There was never any question about where Julie and Graham would marry. It had to be Skye. And from our first long chat over coffee, this couple’s love of the island, it’s landscapes and photography was clear. Thus their wedding photography became a story told in three parts. We met on a glorious autumn day in Elgol walking amongst the late heather with a backdrop of the Cuillin ridge for a pre wedding shoot two months before the wedding day. On the morning of their November wedding we met early in Portree, travelled to the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle for the ceremony, giving Julie and Graham’s family and friends a tour through Skye, and then headed back to the Skye Gathering Hall in Portree for the wedding breakfast and a ceilidh that saw some extravgant dancing from young and old guests and that lasted into the tiny wee hours. As Julie and Graham were spending the week following the wedding on Skye we planned a post wedding shoot heading for Storr, the Quiraing and Staffin beach. With beautiful light and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere we created some gorgeous portraits that really featured the Skye landscape. An incredible piece of luck saw us bump into drone enthusiast Neil at the Quiraing and he kindly let us make some aerial shots. For the finale of this amazing extended wedding photography Julie braved the waves at Staffin beach….. Particular thanks go to Julie Broadfoot of Juliebee for her expert 2nd shooting on the day of the wedding – the range of differing images, angle and candid guest shots is fabulous when two photographer work together – and to Dougie Cunningham of Leading Lines Photography for introducing me to Julie and Graham and his epic lighting work and good humour on the post wedding shoot.
A Skye wedding featuring Elgol, Eilean Donan Castle and a ceilidh
Venue: Eilean Donan Castle Reception: Skye Gathering Hall Catering: Campbell Dickson Flowers: Loch Duich Plants Hair & MUA: Heather Campbell at Bee Bonnie Piper: Martin MacRae