This post has taken me about three times as long as I care to admit. I hadn't expected looking back over my 2017 weddings to take me on such a rollercoaster of emotion! So many happy, beautiful, tearful, joyful, hilarious and downright awesome moments, and I am so honoured that my amazing couples trusted me to capture them (and then said some super nice things about me too). I've got to work with some fantastic suppliers, amazing fellow photographers, and visit some gorgeous venues all over Aberdeenshire, from an outdoor marquee wedding at home in Royal Deeside to The Barn at Barra, Banchory LodgeLogie Country House, Fasque Castle and more. I've cantered across fields, stood in rivers, pinned countless buttonholes, blotted tears and laughed a lot. I even entered the depths of an Orcadian reel and lived to tell the tale - 2017, you were a blast!

I've sort of cheated by making a video (scroll down for that), but I wanted to share a few images here with you as well (and you should know by know that my 'few' means 'many' so grab a cuppa!) 

I'd love to hear all about your wedding plans and have a chat about capturing your wedding story, so pop me a note and we can take it from there! 

Rosanna and John planned a picture perfect outdoor wedding at Rosanna's parents home in Royal Deeside. Despite a week of rain beforehand, the sun shone on their beautiful day - view the full blog post here. Their wedding was also featured over on We Fell in Love 

Natalie and Greg planned their Pittodrie House wedding in less than 4 months, and their children were over the moon to see Mummy and Daddy finally get hitched! The above image won a Highly Commended award with the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers in June, and I might have been shedding a wee tear with the girls when I saw them coming up the aisle - view the full blog post here. 

Laura's mum made all the beautiful harvest/rustic handtied bouquets for her wedding to Paul - and their detail filled day at the stunning Kings College and unique Woodend Barn was a joy. View the full blog post here.

A beautiful bride + sparkly bokeh + those eyes - Mhariann and Jason's wedding at Banchory Lodge was full of love. 

Sunshine, gorgeous blooms and a whole lot of love went down at Vicki and Neil's September wedding at The Barn at Barra. Epic blog post full of wedding goodness can be found here

Hannah and Tim got married at Kings College and The Barn at Barra back in September. Not only did they have a beautifully choreographed first dance, but some of their bridal party and friends formed a choir during speeches to sing! And they looked THIS happy literally all day long - see it all here 

Michelle and Keith got married at Logie Country House back in April. Keith was super chuffed to finally get Michelle up the aisle after 21 years together (Michelle looks like she feels the same way too!) See their full day here 

Tania and Rory wed at the stunning Fasque Castle, on a beautiful autumn day - the bride rocking trainers under her bespoke Ian Stuart gown. 

Kelly and Damien got married in October at Banff Springs, up on the Moray coast. And just a few days later, they welcomed their first baby in to the world. Talk about a whirlwind week! I just love this image of Kelly who braved a slightly chilly breeze down at the beach! 

Amanda and Keil. All the love for this gorgeous pair - you can see more from their day at Banchory Lodge here

I may have had a wee cry when this landed in my inbox! - 

"I just wanted to pop you a line to tell you how eternally and amazingly grateful my husband (!) and I are for your absolutely amazing work on our wedding - from start to finish. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you; I don't want to say "working with you" because it really felt as though you were part of our day and capturing the atmosphere from the heart!

I have had so many comments from friends and family on the photos we have received so far and everyone not only thinks they're beautiful but has mentioned how happy we look. Of course we like to think we were happy on the day, but I think it's something really special that you managed to capture that essence of us in all of your work! Your relaxed and unobtrusive style was exactly what we were looking for and our guests have commented that they barely remember there being a photographer there on the day - which is a testament to just how discreet and fantastic you were!!

We honestly cannot thank you enough for your beautiful beautiful work - you are so incredibly talented at what you do and we feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with you. For two people who are uncomfortable around cameras, you managed to capture us at our best." 

I'm not crying, you are....we ALL were at this super sweet moment between Jo and her dad Charlie last weekend at Logie Country House. 

Who's ready for that video now? These are just a few of my favourites from 2017, and I did my best to keep the number down! I absolutely cannot wait to get started with my 2018 weddings - we are going to have the BEST time. 

If you are getting married in Scotland (or even further afield!), then pop on over to my Weddings page - drop me a line anytime, I love, love, love to talk weddings!

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 at Kings College Aberdeen and Banchory Lodge Hotel

Videographer - Solar Weddings

Second shooter - Sarah Ferry 

Flowers - Harmony Florist, Banchory

Hair and Make up - Riah, Banchory 

Dress - Ronald Joyce

Cake - Clockwork Cake Creations

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

Getting married at Banchory Lodge? View Amanda and Keil's Banchory Lodge wedding here

Outdoor Wedding in Aberdeenshire - Scottish Outdoor Wedding

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 wedding 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! 

(There is a sneaky slideshow if you scroll to the bottom, because I just couldn't resist showing you some more! You can also find this wedding featured on We Fell in Love )

Suppliers - 

Catering - Salt and Sauce

Flowers - The Secret Garden

Band - Johnny Brady Music

Videographer - Brian Scott Weddings

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

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! 

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'! 

Logie Country House Wedding - Aberdeenshire Wedding Photographer

I had the great pleasure of second shooting for the awesome Emma Lawson a couple of months back. Our venue for the day was Logie Country House, just outside of Inverurie, who were hosting the Scottish/Greek fusion wedding of S + A. While Emma captured the girls getting ready, I was with the boys watching a traditional Greek dressing ceremony unfold, and the party vibe continued from morning right through to night! 

Here's just a small selection of images I took on the day. You can find out more about Logie Country House here

Lauren + Dan - Wedding at Midmar Village Hall- Aberdeenshire Wedding Photography

I was absolutely delighted to be Lauren and Dan's photographer for their beautiful wedding day at Midmar Village Hall. Nestled deep in the Aberdeenshire countryside, the quaint hall had been transformed in to a stunning wedding venue, ready to welcome their friends and family. With guests from as far away as Abu Dhabi flying in for the occassion, and the sun peeking it's head round the clouds, the scene was set for Lauren and Dan to begin their wedding celebrations. 





Diane and Peter - Society of Advocates, Aberdeen - Wedding

Diane and Peter were married in the unusual and intimate setting of The Society of Advocates - a stunning building nestled deep in the centre of Aberdeen. Getting ready at the Hansen Residence, Diane and her bridesmaids were pampered to perfection by Rae Mathieson, award winning make up artist, and Louise Chrystal, queen of the up do! Diane's dress was from Perfect Bridal in Aberdeen. Catering was done by the amazing Val Morrison, and the beautiful blooms were styled by the talented Sarah of KIN Floral Design

Here are just a few photos from their beautiful day