A Bloomin’ Marvellous Romantic Shoot – Louise and Craig. #engagementphotography

We were very very lucky the other day in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. Not only did we have our first combined Engagement/Maternity shoot but it gave us a chance to shoot in one of Edinburgh’s most iconic and romantic spots.

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Aren’t they a cute couple? Super good fun to work with. Had a great laugh all afternoon.

We’re now very excited to meet their new baby at the wedding in May. For more photos from the shoot follow the link below –

http://www.mattephotography.co.uk/blog/a-blooming-marvelous-engagement-shoot-louise-and-craig-royalbotanicgardens

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For more photos follow the link below to our website for the full post –

http://www.mattephotography.co.uk/blog/a-blooming-marvelous-engagement-shoot-louise-and-craig-royalbotanicgardens

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Flowers In The Garden #stolenmoments

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This couple had just met on the steps leading up from Princes Street Gardens towards the National Gallery. It was a very sweet meeting of two shy people. Furtive glances and small smiles. Just adorable.

So I asked and she said yes :-)………..

So I asked and she said yes :-)...........

So after two short years my lovely lady love, business partner and all around rock has agreed to share her life with me. Very happy boy. Funnily enough being in the wedding industry you don’t think about your own very much. Now, I really do need to find a good wedding photographer 🙂 . And a venue, and a caterer, oh god………..

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome Holiday

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome Holiday

Truly one of the best places in the world to shoot romantic candid shots of couples, gorgeous pups playing in the long grass or people enjoying picnics in the shade of the the amazing trees of the Villa Borghese Gardens. My favourite part of our 3 hour walk through the gardens was this last part right before the descent to the Piazza del Popolo. Probably our favourite view of Rome so far at this point. We got great landscapes taking in St Peters and the Emmanuel II Monument. However our favourite shot was Katie as she rested her weary feet. My only gripe about Rome was the incessant street sellers however thanks to this chap with the roses it made what might have been just a good shot into a great shot. I didn’t realise until we got home how nicely it turned out. Thanks to all twitter followers and friends who suggested sweet spots for shots. It saved a lot of early and late forays for which Katie would have murdered me several times over. (Expressly defined months in advance that this was not a photography holiday 🙂 lol)

Cat Sanctuary Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

Cat Sanctuary Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

Despite having two kittens at home Katie insisted we visit the Cat sanctuary situated in the centre of Rome on the very spot (apparently) that Julius Caesar met his demise. The work that the cat lovers who run this sanctuary do is amazing. The kittens and cats are all very clearly loved and what more could anyone or anything ask for. This particular kitten quickly became a favourite of Katie’s, not only because of the one eye but because the kitten very quickly made itself at home around Katie’s neck like a scarf – much to her delight.