Carley and Fraser’s Humanist Wedding at Kirknewton Stables

My reputation depends entirely on word of mouth, and there are two groups of people whose good word I particularly treasure: wedding planners and photographers. It’s obvious really: they see lots and lots and lots of registrars, ministers, priests and celebrants, so if they like me, I know I must be doing something right! Carley Buick … Continue Reading

Funeral Photography

Sounds wrong doesn’t it? It’s just not done. But I think it should be. Katische Haberfeld is a photographer and advocate of ‘death literacy’ and she wrote a good piece in the Huffington Post that sets out her argument. You can read it here

Katie and Ross’s Humanist Wedding at The Signet Library

I think you can guess which Edinburgh author inspired the theme for Ross and Katie’s wedding…        It was an appropriately magical occasion,  in the splendid surroundings of Edinburgh’s historic Signet Library     Where even the railings seemed somehow to have been art directed to match.     I don’t usually post quite … Continue Reading

Homework 2.0

One of the more enjoyable parts of my job as a celebrant is reading homework, because that’s where couples really open up about themselves to me for the first time. But April – who’s getting married to Greg later this year – thought outside the box, and she created a slideshow compiled from all the … Continue Reading

TY in B&W

There’s something timeless about black and white photography, and it seems to be making a bit of a comeback, if my three most recent thank-you cards are anything to go by. Kyle was the best man at the wedding of Russell and Sarah at The Royal Scots Club back in July. He and Jen got in … Continue Reading