Edinburgh Engagement Shoot - Emma & Colin

I met up with Emma and Colin on Sunday afternoon for a stroll round chilly Edinburgh and to capture some shots for their engagement shoot. We started up at The Hub near Edinburgh Castle then worked our way down the High Street.

Emma and Colin are a great couple! We had great fun together and I'm really looking forward to the wedding at The Vu.

Family Shoot with Natalie, Sandy & Alfie

I met up with The Pettigrew's last Sunday for a nice early Spring family shoot but the rain came belting down after only about twenty minutes. It was a great laugh though and Natalie, Sandy and Alfie were definitely up for it as you can see from the rain soaked final shot. Defintely going to do another shoot, maybe in April when the weather is a little less wild. Natalie Sandy & Alfie-13.jpg Natalie Sandy & Alfie-40.jpg Natalie Sandy & Alfie-53.jpg Natalie Sandy & Alfie-83.jpg Natalie Sandy & Alfie-108.jpg Natalie Sandy & Alfie-148.jpg

Louise & Andrew's E-Session In Edinburgh

I met up with Louise & Andrew for their E-Session hoping for gorgeous shots with views over Edinburgh. Sadly as is often the case this year, it was howling with wind up on Calton Hill. We decided to head down into Edinburgh's Old Town for photographs instead as this would give us more shelter from the gales. Really glad we did as Louise and Andrew were brilliant wether we were in front of big grafitti garage doors or the Royal Mile.

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Justine & Andy's Engagement Shoot at Calton Hill

Calton Hill is easily the most popular choice for e-session photography. Amazing views of Edinburgh as well as Arthur's Seat over the other side. We started the day with Justine's makeover shoot with Helen at CityBrides. Justine looked stunning and thankfully the wind up on Calton Hill was pretty calm. While we were up there we watched a couple from Singapore actually get married on the hill with a dove release and even a drone camera flying around. It was amazing! Looking forward to the wedding now. Not long now guys!

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Balmoral Hotel Wedding Photography & Lothian Chambers - Carys & Craig

The Balmoral Hotel is the most iconic building in Edinburgh and a very popular venue for weddings. Carys and Craig were actually tying the knot at Lothian Chambers over on George IV Bridge before heading back to the Balmoral for the wedding breakfast and the reception. We started at The Balmoral for the bridal prep shots where Freda Howden had just started Carys' make-up. Family were coming and going, the weather was great, not just for December up here but just in general. The sun was shining...I was going to be a perfect day.

Then it was off the Lothian Chambers in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town for the wedding ceremony. It's a stunning building with ornate marble pillars and beautiful wood features. The guests gathered in anticipation for Cary's arrival as Craig shared a joke with Andy at the top of the room. Carys looked just stunning as her and her father walked down the aisle.

After the ceremony it was outside for the group shots which we had pre-arranged so we could get through them nice and quickly. It was getting a little colder now so I didn't want the guests hanging around too much. Once the family shots were done we wandered the High Street to get some nice portraits of Carys and Craig before heading back to The Balmoral where we were greeted by Toastmaster Bob and The Balmoral's fantastic (Award Winning) wedding planner Elizabeth Lorimer. As always the staff at The Balmoral were wonderful and we were offered the chance to head up to the roof of the building for a few more shots of Carys & Craig. Toastmaster Bob led the way to the roof and kept us entertained in the chilling wind up there. Toastmaster Bob was fantastic and a highly recommended addition to any wedding to add a little bit of gravitas and fun to your special day.

After dinner we had the speeches followed by the dancing in to the night. What a fantastic day and it really doesn't get any better! Loved every minute!

Balmoral Hotel Wedding Photography

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Suppliers:

Reception Venue: The Balmoral Wedding Venue: Lothian Chambers Wedding Planner: Elizabeth Lorimer at The Balmoral Toastmaster: Robert Henderson - toastmasterbob@blueyonder.co.uk tel: 07749 828664 Make up: Freda Howden MUA Hair By: Caitlin at Philip Politi Bouquet Flowers: Narcissus Flowers Flowers At The Venue: Garlands Florist Wedding Cake: I J Mellis Cheesemongers

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