We share the wedding of Fiona and Steven who got married at Errol Park, their perfect day was captured by Jacqui of ChicPhoto.
Steven and I met at Stirling university in our first year. Steven was studying business with sports and I was studying PE teaching.
Steven was a friend of a friend and I just remember seeing this guy with a microwave chicken tikka meal in our flat. I remember him not washing his plate and with us being students it lay there for a little while. That should have been a sign of things to come but from there the romance blossomed.
We dated for about 5 years and then Steven asked me to be his wife. We were away travelling south east Asia at the time. We were in a place in Thailand called Krabi, climbing up tiger temple when Steven bent down on one knee and proposed, it was perfect!
Fiona and Steven had a very relaxed atmosphere at their wedding. They had the option to marry inside or out and made a call based on the weather one hour before the ceremony. There was no rush as the ceremony/reception was just downstairs. The staff at Errol Park were very helpful and organised helping Fiona and Steven feel at ease. The ceremony ran on time (and without rain) enabling us to go straight into photos which meant Fiona and Steven had loads of time with their guests. I took them both out for a 10 minute shoot after dinner so we could get some evening shots.
I have photographed weddings for around 8 years. I mainly shoot in Scotland but have been known to do some destination weddings in USA and Iceland. I love to travel so being able to combine it with my passion for weddings is ideal. I absolutely love shooting weddings and building up relationships with my clients. I like to work with them beforehand to incorporate their ideas for photos into their wedding day. I always make myself available by email so my couple can ask me any questions on the lead up to the day, even if its not photography related.
I like to keep everything natural. The light, the weather, the way the couple interact with each other. I want them to be true to themselves in the photos. I would only ask them to do things they would normally do in everyday life with each other. I don’t want them to be fake or to pretend to be someone else on their wedding day. I also have a few jokes up my sleeve to help keep them laughing throughout the shoot.
I loved how friendly Fiona and Stevens guests were. Everyone was always making sure I was ok and helping me organise the group photos. I felt like everyones friend by the evening! I also love Errol Park and how much variety they had in the gardens for photos.
Too many people worry themselves over the little details and get stressed out. Don’t panic! Chances are your guests won’t even notice if things are missing or broken. Just enjoy yourself on the day and forget about the rest!