Scotland elopement photographer

          For lovers of life, light and the great outdoors.

          Hey there, we are Katy & Jim, an award-winning Scotland elopement photographer team. We travel to every corner of Scotland (and beyond) photographing small weddings, elopements and plenty of epic landscapes in between! Our mission is to capture the essence of your special day in the most genuine, heartfelt, and breathtaking way possible, but we’ll also be your partners in planning, helping you to get the most from your experience.

          Think of us as your trusty guides, your enthusiastic cheerleaders, and your adventure buddies, supporting you every step of the way. As you begin a new chapter together amidst epic landscapes, we want you to feel relaxed, to be yourself, and most importantly, to have fun! All the while, we’ll quietly preserve all the raw and poignant moment as they unfold.

          We deeply value connecting with each couple we work with, because your love story is worth celebrating, and we’re eager to be a part of it. So lets get to know each other a little more…

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          Featured elopement guidance

          Find out more about how we can help you plan your ideal elopement adventure in Scotland. As one of Scotland’s leading elopement photographer teams, with over seven years practice and 250+ weddings and elopements worth of experience, we are well placed to help you create and capture your best day. Whether it’s just you two lovers, or you’re bringing a small group of friends and family, we can help.

          Take a look at our guides; browse some of our selected elopements and weddings; find out what we offer; and when you’re ready, drop into our contact form.

          Recent blog posts


          Jaione & Tom | Isle of Skye elopement wedding

          "I can’t recommend The Caryl’s enough. Even before we met them, we were in love with their style but once we met, we instantly knew that it couldn’t be anyone else. They helped us through the whole process, not just with the documents, but giving us several tips and recommendations about accommodation, suppliers and restaurants - and let me tell you, all were perfect! We are not a camera people, always feeling awkward when taking pictures but The day of the elopement they made everything smooth and easy and even if we had the craziest Scottish weather, it was the perfect day! I can’t wait to shoot with you in the future again, guys. Once again, thank you for all your help, support and amazing work."

          Read the full story of their day on our blog.

          Ange & Mark | Isle of Skye Quiraing elopement

          "We contacted Katy and Jim for our elopement photography and knew instantly we wanted them to capture our day. We could tell after speaking with them that not only would they do an amazing job, but they would be a wonderful, safe pair(s) of hands and totally understood what we had envisaged. They are complete professionals, so lovely and down to earth making us feel comfortable, and the work speaks for itself! We couldn’t be happier with how the whole day went and of course how our photos turned out. We consider Katy and Jim friends and would have no hesitation in recommending them to absolutely anyone."

          Read the full story of their day on our blog.

          Christina & Alen | Boho wedding in Big Sur, California

          "The Caryls moody, romantic yet light filled scenic images drew us in. Meeting Katy and Jim via facetime solidified our decision in choosing them to photograph our wedding. We quickly realized these two are the most friendly, talented team. Better yet, they were willing to adventure internationally to shoot our Big Sur Destination wedding, which, in itself, was an amazing gesture. Thanks to Katy and Jim, we not only had the opportunity to hang out with two awesome individuals during our wedding weekend, who were so caring and kind to our family and friends, but we also have the most stunning images and keepsakes to look back on for years. Our friends and family members commented on how friendly and great our photographers were; they definitely were one of the highlights discussed! We highly recommend The Caryls for their professionalism, their ease in making you feel comfortable in front of the camera, for their ability to get the most amazing scenic shots, for their moody and romantic documentary style, and most importantly, for their friendly and easy-going vibe. When we look at our photos, we are immediately taken back to the emotions we felt, as Katy and Jim have the ability to capture that intimacy and those moments so incredibly well."

          Read the full story of their day on our blog.

          Louise & Nathan | Cairngorms elopement

          “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our day so perfectly. We felt really emotional looking back through these images and are in awe of how beautiful they are. We had such a wonderful day, and you both played a really big part in that so again, thank you so much! We couldn’t have wished for anything more for our special day. We’ve decided to throw a small(ish!) party to celebrate with our friends and display some of our gallery. It’s been the hardest decision EVER trying to pick which ones as we don’t have room for them all! But that shows how much we love every single photograph as each tells the story of our perfect day. Everyone we’ve shown is in awe of how amazing they are and we share this each time we look back through! We would love to encourage more people to follow their hearts and elope like we did!”

          Read the full story of their day on our blog.

          Kiela & Derrick | Intimate Scottish Castle Wedding

          "Wow - The Caryls are magic workers! Truly. Hire them, please. You will not regret it! We decided to get married in a Scottish castle with 31 of our closest friends and family. Initially we had talked about eloping in the highlands and I knew that I had to work with The Caryls: I was drawn to every single photo they took! When we decided that a small wedding was better for us, I reached out and was beyond thrilled when they said they were available and happy to work with us! We had a few zoom meetings with Katy and Jim and right away they made us feel at ease! We traveled from Washington State to Scotland, which of course were not without stress. But Katy and Jim helped to keep our stress away! The day of the wedding they were patient, kind, and being around them actually brought a calming sense during such a busy day. They worked so hard and the images they delivered to us brought us both to tears. Looking through them is like reliving the best day of our lives all over again. They truly captured every detail and every emotion we felt that day, in the most amazing way possible. We’re forever thankful for them!"

          Read the full story of their day on our blog.

          Nicole & Henry | Dunottar Castle elopement

          "Words don't do this pair justice! We struggle to stop at calling them our favorite photographers.. as they were much more than that! The Caryls helped us with everything from ceremony location and accommodation recommendations to providing the best nerve-killing giggles on our day. Our photographs are just unreal, they captured every sniffle, laugh and flicker of love in the most poetic and artistic way. We were having a really hard time deciding where to elope when we stumbled upon their website and immediately felt at home. From the very first zoom call to saying goodbye the evening of our wedding, Katy and Jim were an absolute joy to be around!! We really and truly could not recommend them enough. If you want to be completely blown away by the way your day is captured, this is the photography couple of your dreams (they were certainly ours)!"

          Read the full story of their day on our blog.

          Kim & Chrissie | Isle of Skye elopement at Loch Coruisk

          "We are so happy we chose The Caryls to photograph our wedding! Myself and my wife Chrissie opted for a private elopement ceremony up in the Isle of Skye, so we knew that when choosing our photographers they had to be very special. Not only would they be taking precious photos of a very special day, but they were also to be our witnesses and signing some very important papers. From the very start we felt so comfortable with Jim & Katy, and when it came to meeting them the day before our wedding we already felt like good friends! Jim & Katy went above and beyond what we expected. They know Skye extremely well and led us to the most beautiful spots on the island where all these amazing photographs were taken. Getting married at Loch Coruisk in the South of the island was their recommendation as well. We cannot thank them enough for what they have done for us. We felt very special and can only recommend choosing The Caryls to capture your very special day."

          Read the full story of their day on our blog.

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          Features & awards

          Rangefinder Rising Star

          Rangefinder Magazine's Rising Star of Wedding Photography

          We were surprised and delighted that New York Rangefinder Magazine has named us one of its 30 Rising Stars of wedding photography, one of the industry's top awards.