The good people at Photo Professional Magazine got in touch at the end of 2012 asking if I’d like to share a top tip for making 2013 my best year ever – how could I refuse? My tip was to shoot more gorgeous film for my wedding and portrait work and less digital. My aim for the year is to hit a 80/20 mix of film to digital. I was even more delighted when they said that one of my images was going to open the feature over a DPS. The photo featured was shot at a styled shoot at my favourite venue, Fingask Castle just outside of Perth. The model is the beautiful Laura Ferguson who works for Alison Kirk Bridal who kindly lent dresses for the shoot. You can see more pics from the shoot here. The films were processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab in the States and shot on my Hasselblad H1 camera.
I was delighted to be asked by the lovely people at Fingask Castle to photograph some new material for their latest wedding brochure that publishes early in 2013. My wife and I were married there six years ago and the venue holds a very special place in my heart. It was only fitting that my wife Sharon supplied the shoes, coordinated and styled the shoot. Below is a small selection of photographs from the day. The bulk of the shoot was captured on medium format Fuji film, with a couple of digital shots thrown in for good measure. The films were scanned by RPL in the States. Many thanks to all the suppliers who made the shoot possible. You can find their details at the foot of the post.
I was delighted a while back when Photo Professional magazine here in the UK asked me to contribute to an editorial they were compiling focussing on UK photographers shooting weddings on film. The piece features in the current (December) issue.
Meet Heather & Mike from British Columbia in Canada. They flew in to Edinburgh and spent a couple of days sight-seeing before heading over to Glasgow, the base for their wedding in Dunoon a few days later. They were blessed with the most amazing weather for their wedding day and the drive from their gorgeous flat in Claremont Gardens following the river down to the ferry at Gourock was an absolute joy. They were married in glorious sunshine atop Castle Hill overlooking Hunters Quay and the Firth of Clyde with Heather’s bridesmaid and two the two respective fathers. The majority of the photographs were captured on Kodak Portra film with a Contax 645 camera using available light. Once they were married they left for Paris, then Bilbao before heading home to Canada.