Let's chat Drumtochty Castle. It's a cracking spot tucked away close to the enchanting village of Auchenblae in Aberdeenshire. Drumtochty is an opulent 19th century Scottish castle, nestled in 350 acres of wild woodland glen. It's interior is varied. It's tastefully styled with a subtle touch of the ostentatious. When venturing outside of the building, the landscape sweeps you up. It's easy to get lost in the other world of woodlands + hills. It's well-suited for winter or summer weddings.
Let's chat Adam + Trevor. The London-based pair found me on Instagram a few months prior to their wedding date. Adam, an events manager, wanted a photographer who could capture their day with a creative and alternative approach. He wanted someone who would be efficient and relaxed. Needless to say, we got on very well. It's a joy to work with couples who work in the creative industries. It's more of a joy to work with couples who value your craft. Working with Adam + Trevor didn't feel like work. They tuned out to me, assigned me a couple of helpers to co-ordinate certain aspects of their photography + tuned in to enjoying their wedding day. As Drumtochty is an exclusive use venue, many of their family + guests stayed on site. Therefore, I joined them the night before for their welcome party. It's always an added bonus to join my couples on the day before their wedding. Getting to know their family + guests helps accelerate my integration into the wedding day dynamics.
Their wedding was a visual delight. Adam styled it wonderfully with their choice of lovely cool tones of blues + purples. Both chaps were relaxed throughout the day; they were able to tune into the energy of the celebrations, into each other + into their family + friends. Surely that's what it's all about. This is a couple who didn't sweat the small stuff. They went with the flow of things + enjoyed each hour as it unfolded.
Thank you for your hospitality + openness to be yourselves. Thank you for choosing a brilliant wedding venue. You made things exceptionally easy for me.