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Photography Award: Highly Commended, National MPA awards

Posted on 4 June, 2019 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography
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So pleased to have won a “Highly Commended” award in the national Master Photographer Association awards with this portrait of Candida from her beautiful Signet Library wedding.The image was captured in the lower ground apartment where she was getting ready. A skylight provided the light in the living room area, so I used this to […]

Scottish MPA Photograpy Awards

Posted on 27 March, 2019 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography, Wedding Photography
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We are feeling a little fuzzy around the edges this morning after a fab night at the The MPA Scottish Region awards last night. This was my first time submitting photos into the awards – I had submitted six photographs and was super pleased to have five of those nominated for an award! Here are the images that […]

Picture of the Year – winner!

Posted on 25 January, 2019 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography, Wedding Photography
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I’m thrilled to have won Wedding Picture of the Year for one of my wedding images!

Award-winning wedding photograph

Posted on 12 December, 2017 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography, Wedding Photography
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I’m really pleased to have won a Wedisson award for this wedding photograph from Melissa and Ollie’s wedding! We had hoped there would be a glorious sunset and we would get out for a photo showing off the incredible Scottish landscape surrounding Millearne, but unfortunately the Scottish weather had other ideas, so the sun sank […]

Behind the scenes: Corporate portrait photo shoot

Posted on 24 September, 2017 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Corporate & Event Photography
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Behind the Scenes: Corporate Portrait Photography in Edinburgh Today I want to take you with me behind the scenes on a corporate portrait photoshoot I did recently. The client brief Iona Russell is a woman with many irons in the fire, with a wealth of experience and knowledge. In her latest venture she has brought […]

Can you spot the difference?

Posted on 8 September, 2017 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography, Portrait Photography
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See anything different about Tallulah’s face in these two portraits? As photographers, we have many tools to create different looks during a shoot, including lighting, lenses, poses and backgrounds, not to mention the endless array of editing and retouching options after the shoot. In case you can’t work it out: The photo on the left […]

First Light is 10 years old!

Posted on 19 August, 2017 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography
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I have had a triple celebration this summer, which I thought I would share with you wonderful people. In July I turned 40 – a big round corner in life, which I have happily welcomed. It feels like a very happy, very settled and confident place to be – a perfect meeting point for youthful […]

How to have a great Humanist Wedding

Posted on 24 March, 2017 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Wedding Photography
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I’ve always loved photographing humanist weddings; each and every one is unique, tailored perfectly to the couple and telling their story. I asked one of my favourite humanist celebrants, Tim Maguire, to write a little about what makes humanist celebrations so special. Here’s what he has to say: What’s the first thing we do when […]

Jingle all the way…

Posted on 21 December, 2015 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography
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The holiday starts here for First Light. We’ll be closed between Christmas and New Year and will be back in the office on 7th January 2016. Thank you to all our wonderful clients, colleagues and friends who have been such a great part of the year that’s gone. I’m off to spend some time with […]

Gone camping! (again)

Posted on 21 May, 2015 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Corporate & Event Photography, Photography
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Preparing for a fun few days ahead, as I pack for any and all weather conditions and head off around Scotland in a campervan!The lovely team at Roseisle Campervan Hire have asked me to photograph one of their new motorhomes “in situ”, and I’m only too happy to oblige smile emoticonHere is a photo from our last […]

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