Kelly and Keith love to laugh together, which is what makes them such a great couple. All through our session, they were cracking each other up, making funny faces, joking around and even had a snowball fight. On top of all that, the depth of their love for each other came shining through. These two are crazy about each other. There are photo shoots that stay in my mind long after the camera is put away and I’ll always remember this day for the beautiful snow dusting the riverbank and hills, and the fun we all had together. They were great sports as I spotted a picturesque snowy field while we were driving back to Edinburgh, shouted for us stop the car and made them traipse out into the freezing wilderness for some of these faraway shots. Kelly is Irish, Keith is Scottish, so it was great to blend elements of the two cultures in these photos – Kelly’s emerald engagement ring, Keith’s kilt with the Gordon tartan, and a romantic Celtic handfasting ceremony.
On a personal note, I am so grateful to have had the chance to photograph couples in Scotland. Scotland is a rich and gorgeous place and the people I meet there have been nothing short of genuinely wonderful. It pushed me as a photographer and allowed me to capture a place a world away from what I see on an everyday basis.
Kelly and Keith will be married this May at a ruined Abbey on Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth and will then be cèilidh dancing late into the night at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. I wish them a wonderful wedding day and the start to a happy life together.