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Micro Weddings at Drumtochty Castle

Drumtochty Castle is a beautiful, exclusive use venue in Aberdeenshire which we have loved shooting throughout the years.

So many of our awesome couples have had the party of their lives in this amazing wedding venue but we want to help even more brides and grooms discover its potential so when we were recently asked to get involved in this micro wedding shoot we jumped right in.

The team that was formed were all experts in their field and the outdoors/ wild tone that was discussed in the planning stages of this shoot spoke right to all involved.

Head over to Drumtochty Castle‘s blog for more information on their exclusive micro wedding package and some of Emma’s amazing photos.

ON THE FENCE ABOUT MICRO WEDDINGS?

Get in contact for a chat and we’ll tell you why we think YOU should have one of these tiny celebrations which, may on the outside seem small but are packed to the brim, full of love, joy, and good times.

Team:
Venue : Drumtochty Castle
Dress : Ivory Grace Bridal / Stephanie Allin
Styling : We Are Gloam
Hair & MUA : Linton and Mac
Cake : Love Laura Lane
Photography : Emma Lawson Photo
Celebrant : Claire The Humanist
Piper : The Coull Piper

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Iceland

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Adventurous Iceland Wedding Photographer Workshop || Way Up North x Roadie Workshop

It’s time to share the full film from our adventure in Iceland with Way Up North for the first edition of their Roadie workshop. If you’re a wedding photographer that wants to build a portfolio of Iceland weddings and learn some inspiring business tips from two of the best in the industry, now is the time to move as Mark and Cole are only doing one more Roadie workshop in Iceland.

“Well, Mark and I called it Roadie, because we felt it was kind of a photography road trip. So, slang for that, Roadie, and yeah, that’s what it is. During the workshop part of it, we do talk a lot about business and marketing. So I think somebody who is interested in business and marketing, they’re gonna learn quite a bit during that portion of the workshop. And then on the photography end of it, I think it’s for people who kinda wanna get a different angle at building a portfolio, and in this workshop, there aren’t really any limitations. We simply wanna go to the coolest spots. We wanna just go put people in great light. I think it’s for somebody who wants to build a portfolio with an actual couple in actual wedding attire and do it with kind of an adventurous flair to it.”

Find out more about the last edition of Roadie in Iceland — An Adventure in Iceland with Nordica and Mark Pacura

 

The Team
Video : Cinemate Films
Hosted by : Cole Roberts (Nordica Photography) and Mark Pacura
Couples : Nathan + Flora (Thrall Photography) and Alicja + Arnþór
Location : Iceland

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Iceland

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Iceland Adventure film || Way Up North x Roadie Workshop

We were recently invited to Iceland to Join Way Up North for the first edition of their Roadie workshop with Nordica and Mark Pacura. It was an awesome adventure with lots of business and marketing advice too. More about the event below from Cole:

“Well, Mark and I called it Roadie, because we felt it was kind of a photography road trip. So, slang for that, Roadie, and yeah, that’s what it is. During the workshop part of it, we do talk a lot about business and marketing. So I think somebody who is interested in business and marketing, they’re gonna learn quite a bit during that portion of the workshop. And then on the photography end of it, I think it’s for people who kinda wanna get a different angle at building a portfolio, and in this workshop, there aren’t really any limitations. We simply wanna go to the coolest spots. We wanna just go put people in great light. I think it’s for somebody who wants to build a portfolio with an actual couple in actual wedding attire and do it with kind of an adventurous flair to it.”

Find out more about Roadie #3 here — An Adventure in Iceland with Nordica and Mark Pacura

The Team
Video : Cinemate Films
Hosted by : Cole Roberts (Nordica Photography) and Mark Pacura
Couples : Nathan + Flora (Thrall Photography) and Alicja + Arnþór
Location : Iceland

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Farewell

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FarmShop18 & An Urban Farewell Story

The film above, entitled “Farewell” represents the final product of a shoot session held at Photography Farm’s FarmShop18 in Edinburgh and taught by Tu Nguyen.

To master our art form, to push the boundaries of wedding filmmaking; it is this that makes for a truly timeless visual heirloom. Attending workshops like FarmShop18 has always been an important investment Cinemate have made in order to create films that are both breathtaking and bold that capture the imaginations and hearts of our couples.

This year’s FarmShop18 featured six wedding photography mentors including Eric Ronald, Neil Thomas Douglas, The Twins, Gabe McClintock, Jennifer Moher and Tu Nguyen, all of which dove into specific aspects of running a wedding business as well as teaching their own shoot sessions.

It was our shoot session that really stood out, however.

A typical shoot session consists of a model/ couple, a group of photographers willing to learn and a mentor, however, this wasn’t your typical session. Unlike many sessions our shoot was dictated by a story element, this falls in line with Tu Nguyen’s story-centric photography/videography work.

Tu’s session premiss was as follows:

There are two lovers. One an English woman, the other a German man both struggling with the woes of a long distant relationship. They spend most of their year apart, however, have been together for the past week. The story expresses the anxiety they both feel as time aims to separate them once more.

In addition to Tu’s story elements, we thought it would reflect ourselves more by placing a third character into the scene, a child, therefore changing the dynamics of the relationship. Now the film is no longer about two lovers separating but of a family pulled apart.

To add greater sincerity and to pull further on the story arc of a relationship being pulled apart and the struggles had within this fate we selected sections of David Romano’s “When tomorrow starts without me” read by Tom O’Bedlam as a voice over. The poem itself is heart-wrenching, though, not perfectly suited for our story. Death features as the main catalyst of the full poem, however, we never wanted to portray a reason for the separation. Was the man called away to work at sea? Was their relationship falling apart? Was there another woman? I have always found that films become alive when mysteries are left.

“Farewell” is juxtaposed with our usual films as tonally it lingers on the darker end of the emotional spectrum though in our opinion all emotions are held to the same esteem. The film is a powerful reminder that all destined farewells could come at any moment and that treasuring the now rather than the then is so much more important.