Wild and romantic adventure elopement and wedding photography on the Isle of Skye For those who adventure

Wild and romantic Isle of Skye, Scotland elopement and wedding photography for those who adventure.

Hello. I'm Rosie.. Elope to Skye with me.

 

If you hate having your photograph taken and love the Isle of Skye and it's unrivalled natural beauty - I'm the photographer for you..

 

A passionate Isle of Skye Elopement and Wedding photographer I love to photograph elopements and small intimate weddings and I can truly think of nowhere more beautiful for your elopement wedding than the Isle of Skye. Creating and documenting images of your day in our big beautiful landscape makes mine, quite simply, my dream job.

 

I grew up on the island and now raise my family here. I have been photographing our outstanding scenery all my days and I'll help you explore the hidden, quiet corners of Skye.

 

To chat about your Isle of Skye elopement please do fill in some brief details on the contact page and I'll get straight back to you.

A florist’s tale – Wild Gorse – Highland Flower School

Wild Gorse Highland Flower School

Telling a florist’s tale at Wild Gorse and the story of the day of their Professional Course installation was one of those gifts of day that I love to photograph.. Both the people and the floral works brought so much joy and creativity to the day.

Wild Gorse Floral installation and students

Wild Gorse is a floral studio in the Scottish Highlands with a creative twist utilising foraged and locally sourced materials to produce wedding floristry and installations that are immediately identifiable as the work of Julia’s studio. The Highland Floral School at her Belladrum studio crafts 6 month professional floristry courses which nurture and develop students artisrty. I spent the day with Julia and the professional students documenting their large installation day – and simply revelling in their company, creativity and the glorious plants and flowers woven into their vision. It was nothing short of a photographer’s dream.

Installation day

We began the day with tea and chat and planning and selecting seasonal flowers. Next the flowers were piled into what became the most beautiful truck in Scotland for the day! After several hours of hard work from the students a gorgeous rustic barn on the Belladrum Estate (more often filled with cocktails and beers at festival time) was transformed into a dream space. Scroll through the beautiful images to see the final realisation of the students visions.

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    Isle of Skye wedding and elopement photography 2021

    Isle of Skye wedding and elopement photography Scotland 2021

    Elope to the Isle of Skye

    The joy of reflecting back on the varied Isle of Skye weddings, elopements and family photography during 2021 has cast aside January’s notorious blue Monday. Isle of Skye wedding and elopement photography 2021

    2021 you were something else. Wild, wonderful and really quite wilfull at times. There were weddings, elopements, fun families, remote shoots, whisky , even royalty… and I loved every flipping moment. Thank you to everyone who was part of this amazing year..

    A passionate and experienced Isle of Skye Elopement and wedding photographer I love to photograph elopements and  small intimate weddings and I can truly think of nowhere more beautiful for your elopement wedding than the Isle of Skye. Creating and documenting images of both your ceremony and your portraits and our big beautiful  landscape on the day of your wedding makes mine, quite simply, my dream job.

    Whatever form your wedding ceremony takes it can be held in one of the many beautiful Skye locations that I have grown up knowing and photographing. From Loch Coruisk to the Quiraing, climbing to the spectacle of the Old Man of Storr, on one of Skye’s stunning beaches or in the lee of the Cuillin there will be a place that is perfectly you.

    When you elope to Skye  we often begin the day with photos of getting ready at your accommodation and then your  walk or drive (or boat trip!) to your location, your journey, the ceremony, and then some beautiful portraits and couple images featuring our great big beautiful landscape.  You might wish to add on images of an evening meal or drinks party or to consider a post wedding shoot at some other Skye locations to make the most of our amazing landscapes.

    I know how difficult it can be to plan your wedding when you are eloping from a distance and I am happy to assist by suggesting locations and timings and to help you find other local wedding suppliers on Skye.

    To chat about your Isle of Skye elopement please do fill in some brief details on the contact page and I’ll get straight back to you.

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    • Wendy Bryant9 June 2022 - 21:54

      Hello, we are looking to get married on 11/26/22. Do you have that date available?ReplyCancel

    Intimate winter elopement Isle of Skye

    Intimate winter elopement Isle of Skye

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      Love Skye Photography at an Eilean Donan Castle wedding

      Love Skye Photography at an Eilean Donan Castle wedding

      Eloping to Eilean Donan Castle at sunset – Kelly and Paul’s wedding dayEilean Donan Castle wedding

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      Isle of Skye Summer elopement

      Isle of Skye Summer elopement

      The most beautiful Isle of Skye summer elopement story. On perhaps the hottest day of summer 2021 on the morning of his much awaited elopement wedding Mike looked at me and said ” a tweed suit was a mistake!”. It was a gorgeous suit – but who could have known that the Isle of Skye would put on such a show for their elopement day – and Mike sweltered with the rest of us!

      Adelle, Mike and I had a long time to get to know each other. Their wedding was originally planned for the earliest days of the UK covid lockdown and the date has changed time and again since. Their wedding day with family and friends is not until 2022 but they could wait no more and in summer 2021 they eloped to the Isle of Skye.

      A simple, moving ceremony by a deserted loch and then photos in hidden corners of north Skye as we made our way to picnicing at the ruins of Duntulm Castle as we waited for sunset.

       

      Awesome witnessing and light assistance from Fiona.
      Sunset at last for a wonderful couple who have waited sooo very long for their day. Couldn’t be happier for them

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        Isle of Canna Wedding Isle of Skye

        Isle of Canna Wedding

        Isle of Skye Photographer

        “The first time I saw Anna she was riding a bike with a lobster on the back” One of my favourite lines in a groom’s speech!
        The Isle of Canna is an incredibly special place. An oasis in the small isles  a long stone’s throw from the Isle of Skye with a tiny permanent population and an incredibly big heart and community spirit. All of that came together to make and celebrate Anna and Martin’s wedding day (date 3 or was it 4?) one summer day after wedding restrictions were lifted.
        Even before arriving at the tiny port I had met up with a large portion of family travelling to the wedding via Calmac from Mallaig and we chatted the whole trip long. 3 hours sailing in the some of the most beautiful landscapes past the Isle of Skye and towards the Isle of Canna had never flown by so quickly, nor had a commute to a wedding been more beautiful.
        3 days of celebration ensued.

        Isle of Canna Wedding day

        After an open air wedding rehearsal I left the wedding party to eat together while I roamed the island. I ended the evening dancing in delight on a white sand beach as turquoise seas hushed towards my toes.
        Everyone on the island seemed to be involved, from hosting guests Canna Campsite to preparing the wedding feast and many decorating installations from Cafe Canna .Hosting the girls getting ready at Tighard House .Murdo’s chaffeur service and so many more!
        Canna charms it’s visitors and the delight at being there to celebrate the wedding of this island couple Anna (who  is not only the local postmistress but also runs her own design company)  and Martin ( a teacher on the neighbouring island of Eigg) was abundant. I can only share the tiniest snippet of the day here but swipe for a flavour of the day and smile at the lobsters that joined the feast courtesy of visiting fishermen from Tiree who had heard of the wedding!
        From dawn to dusk Anna and Martin’s Isle of Canna wedding celebration was a riot of colour and design from the land and the sea and Anna’s creativity
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          Elopement photography, Elgol, Isle of Skye

          Elopement photography, Elgol, Isle of Skye

          Elopement photography on the Isle of Skye often involves long hours of planning and sometime the unpicking of plans for many different reasons. Colin and Terri’s lockdown wedding plans in early 2021 met with adversity as it was planned. Ill health followed by the curve balls thrown by covid and many changes of dates and plans and agonising along the way meant that it was an extra joy to photograph this special wedding on my birthday this year! Colin and Terri have a long love affair – not just with each other – but with Elgol on the Isle of Skye. Despite the difficulties of travelling here as the world made it’s first steps towards opening up post covid and the many changes of plans and hard decision to come here alone without friends or family, there was no where else they wanted to marry.

          We had got to know each other well during chats around re-scheduling and re-planning their Isle of Skye wedding and when I arrived at Colin and Terri’s accommodation in Elgol it was like greeting old friends on their wedding day. Instantly we were laughing and joking about the trials and tears that had finally got us to their elopement.

          Elgol,  Isle of Skye. Elopement paradise

          The view of the Cuillin range across the sea from Elgol was everything that the couple had hoped for and that  I had kept my fingers crossed for  in the days leading up to their elopement.Terri’s fantastic red wedding dress and the couple’s beaming smiles made the day absolutely shine! It wasn’t the wedding they had first planned but an intimate elopement on their beloved Isle of Skye.  We walked together along the beach till we reached the honeycomb rock – a stunning cliff that is an iconic Elgol view and creates one of the most beautiful, natural amphitheatres on Skye for an out door wedding. Sheltered yet with one of the most stunning views on the Isle of Skye.and provides wonderful shelter for a beach elopement ceremony even on the breeziest of Skye days! There, Celebrant Davina wove a beautiful elopement wedding ceremony that saw us all alternately howling with laughter and then wiping away tears.

          The shore at Elgol , looking across the sea to the Cuillin ridge is a view so special to them that it had to be there.

          After a ceremony at the beach (photobombing by a row past of kayakers!) we all stopped at the Wee Slice  at the pier for the most fabulous coffees and ice cream. Then a couple of hours exploring the area, lots of laughter and many more photos.

           

          Wonderful wedding suppliers, Elgol, Isle of Skye

          Celebrant: http://scottishhighlandweddings.com 

          Acommodation https://www.holiday-cottage-elgol.co.uk/

          Post wedding treats https://m.facebook.com/Elgol-Shop-251514301604663/ 

          Wedding feature http://Plansandpresents.com

           

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            Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye, Elopement wedding

            Loch Coruisk,  Isle of Skye, Elopement wedding

             

            These are the sights and sounds that start your elopement wedding day when you choose to adventure to Loch Coruisk on the Isle of Skye for your elopement. Engine thrumming, bunting blowing, waves slapping the hull and anticipatory chatter aboard…

             

            Loch Coruisk Elopement wedding planning, Isle of Skye (during Covid!)

            Planning a wedding during a pandemic AND being  on opposite sides of the Atlantic for much of 2020 would test many couples. Jo and Rick made it look easy despite many hurdles (including a back injury just days before the wedding) along the way. Simplicity and celebrating being on the beautiful Isle of Skye was central to their day. Depsite Covid affecting every aspect of life the couple were able to travel to Skye to stay in accommodation belonging to  student friend Kate (who was also able to act as witness and piper at their wedding – multiskilling taken to new highs!) and arrange for one of the most beautiful autumn days to enjoy a day of adventuring around Skye to celebrate. It worked so perfectly, in great part, due to the team work of all the wedding suppliers who worked together to move dates and synch diaries and collectively cross our fingers that the weather would hold for the date that was finally planned.

            Elopement wedding day, Isle of Skye from Loch Coruisk to the Quiraing and Fairy Glen

            To make the most of the day we planned an early start. Poor Heather at Bee Bonnie had a wee small hours alarm call to get Jo looking utterly amazing for her day – and a boat was booked to sail us to Loch Coruisk from Elgol with Misty Isle Boat Trips at 9 30 am. We even had kilted boatmen to sail the couple towards the Cuillin. The bunting on the boat fluttered in the gentlest breeze as we stopped by the seal colony in Loch Scavaig before landing and hiking the short distance to Loch Coruisk. Despite the autumn date we were bathed in sunshine during the ceremony and our time exploring Loch Coruisk. We had the entire loch to ourselves, with the exception of one deer who settled down near the ceremony location to watch proceedings!

            As we sailed back to Elgol we enjoyed drinks on deck and simply enjoyed the scenery.

            Returning to shore Jo, Rick and I headed off to explore more of the Isle of Skye and to stop for photographs along the way. Perhaps Jo’s favourite stop involved the Highland cow calf that we met! After lunch we wandered along Allt Dearg at Sligachan, surrounded by the Cuillin peaks. From there to the Quiraing where the couple were magnificently photobombed by paragliders who whooshed by apologising for coming between me and the couple! “Duck” I yelled to Jo and Rick during one flyby! and finally to sunset and alpine glow on the hills of the Fairy Glen.

            What a wonderful, amazing day full of scene stealing photobombers! Congratulations to the loveliest of couples and many thanks to the amazing Skye elopement wedding people who made it all so easy and so much fun.

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            Heather , Bee Bonnie Beauty
            Anne, Sandy and Seumas ,Misty Isle Boat Trips
            Kate, friend, host, witness, piper

            elopement dream team!

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              Garden summer wedding Isle of Skye

              Garden summer wedding Isle of Skye

              There are many additional things to think about when planning and photographing a garden summer wedding on the Isle of Skye during the Corona virus pandemic. Social distancing has really impacted upon the numbers that can attend (in person), how a religious service looks and sounds (no singing), creative new ways to photograph from a distance and to create impactful images while observing current social mores.

              Joanna and David crossed many hurdles and navigated uncharted waters in finally arriving at their wedding day. Finally, after many iterations, plans that changed again and again  the couple decided up a backyard summer wedding they stood together on the deck of David’s parents house (August 2020) overlooking the sea on a sparkling and hot west coast summer day near the Isle of Skye. Once ther,e the worries and the stresses of the weeks and months before and we were all carried away by the romance, love and intimacy of their day.

              The ceremony was led by minister and friend of the family and David’s brother had composed and played a piece of music especially for their day. The sound of the music floating out from their garden, around the surrounding hills and across the sea to the Isle of Skye was incredibly special.

              Despite the changes, or perhaps in spite of them, what hasn’t changed is the sheer joy of each wedding day.

              Summer wedding photographs on the Isle of  Skye

              Following the ceremony we took off to Elgol on the Isle of Skye. Those moments that the bride and groom spend together just after their wedding ceremony are so precious – and wee weddings have expanded the time that is available to take a moment and to breathe in and simply delight in the importance of the day and being together. It was a simple and perfect day (if we ignore the horrid moment when Joanna hurt her ankle – but the kindness of the people of Elgol with advice, ice and a bag of peas helped!)
              The ceremony and speeches were live streamed around the world and we knew that people were watching and sharing their hopes and love for the couple everywhere.

              Kind words from Joanna, David and family about the photography of their Isle of Skye summer wedding

              “We are so glad that you were free, we had the best time. The pictures are stunning! I cried when I saw how lovely they are and our families think they are amazing. “

              “Anne and I would like to thank you very much for the great photographs of the recent wedding. You captured the casual essence of the wedding perfectly and much of the beautiful scenery.You also managed to get some shots of the castle so it makes it all worthwhile 😊 We appreciate that you stayed longer to capture some of our ‘reception’, this provided a complete record of our perfect day. It was a great day and much more memorable because of the great creativity and production of your photographs.

              You had a very casual approach throughout the day and did not stress the family or the couple, while still capturing some outstanding pictures for us to cherish forever.Both my children are now married however, if anyone asks for a recommendation for an outstanding photographer in north west of Scotland then for sure we will recommend you highly.”

              No wedding backyard or cathedral is complete without a host of suppliers putting their heart and soul into making everything perfect for the day.

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              • Pam Gilboa19 November 2020 - 05:35

                That is just exquisite! How perfectly beautifully these photographs capture the deep love and joy of the day. Stunning views and brilliant photography capturing that very special, quite unique atmosphere. ReplyCancel

              • Mette Baillie11 October 2020 - 12:06

                Sitting with a lump in my throat. I’m so pleased they had such a beautiful day after all the uncertainty. Thank you for the amazing photo’s of Jo in her wedding dress. MxReplyCancel

              Adventure Hiking Road Trip Elopement Isle of Skye

              Adventure Hiking Road Trip Elopement on the Isle of Skye

              Why have an adventure hiking road trip elopement on the Isle of Skye ?

              In the midst of plans for life, for work, for your wedding have you ever fancied calling a halt, packing your land rover and heading to the highlands of Scotland -just the two of you and your dog and simply living life for a few months? Witness the couple who did just that – one of the first stops on their journey being the tiniest of elopements on the Isle of Skye.

              We met at their fabulous whitewashed cottage in the village of Torrin – and I couldn’t wait to meet the undoubted star of the show – the wonderful rescue dog Gerald – you’ll see what a gem he was to photograph!! From there we headed up the slopes of beautiful Bla Bheinn and found a spot by the river for their ceremony. Celebrant Davina (with the occasional help from Gerald) wove words around the couple and her husband and I witnessed the marriage – it was the tiniest but most meaningful of elopement ceremonies.

              After the ceremony we explored the epic beach views at Elgol and then ended the day splashing in the water at the beach before the couple headed back to their cottage.

               

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              Isle of Skye elopement at Elgol and Cuillin ridge

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              • Steve Hillman21 July 2020 - 12:35

                Just brilliant, you are so lucky with all this amazing scenery and perfect couples.ReplyCancel