Beautiful venue at 10 Hotel in Glasgow
Being Glasgow Wedding Photographer, I was asked by Victoria and Steven to document their venue, placed on the Southside of Glasgow and is perfect for a small group of family and friends’ wedding ceremonies. The hotel is hidden from any main roads but not too far from the vibrant city centre. As for Glasgow Wedding Photographer, the venue was local to me which was really beneficial. Why? I know which spots are best for the couple and wedding guests to get the best photos. The wedding venue is placed just 15 minutes walk from my home. Plus, first of all, when I first met with Victoria and Steven at the consultation, I knew we get along very well. It just clicked between us. One of the first words from Steven was “we want to our photographer feel good and be one of our wedding guests. A good relationship with my wonderful customers is as important as my professional approach to my work.
With Victoria’s background in art – she’s an art teacher and very skilful in art craft. Victoria designed most of the decorations for they’s wedding which I found really beautiful. So finding the right Glasgow Wedding Photographer was important to both Victoria and Steven. They wanted their photos to be more like the documentary style but also fine art family and portrait shoots.
As expected, I had a blast being a Glasgow Wedding Photographer on the day. The venue date was set for the third of July 2021, and let’s say the weather was very temperamental but about that later on. As much as Bride and Groom were lovely persons I can say exactly the same about their parents and friends. Just feels good to be around them.
The Ceremony – Tie the Knot Celtic Tradition
Victoria and Steven added personalised elements to their special day. Steven is a big fan of the local football club, I’m pretty sure you can guess which one club is from the photos! He had an old, Celtic club scarf kept for years as a gift from his dad. At the ceremony, Bride and Groom tie their own scarf or coloured ribbons knot as a symbol of becoming one. Tie the Knot – handfasting ceremony is a very old tradition known in Scotland. The roots start in the Celtic Medival era. Old Celtic tradition plus old Celtic club scarf, well play Steven, well play.
Family wedding portraits
That’s a traditional form of photography. As much as I love to photograph candid shots, I also adore staged, formal family portraits. I pay a lot of attention to them to make them look as good as I can. Choosing a spot with the right light and background is a must! My goal was to make the right composition. A family portrait done right is one of my high priorities.
I needed to be quick with outdoor portraits though as moody weather spoiled the day a little bit. Then again, it’s Scotland and we all considered that could happen eventually. That was violent toroidal rain, turning streets into rivers. But it was beautiful! We all quickly found a shelter in 10 Hotel in Glasgow. There’s something magical in such an intense rain. That’s how the rest of the evening vent. Escaping from heavy rain, hiding in the 10 Hotel lovely interiors, snapping photos. Luckily we even managed to get a smoke bomb photoshoot at the skate park close to 10 Hotel in Glasgow. Victoria and Steven. I’m so happy they choose me as a Glasgow Wedding Photographer. My friends as I can call them.