Stephen Jolly Photography: Blog en-us Stephen Jolly Photography 2017 (Stephen Jolly Photography) Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:33:00 GMT Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:33:00 GMT Stephen Jolly Photography: Blog 78 120 Christening at Castle Kennedy near Stranraer Inch church Christening -

Last week on a cold January Sunday morning saw the christening of Halle Riley at Inch church near Stranraer followed by a fantastic reception at Wigtownshire Rugby club with friends and family of Halle gathering to celebrate, we captured some nice family formal photographs at the reception.


Christening at Castle Kennedychristening at Inch church Castle KennedyChristening photography near Stranraer.

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Auchenlairie Holiday park - Wedding - Dumfries and Galloway Mr and Mrs Hamilton were married at Auchenlairie holiday park during the winter month of December 2016. The cold day did not deter the young couple from wanting to have some of their wedding photographs taken at the beach situated at the holiday park during the cold winter sunset.

Auchenlairie with its rugged coastline is a fantastic location in Dumfries and Galloway for Wedding photography.


Wedding photography, Auchenlairie.Auchenlairie weddingWedding photography services by SJolly photography based in Wigtownshire.

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Kirkcowan parish church winter wedding. Mr & Mrs Marshall tied the knot at Kirkcowan parish church on the 28th January 2017, though it did appear as though it would rain for the whole of their wedding day the couple were blessed with a sunny afternoon for their winter wedding, it turned out perfect to capture the family formal wedding photographs in the grounds of Creebridge house hotel before the wedding breakfast.

It was an honour to be chosen as wedding photographer for Mr & Mrs Marshall and i wish them both health and happiness for the future.


Dumfries and Galloway is a perfect setting for any wedding even in the winter months.


Creebridge House Hotel.Creebridge House HotelKirkcowan winter wedding, Creebridge House Hotel wedding reception.

Kirkcowan winter wedding, Creebridge house hotel.Mr and Mrs Marshall, Kirkcowan parish church. Stephen Jolly photography based in Wigtownshire.Delightful winter weading at Kirkcowan parish church, followed by a fantastic wedding reception at Creebridge house hotel.

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Outdoor Family portrait session Dumfries and Galloway. Outdoor family portraits


As a photographer i frequently get asked if i have lots of nice pictures of my children. I like to head out for small walks with my children whenever i can and try to capture them as they grow up, they change so fast!

Earlier today while the weather was suitable i headed out for a woodland walk in Newton Stewart with my two boys, We captured a few close up portraits which will make lovely prints for our living room.

Like all young children the key to capturing nice pictures is patience, sometimes lots of it.

Dumfries and Galloway really does have outdoor photo shoot locations in abundance so it is never difficult to choose somewhere to go for a walk and take outdoor family portraits.

Outdoor family portraits photographerOutdoor family portraits photographerOutdoor family portraits taken during a relaxing walk near Newton Stewart. As a photographer it is always nice to get out with my own family and photograph them. Dumfries and Galloway has ideal locations in abundance.

Thanks for looking and if i can be of assistance in capturing your family members portraits outdoors please do get in touch.

At the following link are prices for Outdoor family sessions which typically last around two hours and if you have a preferred location in Dumfries and Galloway i am more than happy to work with you to achieve a nice set of outdoor family portraits.

Stephen Jolly

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Knockinaam Lodge wedding - Wigtownshire I recently had the pleasure of photographing a lovely couple who traveled all the way from Germany to tie the knot at Knockinaam Lodge, which is situated perfectly in deepest Wigtownshire, providing private and uninterrupted special surroundings.

The ceremony was small and intimate, complimented beautifully outdoors in the very well kept gardens of Knockinaam Lodge.

After the wedding ceremony we took some special wedding portraits on the private beach which is situated perfectly at the front of the large gardens of Knockinaam lodge.

A truly magnificent destination for any wedding in South West Scotland.

Highly recommended venue.


SJolly Photography - Knockinaam Lodge weddingSJolly Photography - Knockinaam Lodge weddingI had the pleasure to photograph a couple from Germany who chose their wedding venue to be Knockinaam lodge, after their special ceremony in the beautiful grounds of Knockinaam Lodge we took some wedding portraits on the private beach against the setting sun, a truely fantastic couple and beatiful wedding venue based in wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway. sjollyphotography_Knockinaam (2)sjollyphotography_Knockinaam (2)After their intimate wedding ceremony at Knockinaam Lodge, this delightful couple from Germany who visited Dumfries and Galloway specially to get married enjoyed creating some memories to take home with a small wedding portrait session within the beautiful grounds of Knockinaam Lodge, Wigtownshire.


]]> (Stephen Jolly Photography) Destination wedding Dumfries and Galloway Knockinaam Lodge Scotland Wedding photographer Wedding venue Wigtownshire Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:19:01 GMT
A great resource D&G Online website Checkout the D&G Online website if you are looking to source all manner of services and accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway.


Check out their website to see what Dumfries and Galloway has to offer locals and visitors alike - D&G Online

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Our Wigtownshire launches new website  

"Magazine promoting South West Scotland - its businesses, people, organisations and events." 

Issue 6 Our Wigtownshire magazineIssue 6 Our Wigtownshire magazineIssue 6 Our Wigtownshire - A magazine all about wigtownshire. Designed and published by Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press.


Our Wigtownshire magazine and Facebook page Made in Wigtownshire have now teamed up to help further promote Wigtownshire.

Today, Our Wigtownshire launched their new website you can find the new Our Wigtownshire website at the following link

Issue 9 goes on sale Friday 29th July 2016 at all local stockists.

Our Wigtownshire magazine subscriptions can now be placed here



]]> (Stephen Jolly Photography) Dumfries and Galloway Newton Stewart Our Wigtownshire Stranraer Wigtownshire features local news Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:32:01 GMT
Photobooth - Isle of Whithorn - Dumfries and Galloway Photo booth - Isle of Whithorn - Dumfries and Galloway


I wish to thank Hayley McCrone for inviting me to a special birthday party last night for Alistair dad 70, Gregor son 21, Connor son 16.

It was a privilege to be the photographer at this event for their family, a warm friendly atmosphere added to the fun had by the guests all evening.

We had a blast last night at the Isle of Whithorn village hall.

(If you were in the photo booth at this event please contact Hayley as she now has all the digital files from the photo booth).


Photobooth - Wigtownshire - Dumfries and GallowayPhotobooth - Wigtownshire - Dumfries and GallowaySpecial birthday party photo booth, Isle of Whithorn. Dumfries and Galloway. Stephen Jolly photography, weddings, portraits and events photographer.

If you are looking for a photo booth to hire for your event, contact me to discuss availability and prices.

A perfect addition for weddings and parties.

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Our Wigtownshire cover stars by Stephen Jolly photography Getting up to speed - Our Wigtownshire cover stars by Stephen Jolly photography


While i get this blog updated and up to speed with what it is i do, if you were not already aware Wigtownshire now has a dedicated magazine it is a bi-monthly publication brought to you by Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press.

Our Wigtownshire is for the people of Wigtownshire, it is a lifestyle magazine which features all that is good about this wonderful part of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

The magazine is now currently at issue six and below are three cover star photos taken by me. This is a fresh and exciting new magazine for the local area and i look forwards to taking many more photos for this publication.


Our Wigtownshire magazine issue 1Our Wigtownshire magazine issue 1Issue 1 Our Wigtownshire - A magazine all about wigtownshire. Our Wigtownshire magazine issue 2Our Wigtownshire magazine issue 2Issue 2 Our Wigtownshire - A magazine all about wigtownshire. Designed and published by Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press. Issue 6 Our Wigtownshire magazineIssue 6 Our Wigtownshire magazineIssue 6 Our Wigtownshire - A magazine all about wigtownshire. Designed and published by Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press.


]]> (Stephen Jolly Photography) Cover star Dumfries and Galloway Our Wigtownshire magazine Tue, 08 Mar 2016 01:47:24 GMT
My new wedding photography flyer - Dumfries and Galloway 2016 Wedding photography flyer

Wigtownshire - Stewartry - Dumfriesshire - Annandale


If you are seeking a photographer to cover your wedding in 2016 i do still have a few dates available in my diary so don't hesitate to contact me, last minute bookings are most welcome if i have the date available.

I can cover weddings in the Dumfries and Galloway region. Whether your looking for half day coverage or full days coverage i can offer digital files only packages and also bespoke 30 page albums in either A4 or A3 sizes.

Contact 07800771121 or email me at or just use the contact page on the website.

All the best, Steve


Wedding photography Dumfries and GallowayWedding photography Dumfries and GallowayMy latest flyer advertising wedding photography services, covering Wigtownshire and the Dumfries and Galloway region.



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Galloway pageant photo call Galloway pageant photo call for Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press


Galloway pageant 2016 queen, Bruce hotel, Newton StewartGalloway pageant 2016 queen(Left) Molly Dalrymple - Queen of Galloway 2016 with her chief maid Keryn Stevenson. (Left) Molly Dalrymple - Queen of Galloway 2016 with her chief maid Keryn Stevenson.


The queen of Galloway for the 2016 pageant was selected on 29th February 2016.

I received an email from the Stranraer and wigtownshire Free Press editor to take a photograph

of the newly elected queen for use in the newspaper to be printed 3rd March 2016.

This photograph was taken at Bruce hotel, newton Stewart.

I look forwards to catching up with the pageant in Newton Stewart this summer for lots more photographs.


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