Christine & Andrew – Engagement Shoot

We are so looking forward to Christine and Andrew’s wedding! They are getting married in Glasgow in June, and were keen to go somewhere very different for their engagement shoot – somewhere with lots of trees to be exact. And so it was that on a sunny Autumn day we took a trip to Drumtochty Glen and found… all the incredible light! Plus a little friend who joined in for a few photos.

As sunlight filtered through the canopy and onto the ferns below, it was a pretty perfect place to spend an afternoon. And rounding up the shoot on top of the Cairn O’Mount, as the sun set, was pretty golden.

Kate & Ricardo’s wedding at The Signet Library, Edinburgh

Our first wedding of the year was at The Signet Library, which is without a doubt one of our favourite venues to work at. Not only is the interior jaw-droppingly beautiful (seeing the guests’ faces light up when they step into the upper library for the first time never gets old), but it’s also located right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The winding cobbled streets, towering architecture and shadowy closes that surround it make for incredible photo opps. And it is run by an amazing team, who are always fun to work alongside.

Kate & Ricardo’s day began at the Old Town Chambers – another spot we can recommend if you’re looking for contemporary apartments for your family and friends to stay in, and for those all important pre-wedding preps. I began the day with Team Bride, where all was calm and relaxed, and Jay was with the boys, where things were getting a little steamy. 😉

Then it was on to the Signet Library, where the scene was set for a Scottish-Brazilian ceremony that would include drinking Edinburgh Gin and Guaraná Antarctica from a quaich (the Scottish cup of friendship), before the celebrations really got underway.

It was a day full of happy tears and hugs, beautiful scented flowers and sparklers, and so much love and laughter.

Kate & Ricardo – We absolutely loved getting to be part of your day! Getting to photograph all the moments big and small, and the magical connection between the two of you, was the absolute best. Hope you are having an incredible time on honeymoon! C&J x

See something you love? Kate & Ricardo’s wedding team included:
Venue – The Signet Library, Edinburgh, Event design and catering by Heritage Portfolio, Humanist Celebrant – Maureen Kettle
Hair – City Brides, Make up – Lauren Gollan
Dress – Ti Adora, Shoes – Carvela. Groom’s outfit – Hugo Boss
Flowers – Rose & Ammi, Cake – Too Good To Eat, Stationery – Papier
Music – Rococò string quartet, /Alberta musica trio, Callanish
Photography – Elemental

Jen & Dave – Engagement Shoot

We love when our couples choose a place that holds lots of special memories for their engagement shoot. Jen grew up rising horses in this area. Getting to spend time there with Dave, and little Dexter, was the best.

Give us a shout (info@elementalphoto.co.uk) if you would like to show us your favourite place, and capture some new moments there. We LOVE shooting these sessions!

Our Iceland anniversary trip

We’re not quite sure what happened since May 2007 – it’s like time accelerated or something – but we will be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary this year! We’re trying to think of where to go for it (please send us your ideas!), but how we will match the romance of last year’s Iceland campervan trip – with a small person wedged between us – we just don’t know. 😉

You can read more about our 72 hours in Iceland over on We Fell In Love. Can’t wait to go back sometime!

Bailey & Tom’s wedding at The Caves, Edinburgh

Bailey and Tom are one of those amazingly laid-back couples, who seem to take planning a wedding from thousands of miles away entirely in their stride. They chose The Caves in Edinburgh’s Old Town (which you may have heard us say we absolutely love, once or twice now!), for their destination wedding. And what an incredible day it was!

Not only do they win the award for one of the funniest Best Men speeches we’ve ever heard at a wedding, but this could also have been the most laughter filled room for bridal preps we have experienced. And man, did their bridesmaids rock the mic!

We love it when our couples are happy to just hop in a cab with us and go explore – it’s often these unplanned moments (and the unexpected folks/dogs we meet along the way!) that turn out to be some of the best parts of the day. We chase the light, we chat, we take pretty pictures and then we hightail it back to the party. And what a party it was!

Bailey & Tom – Thank you for inviting us to capture your amazing day, we had the best time with you guys and your wonderful people! Christina & Jay x