Charlotte and David

There is nothing nicer as a photographer than being asked to take someone’s wedding photographs. I am absolutely thrilled that Charlotte and David have asked me. As always with an important event like someone’s special day, a pre-shoot lets us get to know each other and gets everyone comfortable with me and my terribly in-your-face camera:-) We went down to the beach at Rosneath in Argyll to a lovely spot overlooking the Gareloch off the Clyde which Charlotte and David chose for the occasion. Let me start with two pictures of the gorgeous Charlotte:

And then two of the equally handsome David; can you believe that this guy doesn’t like being photographed, really?

Charlotte will have these wee sweeties assisting at the event. Her daughter Katie on the left and friend and bridesmaid’s girls Grace and Amber behind. I grant that they are all lovely, but this photographer needs to record here that Amber is the best camera bag tidier and carrier ever on my shoots; thanks Amber!

Bridesmaid Donna with the girls; yes, we did get wet feet, but it was so worth it!

Grace with cool-as-cool-can-be T-Shirt:

Amber with Megawatt smile:

Big smiles all round here, even from slightly-grumpy-wanting-macaroni-pure starving-Katie. You just have to be patient and catch the moment. (Or carry a photographer’s stove and some pasta…).

Finally we get down to a little couple stuff, after all, that’s what it’s all about.

Awww, aren’t they fantastic together. Looking forward to capturing their wedding smooches:-)

I love this one, they really look like they have something we don’t. Look at their eyes, they look amazing, no touch up or enhancement in software, just as they were eye-wise!

And now for some romantic snuggling, surveys at the time have revealed that 100% of all bridesmaids present said “awwwwww”.

Now donning my anorak, all previous pictures were taken with my surprisingly great Sigma 24-70 f2.8, I completed the wedding lens set last weekend with the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 and this is my first blogged image with it. I already have a Canon 70-300 f4.5-5.6, and it has produced some great images, but somehow it has never produced the magic I need in portraits, this seems to deliver it in spades. My first impression is sharpness and soft bokeh by the bucket, but it’s a beast in the paws, scarily bulky. Quality glass isn’t small I suppose. I hope they like this family grouping as much as I do.

These are with my Canon 50mm f1.4 prime.



This was a fun pre-shoot, and everyone was really lovely and determined to have fun and make good pictures. The wedding will be great to photograph. I’m sure you’ll all watch this space.


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