Elopement Photographer in Scotland
As well as photographing 40 to 50 regular-sized weddings every year, with all the bells and whistles you can think of, each year I am also asked to photograph more and more elopements and small weddings (now called Micro Weddings because it sounds cooler perhaps). Being an elopement photographer in Scotland is brilliant – it’s the perfect place to elope to with countless remote beaches and windswept castles to choose from!
In it’s literal sense I guess an elopement would be two people running away to get married but, in reality, it isn’t really like that at all. If the elopements I’ve photographed in the past are anything to go by then it is more the case that the couple just want something more intimate, romantic and more focussed on the love two people have for one another. Sometimes it is just the happy couple, and other times perhaps one or two good friends and family will be there too (that’s where micro weddings come in) but, as I see it, an elopement is just a very tiny wedding where you can completely enjoy getting married to one other without any unnecessary fuss and expense. There is a little blog post all about the advantages of small weddings and elopements here.
You will hopefully have seen from my website that my style of photography is pretty relaxed and informal and this suits elopements perfectly. As a photographer I always thoroughly enjoy documenting your day for you, however short. As you aren’t tied down to choosing a venue that can accommodate a large number of guests many of my clients choose to have their ceremonies in more unusual places, making the most of the wonderful locations and scenery that Scotland has to offer.
I have absolutely no problem at all travelling to an out of the way venue, perhaps in Glencoe, Argyll or the Highlands, and always look forward to visiting somewhere new. In fact, the further away the better – as you can see from my other website I love any opportunity to travel. I also love the great outdoors and am really happy to walk up a hill to get to the perfect location with you.
What if you aren’t familiar with Scotland or you are too far away to plan your elopement easily? Well, I can help with that. After living and photographing in Scotland for nearly 20 years I have a black book bursting with the names of great suppliers that would love to work with you. I have travelled the length of our beautiful country from top to bottom and know some amazing places for you to consider for your elopement ceremony and photographs. Why not let me use my experience to help you put together a little wedding that you will remember forever.
More recently I have teamed up with an amazing Humanist celebrant called Paula to form a little elopement collective called Bog Cotton Scottish Elopements. Paula is based in Arisaig and has a wealth of knowledge on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands and also the Scottish marriage system to help you plan your wedding whether you are from the UK or, as we are finding more and more these days, from the USA and Canada.
Engagement or pre-wedding sessions are also very similar to elopements, only without a wedding ceremony. Just two people, a nice location and a lot of love. You can see a great example of one here https://www.silverphotography.co.uk/glencoe-engagement-photoshoot/
If you are looking for an elopement photographer in Scotland who will record your elopement or small wedding for you with the minimum of fuss please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be delighted to help.
Incidentally, if you enjoy the photofilm below then you might like to take a look at this gorgeous elopement on a beach in Arisaig and this tiny wedding at Culzean Castle on the coast of Ayrshire.