Lothian Chambers American Wedding
Lothian Chambers American Wedding. On the 16th July I did something I try not to do very often (as it tires me out something terrible) but I photographed two weddings on the 16th July. The second was a gay wedding at the Balmoral Hotel which unfortunately I’ve been asked not to share (couple live in Singapore where it’s still illegal for gay marriages so there are fears of repercussions) but the first was a small wedding for a couple from Texas.
The first wedding, for Audrey and John, started off with preparation shots at the Ibis hotel at Hunter Square followed by photos at Lothian Chambers Registrars Office and photos at a couple spots along the Royal Mile. Audrey and John were both pretty relaxed in front of the camera and I managed to capture a mixture of semi formal shots, some romantic shots and some really fun shots. I only worked with them for a couple hours but it was a real pleasure meeting and working with Audrey and John.
Something they did on the day which I thought was really cool was wearing his and her’s / bride and groom’s bright red Converse all stars. I had a couple do something similar a few years ago (well, the groom wore Converse and not the bride) but I love little touches like this.
The second wedding of the day, at the Balmoral, was pretty awesome as well and the Balmoral is a really interesting venue to photograph the weddings. The wedding room (I forget the name of the suite) was really good. It looked really lavish and had huge amounts of light going into the room. The only downside was the pushiness and insistence of some of the staff there, it was almost as if they wanted to take over my part of the wedding. Liv also accompanied me to the second wedding to help out and it seemed the Masters of Ceremonies (as they are called) was quite aggressive with her when I wasn’t there) but it should be obvious and I explained that I’m the lead photographer and decisions and the organisation of things should be dealt with me and not my wife/assistant.
But regardless, both weddings are pretty awesome and coming back to Audrey and John they were absolutely great to work with. As always I can’t wait for my next wedding at the fantastic Lothian Chambers.