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 🙂 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.”

Cambo and Forgans St Andrews Wedding with Laura and Daniel

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 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

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The Cow Shed Crail Wedding with Andy and Amy

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

 

 

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

 

Rufflets St Andrews Wedding with Jordan and Dayna

pBack to main siterufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0087 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!  rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0088 They had so many lovely details decorating the hotel when I arrived for bridal prep in the morning.rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0089 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0090 Their son made the cutest page boy 🙂rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0091 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0092 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0093 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0094 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0095 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0096 Meanwhile my Second Photographer, Lynne, was capturing photos of Jordan and the guests arriving at the Garden Suite for the ceremony…rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0097 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0098 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0099 Dayna’s Dad was waiting to give her away at the bottom of the stairs, he looked so proud of her….rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0100 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0101 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0102 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0103 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0104 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0105 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0106 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0107 After the ceremony we all made our way into the gardens for group photos….rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0108 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0109 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…rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0110 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0111 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0112 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0113 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0114 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0115 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0116 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0117 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0118 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0119 We came back into the warmth for the Speeches and meal…rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0120 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0121 Once the band were set up, Jordan and Dayna cut their cake and started the dancing….rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0122 Followed by a fireworks display outside…rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0123The perfect end to a perfect day 🙂 congratulations to you three xxx

Balbirnie Wedding Photography with Jessica and Darren

Back to main siteBalbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0257 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!Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0258While the girls were having final touches on their hair and make up,  I took photos of all the details in the bridal suite….Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0259 Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0260Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0261The 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….Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0265Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0266The ceremony was held in the Orangery, I love the glass roof in this room!  Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0267Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0268Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0269SONY DSCBalbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0271 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 House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0272 Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0273 Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0274 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…Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0275 Not a bad discovery!Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0276While 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?!Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0278Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0279Brilliant Speeches with plenty of laughter… and tears!Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0280After dinner, the evening guests arrived and Darren and Jess were welcomed in to do their first dance….Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0281The dance floor filled quickly up and it was time for me to leave them to enjoy the party 🙂Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0282Congratulations Jessica and Darren xxx

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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

Rufflets House Hotel Wedding with Kirsty and David

karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0206Kirsty and David’s wedding started with some Bridal Prep Photography at Kirsty’s Mum’s house in Dundee.   karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0204 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0205 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0207  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.karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0208 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0209 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.karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0210 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0211 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0212 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0213 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0214 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0215 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0216 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0217 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0218 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0219 The gardens at Rufflets are huge and so well kept!  There are so many great backgrounds for photos…..karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0220 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0221 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0222karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0223 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0224karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0225 The wedding breakfast and evening reception were held in the garden suite of the hotel…karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0226 Congratulations David and Kirsty 🙂karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0227Photography by Karen Jackson

 

 

 

Dairsie Castle, Fife

karen jackson photography dairsie castle wedding fife commercial photographer_0201 I was asked to take some photos of Dairsie Castle this week.  I had no idea there was a castle in Dairsie, it is a real hidden gem, you can hire it for a holiday and it has a hall upstairs and beautiful gardens which would be perfect for a wedding so if you are looking for an unusual venue you should check it out http://www.dairsiecastle.com/weddings-events/karen jackson photography dairsie castle wedding fife commercial photographer_0202 Some of the bedrooms and living space within the castle which sleeps up to 13 guests, all the bathrooms are unique and there is a spiral staircase between the three floors.  karen jackson photography dairsie castle wedding fife commercial photographer_0203Photography: Karen Jackson Photography