David & Tony’s Edinburgh engagement session photos from last summer are probably my favourite of the year. They make the best of Edinburgh’s romantic old town and Scotland’s dramatic landscape all in one shoot.
I love the story the photos tell with their mix of candid moments messing around, and intimate, unposed portraits.
Photographing a same sex couple, I think it’s more important than ever to avoid the standard poses. Keep it relaxed, fun, and allow it to be genuine.
David & Tony were great fun and warmed to the camera quickly, despite the initial nerves. I’m looking forward to photographing their wedding in May at Edinburgh’s grand Balmoral Hotel. You can see the hotel behind them in the final photographs on Calton Hill.
The portrait session started slowly with drinks at The Inn On The Mile. Always good to ease into things. We spent the next hour wandering the Edinburgh’s old town. The guys looked great in their outfits. Like a couple of gents from The Avengers.
Next we headed to Arthur’s Seat. We’re so lucky to have this Scottish scenery in the heart of the city. It’s like being in The Highlands, but with a backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The drama of The Crags is hard to beat.
I love having Edinburgh on my doorstep. What better place to inspire beautiful photography?
If the wedding is half as good as the engagement photography, it’ll be a great day.