Stacey & James's wedding at Duddingston Golf Club

29th September 2016
This was a fun day - more than usual.
As well as it being a good crowd of people there, I'm quite friendly with Stacey's dad (and uncle - and others), in fact we go back years. I'll not use the term "good pal" or that, or he'll be after discount :)

But it was actually very nice being around Brian on his daughter's wedding day - seeing how he was reacting to every bit of the day - and holding his emotions in check (sometimes). It gave me a small insight as to what I might be like when/if it's ever my turn to be there on Annie's big day.
I'll not be doing the photos that day - will cross that bridge later.

Aaaaaaanyway, Stacey & James's wedding.
I pulled up nice and early at mum & dad's to take in some of the prep and watch the excitement build. It's always an interesting part of the day as there's this air of false calmness, but you just know that there a few folk in the household that are a bag of nerves. When it comes to bride into dress time it starts to show more then.

Stacey looked amazing in her dress, and with perfect timing, we got a set of lovely bridal portraits, then mum & dad shots (dad greetin') and I then headed of for Duddingston Golf Club, getting there just as James and his groomsmen were doing last minute checks.

We grabbed a few easy shots of the guys and it was good to see that they were all good company, and would be a fun act on the day.
As the girls arrived, and prepared to walk down the aisle, it was James's turn to get a bit emotional - which I always think is great.
What better way to show you love someone than to be overjoyed like that at such an important event.
Nothing to be ashamed of lads - all you grooms-to-be who might be reading this.

It was a lovely Humanist ceremony - led by Thirza Wilson, then we were outside for a quick confetti throw at the happy couple before we nipped away in the wedding car for some photos by Arthur's Seat & Holyrood Park. We'd decided last minute to reverse the way we did the photos, as I knew we had bags of time after dinner before first dance, so family photos could be done under my flash lights then.
We got an amazing set of pictures there with some amazing clouds & sky detail, and a lovely bride & groom milking it as best they could - ace :)

Back at the Golf Club, I let the newly weds chill until it was there wedding breakfast time, then we were outside doing the family & group pics - and shooting anything & anyone that wanted. All good fun.
By the time we'd done that and chilled again for a few minutes - it was cake cutting dancing time. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly this part of the day comes along and it's the end of my shift.
It's the same for the bride & groom, everyone tells them enjoy every minute as it goes so fast, but it's true... in the blink of an eye I was at Stacey's mum & dad's helping dad Brian get dressed properly, and capturing some lovely bridal portraits - then I was outside at about 9pm with the newly weds, the two of them half worn out already with their full-on excitement day, grabbing one last picture.

And here we are - trying to condense it all into a few paragraphs of my gobildy-gook musings.

I think it's probably best right now that I showed you the slideshow of the day...

The full gallery of photos (over 400) will be live at the link below as soon as Stacey & James have had their official viewing. You can pre-register your email address to be notified when they are live - then you can lg in , see them all ad even order any prints you'd like all from the same place.

Please feel free to leave a comment below... were you at the wedding, how much did you enjoy your day... what do you think of the photos ?
let us all know :)

Stacey and James's wedding at Duddingston Golf Club - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Speak to you all soon...

Today's wedding was shot on a Fujifilm X-Pro2 with a 16-55mm lens, once more I opted for the zoom instead of my two primes. Naughty me.
Outside & first dance lighting was by the Lencarta Atom 360, and the pano shot with a Ricoh ThetaS.
The photos were shot using my own variant of the Fuji Classic Chrome film simulation, for my favoured subdued colour look.


Photo comment By Stacey Sloan: Thank you so much Grahame. We absolutely love the photos and can't wait for our album. Will get or selections to you asap :)
Photo comment By Brian Martin: Thanks for the kind words Grahame.It was a great day made more special by having you as our photographer....and as my valet. Although i think Heather, Rami and Stephanie had a go at dressing me as well. You were funny and put everybody at ease. Can't recommend you highly enough. Thanks Rude Boy.

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