Dundee Wedding Photography at All Souls Church and Invercarse Hotel with Ailie and Michael

The September weather was perfect for wedding photography on Ailie and Michael’s big day. The photography started at Ailie’s parents’ house in Dundee where the bridal party were getting ready.

Ailie’s dress was made from beautiful fabric with lovely details. Her bridesmaids helped her get dressed.

The wedding ceremony was at All Souls Church in Invergowrie, Michael and the guests were getting seated, ready for the bridal party arriving.

Ailie’s Dad walked her up the aisle to meet her soon-to-be Husband.

After the ceremony, we did a few group shots at the church, the neighbours kindly let us use their garden! I loved colours of the bridesmaids dresses together with the kilts….

The wedding reception was held at the Invercarse Hotel, Dundee. It was perfect weather for the guests to enjoy a few drinks and chat in the garden while Ailie and Michael had some photos together.

The gardens are Invercarse are lovely for photos.

The speeches before dinner were hilarious. I was the Photographer for Michael’s best man a few years ago so I had heard them both speak before and knew there would be some good stories shared!

It was a lovely evening so we got a few photos outside before the evening guests arrived and the dancing kicked off.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Bannon x

Glen Doll Wedding Photography with Shelley and Mike

Corrie Fee on Glen Doll is hands down one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland so I thought it was an excellent choice of wedding venue for Mike and Shelley’s wedding ceremony. They are keen mountain climbers who love the outdoors.

Mike and their guests arrived at the Ranger Station on a rather rainy day in May!

A wee walk up the mountain in varying footwear choices ensued to reach beautiful Corrie Fee.

Gary the Humanist set up his (soon to die in the rain) iPad and Shelley and her bridesmaids made their way up the hill for the ceremony.

The rain and wind seemed to get progressively more dramatic as the ceremony went on and I just loved that absolutely no-one cared, they all just happily embraced the drenching! My precious new Sony cameras were experiencing their first Scottish downpour and by this point I’d given up trying to shield them and just let it happen while I lay in the mud!

With the I do’s done, there were a few hugs and congratulations before the guests made their way down the hill.

They newlyweds chucked their brollies away and stayed for a couple of photos before catching up with the guests.

In typical Scottish style, the torrential rain cleared up and half an hour later it was lovely so we got a few more photos at the Ranger Station before heading off.

The reception was held at The Newport Restaurant. All the guests arrived to hear a few speeches before being treated to a great meal overlooking the Tay. The perfect end to an imperfectly perfect day, filled with all the best things: love, laughter, adventure, good food and great people ūüôā Congratulations McWilsons – you rock!

Karen is absolutely brilliant! so lovely and relaxed and really listened to what we wanted for our wedding. also shes the most badass photographer ever who hiked up mountainside in a storm to capture our wedding!🤣¬†the photos are incredible and we are so so happy with them! cannot recommend her enough! thanks for everything Karen xxx

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The Cow Shed Crail Wedding with Andrew and Mairi

The Cow Shed in Crail is an amazing venue and Mairi and Andrew’s wedding was just as great, you’ll soon see why!

I started the day with some Bridal Prep photos at Sypsies Farmhouse where the ladies were getting ready for the wedding. Yes, those pink Vans are Mairi’s wedding shoes, I was in love with these!

Meanwhile, over at the Cow Shed, Andrew was welcoming their guests before the ceremony.

The ladies arrived excited and in good time!

They had a lovely, personal Humanist ceremony before heading out for some drinks, canapes and photos..

The Cow Shed has the most amazing grounds for photos, the farm makes some great backdrops.

It was soon time to head inside for speeches and the meal, which was fully Vegan and fully tasty!

We went outside again for a few photos with the festoon lighting before the Ceilidh dancing kicked off!

Dog Photographer Scotland

Do you have a furry family member? ¬†Would you like to capture your precious pet in a professional¬†photo? If so, read on!‚Ķ.It is no secret that I’m a massive fan of dogs and I’ve worked really hard on my Pet Photography in the last year, training to capture their personalities, twinkly eyes and those tricky action shots¬†that you can just never get on your phone camera!If you would like your pet photographed,¬†secure¬†your furry friend a slot¬†now¬†or read on to find out more‚Ķ

WHEN? By appointment only 

WHERE? Outdoor shoots are perfect for your average dog/puppy as we can get some action shots and capture them in a natural environment, I highly recommend outdoor shoots for getting the most from your session (my go-to favourite spots are Camperdown Park and Broughty Ferry Beach). For newborn pups, golden oldies, cats etc I can come to your house for photos. WHAT HAPPENS?¬† Once you’ve made contact, I¬†will be in touch to arrange¬†your¬†appointment time and find out more about your pet. ¬†On the day, all you need to bring is your pet, some treats,¬†favourite toys and props if you are feeling imaginative. ¬†We will get some great shots of your pet during the shoot for you to¬†view and order a few days later.

HOW MUCH? ¬£50 per session which includes a 10×8 print for shoots within 15 miles of Dundee (gift vouchers are available)¬†

Extra prints, digital files and a great selection of Wall Art is available after your shoot.

If that all sounds good, click here to book.  If you have any questions, read our FAQ’s below:

Q: Can I bring two or more pets? A: Yes please!

Q: Can people be in some?  A: Yes please!

Q:  Can I buy more? A: Yes please! Once you view your photos, you will have the option of prints, wall products and digital images at great prices.

Q: I’d like my shoot outside but my dog can’t be off the lead? This is fine, I can Photoshop a lead out, you are best with a collar (instead of a harness) and an extendable lead so your dog can still move freely and your legs aren’t in all the photos!

Q: What should I bring? Your pet, bribery treats, patience and a sense of humour!

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Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography with Angela and Tommy

Balbirnie House has recently been voted the best wedding venue in the world so I probably don’t need to explain why I like photographing there! Angela and Tommy had their wedding here back in May on a seriously sunny day! I arrived to see the garden all set up for an outdoor ceremony…

Then I headed inside to find Angela and the ladies getting ready for the occasion…

The girl’s were ready early so we had time for some photos in their room before the ceremony.

Meanwhile Tommy and the guests were waiting in the sunshine…

After the ceremony, there was a drinks reception on the lawn and we took some group photos …

I also captured some of the happy couple, we found some shaded corners out of the intense sun!

I got some shots of all the gorgeous details of the day, how good does this cake look?! Can you spot the subtle Disney theme in the decor?….

After some hilarious and emotional speeches, the guests were surprised by some singing Waiters…

Even the real Waiters got into the spirit of it! The evening guests were next to arrive, followed by a bit of dancing…

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Keay!

Perth Small Wedding Photography with Akos and Andrea

I love a bit of small wedding Photography and this was a tiny one, with only 7 guests! I spend just two hours in Perth, taking photos of Andrea and Akos. We were so lucky with the weather, it was warm and sunny so luckily not too much a shock to the system for Andrea’s family who had come from sunny Hungary for the occasion!

The ceremony was held in the Old Council Chambers at Perth Registrars. It is a beautiful old building as you can see here. Andrea walked up the aisle with her Dad to meet her Groom….

They had decided to keep the ceremony short as Andrea’s parents don’t speak English so we weren’t there long but it was a lovely ceremony.

After the ceremony, everyone came out into the Scottish sunshine for a wander along the riverside to the North Inch park for some photos.

Perth has lots of old buildings and great scenery for wedding photography so we had a few stops along the way.

We took a few family photos at the North Inch before heading to the Royal George Hotel where they were having their wedding reception.

The George Hotel is another lovely old building with stained glass windows. I captured a few shots of everyone relaxing and enjoying a celebratory drinks before I left them to enjoy themselves. I was only with them for two hours which is perfect to capture the best parts of a tiny wedding like this.

Cheers Andrea and Akos, enjoy married life!

Scottish Farm wedding with Kirsty and Greig

I love a good Scottish farm wedding so I was excited to photograph Kirsty and Greig’s big day on Kirsty’s family farm in Angus. The day started off with some bridal prep photography at Kirsty’s Parents’ house.

They had an impressive Marquee set up for the celebrations. Lots of time and effort had been put in to make the garden look amazing…. we weren’t in the garden much… you’ll find out why soon!

The girls were having a lovely time getting ready while the boys headed to Carmyllie Parish Church where my second Photographer, Lynne, was waiting to capture them meeting the guests.

It was time for Kirsty to go to meet her soon to be Husband!

It was a great ceremony, the Minister kept everyone amused!

The guests came out into the sunshine to throw some confetti on the newlyweds!

We headed back to the farm to take some photos with the beautiful views from their fields.

Black thunder clouds were rolling in so we had around 2 minutes before we all had to make a run for it!

Luckily there was plenty of space in the Marquee to shelter the guests during the heavy downpour!

About 2 minutes before they were due to start dinner, the rain went off and I spotted a rainbow across the road. It was too rare an opportunity to miss so we dashed over for a few photos before being called to do speeches.

It turned out to be a nice evening so the guests were able to enjoy the garden at last! Everyone made good use of dance floor that night too ūüôā

Congratulations!

Dundee Wedding Photography at The Quay with Danielle and Sam

I was lucky to photograph Danielle and Sam’s small but colourful wedding at The Quay, Dundee recently. When they first contacted me, they told me they were looking for “more war photography than glamour”, I loved this description and knew then we’d get along! The wedding was also a celebration of their 21 years together so it was extra special. Here are some highlights of their day….

Congratulations Danielle and Sam!

Best of 2018 Wedding Photography Highlights

I’ve put together a wee video of 2018 Wedding best bits! I honestly loved every moment captured here and feel lucky to play a part in so many special days, thanks to each of you who played a part: couples, guests, suppliers and supporters! Bring on the 2019 weddings (including my own!)

The Rhynd Wedding Photography with Lynsey and Gregor

¬†I was genuinely excited when Lynsey and Gregor booked me for their wedding at the Rhynd.¬† As a wedding Photographer in Fife, it is exciting¬† to find a new DIY wedding venue, especially one in a beautiful setting close to where I grew up….¬† I wasn’t disappointed! The day started with Bridal Prep photos at the girl’s AirBNB in Dundee….¬†You may notice a slight Disney theme here, Lynsey is a huge Disney fan and Gregor even proposed at Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom! ¬†It was perfect sunny weather for their wedding day, the guests were welcomed to Fife with a blue sky ūüôā¬†They had a Humanist ceremony indoors, there was a few tears shed in the barn that day! ¬†Afterwards everyone came outside for a Gin Bar reception in the garden.¬† Lots of congratulations, hugs and laughter followed! ¬†The garden is handy for group photos too, here is the lovely Bridal Party..¬†After the guests enjoyed a gin or two and some group photos, I took Gregor and Lynsey down the road to Tentsmuir Forest for some photos on the beach.¬†This is one of my favourite beaches in the world, it has perfect golden sand and it honestly felt like we were in Spain that day, it was so warm!¬† We had a wee 10 minute shoot before we felt like we might all roast (especially Gregor in his kilt jacket), then we headed back to the guests. ¬†Everyone got to pick a toast drink on their way to hear the speeches.¬†Speeches and dinner were well received!¬†It was a beautiful evening with some golden sunlight so I couldn’t miss the opportunity to grab the newly weds for a quick photo shoot outside before their evening guests arrived.¬† The Rhynd is on a farm and the fields outside have great views.¬†We went back in for dancing, I left them with a full dance floor and I’m sure they had a great evening!¬†Conratulations Mr and Mrs Hunter!

“Honestly Karen they are absolutely fantastic. Gregor and I were in love with every single photo and it even stirred up some tears. You truly are a fantastic photographer and we couldn‚Äôt have asked for a better photographer on the day.”