Elopement Photographer in Scotland
Being an elopement photographer in Scotland is simply amazing and I absolutely love every single one of the gorgeous little elopements and tiny weddings that I am asked to photograph throughout our stunning Scottish wilderness. Although I still photograph a few bigger weddings, I find these days that more and more of my couples are keen to get out to the remote beaches and windswept castles of Scotland and enjoy an intimate wedding celebration as a couple.
Having been an elopement photographer in Scotland for many years now I have gained huge amounts of experience photographing little weddings in all locations (and all weathers – this is Scotland after all) and I know some pretty amazing spots for your ceremony and photographs (and they aren’t all in Glencoe either).
So, What is an Elopement?
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.
How I Will Work With You to Photograph Your Scottish Elopement.
You will hopefully have seen from my website that my style of photography is pretty relaxed and informal and suits laid-back elopers perfectly. You have already decided to ditch the massive wedding so there’s definitely no need to bring all the stress of that with you now. Leave your worries at home and come and make some beautiful memories here in the Scottish landscape. I am more than happy to advise you about timings, hidden locations and great suppliers. You might also like to have a read through my 7 Tips to help you make the most out of your Scottish elopement.
Glencoe is so trendy right now, but there are heaps of other stunning locations too, and I can help you find one. 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.
I Don’t Live in Scotland, Can You Help Me Plan My Elopement?
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.