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Haining House Hollywood Style Photoshoot


Our wedding photography packages are always shot in full colour but black and white versions for most of the portraiture are also included.

These photos were part of a project that attempted to capture the distinct black and white style typically seen in 1930 and 40’s movies – an era of Hollywood Glamour and Film Noir.

Technology has changed since then, we used flash and video lighting, but this style of portraiture still remains very popular.

A special thanks must go to our lovely model Louise who was perfect for the role. The Haining (where our Studio is based) and Borders Vintage Experience for supplying the Daimler DB18 Consort. 

Venue: Haining House
Car: Borders Vintage Experience


Darren and Chelsea’s Borders Wedding


Congratulations to Rugby duo Darren and Chelsea who were married in August. A talented rugby star but with regular red and yellow cards for ill-discipline (Darren’s described as a talented player too!) the couple were married in the picturesque village Church of Morebattle and then held their ceremony at Jedburgh Rugby club.

A native of New Zealand, Chelsea asked for Wedding Photography that captured features of the Borders Countryside. In addition to Darren’s family and teammates, Chelsea’s party made the long journey from New Zealand making it a memorable day! Some of the lovely shots taken during their wedding.

Ceremony: Morebattle Church
Reception: Jed-Forest Rugby Football Club


Howard and Louise’s Wedderburn Castle Wedding, Scottish Borders


Congratulations to Howard and Louise who were married in July.  Their wedding took place at magnificent Wedderburn Castle in the Scottish Borders.

Here are some of the lovely pictures taken on the couple’s big day.  Keep an eye out for Clara the couple’s adorable black Labrador who made an impromptu appearance during the first dance!

Ceremony and Reception: Wedderburn Castle
Evening DJ: Def Con 4 Entertainments


David and Hayley’s Borders Wedding, Coldstream Runningburn Marquee Venue


Congratulations to David and Hayley who were married late June in St Mary & All Souls Church, Coldstream. Their reception was at Runningburn Marquee Venue.

It now seems a long time ago but it was one of those scorching hot weekends and a huge thanks must go to the couple for braving the fearsome sunshine everyone was experiencing back then.

They’re very much part of the Borders farming community, and David along with his father, are the proud owners of thirteen vintage tractors. (When do they get the time to drive them all!) Naturally, along with their gorgeous daughter, they played a big part during their day.

Wedding Ceremony: St Mary & All Souls 
Wedding Reception: Runningburn Marquee Venue
Dress: Reflections Bridal Boutique


Ross and Natalie’s Wedding, Haddington, East Lothian


Congratulations to Ross and Natalie who were married in July at St Mary’s Parish Church in Haddington, East Lothian with their reception held in the nearby Maitlandfield House Hotel.

We were in the middle of the Summer heatwave and as well as providing a great setting the Church offered a cool place to work when the temperatures were soaring outside.

Here are a few favourites from their wedding.

Church: http://www.stmaryskirk.co.uk/
Reception: http://www.maitlandfieldhouse.co.uk/


Linzi and Scott’s, Galashiels, Scottish Borders Wedding


Congratulations to Linzi and Scott who were married in Galashiels in May. Their service included a traditional Scottish hand tying ceremony and a magician kept everyone entertained after dinner and before evening guests started to arrive.

They did had a late scare though – finding out that their photo venue was double booked with only a day to go!! A last minute alternative was found and what results – here a few of our favourites from the day!

Michelle Douglas – MC Events
Mike Stone – Band
Portland Sanderson – Invites
Drapes: http://www.fourstarevents.co.uk/
Celebant: https://www.facebook.com/stewartallanhumanistcelebrant/
Cars: http://www.bordersvintageexperience.co.uk
Videography: http://moxeyimaging.com/
Cake: https://www.rubyandpearlcakeart.com/
Flowers: https://www.facebook.com/carolscreations22/
Dress: https://www.labridalwear.co.uk/

Make Up: https://www.facebook.com/DanniBurnsideMakeupArtist/
Hair: http://signaturehairbykirstie.co.uk/


John and Rachel’s Scottish Borders Wedding


Wow! What a wedding – a gorgeous couple, a beautiful church service, classic cars, reception in a Georgian mansion, sunny weather and a ‘Chippy’!

Congratulations to John and Rachel who were married in St. Peters Church, Galashiels during April. The party then traveled to the Haining House, Selkirk, for a drinks reception and a great fish and chip supper, freshly cooked and served on site by Mackays of Eyemouth.

Flowers: http://scentflowers.co.uk
Accessories: http://reflectionsbridalboutique.co.uk
Cars: http://www.bordersvintageexperience.co.uk
Church Service: http://stpetersgala.co.uk
Reception: https://www.facebook.com/TheHainingHouseSelkirk
Chippy: https://www.facebook.com/Mackays-Of-Ey


Styled Wedding Photography Shoot at The Haining Estate


Every year I try to undertake a styled wedding photo shoot which offers an opportunity to test equipment or try out new photo techniques – without the pressures of being a ‘live job’.

Late Autumn last year, we tested a couple of lenses one of which was bought for the forthcoming wedding season, the other hired in. Our studio and the grounds of the Haining Estate, Selkirk provided the setting.

Louise was our fantastic model for the day and Christine at Scent flowers, Galashiels helped supply beautiful Autumnal bouquets

All our wedding packages include a considerable number of photos supplied in black and white in addition to all the full-colour versions. When processed this way they often take on a classic, timeless appearance.

Of course, this was helped considerably on our shoot by Louise’s fantastic platted hairstyle – created by the talented Rachael Jack, it looked great despite very windy conditions outside!

Venue: www.mckenziephotography.co.uk
Flowers: http://scentflowers.co.uk/
Lens Hire: https://lenspimp.com