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Fine Art Albums

Fine Art Albums

 

I think it’s so important to print your images and i’m passionate about offering the best fine art albums.

To me, a photograph doesn’t feel real until it is a physical print I can hold in my hand. Holding something brings you closer to that captured moment. A page turn is the next chapter of a story. I believe printing your images creates a physical memory of those special life moments. A tangible connection to those memories that need to be cherished today, and passed on in the future. This is why I have selected the very best supplier of printed products.

When you recieve one of my albums you’ll be wowed, so what is it that makes them so special?

PAPER QUALITY IS KEY

One of the most striking differences between my fine art album supplier, and your standard online book printer, is in the paper. They only use high quality fine art paper which has been specially created to last hundreds of years. Unfortunately high street prints aren’t made to last and may start to yellow within 10 years or less.

The fine art paper in my books is completely matt meaning reflected lights won’t glare off the page allowing you to enjoy the high quality print without restriction. As soon as you touch the paper you’ll know it’s special.

THE IMPORTANCE OF INK

There are two types of ink used to print photo books; dye ink and pigment ink.

Dye inks work by staining the paper which over time will bleach. This results in the image fading or changing colour. If you have old photos you may have noticed this. Unless stated otherwise, high street printers will use the cheaper dye based ink.

Our album supplier uses pigmented inks which are literally, microscopic particles of pigment. The oil paintings you see hung in museums are created using pigment ink. This ink is more expensive but is archival and creates a beautiful result. Our album supplier also uses a 12 ink system which creates an almost perfect representation of your image. High street printers only use 4, so you may see dramatic changes in colour tone.

Inkjet is at the forefront of print innovation and achieves amazing quality. My supplier has become a benchmark for colour accuracy and print quality.

THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP

Producing high quality prints isn’t simply a matter of clicking a button. Behind the scenes there’s a lot going on to ensure the quality is maintained from when I capture your image, through to the ink being laid down onto paper. The partnership with my album supplier means the quality is maintained throughout the entire process and is not simply left to chance.

The end result is stunning. All of your beautiful, printed memories are then encased in a handcrafted cover made from the finest materials with special personalisation options to truly make it bespoke to you. I recommend these showstopping albums to all my couples so you can enjoy your images in the best possible way.

Lake District Wedding

Another Place Hotel

The lake district is one of my favourite places, I used to spend summers here with my grandparents and find it such a beautiful calming place. As a family we go nearly every year and spend time in amongst the stunning scenery. So when I found out Sinitta and Carl were going to have their wedding here I could not contain my excitement. Throw in the fact they were going to bring all their babies, and by babies I mean their pack of little schnauzers, I barely slept the night before I was so excited!

The weather in the lake district is well know for for its rain however on this day it was sunshine right through. The beautiful Another Place Hotel was the ideal setting for their dream day, with space for all their guests to stay and also allowed the dogs too. With striking gardens and views overlooking the hills, we were spoilt for choice for photos.

Sinitta and Carl have such good attention to detail and brought together a brilliant team of suppliers on the day who worked seamlessly and were so friendly including Green Earth Flowers who decorated the church and the hotel in beautiful blues and pinks. From the personalised favors, to the fireworks, everything was thought of so their guests had an enjoyable day too.

Thanks so much you two for having me, I loved meeting all your little babies and was so worth rolling around the grass for :).

Wishing you guys all the future happiness.

If you are planning your Lake District wedding and would like to check availability then just get in touch.

xxx

Suppliers

Venue – Another Place Hotel

Church – St Michaels Church, Barton

Flowers – Green Earth Flowers

Bridal Shoes –  Jimmy Choo

 

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The Lodge on Loch Goil Elopement

Joanne & Ian

2020 was a challenging year to say the least for anyone planning their wedding. With the restrictions in place and the constant changing of rules, masks, social distancing, live music being banned and receptions not allowed, it was proving almost impossible to try and prepare for your dream day. But love will prevail. And Joanne and Ian proved this. I was a tad nervous on the drive to the venue as it was my first wedding of the year with all the rules. Would I be allowed to photograph bridal prep? How can I still capture the intimacy of a day while distancing myself? How can I make sure I am safe while also keeping the small amount of guests safe? The nicest part of the day is all the smiling faces and how will that be possible hidden behind masks! All these questions were spinning around in my head on the way there…

Love prevails….

I needn’t have worried. With the expertise of the brilliant team at the lodge on Loch Goil guided by the fantastic Alice mixed with Joanne and Ians relaxed approach to the day and humor, their day was magical from start to finish. While sticking to all the rules they made the day theirs with fun and laughter. Mask were worn, temperatures checked and social distancing in place, and yet the day was not over shadowed by the pandemic. The main feature of this day was just how in love these two are and together they can take on anything and still laugh hysterically.  If anything their day made me love small, intimate weddings more and look forward to shooting more elopements in the future.

Wishing you guys all the luck and happiness in the future, you are made for each other and so warm and welcoming.

Suppliers

Venue – The Lodge on Loch Goil

Bridal Gown – Angelique Lamont

Grooms Attire – Kilts4u

Flowers – Denise, Helensburgh Flowers

Invitations – Ashleigh Ireland

Hair Stylist – Geri, Complete Hair & Beauty

If you are planning a Lodge on Loch Goil Elopement and would like to enquire about availability for your special day then just get in touch.

 

The Lodge on Loch Lomond Wedding

 

After spending time with Jill and Liam in Glencoe on their engagement shoot, I was very much looking forward to their wedding day. The two of them had so many fantastic and creative ideas for the day to make sure everyone had a good time. And their wedding day did not disappoint! With a luxury boat cruise around Loch Lomond for their guests to a performance of the Greatest Showman which included all their bridesmaids and best men, it was a day to remember. Spending the day with these two was like hanging out with a couple of friends, it was very relaxed and and fun and the whole day flowed this way.

Its a good thing their wedding was relaxed and fun as a month later they would be embarking on a new adventure and moving to Hong Kong! The perfect match and travel companions together, wishing you all the future happiness together and all the luck on your exciting new adventure abroad.

xxx

Suppliers

McCall’s of Glasgow

Sandra , Loch Lomond Weddings and Events

Elegant Wedding Invitations 

Lorna Biglie, Get It Glam

Tony Reilly, TR Media , 

Edwina and Chris McNulty, Rosewood Cakes

If you are planning a lodge on loch lomond castle wedding and would like to enquire about availability for your special day then just get in touch.

Boturich Castle Wedding

Emily & Stuart

Emily and Stuart had their heart set on an outdoor wedding overlooking Loch Lomond. Boturich castle had everything they wanted from a venue.

On the morning of the wedding emotions were high. Stuarts sister had been very unwell and there was a lot of doubt wether she would make it on their day.
With showers visible across the loch and no sign of Stuarts sister arriving, the chairs for the ceremony all got moved inside the marque to prepare for the ceremony being indoors.
Emily was running a little late getting ready and after 20 minutes the sun came out just in time for Stuarts sister arriving with his much loved little niece.
Staff and friends got together and quickly got all the chairs back outside again just in time for Emily to make her entrance and walk down the isle.

Every thing fell into place after this on their day.  The sun shone and stayed out all day, all the guests enjoyed the views and beautiful ceremony. The children ran around the lawns and Emily and Stuarts dream day came together surrounded by all their loved ones and finished with their guests all dancing the evening away as the sun set over the loch.

It really was a fairytale day from start to finish

Suppliers

Venue – Boturich Castle

Dress – Ivory Pinks Bridal

Grooms attire – R&I MacDonald Kilt Makers

Flowers – Vanilla Rose

Invitations – Ashleigh Donnelly,

Make up artist –  Ophelia Bridal Makeup
Hair stylist –  Pamela Docherty, Asteria Bridal
Videographer – Olive & Thistle
Cake – Ashleigh Hewitt, A-cakes

If you are planning a Boturich castle wedding and would like to enquire about availability for your special day then just get in touch.

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Crossbasket Castle Wedding

Sarah and Peter

Sarah & Peter held their wedding at the stunning Crossbasket Castle  and what a day for it!

The sun shone all day, it felt like being abroad it was so lovely and warm. Which was ideal for all of their guests to enjoy mingling outside after the ceremony. The gang of little flower girls and boys made the most of the weather too. With stunning grounds and gardens the kids could run free and there was constant laughter and giggling from them all as they careered up and down the grassy slopes in front of the castle and around the fountain.

Sarah had chosen the perfect dress for the setting, she looked like a modern day princess in her Aline gown from Pronovias. Teamed with a full length veil she had her bridesmaids tearing up at the sight of her. She remained so calm and composed all morning. Peter had his best men and ushers to keep him company in the morning and greeted his guests out in the sunshine. Pete looked a little nervous at the end of the isle waiting on his bride but once Sarah was in sight it was none stop smiling from the pair of them all day.

Their guests had travelled from all over the world for their special day and everyone made the most of the party dancing away until late.

This really was a fairytale wedding from the castle location, the outfits, the weather, to the fact Pete and Sarah are so perfect for each other. Wishing you guys a lifetime of happiness together.

Suppliers

Windsor & Eton brides

Sophie Wilson , Cosmos Floral

Vista Print

Laura Gray, Laura Gray make up

Laura Gray , Laura Gray make up

Little Cake Parlour

If you are planning your Crossbasket castle wedding and are looking for a photographer then just get in touch.

 

 

 

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS PROPOSAL

Ross & Chloe.

This photoshoot is a lot darker than my normal style but considering the 7am start in winter and dark location with sideways rain and wind it kinda fits the look.

This was one emotional morning and definitely the highlight of my photoshoots so far.

Ross and Chloe had been looking to have some couple photos taken and this coincided nicely with the fact I was looking to put together a styled shoot at the beginning of the year. Armed with a stunning dress by the award winning Flossy and Dossy, jewellery by Mirante and various other suppliers we where set for a trip to Glencoe. However due to weather our dates had to get moved about.

Change of plan…

Then Ross contacted me to let me know he planned to make this a photoshoot to remember and could I help him make his plan come together.  Set in one of Outlanders locations, The devils pulpit as its known to the locals, Ross and Chloe set off at 7am for their couples photoshoot. Unbeknown to Chloe, Ross had a little surprise to make it a day to remember.

We set off early morning to avoid tourists, and made our way down the deep ravine in heavy rain and wind. When deep in the ravine its like being in another world. The rain stopped and there was no wind. Chloe was here on the pretense they were having a couples photoshoot to get some nice photos of them both. She also loves all things Scottish and fairytale so this location was ideal.

Once we had taken some shots Ross chose that moment to get down on one knee and propose. Chloe didn’t realise he was serious at first but when the reality sunk in instead of getting that stunning ring on her finger, she ran straight into Ross’s arms crying tears of joy.

Being present for such a meaningful moment in Ross and Chloes life is something that I am grateful to be a part of! To continue the surprises Ross had also organized Chloes family to all come down from Dundee to surprise Chloe for dinner that evening to celebrate.

Wishing you guys all the luck and happiness on your adventures together.

x

Beautiful dress by the talented Flossy and Dossy

If you would like to book in for a couple shoot or even your own romantic Scottish highlands proposal then just get in touch.

 

 

Monachlye Mhor Hotel Wedding // Elopement Scotland // Rory & Sarah

Monachyle Mhor Hotel Wedding  – One of my favourite things about Scotland is out hidden gems of wedding venues, in amongst the breath taking scenery, there are these amazing little venues that suit intimate weddings and elopements. Monachlye Mhor Hotel is one of the finest.

Elopement Scotland…

When Sarah emailed me looking for availability for her elopement I jumped at the chance. I love nothing more that escaping up north with my cameras and capturing elopements. Sarah and Rorys elopement had just two witnesses….well three if you count their imminent little arrival! Sarah was eight months pregnant when they decided to elope and a little sibling for the their daughter was due very soon. When I was eight months pregnant I could basically only wear flip flops and climbing the stairs exhausted me. Sarah is super woman as not only did she arrive looking stunning, she had heels on AND managed to climb up a hill to say her vows. And she didn’t even break a sweat. Once on top of the hill over looking the loch they said their vows and became husband and wife.

This has got to be one of my favourite elopements I have photographed. Purely for the fact Rory and Sarah were so relaxed. The only thing that mattered was they wanted to be married. It was so peaceful in top of the hill watching them say there vows with just the birds and witnesses for company. I felt so incredibly honored to be part of such a special moment. They continued their day with dinner together and over night stay at the hotel to then be joined by their daughter the next day. Massive congratulations Mr & Mrs Kerr. xxx

If you would like your Monachlye Mhor Wedding photographed then just get in touch.

 

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Edinburgh city centre wedding – All weddings are fun! I have laughed and sometimes shed a little tear at all of the wedding I have shot. But what I will always remember about Robyn and Marks special day was the fact I laughed so much my face ached! Iv seen all sorts of entertainment and wedding favours but I think theirs has been my all time favourite. Each guest had a kazoo, and in a box on each table was a choice of songs. Each table had to pick a song to learn and then play it for the rest of the room. I will never forget making my way back through the hotel lobby after moving some of my kit and hearing what sounded like 1000 ducks! Walking into a room with over 120 kazoos going off at the same time all playing different songs was the funniest thing I have ever heard/seen. Everyone put so much effort in and we even had some singers really going for it.

This fun and laughter was a theme throughout their day. Even during their wedding vows the pair were in fits of laughter and it continued into the evening. With the game of throne touches, hilarious best men speech and cake made by gran, these two made their day so personal from start to finish.

I loved shooting you wedding Mr & Mrs Lane and wishing you all the luck in the future.

Suppliers

Venue –The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

Dress by Enzoani

If you would like to enquire about booking for your special day then just get in touch.

 

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Glencoe Engagement Photography // Jill & Liam

When Jill and Liam first got in touch to book me for their wedding, we got chatting about the fact they loved to explore the highlands. So were better than Glencoe for their pre wedding / engagement photoshoot.

It was an ideal location for Jill and Liam. These two spend so much time up here climbing munros in all sorts of conditions. From knee deep snow to glorious sunshine. The weather was kind to us on our visit which makes a change. I have been shooting sessions up here for over 8 years and I usually get battered by rain and wind. This was a lovely change.

It was important to Jill & Liam to capture as much as the scenery as possible as a month after their wedding they are jetting off to start a new adventure in Singapore. They are both so excited about but its clear they are going to miss their beloved scenery and the wilderness of the highlands. I had a great time on this shoot. These two where up for any idea I suggested. Plus I learnt Jill is also a massive Outlander fan so we had a good catch up about the joy that is Jamie Fraser and our love for the scottish scenery.

It was nice to see all the great renovations that have been done to the Kings Hotel . It is definitely worth popping in for a drink plus you will most likely get to witness the deer roaming around from here. Loved getting to spend time with you both. xxx

Glencoe Engagement Photography

If you would like to enquire about booking an engagement / couple session then just get in touch here.

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