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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


Duncan and Laurice’s Borders Wedding, Dryburgh Abbey Hotel


Duncan and Laurice thanks for being so relaxed and great fun on your special day!

We’ve been very lucky this year to have photographed weddings at fantastic venue’s and the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, in the Scottish Borders, is no exception.

We headed down onto the the banks of the River Tweed for portraits which were blessed with beautiful Autumn sunshine.

Congratulations to you both!

Venue: Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
Dress: Reflections Bridal Boutique


Jamie and Emma’s Scottish Borders Wedding, Dunglass Estate

Jamie and Emma Borders Wedding at Dunglass Estate Photograph 17

Jamie and Emma were recently married at the Dunglass Estate in the Scottish Borders – many congratulations to you both!

I’d had never worked at this venue before but quickly realised that there were plenty of great locations for the happy couple’s wedding portraits along with a good selection of backgrounds for their family photos.

A great couple, stunning venue, a brilliant crowd and evening entertainment from the ceilidh made it an unforgettable day!

Special mention must also go to the couple’s cute Border Terrier who flawlessly became their ring bearer for the day.

Venue: Dunglass Estate, Cockburnspath
Dress: BellaBBridal, Berwick
Florist: www.facebook.com/occasionseyemouthflorist, Eyemouth


Mark and Emma’s Ednam House Hotel Wedding, Kelso, Scottish Borders


Congratulations to Mark and Emma who were recently married in August!

Family and friends gathered to witness the happy couple tie the knot during a lively ceremony at the Ednam House Hotel in Kelso, the Scottish Borders.

So often this Wedding season the weather hasn’t been able to make up it’s mind. Fortunately it stayed fine long enough to photograph the lovely couple in the beautiful grounds of the Hotel.

Venue: Ednam House, Kelso
Dress: LA Bridal, Galashiels
Flowers: Bloom & Berry


Ryan and Robin’s Wedding at Aikwood Tower, Selkirk


We were watching the weather forecast very closely for Ryan and Robyn’s wedding photos at the spectacular venue Aikwood Tower in the Scottish Borders during July.

Thankfully, the rain stopped just in time and we shot some beautiful portraits for the newly married couple. Ryan’s speech was a very memorable musical track, he wrote and sang himself with the help of a miniature guitar hidden in drawer! Well worth a look see www.facebook.com/mckenziephotos

Many thanks for having us along on such a wonderful day!

Venue at Aikwood Tower, Selkirk, Dress by Blue Belles, Kelso, Flowers by Scentiments of Duns.


The Wedding Details

Wedding Details Photograph

While updating the website thought I’d share a selection of the lovely detail shots photographed during 2016/17. They’ve often been the focus of careful consideration and we always try to find time for their inclusion.