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January 27th & 28th, 2018Edinburgh Wedding ExhibitionMurrayfield Stadium

Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

As an Edinburgh wedding photographer, I was really excited about exhibiting at the SEM’s flagship wedding exhibition – Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition at the famous Murrayfield Stadium.

Although I have exhibited with SEM at their other wedding exhibitions – Glasgow’s wedding exhibition (Hamden Park Stadium), Perth wedding exhibition (Perth Racecourse) and Loch Lomond wedding exhibition (Loch Lomond Shores), this was the first time I did the Edinburgh show.

I was very impressed it was an amazing wedding exhibition that literally had the happy couple’s whole wedding covered under one roof. With over 120 suppliers ranging from photographers, venues, bridalwear, groomwear, jewellers, cakes, bands, cars, celebrants, hair and beauty, florist, stationary, hen and stag do, catering, fireworks etc it really has it all to make a wedding extra special.

As well as speaking with all the suppliers the bride and groom and their entourage has a fully packed day with live band performances, cat walks, Mr and Mrs Competition and even a prosecco bar that always keeps everyone happy.

As an Edinburgh wedding photographer there is nothing better than speaking to all the brides and grooms and their friends and family. I love getting to hear about their plans for their wedding day it really is very exciting. Whether they are newly engaged or just at the end of their wedding preparations with a few months away from the big day, everyone is buzzing with excitement.

As there was 13 wedding photographers, I was honoured to be asked to photograph the catwalk, both of the catwalks were full with many people standing at the back. The flower girl stole the show with a lots of aaaawwwww’s and claps coming from the audience whenever she walked down the catwalk.

Dressed by To Be Wed | Kilts by The Kilt Store, Slater Menswear and Highland Kilt Connection | Catwalk styled by GB Soundz One Stop Entertainments & Wedding Services

Below is a small selection of the catwalk, can’t wait for the September 1st and 2nd:

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March 17th, 2017Norton House Wedding PhotographerNapa & Steven

Norton House Wedding Photographer

Norton House Hotel Wedding

As a regular Norton House Hotel wedding photographer, I love the way you can create such beautiful couple pictures amongst the gardens and woodland within the Hotel grounds. This 1840 hotel is a stunning romantic Scottish wedding venue and with it being only 5 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and 20 minutes from the city centre it is in an ideal location.

Napa and Steven first met in Thailand and it was there that they got married at the start of this year. As there were a lot of friends and families that couldn’t make the Thailand ceremony they decided to have a second ceremony here in Scotland, so they would welcome Napa to Scotland in style. It was lovely to see that a lot of Napa’s family managed to make it over to Scotland for the ceremony much to the delight of the newly weds.

It was a typical wet Scottish day with lots of rain and wind but we managed to get a short break in the weather and got some photos around the beautiful Norton House Hotel grounds before the heavens opened up and down came the rain again.

After the photos the happy couple spent a lot of time with family and friends and it was a good chance for Napa to meet all of her new Scottish family, and they decided a receiving line was a great way to meet and greet everyone.

Shortly afterwards Napa and Steven cut the wedding cake and then this was followed by the speeches, the best of the speeches came last with the best man telling very funny stories about Steven in his younger days, at times they were borderline x-rated, but it had lots of laughter from family and friends.

See below small selection from my favourites throughout the day


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February 4th, 2017Gourock Wedding PhotographerMo & Scott

Gourock Wedding Photographer

Gourock Wedding

I first meet Mo at a wedding that she was the ceremonies officer and I was the photographer, since then we have worked together at other weddings. As Mo has done hundreds of weddings and worked with many photographers when she asked me to be her wedding photographer it was a great honour.

I have met up with Mo and Scott on several occasions and you can tell they are a happy couple and are made for each other, they made it clear they were looking for a fun wedding with lots of laughter and nothing too formal. With Mo and her family being from the West of Scotland they support Rangers and Scott and his family from the East of Scotland supporting Hearts they have a friendly rivalry.

Both Mo and Scott’s have elderly relatives that unfortunately can’t travel so they decided to have the best of both worlds with the ceremony in Gourock and the reception in Edinburgh (with a wedding cake in both places).

Despite the weather it didn’t damper the spirits, and after a fun ceremony with laughter and (happy) tears, we managed to get a short break in the weather and got out to take some photos before the rain started again. As a regular Gourock wedding photographer, the scenery really is breathtaking.

During the speeches, Mo’s father did an “unexpected” speech and presented Scott with a present, when Scott unwrapped the gift, there was the biggest cheer and laughter as in Scott’s hand was a brick with the word Rangers written on it – 1-0 to the West of Scotland.

After the meal and first cake cutting it was over to Edinburgh for the reception at Prestonfield Golf Club. It wasn’t long until it was time to cut the second wedding cake of the day followed by the bride and groom’s first dance. There were lots of smiling and laughter throughout the evening as well as a very busy dance floor.

Below is a small selection of photos from the day:

Groom and best man checking their watches Bride and father of the bride walking down the aisle Bride and groom during ceremony Father of the bride getting emotional Bride and groom with surprising looks on their face Bridesmaid and best man Best man handing over the rings Groom putting ring on brides finger Bride putting ring on grooms finger You may now kiss the bride Bride and groom Gourock Bride and groom kissing with boat in the background Back of bride and groom walking Best man speech Bride laughing at grooms speech Grooms speech Wedding guests laughing at grooms speech Bride and groom cutting the cake Father of the bride giving groom a Rangers brick Flowers in a bowl on the table Both families having a funny group photoBride and groom cuddlingBride and groom cutting the cakeBride and groom thank you speechBride and groom first danceBride and groom first dance Bride and groom and bridesmaid and best man dancing Wedding guests dancingWedding guests dancingWedding guests dancing

November 26th, 2016Dundas Castle Wedding Photographer

Dundas Castle Wedding Photographer

Dundas Castle Wedding

As a regular Dundas Castle wedding photographer, I love the way you can create such beautiful couple pictures amongst the 400 acre estate.

The Dundas Castle which is in South Queensferry is one of Scotland’s most beautiful and historic castles and it is one of the top 5 star exclusive use venues in Britain. With only 6 miles from Edinburgh is a perfect location for any wedding. The modern castle itself was built in 1818 and oozes history.

As you enter the ground, it takes 2-3 minutes to drive up to the castle, you then realise you are in for a special day, it really was a fairytale wedding from start to finish. I got to spend the early part of the day with the groom and his 5 groomsmen as they got ready. The bride wanted to make sure there was photographic evidence of the groom ironing as he doesn’t do enough of that at home. After the groom and groomsmen were ready we went downstairs to relax prior to the ceremony starting and the groom and groomsmen had a game of snooker and a few beers.

The ceremony itself took place in the medieval tower of the Auld Keep within the castle, it was if it was straight out of a storybook as the groom along with the guests waited patiently as the Scottish piper lead the bride and bridesmaids up the spiral staircase into the great hall, where violinists performed as the bride walked down the aisle. It was a lovely ceremony and there was a huge cheer when the words “I pronounce you husband and wife, you may now kiss the bride” was announced.

After the ceremony as the guests had refreshments as the piper entertained them we took the newly weds away for some photos. With such a stunning location there were so many great opportunities for photos. The scenery was truly breathtaking at the top of the tower as the bride and groom took a minute to take in a view as they gazed at the three iconic bridges.

The meal then followed, the whole wedding party stood as the cheft carried in the haggis, lead by the piper playing the bagpipes. The piper very entertainingly then recite the address to the haggis.

The cutting of the cake followed before the bride and groom had their first dance. There were lots of smiling and laughter throughout the evening as well as a very busy dance floor.

Below is a small selection of photos from the day.


September 17, 2016Akrotiri Family PhotographerThe Frames

Akrotiri Family Photographer

Destination Shoot

When I was asked to do a destination shoot for the Frame family, I jumped at the opportunity especially with it being in sunny Akrotiri, Cyprus. Stephen is an engineer in the RAF and they are lucky to be stationed at the RAF base in Akrotiri, Cyprus.

In 2017 they will be coming back to the UK, but before they go back home they wanted to get photos done of the family to remember their time in Cyprus. Margaret Ann and Stephen have adorable children and a very hyper active dog, we had such fun doing these photos, I think being surrounded by sun, sea and sand will always put a big smile on everyones face.

The views at the beach are breathtaking, I really hope I can return to do more photo shoots in Akrotiri.

This place really is like paradise, with snow and rain awaiting them back in the UK, they need to cherish their remaining time in such a beautiful country. One things for sire they won’t be wearing their short and t-shitrs everyday.

Here is some kind words from the Frames:

“We were lucky to have Steven take our photos, he is an amazing photographer. We are currently living in Cyprus and will be returning back to the UK next year, but before we go back home we were looking to have some photos done of our family to remember our time in Cyprus. We wanted portraits of my husband and I, as well as ones with our children and Lexi our dog. Steven made us all feel so relaxed and was very patient, he had some great ideas putting us in various poses to capture the best possible photos. The results were better than I could have imagined, they really were outstanding. I will cherish these photos forever, thanks Steven”

Below is a small selection from the shoot

August 28, 2016Peckham Asylum Wedding Photographer

Peckham Asylum Wedding Photographer

Peckham Asylum Wedding

As a regular Peckham Asylum wedding photographer, it is amazing to take photos is such a stunning venue, the Peckham Asylum chapel dates back to 1827 and oozes history.

The day started early at Farringdon where the bride and bridesmaids were having a good laugh whilst getting ready before I crossed the River Thames to Peckham to see the groom and groomsmen as they got ready and made final preparations at the Peckham Asylum. The venue was decorated in lovely flowers courtesy of one of the guests, it truly was a beautiful venue with so much characther that is perfect for a wedding.

The ceremony itself was lovely and the young bride and groom looked so in love as they celebrated with their friends and family, some coming from as far as Canada.

After the ceremony the newly married bride and groom spent a couple of hours with the guest in the ground of the Asylum, with the sun beating down on us and champagne free flowing, everyone was in full spirit and who could blame them, it a perfect day for a wedding. Afterwords the bride and groom and guests jumped on the traditional London red wedding bus to go back across the river to The Artisan in central London.

There was lot of speeches, probably the most there’s been at any wedding I have been to, where almost everyone on the top table giving a speech. There was some entertaining speeches thats even had a few props for the happy couple to cherish. After the speeches the meal followed before the evening guests joined the newly weds as the evening was filled with laughter and fun as everyone danced the night away.

Below is a small selection of photos from throughout the day, hope you enjoy them as much as I loved taking them.

Bride and groom laughing

August 27, 2016Orangery Wedding Photographer

Orangery Wedding Photographer

Orangery Wedding

As a regular Orangery wedding photographer, I love the way you can create such beautiful couple pictures amongst the gardens and lake.

The day started at the Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club where the bride and bridesmaids got ready, a great location to start the day. The venue itself was only a 3 miles away at the Orangery, a beautiful venue in Maidstone, Kent which boasts 9 acres of beautiful landscape gardens with a tranquil lake and tumbling waterfall, an ideal location for a wedding.

As the outdoor ceremony was about to get started the groom caught a glimpse of the bride walking down the aisle and started to get emotional. It was a beautiful ceremony, with the happiest bride I have ever seen she just didn’t stop smiling from start to finish. After the ceremony the guests had refreshments as we whisked the newly weds away for some photos. With such an amazing location there were so many great opportunities for photos.

The speeches then followed where the father of the bride did a hilarious speech and even had props. The evening guests arrived and following the cutting of the cake, the bride had her first dance with her new husband as well as a emotional dance with her dad. There were lots of smiling and laughter throughout the evening as well as a busy dance floor.

Below is a selection of photos from the day.

August 4, 2016Edinburgh Engagement PhotographerJanet & Eric

Edinburgh Engagement Photographer

Edinburgh Engagement 

I was pleasure meeting Janet and Eric, they really are a lovely happy couple. They are both from Canada and are over in the UK on a 2 year visa, so it was great to capture their Edinburgh Engagement.

The thing I liked most about them is they are embracing the fact that they are living in a new country for a short period of time and they want to get involved in as much local and Scottish and British traditions as possible before departing back to Canada, where I have no doubt they will grow old and happy together.

I loved the shoot, got to spend time in a beautiful part of Edinburgh. We started off at a lovely cobbled street in the Stockbridge area. This is where the happy couple often go for walks so were delighted to have photos done there for them to look back on and cherish. We then finished at the Water of Leith, which is 24 miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, so had plenty opportunities to take some photos.

It was great getting to know Janet and Eric, during the shoot I was educated about the different traditions between our two countries, which was great and very enlightening. We have stayed in touch and met up for a drink a couple of weeks later, which was great.

Janet and Eric said these kind words:

“Steven captured some moments of us in our neighbourhood in Edinburgh this summer. Steven was very professional and incredibly responsive as we were planning the details of where and when we were to meet up. He was very patient and was always looking for a new angle or perspective to capture a unique moment. We enjoyed our photo shoot with Steven and we were very fortunate to have been a part of his photography journey.”

Hope you guys enjoy the photos as much as I loved taking them, below is a small selection from the engagement shoot.


July 22, 2016Edinburgh Wedding PhotographerFrancesca & Fraser

Edinburgh Wedding Photographer

Edinburgh Wedding

It was a pleasure photographing Francesca and Fraser’s wedding at the historic Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh. Francesca’s family flew in for the ceremony all the way from the Philippines and I have no doubt the Edinburgh wedding for the happy couple was well worth the flight alone.

It was a small ceremony but very emotional and nobody could have taken away that big smile away from the brides face.

With us being in the centre of Edinburgh, it gave us the perfect opportunity to take photos at Edinburgh Royal Mile before moving to Princess Street Gardens directly beneath the historic Edinburgh Castle. It was great photographing Francesca and Fraser, they were more than happy to get dragged around Edinburgh to get the best photos possible for them to always remember this day. With is being summertime in the capital there were several tourists and locals around and the newly weds felt a bit like celebrities with strangers taking photos and congratulating them.

It was amazing to be part of your special day, you, your friends and families were very friendly. I hope you enjoy the photos, I really enjoyed taking them, see below small selection from the day.

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July 9, 2016Cartland Bridge Hotel Wedding Photographer

Cartland Bridge Hotel Wedding Photographer

Cartland Bridge Hotel Wedding

As a regular Cartland Bridge Hotel wedding photographer, I love the way you can create such beautiful couple pictures amongst the 19 acres of woodland. The Cartland Bridge Hotel is situated in Lanarkshire and with under an hour from both Glasgow and Edinburgh makes it is an ideal venue.

It was a fun wedding, I got to hang out with the groom and his ushers and capture the moments of them getting ready with a lot of laughter and drinking to settle the nerves.

The ceremony itself was delayed as there was a parade happening in the town and the bride struggled to get to the venue, so this just added to the tension within the room, but she eventually got there much to the relief of the groom. It was a beautiful ceremony which was watched by over 100 friends and family, there were tears and smiles all round. After the ceremony was finished the ushers surprised the bride and groom by performing a number of songs.

We then had the opportunity to take the bride and groom around the 19 acres of woodland for some alone time and capture some couple photos of their day, even though they were a bit reluctant at the start they thanked us afterwards.

After the meals became the speeches and the best man produced the best speech I have witnessed by a best man, he surprised the bride and groom by getting his guitar and performing a hilarious song. After the evening guest arrived the bride and groom cut the wedding cake with a sword, and instead of the traditional style wedding cake this one was a unique cheese and pork pie wedding cake. The happy couple along with the guest danced the night away to a variety of music ranging from traditional Scottish Ceilidh to up to date chart music.

See below small selection from my favourites throughout the day.