Monthly archives: June 2016

June 18, 2016Leith Theatre Wedding Photographer

Leith Theatre Wedding Photographer

Leith Theatre Wedding

As a regular Leith Theatre Wedding Photographer, it is amazing to take photos is such a historic venue, the Leith Theatre was originally opened in 1932 but closed in 1988. The theatre has hosted the likes of Thin Lizzy and AC/DC is currently undergoing a huge transformation and is set to re-open again, to the delight of the community. It is a pleasure to take photos in such amazing venue.

We started early in Central Edinburgh where the bride and bridesmaids were getting ready at a beautiful Georgian townhouse at Hillside Crescent, with three floors and countless huge rooms, it was a perfect place to get ready. I then met the groom and his four groomsmen at Ocean Terminal where I captured the laughter and smiles of them while they were getting ready before we headed to Leith Theatre which was only a 10 minute walk.

A Scottish Piper was there to entertain the guests before the ceremony began, it was a lovely traditional Scottish Wedding which comprised of beautiful readings by close guests with lots of laughter and tears. As the ceremony was ending the piper lead the wedding party outside where the bride and groom participated in an old tradition called “jumping the broom” which goes all the way back to the 19th century, the newlyweds held hands and jumped over a broomstick.

With it being a beautiful summers day the piper entertained the guests outside whilst we took the bride and groom around the theatre for some couple photos, it was an amazing experience with history oozing out of every room we went into.

There were emotional speeches especially from the father of the bride that had everyone in laughter and tears. The evening comprised of a traditional Scottish Ceilidh where the guests joined the bride and groom on the dance floor.

See below selection of my favourite photos from throughout the day.


Scottish piper and bride

June 11, 2016New Mills Wedding PhotographerClaire & Nicky

New Mills Wedding Photographer

Northumberland Countryside Wedding

I had an amazing day shooting Claire and Nicky’s wedding in the beautiful New Mills countryside cottage this was definitely one of my favourite weddings. They chose New Mills as this is close to Claire’s heart as she used to visit here regularly when she was younger, so it was an ideal location to have thier wedding here. Claire and Nicky wanted their daughter Elle and son Jacob to play a part in the ceremony, so they were involved in the traditional Scottish marriage ceremony of handfasting. Elle and Jacob participated in “tying the knot”, where the hands of the bride and groom were tied together. It was a lovely ceremony, with lots of tears, smiles and laughter all round.

The forecast was rain all week, it was a little bit cold later in the day but thankfully is managed to stay dry to everyones delight. New Mills is a very scenic location set in 19 acres of it’s own beautiful ground, so it had lots of opportunities to take lovely photos. It was even easier with Claire and Nicky being the most amazing couple always smiling and laughing.

Some kind words from Claire and Nicky:

“Steven is an amazing photographer, we are so lucky to have been recommended him. He is very professional and friendly, putting us at ease and making us laugh all through the day. He had great ideas regarding locations but also listened to what we wanted too!! The photos are outstanding and I cannot wait to show everyone. Thank you Steven I cannot thank you enough!!”

I am so happy to have been a part of your day. You, your friends and families were so welcoming. I hope you enjoy looking through these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them, see below small selection from the day.


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June 9, 2106Beecraigs Engagement PhotographerDonna & Shaun

Beecraigs Engagement Photographer

Beecraigs Engagement

I was great meeting Donna and Shaun and spending a couple of hours with them, they are such a lovely young couple. This shoot was extra special as Donna was only a 6 weeks away from giving birth to their child. We decided to go to Beecraigs Country Park in West Lothian, it was my first time but with over 900 acres, it was a great location to take photos.

We started at Beecraigs Loch, where we took photos on the walkway on top of the Loch, which in itself was challenging trying to walk, it felt like walking on a waterbed. After we did photos beside the Loch, we then ventured into the forrest itself, which was lovely and really busy with families going for walks and walking dogs.

It was great getting to know Donna and Shaun during the shoot and I am delighted to say that Donna gave birth to a healthy boy called Lyle in July.

Donna and Shaun said these kind words:

“Had a great experience today with Steven, the photos look great and can’t wait to see more, what an amazing talent you have will be amazing to meet again when baby is here to get more photos done, your work is amazing!!”

Hope you guys enjoy the photos and again congratulations on the birth of Lyle, below is a small selection from the engagement shoot.