When I was first accepted in to the Master Photographer’s Association it felt like an triumph. I had been scrutinised on the way I ran my business, my professional standards, and had a body of my work judged. Only if I made the pass mark would I be admitted as a qualified member. Success was not assured. Achieving membership had been a personal and professional
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Scotland is a great place to get married. It has amazing scenery, culture, hospitality, and of course, castles. It seems the rest of the world has become aware of this and are coming in increasing numbers. In the last year I have photographed couples from Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Hong Kong. That doesn’t include the ex-pat Scots returning home just to get married.
Megan and Andrew got engaged over the Christmas holidays. Having moved away from Edinburgh for work, Megan thought it would be nice to do an engagement photoshoot while visiting. Where better than Calton Hill? It has it all; the impressive columns of the National Monument, views of all of Edinburgh’s skyline, and that view down Princes Street you always see on the news. However, the
I am extremely pleased to announce that I have been accepted in to the Master Photographer’s Association. The reason I am so pleased is that this is one of the best and most difficult photographers’ groups to get in to. Before I could even join as a probationary member I had to provide professional references. I then used their mentoring programme and was assigned Dave
Summer is a bad time for a wedding photographer to keep up to date with his blog. A better bet is have a look at what I have been posting on Facebook. As an option for couples I now offer to put some of the official photos on Facebook the next day. I have found couples love this for a few reasons; they get to
Eilidh and Alan had chosen to be married in St Columba’s Free Church of Scotland, at the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, early on a Friday afternoon. I probably don’t need to tell anyone how popular the the Royal Mile is with tourists, or just how close we were to the castle. If the place wasn’t busy enough when we arrived, it certainly
I had already met Yvonne and Tim near to the wedding venue for their engagement photo shoot (see earlier blog entry). After the shoot we took the opportunity to visit the church and reception venue together. It is always useful, if possible, to visit venues with couples. That way we can choose photo locations together and make sure that I understand the timings of the
Selina and Andy have already left a great review on Facebook and Google+. I thought it was about time I posted a few photos. Selina and Andy were married in the impressive St Andrew’s in the Square in Glasgow. An 18th century category A listed former church and now Glasgow’s Centre for Scottish Culture. It is a magnificent building inside and out. This being Glasgow
Before they were married Yvonne and Tim wanted to do a pre-wedding photo-shoot. These are great to give you some practice in front of the camera and to get some photos that can be used on a signing-board for guests on the wedding day. Yvonne, Tim, and I went to the beach at Elie in Fife, which was very close to the wedding venue. We
Danielle and Calum had their wedding and reception in the Grange Manor Hotel in Grangemouth, Falkirk. They had been planning their Christmas wedding for some time and while they didn’t get snow they did have a Christmas tree and decorations. It all felt pretty christmassy, which is a good vibe to start a wedding with. I began by photographing the bride and her party in