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Archive for January, 2013

29 Jan 2013

2012 weddings

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We had another great year for weddings in 2012 and despite the ever increasing number of photographers and the huge amount of competition, we managed to increase the number of weddings photographed last year. It is a privilege to work with so many great couples and even after 36 years as a wedding photographer, I get a great buzz creating the images on the big day, and then creating the beautiful books after the event. I still get excited every time another book is delivered from Italy. Every wedding is special and we enjoy them all and going to great venues such as Kings College, St. Machars Cathedral, all the local castles, Meldrum House, Norwood Hall, The Marcliffe, Ardoe House, Pittodrie House, and many others. In August 2012, I photographed Sally and Matthew Finnie's wedding at the famous  St. Paul's Cathedral in London which was a great experience. Also in August we photographed Michelle and Jonathan's wedding at Cameron House at Loch Lomond, which is a stunning setting. Below is small selection of images from 2012 weddings.

The most satisfying part of the job is the incredible feedback we get from our clients who are so kind in taking the time to write, email, or post on Facebook. As I was preparing to go to the AECC, I got an email of an amazing post on Facebook from Kelly Tanser who got married on the 18th October last year. This was a great confidence booster, as I was about to spend two days chatting to lots of prospective wedding clients.

Kelly wrote: "Good luck guys , hope its a great success this weekend and you get all the wedding bookings you truly deserve. Its a tough competitive world out there but your work speaks for itself. your incredibly organised manner and Pre wedding meetings ensures a wedding day runs like clock work and that's exactly what you need to ensure that all the important photos on the day are captured. Neil, dazzle the potential bride grooms with your love of all photo related and "apple" gadgets and I bet they'll be just as impressed as what we were the first time when we walked into your office . For anyone still swithering about a photographer, take some time to meet Neil at his studio and I can guarantee, him and his team will blow you away with their work!! 3 months on from our wedding and I still can't stop looking at all our photos. I am so thankful and feel so lucky that we stumbled across aberdeenphoto to capture our day and it was the best decision we ever made. xxx"

Click here to see lots of comments from clients married in 2012

29 Jan 2013

Your Wedding Exhibition 2013 at the AECC

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On the 19th and 20th January we had a very busy two days at the wedding exhibition at the AECC and I have been busy since sending information and samples to all the couples we spoke to on at the show.

We had a draw with a prize of £500 off any wedding package and the winner was Hannah Smith who is getting married in July this year. 

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We had a simple design for the stand which featured 6 large (2.4m x1m) panels covering the shell stand. We had lots of albums, an iMac running a slideshow, my Retina Macbook Pro with thousands of images at most venues. The 2 computers and 3 iPads allowed us to show relevant images to most visitors.

25 Jan 2013

Back to blogging

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This is the first blog post for a long time and having just finished two days at the wedding show at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, several people mentioned the blog and were asking why I had stopped using it. Workload was the initial reason and once you stop, it is difficult to get back into the habit. However it is a very useful tool in letting clients and potential clients know more about what we do , and to give a showcase for more samples of our work.

I am going to start with a look back at 2012 weddings, portraits, and commercial shoots. I will also have a blog post about some of the technology and software we have changed or upgraded last year. 

Going forward, I am going to commit to regular blog posts and link this to better use of Facebook and Twitter. I am lucky enough to work in a job that usually gives me a lot of interesting and varied work, and most people like looking at photographs, so hopefully there should not be a shortage of material to have on my blog. The first task was to re-design the look of the blog to match our new website which is due to launch soon (see above).I hope you like the new cleaner look.

I love to get feedback from the blogposts so I look forward to reading your comments.

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