Quick post today from the recent smash the cake photo session with sweet Leo. He had so much fun as well as his parents! :) Enjoy! xx
So much is going on around the Bride. Let’s talk about a Groom.
Something old – the gift from your father – an old watch.
Your best friends and most important man on the day – best man.
Something with the power- classic or modern, your choice, but should take you with style to your future wife.
Your favourite perfume.
When we talk about the power – we should not forget something of what will calm down your nerves – hip flask with your favourite drink.
Tuxedo, suit, kilt – find what suit you best and wear it with the style.
But the most important thing on that day is your other half for which you are the one whom she intends to marry. Be proud of it. Show the love in your eyes and admire her.
Time to share with you a very little sneak peek from the destination wedding I had two weeks ago in Turkey. I’m so excited about this photos as this was my first experience with the traditional Turkish wedding.
I won’t say anything more at the moment. Today only teaser… Enjoy!
It’s not so great when you back from the warm country to this wet and windy stuff. Turkish wedding was so emotional and beautiful! But all about this soon on my page here. I got busted with the sunshine and my heart is so happy and filled with lots of energy to face the autumn and winter. Few nice weddings coming up yet and wintery Save the date sessions which I can’t wait for.
From today I will start blogging wedding photos from this year season. Zoe and Ross’s wedding took place at The Caledonian Hotel in Edinburgh early in the spring. I was fascinated by the style of the room where ceremony was held. The Roman painting on the walls gave amazing touch to the photographs. I would highly recommend to everyone who wants small ceremony for less then 40 people.
With Zoe and Ross we meet few weeks back on their Save the date session. They are both very warm and humble people with amazing love to each other. On the wedding day emotions was reaching high. Bridesmaids had lovely vintage dresses which perfectly match the whole style. I really like small weddings, there is intimacy going on which is very magic. Enjoy watching photos.
It’s an amazing feeling when you have the opportunity to help others by doing what you love the most. This privilege came to me a few weeks ago.
I received a phone call from the Willow company – the only UK charity supporting seriously ill 16-40 year olds by providing unique and positive Special Days. They had an application from a 27yr old young woman who requested a photo shoot at her home along with her mum and 3 sisters. So they were looking for a photographer who will do the family portrait photo shoot, and they chose me. They were also looking for a beautician who could do a make over on each of the girls. After researching what Willow is all about I couldn’t say no! This is great project! They bring smiles to their faces and hope for a better tomorrow. You should definitely check out their website and see for yourself the amazing things they do. Seeing a smile and happiness on Melanie’s face when she held her album was priceless.
Before we were due to meet Melanie, myself and Harriet (make up and hairstylist) were feeling a bit nervous but very excited. We didn’t know what to expect as we had never met the family before. All we knew was that there were 5 ladies waiting for us! At the door Melanie’s mum gave us a very warm welcome, inviting us into her home. She directed us into the living room where a very happy Melanie was waiting.The excitement was building for everyone, and we couldn’t wait to get started! What hit me the most was that at first sight was I never would have guessed she was very ill, apart from having her oxygen which keeps her breathing easily and basically keeps her alive, she was an incredibly positive person with big smiles lighting up her face.
When Harriet started to do her hair and make up you could see how happy Melanie was, and she was also telling us how she had never done this before which makes it even more exciting, we wanted to make it our mission to make sure she enjoyed every second of it!
Harriet also did a wee touch up to the rest of the ladies and the photo shoot was ready to begin.
Fun, love and laughter and joy is how I could describe this time!
There was an amazing connection between all the ladies of this beautiful family, something to be jealous of. The love they give to each other you could see from miles away. It was definitely a successful day with a wonderful series of photos to remember this special day!
I always say : you meet people in your life for a reason. The reason I met Melanie was to remind me that no mater how bad a situation is, always keep a smile on your face and take the most from every single moment in your life.
I hope that for Melanie and her family we were a good reason too and that they enjoyed the day as much as we did. After hearing these words from Melanie: “I will never forget that day” I have no doubt that they did and I’m sure they will treasure the memory of that day for a long time to come.
I want to thank Harriet for coming with me and for working her magic on the girls, and for the Willow company for giving me the opportunity to help with this special day. But most of all I would like to thank Melanie, her mum and sisters from the bottom of my heart for such an amazingly warm welcome! I wish you all the very best!
Please visit the Willow company and see if you can support them in anyway possible, it is for a great cause. All we need in this world is more smiling faces just like Melanie and I’m sure with your help there will be many more to come.
Melanie have her hair and make up done. She couldn’t wait until she see herself in the mirror!
Many times I have to explain to my couples what means “paparazzi wedding guests” in my contract. I found a video which perfectly explain and show what I mean. I believe that you hiring the photographer not only for your beautiful photographs but also for your family and friends so they can fully enjoy this special day with you. Imagine this scenario: your mum holding your dad hand while you exchanging the vows. She is so emotional. She can’t help it so she take a tissue and dry her happy tears falling on her cheek, dad looking at her gently and holding her hand stronger. You won’t have that if she is holding the camera and trying to take a photo of you. If you pay that much money for the photographer please let us professionals do the job and you and your family enjoy this time. You can mention that on the wedding day to your guests or priest can do that for you, and I promise you you will not regret that! You will have amazing, emotional photographs from that day. So please guests DON’T BE THAT GUY WHO JUMP INTO THE CAMERA FRAME WITH YOUR CELL PHONE AND SPOIL THE IMAGE THAT COUPLES PAID FOR ! :) Instead enjoy this special moment with them, I’m sure they will appreciate it much more.
Those who know me, and I hope that those who regularly watch my pics know that my passion is to tell the story through pictures. Recently I mentioned that I will show you some story that I did while ago.
When doing my own projects is incredibly exciting when you have to prepare the model, location, and other props to capture the atmosphere of the story, what is happening. Now, in this fast, modern world it’s extremely hard to get a unique vintage stuff which I could use for the session. Even more exciting is when you find yourself these gems. Help comes always from my dear mum who likes to collect vintage things. Oddly enough when I was young I did not like it very much. House was like a one big museum. Now I thank her for that, and with joy I go back home to dig up some things for sessions. Friends also already know that I very willingly embraces everything that can be used for the shoot. So if you ever want to get rid of some old things give me a shout! :)
My fascination with the 40s’and 50s’ probably comes from the fact that I really like to listen to rock and roll music but not only that. Hairstyles and dress code at that time was very feminine and yet very expressive.
The story I want to show you today it’s not really merry but contains a lot of emotion and should never end like that … Love is a journey of good and bad things. As long as we keep beloved ones in our heart we will never walk alone.
Special thanks to Graham for giving us opportunity to shoot with his lovely vintage Morris Minor.
Hello everyone hope you had a good weekend.
Yesterday I had a pleasure to photograph Mary and Donald’s wedding at the MacDonald Houston House in Uphall. I would love to share with you and a specially with them a highlights from that day. I’m sure they are very excited to see the sneak peek before they go for honeymoon tomorrow. So Mary, Donald here is few photos from your Big Day! Once again congratulations to both of you. Thanks a lot to everyone attended on the wedding for great and relaxed atmosphere.
What is a better gift then something that can hold the memories? Eva got a voucher from one of her friends for a photo session with me. We had planed this photo session for a while as we wait for a better weather and Grace to have grown a bit. When I meet Grace she was about to go for a nap but once we started to play around with the props she started to join us and she kept amazing mood until i have done all needed photos!
Here are small selection from this photo session that we have done in one of the gardens in Edinburgh. Enjoy!
If you thinking of getting something special for your family , friends or your beloved ones don’t forget that I have vouchers that you can gift them! :)
Recently on the Facebook I mentioned that something exciting will be on my website soon. I am so nervous, and delighted to finally reveal this …… short PROMO video!
I wanted this video to showcase me, my photography, and my personality. I want all of my couples and future clients to get a feel of my passion and working style right off the back by watching this video.
The video will be located on my main website but you can watch it as well under this post. I am very thankful to my couples who agreed to be filmed on their wedding and engagement sessions which we did, and Studio 5 Photography (Peter thanks a lot for the patience you had for me ) to assemble this video. Harriet Gallon - the make up artist, who does beautiful make up for one of the couples. And Ricky for supporting me on every single step that I make. Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart for make it happen!!
Enjoy this video and I look forward to hear your feedback!