“Can’t take my Eyes off you” – Meerkats and Marriage – Images by Mike Cook Photography

Today I am excited to share this fabulous Edinburgh Zoo based Wedding Day captured beautifully by Mike Cook. featuring a wee meerkat Photobomber.

Earlier in the week, I shared the couples relaxed love filled Engagement Shoot and it gives me great pleasure to follow up and share their very special Day.

Mike Cook undertakes Wedding and Portrait photography throughout most of Central Scotland – Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond.

He describes his style as relaxed, contemporary and documentary.

Mike recalls a wonderful Wedding,

“If ever there was a unique venue for a wedding (and, of course, wedding photography), then I’m sure Edinburgh Zoo would be right at the top of the list. And this is where we were for the wedding of Emily & Ryan.

“We had a good laugh when the guys came up from London in March for their pre-wedding shoot in the Dean Village so I had a feeling that the Wedding was going to be amazing, and that’s exactly how it turned out.”

Weddings at the Zoo are conducted in the Mansion House and, for all intents and purposes, if you chose not to leave the House at all throughout the course of the day, you probably wouldn’t even know you were in a zoo (apart from perhaps the menus on the table that say “Edinburgh Zoo”, or the façade on the door that says “The Royal Zoological Society”, or the many “Zoo” related pictures scattered around the place, or the occasional animal noises in the distance)…oh, OK, so perhaps there are some clues as to where you are, but you know what I mean.”

“That all said, the guys told me that they definitely wanted the pictures to reflect where they had got married which meant trying to encompass some images with the animals in them.”

“An earlier recce had indicated that this might be a bit trickier than at first envisaged, as most of the animal’s pens and enclosures didn’t really lend themselves to incorporating a bride & groom in the picture as well.”

“Of all the options, the meerkat’s enclosure seemed to offer the best opportunity, as I was able to stand at one side with Emily & Ryan on the other. Of course, there’s a huge slice of luck in the images we managed to get (after all, I’m not Dr. Doolittle), but sometimes you make your own luck and when you hope something might happen, sometimes, well it just does…. enter the Meerkat Photobomber”

“Great day all round; the weather played ball and I loved the Star Wars touch on the cake and, of course, the choice of music for the first dance.”


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Can't take my eyes off you

There are simply not enough words in the world to describe how much I love these images. Their love just illuminates each frame. Thanks to Mike once again for sharing.
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UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow


    1. Reply

      Its a great wedding isn’t it. The meerkat image is just incredible x

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