We photograph a lot of families and have varying results when multiple siblings are involved! Therefore I just had to share the Beaton Families portrait session that took place last Saturday in the studio.
Blair, Ria and Bruce certainly brightened up a busy day in the studio! They didn’t need any encouragement to have fun in front of the camera and with little Bruce being at the helm and full of mischief we created a wonderful set of images full of emotion and laughter!
This wedding was a little different from usual, as not only did we receive an official invite, we were going to be under a lot of pressure – more so than on a typical wedding day! We were the Wedding Photographers Wedding Photographers! Thankfully, Calum and Jennifer are good friends of ours so we were very much looking forward to celebrating their wedding day with them – and also giving them something to remember by putting them through their paces on the opposite side of the camera.
Calum and Jennifer held their wedding on the 25th October at the stunning Pittodrie House Hotel, Aberdeenshire. The warm low autumnal light gave us the opportunity to photograph them with some amazing backdrops. The weather even held and apart from a few rain showers the day was perfection. There were tears of joy and laughter throughout the whole day. It was very emotional and we were privileged to be the official Wedding Photographers. We all had such fun – thanks for choosing us Calum and Jennifer. Here is to many more years of friendship and best wishes to you both.
My Shetland adventure for the wedding of Lisa and Lee started when I received a email the day before I was due to fly North with a Northlink Ferry confirmation. The email read “Hi Nicholas, This is the confirmation for the booking of the boat. Hopefully we won’t need it”. After various phone calls to the airport on Thursday, and with all the flights heading to Sumburgh cancelled due to fog, I headed to the ferry port with a long rocky night ahead of me and an early start in the morning.
I was met from the ferry by the grooms father – as if he didn’t have enough to do with a few days of traditional Shetland Wedding celebrations ahead of him. I was taken to the beautiful Busta House Hotel one hour and ten minutes from Sumburgh. The hotel is rich with history – the earliest part of the house was built in 1588 and allegedly even has its own ghost frequently seen by guests. But not me – I couldn’t hang around to meet it as the bridal preparations were well underway.
The wedding was planned to perfection and the rain even held off for Lisa and Lee to have some gorgeous photographs taken on the stunning coastline around Busta Voe and the northern coastline. The Shetland landscape was breathtaking and the newlyweds were great fun to photograph. The party continued back at the hotel with a traditional ceilidh band taking the celebrations into the wee sma’ hours.