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

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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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

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

 

 

 

Cardy Net House Wedding with Alison and Andy in Lower Largo, Fife

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Andy and Alison had their wedding in Cardy Net House, a lovely, bright holiday home next to the beach in Lower Largo on a sunny day in June.  It was a small, relaxed occasion with an impressive home-made buffet and a well stocked drinks fridge.  See below for amazing wedding shoes!….

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Valerie and Shady’s Wedding at Fernie Castle Hotel, Fife

Shady (coolest Groom’s name ever) and Valerie came all the way from Oregon, USA to be married at Fernie Castle in Fife.  Valerie’s family are from Dundee but she grew up in the Netherlands so there was a good mixture of guests from around the globe.  This made the Ceilidh dancing quite amusing later.  The guests were treated to some good Scottish summer weather, the bus from Dundee was diverted past Perth due to high winds on the Tay Bridge and there were a few showers of rain before the wedding casting doubt over whether the ceremony would be outside.  Luckily the sun came out and the wind caused a funny moment during the ceremony where Valerie’s veil hit Shady in the face. The whole day had a lovely friendly atmosphere and I’m sure they had a great party after I left.   I was booked from Bridal Prep until Dancing and had a great second Photographer to help me out so there are lots of images to work on but meanwhile here are some highlights of the day….

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Lewis & Tracey’s Wedding at kemback Church and Craigsanquhar House Hotel, Fife

Tracey and Lewis were lucky to have one of the sunniest days this summer for their wedding.  I thought they were lucky anyway…. I’m not sure Lewis agreed whilst standing outside in his thick Navy uniform and hat!  This was my first time at Kemback Church in Fife and I was surprised by how bright it is inside, the country setting is really pretty.  The reception was held at nearby Craigsanquhar House Hotel, which is a venue I really enjoy visiting, the grounds are full of places to take photos and the inside is lovely and bright.  The guests enjoyed a seat in the sunny gardens while we took photographs.  I loved Tracey’s dress and accessories particularly her hair and headpiece and there were some lovely personal touches throughout the day.  The signposts to the church, flowers and sweetie themed table names were all great.  It was a lovely relaxed summer wedding and I hope you enjoy looking through the photos…

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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

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

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