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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Let it go

I get that the wedding dress is something very, very special and that you want to look (and the dress to look) a million dollars standing at the top of the aisle. I get that. But don’t let...

Threesomes sometimes work

If there’s ever a third party in the relationship, then it really deserves to be photographed with you. In all seriousness, pictures which are made unique and individual by the inclusion of...

Nail the confetti shot

Nail the confetti shot. And the signing of the register. And the family groups. And the first kiss. And the cake shot. And the dancing. And the ring shot. Actually nail every shot. And do it with...

Cambridge boys

I traveled all the way to Cambridgeshire to photograph this picture of the boys. Then I drove all the way home again…once I had photographed the entire wedding of course 🙂 I’m always...

The bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond

I’ll travel anywhere in the world to photograph a beautiful wedding. In one sense, the world’s a small place really. Everywhere is only an airplane ticket away. But if you ask me...

The spice of life

Variety is the spice of life! So they say. And it’s true. When it comes to weddings, in my 18 years as a professional photographer, I’ve covered more than my fair share of wedding...

A picture paints a thousand words

A picture paints a thousand words. I believe that every photograph is a reflection of the photographer who took it – his personality, his manner, his way with people and his creativity....

Go for it

In my 18 years as a wedding photographer, I’ve found that the best pictures happen when brides & grooms jump into the photography process with both feet. Don’t overthink it....

Make time

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time seems to just disappear on a wedding day. It catches everyone off guard every single time and throws them into a complete tizz. And it always starts...

I want to look spontaneous

The thing is, I can’t make anyone look ‘spontaneous’. Not if they’re not feeling it. I don’t have a magic jar of ‘spontaneity’ dust to sprinkle on...
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