Our wedding story…
We got engaged in 2004 and we actually had a long(ish) engagement planned. And for some reason we started to think about getting married in October 2004 and set the date for August 2005. So we had about 10 months to get organised and we ticked off the big things first: church, venue, photographer, band (ceilidh dance lessons for the first dance!), cake and then we enjoyed preparing the little things – which flowers, table decorations, a wedding newspaper (this is a German tradition – it’s a newspaper which tells the story of the bride and groom until they met and until the wedding).
All our friends assumed it will be easy for us to choose a photographer, because we knew so many, but it was the hardest thing, and for us it was clear that a professional photographer we had known for a few years was the best man to do the job. Knowing he had agreed to photograph our wedding we could lean back and just let him do the job. In 2005, we didn’t know about such a thing as pre-wedding photo sessions. We went on a photo session ourselves to check out a location for potential wedding photos, but we cannot really show these photos to anyone!
With the knowledge we have now, we would have changed a few things – for starters have the photographer for the full day, because there are so many things that I don’t have photos of!
A dedicated team
Ladies first!! Well, where do I start? I have been taking photographs from the age of 15! But I haven’t taken up photography professionally until my late 20s… A university degree, a teaching job and and office job got in the way of my true passion – photography!
I always claimed, that I will never EVER take photos of people! EVER!!
However…. I can pinpoint the exact day when my photography life was turned on its head! I went to college in Edinburgh to study photography, and part of the course was the dreaded portrait class. I just had to do it! No excuses. I had a fabulous teacher which gave us lots of freedom to play and to just “get on with it”. When I was in the studio for the first time, faced with a family – friends of mine – all waiting for instructions on what to do now – the pound finally dropped! I overcame my fears and now I cannot think of doing anything else. I absolutely adore taking photos of people – any age really – and let them see it’s possible to make them look truly gorgeous in photographs and feel great about themselves.
Apart from that, I need excitement in my life and always look for the next challenge. In 2010, I walked over 500 miles in Spain – the Camino de Santiago, and just recently, I cuddled a cheetah!
Gentlemen – the floor is yours! Hello, Mark here, Nadin’s husband. I am going to get a bit romantic here – we actually met because we both had photography as our main hobby and passion! We have spent many weekends, getting up early in the morning, chasing the sunrise at some beautiful location in Scotland (only to be faced with a rainy clifftop! on several occasions).
I started taking photographs when I was around 15, too. We both have a different approach to taking photos. We work well as a team and we have reversed the traditional roles – Nadin’s the one in control on the wedding day, I am the one who sneaks the pictures when no-one is looking.
When I don’t take photos, I like spending time in the garden, planning next year’s flowers. I play the Saxophone, and yes, I cuddled the cheetah too!