BASIC FAQs


      WHAT NOW?


      We are currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. But we enjoy exploring further afield too!
      Just let us know where you need us!


      Don’t worry! Our style is very laid back and casual. We will be capturing the day as it unfolds in an observational fashion. Every couple you see on our website and Instagram is a real couple, a real wedding. Almost all of them were worried about being awkward on camera, but on the day they were too busy having fun! We're very experienced at putting couples at ease—simply letting you be you. Read our testimonials for more about this.


      Yes, we love to travel. Destination quotes for Europe are inclusive of all travel charges (air fare, accommodation, etc). For anywhere else in the world drop us a line and we can give you a custom quote.


      Yes we do, whether you're planning to get married or not! If you are booking us for your wedding, a couple shoot is a chance for us to get to know you—and for you to get to know us—ahead of your wedding.


      We primarily shoot elopements and intimate weddings up to 30 people, but we love all sorts of other wedding sizes. We have many years experience shooting large weddings and enjoy these particularly when they take us somewhere new. Just get in touch as we're happy to discuss.


      We do take a small number family group photos and have a bit of fun with them. However, we try to limit these because we find that the most memorable images come from relaxed, spontaneous moments.


      Every wedding is different, so please contact us and we’ll send you a brochure with prices and more information.


      We deliver between 350–500+ images for a full-day wedding, depending on the size and setting of your day.


      Absolutely. You will get high-resolution print-ready images and web-optimised images to share with your friends and family. These are all provided via our a user-friendly gallery platform, allowing you to curate, share and/or purchase a variety of different ways to print your images.


      You can expect to receive your photos in 6–8 weeks.


      We offer high quality fine art print albums as an extra service, produced via our partners QT Albums. These can be ordered through our online gallery platform. We also offer a bespoke album option, which we curate and design just for you. This is available at the time of booking, or any time up to your wedding date. Ask us for more details.


      We have years of experience helping couples to craft their elopement experience—it's part of why we were among the first photographers to publish extensive guides on eloping in Scotland. We can assist you to plan your day and provide recommendations places to stay, celebrants and other amazing suppliers we've worked with and love. We also know how different locations change throughout the year, in particular with the light and flora, so can guide you on the best places to be. Please talk to us and see what we can do together ;-)


      Send us a message via our contact form and we can check our availability. From there we can arrange to either chat in person over coffee, or online via Zoom, and give you more info on our approach.


      Yes! We love getting to know you in advance. It’s important to make sure that we’re all going to get along, and that our style and approach is going to be the right fit for you.


      Sometimes you will never know
      the value of a moment,
      until it becomes a memory.

      – Dr Seuse


      Features & awards


      Melissa & Luke | Scottish elopement in the Cairngorms

      "When we decided to get married outside in Scottish winter we didn't know what we might be letting ourselves in for. We loved the idea of eloping but didn't really know if we were just being crazy. When we spoke to Katy & Jim about our plans we were instantly put at ease. The Caryls have done this before and they were helpful in suggesting locations and timings for our ceremony that would both photograph well and also be practical on the day. When we got off the phone to them, we immediately started to get excited. Our elopement was small and with so few guests we thought the value of having really good photographs as a lasting memory of our day was essential. The Caryls images have a beautiful, wild, almost ethereal feel to them that is both artistic and documentary. If you're thinking about an outdoorsy elopement Katy & Jim are two of the best. They are professional, experienced, and take wonderful photos. Beyond that, they were a pleasure to have around on our special day and we highly recommend them."

      Read the full story of their day on our blog.

      Cristine & Alex | Scottish elopement on the Isle of Mull

      "The Caryls are the best photographers in the United Kingdom! A wedding abroad is always a challenge and finding photographers is a crucial point of preparations. We considered a lot of candidates, but finally stopped at the Caryls. And never regret about our choice. From the earliest stages of preparations they provided us support and assistance with the ceremony site selection, legal and financial formalities. We’ve been constantly in touch and they were ready to reply any question. Jim and Katy assisted us a lot with organization of the whole day, gave us precious advises and were very attentive to details. We felt this support both during wedding preparations and on the wedding day, and even after it. Indeed, in the very beginning we felt it as an incredibly crazy adventure and till the very last moment everything seemed unreal. But in the end this day has become one of the best one in our lives. The Caryls have not only been our photographers and witnesses, they’ve become our friends and we would be happy to stay in touch with them."

      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.

      Adriana & Neil | Scottish Highland castle wedding

      “The Caryls are the loveliest couple and amazing photographers! They captured so many special moments on the day that I either hadn’t been able to see first hand or had forgotten! We hired them because we had seen the photos they had taken for friends of ours and absolutely loved how they captured them. We would 100000% recommend them to others—you will not be disappointed!! They specialize in elopements out in the wild but don’t hesitate to hire them for something more traditional! Our wedding was somewhere between traditional and not so traditional and they just captured everything so beautifully. On the day, they made us feel so relaxed and they almost just blended into the background. Not intrusive or demanding, they just let us be and captured the day as it unfolded. They whisked us away for a romantic quiet session in the woods right after we were married, and it was so special to have that time together. I will cherish that moment and those photos forever. Can not recommend them enough!”

      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.

      Lauren & Mat | Scottish elopement in the Cairngorms

      "We cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you both did. We absolutely loved going through them and reliving every moment of the day! Our families were so thrilled with the photos, and said that it felt like they were there - which was exactly what we were hoping for. We’ve shared a selection with quite a few of our friends and absolutely everyone has been blown away by the beauty that you managed to capture - at least one person even said the pictures moved them to tears! Honestly, you did such a perfect job and we are so grateful to have had you there with us :) THANK YOU!!"

      Read the full story of their day on our blog.

      Morgan & Stew | Alternative wedding in Edinburgh

      "We were so lucky to have this powerhouse capture our wedding day. The photos they created are now among some of our most treasured possessions. They were regularly in touch with us in the lead up, getting to know us and making sure they had all the information we wanted them to. It was obvious they wanted us to feel they had our backs which we appreciated immensely. Their directions and staging were subtle but clear and concise, they kept everyone at ease. They let the day happen around them, and captured what went on around them, without disruption or intrusion. Their presence on the day and into the evening was calm, collected, loving and considerate. We didn't want to say goodbye! We will be forever grateful they were a part of one of the most important days of our lives - it wouldn't have been the same without them."

      Annie & Jonny | Glencoe engagement shoot

      "Describing Katy and Jim as two wonderfully talented photographers, whilst absolutely true, still doesn't seem to do this couple justice. There's more to it than that. Through their wonderful passion and incredible skills behind the camera, they are able to create images which capture the most intimate feelings between people, and I never knew that was possible. They have this fantastic ability to put people at ease, and create a light, natural atmosphere... never once feeling staged or uncomfortable. Combine this with their love of the Scottish wilderness, and you've got a formidable combination. Myself and my fiancé Jonny have been lucky enough to experience two photoshoots with The Caryls, and both times we have been so deeply touched by the magical images which have resulted. It's one thing to love a person, but it's another thing entirely to have the very essence of that love (a look, a laugh, a brush of the hand through the hair), crystallised forever in a photograph. I will be forever grateful that we met Katy and Jim, and for the photos which we will love for a lifetime."

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