Setting off to photograph a wedding is exciting enough but when the sun is shining and the venue is Murthly Castle it’s even better.

I’d photographed Kirstin and Alex already when they came to Grandtully Studio for their pre-wedding meeting and shoot and knew that they would be excellent in front of my camera today. I met Alex at the Craigvrack Hotel, Pitlochry where he and the boys were getting ready. A picture of the rings and then some with Alex, his brother Stewart – the best man and the ushers.

Then I was off down the road to Stanley to see Kirstin. Everyone was excited but luckily they all got ready on time. In her Morilee dress with beautiful lace detailing, her hair by Fiona O’Donnell and make-up by KiKi Chic, Kirstin looked fabulous. After some pictures in the garden, I headed to Murthly.

The Chapel of St Anthony the Eremite is unique and a wonderful backdrop for pictures inside and out. They tied the knot and came out married and walked up an avenue of confetti to the castle for a picture of everyone on the stairs. The reception was on the lawn in the walled garden by the marquee. Family pictures work really well here on the wide stone stairs.

I led the couple off to the tall trees for some portraits and solitude. They were able to relax once away from the attention of their paparazzi guests and bask in the special atmosphere of privacy that Murthly offers in quantity.

Back for the second half of the day; speeches, dinner, cake, and dancing. Lots of laughs and lots of smiling faces for me to capture. I had to coax guests to write in the little book of pictures I’d made from the pre-wedding shoot but by the end of the evening, nearly every space was filled with warm wishes.

Kirstin and Alex jetted off to Mexico for their honeymoon, which sounded amazing. I only get to do weddings. I don’t suppose anyone would want a photographer on their honeymoon. Shame.

I hope you like my pictures of this lovely wedding.

All the best and keep smiling


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