Photography can be illuminating and emotion can just exude from a page and touch you, and this Edinburgh Couples shoot just reaches out and enfolds you like an embrace.
The couple are Janae and Chris who hail from California but have some Scottish roots, so the sights around Holyrood Park and Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh were a natural choice to honour that heritage.
Images were captured by Iris Art Photography.
Iris Art Photography are a team of three Edinburgh based photographers specialising in Wedding photography in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
They also travel to the most remote areas of the UK, Europe and the world capturing the most precious and emotional moments of your special day.
Janae says of the her and Chris’s Edinburgh Couples shoot…
How did you meet?
Chris and I met randomly at a Paolo Nutini concert 10 years at the beautiful Wiltern, an Art Deco venue here in Los Angeles.
I was standing right next to Chris and his brother, and I couldn’t understand him with his thick Scottish accent.
I leaned over to my sister (who I attended the show with) and asked her where do you think those guys are from>
She replied don’t ask them, they will think we are hitting on them.
But my curious self was to eager to know so I asked them, and they both answered Glasgow which was the start of something bigger then we both expected.
We kept in touch maintaining our friendship, pen palling over the years visiting each other, meeting more our families going from Scotland to California for holidays and family events eventually falling in love.
Tell us about the Proposal…
One day Chris surprised me with unexpected visit to California, showing up at my Aunts surprise party at one of our favourite Mexican restaurants.
When all of a sudden I get a tap on the shoulder, and all excited I thought my margarita had arrived when shockingly I turn around to see Chris standing before me nervously.
Chris got down on his knee among my family and friends and the whole restaurant with the most stunning ring and asks me to marry him.
Let’s just say the surprise was on me!
Why did you choose Scotland for your Couples shoot?
Chris is is from Glasgow Scotland and he is very proud of where he is from so we both wanted our celebrations to capture the two us and marry our two cultures together.
That is why we wanted pictures taken in Scotland to embrace Scotland’s beauty with the green rolling hills against the city and the rich tones against the shadows on the old brick walls, with these elements setting the tone of our wedding.
I come from a huge Mexican family and we decided to have our wedding in Southern California, but the pictures Iris Art captured brought a piece of Scotland and a part of his heritage in our special day.
We used the pictures as inspiration to set the tone of our wedding with the rich greens, auburn colours against our Spanish villa venue.
We will embrace these photos forever capturing our Whirlwind love story!
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