Just over a month ago I photographed a wedding for Heather and Paul at Lothian Chambers. It’s really funny but for many years I lived in the West Midlands, specifically Birmingham, and I thought when I moved away I would have nothing to do with the city again but suddenly I’ve just photographed a few weddings for couples that live around that area and it’s been great meeting these people and in some cases reminiscing about Birmingham.
Heather and Paul came up to Edinburgh a couple days before their wedding and they stayed in a service apartment on Annandale Street which is about a third of the way down Leith Walk. There are some really beautiful apartments around the Annandale Street area and visiting their serviced apartment for a meeting has got me thinking about moving home again.
Amelia right now is 2.5 years old and even now we’re looking into which primary school we want her to go to. We currently live in the Granton area and even though our little block is quite nice the surrounding areas are absolutely awful. We have Pilton, Muirhouse and Royston to name just three local areas and no way is Amelia attending these schools. So based on the schools which we like and their respective catchment areas, we’re looking into accommodation in those areas. Annandale Street seems to have some really nice local primary schools so who know we might move around there.
But back to the wedding Heather, Paul and their whole wedding party were an absolute joy to work with. I really love seeing people have a good time at their wedding and Paul and Heather definitely seemed to have a lot of fun. They were laughing constantly and everyone was super relaxed in front of the camera which made my job really easy.
In the time that I was booked for I took some photos before and during the ceremony then took some couples shots inside the Chambers. After doing the normal group shots inside the Chambers we headed outside and took a series of group shots which started off semi-formal then got funnier and funnier. Finally Heather, Paul and myself separated ourselves from the wedding party and headed to a couple spots around Old Town to take some couples photos which have turned out great.
Another thing I found hilarious was the dog in the last photo. We had just finished with the group photos on the steps of St Giles Cathedral and a dog suddenly appeared in the scene. This was ok but the dog was wearing a t-shirt saying “I am undecided”. Just a couple days after Heather and Paul’s wedding was the Scottish Independence Referendum which has now thankfully passed (no, I’m not telling you how I voted!) so amid all the tension here in Edinburgh the dog made both the Pro and No supporters laugh.
Here are some of my favourite photos from this really fun wedding. Hope you like.