Glencoe Scotland, Highlands Engagement Photography | Yee Wei & Yi Fei

 

When Yee Wei and Yi Fei got in touch from Singapore looking to capture their engagement photographs in the Highlands of Scotland I jumped at the chance to photograph in this stunning landscape once again. We met up in Glencoe and spent a good part of the day wandering through the rugged mountains. It's such an inspiring location to photograph in and leads to some absolutely gorgeous photographs. It was much colder than the warmth of Singapore (even though it was supposed to be the beginning of summer) buy they both took it in their stride and were up for exploring the landscape. Just as we were nearer the end of the photo shoot the mist began rolling in, giving us that classic Scottish Highlands look. Can't wait to return soon! 

 

Cameron House Hotel Vintage Styled Bridal Shoot

 

In early spring, I teamed up with a group of local wedding suppliers and creatives to style a gorgeous vintage-themed bridal shoot. The grounds of Cameron House Hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond were the perfect location for the ethereal feel we wanted to achieve! Also, how gorgeous is this Kenneth Winston dress?! Just look at that detail, stunning! 

Venue: Cameron House Hotel 

Makeup/Hair: Gemma Korn

Dress: Kenneth Winston from The Bridal Courtyard

Hair Accessories: Black Orchid Bridal 

Model: Joanne Teese

 

Dundee Engagement Photography | Kudzai & Scott

 

Today I'm sharing an awesome engagement shoot which I photographed recently at the botanic gardens in Dundee. It can sometimes be a challenge in winter/ early spring trying to find a great outdoor location as often the trees are yet to bloom but I had nothing to worry about at the botanics, the gorgeous greenery, colourful flowers and an awesome tropical glasshouse definitely didn't disappoint. Kudzai and Scott were great to work with and their love for each other was immediately clear from the second I began photographing them together. Can't wait to capture their wedding in a couple of weeks time!

 

Engagement Story: Heather & Luke

 

In 2008, when my photographic career was just a baby, Heather and Luke were the first couple I ever photographed together. Naturally, I was super excited to capture their love again 8 years later during their engagement photo session. We decided on the location of Threipmuir reservoir in the outskirts of Edinburgh as, being big lovers of the outdoors, they wanted this to be reflected in their images.  I often travel here as the mix of tree lined, forest paths, sandy reservoir beaches and the distant Pentland hills make for some gorgeous scenery. Even though you're so near the city, you feel like you could be miles away. It's clear that Heather and Luke's love over the years has done nothing but grow and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding day next month! 

 

Engagement Story: Emma & David

 

The Pentland Hills in Edinburgh were a gorgeous backdrop for an engagement photo shoot with Emma and David. They have wandered this beautiful landscape many times together and so it was the perfect place to capture their love. After 8 years together, they are tying the knot at Glencorse House next month and I cannot wait to capture their special day!  It's going to be gorgeous! 

During our photo shoot, we were met with typical Scottish weather, constantly changing between rain showers and glorious sunshine, but Emma and David completely took it in their stride and were amazing to work with! Our photo shoot was filled with smiles and giggles, and it's obvious that these two are head over heels for each other.

 

Love Story: Silvia & Riccardo

 

At the beginning of April I traveled to the beautiful island of Sardinia off the South West coast of mainland Italy. Sardinia is known for it's sunny blue skies and turquoise seaside and it definitely didn't disappoint. I was super excited to travel to Mari Pintau beach nearby the capital city, Cagliari, for a photo shoot with this gorgeous couple, Silvia and Riccardo. Shooting in Scotland, the weather is often extremely temperamental but, as with every day during my stay, I was met with gorgeous blue skies. I loved being able to shoot in such a gorgeous seaside location as it's not something I get the chance to do very often. Silvia and Riccardo were clearly naturals in front of the camera! 

 

Ten Days in Crete

Ten Days in Crete

Aside from photography, travelling is most definitely my largest passion. I love hopping on a plane and experiencing different parts of the world and it's cultures. I also find that travelling is a great way to kick start your inspiration and helps you come up with fresh ideas, something which is extremely important for any artist. In July I visited the island of Crete in Greece for the first time and had a great time exploring different parts of the island. Naturally I took lots of photos as I love having memories to look back on. 

How To Keep Your Motivation Flowing and Stay Inspired

How To Keep Your Motivation Flowing and Stay Inspired

One of the challenges of living a creative life is trying to keep yourself both inspired and motivated pretty much all the time.

If you’re commissioned for a job you cannot turn around and explain that your ideas and inspirational thoughts are off on holiday. Your clients want your expertise immediately and you have to be fully prepared to jump into creative action. 

Paris

Paris

In 2010 I visited Paris for the first time. Initially I really didn't think that I would like the city however after two weeks of Parisian lifestyle, I fell in love with it - now it's one of my favourite, if not favourite cities. I had my camera with me so I decided to document my trip as I visited different areas. I loved capturing the Parisian markets because they always had a great atmosphere, bustling with loads of people. You don’t see many outdoor markets in Scotland, or not to the same extent anyway.