With all the royal wedding fervour, it would be easy to forget that they were not the only folk tying the knot yesterday.  After a quick visit to the Lauder Royal Wedding Street Party (even I am not immune), I headed down the A68 a few minutes to Earlston where Debs and Thomas were having their own special day.

I am only going to show you a few images from the day because even the B&G have just had a wee sneaky peek before they head off on honeymoon to Cuba.

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Hugo Burnand may have had a team of assistants and Buckingham Palace as a backdrop for his photographs, but I’m pretty sure I had the happiest couple on the day and I know I had the UK’s most beautiful bride.  Plus, little Thomas was the cutest pageboy and mum and dad were so proud of him.

Congratulations to Thomas and Deborah.  We wish you a long and happy life together.

Sorry folks, not much time tonight so gonna keep this short and to the point.  No witty banter or clever jokes (read back, there has been some, maybe).

Pre-wedding shoots.

Debbie and Michael.  Beautiful sunny Sunday morning at Tweed Horizons.  Looking forward to their wedding next week as they are just such a good laugh.

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Next one, (told you I was being straight to the point)  Matt and Sarah.  A cross border raid by me for this one.  Similar to the Border Reivers of old, but without any murder or theft of livestock (that goat jumped into my boot voluntarily).   We met up at Talkin Tarn near Brampton and enjoyed a stroll around the lake; just us, a few dog walkers and about 40 trillian weird wee flying insects.

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Lastly but not leastly (probably not a real word), Kieran and Laura.  They took me on a tour of Glasgow on a wet Saturday afternoon.  Thought I was in an episode of Taggart.  However, something amazing happened … it stopped raining in the west long enough for us to visit some stunning locations.  Also meant I was home later than anticipated and so I got a row from Jess.

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Also, over the last few weeks I have done a bit of product photography which I am not allowed to show you.  Extra-also (I can hyphenate words I invent),  last weekend was Dan and Isabel’s wedding at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.  Can’t show you them either as the happy couple are yet to see them.  Sorry.  Not really.

The new website is coming on a treat and I can’t wait to get it up and running.  Very greatful to the amazingly talented Vici for designing it for me.

Ok, tomorrow is Deborah and Thomas’s wedding.  Check out the fab wee church they are getting wed in.

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So glad to be working tomorrow and escaping the Royal Wedding madness.

Goodbye dear friends, toodle pip and so-long.

Craig xxx

I tell you, if I didn’t have two kids, a wife, a cat and a business to run, I would be a much more frequent blogger.  Although one with nothing to write about.

Right then, busy few weeks gone by and a few more to come.

Pre-wedding shoots…

First one in recent weeks was with Deborah and Thomas.  We had a wander round Melrose.  This fab couple are getting married on the same day as another wedding, some posh guy called William and a real working class girl called Kate, you may have heard.  For me there is only one wedding that day, and Mario Testino isnt covering it.

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Then I had a brilliant morning with Debbie and Andrew, moochin around Debs’ family farm before heading over to Andrew’s land (Andrew is also a farmer) to get a few shots with the lovely folly at Hundy Mundy.

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Later that day I was off to another farm (I am not exclusively a farmer photographer, bit of a niche) for Debbie (my third Deborah, Debbie or Debs of the weekend) and Norm’s shoot.  Apart from them being a great couple, this shoot was especially fun as Norm was kinda giving me a tour of the farm.  So many great tractors, JCB’s, combines and the like.  It was as if I had gone back to my childhood.   I do still have a bit of a thing for a nice tractor.

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Also we had Thee Wedding Show at Murrayfield last week. Big thanks to all the lovely folk who came to speak to me.  A few of them were even smart enough to book me to shoot their weddings … ding ding.   I will also be exhibiting at Thee Wedding Show in George Sq Glasgow next weekend so pop along and have a natter please.

So busy time it has been, but still made time for one wee trip out with the family.  Here is Esme eating the bread which was intended for the duck and Cairn just looking handsome.

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Thanks folks and friends.  Over and out.

Craig xxx