We set off from Largs with the sun shining and arrived at the Park's visitor centre in time for rain. I abandoned Cathy with her tea in the cafe and waited under my brolly to see who would turn up. Lauren S and Nisha were first to arrive, Lauren's car was packed with funky vintage clothing and focaccia, Nisha was loaded with the cold. Neil was also soon on the scene. Jacki, our stylist for the day was next to appear with Lauren G and her friend next to appear. A pause as I hid some more under my brolly and Punk Morvs and Ailsa soon appeared.
So we ended up with myself, Lauren S and Neil as photographers; Punkmorvs, Lauren W and Nisha as models; Jacki as stylist and Ailsa helping with styling and bringing some of her fabulous bridalwear. In the absence of a separate makeup artist, Morvs did her thing once the ladies were arrayed in their vintage clothes. As the ladies emerged in their outfits the sun also appeared!
We stopped by the pond and took a little walk out into the field below, without overextending ourselves. I think it took me a little while to find my mojo and I think Lauren S was also struggling to find her muse. Neil seemed right in his element
We then returned to the visitor centre for a quick change and the ladies put on their bridal frocks. Morvs was first out of the gate, and as she had a deadline I zipped her away to the next car park and we walked off towards Mugdock castle. The others were left behind to catch up.
Morvs was a vision in her teal dress, though we did struggle with the high split to keep her decent! I was able to grab some pics in and around the ruins at the castle, as well down in the walled garden. The others arrived and Morvs had to be whisked away.
Lauren W was dressed in a truly awesome period style dress and looked amazing. Nisha was in a more classical wedding dress with terrific purple details. Neil and Lauren S did some great work and I kind of peeked and snuck a few pics here and there too.
The ruins gave us a great backdrop for the models in their dresses, with Ailsa and Jackie popping in here and their with little tweaks and touches.
So we never did make it down to the Loch, but I think we got some great shots before traipsing along the path to the carpark and going our separate ways.
These are just a few shots from the day, more or less straight out of the camera. There'll be a week or two of edits yet before the final pictures see the light of day.