Fasque Castle Wedding

Fasque Castle has always been on my wedding venue wish list so I was excited when Shawn and Stuart booked me to photograph their day.  The castle and it’s grounds are pretty impressive…. The Castle interior is just as impressive too! I arrived to find a very chilled out bridal party having a laugh while they had their Make up done. The boys were just as relaxed, enjoying a dram of Whiskey in the Library. What a photogenic room!  I loved Shawn’s hair, she was the coolest of brides!  I also wish all rooms I do Bridal Prep in looked as good as this one haha! I think her Dad was impressed too <3   It rained heavily all day pretty much non-stop so there are very few outdoor shots but I love a bit of puddle reflection in my photos!  After the ceremony the guests gathered for a drinks reception …. I took the Bride and Groom for a short photo shoot around the beautiful Castle…  We got some outside photos….. with a bit of shelter!  There were so many small details around the Castle, I loved the colour scheme that Shawn and Stewart picked 🙂 Some group photos on the stairs before speeches and dinner…. The happy couple made a grand entrance to kick off the evening reception!

Congratulations Stuart & Shawn!

I got a lovely email when they received their photos as well:

Thank you again, you did a fantastic job we really love our photos ❤

 

Small Wedding at Perth Registry Office with Laura and James

 I love a tiny wee wedding and they don’t come any smaller than this! Laura and James emailed me just a few ago.  They had planned a very small (two friends as witnesses), low key, Monday morning Registry office wedding in Perth before their baby is born.  No wedding cars, flowers or fuss and no Photos.  Thankfully they had a change of heart about the latter and decided a few photos for the family to see might be nice so they booked me for just an hour and this is what happened….. James and Laura exchanged vows in front of their two witnesses. The words in a small ceremony always feel very powerful, I think it is the lack of noise and distraction in the room but it was a moving experience and the congratulations that followed were sweet….  After the ceremony, this party of four (five if you include the baby bump) planned to go to Malmaison in Dundee for lunch so we decided to have a fairly casual photo shoot on the walk back to the car park! The Registry Office in Perth is next to the River which makes a great backdrop for photos.  We were lucky enough to get sunshine in January too!  There are some beautiful old buildings in Perth (that is the Courthouse in the photo above!) so we wandered along, having a chat and a few stops on the way.  The atmosphere was calm and cheerful as we said or goodbyes. I got some lovely feedback from them too:

“The whole day was just as we wanted it to go. We can’t believe how great they turned out, such a fantastic set of photos! We can’t thank you enough for capturing our special day so perfectly.”

Congratulations to Laura and James x

Are you are planning your own small wedding and think professional photos will be too much fuss or expensive?  Please remember that when the day is over, photos are your only tangible memories, without them the moments of love and happiness will fade with time.  The photography doesn’t have to be posed and it doesn’t have to last all day.  All the photos you see here were captured in one hour!

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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 🙂 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 🙂  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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Carnoustie Golf Hotel Wedding Photography

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!

Congratulations Lisa and Neil 🙂

Kinnettles Castle Wedding with Lauren and Stuart

Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0295It is no secret that I love Kinnettles Castle as a wedding venue so I was excited to be asked to photograph Stuart and Lauren’s big day here in July.  Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0283 They had put lots of effort in to the details of the day and these cute signs met me as i arrived at the Castle 🙂Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0284 The girls were getting ready in the Castle with a glass of champagne.Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0285 With some help from her Mum and Bridesmaids, Lauren got into her dress and looked absolutely stunning!Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0286 Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0287 The rain had started by the time the guests were arriving and didn’t stop until almost dinner time!Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0288 The ceremony took place in the marquee, where Stuart nervously awaited his bride…Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0289 Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0290 Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0291 Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0292 Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0293 After the ceremony, we took the group shots and some couple shots inside the castle.  The great thing about Kinnettles is that even when you have a rainy day, there are still plenty of options for backdrops to keep the photos looking varied!Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0294 Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0296 Around ten minutes before everyone was due to sit down for dinner, the rain went off and we were outside like a shot to take some photos in the beautiful grounds around the Castle!  Lauren was a brave bride and didn’t mind the bottom of her dress getting muddy in exchange for some great photos 🙂Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0297 Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0298 Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0299 The guests enjoyed the day and the speeches, all guests were given a shot to drink and I loved capturing their expressions after drinking it!Kinnettles Castle Wedding Photography Angus Scotland Photographer elope fairytale Karen Jackson_0300Congratulations Lauren and Stuart, wishing you a long and happy life together <3

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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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

 

 

 

Fingask Castle Wedding with Alan and Alison

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Carra & Gavin’s Wedding at Panbride Church, Carnoustie and Rufflets Hotel, St Andrews

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:

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Wedding Photography Panbride Church Carnoustie and Rufflets Country House Hotel St Andrews

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