My new portfolio arrived this week, hurray! I’m thrilled with how it looks, especially when looking through the pages at full size (my wee Mac can’t quite view it at 100%!!) at all the details and the photos I’ve chosen to put in it.
For the first time, I’ve also included a double-page spread with engagement shots as more and more I’m discovering those sessions as not only being incredibly good fun, but also an excellent way to get to know a couple better. So I thought it would be nice to have a few pictures available to show at meetings and the like.
Having shown the portfolio to a few people the past few days, I’ve been amazed how many have pointed out the final picture to be one they really like, which is the night-time view across Edinburgh through a window high up in Edinburgh Castle…
At the time I think I was trying to capture the glow of the day, the candle-light and of course that amazing sight from such a privileged position – after hours access to some of the best views in Edinburgh, from its most famous landmark.
Looking back now, I notice things I didn’t see at the time, like a single light still on in the building opposite or the window wedged open slightly to allow a little fresh air to seep into the warm room. What I also realise is this is one of the final shots I took of the wedding, rounding off a fantastic day. Behind me as I took it, there was ceilidh dancing in full swing. A few people were sat chatting at tables, bottles of Grolsch or a glass of champagne in hand. There was an atmosphere of celebration and merriment.
I like that this picture conjures up a lot of happy memories in my head, the end of the night after a lovely wedding day :)
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