Lisa & David's wedding at Athelstaneford

25th June 2014
You can just tell at the start of the day, when you arrive at the bride's house that it's going to be a swell day...

I got to Haddington to the Cullen's nice and early, and was surprised to see all the girls back from the hairdressers on time, while dad chilled out amongst the motorbikes in the man cave.
It was a fun and friendly start of the wedding day, with Lisa being pampered by her mum and the other girls.

Pretty soon I was off to Athelstaneford Church to set up and catch the guys as they got there.There was a slight hic-cup before the ceremony started, but it wouldn't be a wedding without a unique quirk thrown in :) With the girls all waiting outside, Lisa & her dad were allowed to park up on their third pass though the village, and we soon got the wedding-proper under way.

Our pre-wedding meetings and emails worked out that with such a lare attendance at such a small Church (on the outside anyway) we'd do most of the formal photos at the reception venue of Haddington's Maitlandfield House Hotel. So we grabbed a couple of wedding party shots outside the church, then we sent everyone except the newly weds off to Haddington... letting Lisa & David be alone for 20 minutes to take in being married.
Well, when I say alone - I was there, but I don't count :)

Along at Haddington we finished off the formal photos, and I let everyone chill, while I just grabbed some casual shots and planned some pictures for throughout the afternoon & evening.
Speeches done, cake cut, 1st dance under way and another party in full swing.

A great day, once again with a lovely couple surrounded by fun family & friends.

Here's a sample of the photos, with the slideshow above ^^^
The full portfolio is in our Gallery Section now. You can get the password from Lisa & David once they themselves have taken in their photos :)

All the best to the new Mr & Mrs Ogilvie !



PS ... for anyone interested at all about the life & times of a wedding photographer... here's a little bit of tech talk... I bust my camera during the day, but nothing that a bit of quick bodgery, spare cameras, an ability to stay calm under stress was able to fix.
I always say that anyone that is into photography at any level could take very good wedding photos... on a good day.
But you show your worth at times of adversity when your thrown a curve ball (or 3).
If you can cope with gear malfunction and or fail, times going to pot throughout the day but still sticking to it and getting a good portfolio then your doing ok :)

There - a shameless self plug and a warning to anyone thinking of hiring their Uncle Bob to do the pictures for the price of a meal :)


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