The Roman Camp in Callander has proved to be perhaps my most visited, and favourite, venue for weddings since I started wedding photography about 15 years ago. I would usually go there about 5 times each year or more, except, for some reason this year, Rachael and Peters Wedding at the Roman Camp Hotel was the first time I was able to visit. Still, it was such a cracking day that it made up for the lack of other ones.

Rachael and Peter had decided to spend a bit of time in the area before the wedding and had found the wonderful Grianan House in Lochearnhead in which to spend a few days. As Rachael and her whole family were getting ready there in the morning this is where I began my day. It was so lovely, and great for photography with all the natural light and stunning views, that I didn’t want to leave but eventually I tore myself away and headed off back down the valley to the Roman Camp, with a bridesmaid in the car for company. Whilst I headed off in my comfy modern BMW Rachael and her father were driven down the road in an amazing (and amazingly small) modified vintage Ford Popular. With suspension taken from a train carriage. It belongs to their friend and was a brilliant wee thing. As well as several performance modifications it’d had the front passenger seat removed to allow enough space for Rachael and her dad to actually fit in the back.

As the weather was glorious that day the wedding ceremony, conducted by registrar Eileen Nicol, was held outside down by the river bank. I have been lucky enough to photograph a few weddings down there, under a huge tree next to an old stone table right by the banks of the river Teith, and I enjoy every time just as much as the last. People often ask me at weddings whether I get bored of visiting the same places and shooting weddings – I really never do – each wedding is so different and I would always enjoy working in that magical little spot down by the water.

After the ceremony everyone processioned up the hill back to the house for drinks and canapés outside the front of the house under the watchful eyes of the ever-present peacock (it is there, in one of the photographs). Rachael, in her beautiful Felicia dress by Amanda Wyatt, Peter and I stole a few minutes to take a few pictures down by the river and in the very colourful walled gardens before I released them back to their guests.

The whole day was absolutely fantastic but one particularly memorable and touching moment came when Rachael’s father surprised everyone by playing My Love is Like a Red Red Rose on the cornet. It was very emotional and even a battle-hardened veteran wedding photographer such as myself had a tear in my eye. Now nobody looks great when they are crying with red eyes, running makeup and a snotty nose and I am always a little hesitant to take photographs. What should I do? Do I take the picture of a very personal and private moment, or do I leave it and potentially miss a very sentimental part of the day. I took the photographs, but I do always still have the debate in my head every time this happens…

Luckily for me I will actually get to squeeze in one last wedding at the Roman Camp in 2014 as I am covering their registrar Eileen Nicol’s wedding in December. I doubt that the ceremony will be outside that day though…

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What a lovely blog on our wedding, we LOVE our photographs and cannot recommend you enough Trevor! So glad you took the emotional photo’s too 🙂 Such lovely memories of such a special moment. Thanks for everything!

Lovely photographs which captured a great day xxx

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