It was not the first time I met Seonaidh and Thomas. We had an engagement shoot a couple of weeks back. That was my first time on the grounds of Schivas House. House of Schivas is an L-plan tower house, dating from the 16th century, about three miles east of Methlick, in the valley of the River Ythan, in Scotland. Not only was I lucky enough to have the first ever pre-wedding shoot there with Seonaidh and Thomas but bagged the first wedding too – how exciting, EEEEK! When we were walking around the estate chatting and taking photos for the engagement gallery I prepared a solid plan on how I was going to tackle the wedding. I knew the places I wanted to go to with the couple, I knew how I’ll work the building and the light and the staircases and so many other things.
I arrived to Schivas House on the morning of the wedding and some of my plans had to be re-addressed straight away. The weather had changed and there was no indication of sun ever planning to come out to say hi to us. So I improvised a little, fought with challenging lighting conditions and later on when the weather cleared up a little even managed to take some photos outside. All in all, as if by magic the weather, the darkness, the narrow corridors of the building, they all came out perfectly in the photos giving away the slightly eerie, romantic feel of the venue.
Seonaidh and Thomas were a perfect couple to photograph – easy going, wouldn’t say no to anything. And their wedding party – stars. I enjoyed every minute that day.
If you’re curious what House of Schivas holds for you, if you’d like to follow the footsteps of S+T on their wedding day please keep scrolling.
PS. If you scroll deep enough you’ll also find a few surprises that will suck you right in and take you back to this wonderful wedding day.