Weddings

Theatre

A wedding is pure theatre. You’re up on stage with a supporting cast, all dressed to the nines, in front of an adoring audience. So how best to give them a performance and experience to remember? Be you. Just like a stage actor looking to sweep their audience along with their story, don’t force it. […]

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Make time

Provided you’ve set aside enough time for the bride & groom photo-shoot, and you know that your guests are en route to the drinks reception where they’ll be well taken care of with music, canapes and champers, you can focus on immersing yourself fully in the photography. Let your hair down, relax, have fun and […]

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The boys

Give me a kilt all day long! But I’ll tell you this, a perfectly tailored suit takes some beating in the men’s fashion stakes. I remember pretty vividly lying on my tummy in the middle of the road to take this shot. The slope of the road and my camera angle gave a cool perspective […]

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Ego

I don’t care much for awards or accolades or being part of ‘the crowd’. For the most part, I keep myself to myself and as far away from self congratulatory and gossip forums masquerading as professional associations as possible. You see, putting your work out there confidently for the world to see is one thing, […]

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Black & white

Love my black & whites! If there’s anything more striking than a beautifully crafted silhouetted black & white image, I’ve yet to see it. Damn hard to nail it, mind you! Your biggest hurdle to overcome is flare, what with shooting into the light. But if you crack that particular nut and get the exposure […]

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Shooting the bride

Setting aside enough time for a bridal photo-shoot at the getting-ready stages is absolutely vital. An hour in front of the camera (when fully ready) is ideal. And in the morning is the best time to do it. Leaving it til later in the day never works out. Trust me on that, I’ve seen it […]

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Lord of the Rings

It’s one of those rare moments of the wedding day when, as a photographer, you get free rein to do whatever you like! You have the couple’s wedding bands in the palm of your hand and the next ten minutes are all yours. Think quick, work quicker, be different and make the bride & groom […]

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Stirling Castle

I can’t think of a wedding which I’ve photographed at Stirling Castle which I didn’t absolutely love. And I’ve shot loads. It’s such an imposing historic setting which has a special place in the heart of every Scot. And in a funny way, just being in the grounds of the castle, affects my mood when […]

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My kind of couple

Fireworks are tricky to pull off at the best of times. But having a bride & groom who are willing to stand where you ask them to (even if it means being a little bit away from the guests) and perhaps to kiss on cue (even when it means missing a few seconds of the […]

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To flash or not to flash?

I’m pretty sure I shot this entire wedding without a flash. That’s not to say that you don’t need to know how to use one. Just that, you don’t always need to whip it out. There are 3 things you need to have in your arsenal if you want to become great at wedding photography […]

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