It’s been a long time since my last post and anyone who knows me will be aware that I’m not very good at this kind of thing but I’ve worked on some great projects meantime and it’s about time I got some pictures online.
Lockdown wasn’t the disaster I thought it might be for wedding photography since it meant people who couldn’t wait to get hitched opted for plan B and elopements started happening. And I love elopements. When it’s just the couple and no guests to cater for, there’s no need to worry about the usual format and the day becomes unique and personal as well as a lot more interesting.
This is a wonderful elopement wedding to kick things off with, the marriage of Susan and Gary in Braemar in the Scottish Highlands.
The day started with our couple getting ready with their two children at The Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar, a fantastic tradition Scottish hotel with a hunting, fishing, shooting type feel that were able to provide us with our own Ghillie to help scout possible locations for our photography the day before.
The wedding ceremony took place outdoors by a waterfall on the Mar Lodge Estate with only our couple, their two children, celebrant and the estate manager. A little rain wasn’t a problem and added some atmosphere with typically Scottish weather to complete the experience. After an intimately personal ceremony it was back to Mar Lodge where they had created a beautiful setting for a homemade lunch by the fireplace in the library.
We had time for some family photos outside the lodge before we left the kids behind to capture some portraits in the stunning scenery around Braemar.
The final stop for me was a return to the Fife Arms where the couple had their first dance watched by family and friends on Skype where I left them to enjoy the rest of their day without the cameras looking on.