The in between moments

At a wedding, you’ll find me always on the move and clicking constantly, come rain or shine. Many of my best shots have been the fly-on-the-wall candid moments in between the must-have...

Visualise

I used to spend all my time visualising how I would photograph a person or a couple in any given location. No matter where I was. I could be on holiday, going down the shops, wherever. It could...

Trees

If you EVER see me do the peekaboo-around-the-tree shot with the bride & groom, you have permission to shoot me. At least twice. Just to make sure. Omg, I can’t even think it. But...

Worth it

Spontaneity and courage can bring so much to a bridal shoot. Like for example walking up a crowded Royal Mile in the middle of Edinburgh, on a Saturday afternoon, in full wedding attire. The...

Time out

At some point during a wedding, I normally ask for 30 minutes alone with the bride & groom. Just 30 minutes? One reason is that I work super quick. Like I practically run from one location to...

Master of all trades

I’m not sure wedding photographers can get away with being a one trick pony any more. There was a time when it was considered rather impressive to be a master of one particular style of...

KISS

Keep It Simple Stupid. When you focus on getting the basics right, you’re halfway to capturing stunning bride & groom pictures. Get your location sorted, your lighting sorted and your...

Doing the Hitchcock thing

Me doing the Hitchcock thing. He couldn’t resist a cameo in the movies he directed either. Actually this one was accidental. Most of them are. I don’t make a habit of making the...

Back to front

I did it back to front. I had kids first, got married second. My son Samuel (7) was my bestman. But who cares what order you do things these days? I’m not saying that there’s no value...

Forest Light

This is one of my favourite wedding pictures from one of my favourite weddings of 2017. There’s something indescribably magical about sunlight streaming through leaves and branches. Magical...

Kind words

” We booked David because he did such an amazing job of photographing my sister’s wedding way back when! And those photos are still taking pride of place in our families homes today!...

King Kenny

It’s not everyday the father of the bride is one of your boyhood heroes. I remember the day Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish gave his beautiful daughter Kelly away at an intimate church ceremony...

Kind words

”¬†We were looking on the internet for ‘images’ of the George Hotel, Edinburgh for wedding ideas and every picture I liked seemed to be by David so we got in touch. From there on...

What if it rains?

You could argue that the title to this blogpost is missing a word. Right at the very start of the sentence. And that word is ‘So’. Because one of the keys to a joyous, uplifting,...

Carefree

There’s no doubt about it, in my 18 years as a professional photographer of people, both weddings and portraits, I’ve found that the more carefree you are about having your picture...

Kind words

” I LOVE them! I can’t believe what beautiful work you do, it’s absolutely mind-blowing. You are our favourite photographer of all time and I’ll refer you until the cows...

More kind words

Why did you choose David Ho as your photographer? Our wedding venue, Dundas Castle, recommended 4 photographers to us based on previous work and referrals from couples who had gotten married...

Kind words

” Hi David Happy to give you some feedback. We chose you to be the one to capture out special day because we loved the contemporary mix of photojournalism and formal styles that you...

Groupshots

Every time I’ve talked a couple into NOT ditching the groupshots, they’ve always ended up incredibly grateful afterwards. I just don’t think it’s something you should...

How to get good

I’ve always said that the best training any photographer can get is not college diplomas, online courses or watching Youtube videos. It’s to go out and actually do it. Over and over....
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