Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Photographer

Congratulations – David & Tamsin McLernon

I have been sooooooo excited about getting these pics edited and posted on my blog so that I can share some of the whacky stuff we got up to on Saturday at David and Tamsin’s gorgeous wedding.  I loved the attention to detail these two went to in order to make their day so special and I felt excited to be a part of it. I’m not saying it was easy  lol……… lugging about a red wooden door and panicking that my “Just Married” sign would be here in time (arriving the day before) even though it was ordered a month prior to the wedding!!!  Thankfully it all came together just perfectly and I hope that David and Tamsin are as delighted with their photographs as I am.

I encourage all couples to do their own research as to what they want captured on their special day.  Tamsin had this fab book that she had stuck everything into and kept me in the loop of colours, what she liked and didn’t like, clothing styles etc which helped me get a better picture of the end result which I feel really does represent their wonderful wedding.

Here are just a very few of MY favourite images, god knows how I’m going to whittle down the rest!


OMG it’s October already! Get your Christmas Shoot booked now!

Where on earth has the time gone?

I’ve been meaning to upload some of the shoots I’ve been doing lately but as usual I’ve fell way behind mainly due to the hecticness of trying to finish off my studio, which is well under way and looking good.  I’m super excited and can’t wait to share some pics with you.

If your like me and thinking about Christmas already and what to get the parents/Granny’s and Grandas for Christmas why not book a session with Amara Ritchie Photography and pop a lovely pic in as a Christmas gift!  Dates are filling up rather quickly so if your thinking about it – book now to be guaranteed Christmas delivery.

I’ve included a few shots of a gorgeous 8 month old baby girl called Lily who had the biggest eyes I have ever seen.

Sorry for any delays

Thought I should update on my blog about any delays on orders or correspondence. I unfortunately landed in hospital for a couple of days this week and just got out late this afternoon (Wed 22nd Sept).  I’ll try and email everyone and keep you all posted and will do my very best to double speed everything through.  Once agin sorry for any incovenience.


Oh to be 21 AGAIN!

I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful girl called Sarah today who was given a photoshoot as a gift for her 21st from her parents.  (Pretty cool parents if you ask me).  We decided on a nice hotel Meldrum House which is absolutely stunning.  I wanted to share a couple of images from todays shoot with you, I really didn’t have to edit much at all as Sarah has the most gorgeous skin and pretty face that I could have uploaded them straight from the camera.

Sarah has kindly let me share these images with you and if I looked as good as her I’d want them plastered all over the place lol!!

I have so many other shoots to share with you that I’ve done over the past few days and weeks that I hope to eventually get round to uploading and updating my site and blog.  For now though I’ve been concentrating on my studio (which is almost there) even though I haven’t done much work.  It’s all thanks to my gorgeous husband and his friends.  You see – men do come in useful sometimes 😉

So, have a great weekend everyone and if you fancy booking a boudoir shoot for yourself or guys if you want to book one for your pretty lady as a surprise, give me a shout for some more details.

New Props

If there is anything I love about photographing children it’s all the fun and funky props that I’m forever searching for.  However, I discovered I spent a small fortune buying props!!!!    I like to make sure that every session doesn’t look the same and that I can offer my clients something that nobody else has.  I know it’s not always possible but I DO try.  I’ve seen me drag my mum to car boot sales, hobbey craft shops and thrift shops lol in the search for that treasure prop.  I bought two knitting books the other day determined to knit these cute little pants.  After spending a whole day, knitting and unknitting and knitting and unknitting I gave up, popper the needles and wool in a bag along with the book and gave it to my Granny.  I’m determined to try it again but I so desperealtely want these little pants for my next baby session.

Anyway just wanted to share a few of my recent props with you all.

3 Weeks and counting ……….

Today I photographed my gorgeous friend Natalie who has only 3 weeks left till baby is due, yep that’s right 3 weeks left! She walked into my house today wearing a gorgeous “non maternity maxi dress” and cool denim jacket looking not pregnant!! I think I said something along the lines of “where’s the bump”? She is so tiny and as I remember back to when she was pregnant first time round with her son Mikey she was exactly the same then! Some people are so lucky. Not only is she pregnant and gorgeous, she’s one of the nicest people I have ever met and I love her loads, she’s my drinking buddy too ha ha! Anyway, I wanted to share a few of the shots from today. I will be uploading some more on my site very soon.

So for all you pregnant ladies out there, who want to remember how beautiful you look when your pregnant……… call me 😉

Aswanley Estate Wedding

On Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Katrina and Michael on the stunning grounds of Aswanley Estate

I would highly recommend this place to any couple who are looking to decorate things to their taste.  It has beautiful stables with a lake and lots of  old buildings round about it.

Little Katie looked gorgeous in her red dress and is so photogenic I could have kidnapped her


The happy couple

Much Cuuuuteness!

Well after posting on my Facebook page and blog for a newborn baby girl I had the pleasure of stealing this gorgeous little thing.  Little Sophie was super cute and so good – well apart from peeing all over me but I suppose that comes with the job ;-).

There were a couple of props I wanted to try out, one being a saddle which didn’t quite work out as I had hoped but I will persevere till I get it the way I want.  I also loved using this gorgeous dogs bed made by a very talented friend of mine Sirah Parks.  Thought I would share a couple of pics with you, so here are some of my faves:

WANTED – 1-10 day old baby girl with hair!!

Yes I know it’s a little random title for a blog post but I wanted to be pretty specific about what I want lol.

As much as I love what I do sometimes time doesn’t allow me to photograph what I want to and the best way to go about that is to advertise  a free sitting.

I’m looking to photograph a baby girl within 10 days old with a mass of dark hair wearing a range of props that I have.  If you are keen to have your baby girl photographed in exchange for some free images please free to contact me and I will explain in more detail.

Summer Weddings

It’s been a good wee while since I updated the blog but I seem to have got myself in a wee tiz between weddings, portrait shoots, and buying clothes for our family holiday!  Now that the school holidays are just around the corner and I’m beginning to feel organised I want to share two of the weddings I shot this past couple of weekends.  Both brides were absolutely gorgeous as were the locations…… Pittodrie House Hotel where Alison and Kris got married.  Clair and Jim got married at Newhills Church, followed by some picture taking at Stoneywood House which is ABSOLUTELY stunning and then onto the Airport Thistle in Dyce. Both weddings were gorgeous days even though Karen (my assistant photographer) and I were attacked by mosquitos or beasties of some description at Pittodrie.  I woke up the next day covered in little bites euchhhh!

Anyway here are some of the images I shot:

These first batch are of Alison and Kris Pittman

Congratulations also to Clair and Jim Burbridge