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Melissa and Andrew at Trinity Church and The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews <3

The sun was shining in St Andrews on the day of Melissa and Andrew’s wedding <3

My day began in The Old Course Hotel where the bridal party were getting ready for the big day ahead. I always get major shoe-envy on the morning of a wedding, and Melissa’s shoes did NOT disappoint!! Beautiful JIMMY CHOO‘s for a beautiful bride!!

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What can I say? It’s always such a privilege to witness and record this moment – dad seeing daughter in her wedding dress for the first time and the realisation that she is going to be somebody’s wife within the hour…..sister Kimberley was a wee bit emotional too <3 🙂Wedding-photography-aberdeen-MA2 Wedding-photography-aberdeen-MA3

It’s not a particularly imposing bridge, the old stone bridge over the Swilcan Burn on The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. But the Swilcan Bridge on The Old Course’s 18th hole is one of the most famous golf course landmarks in the world. Everyone who crosses it stops to have his or her photo taken, even the pros. The gallery of Swilcan Bridge images includes some of those famous pros who’ve posed on it. None so as important, however, as groom Andrew Smith, and his bestmen, groomsmen, ushers and paige boy, just minutes before his wedding to Melissa Smith!! Wedding-photography-aberdeen-MA4

Then it was on to Holy Trinity, the historic Parish Church of St. Andrews, where the ceremony took place. The crowds gathered long before Melissa arrived with her very proud father.Wedding-photography-aberdeen-MA5

Weddings are made all the more special by family and friends, and I was lucky enough to be able to capture plenty of precious moments shared between the couple and their loved ones on this beautiful day <3Wedding-photography-aberdeen-MA6 Wedding-photography-aberdeen-MA7

From the church we went on to capture some gorgeous images of Melissa and Andrew in their first moments as a married couple <3
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Party time!! EVERYONE was up and dancing on their seats during the wedding meal at The Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa. What fun!! Wedding-photography-aberdeen-MA9

I love watching the bride and her friends at a wedding….so many pretty faces, dresses, shoes and kindly hearts. Precious moments indeed. And of course, the ‘first dance’ as Mr & Mrs…. Wedding-photography-aberdeen-MA10

It wasn’t enough for the new Mrs Smith to steal the show in her beautiful wedding dress from Perfect Bridal Rooms, she wore a SECOND for the evening proceedings……way to go, Melissa!! Wedding-photography-aberdeen-MA11Andrew & Melissa, thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer, and I wish you all the happiness in the world for your future together!! <3 <3

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Emma & James at Haddo House and Meldrum House Country Hotel <3

My last wedding of May was that of Emma and James, who were married at Haddo House and on to Meldrum House Country Hotel. I love these shots of Emma and her beautiful bridal party in the morning <3

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Little Ellie (2½ years) was a pleasure to photograph. Such an adorable little flower girl!!! 🙂 Wedding-photography-aberdeen-Kirk4

Beautiful bride Emma’s gown was from Avorio Bridal, makeup by StephM.Artistry and hair by Sarah Bothwell. Wedding-photography-aberdeen-Kirk2

And now our groom James and his merry men….!! I think they found staying still difficult 😉, so my 2nd shooter David P had fun taking their photographs out on the lawn at Haddo House. Kilts by Millsom & Main Ltd.Wedding-photography-aberdeen-Kirk3

Thanks to Rev Alison Jaffray for a lovely and personal service at Haddo House Chapel…..

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Now for a little about the venue… Haddo House is a Scottish stately home located near Tarves in Aberdeenshire, approximately 20 miles north of Aberdeen. It has been owned by the National Trust for Scotland since 1979 and is a glorious place for a wedding!!

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Gorgeous details by the very talented Hazel & team at A Vintage Tea Party. We love photographing all the lovely details!!

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Emma & James enjoyed a great day surrounded by family and friends at Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course <3Wedding-photography-aberdeen-Kirk9

Congratulations Emma & James, it was a pleasure to be a part of your special day!! <3 🙂Wedding-photography-aberdeen-Kirk10

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Baby, Baby Amy Rosie Scott…. <3

Baby, Baby Amy Rosie Scott was born on the 16th May, weighing 6lb and 14oz.

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She was so relaxed during our shoot, gorgeous little sleepy head!! <3<3


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Please get in touch at info@susanrenee.co.uk if you’d like more information on our Baby, Baby Sessions!!

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Alison & Allen’s Engagement Shoot <3

Alison & Allen are getting married on 23rd July…..it was great to catch up with them for their pre-wedding shoot recently!!  According to Alison, Allen had just licked her face here. No wonder he’s looking so pleased with himself 😀

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Baby, Baby Savannah… <3

I photographed Vicky & Connor’s wedding at Kings College, Aberdeen on 14th March 2015 at Kingshill College and I was delighted when they returned to have their newborn baby photographed at Kingshill Studios.

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Baby, Baby Savannah Muriel Ward was born on 12th May weighing a teeny 5lb 15 ¾ oz. Daddy is a Celtic supporter and took along his scarf for a bit of football fun!  baby-photographer-aberdeen-savannah1 baby-photographer-aberdeen-savannah2 baby-photographer-aberdeen-savannah3 baby-photographer-aberdeen-savannah4 baby-photographer-aberdeen-savannah5 baby-photographer-aberdeen-savannah6

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Jack & Amy-Jo’s Engagement Shoot <3

It was lovely to meet up with Jack & Amy-Jo a few weeks ago for their pre-wedding shoot. We did the shoot in their family’s private woods where Jack had very romantically proposed to Amy-Jo…..It was a beautiful setting for a beautiful couple. Can’t wait to photograph their wedding!!

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Nicola and Chris at St Machar’s Cathedral and The Chester

Congratulations to Nicola and Chris who were married at St Machar’s Cathedral and then onto The Chester Hotel on Saturday 5th May. Chris and the guys looked handsome in Grey Granite tartan from McCalls Ltd. It was lovely catching up with Rae Mathieson Makeup Artist and Utopia Hair-Beauty Aberdeen during the bridal prep too!!

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Lachlan is ONE!!!

Happy birthday to Lachlan who was ONE on the 23rd May. I photographed Lachlan’s ‘big’ brother Logan’s Cake Smash a couple of years ago…..Here are both boys together (Logan on the left, Lachlan on the right) at the same age. Handsome little men!!

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Elsie is ONE!!

Miss Elsie Faith Summers……rocking her FIRST BIRTHDAY shoot. This little lady is SOOOOO cute, full of fun and mischief. (I wonder who she gets these traits from….? :D) <3 <3 Thanks to The Cakery for another splendid cake!!

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The gorgeous cakes I use for all Cake Smash shoots are made by The Cakery – check them out on facebook!! <3

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Rachel & Gavin’s Engagement Shoot <3

What a gorgeous couple in a gorgeous setting….Rachel & Gavin at Cairnbulg Castle!!

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Pre-wedding shoots are a great way to get to know your wedding photographer.  These can be done as part of the wedding package or as a stand-alone session. Please contact info@susanrenee.co.uk for more information.

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