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!
So you’ve booked your Boudoir Shoot and now have the nervous/excited wait! Here are some tips to help you prepare and get the best from your Photography session:
Bring some clothes and accessories. Nice underwear is important (three different choices is ideal) and high heels always look great even if you can’t walk in them!
If any of your outfits have visible labels, please cut them off before hand.
Pick outfits for your shape and try them on beforehand, flattering underwear can make you look and feel amazing. If you are self-conscious about your tummy a baby-doll, Basque or bodysuit may be a good choice.
Choose a bra that makes your cleavage look great!
Try on stockings if you plan to wear them, they vary greatly in size and length, if they are cutting into your thigh, go a size up or try ‘suspender tights’ which are a flattering alternative.
Wear loose clothes/underwear on the day so you aren’t left with any marks on your skin from elastic.
Be as imaginative as you like with props, if you have props or accessories you would like to bring to the shoot (guitars, footballs, bike helmets and poker chips have all been in recently so be as imaginative as you like!) bring them along.
If you have seen any boudoir/pin-up pictures you like or hair/make-up styles you fancy, bring some pictures along. If not, don’t worry, your hair and make-up artist and photographer will have ideas for you.
It is entirely up to you how clothed/naked you choose to be during the shoot, some ladies prefer to be covered up and others are happy to go for a full artistic nude. Just let me know your preference and I will photograph you in the most flattering way.
If you need to wax or apply fake tan please do this a few days before your shoot. Waxing can leave you with red marks which are not easy to airbrush out, neither is a streaky tan!
Please arrive with your hair washed, dried and ready to be styled.
Hair and make-up usually takes up to an hour and your shoot can take up to an hour so please allow yourself 2 hours.
Make plans for the evening if you can…. you will have your hair and make up professionally done and you will be feeling great… so get out there and celebrate how great you are!
Most importantly just relax and enjoy yourself, it is great chance to look great, treat yourself and have your experience captured on camera. Yes you will be nervous beforehand ….. but I promise you will find the shoot to be a great confidence boost. I will light you and guide you through poses to suit your figure so that you look and feel your very best!
If you need your photos back for a specific date, please book your shoot as far in advance as possible, I only do Boudoir shoots on occasional dates and I hate to disappoint so please book your shoot as soon as you can. There is a £50 non-refundable deposit on booking.
Karla and Ryan had a Forbes of Kingennie wedding a few weeks ago. The day started with some bridal prep photography in one of the Lodges…. The men were in a nearby lodge so I popped in to take a few photos on the way to the ceremony building…. As you can see it was a wet day at Forbes of Kingennie! Karla’s bridesmaids helped get her ready to go while Ryan and his groomsmen welcomed the guests into the ceremony room… The helpful staff were on hand with brollies to help Karla and her bridesmaids stay dry! I love when couples let their kids get involved in the ceremony 🙂 They had a Humanist Ceremony conducted by Gary Smith… The windy, wild rain wasn’t going anywhere so we opted for photos in the cosy shelter of the indoors! Speeches were held before dinner… Once the evening guests arrived and the band were ready, I set up some lighting for the first dances….Conrgatulations to all three of you! <3
“Karen did our wedding pictures for us and to say we are delighted is an understatement. We have a three year old son so knew that posing for any length of time would be a challenge and as a result we requested photos that captured the feeling of our day. We are in love with our pictures that show laughter and are honest. Thank you Karen xxx”
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
Back to main siteFingask Castle weddings are always great, it is a venue with lots of quirky features that look great in photos, so I was excited when Danielle and Graham booked me to photograph their day. We started off at Danielle’s Mum’s house for Bridal Prep photos in the morning. There was a great atmosphere, everyone was relaxed and enjoying having their hair and make-up done. Danielle’s Mum helped her get into her dress… Once Danielle was ready, I left the girls to go and take some photos of Graham and the guests arriving at Fingask. I sneaked a look in the reception marquee when I arrived, I knew they were having a movie theme for their decor and I was really impressed with the details… Graham was waiting at the castle with the Piper to greet the guests arriving off the bus… Danielle followed shortly behind in this classic Volvo and was walked up the aisle by both her parents… Danielle and Graham had a lovely, personal Humanist ceremony with a reading from their bridesmaids… After the ceremony, I took the newlyweds outside for photos straight away. We had half an hour until sunset so we wanted to make the most of the amazing gardens before it got dark…. I got a big group shot of everyone before heading back inside to do the rest of the group photos in the warmth of the castle! We headed over to the Marquee for the meal followed by speeches from Graham and his Best Men…. The evening guests arrival was delayed so we went outside to play with some sparklers while we waited….. Once the evening guests arrived, the dancing started and it was time for me to leave them all to enjoy themselves…Congratulations Mr & Mrs Watson xxx
pBack to main site Dayna and Jordan were lucky to have one of the mildest and prettiest November days in history for their wedding at Rufflets, St Andrews last month! They had so many lovely details decorating the hotel when I arrived for bridal prep in the morning. Their son made the cutest page boy 🙂 Meanwhile my Second Photographer, Lynne, was capturing photos of Jordan and the guests arriving at the Garden Suite for the ceremony… Dayna’s Dad was waiting to give her away at the bottom of the stairs, he looked so proud of her…. After the ceremony we all made our way into the gardens for group photos…. After the group shots, Joradan, Dayna and I went off to explore the gardens around Rufflets which were absolutely beautiful at that time of year. The autumn colours looked amazing… We came back into the warmth for the Speeches and meal… Once the band were set up, Jordan and Dayna cut their cake and started the dancing…. Followed by a fireworks display outside…The perfect end to a perfect day 🙂 congratulations to you three xxx
I was in taking photos of the new Domino’s at Douglasfield this week. I was surprised at how big the shop is! It has a sitting in area and a party room. Such a well-fitted interior as well, I’m sure it’ll be popular in the area. If you are looking for Commercial Photography for your business, get in touch or find out more 🙂
BACK TO MAIN SITE Kris and Linda held their ceremony at St Andrews Cathedral in Dundee. I was there to meet the Groom and his Ushers arriving (from the pub across the road!)…. Once the guests were inside, Linda arrived with her Mum and Bridesmaids…. I love the look Linda and Kris exchanged when they saw each other for the first time. They are always smiling and laughing together which you will see a lot more of in these photos!…. After the ceremony, they came out into the surprisingly sunny September weather to be congratulated by their guests… I love all the confetti on the ground here…. The next stop was Rufflets Hotel, St Andrews for the reception… The gardens at Rufflets are beautiful for photos…. Linda’s dress was designed and made for her by Freja After the official photos it was time for the speeches…. Followed by a surprise appearance of some secret singing waiters. This was hilarious to witness, you can tell all the guests loved it too….. We finished off the night with some fireworks in the garden…. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Watson xxx
Back to main website A Kinnettles Castle wedding is always great so I was happy to be back for Erin and Stephen’s wedding recently. It was my third visit this year, but the great thing about this venue is there are so many parts of the grounds to explore so the photos are always completely different. I seem to find a new favourite spot each time! Erin was getting ready in the Castle with her Mum, sisters and nieces. They are a lovely, close family and were all busy helping each other with hair and dresses. Leonie from Beautylicious was also there doing a great job of Erin’s Makeup. Meanwhile, my Second Photographer, Lynne was with Stephen, his Dad, Best Man and Son capturing some shots of them getting ready before making their way to Kinnettles to meet the guests arriving…Erin’s Mum walked her down the aisle to meet her Groom…. After the ceremony, the sky was looking a bit dark so we quickly got the guests assembled for a big group photo outside!…Once the rain came on we took shelter indoors and made use of the staircase…. We were lucky enough that the rain went of again before dinner so we were back out making the most of the amazing scenery around the Castle grounds.I loved all the details in the decor, especially the floral archway 🙂The speeches were well received with lots of tears and laughter….After dinner their evening guests arrived in time for the first dance… It was such a pretty evening, Erin and Stephen were kind enough to let me drag them outside for a few more photos before I left. I’m really pleased with these ones…Congratulations Stephen and Erin, thanks for being for as nice as you are photogenic! xxx