The importance of family Photos at your wedding

There are loads of styles of wedding photography, different prices and sometimes as the couple in front of the camera it can seem like it takes a lot of time,however, make sure to get some shots of you and your family.

Take 5 minutes to read this article if you are thinking about what shots you want your photographer to take. Warning, have some hankies at the ready.

http://www.slrlounge.com/greatest-lesson-learned-importance-family-photos/

Innes & Lesley’s Wedding

Congratulations to Innes and Lesley on their beautiful Wedding at Achnagairn House. I wish you both every happiness in the future

I have posted a small selection of the pictures below. Lesley & Innes wanted a relaxed reportage style. More can be seen on my facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paddy-McDougall-Photography/160491537386725

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http://www.perfect-manors.com/achnagairn/

Rock the Frock shoot

I have been asked if I do ‘Trash the Dress’ or ‘Rock the Frock’ Shoots and the answer is yes!

What is it? Well it is different for each couple, however it is a chance to to do a post wedding shoot with the bride and groom in a location special to them with a real fashion shoot slant.

Why would I want to do it? Many couple’s do it for many reason’s e.g. they wanted to spend more time with their guests rather than getting their picture taken or the weather wasn’t great for pictures outdoors

Does the dress really get trashed? Only if you want to! Usually couples may want pictures at locations after the big day where it may be liable to marks that you wouldn’t want on the wedding day e.g. a beach at sunset

At paddymcdougall photography we talk to you about all aspects of your wedding pictures to ensure that you get a totally bespoke service for your unique day which can include Rock your Frock shoot, so if you want to contact us regarding your wedding drop us an email and we will get back to you.

Contact email paddymcdougall@aol.com

If you have already had your ceremony and want a Rock the Frock shoot please let me know and I can quote for this seperately.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trash_the_dress

Leap Year Proposals

Wednesday¬†could be a very big day for¬†some people¬†as traditionally¬†women are ‘allowed’ to propose to you partner, personally I think any day is a good day to propose

I have noted below some ‘facts’ from wiki about leap year proposals. Hopefully none of you will need the 12 pairs of gloves! (see Below).

I still have a limited amount of spaces for weddings and engagement shoots for 2012 so please feel free to contact me for a free consultation.

I hope this is a leap Year to remember for everyone

‘In the British Isles, it is a tradition that women may propose marriage only on leap years. While it has been claimed that the tradition was initiated by Saint Patrick or Brigid of Kildare in 5th century Ireland, this is dubious, as the tradition has not been attested before the 19th century. Supposedly, a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland (then age five and living in Norway), required that fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man; compensation ranged from a kiss to ¬£1 to a silk gown, in order to soften the blow. In some places the tradition was tightened to restricting female proposals to the modern leap day, February 29, or to the medieval (bissextile) leap day, February 24.

According to Felten: “A play from the turn of the 17th century, ‘The Maydes Metamorphosis,’ has it that ‘this is leape year/women wear breeches.’ A few hundred years later, breeches wouldn’t do at all: Women looking to take advantage of their opportunity to pitch woo were expected to wear a scarlet petticoat‚ÄĒfair warning, if you will.”

In Denmark, the tradition is that women may propose on the bissextile leap day, February 24, and that refusal must be compensated with 12 pairs of gloves.

In Finland, the tradition is that if a man refuses a woman’s proposal on leap day, he should buy her the fabrics for a skirt.

Arlene & Russell’s wedding

Arlene & Russell asked me to take natural shots with the minimum amount of traditional wedding¬†poses. They had the service outside which was brave considering the scottish weather and half an hour before the service the weather wasn’t looking good, however in the nick of time the sun came out and it was beautiful for the service.

The service was held at Houstoun House hotel (http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-houstoun-house/?gclid=CN68ocXF160CFUQMfAodNUjbkw) near edinburgh.

It was a beautiful service with Arlene wearing a bespoke vintage wedding dress and friends playing instruments and singing throughout the day.

More images can be seen in Arlene and Russell’s gallery