Photo of the Week

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Ditte under Photography
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I really enjoy finding inspiration from the work or approach of other photographers. The documentary aspect of wedding photography is one I am particularly passionate about. I love capturing moments that tell a bigger story. So last week I joined an online group of Documentary Wedding Photographers, to view and share images with other photographers […]

Viper Swing | Edinburgh portrait photography

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Ditte under Photography, Portrait Photography
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Goodness, I loved photographing these guys! A freezing cold January morning, jumping up and down for warmth, I did these photos of Viper Swing, a gypsy swing band oozing cool. If you are looking for a band that looks and sounds awesome, then these guys are for you!    

Paul Ellis – The Scottish King of Swing | Edinburgh Portrait Photography

Posted on January 14, 2016 by Ditte under Photography, Portrait Photography
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I had the great pleasure of photographing The Scottish King of Swing, Paul Ellis, over the holidays. We wanted to go for an old-fashioned music club feel, black stage with directional light, and had lots of fun creating the look and feel in the studio (HUGE thanks to Niels and Alie from Blue Sky for […]

Jingle all the way…

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Personal, Photography
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The holiday starts here for First Light. We’ll be closed between Christmas and New Year and will be back in the office on 7th January 2016. Thank you to all our wonderful clients, colleagues and friends who have been such a great part of the year that’s gone. I’m off to spend some time with […]

Winter wonderland wedding

Posted on December 7, 2015 by Ditte under Photography
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I was reminded of this stunning Christmassy winter wonderland wedding marquee set-up recently and thought I would share again (the more long-term readers of this blog, might remember this wedding from back in 2011). Carnival Chaos, Tower Productions, Wilde Thyme and Laura Eberst were commissioned to create an Enchanted Forest design for the dining marquee – […]

Bx by Becc Sanderson | Musician Portrait

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Ditte under Photography, Portrait Photography
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I had the pleasure and privilege of photographing gorgeous Edinburgh-based jazz singer Becc Sanderson for her upcoming Australian tour with her new show Bx.    Becc brought along the most magnificent sparkling sequinned dress to the shoot, and we had so much fun taking these images.           Follow Becc on Facebook or check […]

Edinburgh wedding: Catriona & Archie, Canongate Kirk and The Hub | wedding photographs

Posted on July 25, 2015 by Ditte under Photography, Wedding Photography
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Goodness me, this is just such a wonderfully happy wedding, and I’m so pleased to share it with you! Ever since meeting Catriona and Archie and their lovely family for the first time, I have been so looking forward to their wedding. And it didn’t disappoint – I left late at night with my jaws […]

Juliet & Simon, Fraserburgh | Wedding photography

Posted on July 20, 2015 by Ditte under Photography, Wedding Photography
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Last weekend we headed (very far) north to capture the wedding of Jules and Simon at Jules’ family home near Fraserburgh. What ensued was a day full of laughter, fun, cute children, rustic flower decorations, tasty food and some great dancing! Some of my favourite elements include the kids’ size Hunter wellies filled with flowers […]

Laura & Julian, St Mary’s Church, Whitekirk & Broxmouth Park, Dunbar | Wedding Photography

Posted on July 8, 2015 by Ditte under Photography, Wedding Photography
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Laura and Julian’s wedding at Whitekirk Church and Broxmouth Park, Dunbar How do you plan a wedding in Scotland while holding down demanding jobs, and living 5000 miles away? It can be tough, but with a helpful (to say the least!) set of parents(-in-law) on the ground and lots and lots of Skype calls, it […]

Catriona & Alexander, Holy Trinity Church Melrose & Bowhill | Wedding Photography

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Ditte under Photography, Wedding Photography
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So here are the long days, light, love, rapture! Here is the spring! March, April with the gentle smile,  Flowery May, blazing June, all the beautiful months (are) friends! The poplars, on the banks of sleeping rivers,  Are bending softly like great palms; The bird quivers in the depths of warm and calm woods;  It […]


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