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A Summer Wedding At Altskeith House, Loch Ard

Every couple is different. They interact differently. Some couples are comfortable in front of the camera, others are notably camera shy. There’s a different dynamic with every couple. I suppose for me as a photographer, it’s exciting to see what will unfold in front of my camera. Some couples want guidance, others prefer me to take a step back and photograph from a distance.

Robbie and Melanie were married at Altskeith House, Kinlochard near Aberfoyle. From the moment of their engagement session, I discovered their personality in front of the camera. However it was beyond the camera too.

If I were to sum them up as a couple, I don’t know quite how I’d describe them. Part of me says they are incredibly affectionate, not just with one another but with their friends and family. It was wonderful to watch them with their guests. Each person was greeted with incredible warmth. It wasn’t that fleeting “thanks for coming” you may occasionally witness at some weddings. It felt like every guest was a guest of honour. They took time to chat to people. As I moved around, I could see them listening intently, or laughing or smiling, reacting to a story. When you meet people like that, it makes you feel warm inside, and valued.

From that, it was easy to see why they had such a brilliant chemistry together. They listen to one another. They care about each other.

Looking back through the photographs I find myself just remembering giggles, twinkles in the eye, winks, raised eyebrows, and so many smiles I can’t help but smile myself. I suppose for me that I love about weddings. That’s the thing I love about different couples – the dynamic that you find at each different wedding.

Credits
Venue: Altskeith House http://www.altskeith.com/
Band:  Cask Strength Ceilidh Band, www.caskstrengthmusic.com
Ice Cream (instead of cake): Glen Urr Ice Cream based in Castle Douglas; www.glenurr.co.uk
Hair: Carol Zarebsky Duffy, https://www.facebook.com/carol.zarebskiduffy
Wedding celebrant: Sharon Johnston – Civil Registrar based in Aberfoyle
Florist: Pretty Little Flowers https://www.pretty-little-flowers.co.uk/

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