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.”
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 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
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
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
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
Kirsty and David’s wedding started with some Bridal Prep Photography at Kirsty’s Mum’s house in Dundee. 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. 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. The gardens at Rufflets are huge and so well kept! There are so many great backgrounds for photos….. The wedding breakfast and evening reception were held in the garden suite of the hotel… Congratulations David and Kirsty 🙂Photography by Karen Jackson
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!….
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….
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…