Aberfoyle Forest Engagement Shoot – Jamie and Joanna
In October I will be having a brilliant day photographing the wedding of Jamie and Joanna at the fantastic Altskeith house but I also had the great pleasure of working with them both just a couple of weeks ago when we did a little Aberfoyle forest engagement shoot!
The shoot had been planned for a long time and for a couple of months Scotland was basking in an unprecedented heatwave. The skies had been blue, the ground was parched and everyone was walking about in shorts and t-shirts. Until, that is, the very day we decided to head up north into the Loch Ard forest near the picturesque village of Aberfoyle. We all met in the car park, umbrellas in one hand and dogs in the other, and did the very British thing of standing under a shelter drinking tea and hoping that the rain would stop. It never did quite stop, it just turned to atmospheric fog and general dampness. In the end it didn’t really matter and we took a nice walk up through the forest, stopping every now and again to take a few photographs. Jamie and Joanna’s dog Maisey, complete with fancy collar by R ‘n’ D Paws (fashionable Scottish outfitters to at least one other of my wedding dogs this year) rummaged about the bushes with my own dog Chip while the lovely bride and groom-to-be cuddled up in amongst the trees in the Scottish mist – it was all very romantic.
Pre-wedding photographs are a great thing and I always wish I could do more. A forest engagement shoot such as this one helped Jamie and Joanna get used to being in front of the camera, they helped make some lovely photographs and it is always brilliant to have a good chat about the plans for their forthcoming wedding and get to know them better. If you are looking for a more adventurous photoshoot please do get in touch – I’m an outdoorsy person and am up for pretty much anything!