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10 Jul 2019

Wedding of Craig and Gemma Spence on July 6th, 2019

Saturday 6th July was the wedding day for Gemma and Craig. All Gemma’s planning ensured a great day for all 170+ day guests, and another 80+ at the reception. David started the photography at the Marcliffe with shots of Gemma and her bridesmaids, while Neil and Sandra were at Kings College to photograph Craig, the best men, ushers, and all the guests. Gemma arrived with her Dad, David, in a beautiful Rolls Royce Phantom driven by Elliot Kinch, a guest at the wedding.

2 Jul 2019

Filamento lighting for the International School

Earlier this year, I was asked to quote to take photographs at the International School for a case study for new lighting installed in the gym. It was a very detailed brief and the client in the US wanted to be assured that I knew about HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, using multiple images. As I use this technique regularly for property photography, I was able to send appropriate samples.

26 Jun 2019

2019 Maggie’s Culture Crawl

Last Friday was the third Maggies Culture Walk. This hugely successful event raises funds for the excellent work done by the Maggies Centre in Aberdeen. We have been involved with Maggie’s since the fund raising to build the centre started.

19 Jun 2019

Photography for Savills | Turlundie Lodge

Last Friday was the first decent weather and I had several jobs to do while the sun was shining. One of the properties I had to photograph was Turlundie Lodge, a beautiful house on Charlestown Road, Aboyne. This traditional family home has a separate building used as guest accommodation, and has stunning river views from the back garden, and a lovely view to the Aboyne Green at the front.

12 Jun 2019

Photography for Ross Survival

Last week I was working at Ross Survival for 3 days photographing a large range of products for a new website. Dominika travelled from Poland to work with me to get all the photographs taken. There were a wide range of clothing and other personal protection equipment (ppe) and all products had to be photographed for a consistent clean look on a white background.

5 Jun 2019

Jenny and Mike at Ardoe House Hotel, 1st June 2019

I photographed Jenny and Mike’s ceremony at Ardoe House on Saturday. Jenny and Mike arrived on Wednesday evening and I met them at Ardoe House to discuss and plan their wedding. They had 6 best men, 6 bridesmaids, and 4 flower-girls, and photography from 10.30am until after 11pm. When the booking was made on-line, I was not anticipating all of this, and I decided that it required two photographers and David worked with me. I also got my daughter Brittany to assist with the groups setting Jenny’s beautiful dress and veil.

31 May 2019

Combined Pumps

This week at BNI (Business Network International), I showed some images and behind the scenes images of a shoot for Combined Pumps. I spoke to Colin Watt of Combined Pumps last year and discussed options of bring the pumps to the studio or taking them in their facility. We could have managed the smaller pumps in the studio, but some were far too large so we set up a “studio” in the workshops.

22 May 2019

Angus & Ale


I am a member of a Networking organisation, BNI ( bniscotlandnorth.com ), and I am President of the Aberdeen North chapter.

4 Apr 2019

Wedding of Kirsty and Paul at Norwood Hall

Saturday (30th March) was the big day for Kirsty and Paul, at the beautiful Norwood Hall. It was raining in the morning but by 11.30am when I was leaving for the wedding, the sun was shining (a bit too much!). I started with shots of the girls getting ready, and also the dresses, flowers, jewellery, and shoes.

Then I met Paul, the Groom with his best man, Calum, and the two Michael’s who were the ushers, before photographing all 140 guests before the service.

25 Jan 2019

Lesley and Frazer Wedding Album

Lesley and Frazer got married in December 2016 and were delighted with their photographs:

“Thank you so much for the great service at our recent wedding, we are absolutely over the moon with the photographs! It is going to be so hard to pick some for an album!
Thanks again

They delayed ordering their album until just before Christmas last year, and it was delivered from Italy in early January. They chose a new material, Sequoia, (in a warm grey colour), and the description of this material from the factory in Italy is:

“Extremely high quality, and beautiful, aniline treated Italian nubuck cow leather that has a distinct vintage effect obtained through a special hand-finishing process. Its softness and warm tones is the highest expression of classic vintage elegance.”

The names and date were embossed below the photograph on the cover to create a classic cover.

The page layout tells the story of the wedding from the best man and groom arriving up to the first dance. Although the wedding was on the 30th December, most of the photographs were taken outside at the Hilton Tree Tops, and some bridal portraits of Lesley and Fraser were taken at Johnston Gardens.

Lesley and Frazer kew what to expect as I photographed her sister, Laura’s wedding in 2014 at Norwood Hall, and Laura and Craig also had a Graphistudio book, but I was still delighted to get an email from Lesley confirming how pleased she was with it.


Hi Neil
Just to let you know we love our wedding book. So happy with the quality of photos and how they have been put together. Delighted.

Thank you very much

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