Wedding Photography 2012

2012 was a very busy year for Elegant Shot Photography and with wedding and portraiture assignment taking place on a weekly basis,  the Elegant Shot Blog has been somewhat neglected.  So in a bid to getting things up to date, we thought we’d start by including some of last years wedding shots:

This is a couple of shots from William & Cheryl’s wedding.  The wedding ceremony was held at the Castlehill Church in Ayr,  with the reception taking place at the Piersland House Hotel in Troon.

Elegant Shot Photography - Piersland House Hotel

Elegant Shot Photography – Piersland House Hotel

Due to being late November and the ceremony taking place at 2:30 in the afternoon, the light was limited therefore most of the shots were taken indoors.

ayrshire_wedding_photographer_piersland_house_hotel_troon_2-blogThe positioning of the Bride and Groom came as a surprise despite myself having spoken to the Registrar prior to the proceedings.  The last minute decision to have the Bride positioned facing the guests left me facing the Groom.  Luckily however I was allowed to move around and managed to reposition myself to face the Bride.

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The brolly in this shot is actually performing as a brolly and not just a prop, it was raining!

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Another wedding on the same weekend saw Shane and Lynn getting Married .  The full ceremony took place at the Gailes Hotel in Irvine:

Photo of Groom receiving the wedding guests

Receiving the wedding guests

groom receiving the wedding guests at entrance to the gailes hotel in ayrshire

Groom receiving wedding guests

shot of the bride in the mirror

The bridal preparation photo.

Photo of the bride and groom at the fireside

The Bride and Groom cosy at the fireside.

Signing the wedding register

The Bride and Groom sign the register at the Gailes Lodge Wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom Kissing photograph

The wedding kiss – Bride and Groom at the Giles Hotel Irving, Ayrshire

Bridesmaid and partner at fireside

Bridesmaid and partner at fireside

Best Man at Wedding Photography Ayrshire - Gailes Hotel Irvine

Wedding Photography Ayrshire – Gailes Hotel Irvine – Best Man

Jumping groom

Groom and Family jumping for wedding photo

 

 

Wedding Photographer Ayrshire: Pre-wedding Photoshoot

One of the services Elegant Shot Ltd wedding photographers Ayrshire provide,  is the “Pre-wedding Photo-shoot”.  This is when we get to meet the couple prior to their big day to take a series of candid and posed photographs.

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Elegant Shot Wedding Photographer Ayrshire - Pre wedding photo-shoot

Being free, fun and informal, the photo-shoot helps build the couples confidence in our ability and prepares them for what to expect on the big day.  The location of the shoot is not important; it can be arranged in a park, at a stately home or castle, or even at the couple’s home.   At this stage there’s no commitment expected from the couple, the decision on whether or not to use our services is made after they have received the images from the shoot.

Sunday 20th May, 2012 – Dumfries House

Picture of couple posing for pre wedding photographs with Bella their pet dog

Pre wedding photography by Ayrshire's photographers Elegant Shot Ltd

Wheee Heee

Bella, the happy couple’s 17 week old K9 friend creating some action….

Pre wedding photography by Ayrshire's photographers Elegant Shot Ltd

Posing over - it's play time - by Ayrshire's photographers Elegant Shot Ltd

Ayrshire wedding photographers Elegant Shot Ltd, turned up at Dumfries House in East Ayrshire for Jim and Leanne’s pre wedding photography.  They were also joined by the happy couple’s K9 friend Bella.

 photograph of happy couple's pre wedding photo-shoot at Dumfires House

Jim and Leanne's pre wedding photo-shoot at Dumfires House

 

Kilwinning Abbey, Clock

Family Portrait

It was a heavily overcast sky for Brian & Susan’s pre-wedding photo-shoot at Kilwinning Abbey, North Ayrshire, but it remained dry.

The kids soon forget the camera and begin exploring the Abbey.

Looking for interesting shots: View of the Abbey through one of the many arches.

View of the Abbey through one of the many archesDumfries House & Estate

With a contrast in the weather a few days later, we paid visit to Dumfries House in East Ayrshire, to meet Cheryl and William for their pre-wedding photography. Finding shade for the photography wasn’t a problem on the estate, towering 130 year old Wellingtonias provided plenty; and daffodils and the wide open landscape complete the perfect set.

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Cheryl and William’s pre-wedding shoot – happy faces

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Wedding & Portrait Photographers Ayrshire

Elegant Shot Wedding and Portrait Photography Ayrshire

Pet Photography the easy way!

Playing about with a couple of flashes in the studio.  5D Mkii, 24-105mm f/4L and two 580EXii Flash Guns mounted on wireless triggers.  I’ll post some shots of the set-up and the gear used shortly.

Marley the Cat Portrait

Shot by Ayrshire Photographer Debs Drummond of Elegant Shot Wedding Photography

 

A basic set-up but it worked quite well.

Portrait of Marley

Shot by Ayrshire Photographer Bill Drummond of Elegant Shot Wedding Photography

Portrait of Debs and Marley the cat

Debs & Marley

For further information on wedding photography Ayrshire or portrait photography please follow the link to our website.

 

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Glen Orchy, Scotland, 25-26th Nov, 2011

We spent the Thursday & Friday at the end of November at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel. It was my birthday present from my wife Debs, also an Ayrshire wedding photographer with Elegant Shot, and it was greatly appreciated. We both love photography with a passion, so getting into the highlands for a few days taking photos for pleasure and without the pressures of wedding photography, is always a relaxing experience…. though the weather did it’s best to keep us indoors. Most shots were photographed in the rain!

Here’s a couple of shots of the area, including a bit of blue sky – a rarity on that occasion!!

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A shot of Debs enjoying the warmth from the real log fire with myself messing about with the EOS 5d, impatiently waiting for the rain, sleet and snow to subside.

Debs toasting her tootsies - waiting for a break in the weather

Debs toasting her tootsies - waiting for a break in the weather

Shot of the River Orchy – Photographs by Elegant Shot Ltd – Wedding Photographers Ayrshire

River Orchy - Photographed by Elegant Shot - Wedding Photographers Ayrshire

River Orchy - Photographed by Elegant Shot - Wedding Photographers Ayrshire

Ayrshire photographer – Sample Images

 

Our photographer took these photos at a wedding in Largs, North Ayrshire.

The picture of the couple is actually two shots merged together with the picture of the couple taken inside and superimposed onto the shot of the ferry, using photoshop.

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picture of the bride and grooms wedding rings

 

 

 Wedding Rings:

This picture of the Bride & Groom wedding rings was used on the wedding album with the Elegant Shot title substituted with their first names.

The image has been edited in CS5, with the rings being masked then inverted to allow the background to be lightened and contrast reduced.  Surface blur was then added to make the wedding rings stand out.

 

The photo was taken in the Brisbane House Hotel, North Ayrshire.

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We travelled to Brisbane Hotel, Largs for the wedding of Bill & Moira in August:

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Billy & Moira

 

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Highland Attire

It was business as usual, early morning rise then off to the Groom’s home for shots of the preparations.

 

 

 

 

Elegant Shot Photo of Groom dressing in Kilt and Highland attire

Getting there!

 

 

True to form it was a morning of trying to remember how to don highland attire.

Nothing prepares even a Scot for this event, so it’s trial and error and for me opportunities galore for the candid shots of bewilderment.

 

 

 

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Bride & Groom

…. but it’s worth the effort!!