Since my last blog entry things have been pretty busy. The spell kicked off when I was contacted to shoot at the We Do Scotland annual conference at Surgeons Hall in Edinburgh last month. The organiser Belinda and her team are lovely people and the venue is stunning. Nice clients and and a beautiful space to shoot is a photographers dream. The lunch spread was great too which also helps :-)
The following week I had an interior shoot in Beer & Skittles bar as part of their new website. Again a great client who knew what they were looking for. Interior shoots can be tricky as there is a lot more to consider in the photo but again, the venue is really nice, the sun was shining on their patio and the internal lighting is great so it all came together well. Another lovely venue I worked at recently is the Royal Botanical Gardens where a nameless 'Big 4' auditing firm held their annual client event. I was shooting on behalf of a company called Bar in a Box who supplied and worked the cocktail bar for the event. Those guys were fun and were more than happy to show off their cocktail flaring skills for the camera!
Into July and I've been doing quite a bit of work with the Chop House Leith as they have been launching their new food and drink menu and revamping their website in preparation of their new restaurant opening on Market Street as part of the Waverley Arches development. If you love steak, wine and cocktails you should definitely try this place. The new site is looking fantastic too and I'm looking forward to getting into to take some interior shots. More recently I was asked to be the event photographer for a Road to T in the Park event in Aberdeen. It was the first gig in a series of week long Tennent's events in the run up to the main event and it was a great night. I love live music and small intimate venues and so the Bridge Street Social ticked those boxes. The headline act Bloodlines were amazing however the unsigned and up and coming acts like Scott Wallace and Stefan Scott I found equally enjoyable.
Somewhere in amongst those jobs I also found myself shooting a small wedding on the Royal Mile for a friend of a friend. I'm not a wedding photographer but I am an event photographer and the bride wanted a very relaxed day with some formal shots but mainly informal, casual, in the moment shots and only for 3/4 hours so it ended up being a great day.
Things have quietened down a bit, for now, which means I can catch up on editing photos, website updates etc which is a big part of the job. I've also just bought some new kit, camera and lens, so a bit of one-on-one time with them is needed!!