Ali Jay Photography
Documentary Wedding Photographer
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BLOG - The Story Behind the Photograph

To me a photograph tells a story, here I share stories of the days I capture with you. These personal stories are shared with the kind permission of my clients.

Alison and Gordon - Balbirnie House Hotel, Markinch

This wedding had a puppy, three gorgeous children and two amazing parents. I first met up with Gordon who was enjoying a beer and burger in the sun outside in one of Balbirnie House's vast gardens. I then entered Alison's room to find Alison surrounded by her gorgeous children and supported by her lovely sister, Jill. The girls played merrily and soon warmed up to the camera and loved playing with their sticker books. The girls were little princess' for the day and were in their element hiding behind Alison's beautiful dress as I hung it up to be photographed. Having two boys myself a bit of girly princess fun was just too fun and they loved exploring the gorgeous rooms in the bridal suite at the Balbirnie, hunting butterflies and peeping out the windows at the guests on the lawns down below. Wee baby James was unbelievably content and loved all the attention from his grandparents and extended family. The ceremony was held in the dramatic long gallery at the Balbirnie and then it was out into the beautiful August sun to explore the grand grounds and capture Alison and Gordon enjoying their day surrounded by their family and friends. The majesty of the Balbirnie was seamless and matched with the love, the sun and the family spirit made for the most perfect day for Alison and Gordon to tie the knot.