David, Alex, Reuben and his teddy came to Coldstream Marriage Room for their ceremony, its a really nice registry office and Coldstream is a charming wee town. When David first got in touch with me he had a lot of questions and I managed to help him find a good local florist and somewhere for afternoon tea for the three of them for after the ceremony (which was the Collingwood Arms, nice and near and a lovely easy to find place too). After the wedding they headed off up into Scotland for a tour around and a bit of a holiday, what a lovely way to start your honeymoon.
A few weeks ago I posted a pre-wedding shoot on the beach with this lovely family, their Cherry Trees wedding in Kelso came around really quickly after that and it was so so beautiful! It's the first time I've shot there and I loved it, anyways I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, Chloe and Martyn certainly thought about every little detail and it really shows, enjoy!
Lisa chose 3 locations for her beautiful family to have their photography session, we started at the family home, in the garden and inside for a few then we went to a local park which was down by the stream, we ended up at Cocklawburn beach (it was a good idea to end there because, sand). After looking through our what to wear guide, Lisa had 3 outfits outfit ideas so we matched them up with the locations before we set off, I would usually advise against 3 changes as children can become impatient but these two were troopers right through. I loved this shoot and I'd love know which location you prefer, let me know in the comments below, beach, park or home... I think my favourite was the beach at the end of the day - it was that really misty weekend that we had, remember? It was like pea soup at the beach!
Let me know your fave location in the comments below :)
Linda wanted some fun photographs of her lovely grandchildren at the beach, these kids had a great relationship together as cousins and we all had a fab time!
We started the session at the studio (see last pic above) but all agreed that we prefered the outdoor shots most.
Thanks to Mel and James for having me at their super informal wedding party, everyone had great fun at Marshall Meadows in Berwick. James and Mel married at Brighton a few weeks earlier (same day as the Royal Wedding!) so the party in Berwick was to celebrate with friends and family from home. Congratulations!
After taking a break from weddings over the last couple of years, here I was shooting a pre-wedding session for Chloe and Martyn on Saturday who are getting wed this year!
I have been photographing Chloe, Martyn, and their 2 children for the last 5 years (starting with a lovely black and white maternity session if I recall correctly) so when they asked me to photograph their wedding I almost squealed with excitement - Chloe has the most amazing taste and the venue they have chosen together looks utterly gorgeous. https://www.cherrytrees-kelso.co.uk/
I thought this would be a good session to blog about as it is quite 'typical' now for a pre wedding session to include the couples children and pets, including children allows them to get used to my being there and photographing them with a big camera ahead of the wedding day which means they wont find my unobtrusive approach at all unusual or unfamiliar at the wedding, making the big day much more relaxed for everyone involved.
Ooops! Well we did still manage to turn things around and get some lovely family shots on the beach..
We then left the kids with granny and grandpa and headed off, out of sight for a few couple photos in preparation of the big day! I always think it is a good idea to book a session like this before a wedding, alongside creating a beautiful set of portraits to mark your engagement I can show you both how to look your very best together, Ill pose you in a way that looks as natural as possible.
Here we are on the way home minus a bunch of balloons but plus 2 penny floater balls, compliments of Granny and Grandpa who kindly came along to help with the Daphne the dog and also to give us some time without the children to practice the couple photography!
Kid's photographer Sarah documented the Radio Borders Cash for Kids day at Wedderburn Castle.
It’s every little girl’s dream to be a princess and for Sarah and Emily Macleod (aged 5 and 3) it became a reality last week when they were treated like royalty at Wedderburn Castle. A day of pampering and being treated like a princess was their prize in the Radio Borders Cash for Kids charity auction. The winning bidder was dad Ross, who bought it for his five year old daughter Sarah. However, when everyone involved in the auction heard that Ross had two daughters, who had tragically lost their mum, one princess became two and Emily joined her sister at Wedderburn Castle.
Radio Borders Cash for Kids manager, Candy Rafferty, said: “One of the radio presenters happened to know him (Ross), and told me that he had two daughters and tragically his wife had died, so they didn’t have a mum. I phoned the owners of Wedderburn who immediately said they would be very happy to have an extra princess. I phoned the dressmaker who immediately said she would design two dresses. I phoned the hairdresser... Same story.
“It’s just such a lovely example of the generosity of Borders people, and as the charity manager at Radio borders Cash for Kids, I am blown away by it every single day.
On arriving at the castle for a day, Sarah and Emily were greeted in regal style and escorted to the Wedderburn’s grandest chamber, where they had their hair styled and were fitted out with tiaras and princess outfits from ‘A Perfect Fit’ in Coldstream.
Attending the princesses were Brian Rafferty, Royal Warrant holder and hairdresser to HRH the Queen when she is in Scotland, and a dressmaker, lady-in-waiting and courtiers from Radio Borders and Wedderburn Castle.
Amongst the princesses’ royal duties was the official opening of Wedderburn Barns, a new rustic party and wedding venue in the former Georgian stables at Wedderburn Castle. The princesses cut the ribbon on the barns, toured the premises and had official photographs taken at the castle and barns by Pictorial Photography.
Other official engagements included sealing documents and letters at the grand dining room table at Wedderburn and inspecting the castle and grounds to ensure that all is in order. Lunch for the princesses included a selection of special cupcakes designed especially for the day by Borders Cakes and Cupcakes.
A horse-drawn carriage ride around the ground of the castle finished off their day, courtesy of the Cornhill Carriage Company. Then after spending the day being treated like royalty in the castle, it was back to reality for the two girls.
Cash for Kids is the official charity of Radio Borders and provides a helping hand to children around the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland. They are currently running their Christmas Mission to help the thousands of children in poverty who would otherwise wake up to a Christmas without presents this year. They’re asking you to buy just one extra present this year - new and unwrapped gifts suitable for children and young people or make a cash donation online, in person or over the phone.
Read more at: http://www.berwickshirenews.co.uk/news/the-cash-for-kids-charity-1-3197082
These beautiful girls melted my heart, their striking red hair and blue eyes needed centre stage so plain backgrounds worked best, what better than the North sea, the soft sand and an old blue and white 1930's shelter.
first posted on 21st October 2008
A relaxed family photo shoot on the beach whilst the sun was going down. Some of these shots were set up and some were completely natural, unusually I prefered the 'posed' shots of the day and so did the family.