st andrews in the square

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.

Beau Gateau: The temptation of cake

One of the hardest parts of my job is when I get asked to photograph cake. Of course, the really wide shots, well, they're a walk in the park. But capturing extreme close ups of the texture and details? That's when this job becomes extremely difficult. You see, the biggest hurdle I have to overcome, is smell. Some of these cakes smell so good I can almost taste them without eating them. I begin salivating and my belly starts to rumble. I crave cake. I want to devour this work of art that sits in front of me. Sugar and chocolate are all consuming of my nostrils as I battle these incredible urges to eat cake!

Of course, the true professional that I am resists all temptation and I continue in capturing the creations of some of the most amazing cake makers around. Today it would be the turn of Micheala from Beau Gateau. Not only did Michaela ask me to capture some of her cakes, it took place in one of the most spectacular settings, St Andrew's in the Square in Glasgow. Below you will find a small selection of what we created that day and a brilliant example of what Michaela can do for you.