Family Portraits

It is always a pleasure and often a challenge to photograph families and large groups. One person can sometimes command a photographer’s full attention which can make it difficult to get everyone looking their best when the final images are on show. The cure is always to make sure everyone feels as comfortable and relaxed as they possibly can. If I’m lucky I get introduced to a family like the McRoberts where everyone is naturally laid back, relaxed, and determined to look their best. These are the sessions we all enjoy so thanks to the McRoberts clan for being such nice people and for welcoming me to their beautiful home.

The McRoberts Family

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Jessica – aged 1 and a third!

Miss Jessica  is a wee darling. I get to see her quite often and I am building a pretty comprehensive photographic record of her life so far. Here she is showing everyone what a cutie she can be!

Jessica aged 1 and a third!

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Glasgow is looking swell!

If you are as old as the Campsie Hills and visited Glasgow many moons ago when the city was in much need of a lick of paint and some major investment, you may be forgiven for remembering it was not one of the prettiest cities of the world. But that’s exactly what it has become. It’s such a vibrant place and the old Glasgow has evolved and the city now thrives on some of the best shopping and entertainment complexes in the UK and a riverside development programme as good as you’ll find anywhere. Here is the perfect example and a combination of both features with the new Glasgow BBC headquarters sitting pretty opposite the SECC. Doesn’t the dear green place look swell?

Glasgow City Centre on the Clyde at night

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M&H Logistics – Now That’s What I Call a Burns Supper!

I had the good fortune to join the staff and customers of M&H Logistics for a Burns Supper last week at the beautiful Popinjay Hotel on the banks of the River Clyde. What a night they had and I was asked to give them the red carpet treatment and capture a few memories for them – I presume on the basis many might not have remembered the next morning! What a fantastic night they had and thanks to Tommy and Tracey for putting on a spectacular Burns Supper – the bard himself would have been proud of you!

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Welcome to my New Blog!

Well I finally decided to give this blogging lark a try. My aim is not to pontificate or tell you what’s wrong with the world. I won’t use this blog to comment on politics, sport, or celebrity. – it’s much simpler than that. I want to show off my photographs. I want to show you a bride and groom as they start their journey of discovery with all of the excitement and joy you can expect from true love. From the moment they pop the question until the aftermath of their formal wedding celebrations, I hope to publish photographs of their big day and demonstrate the joy, the fun, the laughter, and excitement only a wedding celebration can deliver. If I get it right you will see it in their eyes. If I don’t you won’t see the evidence here!! Along the way I hope to show off wedding family and friends and the significant part they play in this wonderful celebration but my primary focus will always be on the happy couple.

Of course I won’t stop with bride and groom photos and I hope to show off my portraiture and event photography skills. I will link them all back to my website at and I hope all of my clients, both past and future, get to feel as special, and look as special, as they deserve to be. I make a point of trying to see the best in everyone and through this blog and the publication of some of my favorite photographs I  hope I get the chance to show you the best in people too.

I thought I would start with a wonderful young couple, Kathryn and Mishari. We met up in Glasgow a few days ago and had great fun trying to capture a little of their romance amidst the preparations for their big day later this year. They were the most relaxed couple ever and they met at Glasgow Uni some years back – they just had to look at each other for the magic to shine through. Can’t wait for the big day and here are a few of my favorites from our session.

Kathryn and Mishari got engaged!

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