June 09, 2019
On Saturday June the 8th myself and my second photographer Ellie Cutajar headed up North from Glasgow to the shores of Loch Lomond where we were going to be covering the wedding of Natasha & David.
The couple had found me through an advert I had posted online. And because it was when I was first really committing myself to working weddings and taking on more professional work within photography I was offering a free wedding for someone in 2019. Luckily for me it was the wonderful Natasha & David who got in touch with me first.
After meeting up after one evening after work. Immediately I felt I hit it off with the lovely couple as if they were two of my friends that I had known for years. Telling me the stories of their past and plans for the future, they were just so lovely to be around and were very open for anything photography wise I would like from their wedding.
When leaving Glasgow the weather was dull, raining and just not looking up to what would be an amazing day. However upon arriving the shores of Loch Lomond we were delighted to see the dark clouds disappearing and the rain stopping. The couple travelled from the Lodge on Loch Lomond to Luss Parish Church for the ceremony and with a crowd of tourists gathering outside waiting for the arrival of the bride we were all set to go.
Being built in 1875 the church was a unique location to have the service, the tall thatched ceiling with the bride and groom beneath saying their vows was a marvellous sight. Once the service was finished we all caught up outside for some photos of the wedding party in front of the building, allowing the newly weds to talk to family and friends. I find it important for everyone to have this time as there's nothing worse that a newly married couple being whisked away not to be seen for hours just moments after they have tied the knot.
Afterwards we all headed back to the Lodge on Loch Lomond. This was when the individual shots of Natasha & David were snapped up on the beach and lucky for us although you could feel one or two drops of rain it held off. For the rest of the day it was a very relaxed and laid back atmosphere. With guests settling down for their meal followed by the speeches, that of which were very touching. Especially the story of Natasha giving her father a Zippy soft toy to take with him for company on his long journeys for work. Finally it was then time for the first dance of the bride and groom followed by the father and daughter dance.
All in all it was an amazing day, surrounded by the most lovely people and I was extremely happy that myself and Ellie could be a part of it. I wish Natasha & David all the best for their future and their new home together.
The next wedding isn't until August now. But until then I will be keeping myself busy in every other aspect of snapping up photos.