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!

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.”

St Andrews Old Course Wedding with Dawn and Danny

St Andrews Old Course Hotel weddings are always special, so I was excited to be booked as Dawn and Danny’s Photographer.¬† St Peter and Paul’s RC Church in Dundee was the starting place for the ceremony on this freezing but sunny day in December.¬† Dawn arrived looking amazing in her dress, I loved this bouquet as well….¬†Danny had a wee wait for his Bride and was looking a bit nervous by the time she arrived…..¬†It was a lovely ceremony led by Mgr Ken, made extra special by the Primary School class Dawn teaches who came to sing and do some readings during their Christmas holidays ūüôā¬†The other love of Danny and Dawn’s lives, their doggy, Stella came to congratulate her Mum and Dad and have some photos taken.¬† Anyone who knows me will know how happy I was about this moment!¬† I love Stella’s happy face here <3 ¬†The next stop was the beautiful Old Course Hotel in St Andrews for the wedding reception.¬† It was so cold the pond in the garden was totally frozen over, Dawn braved the weather in her lacy sleeves for the sake of good photos though, she is my kind of girl!¬†We managed to avoid the flying golf balls for a few photos on the Swilken Bridge too!¬†Time to get cosy in the bar and enjoy the drinks reception…. ¬†The decor was really lovely and tied in perfectly with their colour scheme, they named their tables after gins ūüôā ¬†Plenty of laughs during some great speeches by Dawn’s Dad, Danny and his Best Man… ¬†The evening guests arrived after dinner and the band got the party started in style!¬†Congratulations Mr & Mrs Albayati! X

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Forbes of Kingennie wedding photography with Ryan and Karla

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 ūüôā ¬†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”

 

 

Fingask Castle Wedding with Danielle and Graham

Back to main sitefinask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0138Fingask 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.finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0124¬†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.finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0125¬†Danielle’s Mum helped her get into her dress…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0126 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0127 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0128¬†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…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0129 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0130¬†Graham was waiting at the castle with the Piper to greet the guests arriving off the bus…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0131 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0132¬†Danielle followed shortly behind in this classic Volvo and was walked up the aisle by both her parents…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0133 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0134¬†Danielle and Graham had a lovely, personal Humanist ceremony with a reading from their bridesmaids…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0135 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0136 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0137 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0139¬†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….finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0140 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0141 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0142 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0143 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0144¬†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!finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0145 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0146¬†We headed over to the Marquee for the meal followed by speeches from Graham and his Best Men….finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0147 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0148¬†The evening guests arrival was delayed so we went outside to play with some sparklers while we waited…..finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0149¬†Once the evening guests arrived, the dancing started and it was time for me to leave them all to enjoy themselves…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0150Congratulations Mr & Mrs Watson xxx

Hilton DoubleTree Wedding with Carole and David

Back to main site¬†Aitken Japp-234David and Carole’s wedding took place earlier this month at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Dundee.karen jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0216¬†They had a black and red with a bit of horror movie theme with table names such as ‘Bride of Chucky’ and flavoured popcorn favours for the guests. ¬†karen jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0217 karen jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0218 karen jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0219 karen jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0220 karen jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0221¬†The gardens at the Hilton are great for wedding photos especially on a sunny spring day ūüôākaren jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0222 karen jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0223 karen jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0224We¬†took some photos in the mansion house part of the hotel, there is old stained glass window which gives a bit of dramatic lighting.karen jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0225 karen jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0226 karen jackson photography wedding photographer angus scotland hilton doubletree hotel dundee_0227Congratulations Carole and David

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Forter Castle Wedding with Jennie and Lewis

Back to Main Sitekaren jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0153I was excited to be asked to photograph Lewis and Jennie’s small wedding at Forter Castle. ¬†As castles go, Forter¬†is small yet perfectly formed! ¬†Check out the tiny chapel below….¬†karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0142 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0143¬†Jennie was upstairs getting ready while Lewis enjoyed some Pimms with their guests.karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0144 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0145 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0146 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0147 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0148¬†After the ceremony, everyone headed outside for photos and drinks, luckily it was sunny instead of snowy that day!karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0149 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0150 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0151¬†I loved Jennie’s Irregular Choice shoes <3karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0152 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0153 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0154 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0155 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0156 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0157 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0158 karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0159¬† We stopped Jack the Pony on the passing and his lovely owner Marlyn allowed Jennie to have a few photos with him!karen jackson photography wedding photographer perthsire scotland forter castle_0160Congratulations to Jennie and Lewis!

Photography by Karen Jackson

Lands of Loyal Wedding with Nicola and Mark

Back to main sitekaren jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0249 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.karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0250¬†My day started with bridal prep photos in one of the hotel rooms which, by coincidence matched perfectly with the bridesmaid dresses and flowers ūüôākaren jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0251 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0252¬†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.karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0253 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0254 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0255 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0256¬†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.karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0257 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0258¬†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.karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0259 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0260 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0261¬†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.karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0262 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0263¬†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).karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0264¬†A bit of dancing finished the day in style. ¬†You can leave comments below!karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0265Photography by Karen Jackson

Forbes of Kingennie wedding with Linzy and Chris

karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0228¬†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.karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0229 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0230 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0231 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0232¬†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!karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0233 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0234 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0235 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0236 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0237¬†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. ¬†karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0238 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0239 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0240¬†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.karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0241 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0242¬†The day had lots of great planning and detail including a mobile charging station and some dancing shoes. ¬†karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0243 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0244¬†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 ūüôākaren jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0245Karen Jackson Photography