearance, so now is the time to get in touch!

 

 

Wedding Albums – What should we choose?

 

Wedding albums are much like weddings –  rarely are two the same nowadays, and what one couple loves will likely not always be to someone else’s taste!

With that in mind I offer a range of wedding albums, designed to help you get an album that you love and that will best complement your images.

I currently offer a range of 4 albums with my packages, all of which are customisable to some extent.  I’m also happy to source a different product should you have seen something elsewhere that you would like instead.

I’ve outlined some of the core information on the albums I offer, and links to where you should be able to find the PDFs with set information on the different albums. You can also send me an e-mail if you need more information.

 

What’s Included in our package?

I offer an album entitlement with most of my wedding packages, in addition to your USB of images and online galleries. This allows you to pick which album you would like, and which images you would like to have in it. You can also customise your album with extra images, or extra pages. Package prices have changed recently but you should find a guide to your album allowance below.

For packages booked pre October 2015

£1,600 package a 20 page Mini Eros, A 20 page Combi Book or a 30 page Layflat Infinity
£1,800 package a 30 page Mini Eros, A 30 page Combi Book or a 40 page Layflat Infinity
£2,000 package a 40 page Mini Eros, A 40 page Combi Book or a 40 page Layflat Infinity (additionally you also have 2 x parents vouchers with this package)

What is the difference between the different albums?

The Mini Eros album is handmade in the UK, and features a range of overlays which frame the prints in the album. It comes in a range of 20, 30 or 40 pages. Each page has an overlay with a variety of different apertures, some with space for one image, and some with space for 2, 3 or 4 on a page. The album page size is approx 10 by 8 inches, with a maximum print size of 8 by 6 inches.

The Mini Eros is available in black or white, and comes with a faux leather cover.

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The Mini Eros Wedding Album

 

  •  The Hera

The Hera is the big sister to the Mini Eros, and like the Mini Eros it uses a range of mounts to frame images into the page. The biggest difference with the Hera is the size of the album, with a page size of approximately 14 by 11 inches and a maximum print size of 12 by 8 inches. If your budget will stretch to it, I’d highly recommend it as it’s a beautiful product!

the hera albu inverness wedding albums

The Hera wedding album

 

The Combi Book is made by the same craftsmen as the Mini Eros and Hera, but rather than utilising mounts to keep the images on the page, prints are applied directly to the album page, making the most of the images.

The Combi Book comes in two sizes, (8 by 6 and 12 by 8 inches) and your choice of a 20, 30 or 40 pages. (The Combi Book option included in package is for a 12 by 8 version of the book.

 

Combi Book wedding album inverness

The Combi Book

 

The Layflat is a press printed book with a unique spine system that allows for images to be spread across two pages with virtually no loss of image on the centre of the page.

With a 12 by 12 inch page size that folds out to a 24 by 12 inch size, the Layflat is a great product when you want to make the most of your key images.

Layflat Coffee Table Book

Layflat Coffee Table Book

 

The Memento is a great additional product to accompany your album, or great as a basic standalone product in its own right. As a digitally press printed book it allows space to have contact sheets of all of your images from the day in addition to a selection of some of your favourite images as larger prints. Due to its size  (A4) it’s also a great product to pop into a handbag and take with you to share with friends and family.

The Memento also makes a great gift for family or bridal party members, with costs from £95 or £75 when ordering multiple copies.

The Memento Book

The Memento Book

 

 

 

How many images can we have in our album?

Each product contains a different number of images, but most are cutomisable.

With the Mini Eros, Hera and Combi Books you have a set number of images which corresponds with the number of pages in your product, so a 20 page would have 20 images and so on.

Additional images can be added at a cost of £5 per extra image, or 10 extra pages can be added at a cost of £95, with 10 additional images.

You can have an unlimited number of images in a Layflat album, presuming there is enough space for the design to hold it.

Can we add an album or extra albums to our package?

Absolutely! Albums can be ordered as standalone products should you wish to add one into your package, or additional albums can be ordered for yourself, friends and family.

Costs of albums vary depending on up to date info from suppliers, but as a guide – current album costs are as below.

30 page Mini Eros – £295

40 page Mini Eros – £395

20 page 12 by 8 inch Combi Book £250

30 page 12 by 8 inch Combi Book £295

40 page 12 by 8 inch Combi Book £395

40 page 12 by 12 inch Layflat: £295

60 page 12 by 12 inch Layflat: £395

The Hera: POA

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Inverness Wedding Photography Costs

Recently engaged and planning your upcoming wedding? Congratulations!

Once the celebrations have calmed down a little you’ll no doubt be getting your notepad out and looking to get an idea about the different costs involved in planning your wedding. There’s a lot to take in – but I’ll be happy to help!

I’ve been photographing weddings for the last 10 years, and have had the pleasure of sharing the day with hundreds of couples during that time. I’m now based in Inverness but I love visiting new venues (and old ones!) and frequently travel throughout Scotland and further afield for weddings.

Wedding photography costs are essentially determined by what you would like to include in a package – that normally covers a certain amount of time on the day and all of the rest of the work that comes either in preparing for the wedding, or the post wedding edits, gallery construction and albums. As photographers we know that everyone has a camera with them at a wedding nowadays – but our skillset is unique, and you can expect us to spend about 6-8 days in total working on your wedding.

It’s great to have images available to share with family and friends after the wedding – so that is included in all of my packages as standard. It can be tempting to hide a USB in a drawer and forget all about it after the wedding, so I also offer a range of wedding albums, wall art products and prints in order to make the most of those important images. Each package also contains a personalised mobile app with up to 40 images of your day – ideal for sharing with friends and family!

You can find a full listing of my pricing for weddings below but if you are planning a small boutique wedding, a midweek celebration or an elopement then please do get in touch, I’d be happy to advise further.

You can also download a PDF with information on my packages hereor send me an e-mail here.

£995
  • - Pre wedding consultation to help plan out your wedding day and advise on the best options for your wedding photos.
  • - Coverage on the wedding day up until the mealtime.
  • - A USB of your images post wedding with licence to print and share images with family and friends.
  • - A password protected online gallery of your images to share with family and friends.
  • - A mobile app of a selection of your images to give a flavour of the day - accessible online or via your mobile device!
  • (£995 package is only availble on select dates and smaller
  • weddings - get in touch for more details)
£1,295
  • – Pre wedding consultation to help plan out your wedding day and advise on the best options for your wedding photos.
  • – Coverage on the wedding from the preparations on the day up until the first few dances.
  • – A USB of your images post
  • wedding with licence to print and share images with family and friends.
  • – A password protected online
  • gallery of your images to share with family and friends.
  • – A mobile app of a selection of your images to give a flavour of the day – accessible online or via your mobile device!
  • – A £100 print credit towards prints, wall art or album products
£1,695
  • - Pre wedding consultation to help plan out your wedding day and advise on the best options for your wedding photos.
  • - Coverage on the wedding from the preparations on the day up until the first few dances.
  • - A USB of your images post
  • wedding with licence to print and share images with family and friends.
  • - A password protected online
  • gallery of your images to share with family and friends.
  • - A mobile app of a selection of your images to give a flavour of the day - accessible online or via your mobile device!
  • - A £100 print credit towards prints, wall art or album products
  • - An additional selection of Black and White images in your edit
  • - A choice between a 30 page Combi Book, Layflat or Mini Eros album
£1,995
  • £1,995
  • - Pre wedding consultation to help plan out your wedding day and advise on the best options for your wedding photos.
  • - Coverage on the wedding from the preparations on the day up until the first few dances.
  • - A USB of your images post
  • wedding with licence to print and share images with family and friends.
  • - A password protected online
  • gallery of your images to share with family and friends.
  • - A mobile app of a selection of your images to give a flavour of the day - accessible online or via your mobile device!
  • - A £100 print credit towards prints, wall art or album products
  • - An additional selection of Black and White images in your edit
  • - A choice between a 40 page Combi Book, Layflat or Mini Eros album
  • - 2 x parents vouchers with a £100 print credit towards prints, wall art or album products
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Isle of Skye Engagement Photos

Jason and Julia first got in touch with me a few weeks ago to enquire about having some engagement photos taken on the Isle of Skye before their wedding in Edinburgh a few days later.

We made a great first connection over Skype, and I was delighted to be asked to come and shoot some images with them on Skye before shooting their Edinburgh elopement.

As first time visitors to Skye I was able to advise on some locations that would work well for their images, and we travelled up from Inverness to head over towards the island, stopping off at some of my favourite locations along the way.

We ended up at one of my favourite coastal spots with views accross to the beautiful Cuillins for our final shots of the day, which is where we shot this image – and I’m now looking forward to heading down to join them in Edinburgh on Monday!

glasgow west end wedding

Alun and Louise – A Cottiers Wedding

I had another double wedding weekend this weekend, with the wedding of Alun and Louise in the West End of Glasgow on Friday before heading up the road for Jess and Mike’s wedding in Inverness on Saturday.

It’s always good to be back in Glasgow, and to have my first time shooting at a wedding that I used to pass almost everyday.

Alun and Louise had a very relaxed day, with no bridal party and a very close group of friends and family joining them as they took their vows and celebrted in style in Cottiers into the small hours.

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