Category Archives: Scottish Wedding Photography

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Last year I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph Molly & Alex’s Wedding in Arisaig on the West coast of Scotland not too far from Fort William.  My Grandmother was born in Edingburgh but I’ve actually been to Scotland more times to photograph weddings than for pleasure and every time it blows my mind with it’s rugged beauty.  One of these days I really must get up there just to walk and enjoy the spectacular countryside.

Molly and Alex were married in the beautiful tiny church in Arisaig and then had a reception at Camusdarach Campsite where they had a marquee and easy access to the white sandy beach over the gorse covered sand dunes.  It was such a beautiful location, who doesn’t enjoy sipping a glass of champers on the beach looking out over the blue sea!  Molly’s bridesmaids wore miss-matching dresses that complimented their bouquets, I love this idea as everyone gets to wear something that really suits them.  The marquee was decorated simply with pretty jars of flowers and was beautifully light and airy.

This post includes one of my favorite group shots EVER.  It proved a little tricky to get eight young children to participate in a group shot with Molly & Alex, the result is definitely not traditional but I love it for all its honesty and a obvious chaos 🙂

Right enough from me….. on to the photo’s…. Thank you Molly & Alex for booking me to photograph your fantastic day!

If you’re planning a Scottish beach wedding and would like some more information please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.

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Emma & Justin were married on the edge of Loch Awe, near Oban in Scotland in a church that looked like a fairy tale castle.  I photographed their wedding the day after I photographed Emily & Andrew’s which meant that after I left Windsor on Friday night I went straight to Euston Station and caught the overnight sleeper to Glasgow.  It was actually really comfortable and I arrived feeling fresh as a daisy (well almost).  This is a bit of an epic blog post because this was an epic day.

Although on the face of it Emma & Justin’s wedding looks fairly traditional there were so many little details that made it their own. For example I will never forget the 2nd Hymn in the church, the organist starts playing and Emma and Justin’s voices could be heard clearly encouraging all their guests to join in singing ‘Don’t worry, be happy’, well if you want Bob Marley at your wedding why not?  Their first dance was unforgettable as well, why have a slow number when you can have a ‘dance off’.

I was only allowed about 7 mins outside the church at the end of the service for portraits and the rest of the day (apart from details and groups of course) was captured completely as it happened.  It rained nearly all day but you’d have never have known it, inside the marquee was the most amazing atmosphere.  The evening ended with a Jazz, Cèilidh (hopefully spelt that right) band and some pretty amazing dancing.

There are more photos on Facebook where you can tag yourself if you wish.

Thanks for having me Emma & Justin I had a blast and also discovered that Scotland is a very beautiful place that I will definitely be returning to for longer as soon as possible.
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I can not recommend the Ceilidh Band ‘Piperactive’ enough.  They describe themselves as the funky “Kick-Ass Celtic” band’, I’d say that’s a pretty fair description. I have no idea how far South they will travel but if you are looking for a band that will get all your guests dancing give them a call.

Please feel free to leave a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts.