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Steven & Mhairi’s pre wedding shoot at Potarch, Banchory


Steven & Mhairi are getting married on Thursday.  I do enjoy a midweek wedding in Summer!  I met up with these guys at Potarch, a lovely spot by the River Dee not far from Banchory.  It is an ideal setting for a pre wedding shoot and a walk with the dog, Mhairi brought along Copper, i think he enjoyed the shoot too as he got a walk followed by lots of bosies. Looking forward to seeing these guys get married at St Machar’s cathedral in a couple of days.    

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Emma & Craig’s wedding at Balmakewan Farm


Emma & Craig got married at the lovely Balmakewan farm, near Laurencekirk, it is such a beautiful area.  The weather looked a bit ominous as i was driving out but there was only two wee showers the whole day ( a good summer’s day in Scotland!)  Let’s start with Emma’s dress- GORGEOUS!  I just loved it!  It was a very pretty beaded,  1920′s inspired Jenny Packham dress.  I did tell her i was jealous and wanted to wear it.  She looked beautiful in it and the fit was perfect, her bum got some appreciation later in the evening by her […]

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Janet & Mitchell’s vintage/DIY/registrar/village hall/BBQ wedding!


Janet & Mitchell had an EPIC wedding and i wouldn’t have expected anything different!  Janet & Mitchell are very creative people, well Janet more so….!  She is a crafting expert, check out her facebook page Heart art Aberdeen to see all her gorgeous hand made bits and pieces.  I met up with them a year before their wedding date and Janet was sitting crocheting blankets for the big day.  Pretty much everything was home made, all the cushions and chair covers included! So where to begin….  At Marischal college.  I had never been there for a ceremony and i was […]

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Craig & Emma’s pre wedding shoot at Balmakewan farm


I first met Emma & Craig at the YWE show (Aberdeen’s biggest wedding exhibition) in January 2014.  I remember the moment they came over as i had just been at a cocktail stand and had just drank a cheeky shot of a gin cocktail…One perk of being situated next to 10 Dollar Shake.  I think it went to my head but fortunately Emma & Craig’s free glass of prosecco had also went to their heads so we were on the same wavelength!  I should add it was the end of the last day…I wasn’t taking advantage of free gin all […]

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Donna & Rae’s wedding at Coos Cathedral, Aboyne


Donna & Rae’s wedding at the Coo’s cathedral was so pretty, they made so much themselves, from the twine lanterns hanging from the ceiling to the paper flowers that must have taken hours of patience, i think it was worth all the effort and who knew green apples would look so awesome as name tag holders?! I had a few weddings ‘firsts’ at Rae & Donna’s Wedding…Rae decided to take Donna’s surname!  I’m not sure who decided women should take on their new husband’s name but i did find it refreshing that they decided to go against tradition and mix […]

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Rebecca & Charlie’s wedding at Logie Country House


Oh Logie Country House, you are so pretty!  What a venue for a wedding, i can see why Rebecca & Charlie knew they wanted to get married there, i would definitely make use of the  outdoor hot tub if i was a guest at a Logie wedding….Perhaps with a glass…. no, a bottle of prosecco! I think Rebecca and Charlie  did an awesome job planning their wedding considering they were travelling for 6 months not long before it!  Every room i went in to had something thoughtful in it, from lovely framed poems to a personalised jenga area and a […]

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Donna & Rae’s pre wedding shoot at Footdee


I met up with Donna & Rae on a bonnie but cauld day doon at Fitty, oh fit rare! (i felt like writing in an aberdonian accent for a bit) I know Donna & Rae so knew it would be a fun shoot, when i say fun, i mean Rae being awkward and me and Donna laughing at him…. It really was fun.  As with most couples on their pre wedding shoot, Rae and Donna got more relaxed as the shoot went on, when Rae asked how the photos looked, i replied ‘They look just like you guys hanging out’, […]

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Charlie & Rebecca’s pre wedding shoot at Drum Castle


Charlie & Rebecca are getting married at Logie Country House on Saturday!  I met up with them last month for a pre wedding shoot at Drum Castle, it was my first pre wedding shoot there, it is so pretty, i have no idea why i’m not there more often.  We really are spoiled for choice when it comes to castles in Aberdeenshire! It was great to catch up with Charlie and Rebecca as they had been away for months travelling the world, i love hearing about peoples travel experiences, i was so envious they went to Japan.  I would love […]

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Ailish & Jordan’s wedding at Kingdom Hall & Norwood House Hotel


Ailish & Jordan got married in February.   I enjoyed photographing their wedding so much!  The day started with the bridal prep, as you can see from the photographs i was quite taken with Brodie the Scottie dog, he had so much personality and the most adorable face!  I have a lot more pics of him but the morning really was all about Ailish so i didn’t want to put to many Brodie pics on the blog!  When i first met Ailish i was really impressed that she knew a bit about photography, she showed me some pics she loved and […]

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Maternal Health India


The second part of my India trip was photographing maternal health. I was photographing maternal health for Immpact, a global research initiative for the evaluation of maternal and newborn health intervention strategies in developing countries.  Immpact’s mission is to conduct excellent and innovative research to inform and influence policy, governance and practice, improve quality of care and strengthen capacity for maternal and child health in low and middle income countries.  I have also photographed maternal health in Malawi for Immpact, who are based at Aberdeen University.  The Malawi images can be found here: & In total i visited six […]


A few of my latest adventures...

Can gall ibiza wedding

Neil & Hollie’s wedding at Can Gall Ibiza

August 20th, 2017
the barn at barra castle

Catherine & Michael’s wedding at The Barn at Barra Castle

May 18th, 2017
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2016 highlights

January 11th, 2017


  • Ahhh, big thank you Donna for your awesome wedding pics, captured the day perfectly and they look great!! Big smiles! x

    Emily Hughes

  • Just want to say a huge thank you to Donna Murray for our amazing wedding photos which came in a beautiful packaging. Thank you very much for being part of our big day xx

    Leanne Goodlad

  • Donna what can I say!! The photos are amazing! You are so talented! You even managed to make us look good haha, love how you captured all my guests and the children so naturally. The detail in my dress, shoes, jewellery, flowers everything is perfect! You are very special at what you do should be so proud of yourself! x

    Tracy Marcella

  • Just want to say a huge thank you Donna for our amazing photographs, looking through them at the moment and bringing back lots of lovely memories, you’ve captured the day so well! x

    Leanne Watt

  • Donna we love all our photos and you captured our day perfectly – we particularly love that you captured all the emotions and they shine through in the photographs, thank you so much. x

    Jen Wallace