A Blustery Day With Blaze and Breeze! #shelties #edch #petphotography#mattephotography #portobellobeach #crumbsofportobello #crufts
On the very same day we met the wonderful Bobbie , Bob and Claire down Portobello we also met the incredibly fast and furry Blaze and wee Breeze. Two fantastic Shelties. Their lovely owners Janis and Dennis brought them down to share them with us for an hour. So we had a very good run around! Janis wasn't kidding when she said these two were fast, but they looked so beautiful just having been to the groomers the day before so we had a try and get a couple of good shots. They could have been entered for Crufts they looked so gorgeous! Janis volunteers two days a week over at the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home which is how she heard about our little fundraiser photo shoot offer. We're very glad she did mind as we got to meet her beautiful pair of Sheltie babies. Blaze is 3 years and Breeze is just 6 months old. Maximum beans the pair of them! Just super sweet and LOVING the beach down at Portobello which is fast becoming our most popular spot for the pooch photography sessions. Buoyed by lots of lovely espresso from Crumbs of Portobello we weathered the worst of the wind that morning and it turned into a beautiful clear day. For those of you that don't know Portobello beach is a fantastic walk for you and the pooch if you're dogs comfortable off the lead. Plus the lovely Crumbs of Portobello, apart from doing some outstanding coffee, have started doing Liver Cake for your peckish pooch!
Check out their Facebook and Twitter feed for more delicious updates - https://www.facebook.com/crumbsofportobello /
If you're interested in booking a pet photography session ( for yourself or maybe as a present) with Mattephotography then PM us here at our site or on our Facebook page and we will get back to you ASAP. Our EDCH offer still includes a 1 hr Photography session, private online gallery, two large 8x10 prints - all for just £25. A tenner of which will go straight to the EDCH to help, support and promote all the wonderful work they do rescuing and rehoming pooches and kittens all over Edinburgh and the Lothians. 1100 were rehomed directly by EDCH last year alone. It just goes to show that with a small but dedicated team great things can be accomplished!
Check out their awesome website for links to their wonderful work! - http://www.edch.org.uk
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Bob, Bobbie and Claire - A Very Windy Portobello Pet Shoot! #edch #mattephotography #edinburghphotographer #portobello #happy
A few Fridays before Christmas I made my way to Portobello beach to have a wee shoot with the gorgeous Bobbie and his owner Claire! This is another EDCH success story. Bobbie the Shizu was a rescue staying with the EDCH here in Edinburgh and then he found his forever home with his lovely new owner Claire! Poor little man did suffer some abuse whilst he was with his previous owners and was a bit nervous to begin with in his new home. That said, you can see his complete transformation now with his new family. He is the least shy little Shih Tzu we've ever met! His adorable little underbite make him look a bit like a bit like a grumpy old man, but he is in fact a lovely energetic and affectionate soul, thanks in no small part to the EDCH and his new human Claire. We all had a great time running the length of Portobello trying to catch up with him.
This is our 3rd promotional shoot in conjunction with the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home Offer this December. Our offer of £25 for a 1hr shoot and 2 large prints is booking up our New Year fast. Each shoot will see £10 of proceeds donated directly to the EDCH which is one of the countries oldest animal charities. Last year they re-homed 1100 dogs and cats. As you can see from the work they've done with Bobbie here, it's an incredibly worthwhile endeavour. This is one happy Pooch!
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Now here's a lovely couple - Roberta and Jon. They very kindly asked us to shoot their wedding this December and we of course accepted excitedly not just because we would be getting the chance to shoot in The Caves again! No, we were made up by how cat-mad they both are. Katie and I thought there would be no better shooter out there to take their festive themed engagement photos with their beautiful Abyssinian pussycat, Eric.
It's always nice to do an on location shoot with a couple in their home, where they feel at their most comfortable. His and hers slippers, festive jumpers, beautiful christmas trees and little Eric all made this a very relaxed and festive shoot indeed!
Considering they've described their upcoming big day as a festive themed extravaganza we honestly can't wait to shoot with them on the 22nd of this month!
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For the 3rd year running Prestonfiled Hotel has played host to the Bill McLaren Foundation Long Lunch. The foundations joint fundraiser with Edinburgh Accies that it holds annually is from what we've seen a fantastic event promoting rugby union and providing sports opportunities for young people around the world. Some amazing auctions, some silent...some not so silent! :-) A few legendary guest speakers from the world of rugby to boot. The event was generously sponsored by Glengoyne and Pickerings Gin, so a good mood was set from the get-go. I got to meet some absolute childhood heroes including Rory Lawson, Rob Wainwright and Gavin Hastings! And possibly the most impressive climax to a guest speech anywhere ever was had as former New Zealand skipper Sean Fitzpatrick took the whole room and the event staff through a proper Hakka!
Also, we got a sneak peak at the premier of the new Bill McLaren Guinness advert -
Mattephotography was really honoured to be a part of day itself and is very happy to say will be back next year shooting with them again for the next Long Lunch. Plus we'll be shooting with the foundation at their events in the lead up to the 6 nations next year!
Thanks so much to Emma, Linda, Rory and co for involving us. I had a fantastic time and can't wait to meet up again! Definitely taking Katie with me as well! :-)
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We have just had a first for Mattephotography. An engagement/maternity shoot. On Sunday the 23rd of November we popped down to the Royal Botanic Gardens for an engagement shoot with the lovely Louise and Craig. Now since booking Mattephotography for their wedding next May, Louise and Craig have had some wonderful news! They are now expecting their first child. So now we'll have another gorgeous addition to the family shots on the big day! We can't wait to meet the new addition. Spirits thoroughly raised by hot chocolate we took a wee walk around the beautiful botanics and took a few snaps. Possibly the most fun we've had on an engagement outside in ages! The weather stayed the course and we all had a brilliant laugh about organising our own weddings. Katie and I are super excited to see just how glamorous these two are going to be on their wedding day. Very much looking forward to meeting the whole family :-)
BTW - If you get the chance to go to the Botanics this month with your camera, family etc. you should seriously go. It's autumn/winter colours are insanely beautiful!
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