Friday, 3 July 2015

Shannagh + Paul

How Long Will I love you....As long as the stars are above you.

On the 30th of May 2015 I had the pleasure to photograph Shannagh and Paul's Scottish Heather purple Wedding in the heart of Crieff, Perthshire. The whole day was filled with love and friendship. It was an emotional beginning during the wedding prep as the bride got into her dress with the help of her beautiful bridesmaids. Happy tears were shed as they gathered up before setting off to the Crieff Parish Church.

The ceremony was beautiful with hand picked hymns and an array of flower girls and page boys to fill a choir, the church gave a beautiful backdrop for photographs and the weather blessed us with sun the whole day.

The reception we shed a few more tears and laughs during the speeches and the traditional readings of the first few cards for the bride and groom after cutting the cake at the Crieff Hotel. First dances was my favourite part of the day. The emotions during the father daughter dance and when the bride and grooms daughter joined in with them on the floor was a beautiful touch and beginning to the rest of their marriage

Overall it was a beautiful day. Wishing Shannagh + Paul a very happy marriage and congratulations on the announcement of expecting their second child.

Mary's Walk

Mary's Walk

I recently came across these photos while going through an old USB.
They were taken over a year ago down Lady Mary's Walk in Crieff with our 3 legged lurcher mix Shadow.

Shadow wears a muzzle because he was used as a hunting dog before he came to us for small rodents and birds, he is a beautiful lurcher mix who loves people but because of his history isn't great with small animals like cats, which is how he lost his leg. Shadow was let off the lead in urban area and a house cat caught his eye, he broke his leg jumping off a wall and landing onto another while chasing the cat (that cat escaped unscathed). 

Since Shadow has been with us he's chased cats and other small animals in rural areas but always with a muzzle, one thing we have observed is that even if he catches up with them he doesn't seem to attack them and rather wants to play. Even so, the muzzle is staying on whenever he is outside as we wouldn't want an instinct to cause a beautiful and loyal dog to be put down for something that he thought was right.

Shadow now stays with my mother in law and her beautiful greyhound Gunner, they get along beautifully and it's great for Shadow to have a constant companionship in his life. He has access to a huge garden that he can run around in and rural walks, including this one, just a two minute walk away. We regularly get to visit too.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Cold Busting Omelette Recipe

In the Autumn and Winter months you're more likely to harbour those nasty colds. One way to keep them at bay or battle them once you've "caught one" is with healthy food. Try this cold busting omelette recipe for breakfast or lunch. 

1 tsp butter
1 diced garlic clove
1/2 a red chilli
Handful of sugar snap peas
6-9 cocktail chicken pieces
2 Free Range Eggs
Sprinkle of Ground Pepper
Sprinkle of Coriander