It was a dream to photograph Emily and Chris’ Isle of Skye Scotland Elopement. Emily and Chris voyaged from their home of Boise, Idaho and took their love of hiking to the Isle of Skye in Scotland to elope. No guests. No frills. Just them. Some sheep. A photographer (me). And some damn good whisky.
Emily and Chris dreamed of dramatic landscapes for their elopement and that’s why they chose Scotland. It was a place on their radar for years and had seen so many incredible photos of it. They chose early May, before tourist season, when they knew there was a high chance of Scotland’s notorious fog and rain. I flew in a few days early and explored Edinburgh before making our way to the Isle of Skye, a region of the Scottish highlands. Emily wanted the style to feel a little boho while still timeless. She knew she needed a moody bouquet with deep jewel tones to match Scotland’s moody and eerie vibe. And her bouquet was perfect.
Everything about the day was perfect. There are days in my career where I never stop smiling. This was one of them. We hiked to the top of a mountain and found a gorgeous viewpoint at the top that overlooked a giant rock pillar and the ocean.
After their intimate ceremony, we headed into the town of Uig. We stopped for a quick bite to eat before adventuring across Isle of Skye. I ordered mac and cheese and we all shared a round of Guinness before setting off again.
Seeing the gorgeous Fairy Pools was at the top of our Isle of Skye List. We parked and hiked to the very end of the trail to get epic portraits near the waterfalls. All along the trail people from around the world offered their congrats and sweet words, while also snapping photos of Emily and Chris along the way. Sheep surrounded us and we avoided rain. The fairy pools blew us away with the incredible mountains in the background and moody clouds. I can’t recommend the fairy pools enough!
After hiking to the Fairy Pools, we drove to Neist Point. Neist Point offers amazing views of sea plunging cliffs and an abandoned lighthouse at the very end. Although we didn’t make the hike to the end of Neist Point to see the lighthouse, we did soak in the view with a bottle of wine and cuddled under blankets. It was the perfect way to end such an epic day. We watched the sun go down slowly and had a moment to reflect on the beauty of Scotland!
I can’t believe how lucky I was to document their Isle of Skye Scotland Elopement!
If you want more tips about eloping in Scotland, read my guide on eloping in the Isle of Skye!
And if that’s not enough, check out Leah and Graham’s Edinburgh Scotland Anniversary Photoshoot!
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