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Aug 2018

Nikita and Grant at Banchory Lodge

Saturday (11th August) was Nikita and Grant’s wedding day at Banchory Lodge. Sandra and I started with photographs of Nikita getting ready and of the dress and accessories in Cobbleheugh House.

The hairdresser was Sandie Sinclair and make up by Kirsty Pirie

Nikita’s dress was from Elmar Bridal, and the flowers were from Angel K

The room was all set up for the service

We then photographed Grant with Scott, the best man, and Wilson, the Groomsman, and most importantly, Grant’s son, Grant junior. They were all looking very smart in their kilts (kilt hire by McCalls –

We used the stunning river view but also got photographs with Uncle Brian’s Lotus Elan, before photographing all the guests with the view of the river.

It was finally time for Nikita, Dad, and the bridesmaids to make their way from Cobbleheugh to the service, where Grant was patiently waiting with Scott and Wilson, and Neil Mellis who was conducting the humanist service (

After the service, we got all the family groups taken

before moving on to the bridal portraits of Nikita and Grant

and then shots with the confetti and kilts

The room had been transformed and looked great with the top table in the bay window with the great view of the river. The cake supplied by Cake That and Party, was a link to Grant’s love of cars and his mini in particular.

It was informal shots during the speeches, after the meal, and before the first dance. Neil Mellis, the celebrant had changed and was now in charge of the entertainment for the party (

I started the downloading and editing while the meal was being served, and downloaded the rest of the files when I got back to the office at 9.30pm. On Sunday, Lukas and i worked on the 1200 files and had the 620 images from getting ready to the dancing all on-line by Sunday evening.

I was delighted to receive a text message from Nikita and Grant as soon as they were on-line

They are absolutely fantastic Neil!! So chuffed with them! Thank you!

Nikita and Grant

View Nikita and Grant photographs

We then added a slideshow and sent a copy of this to Nikita and Grant late on Sunday evening and got another nice email from Nikita

Thank you Neil, 

The slideshow is awesome! 
Thank you



Banchory Lodge Hotel

I love working at Banchory Lodge and as I have taken lots of the photographs of their website including exteriors, interiors, and food, I know the hotel well.

This image was used in a feature in the Telegraph where the view was judged as one of the top three views for a restaurant in the UK

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