St Mary’s RC Cathedral, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Wedding Photographer

>August saw one of the most fun photoshoots I’ve done for a while.

One day, I received a call at the studio from a man with a French accent. He was planning a surprise for his wife. Was planning a trip to Edinburgh (from Belgium), completely without her knowledge and wanted to have a blessing at the Cathedral whilst they were here.

So we arranged to meet at the Missoni hotel an hour before their ceremony time, had a coffee and took some photos in the foyer.

I hitched a lift in the front of their Bentley and we made our way to St Mary’s RC Cathedral at Picardy Place. On arrival, it transpired that the Monsignour was not expecting us at that time, but instead at Mass earlier that day. However, there had clearly been a little mix up and he conducted the blessing. I had a little chat with him afterwards, and he assured me he hadn’t noticed me taking photos at all. This was a great relief to me as there were only 2 people in church and I was standing on the alter to the couples left….. so felt very conspicuous.

It was time to take some photos outside the cathedral and then make our way by car to another destination for some more photos, before I left them. I had been hired for 2 hours. We got in the vintage vehicle, only to discover that it wouldn’t start.

The driver, from Ecosse wedding cars was able to get on the phone and have another car there within 20 mins. I have to say, I was rather impressed by this…. these things happen, it’s a vintage car. We went to Cafe Camino which is part of the Cathedral and had a coffee and a chat. Birgit is a keen photographer and so we were chatting about this, although I think we lost Olivier a little…. as it’s not so much his thing. He mentioned that he had hired me because when looking through other photographer’s sites, a lot of the wedding photography looked the same to him…… but he was impressed by my live music work and that I had stood out because I was different. This was indeed a compliment. I was thrilled.

So, another car arrived….. a white Rolls Royce…. beautiful.

We jumped in and although my 2 hours had come and gone….. it was just one of those unforseeable situations. We made our way to the Botanic Gardens to grab a couple of shots before parting company. The couple very kindly gave me a lift in their Rolls, part of the way home…. which was fabulous. I have to say, Birgit and Olivier were an absolute joy to work with. We laughed the whole way through the day. They were full of silliness and good humour…. as the following shots will convey. I wasn’t work at all, but an absolute joy……..

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh Wedding Photographer

St Mary's RC Cathedral Edinburgh Wedding Photographer

St Mary's RC Cathedral Edinburgh Wedding Photographer

St Mary's RC Cathedral Edinburgh Wedding Photographer

St Mary's RC Cathedral Edinburgh Wedding Photographer
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Wedding Photographer

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Wedding Photographer

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Wedding PhotographerRoyal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Wedding Photographer