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A few weeks ago I met up with Paul and Claire, who’s wedding in St Andrews I’ll be photographing later this year, at their hotel for their engagement shoot. The weather was not being particularly kind to us, it had been a cold, wet and misty week, but while it was still a little cold and breezy at least the rain had stopped and the fog had lifted a bit so we headed out around St Andrews.

Not being from the town, both were keen to capture some images of them in some of their favourite spots and we also used the session to scout out some possible locations for pictures on their wedding day.

Below are a few of my favourite images from their session:

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  • Carol Anne Nicol - What a lovely couple. Great photos. love the setting too.

My 2013 season got off to a great start with Jason and Shereen’s Old Course Hotel Wedding in March.

With both Jason and Shereen getting ready at the Hotel, I started my day off with the girls in Shereen’s room to capture some bridal preparation images before heading off to find Jason.

Weddings at the Old Course normally take place in the conservatory, a beautiful light and airy space no matter what the weather. After the ceremony all the guests went upstairs to the Road Hole bar for the reception while I whisked the newly weds off for some couple portraits.

Back at the hotel, it was time to move into the ballroom and after two very emotional speeches it was time for everyone to sit down for their wedding breakfast. (and time for me to take a break and get something to eat too!).

After the meal, it was time for the evening entertainment to start, kicking off with the first dance and the party went on well in to the night.

An exceptional and emotional wedding at a wonderful venue.

Below I’ve posted some of my favourite images from the day starting with their slideshow, I would recommend watching this if you wish to get a feel for their wedding day.

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  • Susan Shirron - Beautiful pictures thank you for sharing your wonderful day x love to you both hope you had a great honeymoon xxx

  • Sandra Middleton - Amaxing photps amd a amazing day .xx

So that’s 2013 over and what a great year it was here at Reids Photography, I am always honoured to be able to document so many great Scottish weddings, I hope that the moments that I capture are remembered and enjoyed for years to come.

This year has seen me at many different venues photographing a wide variety of weddings, from the small secret intimate wedding, (with only 2 guests), to the larger more elaborate weddings. I’ve had ceilidh’s, tears (of joy), blended Scottish and North American cultures and even seen a traditional Scottish Quaich Ceremony.

I’ve enjoyed playing a small part in them all, each with its own unique character and along the way I’ve met some fantastic people, a few things that each wedding did have though was a brilliant bride and groom, an abundance of laughter, love and a whole lot of fun.

Looking back through my weddings from 2013 I’ve selected a few of my favourites from the weddings I’ve covered, with so many great Scottish weddings and 1000’s of images to choose from this was not an easy task, but I’ve managed to narrow it down to a 100 or so images. My criteria for selection was purely based on my personal favourites, images that stood out for me for being romantic, funny, emotive or just simply because I liked them but I’ve featured images from all the weddings I’ve covered in 2013.

So I’m sorry that this post is a little image heavy, but without further ado, here is my review of 2013 in pictures.

Wishing you all a very best of health and happiness for 2014, happy new year!

  • Carol Anne Nicol - Love these photos and the photographer.
    Absolutely amazing photos such special memories of a wonderful day. ????

  • siobhan innes - I would love a copy of your brochure. Beautiful pictures!

The Saturday before Christmas I was back at Dunino Church, a lovely little country church a few miles from St Andrews, this time for Kirstyn and Fraser’s Scottish Winter Wedding.

Kirstyn had opted not to have any bridal preparation shots so my day started at the church with Fraser and the guests arrival.

After a lovely ceremony and a few hugs and kisses outside the church we headed off to Craigsanquhar Hotel for their reception.

A fantastic couple and a brilliant day, congratulations guys and all the very best for your future together.

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  • Stuart Webster - Beautiful shoot Stuart, particularly like the shot of the bride placing the ring on the grooms finger.

  • Carol Anne Nicol - As always great photos

  • Rachael Brown - Amazing first dance picture! Beautiful.

At the start of November I photographed Colin and Emma’s Dunino Church wedding near St Andrews. Emma had elected not to have any bridal preparation images done so my day started at Dunino Church with Colin and his grooms men and capturing the guests as they arrived. With the ceremony over it was off to the St Andrews Golf Hotel for their reception, with a quick stop off at the Botanical gardens in St Andrews on the way. After the speeches were done I left Colin and Emma to party the night away with their family and friends enjoying the start of their married life together.

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  • Jane Connolly - Gorgeous photos Mr Reid!!! You will deffo be my wedding photographer! xox

  • Catherine Kelly - Lovely Venue, stunning photography, beautiful bride.

  • Carol Anne Nicol - What fabulous photos. Stunning. Beautiful bride some really unusual shots..

  • Christine Davidson - Brings back many great memories of our daughters recent wedding day. Thanks Stuart

A few weeks ago I met up with Jason and Shereen for their engagement shoot while they were visiting St Andrews to finalise some wedding details with their venue. It was great to spend time chatting about their big day, and with neither being from the town we took the opportunity to visit some areas of St Andrews that may be possible locations for some photo’s on their wedding day next year.

Below is a selection of images from their St Andrews engagement shoot.

  • Carol Anne Nicol - Brilliant. What fabulous backround for their special day. Wow excellent. Love them.

A couple of months ago Paul got in touch with me to see if I was available to photograph his St Andrews Wedding at the end of August. It was only to be a small wedding but I didn’t realise at the time how small and secret the wedding was to be.

As far as weddings go, this is by far the smallest one I have photographed, with just Paul and his bride, Claire, two of their closest friends and me. No one else of their family and friends knew they were getting married. It’s an honour to document and be part of such a special intimate day and even though this was a smaller wedding with a lot of the usual things missing or not happening I still photographed it with the same attention to detail as I do with my larger weddings.

The Scottish sunshine came through and we had a really nice few hours visiting a few locations in and around St Andrews for photographs of the happy couple after their short ceremony.

Below is a selection of images from Paul and Claire’s secret St Andrews wedding.

If you are interested in me photographing your wedding, large or small, please get in touch to chat about your wedding photography