Workshop: Photography Farm in Edinburgh, Scotland

Have you ever attended a photography workshop? They can certainly be mind blowing! I ventured over to Edinburgh, Scotland for my very first workshop called "Photography Farm”; also known as MECCA for wedding photographers. The workshop was held at The Biscuit Factory, which is a warehouse downtown. My experience at Photography Farm was not only inspirational and informative, but it was euphoric – on a serious “photo geek” level.  Along with the education came a slew of new friends and collegues - one of whose weddings I’ll be photographing next spring! Below are a few of my photos from the three different shoot sessions that I took with Neil Thomas Douglass, Caroline of The Twins, and Gabe McClintock.

Special thanks to the models, my “shoot session buddies”, the instructors, and Lisa Devlin at Photography Farm for makin’ it happen! Photo Farm will forever have a special place in my heart.

Stylized Wedding Shoot: Glen Coe, Scotland

As a destination wedding photographer, I enjoy creating and designing stylized photo shoots as a way to push my creative energy.   With an strong interest in the history and culture of Scotland, I organized this stylized shoot to take place in and around Glen Coe, which is a little village right at the start of the Highlands! 

Initially, the shoot started out very basic with only a model to play the role of the bride in a dress with a bouquet.  My plans quickly escalated when I reached out to other wedding vendors in Scotland within a Facebook Group that's dedicated to stylized photo shoots.  From there, I was able to connect with several Scottish vendors, venues, and models whose work I thought would go well with the overall vision I had in mind.

The landscape, flora, and fauna of this section of Scotland were also important to the photo shoot.  Part of the reason why Scotland is such a great location for weddings is because of its' richness and lush scenery - even in March!

In terms of weather, we were very lucky having just missed the infamous "Beast from the East" . We flew to Edinburgh from Bermuda - with our winter clothing, rain gear, and wellies in tow - rented an SUV that could tackle most snow storms and took off for Glen Coe. To my surprise, on the morning of the photo shoot it was bright and sunny.  By the afternoon, the clouds had rolled in and provided a softer light. All in all it was a wonderful experience and I look forward to planning my next stylized photo shoot!

Stylized Wedding Shoot: Glen Coe, Scotland ~ 3.12.18

Stylist & Photographer: Melanie Fiander of Fiander Foto | Venue: Glencoe House | Make Up & Hair: Clare Pearson

Dress: BHLDN | Suit: Slader Menswear | Bride's Shoes: Rainbow Shoes | Groom's Shoes: Vans

Flat Lay Jewelry: BHLDN & Family Heirlooms | Bride's Jewelry & Hair Piece: Gioiamia

Cake: Rosewood Cakes | Floral Designer: Narcissus Wedding Flowers by Susan

Stationary: Bottled Love | Silk Ribbon: Pom Pom Blossom

Models: Chloe Connelly & Phil Griffiths