Euphoria Photography - Isle of Skye Wedding Photography, in the Highlands and Islands and throughout Scotland

01 September 2021

Isle of Skye Wedding Proposal Elopement Photographer Elope Propose Photo

This is the moment you have dreamed of.  You're standing with the one you love atop a windswept cliff.  The weight of the little box in your pocket reminds you why your heart is beating so fast. 

You're with the person who knows you inside out.  So they can sense that something special is about to happen, but they can't be completely sure what - until you gently drop to one knee and slowly open the box you've been hiding for months.

They see a sparkle as the ring catches the light - and their breath catches in their throat...

At that moment, your eyes meet and you see surprise, delight and euphoria.

It's a magical moment in everyone's life and marks a special place in your journey together.

As photographers, photographing proposals is one of our favourite assignments. There's nothing like capturing the rapture of the day!

On this page, we've put together some suggestions we hope will be helpful, as well as a list of Skye's iconic locations and our Secret Skye series if you're looking for somewhere more secluded.

Iconic Skye:

Below, we've shared details of Skye's popular beauty spots.  To avoid the majority of the crowds, we recommend either earlier or later in the day and out of the holiday season.  

Neist Point Lighthouse:

Isle of Skye Wedding Proposal Elopement Photographer Elope Propose Photo

The Lighthouse can be found near Glendale.  The walk takes around 45 minutes down a concrete path.  However, if you opt to park in the car park and walk along the coastline, with the Lighthouse as a backdrop, this would save time and still result in impressive views.

It can be very windy, so that might be something to bear in mind.  Wrap up warmly, and perhaps consider tying long hair back so it doesn't get in your eyes.

Fairy Glen:

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It is located very close to Uig, where the ferry goes to the Outer Hebrides.  In winter, the terrain can be slippery with ice.  During summer, however, it's a fairly easy walk to the top.  

The Glen isn't sign-posted from the road so, if you're heading into Uig from Portree, take the road on the right just before the Uig Hotel.  Parking can be very limited.

Old Man of Storr:

Isle of Skye Wedding Proposal Elopement Photographer Elope Propose Photo

Proposing at the foot of the Old Man of Storr would take around a 45-minute long walk up hill, on fairly easy terrain.  It can get muddy and boggy in places, so sensible footwear is advised.  Alternatively, the Old Man himself can provide a dramatic backdrop to your photographs. 

Marco opted to propose to Forest at the Bride's Veil waterfall, so the Old Man was visible but without the long hike!

Secret Skye:

It's a private moment in your lives - so you might want private surroundings.  We've included some location options that are still a fairly easy walk, but not as well known as Skye's famous landmarks.

Brothers' Point:

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Chad proposed to his girlfriend, Jenna, at Brothers' Point - one of Skye's quieter locations.  They were able to get a beautiful, private moment in the awesome surroundings.

You can see our Brothers' Point Virtual Walkthrough here to give you an idea of its location and the terrain.

The Stacks:

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These majestic sea stacks are one of Skye's lesser-known beauty spots.  We can't give away details of its location, but if you'd like to propose here, just drop us a message.  

Dunscaith Castle:

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Based in south Skye, Dunscaith Castle's ruins make for a quieter backdrop for your photographs.  The area is gaining popularity, so don't be surprised if there are a few walkers nearby, but it's definitely not as busy as the iconic Skye locations.  

Ari above especially asked us for quieter locations to propose to his girlfriend, Kayla.  The couple absolutely loved Dunscaith!  

We also wrote a Dunscaith Castle Virtual Walkthrough to give you an idea of the terrain involved.


Here are some helpful tips for planning your Scottish wedding proposal.

1. Communicate with your photographers! Let us know ahead of time where you'd like to go, so we can plan how best to work around the light. During this moment, there will be absolutely no direction or interference from us - so we want to arrange with you ahead of time where to position yourself and the person you're going to propose to.  Just prior to the date of your proposal, we will give you some special tips.  

2. Pick your time of day carefully. Not only will that guarantee the best possible light, it will also ensure that the areas are as quiet as possible. Skye is fortunate to be adored by tourists - but when you're trying to have a quiet, private and romantic moment, you don't necessarily want too many people around. The photograph at the beginning of this blog was taken in July (peak tourist season on the Isle of Skye) in the early evening - and there wasn't a soul to be seen. This is quite rare, but planning your time carefully can make all the difference.

Jason opted to propose to his girlfriend, Sophie, at around six in the morning - to avoid the many visitors that go to Eilean Donan Castle.

Isle of Skye Wedding Proposal Elopement Photographer Elope Propose Photo

3. Relax and enjoy it. While you are proposing, we will be posing as tourists with good cameras, casually taking photographs of the landscape. We've perfected our act over the years (but only after one girl asked her boyfriend if we were stalking them!)

It would definitely be worth sending your chosen photographers a picture of you both beforehand - just on the off chance there happens to be two couples proposing to each other on the same day!

But, after all the planning is done, relax and sink into the spontaneity of the moment. Trust your photographers to capture that moment and focus only on the person you love most.  

Featured Proposals:

We have been honoured to have some of our proposals featured on various proposal blogs.

Eilean Donan Wedding Photographer

How He Asked by The Knot - Jason + Sophie - Eilean Donan Castle Proposal & Engagement Session.  

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How He Asked by The Knot - Yuriy + Anastasia - Sligachan Bridge, Isle Of Skye Proposal & Engagement Session.

Eilean Donan Wedding Photographer

How He Asked by The Knot - Chad + Jenna - Brothers' Point, Isle Of Skye Proposal & Engagement Session.

Isle of Skye Wedding Proposal Photographer

How He Asked - Marc + Robyn - Kilchurn Castle, Proposal & Engagement Session.

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We are available for assignments anywhere in the world, including Iceland, Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Coruisk, Dunvegan Castle, The Quiraing, The Old Man Of Storr, The Fairy Pools, The Fairy Glen, Neist Point Lighthouse, Talisker Bay, Fiscavaig Bay, Glenbrittle Bay, Staffin Beach, Braes, Broadford, Elgol, Sligachan, Staffin, Dunscaith Castle, Duntulm Castle, Castle Moil, Glasgow, Birmingham, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Harris, Isle of North Uist, Isle of South Uist, Isle of Raasay, Isle of Eriskay, Flodigarry Country House Hotel, Duisdale Country House Hotel, Toravaig Hotel, Skeabost Country House Hotel, Cuillin Hills Hotel, Sconser Lodge Hotel,  Kilchurn Castle,  Armadale Castle,


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