Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Jennifer & Craig, Pre-wedding Shoot

On Sunday I was off to South Queensferry for the pre-wedding shoot of Jennifer and Craig.
After a morning of rain and clouds, the weather did a Scottish turn and gave us sunshine and warmth for our shoot.
Jen and Craig seem so happy and relaxed in each other's company - it's obvious to anyone who meets them why they are such a perfect match. Craig has just finished a 3-year tour of Britain as Joseph in "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" so he and Jen are finally enjoying spending some well-earned time together... once the stag and hen weekends are over.
Jen and Craig, you were such a joy to photograph - we are really looking forward to capturing your wedding in little over a month from now!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Sophie & Tim, Pre-wedding shoot

From the first contact we had with Sophie, it was always clear she and Tim were going to be a lot of fun to be around and their pre-wedding photo session certainly confirmed this.
We decided to take the photos in the grounds in front of their house and despite their claims of being a bit camera shy, they were so lovely and easy to photograph.

After sending them the photos, we got a lovely email from Sophie:
"First and foremost, thank you so very much for the beautiful pictures!! You took two people who are not that comfortable in front of a lens and still managed to get natural and personal photos that bring a smile to our faces - I am so glad you will be there to capture our wedding day! (...)"

We are so pleased to be part of this exciting journey with Sophie and Tim and really look forward to photographing their wedding next summer at Dundas Castle.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Rachel & Tom, Borthwick Church and Dalkeith

From the first time we met Rachel and Tom, we had a feeling theirs was going to be a stunning wedding and a lot of fun to photograph -and boy were we right!

We already knew Rachel is beautiful, but capturing her getting ready along with her (equally beautiful) maids, flowergirls and family, it felt like we could just point the camera and shoot, and the photos would look great.

Having lived in London, Rachel and Tom were keen to have a touch of London at the wedding, and what could be more symbolic of London than an old Routemaster bus, transporting the guests to and from the church?

After the service in lovely Borthwick Church, we took advantage of the beautiful green backdrop behind the church to capture a few images of the newlyweds, before heading back to Dalkeith to join the guests in the colourful garden of Rachel's parents. Bathed in warm, Scottish summer light and with awesome canapes provided by Wilde Thyme, the reception was buzzing with laughter and conversation.

The buzz continued as guests were seated in the beautifully decorated marquee (Planet Flowers having worked their signature magic with the table decorations) and treated to dinner and three very funny speeches, with anecdotes it will takes us a long time to forget (but that we couldn't possibly divulge here!)

As the couple took to the dancefloor, accompanied by the brilliant The Capitals, they were watched and cheered along by the entire room, all of whom seemed intent on making it a night to remember, as they soon filled to floor to dance the night away.

We are really pleased that we have got to know such lovely people and loved being a part of this brilliant day. We wish Rachel and Tom a lifetime of love and happiness and look forward to showing them the rest of the photos when they return from honeymoon.