Alison Porwol Photography: Blog en-us (C) Alison Porwol Photography (Alison Porwol Photography) Sun, 21 May 2017 10:32:00 GMT Sun, 21 May 2017 10:32:00 GMT Alison Porwol Photography: Blog 120 36 The wedding of Jackie and John at The Edinburgh Capital Hotel Last Saturday I was at the Edinburgh Capital Hotel for the wedding of Jackie and John, now Mrs and Mrs Robertson!  The wedding party had stayed the night before, so when I arrived everyone was relaxed, calm and chilled out.  But as with every wedding day, time seemed to fly and as we got closer to the ceremony I could feel a buzz of nervous excitement in the air.  After the ceremony, the rain clouds cleared and we managed to get outside for a few pictures.  Jackie and John wanted to re-create a famous Banksy picture with red balloons, and although the rain had stopped there was a fair breeze blowing outside, the balloons were going wild, but we got there and managed to get a picture that I hope they're happy with.  Here are just a few images from the day.

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Spring Pooch Posing Parade I can't believe it's spring 2017 already and it's certainly been a while since I last posted about what I've been up to.  I've been doing a spot more dog photography this year.  Here are some images from a couple of recent photoshoots with Murphy, Coco and Mika, all three gorgeous happy cocker spaniels :)

First off was Murphy, who, once he got started, was such a poser!

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Next up in the spring pooch posing parade were Coco and Mika.  They loved chasing their ball, so trying to get a few portrait shots was quite a challenge, but we got there!

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If you would like to arrange a photoshoot with your dog, then do get in touch!

Ali x

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Children and Animals They say never work with children or animals, well, last weekend I threw caution to the wind and had a great morning combining a dog photoshoot and kids photoshoot.  The weather played ball (and so did Belle the dog!) and we managed to get some great autumnal pictures.  Obviously the autumn colours are now starting to fade, but if you’re interested in an outdoors photoshoot, a bit like this, then do get in touch!

Here are a few shots from the morning.

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Big Fish Little Fish, the skeleton rave Sunday afternoon was a first for me, photographing a family friendly rave called Big Fish Little Fish, and what a great afternoon it was!!  The event was held a La Belle Angele in Edinburgh (one of my old haunts when I was a student, a long long time ago!), and is designed so that parents can have a bit of a boogie with their children to some classic old school tunes.  Along with the dancing there was a children's craft corner, facepainting, spooky themed cakes and a little zone just for those with babies.  The Big Fish Little Fish events are held all over the UK and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone with children, great fun for 2 - 4 hour party people!  All images will be on the Big Fish Little Fish Facebook page, but here are just a handful of my favourite pictures from the afternoon.

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Tracy and Andrew at the Braid Hills Hotel, Edinburgh Congratulations to Tracy and Andrew (Mr and Mrs Crockett!), who were married in fabulous Las Vegas last month.  However, yesterday at the Braid Hills Hotel in Edinburgh, they renewed their vows and celebrated their marriage with family and friends.  Much to my delight they had a vintage sweet stand which included “flying saucers” one my favourite sweeties from years gone by.  A little bit of Vegas came to Edinburgh too in the shape of a magnificent wedding cake from Cakes by Melanie, complete with ostrich feathers on top… Fabulous!

Here are just a few images from the day.


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Dawn and Stevie's autumn wedding at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange It was a beautiful autumnal day yesterday for Dawn and Stevie's wedding at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.  When I arrived at Dawn's parents house to photograph the bridal preparations there was definitely a feeling of excitement in the air, not just from Dawn, but also Stevie’s daughter Hayley who was looking forward to being a bridesmaid.  It always amazes me how quickly time flies on a wedding day and that certainly was the case on Saturday, it felt like no time at all before the cars arrived to take the bridal party to the wedding!  Once at the Corn Exchange Dawn and Stevie had a beautiful humanist ceremony.  Following the nuptials, I managed to sneak the couple away to nearby Saughton Rose Gardens for a few photographs (thanks to Hannah the wedding coordinator at the Corn Exchange for telling us about this hidden gem and also Eccose Cars for driving us there!). A truly wonderful day, thank you Mr and Mrs Robertson for allowing me to be part of it. 

Below is a "sneak peek" of some images from the day.

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]]> (Alison Porwol Photography) Edinburgh Corn Exchange wedding Saughton Rose Garden Wedding photographer Edinburgh Sun, 09 Oct 2016 18:01:30 GMT
Pre-wedding photoshoot at Penicuik Estate It's not long until Dawn and Stevie's wedding day, so we met at Penicuik Estate for a pre-wedding shoot.  We had a lovely wander around the estate, stopping off every now and again for a photo opportunity, the sun even made an appearance!  As Toby the spaniel won't be there on Dawn and Stevie's big day, he joined in with the fun, he posed just perfectly (as did Dawn and Stevie!)... what a pro.  Here are a few images from our shoot.

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Arthur's Seat Pre-Wedding Shoot A couple of weeks ago Tracy and Andrew braved a typical Scottish summers day (blustery with sunshine and showers!) for their pre-wedding photoshoot.  We decided to meet in Edinburgh at Holyrood Park and head up to Arthur's Seat.  After the "romantic" couples shots we decided to get the rest of the family involved in a little family photoshoot, including Amber the spaniel.  Below are a few images to share with you.  Thankfully the wind kept blowing those rain showers away!  

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Rocky coastline at Eoropie on the Isle of Lewis Yet again it's been a while since my last blog post!  I really did have good intentions of updating my blog on a weekly basis, I will make no more promises and update when I can (time is precious!).  This picture was taken back in April and is long exposure of the waves crashing against the rocky coastline at Eoropie on the West of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.  The weather that day was pretty grim, but the seascape in front of us was phenomenal, we must have stood there for about 30 minutes attempting to capture a few long exposure shots in between the squally showers. This was my favourite image from this location, nothing like a dramatic Scottish seascape... hope you like it too.  Alison  (If you would like to purchase this as a print then please click the link - Buy Me)

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The Callanish Standing Stones I was on the Isle of Lewis and Harris a couple of weeks ago.  We were staying in Callanish, so on our first evening we headed up to the standing stones.  The sunset was just perfect, I couldn't believe our luck on our first day (of course the weather did change and the rest of the sunsets were grey!).  I got quite a few shots from that evening and here is the first one, just a select few of the stones with a bit of colour in the sky.  Perhaps it was just the wonderful sunset, but there really was a magical feel about this place!

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Long overdue update I cant believe its been just over a year since I last updated the blog, especially as back in February I was delighted to have another image commended in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year in the seascape category.  The awards book is full of beautiful images of Scottish landscapes by some very talented photographers and it's great to be included in it again this year :)  The image is below and was taken from under the Skye bridge in April last year.  Ali


Long exposure of the Skye brige and Eilean Ban lighthouse with a stormy skySkye Bridge and Eilean Ban LighthouseLong exposure of the Skye brige and Eilean Ban lighthouse with a stormy sky.

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Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Back in January I was delighted to receive an email telling me one of my images had been commended in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, and last week my copy of the book arrived.  If you love Scotland then this book will be a visual treat for your eyes! Its available to buy from the SLPOTY website, and if you do buy it, be sure to check out the image on page 118 :)


A panoramic colour image of Glasgow's Clydeside taken at nightGlasgow Clydeside GlowEarly morning view of Glasgow's Clydeside with the Hydro and SECC Armadillo

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Gordon and Laura's Wedding at the Vu Photographing weddings isn't something I normally do, but I had the great honor of capturing Gordon and Laura's wedding at The Vu in Bathgate yesterday.  Thankfully the rain stayed off for most of the day and we managed to get a few shots outside, despite the icy February wind! I'd really like to thank Gordon and Laura for letting me be a part of their day... and also of course to the best men, ushers and bridesmaids, you guys were great!!  Here are a few shots from the day


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Wild Animals A few weeks ago I had a great few days down in Kent and Surrey photographing big cats and British wildlife.  This was my favourite picture… but I'll share some more of them soon! Two male lions, one licking the other.  Brotherly loveBrotherly Love

]]> (Alison Porwol Photography) Big Cats Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:53:09 GMT
Happy New Year Happy 2014.  I thought I would share a couple of pictures which were taken just before Christmas.

Firstly a little photoshoot with Whizz the Springer Spaniel, on a cold and frosty December morning.  Whizz lives up to his name and was non stop, although he did sit still for a couple of pics and then became quite the poser!

Liver and white springer spaniel jumping on a frosty morning.










Then I went through to Glasgow to take pictures of Diesel, the very friendly horse.  The weather outside was terrible so nearly all of the pictures had to be taken indoors.




I've also had a chance to get out and about to take some landscape pictures which I will post on the next blog.  Happy New Year!

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Busy Month

December has been a busy month, between photographing a Christmas concert for the Dick Vet Musicians, a couple of pet photo sessions, Christmas craft fayres and sales of prints... oh and trying to finish a PhD thesis.  Hopefully I'll get some time during the Christmas break to get out and take a few landscape shots, hopefully with some snow.

Merry Christmas!!

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New Website Welcome to the website for Alison Porwol Photography!  Its still a bit of work in progress but hopefully it will be fully functional very soon.

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