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2018 End of year review

2018 End of year review

You got to have a laugh! Are laughter and love not the two most important things in life?? It makes everything perfect, brings it all together.

I love doing these end of year reviews. There is something amazing about going through all the weddings from the year and reliving them all over again. Sometimes I miss moments I have captured, as the editing and “Technical stuff” takes over. Looking over all the images again, brings back the fun we all had.

I can not thank my amazing clients/friends enough for choosing me to capture their special day and allowing me to do what I love. 2018 has been incredible! I have met some really amazing people and being able to spend the time I do with each couple makes the big day so much more exciting. Being able to capture these split second moments in time for you all to enjoy for the rest of your life makes all the working hours, driving and living off coffee so worth it.

To every couple that booked me this year, I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH!


2019 marks the 10th anniversary since I photographed my first wedding and I hear photographers who hit this mark tend to go down one of two routes.

  1. Staying on the same path, doing the same things over and over where it just becomes a job and lose their creativity and passion.

  2. Change that direction, push the creativity limits, learn more and keep rising to the top!!

I am going down route number 2! I am pushing my creativity and challenging myself. I want to be the best photographer I can be and I still want to love what I do for the next 10 years!

I am excited for what the year ahead holds for me. It’s going to be epic and I cannot wait to share it all with you!

Love under the Stars: Scott & Elaine Adie

Love under the Stars: Scott & Elaine Adie

The landscape in the highlands of Scotland, especially around the west of the Cairngorms are indelible. So what better place to get married than Elaine's home town: Newtonmore.

Tom & Fiona | Love in the Countryside

Tom & Fiona | Love in the Countryside

• For more information on my wedding photography, visit: https://jameskelly.co/weddings •

Tom and Fiona are two of the most down to earth, relaxed and free minded people I have met!  Their wedding was a true representation of who they are.  

Set in the beautiful countryside, in Inchberry hall in Moray. The venue needed very little decoration, it was perfect the way it is and the soundings? Well, a quaint open sided marquee that looked on to the surrounding tree line, how perfect?

But their day together had not started there, no!  It stated on the Craigellachie bridge one hour before. Yes, they had a first look.  I set them up back to back on the bridge so they could not see each other.  Then Louise (my second shooter) and myself got in to position and in their own time, they turned around, laid eyes on each other and the biggest smiles on their faces.

Their whole day was one big celebration and party with close friends from far and wide.

Congratulations Tom & Fiona on a beautiful day.

To see the photographs of their engagement shoot, click here

Wedding photography by James Kelly & second photographer: Louise Malcolm.

For more information on my wedding photography, visit: https://jameskelly.co/weddings/