Anne & Dave's Engagement Session, Dalduff Farm, Ayrshire

I've been wanting to photograph a wedding at Dalduff Farm for a couple of years now, I love it's rustic look. So what better way to take a look around than to couple it up with an engagement session for Anne and Dave, who get married there in September. Dalduff Farm didn't disappoint; rustic - yes, nooks and crannies - oh yes, plenty of places to explore and get lost - hell yeah!

The kids and their gorgeous husky joined us too so we kicked off with some family photos too. Here's a sneak peek of what we got up to and if you reach the bottom, there's a slideshow of the entire shoot.

The Slideshow - turn up the volume, sit back and relax!

The Mills Family, Cuningar Loop, Glasgow

I love going to places I've never been before and Cuningar Loop was one of those places. An amazing space to get lost in with plenty of places to take some lovely family photos. I'd photographed Fiona and Jonathan's wedding around six years ago and also caught up with their son Charlie when he was nearly two years old. It was my first time meeting Gabby and both her and Charlie were amazing to photograph. Lots of smiles and complete posers!

Here is a small selection to show you what we got up to.

Scotland Wedding Elopement, Elgol & Loch Coruisk, Skye

When my family jetted off to Portugal for a week I was unable to join them as I had weddings to photograph at either end of the week. So I decided to take a camper van to Skye with my dog Emily for a few days in between. Then, unexpectedly, my friend Rosie from Love Skye Photography asked me for some help.

Rosie photographed Rona and Darran's wedding on the Saturday at Coruisk House, but unfortunately, the weather was so bad that they never made it over to Loch Coruisk. And so Rosie hatched a cunning plan. She was due to photograph another couple at Loch Coruisk on the Tuesday and asked me if I would mind photographing Rona and Darran. I immediately jumped at the chance as I'd always wanted to go on the Misty Isle boat trip! And Rona and Darran were delighted as it meant they got the photos they so wanted. Win win.

Rona and Darran were staying in a delightful little cottage just up from the shore at Elgol. So we met them there for some photos down on the rocks overlooking the Cuillin Mountains. Before long the midges had set upon us and we got eaten alive! So off we went to join Rosie's other couple on the Misty Isle boat, dousing ourselves in midge repellent.

On the way over, out of nowhere, the rain poured down and we were left wondering if this was going to happen or not. But they seemed to be just heavy showers as we sailed past seals lounging on the rocks. As we approached our mooring point, the heavens opened once more. We stayed on the boat for a good twenty minutes before the rain stopped and then we went for it. A little window of opportunity was greeted by an amazing break in the weather as we clambered over rocks to Loch Coruisk. Definitely a bucket list item ticked off the list for me.

As we all climbed back on board the Misty Isle, we were served hot drinks and a piece of shortbread, a welcome snack on a cold and damp day. And we were almost greeted with a sight of dolphins on the way back, only to find they were porpoises. 

Rona and Darran, you were an absolute delight to photograph and I'm so happy I was able to help out and capture you both in a place you love. It was a pleasure to have met you both and it was a day I'll never forget.

Oh and if you're wondering how Emily spent the day, Rosie's family borrowed her and took her on a huge walk.

2016: A year of wedding photography in Scotland

2016 has, quite simply, been off the scale. I spent a good few hours today going through each and every wedding I've photographed this year and I became emotionally involved all over again. I witnessed so much love and laughter and oh so many friendships. I heard beautiful stories about the lives of people I barely knew. I laughed and I cried many times. My heart overwhelmed with emotion. And best of all, I get to stand there and capture those very moments. Because I'm not just a photographer, I'm a human being and it's impossible for your fabulous days not to affect me.

I have been incredibly lucky to have joined so many of you at some of the most beautiful places across Scotland including Kinkell Byre, Kirknewton Stables, Glenfinnan House Hotel, Killearn Village Hall, Ardoch, Aberdour Castle, Loch Lomond Arms Hotel, Pollokshields Burgh Hall, Solsgirth House, Doune Castle and many more.

Thank you so much to all my brides and grooms for letting me into your lives to capture your amazing days, for believing in me and for giving me so much to capture to enable me to tell your stories.

I give you a glimpse of what 2016 looked like from where I was standing.

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Scotland Wedding, St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow

After a week of gale force winds and torrential rain, Saturday's weather with its blue skies and sunshine was very welcome. Lynsey and Colin were married at the stunning St Andrews in the Square, a perfect location for a wee walkabout in the afternoon too around the streets of Merchant City in Glasgow.

They both kept telling me how much better they felt about being photographed on their wedding day, which was just lovely to hear. They were so relaxed and the whole day was just lovely, amazing to be a part of it.

So without further ado, here is a small sneak peek from throughout the day for you all to enjoy.