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J&A Wedding – Glasgow

So far J&A’s wedding has been one of the most rewarding in LightPulp Wedding Photography’s experience. Not only was it a full-on Scottish wedding but it was actually set in Glasgow, Scotland — it can’t get much more authentic than that. The only time I have been to Glasgow before was about a month before the wedding when I came to meet the couple. It was a wonderful experience as we got to hang out, walk through the venues and take some engagement photographs. Even then, however, I only saw Glasgow out of a car window.

The ceremony was held in a big church with massive stained-glass windows that went almost all the way around the building. Rainy weather couldn’t do enough to obscure all the light coming in through the windows. The priest was a very friendly man with tons of experience and has given me no restrictions, as long as I wasn’t obtrusive. Wedding ceremony went as planned and afterwards we went outside to take some group photos of the family only to be greeted by the strongest gusts of wind — hats went flying and skirts up in the air. Naturally, that painted everyone’s smiles even bigger and I was able to take the most effortless family group portraits full of natural emotions and characters.

After the ceremony everyone got on a pre-booked bus and went for quick and scenic ride to the reception venue. Since I wasn’t the one driving and was able to take pictures out of the backseat of the car while we passed Newlyweds’ car. Which was cool as I got a chance to take pictures from an angle I have never shot from before.

Upon arrival to the reception venue, a beautiful manor house situated in the middle of Scotland’s gorgeous landscape, me and the couple went off to take some intimate portraits around the building while the rain stopped and the light was still nice. Shortly after we took care of the group portraits (it wouldn’t have been the same had the groomsmen lent me their generous hands). After those all I had left to do was take pictures of people mingling and having a good time dancing ceilidh in the giant marquee.

In the end, it was a beautiful day full of beautiful people and smiles. Glasgow itself gets a 5+ star review from me, too.

Equipment I have brought with me on this shoot:

  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikkor 50mm f1.4
  • Nikkor 35mm f1.8
  • Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-f4.5
  • Tamron 28-200mm f3.8-5.6
  • Tamron 24mm f2.5
  • SB900
  • Yongnuo  YN560
  • Large Flashbender
  • Tripods/Lightstands