Cool Glasgow Engagement Photography Session – Alison and Craig
Here’s the thing: it’s really awesome when I can collaborate with my couples. When we can really put our heads together, and come up with a new approach to a photo session. I’ll always have a place in my heart for sessions which are in familiar locations, but give me the chance to break out, go for a walk, try something new… and I’m in heaven.
So that’s what happened with Alison and Craig. We had talked about going back to where Craig had proposed, but timing and logistics made it a little harder to achieve. So we decided to take a tour round the Barras, on a wet weekday when it was quieter than usual. It was pretty damn awesome. Craig and Alison love music, so of course the Barrowland Ballroom and the Barrowland Album Pathway made an appearance during our shoot. How can you resist a trip along that famous walkway, trying to find your first ever Barrowlands gig that you went to? Mine was Suede, December 1994, incidentally.
But it’s not just about the music. I loved photographing the brickwork as well. There’s something about it that reminds me of Manchester, with the way it looks. Then there’s the beautiful architecture and the mix of reds and green ironwork, and of course it wouldn’t be Glasgow without stumbling across murals. I have a thing for the murals dotted throughout Glasgow – I like to collect the sighting of them.
I loved photographing Alison and Craig. I don’t know what it was about them, I just felt so comfortable with them. So relaxed. I know how awkward those shoots can feel initially but they’re so awesome as well just for finding that comfort, and reaching that state of candour and openness that I enjoy so much. And that’s when all the magic really happens I think, with engagement photo sessions.