Wedding Photographer Edinburgh

   by admin May 6, 2014

As a wedding photographer in Edinburgh I thought it would be nice to share some of my recent wedding photographs taken in and around the Edinburgh area. One of the perks of running a photography business is I get to see lots of beautiful wedding venues all around Edinburgh and the surrounding area, we really are spoiled for choice in this beautiful city of ours.

Last week I was at the ever popular Dalhousie Castle and then down to the borders to Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, I have photographed weddings at Dryburgh Abbey itself but this was the first time at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. Dalhousie Castle I know very well, I go to this wedding venue a number of times every year, its popular for a reason its a beautiful Scottish castle within very easy reach of the city of Edinburgh, quite accessible by taxi even for guests who don’t want to stay overnight but would like to join in the evenings festivities with a champagne or two. Its one of these venues that is great to have the whole day there from the bridal preparations all the way to the dancing in the evening. For photography Dalhousie Castle is great, the grounds are well looked after with large mature trees, a lovely old stone bridge over a river and of course the castle itself. If however the Scottish weather plays up a bit Dalhousie has a beautiful interior, there are plenty of places for wedding photography inside.

It was my first time taking wedding photos at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel in the Scottish borders, its about a one hour drive from Edinburgh so not too far to get to. Its set in beautiful countryside and the grounds of the hotel are really amazing, it is short walk to the banks of the river from the hotel for some lovely romantic wedding photographs. Then you can take a walk along the old stone wall at the edge of the grounds past the cherry trees to get some shots with Dryburgh Abbey in the background.
Other venues I have been to this year in Edinburgh are Houstoun House Hotel, George Hotel, Hollyrood Hotel, Balmoral Hotel, Mansfield Traquair, Sheraton Hotel, Prestonfield House, Carberry Tower, Drumtochty Castle and the Caledonian Hotel.

Most of these venues I know well, now I have been shooting weddings for so many years in Edinburgh. Its always nice to get to somewhere new that I haven’t photographed before. If I do shoot a wedding at a new venue I either make sure of a pre-wedding visit or if its a long way from Edinburgh I will arrive early on the wedding day to get my bearings, although I am quite at ease to take in my surroundings and find the best photo spots quickly and easily after so many years of experience at many different places.

I take my work very seriously and am proud of the wedding images I create for people but I like to take a relaxed friendly approach to working with the bride and groom, I feel this brings out the best in them and creates images that are not forced or contrived. It also means the bride and groom get to enjoy the whole experience with little stress, in fact many times I have had the bride and groom express that they have really enjoyed the photography process as if gave them a bit of time away from the main wedding party to enjoy each others company. Please have a look at my facebook page to get a feel for more of my work and some of the feedback I have received

I like to use the setting and surrounding area to help create memorable images as much as focusing on the bride and groom themselves. I hope that this and my relaxed approach are reflected in the photographs I create.