Singing and Dancing in the Rain! – Photographing a Recent Wedding at the New Lanark Mill Hotel

When Vivienne and Barry were looking for wedding photographers for their wedding at the New Lanark Mill Hotel, they asked me as I know the venue very well and was also recommended by the hotel.

One thing couples often worry about is the weather. Vivienne and Barry’s wedding at the New Lanark Mill Hotel was in March. You often get lovely spring weather at that time of year but when I checked the forecast is was for showers and cloud.

I always like to keep wedding photographs natural and relaxed. For this shot at the New Lanark Mill Hotel, I captured the bride and groom as they walked down to the hotel

I always like to keep wedding photographs natural and relaxed. For this shot at the New Lanark Mill Hotel, I captured the bride and groom as they walked down to the hotel.

As anyone getting married in Scotland will know, the weather is something you can’t plan for. The best thing is just to go with what comes, which is certainly my approach to wedding photography. There’s no point complaining about it. You might has well make something of it and have a bit of fun!

I always like to make group shots fun.

I like to make wedding group shots fun.

I always do a recce of a location and plan for the weather. On rainy days it’s generally better to photograph larger groups inside but one thing I always say to couples is that even on a bad day there are always wee breaks in the weather when you can pop out for some shots. Even when it is raining you can bring out the brollies. I always carry some and they make for some great images.

As well as photographing weddings at New Lanark, I’ve also photographed numerous other venues around Scotland. So if you’re looking for wedding photographers in Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Edinburgh or further afield, I’m always happy to meet up for a chat. Why not email me or call me on 0141 363 0020.

Between the dinner and the first dance there are always opportunities to get some extra shot like this one at the New Lanark Mill Hotel. As a wedding photographer I carry portable lighting for shots like these.

Between the dinner and the first dance, there are always opportunities to get some extra shot like this one at the New Lanark Mill Hotel. As a wedding photographer I carry portable lighting for shots like these.