Hopetoun House Wedding: Aisla and Josh

Hopetoun House Wedding: Aisla and Josh

Ahhh. The summer wedding dreams are made of... Super excited to share the glorious wedding of Ailsa and Josh at Hopetoun House.  Like every wedding in the last couple of years, their planning was fraught with stressful Covid can-we-can't-we moments, compromises and...

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Winner – Picture of the Year 2021

Winner – Picture of the Year 2021

I’m thrilled to have won Picture of the Year 2021 with one of my images- what a fantastic way to start the new year! This image of Anniek at Winton Castle has won Picture of the Year on The Wedding Community​!   The picture shows my bride Anniek on the morning of her...

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Edinburgh Wedding Venues – Dundas Castle

Edinburgh Wedding Venues – Dundas Castle

Ever dreamed of getting married in a Scottish castle? If so (and, let’s face it, who hasn’t?) our featured venue Dundas Castle has plenty to set pulses and imagination racing.  Dundas Castle is one of Scotland’s most beautiful and historic castles. Close to...

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Greywalls Hotel Wedding – Eliza and Hugo

Greywalls Hotel Wedding – Eliza and Hugo

We seem to have fallen a little behind on blogging our wonderful weddings - two years behind in fact(!)... Nevertheless, I fully believe this one was worth the wait: Presenting the gorgeous wedding of Eliza and Hugo at the beautiful Greywalls hotel in Gullane. ...

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Parents’ Albums

Parents’ Albums

We love creating beautiful albums for our clients. Over the years we have done extensive research on album suppliers, album styles, materials, papers, printing etc. We have learned design and lay-out skills to tell the best stories; retouching, colour correction and...

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How will my wedding album cover look?

How will my wedding album cover look?

We are OBSESSED with our wedding album - it’s absolute perfection and we show everyone and look at it ourselves all the time 💕💕💕 our friends and family all agree that it has completely overshot our wildest dreams of what it would look like. 💫Very few couples come with...

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Winner: Portrait Photographer of the Year 2020

Winner: Portrait Photographer of the Year 2020

In the uncertainty of lockdown, watching all the jobs I had lined up for 2020 being cancelled/ postponed one by one, there were a few nuggets of joy and positivity in the First Light office. Having entered the Scottish MPA awards, I had been looking forward to...

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How I created this image, using lights and layering.

How I created this image, using lights and layering.

Lovely to see this picture from Clare and Ewan's wedding at The Cruin nominated for Picture of the Month on the Wedding Community Blog 😊I'd be ever so grateful if you would head over and give it a vote (it's image 10). Wondering how I managed to light the couple in...

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Commercial Photography – our 2019 highlights

Commercial Photography – our 2019 highlights

2019 provided a huge boost for my commercial photography, when I won Up & Coming Commercial Photographer of the Year in the national MPA (Master Photographer Association) Awards. Having done my first commercial photography job 21 years ago, in 1999, it was rather...

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WINNER, Commercial Photographer of the Year 2019

WINNER, Commercial Photographer of the Year 2019

I joined The Master Photographers' Association a year ago, an organisation that strives to support, inspire and improve photographers and their trade in the UK. As part of their services, they run an annual national photography competition. I wasn't able to attend the...

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Our wedding photography highlights – 2019

Our wedding photography highlights – 2019

2019. How to sum up a year in a few words or pictures? Turns out that's harder than it seems. So far, it's taken me two weeks to streamline a selection of our favourite photos down from over 1000 to around 150. The only way I was able to do it was by promising myself...

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Archerfield Summer Wedding – Suzie and Michael

Archerfield Summer Wedding – Suzie and Michael

Today on the blog we're looking back at a gorgeous summer wedding filled with family, friends and some pretty hefty wind and rain! Suzie and Michael said their vows overlooking the Firth of Forth, from the cliffs at Archerfield Estate. Suzie's family have close...

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Wedding Photographer of the Year!

Wedding Photographer of the Year!

Wow! I’m so happy to announce I’ve won "Wedding Photographer of the Year" in the Luxury Travel Guide’s wedding awards! "The judges were impressed with your personal nature, high-quality portfolio, consistency of your reviews and overall attentiveness. They feel you...

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