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.
There is a well known saying “Do not work with animals and children” but on Saturday, I had 4 flower-girls (aged 9 month to 2 years old). The rings were being delivered to the best man by an owl, and there were 2 owls and an eagle at the wedding. The ring delivery did not go as planned but it still was a great surprise and spectacle for the guests.
We did not get too many posed shots with Jenny and Mike’s daughters, Charlotte and Avery, or the other flower-girls, but between David and myself, we got some nice candid shots of them playing in the Ardoe grounds.
After the outdoor service, I concentrated on the groups and portraits while David got informal shots of the family and guests.
We got some nice dusk shots, and fun shots at the Ceilidh, and finished off with shots with sparklers.
Between us both, we took over 2500 images. Just under 1100 were selected for editing. The first set were on-line late on Sunday, with the rest on-line on Monday evening, and you can see them all here.
Jenny, Mike, and the girls are currently cruising in Italy, but hopefully they can get on-line to see their photographs.
We could not be happier with Neil and his team. We travelled from Los Angeles for our quintessential Scottish wedding and were delighted with Neil and his team. Neil and I met a couple of days prior to the wedding day and he took thorough notes about key family members and groups that needed to be documented on the day. I let him know about the special details eg. an owl flying the rings in. Neil, Dave and his lovely daughter Brittany worked tirelessly on our special day and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Neil and Dave documented us all getting ready, took individual portrait pictures of our guests, they even got beautiful sunset and sparkler shots for us and were unflustered by the added child and bird factors. We would not hesitate to use their services again or recommend them to anyone. It doesn’t get better. They know Ardoe House particularly well as they have done official pictures for them.
Jenny, Mike, Charlotte and Avery
Our next stage is to design a book with the best images and present this design on-line.
This wedding was the topic for my 60s presentation this week to BNI
Last year the members of BNI Scotland North reported income in excess of £15.4 million in new business!
Globally, the 227,000 members of BNI passed over 9.8 million referrals which resulted in more than $13.6 billion in business.
One element of the meeting is that each member has 60 seconds to let the other members and visitors know about their business, and ask for a specific referral. Every week, I show one recent job, or a selection of the work done the week before, and I am now going to feature this in a weekly blogpost too.
You can see the content I have used at BNI over the last two years here
If you are interested in discussing photography or attending BNI, please contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone me on 07813 705 205