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Winter weddings are by their nature tricky for the photographer - in mid-December there is always going to be a much shorter of period of daylight than in the summer, and of course it's much chillier outside. At Becky and David's wedding at Roxburghe House Hotel near Kelso, you can see from the ice in the puddles that it was freezing! But Becky and David also had a late ceremony time, so that we knew that by the time the ceremony was over, it would already be dark. This meant quite a different approach to taking their portraits, experimenting and having fun. Having a new situation and a new challenge is good for us sometimes, and I think the results were refreshingly different!

Becky and David started preparing for their wedding a long time in advance, and the conservatory room where the ceremony took place had the most beautiful decorations and lighting. Becky had begun growing eucalyptus trees a year or more in advance to form an arch under which they would be married, and by evening the room was glittering with candles and reflections. There were plenty of beautiful details for us to photograph, and Becky and David's wedding presented us with an interesting and fun challenge. They were great sports - going out into the cold, Becky managing to keep upright on the grass and even dance in beautifully high heeled shoes!

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