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Far be it from me to advise you on which dress to buy, I’m certainly not an expert in that area, however I do have vast experience of photographing brides in them, and have some indispensable tips for you.

1 – Ask yourself if you will be happy walking around outdoors in your dress. Would you walk on grass? Wet ground? Is it easy to bundle up and carry? Will it require another person to assist in this? I always think that you should buy a dress which you are comfortable in and can walk around in, which gives you more freedom to socialise and head off for outdoor photos. I’ve seen more than a few brides unhappy with aspects of their dress on the day, which could have been avoided with this info :-(

2 – Can you sit down in it? It’s always a big trial when sitting down for signing the register and again sitting down for food. How big is it? Will you actually fit into a small doorway or tight seating arrangement?

3 – Always get shown how to spread your dress out for walking up the aisle and delegate a chief bridesmaid to make sure it is looking perfect at this critical time, and then once again when you arrive at the top of the aisle. It takes a knack to spread a dress out beautifully, I can only describe it as like spreading a duvet out! You need to grab two points and shake it all out and the natural circle of fabric will sit flawlessly. I’m always on hand to help, but it’s far better if a bridesmaid gets involved, because I can photograph that too.

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Beautiful Thank You Card

Beautiful Thank You Card

It made my day yesterday to receive a gorgeous Thank You Card from Natalie and Andrew. I photographed their wedding on 27th June at St Margaret’s Church, South Queensferry then the Garden Suite at Norton House Hotel.

“Dear Phil, just wanted to say what a great job you did on our wedding photos. We just love them and they bring back amazing memories of our day. You made us both feel at ease right from our first meeting and you blended in during the wedding so we completely forgot about the photos. Many guests have said how friendly and professional you were. We will absolutely recommend you to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Thanks again, love Natalie & Andrew.”

Thank you very much to both of you, it was a pleasure and I have many fond memories of the day and our pre-wedding shoot too.

Preferred Supplier Update

Preferred Supplier Update

I’m over the moon to now be a preferred supplier of wedding photography for the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh.

This is something that comes through dedication, top level service and the highest standard in photography and is only earned after years of great service.

The Botanics offers something very unique for couples, with the most glorious outdoor spaces for weddings and also a variety of indoors options depending on wedding size. It really is a photographer’s dream as at every time of year the gardens look so different, with colours and shapes changing all the time.

PSD Photography Weddings is proud to also be a preferred supplier for Carberry Tower, Edinburgh Zoo, Dynamic Earth and the Royal Scots Club.

Lovely Email

Lovely Email

What a lovely email to get this morning, thanks Liz, I remember your wedding with great fondness, you were both lovely people and it was a special day. I’m looking forward to going back to Culcreuch Castle Hotel as well, a truly beautiful castle, with gorgeous grounds.

“Hi! Hope you are well! I recommended you to our practice manager at work whose daughter is getting married. She says they have booked you for Culcreuch Castle! That’s fantastic!! You are such a fabulous photographer, I always give your name when speaking to friends who are looking for a great photographer!

Can’t believe it has been two years now! Time flies!

Thanks again for creating lifelong memories of our special day! It’s lovely being able to flick through the album!

Liz “

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