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!

Ballathie House Hotel Wedding in Perthshire with Ruth and Robin

Ballathie House Hotel is lovely place, an old country house on a huge estate with nice bright rooms and cosy fires a great choice of venue for Ruth and Robin’s wedding.  I arrived to see some impressive cars owned by Robin and his friends’ but even more impressive was this cake stand filled with Tunnocks goodies!      The guests all met and caught up in the hall before they were ushered inside for the ceremony, then Ruth made her entrance looking gorgeous in her bespoke dress 🙂  The big smiles from the bride and groom say it all 🙂  After the ceremony everyone enjoyed a celebration drink while I kept one eye on the window waiting on the rain going off!  It stopped for about 5 minutes and I just managed to get this group shot before the downpour!  Luckily we had use of the bright ceremony room for a few more group photos and for everyone to socialise in while I got some natural shots. Congratulations to you both <3

“The photos are great and really reflect the relaxing and enjoyable time we were all having”

Photography: Karen Jackson Venue: Ballathie House Hotel

Fingask Castle Wedding Photography with Lucy and Neil

I love a Fingask Castle wedding, no two are ever the same, so I was happy when Lucy and Neil booked me for their autumn wedding.

For anyone who hasn’t been, Fingask is a castle with the most amazing grounds in the countryside between Dundee and Perth.

The day started with some Bridal Prep photos in the castle.

Meanwhile Neil and the guests were gathering downstairs for the ceremony..

Lucy’s Dad walked her down the aisle to meet her Groom. They had a Humanist ceremony with a bit of Quaich drinking and knot tying.

After the ceremony, we headed outside to the Castle grounds for some photos.

Fingask has THE best backdrop for a big group photo!

While the newlyweds had their wee photo shoot in the garden, the guests enjoyed a few drinks and canapes before walking over to the Marquee for dinner.

The Marquee looked lovely for the guests arriving, lots of time and detail had gone into the decor. They were also the first couple to hire this flower wall…

Speeches and dinner were enjoyed before the guests were treated to some music by the pipe band Lucy’s Dad and Sister play with.

The band then got the dancing started for the evening…

Congratulations Lucy and Neil 🙂

Forgan’s St Andrews Wedding with Natalie and Dunc

BACK TO MAIN WEBSITE  I had my first 2017 wedding last week and what a way to kick off the year!  This was a special wedding for me as it was my gorgeous school friend Natalie marrying her High School sweetheart Duncan 🙂 They have a great modern love story as they met and dated at school, lost touch, met again through Facebook a few years ago and now are happily married! I started the day by meeting the boys in The Rule where they were having a few drinks before walking along to the Registry Office where the ceremony was being held.  The Registry office is part of St Andrews Town Hall, a lovely old building in the centre of town.  Natalie arrived by car with her Dad and Bridal Party including some very cute flower girls….  Natalie’s son had the important job of Ring bearer and Dunc’s daughter read a very cute story to all of the guests….  We gathered all the guests for a group photo before they left for the reception at Forgans. We had a quick stop along the way for a photos outside Madras College, the school we all went to back when Natalie and Duncan were first dating <3  This was the first time I’d photographed at Forgans and was really impressed at how well it works as a wedding venue.  It has a unique style that looks great in photos and a relaxed, warm atmosphere.   I loved all of the details around the venue!  After the speeches a Caricaturist drew all of the guests during the meal…..  Once the evening guests had arrived, the dancing started.  They had a Ceilidh band to teach their English guests some traditional Scottish dances ….  Congratulations to all four of you!  Wishing you a very happy future and lots of love xxx

 

Piperdam Wedding Photography with Claire and Darren

Piperdam Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer Dundee Karen Jackson_0314Claire and Darren held their wedding at Piperdam recently and I was there to photograph the day.  The girls were getting ready at Claire’s parent’s house in Dundee and I arrived to a busy, excited household getting ready in their cute matching dressing gown and slippers….Piperdam Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer Dundee Karen Jackson_0301 Mandy from Hair Ups and Helen from IAM Beauty and Make Up were also there to do their magic…Piperdam Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer Dundee Karen Jackson_0304 Piperdam Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer Dundee Karen Jackson_0303 Piperdam Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer Dundee Karen Jackson_0302 The girls helped Claire into her dress while her Dad waited patiently downstairs to see her as a bride for the first time. It was a touching moment….Piperdam Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer Dundee Karen Jackson_0306 Piperdam Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer Dundee Karen Jackson_0307While the girls got ready to get in their cars, my second Photographer Lynne, was with Darren and his Groomsmen at Piperdam….

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Congratulations Mr & Mrs Birse xxx

Family and Portrait Shoots in Dundee, Fife, Angus and Perthshire

 Are you looking to update your family or couple photos?  Maybe you haven’t had any “proper photos” before?  You need a nice photos of yourself for for your social media/website or dating profile and the selfie camera on your phone isn’t doing you any justice? Is it someone’s special birthday or occasion or just a rare day when your family are all in the same place at the same time and you’d like some great quality photographs to look back on and pass down the generations?  Everyone has their own reason for hiring a professional Photographer.  I like to capture natural, fun relaxed images that will capture the real you and make you smile when you look at them.   There are so many fantastic local places you can have your shoot with great scenery, no matter what the weather is like.  I can also come to your own home.  You might have somewhere close to your heart you’d like to capture in your photos, if not I can give you lots of suggestions!You have two options for cost of this experience: it can be £50 including a 10×8 print with the option to buy printed copies later (the popular choice for gift voucher buyers and people who like a quality wall displays and prints to touch) or for the tech savvy who like their Digital copies, £175 buys you a one hour shot and all your Digital images, edited, full res with a licence to print and share. The cost includes travel within 20 miles of Dundee (St Andrews, Perth and Arbroath all have some great places for photos).  To venture further it’s just an extra 40p per mile (a good option if you want to hike around Glen Clova or wander round the Hermitage).

If you would like to book a shoot, buy a voucher or ask some questions, please get in touch.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers can be used for portrait and boudoir shoots.  They can also be bought as a wedding gift towards packages and albums, just direct your guests to me and you have the option of getting an alert each time vouchers are bought for you.

Fingask Castle Wedding with Alan and Alison

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Boudoir Photography in Scotland

I believe every woman should have at least one amazing, flattering, glamorous portrait to be proud of.  Boudoir is for everyone… regardless of your age, shape and personality, I will bring out the best in you!  I have photographed ladies from age 18-90 and size 4-40, the aim is always the same… simply to make you look and feel the very best you can!  If you are looking for boudoir Photography in Scotland, read on…

Whether you require a bridal boudoir album as a gift for your groom to be, a gorgeous piece of art for our wall or your images on USB, I will guide you through the experience that all my clients tell me is empowering and a massive boost to self esteem. 

You can have the shoot in the comfort of your own home, a hotel room or anywhere you like! I will arrive at the venue with a Professional Make up Artist to pamper you before the shoot.  This will ensure you feel fab and relaxed (wine helps with this too 😉 ) I will light and pose you to show off your best bits.  After 7 years doing Boudoir shoots here, I am expert level at hiding the muffin top 🙂

Everyone is nervous when before their shoot but you will finish feeling great, I PROMISE!  Here are what some of my previous clients from my old studio have said about their own Boudoir Shoot.

Pick a Boudoir Shoot Package and book in today