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Euan & Emma’s wedding at Balmakewan Farm


Aberdeen wedding photographers:  It was my first time photographing a wedding at Balmakewan Farm and i must admit, i fell in love with it!  When i first met Euan & Emma over a year ago i had never heard of their wedding venue.  It is such a pretty place, the farm tearoom is an awesome building with cottages at either side, the vast grounds are perfectly kept, the marquee sits on the lawn near a cool old wall and a field, i have a penchant for fields, i love fields with hay bales. barley, oil seed rape… i can’t walk […]

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Andrew & Carolyn’s wedding at Maryculter House hotel


Aberdeen wedding photographers:  Andrew  & Carolyn got married on Friday, the weather was typical of a Scottish summers day, heavy rain showers mixed with crazy bright sunny spells, oh the joys of being a wedding photographer in Scotland!!  I met up with Carolyn and her bridesmaids in the morning for some photographs then met up with Andrew and their dog Rosie, who was looking very pretty in her bow tie made to match Andrew’s kilt.  The humanist ceremony was held by Rachel Donald, it’s always a pleasure to see Rachel, her ceremonies are always lovely.  We then went outside for […]

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Carolyn & Andrew’s pre wedding shoot


Aberdeen wedding photographers:  Carolyn & Andrew are getting married tomorrow!  We met up at Banchory Devenick forest last week for a walk with their dog Rosie.  It was a bit of a dreich day but we were sheltered for most of it, although i couldn’t resist getting Andrew and Carolyn in a hay field!  The highest point of the walk looks on to a brilliant view of Aberdeen, it’s definitely worth a wee venture up there.    

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Liam & Kerry’s wedding at Drum Castle


Aberdeen wedding photographers:  I met up with Kerry at the Palm Court hotel in the morning, she came back from the hairdresser and make up artist looking gorgeous and ready to step in to her dress.  This is always when i see a change in the bride’s face, it is actually happening!!  I then went to meet up with Liam at the beautiful  Drum Castle, it was my first wedding there although i had done a few press jobs there in my past photography life.  The wee chapel is so quaint, what a delightful place to get married.  The ceremony […]

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Adam & Claire’s wedding at Ardoe House hotel


Aberdeen wedding photographers:  Adam and Claire got married on Saturday at Ardoe House hotel.  Claire and her seven lovely bridesmaids got ready at a hairdresser in Cults and came back looking beautiful.  The ceremony room was packed with family and friends to watch Claire walk up the aisle to a very happy Adam.  the humanist ceremony was lovely, the celebrant was so down to earth and made everyone laugh.  The weather stayed dry so the lawn was used as a football pitch for some of the younger (and older) guests!  It was such a chilled out and fun day.  Lots of […]

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Adam & Claire’s pre wedding shoot at Crathes Castle


Aberdeen wedding photographers:  I met up with Adam and Claire on a scorching hot day (ok it was 18/19 degrees, but that is hot for Aberdeen!)  Crathes Castle was looking as stunning as ever with bright blue skies.  We caught up on wedding plans (tomorrow is their big day!!) and did some ‘pose’ training.  I don’t like to overly pose couples but there are always some tips and positions that help to make the wedding photos go quicker and smoother so couples can spend more tome drinking champagne, eating canapes and joining in the fun!    

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Mike & Sam’s pre wedding shoot at Cambus O May

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Aberdeen wedding photography:  I met up with Mike & Sam at one of both our favourite locations in Aberdeenshire, the beautiful Cambus O May suspension bridge near Ballater.  I spent many summers camping in Ballater and would always cycle to the bridge and Burn O Vat (another favourite of mine)  Mike & Sam were a breeze to photograph, it was a very chilled shoot, strolling around and chatting about their September wedding plans.  I was also very pleased that Sam took my advice took and wore a red coat, a pop of colour, especially red always looks awesome in a rural […]

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Fulton Family shoot at Castle Fraser

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I’ve known the Fulton’s for as long as i can remember, Mike was one of my first childhood friends.  When he said that all of his family were going to be in Aberdeen for one weekend it was a big deal, with his older brothers living in Australia and England it wasn’t very often the entire Fulton Clan got together.  He wanted a very relaxed family shoot and chose the beautiful grounds of Castle Fraser.  I just stood back and captured lovely natural moments of fun.        

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Jamie & Denni’s wedding at Norwood Hall Hotel


Aberdeen wedding photographers:  I’m catching up with blogging after a crazy busy week!  I made a wee animated gif with some of Jamie & Denni’s pics (look earlier in blog) now i have a wee bit of time to add more.  The weather was pretty wet when i arrived but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the bridal party who were dancing within five minutes of my arrival.  The guys were also up for fun with the best man Ross suggesting a rather camp ring photo- i did tell him he would regret it!  Jamie’s dad made an arch with […]

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Euan & Emma’s pre wedding shoot at Balmakewan Farm


Aberdeen wedding photographers:  Emma and Euan and are getting married next month at the beautiful Balmakewan Farm, the grounds are so pretty!  They got an awesome summer evening for their pre wedding shoot, we walked around for a quite a while just enjoying the sun and surroundings while we chatted about their up and coming wedding and got some practice in at posing.    


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Neil & Hollie’s wedding at Can Gall Ibiza

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

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  • 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