Monthly Archive: June 2014

Graduation Princess

June 2nd, 2014 admin Blog No comments

I was contacted by a woman from Canada, who asked me if I could photograph her granddaughter in one of our local Scottish Castle’s.  We agreed on Caerlaverock, as it’s so beautiful to photograph and there are so many interesting nooks and crannies, so we booked the date and crossed our fingers for good weather.

It seems that it’s popular in Canada and the USA for recently graduated young adults to have a photo shoot in their gown to mark their graduation.  I had slightly misunderstood the brief, and admit to expecting Madi to turn up in a black gown and mortar board, which I must admit I was feeling a little uninspired about.  When I saw Madi in her beautiful black and white gown I was pleasantly surprised and relieved.   Madi was up for anything, and after a little bit of a warm-up outside getting to know each other, by the time we entered the ruined castle she was happy to scale the walls in her gown and bare feet. Following this, we drove to the Crichton in Dumfries for the last half an hour.

Madi was a pleasure to photograph, and Giles and I really enjoyed the time we spent with her and her grandparents who were such lovely people.  I’m pleased to say they are thrilled with the photo’s – here are a few of my favourites.













June 2nd, 2014 admin Blog No comments

After a couple of quiet months during the winter period, I had the pleasure of being approached to photograph this gorgeous wee girl.  This shoot was to mark her first birthday, and she was full of smiles and laughter all the way through the session.  What a nice first session for 2014 this was.

2014-05-20_0010 2014-05-20_0009 2014-05-20_0015




Christmas Session

June 2nd, 2014 admin Blog No comments

It’s been too many months since my last blog post, so I’m starting up again with this Christmas shoot with the Baty family.

I had a call from the kids dad, saying he wanted to arrange a photo-shoot for his wife’s Christmas present, as she had been wanting a new photo of her kids to hang on the wall. On a gloriously crisp and sunny winter day I met up with them all, and we took a walk along the Dee, photographing along the way.  They turned up in their special Christmas jumpers with their favourite toys, and weren’t afraid to have their photo’s taken….in fact, they were so relaxed it was one of the easiest shoots I’ve done.

At the end, I pulled out some joke moustaches’ which had the kids in hysterics, a great end to a fantastic shoot.  Mum ended up getting a large canvas for the wall too!