Joey grew up without any pets; that all changed when he met me. We are now the proud owners of three gorgeous kitty cats with personalities which range from 'total princess' through to 'what an asshole'. We then added our rough collie to the mix and finally our crazy corgi puppy joined us. It all makes for quite a busy household. Nothing beats a cat on your face all night followed by a dog at your heel all day.
Give me a dramatic landscape (plenty of those in Scotland), a dog, and a brisk, bright day and I'm good to go.
There's a meme that Joey likes to send to me regularly which states: 'I don't "like", I OBSESS.' And it's true, I'm an all or nothing person. This is both good and bad; I can get very downhearted when I can't do something to 100%, but it also means that I reach 100% more often than not. I'm a big believer in aiming for the stars and you won't get there without passion.
While my business takes up a big chunk of my time and fulfils me in many ways, I still have a few things I like to do on the side to keep me sane. I have always had an 'active imagination', as my school teachers so kindly put it. This is fuelled by my love of books, movies, music and video games. If I wasn't a photographer, perhaps I'd be a concept artist, or a scriptwriter. Favourites include Terry Pratchett, Paul Simon, Lord of the Rings and basically every fantasy based RPG ever made (with the Dragon Age series particularly close to my heart.)
Gone are the days when wedding photography meant just a 'look at the camera and smile' moment outside the church, and rightly so! Wedding days are about so much more than that and with the advancement of technology we are now able to document one of the most important days of our lives in detail like never before. Our memories can only do so much as time passes, which means that your wedding photographs actually increase in value as you get further away from your day. This means it is very important to find a photographer who understands how important the whole experience is and who works in a way that speaks to you. If you're a good match with your photographer, your wedding day becomes that much easier, believe me!
We are on hand to help throughout your day, but despite this we work in a low key and unobtrusive way. The amount of formal portraits we take is completely down to you, and I'm happy to talk through this with you. When we're not working with you to create the portraits you want, we are flies on the wall, capturing plenty of candids and natural moments in order to show your day as it unfolds in an authentic way. Many of photos you see on this website are unposed candids, even if they don't appear that way! Quite often the wedding will flash by and since you'll be at the centre of it you will sometimes miss things that happen around you. With the two of us there you will see much more of the day and more of your guests!