We may be biased, being photographers based in Scotland, but we truly believe that Scotland is one of the most romantic locations in the UK (if not the world!) for engagement photos – or even a surprise engagement proposal?! What could be better than celebrating your love amidst the Scottish Highlands! Being big nature lovers, Fern and Finlay chose Glencoe for their couples shoot. It’s a spectacular place that looks awesome in all weather and at any time of year.
Fern particularly loves the Scottish Highlands in winter, when snow clings to the mountain tops. So, one crisp, bright January day, we met Fern and Finlay at The Kingshouse Hotel in the centre of the Glencoe Valley, for coffee and a chat, before heading-out into the hills to explore and take some relaxed and spontaneous photos along the way. We always like to spend some time getting to know couples a little better before we take our cameras out. Partly because we really enjoy hearing each couple’s story, and partly because we find that it helps us to capture more relaxed and natural photographs if we have spent a bit of time together, easing into each other’s company before we start a photo session.
Fern is from Australia, Finlay is from the North of Scotland. They initially met while they were both working in Edinburgh, but they have made their home by the sea in a peaceful village in the north-west of Scotland where Finlay’s family is from. They loved the idea of a simple life, filled with beach walks, surfing, cycling and sea swims with their two dogs. We love capturing couples amidst the beauty of the Scottish landscape. Not only is it an awe inspiring place to be, but we find that couples often feel more free to be themselves when they’re away from it all – just them and the mountains – without lots of other people looking-on. It’s an opportunity for you to connect with each other, and for us to capture your unique and special connection on camera.
An engagement shoot is a great way to celebrate this special moment in your lives. It’s a chance for you both to connect on a personal level with the photographer who will later be photographing your wedding. Think of it as a dress rehearsal for the big day itself—it’s a chance for you to get used to being in front of their cameras, to get used to their way of working, and also to bond with them. This way your photographers arrive at your wedding day as friends, rather than ‘just the photographers’.
“Thank you so, so much for the photos! We absolutely love them. We will sit down tonight and pick out all our favourites! We’re so, so happy with how they turned out. We found the shoot super-helpful! We also can’t wait for the wedding!” Fern & Finlay, Scotland engagement photos in Glencoe.
If this story has inspired you to plan your own Scottish elopement wedding, do get in touch! We would love to help you to plan a unique and special Scotland elopement day all of your own.