Destination wedding photography Scotland

It may have something to do with us being a Scots-Canadian couple, but we love photographing destination weddings here in Scotland – seeing the country through the eyes of first-time visitors is always wonderful! So many of the weddings we shoot have an international flavour to them, and we love getting to see how different cultures celebrate –  Scottish traditions seem to combine with other customs so very well!

So whether you’re planning a pier jump in St Andrews, Italian opera singing, a traditional Persian wedding, a Chinese tea ceremony – or something else entirely! – we’d love to hear all about your plans! You can reach us on info@elementalphoto.co.uk

C&J x

 

 

Elopement wedding photography Scotland

We absolutely love the outdoors and are always up for putting on our hiking boots to hit up incredible locations for photos. If you’re eloping to be married in the Scottish hills, on a white sands beach or perhaps in Edinburgh, then we’d love to hear from you! You can pop us an email on info@elementalphoto.co.uk

C&J x

Northern Lights over the Scottish Highlands

We’ve been really lucking out with the Northern Lights lately – we were treated to an amazing  show as the clock struck midnight at New Year and again on Mother’s Day (the perfect present to go with the celebratory glass of wine I was having at the time!). It’s definitely a big plus of country living – although we are missing good coffee something fierce (if only flat whites could be delivered…).

One of the most incredible moments of last year was driving up the A9 after visiting the Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry (which we can highly recommend if you haven’t been before!), and having to pull over because the aurora was so distracting. A great problem to have! On the way, I had joked that it would be a brilliant way to end the night if we got to see the Northern Lights. Hearing the stags rutting in the hills at the same time was absolutely magical.

C x

Mel & Chris – Engagement shoot, The Trossachs, Scotland

Seeing as it’s #ThrowbackThursday, we thought it was the perfect time to look back at this e-shoot we did at the end of last summer with the winners of the We Fell In Love wedding competition, Mel & Chris. It was one of those gorgeous long Scottish nights, and we were extra lucky in that Mel & Chris were more than happy to let us suggest locations for the shoot. The Trossachs is one of our favourite places – from lochs to mountains, it has a bit of everything we love most about Scotland (and a few midges too, but you can’t have it all!). We also thought it would make a perfect contrast to their wedding at Hopetoun House, a magnificent stately home just outside Edinburgh.

We absolutely love engagement shoots – not only do we have more time than on a wedding day to visit amazing locations like this and get extra creative, but it also allows us all to get to know each other a little better, and for the banter to really flow. Even the most nervous in front of a camera tend to relax after these shoots, knowing that our photography style is really relaxed and painless to be on the other end of!

We’ve got some incredible locations on our wish list for this year, so just hit us up with an email if you’d like more details on booking an engagement or couple shoot. They’re also a great way to celebrate an anniversary too!

C&J x

 

 

Jennifer & Kevin’s wedding at Dalhousie Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

While everyone else is desperate for spring to arrive, we’re still chasing winter (it must be the Canadian influence!). So it was an absolute treat to photograph Jen & Kevin’s very white wedding at Dalhousie Castle a few weeks back.

The day began with sunshine and a sprinkling of snow and, as if that wasn’t magical enough, snowflakes began to fall during the photo session too – so romantic! Add in a wonderful ceremony, with a very special delivery of the rings, a very fun bunch of family & friends, a whole lot of love & laughter, and a brilliant party, and it was an all round beautiful day.

Jen & Kevin – Thanks for welcoming us into your wedding day and for being totally up for those chilly outdoor photos. So worth the goosebumps!

Christina & Jay x

Suppliers:

Venue – Dalhousie Castle, near Edinburgh, Scotland
Hair – Gwen Avinou of McKenzie Hair Design
Makeup – EyeCandy
Humanist Celebrant – Martin Turner
Flowers – The Bride
Wedding dress – Elderberry Brides; Shoes – New Look; Accessories – Jon Richards
Cake – Mary Ramsay (family friend)
Music & Entertainment – Aurora Wedding Band
Photographer – Elemental Photography

Michelle - April 26, 2016 - 11:48 am

Amazing location complemented with beautiful images.

Adams - March 9, 2016 - 9:19 am

Great photos ! You don’t get snow very often on the UK – well done !