Gavin and Christopher’s Wedding at Pollokshields Burgh Hall
Many of my clients find me online, through this website or social media such as Instagram or Facebook, but it is always lovely when my friends put my name forward as a potential photographer as it just feels like there is an extra personal connection to the day. On this wonderful occasion my good friends Drew and Ian suggested to Gavin and Christopher that they consider me as the photographer for their wedding at Pollokshields Burgh Hall, in Glasgow. I didn’t even have to have a pre-wedding meeting – after just one phone call I knew we would be a good fit for each other on the day and I wasn’t wrong as they were such a great couple to work with! As a bonus I even got to see Drew and Ian who are notoriously hard to pin down for a dinner throughout the year…
It wasn’t so long ago since I was photographing my last wedding at Pollokshields Burgh Hall and people who read my blog might remember the wonderful wedding of Sam and Marina last summer. Unlike Marina, Gavin and Christopher both got ready together in the little apartment right next to the halls. Despite photographing a dozen or more weddings at the halls I didn’t even know the apartment existed which is weird because it really was lovely and it was nice to be able to capture the last 15 minutes of Gavin and Christopher getting themselves together and drinking tea from their understated mugs before their ceremony started.
The two grooms walked in to the sunny Maxwell hall together for their ceremony, presided over by humanist celebrant Ross Wright, that included new things even for a seasoned wedding-goer such as myself. During the ceremony there was a Mexican hug and, right at the end, a wee jump over a broomstick, both of which made for some nice photographic moments to capture. After the ceremony the rest of the day was really relaxed with just a few family photographs in the sunshine and a little walk around the the park for some pictures of Gavin and Christopher together, whilst at the same time being conscious about keeping them away from all of their guests for too long – something I always like to try and avoid if possible.
If you are planning your own wedding at Pollokshields Burgh Hall, or anywhere else for that matter, please feel free to get in touch and I will be more than happy to have a chat about what I can offer you as a photographer. And please remember to look me up on Instagram – I have a profile for wedding stuff and a far more interesting one for all my travel photography too!