I had the pleasure of providing my engagement photos in Edinburgh services for Padmini and Rajat.
This lovely couple is getting married in India, but they wanted to have a few professional photos of themselves taken around Edinburgh while on a tour of Europe.
Engagement photos in Edinburgh – a few images from our photoshoot
I want to share a few of my favourite pre-wedding photos of Padmini and Rajat in Edinburgh city centre.
Padmini used to live in the Calton area of Edinburgh and asked if we could start our photoshoot there.
I met Padmini and Rajat at Holyrood Park and started our photoshoot with photos of the couple with the Palace Of Holyrood House and Arthur’s Seat as a backdrop.
From there, we walked past the Scottish Parliament building to shoot photos on and around the Royal Mile.
I love doing city centre photo shoots.
The couple being photographed often receives lots of interest from people passing by. We joked that Padmini and Rajat should pretend they’re famous Bollywood stars in Edinburgh for a photoshoot!
From The Royal Mile, we walked the short distance to Calton Hill.
I recommended Calton Hill as a location as it offers some amazing views of Edinburgh.
This was important. If you’re coming to Edinburgh for a photoshoot, I feel it’s essential to add some context to your images and capture some key landmarks and buildings of Edinburgh in the background.
Calton Hill has the Scottish National Monument as one of its most famous structures.
This impressive monument commemorates Scottish Soldiers killed in the Napoleonic Wars.
It makes for an impressive backdrop for some of my photos. I then asked Padmini and Rajat to turn around, and another famous Edinburgh building, Edinburgh Castle, was used as a backdrop for our next photo.
We spent around 30 minutes on top of Calton Hill, shooting a really good and varied selection of photos.
It was great fun shooting photos of Padmini and Rajat.
They’re a lovely couple getting married in real style in India.
Unlike your typical Scottish wedding, which usually lasts a day, sometimes a weekend.
Padmini and Rajat will marry in a five-day celebration with over seven hundred guests.
Six wedding photographers will cover the event. It makes what I do seem a bit small by comparison!