Banchory Lodge Wedding - Amanda and Keil

Sometimes there's a wedding that gets you right in the feels, and this was one of them. When Amanda's Irish grandad serenaded us with a traditional song for his wedding speech - oh my heart - I could barely take it! So much love in the room for these guys, and rightly so - they are made for each other. Here's a sneak peek from their day 

Videographer - Solar Weddings

Second shooter - Sarah Ferry 

Flowers - Harmony Florist, Banchory

Hair and Make up - Riah, Banchory 

Dress - Ronald Joyce

Cake - Clockwork Cake Creations

Pre Wedding Session in Aberdeen

Amanda and Keil are becoming Mr and Mrs this Saturday, and their son Magnus and I just can't wait! We met up a couple of weeks ago to chat through the final details of their day, and do a pre wedding photo session. This is a great a chance for everyone to relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera before the big day....although I don't think young Magnus has any issues with feeling camera shy! SO handsome.

Looking forward to lots of laughs and dance floor action - it's going to be a fantastic day! 

Beautiful Summer Wedding - Aswanley, Huntly

I recently had the pleasure of heading out to Aswanley, near Huntly, as a second shooter for the lovely Emma Lawson Photography. With fellow photographer Donna Murray also along to second shoot, we started our day over at the Craigellachie Hotel, before I rode with the boys to Aswanley to wait patiently for the bride to arrive! The whole wedding was gorgeous from start to finish - here's just a few favourites of mine from the day 

Newborn Photographer in Aberdeen - Baby C

This little love was a star for her session, and snuggled in close to her Mum, Dad and big brother for lots of lovely cuddles while I photographed their family moments. Lifestyle newborn photography sessions, in the comfort of your own home, where you can just relax with your baby, are one of my most favourite things to shoot. I am incredibly lucky to have such wonderful clients who allow me to come and capture them, at this most special and life changing time! 

If you'd like to chat about an at home newborn session in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire, then pop me a message or email hello@vivienneelizabethphotography.co.uk

Banchory Lodge Wedding - Mhariann and Jason

Banchory Lodge was the beautiful setting for the wedding of Mhariann and Jason on Sunday, and the sun came out meaning everyone could enjoy the views over the River Dee.  I started the morning with the girls over in Bridge of Don, where everyone was super relaxed about the excitement that lay ahead! Here's just a small preview of images from their amazing day - 

Gorgeous blooms by Flowers By Judith

Cake by Mhariann's Dad

Piping by Spud the Piper

Stunning dress from The Bridal Boutique, Peterculter

Make up by Samantha Cardno MUA

Videography - the awesome Flat 4d Media

Outdoor Wedding in Aberdeenshire - R + J

R + J had their beautiful wedding planned to perfection!  After two days of torrential rain, the weather got on side to bring out the sun for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony at their Aberdeenshire family home, nestled deep in the heart of Royal Deeside. Here's just a tiny preview of their amazing wedding day - thank you so much for having us! 

(sneaky slideshow if you click HERE as well - this wedding was too gorgeous not to share more of!)

 

You can read more about my wedding photography by clicking here - I'd love to chat to you about your special day! 

Newborn Photography Aberdeen - Baby Nathaniel

I had the pleasure of photographing Nathaniel's mum Penelope in the very last few weeks of her pregnancy, so I was especially excited to go back and meet him - especially after his super speedy arrival in to the world at home! He was a super chilled little man, and I had a great time with him and his gorgeous big brother too. Here's just a few images from his session -

Pittodrie House Wedding - Natalie and Greg

Wedding season is now in to full swing, and I am so excited about the months ahead, with so many fantastic couples to photograph. I adore being part of such a happy occasion, and telling the story of what is a very special day.

I had an amazing time with Natalie, Greg and their four amazing children at their Pittodrie House wedding last weekend. I shared a small sneaky peek of some images from their day over on my Facebook page, so thought I'd pop them here too. They planned their wedding in 4 months after 11 years together, and it all came together beautifully! 

I am fully booked for this year, but if you are currently planning your 2018/19 wedding and are looking for a photographer, then get in touch and tell me all about it! 

Kirstin and Felix - Aberdeen Family Photography

Kirstin is a wonderful mama to 3 beautiful boys, and I was so happy when she booked a session with me for her and her youngest son, Felix. The weather agreed with me and the sun came out, meaning we could unleash all of Felix's gorgeously nommable rolls of baby pudge - how Kirstin doesn't nibble him all day long I don't know! 

Here's just a few images from their session - I'll be running another day of mama sessions in the summer. Email me to be put on the mailing list for more information 

Sam - Aberdeen Newborn Photography

I've been so excited to share this newborn session with you all! I met Sam when she asked me to capture a special birthday celebration for her mother in law, back in January at Norwood Hall, where she was rocking a gorgeous baby bump. I was absolutely delighted to hear of baby Sam's safe arrival in to the world, and to be asked to come and spend a morning with them to capture his newborn photographs. 

Here's just a little selection of images from their gallery - how stunning does (mama) Sam look? She's definitely the Queen in a household of boys! My heart couldn't cope with the cuteness of big brother Max loving on his new sibling - I mean, just look at this face! 

Newborn Photography in Aberdeen - Baby Willow

I had the loveliest time a few weeks ago meeting baby Willow, her parents and her gorgeous big sister. Fern was a fantastic help throughout the session, and even got behind her own camera, to make sure I got all the shots! 

Here's just a few images from their session - how beautiful is Willow's mum? 

I have very limited space over the summer months for newborn sessions - if you'd like natural, relaxed newborn portraits, capturing your families special moments, I'd love to hear from you! 

Woman Behind The Business - Banchory Chiropractic Clinic

I have the great pleasure of calling Felicity, aka 'Magic Hands' a friend, and I was very happy when I managed to sufficiently twist her arm enough to take part in this series. Despite having a new baby and an active toddler, she has recently expanded her business, Banchory Chiropractic Clinic, in to new premises and is working hard to create a one stop wellbeing hub with massage practitioners, chiropractors and yoga classes all on site. I'll let Felicity tell you more!

Congratulations on the opening of your new clinic! What services are available at Banchory Chiropractic Clinic?

Thank you! We now offer a much wider range of services now we have our brand spanking new clinic. We still offer first class chiropractic treatment from our 3 superstar chiropractors, but in addition we now have 2 massage therapists and a kinetic chain release therapist. We also have a studio room where we host yoga, Pilates and a pelvic floor class, and these are classes that are available to anyone. We also have our very own Lower Back Repair class; a new concept which is exclusively available for our patients.

You do a lot of work with infants - how can chiropractic benefit them?

I do! Most of my patients these days are babies! I see babies for lots of different reasons, but the most common reasons are that parents might notice that their baby favours holding their head or body in a particular way, or they have a flattened or misshapen head, or they might be exhibiting some strange behaviours like excessive crying and showing general discomfort. I am also a breastfeeding counsellor so I see many mothers and babies who have problems feeding as well. Chiropractic care for infants can help to ease tension patterns that may have been created whilst baby was on the inside, during birth or from everyday habits in the babies early weeks. This release of tension generally results in a more contented baby!

And chiropractic treatment can be useful in pregnancy too?

Very much so. I often wonder how pregnant mummies get though it without chiropractic care. Pregnancy can cause some pretty significant postural and structural changes and some mothers find this painful and difficult to deal with. These changes may also affect the baby's positioning inside the mother as the walls of the uterus become strained and suffer torsion. We are trained to correct the mother's posture and pelvic positioning in the hope that will allow baby to organise itself into an optimal position. There are some small studies showing that chiropractic care during pregnancy can lead to a quicker and more "straightforward" labour. This is definitely the case in my clinic on an anecdotal basis - my associate Laura holds the record - one of her patients had a baby in 15 mins start to finish!

Tell me a bit more about your new infant drop in clinic?

The infant drop in clinic was a bit of a leap of faith for me. It has never been done before to my knowledge, and I had no idea whether it would be successful or not. As a mother myself I knew the feelings of dread at the thought of getting yourself and your baby out of the house on time so I thought I would try a format that was much more laid back. It has also allowed my clinic to participate in some important chiropractic research and helped me to teach my associate in a safe, structured way where I can oversee everything. Plus there's nothing worse than feeling as though you are alone when you are having difficulty with your baby. The drop in clinic is sort of like a baby group so there is a social aspect too! We have been going just over a month now and although it is somewhat shambolic it seems to be working! 

How do you manage juggling 2 young children and a successful business?

I will never say it's easy; there have been extremely difficult times. Being a working mother is definitely the most difficult thing I have ever done, but I find it manageable because I am very committed to my work. My clinic was my first baby! Having actual babies has also really given me extra focus to my work, I have learned so much from being a mother myself, which helps me to support other mums and babies. It is hard, but I am also very lucky to be my own boss, and the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. The short answer is I drink a lot of coffee and have a lot of help. There are also those days that I don't manage at all!

What do you do to relax? (If you find a spare moment!)

That is something that I struggle with nowadays. I enjoy a quiet coffee when I can and also love to keep fit, so like to go walking if possible. I recently completed a 5k obstacle course with friends which although not relaxing at all, really boosted my mood. I also love a bath in the evening if kiddies allow it!

Who is your greatest source of support?

It has to be my husband Neill. I would not have achieved anything without his practical and emotional support. We were friends long before we were a couple so we have a very strong foundation. He also makes me laugh out loud every day. I have a lot of practical help from my family; my son prefers being at my sisters house than at home! My tribe of mummy friends are also very special to me and I would not have made it this far through parenthood without them.  

What would your top tip be for new mums or mums to be?

Find your mummy friends! The loneliness of having a baby is real; things dramatically improve once you realise everyone else is struggling as much as you!

You can find out more about Banchory Chiropractic Clinic over on their Facebook page

Michelle + Keith - Logie Country House

April 1st saw Michelle and Keith get married at the gorgeous Logie Country House 

After 21 years together, they decided to tie the knot, and I was delighted to be there to document it all. Their close family and friends were staying the weekend with them at Logie, and when I arrived in the morning, the air was full of excitement, with kids running around the grounds,  and some serious gin bar preparations taking place in the kitchen! Their wedding was full of fun and laughter (and a few happy tears!) from start to finish. 

Here's just a little sneak peek from their day - thanks to Melissa from Apini Photography for coming along to second shoot with me!

I think Keith was pretty chuffed that they'd finally said their 'I Do's'!