John Carroll Photography & Films: Blog en-us (C) John Carroll 2023 [email protected] (John Carroll Photography & Films) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:58:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:58:00 GMT John Carroll Photography & Films: Blog 120 102 Website Update & Special Offers! ​Just made a few changes to our photography packages and we've re-introduced our Reportage Package for 2016. If you don't want a lot of posed photos and would rather spend more time with your guests, then this is the package for you. Full coverage from two professional wedding photographers capturing all those little details of the greatest day of your lives!  Full details at​


During June & July 2016 we are giving a free album upgrade to our 14" x 11" Storybook Album with all bookings made for our Ultimate combined Photo/Video/Storybook package!

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Louise & Andrew's Pre Wedding Photo Shoot Tony and I were in Pollok Park last week for a pre wedding photo shoot with Louise & Andrew, not forgetting their wee one :)

We couldn't have picked a better day for it as we had some nice spring sunshine. We shot some lovely family pics of them all and also did some couple and individual photos of Louise & Andrew to give them a feel for what it will be like on their wedding day - which won't be long now! :)

Some photos from Louise & Andrew's photo shoot.......

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Our Contact Details Are Changing! Important news for anyone wishing to contact us! From the 21st March 2016 our landline number is being discontinued! 

​I have decided to drop the business landline number from my website due to a lack of use (apart from junk calls!). Just about all enquiries these days, comes via email, text, Facebook and through the contact page of my website. So for anyone wishing to get in touch, please remember the number is 07429 429190, alternatively please email us on [email protected]

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Cheryl & Garry Pre Wedding Photo Shoot  

I was in Glasgow's botanic gardens last week doing some pre wedding photos for Cheryl & Garry. The plan was to take them all inside but as it was reasonably mild we headed out in to the park. A pre wedding photo shoot is great preparation for your wedding day as it lets me see how you are in front of the camera and also lets you see me at work.......oh and they are great fun too! :)

Here area few pics from Cheryl & Garry's shoot...









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Albums Update To make our packages as flexible as possible our albums and books can now be ordered as an optional extra if required. OV TanAcrylicPanoramicAlbumInBoxOV TanAcrylicPanoramicAlbumInBox

Nowadays a lot of our clients want the flexibility of having their photos as high resolution digital files for their own use, for many this may be because they want to design their own album. This is why we have always offered high resolution images on disk (and now on USB too).  Now, new for 2016, we offer a wide range of wedding albums and storybooks from one of the UK's top album manufacturers (voted best photographic lab in 2015). Our range of albums include storybooks with a choice of covers including Photographic, Acrylic, Nubuck or Suede leather. They come in a range of sizes and page options.

If you are not a fan of storybook albums and prefer the more traditional look, why not check out our new Matted Overlay albums. These books are the ultimate in luxury and quality.

Full details of all our albums and books can be found on our Albums page.


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Our Winter 2015 Special Offer! Check out our winter 2015/2016 special offer. Available on selected dates, why not see if we are available on your big day!

Email us at [email protected] or phone us on 0141 641 6768 or 07429 429190


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Ashleigh & Vinnie Pre Wedding Photo Shoot I spent a very enjoyable hour yesterday in the company of Ashleigh & Vinnie doing their pre wedding photo shoot. We were in the grounds of Cameron House by Loch Lomond, which is rather special to them as this was where Vinnie proposed to Ashleigh. Here are a few photos from the day.


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Storybook Albums One of our most popular package options is our storybook albums. Designed by us with your own choice of your favourite wedding images, your page layouts are then printed on to professional photographic paper and are  handcrafted by one of the top photographic labs in the UK. 

Here is an example of a storybook album page layout. This is a 30 page book (15 2-page spreads) and holds approx. 65 photos.


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MPA Scotland Awards 2015 I was absolutely delighted to pick up an award recently at the 2015 MPA Scotland Print Awards, for an image other than my wedding work.

Although I don't manage to get out much these days to do landscape photography, I love it when I do. The image below was shot on a recent trip to the Yorkshire Dales. After a very early start we were on the landscape pavements above Malham in the Dales for sunrise. There as a bit more cloud than I wanted, but felt it suited monochrome images.

Limestone Pavement, Malham.

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Jillian & Chris Pre Wedding Shoot A lot of my clients opt for a pre wedding photo shoot prior to their big day. I find that it helps both them and me as it lets them see how I work and it lets me see how they are in front of the camera. It can also help couples who are a little bit apprehensive about being photographed and can make them more relaxed about it come their wedding day. Of course, some people just like being photographed and a lot of couples love the fact that they can have a portrait shoot prior to their wedding day. Pre wedding photo shoots are also great fun and I love the fact that I get to spend a bit more time photographing a couple than I'd probably get with them on their wedding day.

I've photographed a few pre wedding shoots this year and the latest one was in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow yesterday. I was there with Jillian & Chris who are being married in April at Airth Castle - one of my favourite wedding venues! :)

Here some photos from Jillian & Chris' pre wedding shoot.

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Professional Photography As a full time professional photographer I spend about 90% of my time photographing weddings, but I also do some commercial photography and I shoot stock images for a picture library, mainly landscape photos. Commercial photography can involve photographing anything from products to building interiors, staff photos etc. It's great though to get out shooting landscape photos as it usually involves very early morning starts or late evening finishes just to catch the light. On Sunday morning a friend and I headed down to the Yorkshire Dales to photograph the sun rising over the limestone pavements on Malham Moor and then headed to Scalber Force waterfall for a few photos. A 2.30am start from Glasgow found us on the moors before sunrise, we then discovered the limestone pavement was covered in ice and snow, making for tricky going, but we got to our location in time to capture some lovely sunrise photos.

Here are a couple of examples of my photos from the trip...

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If you'd like to see more of my landscape work please got to

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Website Update Decided to update our website for 2015, nothing major just a few tweaks to the layout and a larger homepage slideshow gallery.

We are also delighted to announce details of our new reportage/photo-journalism photography option. Details below:

Reportage photography also known as documentary or photo-journalism photography is all about story telling. It is not simply candid photography, it's about documenting the greatest day in a couples lives, capturing the moments, the humour, the tears and the laughter. It's not about posing or taking time away from your guests. It's not about creating or posing the perfect picture, it's about capturing the truth and realism of the actual moment. Reportage photos may not be flawless but they are perfect at capturing the atmosphere and raw emotion of a wedding day! For us, it's about standing back and letting things happen naturally. We do realise that some couples will want some posed photos together and that a few group shots may also be needed, but to keep the photography to a more documentary style we limit these to 15 minutes with the bride & groom for a few photos together and a maximum of four group shots.

So if you don't like posing for photos and want to spend the whole day with your guests this is the package for you. Like many photographers, we love black & white photos, we also feel that black & white works great for photo-journalism. Although you can have your photos in colour, we will give you a discount if you decide to have them all 100% black & white. Check out the slide show above to see some of our black & white reportage work.

Package Includes:

  • Two photographers
  • Coverage from bride/groom prep to end of 4th dance
  • Disc/USB of approx. 400 high resolution digital photos with print licence
  • Online album
  • Handcrafted Show Box with 15 lustre Black & White Matted Prints.

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Laura & Angus Pre Wedding Shoot I spent an enjoyable hour on Saturday morning with Laura & James, whose wedding I'm photographing soon. We were there for their pre wedding photo-shoot. It was a lovely cold winter morning, too cold to hang about in fact, so we made the most of the parks extensive grounds and moved around several locations. The light was great, just perfect for photography.

Here are a few photos from Laura & Angus' shoot.....

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Online Ordering There are going to be some changes to our website over the next few weeks as I'm currently working on updating it. First major change is a whole new page highlighting some of the products that are available to order online through our partner professional photo lab.

Example product:

This is just one of the products available to order online through our client galleries, there are many more!

There is a client gallery for every pre wedding shoot, portrait and wedding that we photograph. The images are available for viewing for 6 months  and during this time orders can be placed for a variety of items ranging from prints right through to the latest wall display products.

Orders placed online go directly to our partner professional partner lab who will send the products directly to you, speeding up the whole online ordering process.

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Our First Wedding Of 2015 Early January 2015 found Jerry, Tony and I down by the riverside in Glasgow, we were at the stunning St. Andrew's Cathedral on a glorious winter morning for the wedding of Clare & Aidan. I was really looking forward to Clare & Aidan's big day as I love taken photos inside the cathedral, the light is normally amazing as the sunlight bounces around off the stone work. With Jerry on filming duties and Tony and I photographing the day, we captured some amazing photos at both the cathedral and at Sherbrooke Castle Hotel of Clare & Aidan, as they were a pleasure to work with.

Here is a small selection of photos in black & white from Clare & Aidan's wedding day. All photos can be viewed in the secure client area of my website. Enjoy!


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New Blog Jan 2015 see's the start of a new blog on my website. Although I tend to put more and more of my recent wedding work on Facebook, I intend to use my blog to show you some of my other work and any weddings were the client does not use or want photos on Facebook. So watch this space! :)

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