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Musa & Michelle: A Wintry Wedding, Orocco Pier, South Queensferry

I don’t know how best to describe these two people. I first met Musa and Michelle when we met for their engagement shoot one cloudy October Day at Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Musa is kind and unassuming, and Michelle is just so relaxed and fun! Definitely my kind of couple!

Their wedding day at Orocco Pier was actually a perfect reflection of that. This was my first wedding of 2018, captured on a freezing Scottish, Saturday afternoon in January. The day started with bridal preparations at Michelle’s home, with the girls enjoying a few glasses (*cough* bottles) of prosecco and then it was off to the lovely Orocco Pier in South Queensferry for the big event! Michelle showed no signs of nerves, whilst Musa waited patiently for his beautiful bride to arrive.

The fabulous Lesley Anderson conducted the Humanist Ceremony, which was a lovely, emotional affair enjoyed by their closest friends and family. With some warm winter light, I then captured their first moments as husband and wife as we braved the ice and enjoyed a walk along the pier, before the fun continued with the evening reception.

This is how their day went.

David & Clare: A Scottish Summer Wedding, Dalmeny Park, Glasgow

As a wedding photographer, I have the privilege of meeting so many wonderful couples. I learn their story, meet their family and get to share their most special day with them. It really is such a wonderful gift. As we approach the warmer months, I'm going to update my blog with some beautiful weddings from 2017.

I first met David, Clare and their little girl over a coffee in Glasgow where I found out all about their plans for the big day at the gorgeous Dalmeny Park Country House. With its beautiful secret garden, it really is a perfect setting for a wedding.

On the day, the ceremony was scheduled to take place outdoors, but typically, Glasgow’s famous dodgy weather prevailed and the rain moved things indoors. As a wedding photographer, I love to work with natural light wherever possible, and particularly during the key moments such as the ceremony (no one wants a distracting flash popping off all the time!). Dalmeny Park complemented my shooting style and with some beautiful warm light pouring in from the wall of glass overlooking the lush gardens, it was still possible to capture what turned out to be an absolutely perfect ceremony.

It was such a fantastic pleasure to photograph David and Clare’s wedding at Dalmeny Park in Glasgow. Here’s how it went…


Introducing The Engagement Collection...


Introducing The Engagement Collection by Dearly Photography, complete with beautiful, bespoke 'save the date' cards. Perfect for announcing your engagement in style!

The Engagement Collection with Bespoke Save the Date Cards

Following some enquiries from my recent couples, I have decided to offer a complete collection for couples looking to celebrate their engagement and announce their wedding plans to family and friends. Take the hassle out of your wedding announcement when purchasing this collection. As your photographer, I will help you select a few of your favourite photographs from your engagement shoot which I will use as the fundamental element to design you beautiful, bespoke 'Save the Date' cards.

This new collection includes:

  • 2 hour documentary engagement session
  • all high-resolution images via private gallery
  • personal print license
  • 50 7x5" bespoke 'Save the Date' cards, printed on luxury 350gsm cardstock
  • AND... a £50 discount on any wedding package if you reserve me as your wedding photographer!*

Priced at just £295 and available to all current and future clients, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your engagement and tell your loved ones! 

Contact me for more information or to reserve your date! 

See here for some more examples of my engagement photography.

*If you have already booked me for your wedding, I will reduce the outstanding balance on your wedding package by £50.

Mother’s Day Documentary Photography Sessions with a Gorgeous Print and Wooden USB Gift Box!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I have only 5 appointments available for these beautiful sessions. As a doting dad of two little ones myself, I know how difficult it can be for parents, particularly mummies, to get in the frame (husband’s - seriously, take more photos of your beautiful wife with your babies!) and these sessions are a great way to capture some gorgeous, authentic moments of your everyday life.

During these sessions, I provide up to 2 hours of natural and documentary coverage, capturing REAL memories and REAL emotions, for you to cherish forever. They can take place in the comfort of your home, in your favourite park, or on a beautiful woodland walk - the choice is yours.

This is perfect gift for mum. Give her the gift of moments with her children, documented forever in print and presented in a beautiful wooden gift box. Alternatively, we can make it a family shoot, and get everyone involved! No matter who or where, I’ll create a beautiful story that is unique to you and your family.

  • Up to 2 hours of coverage at a location of your choice
  • All high-resolution digital photographs delivered via online cloud gallery 
  • Delicate image editing and colour grading 
  • Personal print license 
  • Wooden print box with all images printed on lustre paper and wooden USB pen.

These sessions are priced at £289, which includes a beautiful wooden box and USB gift set, including all prints from the session, printed at 9.5x6.5"and high resolution files on a wooden USB drive.

Contact me to reserve me for your session, or to purchase this for a gift!

Candance & Fei, Loch Long Engagement Session

It was a beautiful morning for Candance and Fei's engagement session when I joined them for a relaxed walk along the loch side at Ardgarten.

Surrounded by shades of green and gold, we started with a relaxing and fun walk along one of the main trails. Situated in such stunning surroundings, and with a lightly overcast sky, we were bathed in natural colour. The stylish Candance and Fei were a joy to be around, totally at ease with each other and we captured so many natural smiles, laughs and cuddles as they embraced the session.

This is how it went.

And the Winner of the Luxury Storybook Album is...

I am pleased to announce the winner of the off-peak wedding offer for a FREE luxury Bellissimo Perfetto storybook album, worth £395!

One of my lovely clients, Claire McDonald has been selected from all the couples who booked with me during the offer period. 

I am really looking forward to photographing Claire and Dale's beautiful wedding at Cornhill Castle in May and following this, designing their beautiful storybook album.