I'd never had the pleasure of photographing a Barony Castle wedding before, so I was really looking forward to spending the day with the lovely Emma and Jamie.
A few weeks ago Emma, Jamie and myself met in Edinburgh for a 'pre-wedding photo shoot'. This gives all three of us the opportunity to see what poses work and, perhaps more importantly, which poses don't work. These guys are just made for each other and it showed in the photos we shot. They are totally relaxed in front of camera and a pleasure to photograph.
So the big day arrived and I was really looking forward to seeing Emma and Jamie and capturing all the details of their wedding day. I arrived at Barony Castle nice and early and went for a wander around the grounds, seeking out a few locations we could shoot some newly-wed photos after the ceremony.
Because Emma and Jamie were both staying at Barony Castle the night before the wedding, I was able to spend the two hours before the ceremony shooting photos of both the girls and the guys getting ready. It was a great atmosphere, where you could see the excitement and anticipation building. I knew this was going to be a wonderful wedding day!
The lovely civil wedding ceremony was followed by congratulations and champagne. Fortunately the weather was perfect for outdoor photography, which we took advantage of by shooting some exquisite photos in the grounds of Barony Castle. The sun was low in the sky and created beautiful lighting, with lots of trees and autumnal colours adding some gorgeous contrast to Emma's beautiful white wedding dress.
I really enjoyed photographing and listening to the speeches. Some of the reactions and expressions on the top table faces were a joy to observe and made for some great photos.
My day ended with shooting the first few dances. It was great to see Emma and Jamie's wee boy Joseph still awake and dancing away.
It was also great to catch up with a few familiar faces from previous weddings and family photo shoots. I had the most amazing day at Barony Castle, and went home really pleased with the photos I'd shot.
Congratulations to Emma and Jamie, you were a pleasure to photograph. I'd like to share a few of their wedding photos with you. Enjoy!