Lisa & Stephen's - Pre-Wedding Shoot

Lisa & Stephen are getting married this month at Sheildhill Castle in Biggar! We had a cracking walk around the vicinity of Chatelherault Country Park  it's really nice around there, if you've never been then you should! The guys weren't one's for licking each others faces in public or as Lisa calls it 'PDA' (Public displays of Affection) haha! But let's face it, who is!

I don't 'hard pose' to be fair, my style is very easy going, but there's always going to be a certain amount of awkwardness, you're turning up to meet a stranger with a camera! It's a little awkward for me too to begin with! As soon as we get chatting though it just turns into a nice walk in the fresh air with a few photos taken here and there. (I hope so anyway lol)

Some pictures of the awesome Lisa & Stephen :)

 

Kirstie & Roy - The Strone & Luss Village Hall

First stop was to hang out at Glenview in Luss while Kirstie & her entourage prepped themselves for the days events and as far as I could tell it was a very relaxed atmosphere with everyone taking things in there stride! After capturing the goings on in the Glenview I ran around the back to say hello to Roy for a bit who I think was a little more nervous than Kirstie! I could be wrong! 

Literally a stone's throw from the Glenview was the ceremony venue The Strone, a picturesque 5* holiday home in the heart of the beautiful village of Luss, as I walked down the drive of The Strone I actually wondered where the heck they were going to stage a ceremony and indeed if they'd even started setting up! Then, as I poked my head around the corner I saw what could only be described as a secret garden, beautifully set up for an intimate ceremony and very much ready for the guests to start arriving! I captured it, along with all the personal touches, had a brief chat with the awesome Sheila Lawtie (Sheila humanist celebrant) and headed back to Kirstie, who was pretty much ready for the short walk from Glenview to the The Strone

A perfect ceremony (although gatecrashed by a wasp for 20 seconds!) Followed by drinks in the garden, a gourmet buffet meal (which looked amazing), speeches, a walk to the pier and then a party into the wee hours with a surprise appearance by Drums & Roses!

Some pictures :)

 

Lorna & Johannes - Catholic Chaplaincy of the University of Glasgow

In circumstances where one of the couple take time to explain within their initial enquiry, in intricate detail, all about their upcoming day, their expectations and with finesse!

All I need to do is blog that and the pictures, so here we are :)

Lorna wrote:

 I understand that it's quite last minute now and assume that it's unlikely that you will still be available for the date in summer next year, but my fiance and I just got engaged recently and can't wait to get married, so, we hope with some luck that you might happen to have that particular date free! We will be getting married at the Catholic chaplaincy of the university, a very special place to us as it's where we met, and all of the surrounding areas of the university and west end hold wonderful memories for us, especially since we now live in England for work and study. I'm Scottish and my fiance is German/American (and most of our friends are international) so we will be having a big fusion of cultures. Both of us have fairly big musical families, who are really important to us, so assuming that they can all come there should be around 100-130 guests there. It will be very 'home-made' with lots of contributions from all of our friends and family. For us, the religious service is the main aspect of the day, but we think that weddings should be joyful celebrations and I hope that every guest will have a lot of fun. I don't want our wedding photographs to just document the people who were there and what they were wearing; I want them to capture all of the emotions, the personalities and essence of the day and for them to be beautiful pieces of art for us to treasure and pass on. I love how candid and natural your style is and how it seems to catch all of the little moments and expressions, the movement and the joy. I think it would be perfect for us. Please let us know if you are available and interested in working with us.

And of course I was intrigued AND interested to document such a day!

The pictures -