We are delighted to be featuring a stunning Scottish wedding captured by Samantha and her husband Reid, owners of the exquisite film photography company, Orange Photographie. This feature is through the lens of Samantha, who not only is a kindred spirit (Jane Austen fans unite) but also has a deep love for the Scottish and English countryside. She and her husband were married in North Wales after all.
What was your stylistic approach to photographing this wedding?
Our stylistic approach to wedding photography comes from our philosophy that photography is powerful tool to transport you back in time and remember memories that might slip through the cracks as the years go by. We believe life is precious, people should be cherished, time is fleeting, and life’s moments, big and small, should be captured with this in mind. We strive to have our images fully capture the wedding day from beginning to end, so we approach weddings from a storytelling standpoint, including setting, events, main and supporting characters, and all of the details that bring the narrative to life. For Louise and David’s wedding at Cromlix, that included photographing the beautiful details of the property itself, which was at its autumn prime.
What was one of your favorite moments of shooting this particular wedding?
We loved that Louise and David had a very small, private ceremony in the Cromlix chapel that involved immediate family only. After the ceremony, the rest of the guests then arrived for cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Initially, we weren’t aware that structuring the day like that is quite customary in the UK, but we found it to be very charming and quite practical as well. Many churches and chapels in Scotland and the rest of the UK are quite small, so limiting to just family for the ceremony and then having the rest of the guests come for the party was a fun way to have the different parts of the day feel quite distinct and special.
Do you have a favorite image from the day/evening?
Some of our favorites were of the couple outside against the beautiful autumn colors. There’s one of Louise from the back as she’s being framed by a tree laden with red berries which might be my absolute favorite. I also loved the black and white images in the chapel during the ceremony. We’re always drawn to capturing the intimate moments.
How would you describe the overall feel of the day - the location, the decor, the Scottish heritage?
The overall feel of the day was warm elegance. Everything and everyone was so inviting, with just a hint of luxury but nothing too fussy. The bride had wanted a slight Great Gatsby nod to the day, and I think she accomplished that, especially with her gorgeous beaded Maggie Sottero gown. David was originally from Germany, but he fully embraced Louise’s Scottish heritage when he donned his custom kilt and the traditional sporan.
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As seen on Style Me Pretty
Wedding Venue: Cromlix Hotel | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bridal Boutique: Opus Couture | Bride’s Shoes: Ralph Lauren | Cake: Rosewood Cakes | Floral Design: Coach House Flowers | Hair + Makeup: AMM Hair and Makeup Team | Band: White Doves | Groom’s Attire: MacGregor MacDuff | Officiant: Reverend Nick Green | Bridesmaid’s Dress: Ghost