Autumn Mini Shoots

It’s official, I shoot people too! And for the run up to the holidays, I’m doing mini photo shoots on demand and on location. My style is not too formal, more relaxed focussing on capturing natural fun and expressions… Each session includes: Approx 45 mins shoot Approx 20 edited images (to print or share as you like) […]

Ruby Wedding Celebrations || Culzean Castle

I’ve known the Melvin family for around twenty years, as it was Andy, Pipe Major of Williamwood Pipe Band, who taught me to play the bagpipes whilst in the Boys’ Brigade. So when I got the call to photograph Marion & Andy’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary Shindig a few weeks back, I could hardly refuse! The celebrations were held in the […]

The Classic View: Eilean Donan Castle

It’s been shot thousands of times, in both still and film, but there is something about this little gem on the banks of Loch Long, Duich & Alsh that entices you to shoot it! Having a weeks break near Inverness meant it was “close enough” to warrant the journey to the west coast, through some pretty breathtaking […]

Piping at Forres

A fortnight after the UK Championships in Belfast, which sadly I didn’t make the trip across for, I headed North to Forres for the European Pipe Band Championships. The 430am start from Glasgow wasn’t pretty, but meant we were at the park for just before 9am – plenty of time for a wander and breakfast. […]

Pipe Band season kicks off

The British Pipe Band Championships were my first outing this year, having missed the traditional starter at Gourock due to other commitments. A change in venue within Bathgate was warmly welcomed amongst the bands compared to the last two years and the weather was also favourable – no need for capes! Event gallery is here: 2015 […]


Sometimes making time to get out a get some photos is difficult. With a young family, soon to be added to, getting a morning or evening out the house is tricky to negotiate with the other half to say the least. But since the end of last year, I’ve been following a twitter based photo contest […]


Happy New Year! After what has been a very busy festive season, it’s almost time to get back to ‘normal.’ We had some overseas family here during the holidays, and as you do, we took a few day trips to the popular Scottish ‘tourist spots’ so at least they got a chance to see some […]

Capture Canal Colours – winner!

Delighted to get news through yesterday that my image of The Kelpies had won the Scottish Canals Capture Canal Colours contest. Since they were built earlier this year, I had wanted to travel through to Falkirk and get a shot of them, and figured early morning would be best (very little people and hopefully nice […]