Weddings

Big & bold

As much as I love quiet, discreet black & white imagery that packs an emotional punch, I can’t resist the lure and the sheer WOW factor of the big, the bold and the beautiful! The all singing, all dancing set piece bridal portrait or the knock-out bride & groom shot. It’s not lost on me […]

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The quiet ones

Quiet moments often make for powerful pictures. That’s why I’m always, always on the move, even throughout the ceremony. Ministers never believe me when I tell them that I will deploy my cat like ninja skills acquired through 18 years of silently negotiating church pews. I am practically invisible. They’re worried I’ll detract from the […]

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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 wedding shots. The moments when no one really expects you to be clicking. The real storytelling shots. Especially when it’s persisting down with […]

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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 be a library, an office block, a bus station a travel lodge, a crowded high street in […]

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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 speaking of trees, I just had to make use of this particular one. It’s a magnificent specimen. It’s ancient (elm or […]

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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 entrance to the box office of the Edinburgh Festival looked colourful, crazy and inviting, so why not?! And I get that […]

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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 another. I know what I want and I don’t hang around! Secondly, I’m acutely aware that I want […]

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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 wedding photography, be it a fly-on-the-wall, documentary style or a hyper glamourous, editorial style. But these days, if you can’t […]

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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 exposure sorted. Get all the technical stuff sorted! That includes lens choice, angle of view, composition. All that should be second nature anyways. Have plenty […]

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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 getting-ready stages of a bride’s wedding day all about me! It’s a nice shot. I timed it well enough. I just didn’t […]

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