Piping Today Magazine arrived in the post this week. They contacted me shortly after Jamie won the Silver Medal and asked for some images for a story. Jamie’s mom Louise had some photos published too so we’re also pretty excited for her!
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We had some extra time on one of the evenings together in Edinburgh, so we headed toward Arthur’s Seat for some portraits. Who could turn down a hike in your wedding outfits?!
When one of your oldest friends asks you to capture their wedding day, it’s pretty much a no-brainer. Fin and Sarah phoned me after they got engaged and I could hear them working their way up to telling me the news…’You tell her’ (laughter), ‘No, you tell her’ (elbow nudge). I had a pretty good idea what was coming, but I let them break the exciting news on their own time. I spent a week over at their home in Edinburgh, along with the Cutcliffes, and a few surprise guest Cape Breton MacDonalds thrown in for good measure. Every night was a late night, up laughing/singing/dancing/etc. I honestly don’t know of an evening I’ve spent with Fin/Sarah/BJ/Mike over the past 20+ years that’s ended early (in the words of Fin’s mother Maggie on his wedding day (to me), ‘You guys never change when you’re together…you’re just as foolish as you were when you were kids’). I’m so glad that Fin has found and married Sarah…she’s a talented musician, and a wonderful person who’s also hilarious and foolish. I couldn’t be happier for them and look forward to many more future shenanigans!
James and Lisa Laughlin have compiled stories from World Champion Pipers, Drummers, and Drum Majors into a 200 page limited-edition hardcover book. They sent me a list of story contributors for Our Journey asking if I had any related photos. As it turns out, I have quite the collection of images throughout the years (along with images from 11 other contributing photographers). The book was an ambitious undertaking for the Laughlins, and the stories told by each World Champion are truly inspirational. It’s a great time of the year to order one for those hard-to-shop-for Pipe Band folks on your Xmas list!