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”
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
Claire 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…. Mandy from Hair Ups and Helen from IAM Beauty and Make Up were also there to do their magic… 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….While the girls got ready to get in their cars, my second Photographer Lynne, was with Darren and his Groomsmen at Piperdam….
The Humanist ceremony was held inside the function suite and there were plenty of tears and laughter throughout! After the ceremony Claire and Darren had some photos taken with their wedding car before getting showered in confetti by their guests! We were lucky to have one of the few dry days of the summer but it was really windy! It was a bit of a challenge working with the wind to keep hair and clothes in the right place but we got some great shots in the end… As a big Game of Thrones fan, I loved this table theme! After the speeches and meal, Darren and Claire welcomed their evening guests before cutting their cake. Then the dancing started….
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).
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.
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.
I now organise Boudoir days at a local AirBNB/hotel a few times a year, get in touch to find out the next planned dates and to book your slot. You will arrive at the venue to be pampered by a Professional Make up Artist 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 🙂
Please print/save a copy of this page for your records. By filling in a Wedding Booking Form you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. The CLIENT is the named person/people on the booking form. The PHOTOGRAPHER is Karen Jackson.
In the unlikely event of a cancellation by client, any booking fee/balance paid to date is non-refundable. If there is a cancellation within 12 weeks of the wedding date, the full balance must still be paid.
If the date of the wedding is changed, the booking fee can be used to secure another date, subject to Photographer availability.
Prices quoted at time of booking will remain frozen for the chosen package on the original given date.
Albums purchased separately from packages may differ slightly in price and availability from time of booking, subject to supplier prices and availability.
PAYMENTS AND INSURANCE
In the event of an insurance claim, neither party will accept liability for more than the package fee paid at that time.
If the photographer booked is unable to attend due to illness or personal circumstance; a replacement may attend.
Payment of the package balance is due 4 weeks before the wedding date.
The Photographer will only attend the wedding if the full agreed fee has been paid prior to the wedding date, if not, the booking fee and any subsequent payments may be lost.
COPYRIGHT AND IMAGE USEAGE
Images may be used for promotional materials, online and shared with your wedding suppliers. This is optional and will be discussed during the pre-wedding meeting/call where your wishes will be noted on the Wedding Timeline.
Images provided on USB can be reprinted for personal use but cannot be published or sold for profit without permission of Karen Jackson Photography and must never be edited (ie cropped or filters applied). Copyright remains with the Photographer, usage rights are granted to the Client.
IMAGES AND ALBUMS PROVIDED
Basic editing of photos is included in all Wedding Packages. This includes cropping and colour correction of images. Any advanced editing requested is not included in the package fee (body re-shaping, clothing/hair/skin fixes, removal of items/people from background etc). These changes are outsourced to a Professional Retoucher who can provide a quote before carrying out work.
Pre-designed albums can undergo two rounds of changes at the Client’s request, free of charge. Changes after this will be charged at £50 per round.
The USB of images will be ready for the client within 21 days of the wedding date.
Wedding albums included in packages may be subject to a price increase if ordered later than the year of the wedding (this does not apply to weddings in October, November and December of the previous year).
Once the Client receives the USB/album, any fault has been reported within 28 days of receipt or no replacement will be provided by the Photographer. Images should be backed up three times by the client and albums stored in a dry place. Any replacements after 28 days will be subject to payment by the client.
Any complaints regarding products, images or service must be raised within 28 days.
ON THE WEDDING DAY
Any other Photographers working at the event will be employed by Karen Jackson Photography and must not be booked separately by the Client/Guests. It is not permitted for guests/Amateur Photographers to photograph at the wedding and use these photographs for promotion of their services.
The Client does not have to provide the Photographer a meal on the wedding day, with the exception of the following scenarios during a Full Day package a) the wedding is in a remote location where it would be difficult to source hot food locally b) the Client wishes the Photographer to stay on site during the wedding breakfast (for example if there will be Singing Waiters or Speeches between courses). If no meal is provided by Caterers the Photographer will be off site during this time and will return for the arrival of Evening Guests.
In the event of receiving lists/pinterest boards of requested photographs from the Client, the Photographer will try to fulfil these requests where possible but as a Wedding is a live event subject to timing, venue and weather constraints, no single photo is guaranteed.
We will talk again to make a detailed plan a few weeks before the wedding. Before then a few important things to consider:
GROUPS: When thinking about this, it is worth considering that on average it takes 5 minutes to gather, position and shoot each group so 6 group shots will usually take 30 minutes. To guide you, fairly standard ones are:
Everyone (if there is a place to take this at your venue)
Wedding party (bridesmaids and best men etc)
Brides whole family
Brides immediate family
Grooms whole family
Grooms immediate family
Bride and Groom with friends
You might not want all of those and their might be other ones you’d like or variations of family groups (if you have divorced parents for example), this is entirely your choice.
TIMINGS: Ideally a minimum of an hour and a maximum of 2.5 hours (not including any travel between venues) between your ceremony and receiving line/meal should be scheduled for photos. Ideally I need at least 30 minutes for groups shots, a minimum of 15 minutes for couple shots and 15 minutes to capture your details, cake and some natural shots (1 hour in total). Any time on top of this is a very welcome bonus, your guests generally will be getting bored and hungry after the two hour mark!
If your package includes Bridal Preparations the photos will usually start 1.5 – 2 hours before your ceremony, if you’d like photos of makeup application/hairdressing, please arrange for those suppliers to fit in with these timings.
Other than timings and groups, my main job is to capture what happens on the day as truthfully, artistically and naturally as possible so don’t think too much about me being there, just relax and have fun on the day and your photos will look great!
Gavin and Carra booked me to Photograph their wedding around two years ago, they were a nice couple and I love the Rufflets Hotel so I had been looking forward to it coming around. They were lucky to get one of the slightly cooler days of this year’s heatwave and the conditions were ideal for their photos. The day started out with me at Carra’s parents and my second Photographer Lynne at Gavin’s parents nearby. The ceremony was in Panbride Country Church, which is in a lovely setting just outside Carnoustie. Carra and Gavin had some time to relax on the drive to the Rufflets in St Andrews where we took most of the our photos. Carra was a very organised bride and had her ‘schedule’ for the day typed up, luckily everything went to plan, we were able to stick to the schedule and it was a very relaxed day. Here is a selection of photos from their day:
Wedding Photography Panbride Church Carnoustie and Rufflets Country House Hotel St Andrews
Welcome to my new website and blog, I hope you enjoy it. I have gone for a new look for 2013 with a new logo and colour scheme. My very first blog image here is a picture of all my 2012 couples, lots of happy memories for me. I hope 2013 is just as good!