Wedding Photographers Ayrshire

Wedding Photographers Ayrshire

New Premium Wedding Album

The new addition to the Elegant Shot Photography wedding album collection:

Just introduced at the beginning of this month and already the new premium wedding album has been chosen by three of our happy couples!!

Wedding Photographer Ayrshire - Premium Wedding Album

Ayrshire Premium Wedding Album

  • Superb quality makes it a popular choice
  • One of our biggest Albums at 11.6″ x 11.6″ (29.5cm x 29.5cm)
ayrshire photographers wedding album by elegant shot photography

Elegant Shot Photography‘s Soft Cover premium wedding album


  • Up to 120 pages of heavyweight matt photo paper
  • High quality 260gsm pages
  • Stylish clamshell presentation box
Elegant Shot Photography ayrshire wedding album

Heavyweight matt photo paper and stylish clamshell presentation case.

Luxury soft silk-feel padded cover

Close up of wedding album by photographers - elegant shot ayrshire

Soft silk feel cover and quality clamshell case

Contact details:


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.

Pre wedding photo-shoot by elegant shot wedding photographer ayrshire - picture of dog

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.

Wedding photographers Ayrshire - Cheryl and William's pre-wedding shootWedding photographers Ayrshire – Elegant Shot Ltd 2012

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

Wedding photographers Ayrshire - Cheryl and William's pre-wedding shootClick here for further details – Wedding Photographers Ayrshire website

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.


Wedding photographers Ayrshire – Elegant Shot Ltd

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!!

Beinn Dorain - Photographed by Elegant Shot Wedding Photographers Ayrshire

Visit our website – Elegant Shot Photographers Ayrshire

Glen Orchy - Photographed by Elegant Shot - Wedding Photographers Ayrshire

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

Commercial Photography

Elegant Shot Commercial Photographers Ayrshire

One of the shots taken for a kitchen utensil company in Glasgow:

photo of kitchen utensil

Commercial Photography

Canon 24-105mm f/4 L and 580ex II Speedlite Flash

We received this commercial job at short notice, 12 noon today to be precise, and as it was required by close of play this afternoon, it was taken on board immediately. The kitchen utensils, 14 items, were couriered and arrived 30 mins after we’d rigged up the set, which also included a quick jaunt to the supermarket for the veg to include in the shots. Another 2 hours and all items had been photographed and edited to include text before being emailed to the Client at 4:35.

All in all, a successful afternoon and another happy Client.

For more information on Elegant Shot Ltd Commercial Photographers Ayrshire please visit our website.

Elegant Shot – Wedding Photographers Ayrshire

Dumfries House Walk:

Some landscape pictures we took on a walkabout on the estate at Dumfries House, Ayrshire:

Couple of puddles:

They just looked interesting and with the late afternoon sun catching the tree canopy above it makes quite a contrasty picture.

Elegant Shot Photographers Ayrshire

Focus Stacking:

The following image was created using 10 photographs:

Picture of chestnuts

Focus Stack using 10 Images


In example 1 below, the focus was on the foreground. The focus was then adjusted slightly for the remaining 9 shots, with the background being sharpest in the last shot – see example 2.

The 10 photos were then merged in Photoshop CS5 and using Auto-blend layers, a stack was created combining the sharpest points from every shot.

Example 1:

Picture of chesnut - sharp in the foreground

Foreground Sharp

Example 2:

Picture of chesnut - sharp in the background

Sharp in the background

Quite affective and very easy to achieve but a tripod is a necessity.

Elegant Shot Logo

The Elegant Shot, Ayrshire’s wedding photographers logo has now been added to the website:
Elegant Shot Ayrshire

Elegant Shot Logo

Ayrshire Wedding Photographers Logo

Elegant Shot’s New Premium Quality Wedding Presentation DVD Cases

Ayrshire Wedding Photographers making sure you’re properly presented!

The new Elegant Shot Ltd Ayrshire’s wedding photographers premium wedding DVD presentation cases are now available in Black or White faux leather. Holding two DVD/CD disks, one for the wedding DVD Photo Production and one for the wedding photos, the cases can be personalised with the photo of your choice. The premium case has a concealed magnetic catch and comes complete with matching presentation box.

Visit our website for further information on our “wedding photographers” services in Ayrshire:

Elegant Shot Ayrshire – Services

dvd presentaion case

Quality Wedding Presentation

picture of wedding dvd case

Premium Quality Double DVD Presentation Cases - faux Leather

Double presentation dvd case

Magnetic catch presentation DVD case

Elegant shot Ayrshire – photograph restoration Ayrshire

Before and after image of one of the photo restoration projects undertaken by Elegant Shot Ayrshire’s, photographers. The repair of the photograph was done using photoshop CS5 and took around 60 minutes. Notice the tread on the tyres, nice boots for a Viva!

Further photographs of weddings in the early 1900’s and general photos taken in the 80’s, also containing some wedding are being repaired and these images will appear too, once complete.

Visit our website for further information on our photo restoration services in Ayrshire: Elegant Shot Ayrshire – Services

Sample of elegant shot ayrshires image restoration

Elegant Shot Ayrshire - photograph restore