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Glenbervie House – Sarah & Ewen’s Wedding

Glenbervie House – Sarah & Ewen’s Wedding

Glenbervie House is literally on my doorstop. I could walk to it. And you have no idea how long I’ve wanted to shoot a wedding there.

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It only took a couple from Manchester to book me…

Wait, Manchester?

Okay, let’s back up a little. Ewen is originally from Stenhousemuir and he met Manchester born Sarah when they were both working in Germany.

Ewen asked Sarah out for a drink. Despite taking her to a venue a train ride away and only paying for his own ticket (he claims it was a faulty ticket machine), they had a good time and saw each other again. Fast forward a few years and Ewen proposed to Sarah at home whilst they were both snuggled on the sofa, to her total surprise!

They decided on Glenbervie House and booked me (yay!) for a spring wedding. Then Covid struck and they were postponed until November and my penultimate wedding this year.

Tying the Knot

Sarah and Ewen had decided on a humanist ceremony and a hand fasting. Ewen’s ribbon was his tartan and Sarah’s chief bridesmaid and best friend embroidered one especially for her.

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With a bumblebee for Manchester and three hearts, one for each of Sarah’s children. Isn’t it beautiful? Mind you, Vicki who did it had plenty of practice as she had already created one with the first date on and unpicking wasn’t an option so she had to redo it all over again!

This wedding was full of so many personal and sweet touches like this.

A Bevvy of Beauties

As well as Sarah’s best friend, her eldest daughter was a bridesmaid and her youngest daughter and nieces were flower girls.

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Aren’t they stunning. The flowers were gorgeous all done by local florist Irene’s Florist. I love the wands the two littles had.

The Greatest Walk

Sarah’s dad had been poorly and I think everyone was relieved and a little emotional to be able to see him walk Sarah down the aisle.

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It was also his first time in a kilt and despite needing some help from the best man to get it on properly he looked very dapper. I don’t think it will be the last time he wears one!

Totes Emosh

Sarah was trying to hold in her happy tears from the moment she arrived. It was a beautiful ceremony and there were many glistening eyes in the audience. Sarah’s daughter had told me beforehand that she wasn’t the emotional type and that she wouldn’t cry. Imagine my surprise then when I saw this…

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Busted!

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I love this image I captured just after their rings were exchanged. I was going for a tight crop of just Sarah and Ewen’s hands but I had to leave her beautiful smile in. Sarah didn’t stop smiling the whole day.

The Weather Gods were Smiling

It had been an atrocious  week leading up to the wedding day with heavy rain but from the moment the bride arrived the sun came out. Despite it being bitterly cold the autumn colours were beautiful so we got the whole wedding party outside for the obligatory wedding group shots and then took some of the smaller group shots inside.

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The bare walls in the house provided a lovely background and this image of Sarah and Ewen with their little daughter and Sarah’s son and daughter gives me all the feels. They all look so happy 🙂

But that autumn light was calling me and luckily Sarah and Ewen were game enough to brave it for some stunning couple images (even if I do say so myself!)

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Sarah’s dress was amazing and had the most amazing back to it that I had to capture.

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Star-bakers

Readers of my blogs will know that at the last wedding I shot the Groom had baked and decorated the wedding cake. Well this time the Star-Baker crown went to the Groom’s Mother who made the cake.

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Dancing the Night Away

I love it when couples book me to capture the first dances.

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But it was the 2nd dance that moved me, the father daughter dance.

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I love how happy Sarah and her Dad are and how her Mum and Daughter are cuddling watching them. It was a lovely moment.

I always tell my couples I’ll capture some shots of the dance floor filling up after the first dances and then slope away quietly to let them get on with partying the night away in peace.

I tried to do that here but Sarah and Ewen had other ideas and caught me before I left the building 🙂

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Douglas on a truly beautiful wedding.

 

Dunblane Hydro – Pamela & Paul’s Wedding

Dunblane Hydro – Pamela & Paul’s Wedding

“Now that I know you are mine you bring me your love and peace of mind. You see the real me and I know that you’re the key.” – Suddenly by Angry Anderson

Wait, isn’t that the song that Charlene & Scott got married to in Neighbours?

Yes, yes it is and all will become clear later on in this blog.

Pamela and Paul are amazing people that work for the NHS. They met in 2010, even though they were both working in different wards. They started chatting in the canteen and when Pamela’s bank card was broken, Paul did the gentlemanly thing and offered to buy her lunch. Fast forward 10 years and two kids later and on Christmas Eve 2020 Paul proposed.

How about this for a proposal? Remember the scene in the movie Love Actually when Andrew Lincoln’s character turns up at the door with music playing and shows Kiera Knightly cards with his love declarations written on them? Well with the help of their kids Lochlan and Emmylou Paul did that. At the front door. With the very last card reading, “P.S. Will you marry me?” Talk about the best wedding proposal ever!

Wet Day for a Wedding

By the day of the wedding, it had been raining nonstop for about 4 days and there were floods all over the place. At one point I thought that Pamela and Paul were going to begin married life on some sort of ark!

Luckily their chosen wedding venue Dunblane Hydro has loads of gorgeous spaces indoors for photographs and whilst I may have mourned for a nanosecond about not getting pictures on the steps at the front of the hotel – I had a plan up my sleeve.

Team Bride

It was all go in the bridal suite when I arrived. So I got straight to work capturing memories. Pamela, Paul,and their family had made so many personal touches for this wedding.

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Pamela made the wedding bouquets and buttonholes as well as making and decorating the post box for their wedding cards. The pendant she chose to wear was her mum’s that her mum had received from her parents when she was a young lady.

Pamela’s mum had also had embroidered hankies for all the bride squad including Emmylou. Something they were all going to need in a short while.

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Pamela’s dress was a gorgeous whimsical affair and I just love this tender moment with Emmylou.

Team Groom

Paul had a whole groom squad to help him and two best men.

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All of them looking very handsome in their kilts. Paul especially so (and no he didn’t pay me to say that!).

Ceremony of Tears (happy tears)

When people say you can feel the love in the room, it is often just a figure of speech. But in the case of Pamela and Paul’s wedding you really could feel it surrounding the couple and all their family and friends.

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From the Awwww moment when Lochlan walked his wee sister Emmylou down the aisle. Then he got teary waiting for his mum to appear.

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To when Paul first laid eyes on his beautiful bride, being given away by her mum.

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To the reading one of the groom squad gave and then the sweet vows the couple had written each other. There wasn’t a dry eye left in the audience.

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The bridesmaids were clinging onto each other to keep it together and somehow I managed to hold the camera steady as I started to get emotional! It really was a poignant, heartfelt ceremony. Finished with a burst of Suddenly by Angry Anderson and a confetti cannon (see it all makes sense now!).

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I honestly fely humbled and honoured to not only witness it but to be able to capture it as well. Proving once again that I have the best job, with the very best clients in the world.

Informal Formals

Time for the group shots and I have discovered a new way of getting the whole group to smile at once…getting trapped in the automatic doors whilst trying to take their picture. Worked a treat!

One of the bar areas had a lovely bay window and it was perfect for the bridal party images.

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I feel like this has a Downton Abbey vibe going on.

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I had Paul’s groom squad stand all around him for a formal pose then I told them to rugby tackle him. Well, they didn’t need telling twice and piled on the poor groom! These guys are Paul’s ride or die guys that have been with him through thick and thin and their connection shows.

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Likewise Pamela’s bridesmaids have been friends from school and are with her all the way.

But what about those steps?

Once we had completed all the formal images and group shots my couple wanted I asked if Pamela would mind getting the bottom of her dress a wee bit wet for a photo outside in the rain, under one of my wedding umbrella’s. Yes it was pishing it down but I had a vision of how good this picture would look…

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…and they absolutely nailed it!

Starbaker

Paul made and decorated the wedding cake. Three sumptious tiers of lemon and poppyseed, red velvet and chocolate and guiness flavour.

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I bet it tasted as good as it looked.

More Happy Tears

Just when I thought everyone (including me) had pulled themselves back together emotionally, it was time for the speeches!

Pamela’s two older brothers gave speeches that were equally charming, funny and tearjerking. Heavily featuring Lochlan and EmmyLou as well.

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Paul and his two best men also gave good speach. So much so that everyone was welling up again.

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I had a wonderful time capturing this wedding. Pamela and Paul’s love for each other, their kids and their family and friends envelops you like a warm blanket.

Congratulations again Mr and Mrs McCaffery

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Wedding Aisle Order

Order, Order

Before your big day arrives, you’ll want to get well acquainted with your wedding ceremony structure. From the order of a wedding processional to the closing remarks and recessional, you should be familiar with it all. For now, let’s focus on the first part. The wedding processional, your grand entrance, as you’ll want to start things off on the right foot (see what I did there!).

When does the Processional Happen?

Consider the wedding processional the kick-off to your entire celebration. Once your guests have been seated, your officiant will find their place at the altar front of room, the groom (usually accompanied by his best man) will make his entrance (usually from the side), and the music will begin to play. This signifies the beginning of your processional.

 

Who will be in the Processional?

The first thing you need to do is figure out who will be a part of the processional. This all depends on who you’ve invited into your wedding party, so it could be one person, or it could be twenty people. Typically this will include all of the bride and groom’s immediate families, bridesmaids, the maid of honour, the best man (if he’s not already at the altar), the flower girl(s), the page boys/ring bearer, and, of course, the bride and her usher (usually her father).

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What is the traditional order of the Processional in the UK?

After the groom has made his way to the altar, the bride and groom’s immediate families will walk down the aisle to their seats (the bride’s family is usually seated on the left and the groom’s on the right). They can fly solo, walk arm in arm, or be ushered down by friends or members of your extended family. Once they’re seated, the mother of the bride takes the right arm of the father of the groom and they walk in together and take their seats (the mother of the bride will be seated on the left-hand side). If the minister or officiant isn’t already at the altar, they will be the next person to walk down the aisle.

The bride takes her father’s right arm, holds her bouquet in her left hand, and the bridesmaids, flower girls and paige boys take their places behind the bride in pairs, usually with the youngest directly behind the bride. They process down the aisle towards the groom who takes a step forward to greet the bride. Once the bride is next to the groom, the bride’s father moves to the left side and the bride gives her bouquet to her maid of honour. The bridesmaids will take their place on the left side of the bride and be seated in the first row. If the bride has no attendants, her father takes her bouquet and either places it on the front pew or gives it to the bride’s mother. Some couples choose to go a different route for the order of a wedding processional and ask the bridesmaids, flower girls, and paige boys to enter the ceremony venue first. Leaving the bride’s entrance and walk down the aisle as the grand finale of the processional. Keep in mind there is no “right way”, so choose what suits you best.

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Can I change things up?

Of course! If you don’t want to follow the traditional order of a wedding processional, you definitely don’t have to – especially if you’re hosting a non-religious ceremony. For example, the bride could walk down the aisle alone, with her mother, with both her parents or even her child (like this bride). You could skip the processional altogether and everyone could arrive through side entrances (great for couples who are a little shy). Or, you could follow the American-style (bridesmaids walking in first and then standing by your side at the altar). The world’s your oyster, so don’t be afraid of doing something different.

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Studio Sessions – Mugshots

Studio Sessions – Mugshots

“When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!” – Ted Grant

I love black and white photography. Photographers like Ansel Adams and Tim Booth are huge inspirations for me. Black and white is emotive, stripped back, and stands the test of time as a true classic.

Fine, But What The Heck Are Mugshots?

Well, the official definition is:

Definition of Mugshots

Clearly, I am not taking pictures of babies for police records!! Can you imagine? When babies go bad!! When shooting newborns and first-year milestone sessions at Grow with Me sessions I have always converted some of the images into black and white. Then I was watching two of my favourite American newborn photography trainers on a course. They were talking about images they take of babies at the end of a session. They are taken on a white background of awake babies from just above the nipple with lots of negative space. I was in love! They nicknamed their ‘process’ baby mugshots (they called them something far more beautiful and professional to their clients).

I knew I had to put my own spin on them and start offering them to clients at each newborn session. But I also thought they would be cool at Grow with Me sessions to show how their little features change and develop over their first year. But I couldn’t think of a good professional name for them. So Mugshots they stayed!

BabyMugshots

At the end of the session, babies are stripped of wraps, outfits, and accessories down to their nappys.

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This was master Brooks and I just love the face he is pulling at me. If this were my child this would be framed huge in my house. Heck, I might still do that anyway!!

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Ohhhhhhh Matron!

Master Zachary was giving me some real expressions during his session. I think he is doing a great Kenneth Williams impression here!

Not So Newborn

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When Miss Corran came in to see me at 6 months I had to capture her like this as well. After all this is the only time double chins like this are seen as cute!

The training course I was watching advised keeping the hands at the baby’s sides so it was just their little heads and shoulders but I like the hands as well and just let the littles express themselves.

At Grow with Me Sessions

4 Months

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Never mind hands, Miss Emilia wanted her feet in the shot as well! When you look this stinking cute then why not! I’m all for it. This one gave me all the heart eyes.

8 months

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Now their little personalities are developing. Master Findlay was reacting to his daddy’s singing/rapping here!

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Miss Holly who also featured in my last blog about first birthdays, (because that’s how behind on my blogging I am), rocked her third Grow with me Session mugshots. I just adore the way she is playing with her hair in this image.

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Mugshots don’t just have to be about the smiles and the silly faces. I capture all the emotions for parents. Including when Miss Cora decided she’d had enough. Am I mean for loving this one? It’s another I want to print.

Not Just For Baby’s

I also offer Mugshots for Pets.

How cute is my boy Ernie here? Don’t say I’m biased, this image made it to the top 10% in the world Shoot & Share photography competition!

So there you have it, and not one of these has appeared on police records so far (although the jury is still out on the last one)!

Studio Sessions – First Birthday Celebrations

Studio Sessions – First Birthday Celebrations

Every birthday counts…especially the first.

I don’t know about you but I love a good birthday celebration.  I love the cake, I love the balloons, I love the bubbles… Luckily at JB Moments Photography, you can have all three!

The Smart Pictures

Before the birthday boy or girl gets introduced to what they are smashing (usually cake, but can be doughnuts, fruit, spaghetti, etc) I like to get some nice portrait images. You know the ones grandma might like.

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Some, like Miss Lyla, opt for a non smash n splash first birthday shoot and so we get to have fun with outfit and backdrop changes.

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If the little one brings older siblings with them I like to get them in front of the camera as well. I was particularly in love with Miss Lyla’s crown that she had no issue wearing.

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Where’s my cake, lady! I was promised cake!

Master Caleb also bought his big brother with him but I had to share this serious image him! Mum has asked for a ‘jungle theme’ and I fell in love with the palm leaf banner I managed to source.

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Miss Holly’s theme on the other hand was ‘pink and girly’. I love how this one turned out. Holly’s Smash n Splash session was the final part of her Grow with Me year of photoshoots.

Let Them Smash Cake

Once the ‘formal’ portraits are done it’s time to reveal the cake (or other smashable items). I always provide a wooden spoon as well so that the little one has something to bash the cake with if they prefer.

Reactions to the cake vary from huge enthusiasm and diving in headfirst (yes really!) to not at all enamoured and every reaction in between. I would say that both Master Caleb and Miss Holly were somewhere in the middle of the fence when it came to the cake.

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Master Caleb’s cake was caramelised biscuit flavour and once he got into it enjoyed feeding himself with the wooden spoon!

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Miss Holly’s cake was a vanilla, white choc and plum jam concoction that Daddy seemed most excited by. Holly was quite a delicate picker of her cake. However, she still managed to cover her tutu, hands, feet, and face in the cake!

Birthday Bubbles

Now at my age, the only type of birthday bubbles I am interested in are the ones that pop out of a bottle with a name like Dom Perignon!

But when you are one, the best sort of bubbles are the ones that come in a tub you can splash around in. Throw in some rubber ducks and a bubble machine and you are in one-year-old heaven.

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I mean, just look at Master Caleb. He is living his best life right there! For mum and dad, it is also a chance to get rid of some of the cake debris that has worked its way into most orifices by now. So it’s a win-win!

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And despite Miss Holly having the biggest, bluest, roundest eyes that I love to photograph. I absolutely adore this image of her enjoying herself.

And if you can’t enjoy yourself on your birthday, when can you?

 

Wedding Buttonholes

Wedding Buttonholes

What Is a Wedding Buttonhole?

A buttonhole, also known as a boutonniere, is basically a smaller version of a wedding bouquet. Don’t worry, they’re not as extravagant as the handheld arrangements – they’re quite modest in size because they rest on the lapel of a jacket or blazer (they can be stuck through a buttonhole – hence the name – or pinned atop the lapel). Typically, they are composed of a single flower or a small collection of flowers and/or decorative accents.

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The origins of the Buttonhole

The tradition of wedding buttonholes, as with all wedding flowers, originates from ancient Greece.

The male wedding party members would wear a small bunch of flowers, usually mixed with fragrant herbs, pinned close to their hearts in order to ward off evil spirits. It was believed that these evil spirits would cause the groom to turn his heart against the bride and refuse to love her.

Buttonholes travelled to England during Medieval times. Knights of the realm would wear their lady’s colours upon their chest to show their everlasting love and commitment.

Even without their armour, these colours would be displayed on their left lapel. Just as they are still worn by grooms today

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Types of Buttonholes

Traditionally it is designed to co-ordinate with the bride’s bouquet. But for grooms that want to put their own twist on things here are some ideas.

  • Paper flowers made from old books
  • Feathers in coordinating colours
  • Flowers arranged in a jacket pocket instead of a hanky
  • Succulents
  • Dried flowers
  • Chillies or other fruit/veg
  • Pinecones, acorns and seed-heads
  • Lego figures, playing cards and other playful items that reflect the groom’s personality

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How do you wear it?

The groom and any other men wearing buttonholes should wear them on their left with the flowers facing upwards.

Mothers of the bride and groom and female wedding guests should wear their buttonholes on the right and with the flowers facing downwards. The same goes for corsages, they should be worn on the right.

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The groom will often have a slightly more elaborate buttonhole than the rest of the male guests (it is his day too after all!). Likewise, the mothers of the bride and groom will normally have larger floral decorations than other female guests to signify their status in the wedding party.

When I am photographing getting ready preparations or meeting the groom at the ceremony venue I will always check and offer to help make sure their buttonholes are wedding-ready. It’s all part of the JB Moments Photography service 🙂

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Personal Branding Shoot – Ethical Beauty with Tracy

Personal Branding Shoot – Ethical Beauty with Tracy

Dog People Are My People

I first met Tracy when we were both out walking our respective dogs. My boys loved Tracy’s good-natured Doodle Max and so we would natter whilst the dogs chased each other. Fast forward a little and I am a regular customer of The Body Shop goodies from Tracy. And when she wanted some branding photography done…She knew who to call.

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It’s fair to say Max features in a lot of the pictures!

Branding Plan

At our consultation, we agreed that Tracy wanted a mix of images that reflected her brand and her personality. And a mix of business and personal. If I had to describe Tracy I would say fun-loving and with a huge heart so I wanted to make sure her images conveyed that as well.

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As usual, when I do a branding shoot for someone that works predominately from home I ended up in almost every room of the house taking photos!

We started in Tracy’s office to capture some ‘at work’ images. But we couldn’t resist also capturing where Max likes to sit when Tracy is working!

Whipping Up Some Marketing Images

When I asked Tracy what she does in her spare time, one of the things she mentioned was hanging out with her daughter whilst she baked.

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I loved the set of images we captured in the kitchen of them. Both being very good sports at my ridiculous directions!

Take Me To The Bedroom

Okay, this isn’t where I usually end up with clients but as Tracy’s business is all about beauty products we knew we could have some fun with face masks and a ‘girls night in’ set of images.

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Of course, Max wanted in on the action as well, and well, with that face, how could you resist?

Good Sport

As I said, Tracy is good fun and was such a good sport on the day. As well as selling beauty products, Tracy is also a makeup artist. We captured some ‘sensible’ images of that and then…

Commercial Photographer - JB Moments PhotographyThat said, look at those amazing cheekbones! We were having way too much fun at this point.

Coffee Break

We wanted to add some location images to Tracy’s gallery as well so she organised a team meeting at her favourite local coffee shop Savana. I like to get as many images as possible for my clients in any location so as well as her team images I captured her working remotely as well.

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I love working with like-minded businesswomen like Tracy and I can’t wait for our next session!

You can find out more about what Tracy does here.

 

Personal Branding Shoot – Kuka Studios

Personal Branding Shoot – Kuka Studios

It should be illegal to have this much fun whilst working – but here I am living my best life! Personal Branding shoots are so much fun 🙂

My Branding

My relationship with the wonderful Kuka Studios started when I was looking for a website and logo designer in 2017. A friend suggested this husband and wife dream team and it remains one of the best decisions I have made for my business.

My logo gets plastered on anything that stands still long enough and 4 and a half years on I am still in love with it. A true testimony to the fact that Kuka properly listens to what you need and gets it right. The same goes for my website.

We bonded over a love of all things skulls and every year I am delighted to shoot their kids back to school pictures for them.

Their Branding

Imagine how honoured I felt when they got in touch to ask if I would shoot some images for their re-branding (if you can’t imagnine – very)!

I can’t share many of the images from their fab photoshoot as the re-brand hasn’t happened yet. This is what happens when you are a highly succesful digital maketing studio. You never have time for your own website.

Kuka Studios can help with all sorts of stuff from website and logo design to copywriting and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) to training and education. Jill and Harry are a super talented couple and I wanted to capture that as part of the shoot. I think it is one of the USPs of their business.

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They also get to hang out (sorry work) with their good friend and fellow copywriter and artist Kathleen.

Commercial Photographer - JB Moments PhotographyI love it when people tell me they hate getting their picture taken. I just keep spouting rubbish until I get them to laugh. Job done!

All The Team Members

As well as cute kitten named Thor, Jill and Harry also have a mahoosive floof called Loki. I had to include him in the photoshoot.

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Isn’t he gorgeous?

At Your Service

People often ask what do you shoot at a branding photoshoot if the company provides a service rather than a physical product?

As well as capturing behind the scenes images of everyone hard at work I also take pictures of them doing things they enjoy outside of work and their passions. This ensures a full gallery of images that can be used not just for a website re-design but for social media posting as well.

As a copy writer Jill has a love for all things stationery.

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The company ethos is warm and welcoming with an emthasis on taking the time to listen to their customers needs and coming up with tailored solutions for them.

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Is there a better way to do that, than over tea and cake? Erm – I don’t think so.

I can’t wait to see how they use all their images. I know for sure that it wont be in anyway boring.

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The modern handshake?

 

 

 

Inglewood House – Samantha & Jamie’s Wedding

Inglewood House – Samantha & Jamie’s Wedding

The final wedding of my triple wedding weekend bonanza was forecast to be rainy but the day was bathed in beautiful sunlight.

Did you ask her or did you Jamaica?

Is it me, or are my puns getting even better?! Samantha and Jamie stayed in the same village but it took a friend introducing them 10 years ago to meet. As a couple, they love holidaying in Jamaica (hence the pun) and 3 years ago Jamie smuggled an engagement ring in a sock in his suitcase and proposed whilst they were out there. All a complete surprise to Samantha.

Location, Location, Location

Samantha and Jamie chose the stunning venue of Inglewood House & Spa in Alloa for their wedding.

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Their wedding ceremony was to take place in the great hall in front of the stunning stone fireplace.

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Check out that gorgeous wood paneling.

First Look

Before Samantha made her grand entrance down the stairs it was lovely to capture a candid moment of the groom chatting to his soon to be father-in-law as he waited at the bottom of the stairs to give Samantha away.

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Then the moment she appeared at the top of the stairs, all eyes were on the beautiful bride.

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I always have to remind myself to turn around and capture the groom’s expression when you get an entrance as stunning as this.

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But I’m glad I did 🙂

The Ceremony

Samantha and Jamie opted for a simple Humanist service conducted by Lucy Black .

During the ceremony, they were bathed in the most beautiful light from the stained glass windows.

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After the official signing of the marriage certificate took place I knew that Lucy was going to read a poem to conclude the service. So I dashed up the stairs to the balcony to get some overhead shots.

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More Balconies

The bridal suite also has a balcony that overlooks the front of the property. Perfect for full group shots. I must confess I was momentarily distracted by the amazing roll-top bath in the huge bathroom. I hope they got the opportunity to use it. Anyway, where was I? Ah yes, group shots.

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Formals

After some more group shots, the bride and groom were kinda done with photographs and wanted to enjoy some time with their family and friends. I’m not a monster, so I allowed them a while, even though I was itching to get images of them against the beautiful backdrop.

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I mean, come on, right?

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Gorgeous.

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Like something from a fairytale.

Cakes

Before the wedding guests got called to eat I took some pictures of the cake, or rather cakes.

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Due to Covid-19 safety measures, they decided to have individual cupcakes for each guest instead of slices of cake.

The Jamaica theme carried through during dinner with each of the tables named after some of their favourite places on the island.

Is this love?

As day turned to night and the evening guests arrived. The band started playing the first dance. Jamie had kept this a surprise from his new wife. It was an arrangement of Is This Love originally by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

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Congratulations Mr and Mrs Grattan.

 

Paisley Registry Office – Nikki & Kris’ Wedding

Paisley Registry Office – Nikki & Kris’ Wedding

This was the 2nd of my hatrick of weddings at the beginning of September and what a beautiful day it was for a wedding. It was also my first time at Paisley Registry Office. Thank goodness I always leave myself lots of extra time as it took me a while to find where to park! I was still there before the groom and his party but not before the brides gran who always likes to get there early – a women after my own heart!

Quite the Performance

Around 2013 Nikki and Kris were both performers travelling the same circuit. Nikki was a burlesque dancer and Kris was in a band. Kris claims that Nikki ignored him at first but then they became friends, then moved in together and then had their gorgeous son Harrison.

Kris planned to propose to Nikki at Christmastime on a night out to Glasgow by a big Christmas tree. But when they got to the spot the tree wasn’t there so there was a bit of an awkward silence and then he propsed!

Camera ShyAt their pre-consultation Kris had mentioned his mum hated getting her photo taken. She clearly loves her sons though so I made Kris and his brother give her a kiss. She forgot about the camera and beamed from ear to ear.

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Miss Amber her granddaughter and flower girl thought this was hilarious!

Sweet Ride

Nikki arrived in a stunning vintage car and looked absolutely stunning. “Like a Princess” said Harrison and I had to agree.

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Harrison was rocking his kilt and the Mother of the Bride’s outfit was gorgeous as well.

Let’s Do This!

Harrison and Amber looked so darn cute leading the procession down the aisle.

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Amber had a basket of confetti pouches that she diligently gave out to everyone. Harrison meanwhile kept a tight grip on the rings.

Nikki and Kris also wrote their own vows to one another which was a lovely touch. I am not going to lie, I felt something in my eye at that point!

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I wasn’t the only one. I spotted gran dabbing her eyes with a hanky as well.

Confetti Time

Rather than spill all the confetti outside the registry office we got the guests to cross the road to the conveniently located Paisley Abbey.

Nikki, Kris and Harrison went in style in the vintage car wit the roof down.

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Whilst we were there I had to capture the bride with her mum and gran. It’s not often you get to be lucky and have the three generations around on your wedding day.

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Strike a Pose

As the guests all headed off to the resturant, I followed the bride and groom to their lovely hotel, the Ashtree House Hotel.  Their gardens were perfect to set up some images in.

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With plenty of trees to hide behind.

I loved Nikki’s veil so I had to get the classic kiss under it.

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Love how emotive this is in black and white.

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I am under the veil in this image with Nikki and I love how it turned out. If you look closely you can see the diamante micky mouse pins in the flowers – just one of the many lovely little touches the couple had in this wedding.

Hell Yeah

Another one was the handpainted biker jacket that Nikki painted herself. It had loads of details personal to them on it. I tototally think she could start a business painting these for brides.

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I am an absolute sucker for leather and lace together so I spent a lot of time photographing  this!

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We were setting this up to be a super serious moody image and then just as I was about to click the shutter I saw Harrison combat rolling in from the side with a big stick. I now love it even more!

Then it was time to let the guys head off to meet their friends and family and celebrate the night away.

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Congratulations Mr & Mrs Nunn, you rock!