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2019 - A Magical Year For Isle Of Skye Elopement Photographers
06 January 2020

Quiraing Loch Coruisk Fairy Glen Pools Dunscaith Duntulm Dunvegan Eilean Donan Castle Old Man of Storr Isle of Skye Elopement Wedding Photography Photographer Photo

Rainbows cutting through a moody sky at Elgol, a Game of Thrones engagement shoot at a ruined castle, a romantic proposal in the wettest weather ever...

It's been a year of adventures.  Join us as we relive them all.

One of our favourite shoots this year was our Game of Thrones-themed engagement shoot with our gorgeous couple below.

We visited ruined Armadale Castle in the south end of Skye and it was the perfect, dramatic setting.

Quiraing Loch Coruisk Fairy Glen Pools Dunscaith Duntulm Dunvegan Eilean Donan Castle Old Man of Storr Isle of Skye Elopement Wedding Photography Photographer Photo

Our first elopement of the year took us to Eilean Donan Castle on a crisp February day.  The light was perfect for shooting and the tranquil winter air meant reflections galore!

Quiraing Loch Coruisk Fairy Glen Pools Dunscaith Duntulm Dunvegan Eilean Donan Castle Old Man of Storr Isle of Skye Elopement Wedding Photography Photographer Photo

This year has seen us head to so many different Skye locations, including the Fairy Glen below.

Quiraing Loch Coruisk Fairy Glen Pools Dunscaith Duntulm Dunvegan Eilean Donan Castle Old Man of Storr Isle of Skye Elopement Wedding Photography Photographer Photo

We had the honour of shooting one of the first clan weddings at Dunvegan Castle in many years.  

Quiraing Loch Coruisk Fairy Glen Pools Dunscaith Duntulm Dunvegan Eilean Donan Castle Old Man of Storr Isle of Skye Elopement Wedding Photography Photographer Photo

The buffet-style meal made for some gorgeous detail photographs.

Quiraing Loch Coruisk Fairy Glen Pools Dunscaith Duntulm Dunvegan Eilean Donan Castle Old Man of Storr Isle of Skye Elopement Wedding Photography Photographer Photo

People often ask us what they can expect of Skye's weather in a particular month - and the answer could be anything and it could all change within minutes!

Quiraing Loch Coruisk Fairy Glen Pools Dunscaith Duntulm Dunvegan Eilean Donan Castle Old Man of Storr Isle of Skye Elopement Wedding Photography Photographer Photo

Often, minimal crops can be very effective in creating striking images.  (And showing off a cloudless blue sky too!)

Quiraing Loch Coruisk Fairy Glen Pools Dunscaith Duntulm Dunvegan Eilean Donan Castle Old Man of Storr Isle of Skye Elopement Wedding Photography Photographer Photo

We've shot a record number of proposals this year - and each one is totally magical!  

We'll never forget this one, as cunning Matt told his girlfriend, Minjel, a fantastic cover story to explain why we were going to appear with our cameras!

This involved us posing as interviewers from a university!

Quiraing Loch Coruisk Fairy Glen Pools Dunscaith Duntulm Dunvegan Eilean Donan Castle Old Man of Storr Isle of Skye Elopement Wedding Photography Photographer Photo

This image conjures up all the joy immediately after a wedding.  I love the inclusion of the wee coastguard helicopter as well!

Storm blows in – new updates The Met Office has this morning (Monday January 6th) issued a renewed warning as strong winds sweep across the isles from the south-west. The yellow ‘be aware’ warning has been updated to show an increased likelihood of disruption across the islands and the west coast of Scotland, with impacts such as short-term loss of power now ‘very likely’ between 5am and 9pm tomorrow (Tuesday). CalMac is showing disruption on all routes to and between the Western Isles, with today’s Oban Castlebay service cancelled and tomorrow’s liable to disruption, while the Sound of Barra service is to set out from Ardmhor at 11.10, remaining subject to review before returning from Eriskay. Services on the Sound of Harris and between Uig and Tarbert remain liable to disruption, and this morning’s sailings between Stornoway and Ullapool have been cancelled, as have all tomorrow’s services. A return sailing between Stornoway and Ullapool is expected to run during a lull in the weather this afternoon. Loganair has not cancelled any services for tomorrow, but has nevertheless offered travellers due to fly on Tuesday the option of changing their plans and re-booking for a different date.

This was the wettest wedding proposal we have ever photographed!  

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Engagement Proposal Scotland Photographer Photo

We had a blast photographing a couple of funky, themed elopements this year.  William and Lenka below had a Pokemon-themed elopement, which was really cool to capture.

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Engagement Proposal Scotland Photographer Photo

2019 saw us strictly limit ourselves to shooting only proposals, elopements, engagements, anniversary shoots - but especially focusing on occasions with just the couple in attendance.  

Every so often, we occasionally make an exception - but this decision really helps us get creative with our adventurous couples.

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Engagement Proposal Scotland Photographer Photo

Farquhar and Shona's wedding was one of the few exceptions to the intimate wedding rule this year. 

They were married at the Cuillin Hills Hotel - always a favourite place to work.

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photo

Another of our 2019 favourite shoots was with our gorgeous couple below from Germany.  Both of them are professional dancers and love all things creative - so we had a great deal of fun collaborating together at the Fairy Pools.

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photo

Brothers' Point is one of Skye's lesser-known locations and, as such, is a perfect place for romantic proposals.

2018 - A Magical Year For Isle Of Skye Elopement Photographers 

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photo

2019 saw us head to Duntulm Castle for the first time.  Susann and Gunnar came to Skye all the way from Germany and were inspired to have an outdoor ceremony after reading our Let's Elope! page!

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photo

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Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

We also headed to Kinloch Lodge for the very first time as wedding photographers.  The hotel staff are so lovely and the interior is fabulous for photographs.

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

With Skye weather often being unpredictable, we like to travel with a good range of lights and equipment for indoor shooting.  Often, we are at our most creative using dramatic lighting inside - so wedding day weather doesn't need to affect the quality of the final images.

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

After all, where else will you find such glorious fairy lights?

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

And, if you can't decide if you prefer indoors or outdoors photography, Norma has the solution with a creative image shot entirely in camera.

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

We also shot a romantic proposal at Dunvegan Castle - what a setting for a newly-engaged couple!

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

Who says brides have to wear white?  Andrea, below, wore a striking black velvet cloak and she looked radient.

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

Ari proposed to his girlfriend, Kayla, with one of Skye's most dramatic settings in the background - Dunscaith Castle!

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

After the proposal, we always stay for some photographs so the couple have a little engagement session to show their family and friends.  

Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer Photo

Harsh shadows can often be a bad thing during shoots - but in this instance, they make the shot.  I really wanted to recreate a pin-up style shadow, but keep the focus on Thomas as he looks appreciatively at his wife, Hailey.  

I couldn't be happier with how this works out and it's one of my most creative images this year.

Celtic Connections local talent

This year, our gorgeous bride, Jessie, showed off her adventurous, tree-climbing side!  Our perfect kind of client!

Celtic Connections local talent

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Audra and Jack contacted us last minute as their photographer had let them down.  

We were so glad to get to work with this lovely couple on their Fairy Glen elopement.

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Loch Coruisk is one of Skye's most romantic locations.  It's only accessible by boat, which means a relaxed trip over with either Misty Isle Boat Trips or Bella Jane Boat Trips.

Once there, you'll fall in love with the loch's tranquility - a perfect setting to make wedding vows.

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Let's not forget the wedding detail shots!  All the little things that tell the story of your day, whether it's a Hopeless Romantic leather jacket, wedding rings, flowers or anything else that's important to you, it gets photographed!

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

We get to work with so many talented and creative professionals in the wedding industry.  

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Whether you're celebrants, pipers, musicians, florists, make up artists, hairdressers, videographers, drivers, boat tour companies or anyone else, thank you for making our 2019 wedding season so special!

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

This image was taken at the end of the shoot.  We were all soaked to our underwear.

I turned to the couple and said: "How wet are you?"

"Very," they replied.

"Can you get any wetter?" I asked.

"No."

"Would you be willing to lie on the ground then?"

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Proposal Engagement Eilean Donan Castle Elopement Wedding photographer photo

Thank you to all our 2019 couples.  Thank you to all the brilliant wedding professionals we've met and worked with.

Bring on the 2020 weddings!

 


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