Autumn Wedding at the Barony Halls in Glasgow.
Losing images from a wedding is the sort of thing that keeps me awake at night as a photographer so I make precautions to make absolutely sure it cannot happen. After each wedding I make several backup copies of the photographs I’ve taken that day onto external hard drives, my computer’s hard drive and also a DVD disk or two. The downside to all of this, for me, is that I have literally tens of thousands of images clogging up my computer but this is the one time of the year that I have the time to do a spot of spring cleaning. Any wedding that has been completely finished – the clients have their prints or their album and the backups have been done and checked – can be deleted from my Mac’s hard drive. Whilst doing a thorough clear out this week to make space for the year ahead I came across James and Katherine’s beautiful wedding from last October that I’d always meant to add to my website, but somehow almost forgotten about, and thought I’d share it here.
Although the wedding was all within Glasgow we crossed the city from one side to the other during the course of the wedding. My day started at a lovely rented house in Langside, in the south of the city, where Katie and her family were getting ready. We then moved to the Greenbank Parish Church, which is where James lived for a while as his mother is the minister there, for the ceremony and post-ceremony cakes in the adjacent church hall. After all of this the main wedding reception was at the fantastic Barony Halls in the city centre. James and Katie were keen to capture some of the surroundings in their wedding photographs so we took a short walk across the road to the cathedral precinct where there was a fantastic backdrop of trees covered in beautiful red and brown autumnal colours. An amazing bonus at a time of the year that can so often be dull and wet here in Scotland.
Incidentally, going back to backups of photographs, I’m very interested to know how long you would expect me to keep your wedding photographs on file? I’ve yet to throw any away but, after over 15 years of photography the disks are piling up. I’d love to know what your thoughts are – drop me a note via twitter @trevormwilson or my Facebook Page and let me know – cheers!