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 🙂 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’t have asked for a better photographer on the day.”
I have been lucky enough to shoot some fantastic wedding weddings this year, Laura and Daniel’s St Andrews wedding day is definitely up there, you’ll soon see why! Their wedding was centred around their favourite place: St Andrews 🙂 The ceremony was at Cambo Estate, I was so excited to photograph a wedding here, the gardens are beautiful and so well kept. Laura was walked down the garden by her Mum to meet Daniel. Their ceremony was conducted by the lovely Humanist, Dorothy Nowak. After the ceremony everyone walked over to Cambo House for drinks and part one of the best wedding feast ever! That’s right! All Fife’s best cuisine… Fish and Chips served by Anstruther Fish Bar followed by a fudge doughnut from Fisher and Donaldson We grabbed the opportunity to have a wee photo shoot around the gardens…. Daniel and Laura made an early exit to go and visit some of their favourite haunts in St Andrews… We started at St Andrews harbour, had a stop at The Scores (the spot where Daniel had proposed to Laura) and down to their favourite beach, the West Sands. How cute is this VW camper from View from the slow lane The wedding reception was held at Forgans St Andrews. It is a very cool restaurant in the centre of town, perfect for a small wedding like this. Speeches, some tasty food and a bit of ceilidh dancing followed… Congratulations Laura and Daniel, I hope your marriage is just as great as your wedding day!
“Thanks so much for our photos – we absolutely love them! They’ve captured our day perfectly, we both look at them pretty much daily and we’re not sure we’ll ever stop looking at them” – Laura and Daniel
The Cow Shed in Crail is a wedding venue I’ve been counting down the days to visiting ever since Amy and Andy booked it last year… you’ll soon see why! I had actually already taken wedding photos of Amy about 7 years ago (not for a real wedding, she modelled for some wedding photos at her Mum’s work when she was a teenager) so I was really happy when she booked me for her real wedding to Andy (the same tall boy she was going out with when we first met!).The day started off with some bridal prep photos at Amy and Andy’s house, where the girl’s were having their hair and make up done.There was a wee bit of emotion when Amy came downstairs in her beautiful wedding dress! I think Lilly approved of her Mum’s dress choice too 🙂Meanwhile my second Photographer Lynne was with Andy and his Groomsmen over at his family’s farm before they all headed to the Cow Shed…The bridesmaids arrived in style in this classic VW Camper-van. I absolutely loved these sequin dresses, they look great in the photos….The Cow Shed is a DIY venue and Amy and Andy had decorated absolutely every corner with cosy blankets, home made jam favours, chalkboard signs, lighting and even a kid’s tent to keep the little ones amused during the day. Andy is a fishmonger so I especially liked this sign haha….The Camper-van came back with Amy and her Dad and it was time to get married! Lilly and her favourite bunny were first to enter the ceremony room….First look *gulp*It was a tight fit at the front of the room but I was able to peek between the best men to catch some smiley faces from the families 🙂Andy and Amy had a Humanist ceremony with a few reading and a bit of knot tying, this was their first kiss as Mr & Mrs…I’d guess by their faces they are all happy to be married 🙂A bit of Confetti throwing and photos outside followed the ceremony!The Cow Shed is surrounded by fields and Amy was up for swapping her Jimmy Choo’s for wellies for the photos…After the photos it was time to eat! The marquee had just as much amazing decor as the rest of the venue with another VW camper-van as a bar amongst the other details…There was just a small matter of getting the kids off the bouncy castle first…Some lovely speeches before the meal and evening guests arrived. Soon it was time for the party to start!Amy and Andy were the second cutest couple on the dance-floor that night!Everyone was up giving the ceilidh dancing a go when I left and it was all going well!Congratulations Amy and Andy xxx
Carnoustie Golf Hotel is a great wedding venue, especially on a sunny day like Lisa and Neil had! I love the bridal suite, it is huge and bright so great for getting ready photos! How cute is Scarlett looking at her Mum’s wedding dress? 🙂 I spotted the Groom and his Groomsmen from the balcony and got a sneaky photos while the girls hid! They had a Humanist ceremony conducted by Gary Smith. After the ceremony everyone went outside for group photos and drinks in the sunshine… I got a few photos of the bride and groom on the golf course before everyone headed inside for dinner… A bit of dancing finished the day nicely!
Back to main site I’m a big fan of Balbirnie House as a wedding venue so I had been looking forward to Jess and Darren’s wedding, but it was an added bonus to be greeted by such a good looking bridal party on my arrival!While the girls were having final touches on their hair and make up, I took photos of all the details in the bridal suite….The girls were having an emotional time getting Jess dressed, meanwhile Darren and his Groomsmen were out having their photos taken by my second Photographer Lynne, and welcoming the arriving guests….The ceremony was held in the Orangery, I love the glass roof in this room! After the ceremony we all went outside for photos, luckily the rain that had been falling most of the morning, had stopped and the skies were starting to clear 🙂 Balbirnie has perfect grounds for wedding photos and despite visiting quite a few times previously, this was the first time I’d been in the courtyard… Not a bad discovery!While we were outside, the guests were enjoying drinks in the bar and the Ballroom was being set up for dinner…How amazing is this cake by Scrumptious Cakes?!Brilliant Speeches with plenty of laughter… and tears!After dinner, the evening guests arrived and Darren and Jess were welcomed in to do their first dance….The dance floor filled quickly up and it was time for me to leave them to enjoy the party 🙂Congratulations Jessica and Darren xxx
BACK TO MAIN SITEA few months ago I was excited to be asked to photograph Alison and David’s wedding, you will see why I was excited when you look through the photos here.
They were planning to have their ceremony on the banks of Loch Morlich, a uniquevenue which is basically a beach in the mountains so pretty amazing to photograph. As if that wasn’t exciting enough…. they were also having a High Tea reception on the Strathspey Steam Railway from Aviemore.
They opted for a Humanist ceremony with their family and closest friends gathered next to the shore. They were lucky to miss the typical torrential Scottish rain shower that happened 10 minutes earlier… We had enough time for a few photos on the loch with the Cairngorms in the background before heading to the reception…. We asked for steam in the photos and we got it! I loved all the signs and scenery around the steam railway, if you are up near Aviemore, it is well worth a trip on this train! Just as we were leaving, giant hailstones started pelting us but David and Alison were still smiling 🙂
Back to main site I was the Photographer at Mark and Nicola’s wedding back in July, I was just looking through last year’s weddings and realised I hadn’t blogged this yet and it is too pretty not to share! The wedding was held at Lands of Loyal which is a beautiful country house hotel in Alyth. My day started with bridal prep photos in one of the hotel rooms which, by coincidence matched perfectly with the bridesmaid dresses and flowers 🙂 My second Photographer for the day, Pat was outdoors with the Groom and guests capturing some photos in the gardens before the ceremony in the main hall. After the ceremony there was a drinks reception in the garden, which is always a perfect opportunity to get some natural shots of the guests congratulating the Bride and Groom. The gardens at Lands of Loyal are stunning in the summer with great views so we had lots of great backdrops for the group and couple photos. There were so many lovely details which made the day special, I loved their ‘just married’ bench above and all the vintage details around the venue. The speeches at this wedding were amazing. As you can see in the photos above, there were tears, laughter and even a song from Mark to Nicola (Mark is part of the band Jack Rabbit Slims, check them out if you are looking for a wedding band). A bit of dancing finished the day in style. You can leave comments below!Photography by Karen Jackson
Linzy at Chris had their whole wedding day at Forbes of Kingennie. They hired a couple of the big lodges over-looking the Golf Course for their families to stay in which were perfect for getting ready in. The sun was (almost) shining which was impressive for this summer! The bridal party walked down to the ceremony followed by Linzy and her Dad in a golf buggy! After the ceremony we took some family group photos next to the water and then took a trip up to the Boathouse for photos alone. The drinks reception was under way when we returned so the Bride and Groom had a chance to relax with their guests while I took some natural shots of everyone enjoying themselves. The day had lots of great planning and detail including a mobile charging station and some dancing shoes. The speeches were filled with laughter and great stories and I’m sure the rest of the day would have been just as much fun. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Evatt 🙂Karen Jackson Photography
Kirsty and David’s wedding started with some Bridal Prep Photography at Kirsty’s Mum’s house in Dundee. Before the Bridal party arrived at Rufflets House Hotel near St Andrews, I took some formal photos of David and some natural ones of the guests. The weather was luckily nice enough to have the ceremony outside in the garden. Kirsty took the long walk down the aisle with her Dad and Stepdad. The gardens at Rufflets are huge and so well kept! There are so many great backgrounds for photos….. The wedding breakfast and evening reception were held in the garden suite of the hotel… Congratulations David and Kirsty 🙂Photography by Karen Jackson