Nikon D850 | Nikon 24mm 2.8 | ISO 320 | f2.8 | 1/1000

Own Preset

There is not many of these images that I’ve been a witness to but here’s a funny story for you. Picture the scene… a remote side road near the foot of Glen Coe in the Scottish Highlands. There is a tiny lay-by that fits just three cars and we had parked there to go look at a waterfall. We being a small group of Farmers that had gone up there to scout out the location for our next Shoot Day. Lindsey from The Stag and The Doe and I popped back to the car to grab jumpers and see another car about to go past. Driving is fellow Farmer David Grant Simpson and in the car he has a bride and groom. Of course we have a quick natter and it turned out that David was en route to shoot by a nearby Loch. What are the chances?

It was mid afternoon and bright but hazy full sun, so I was wondering what David would come up with. When you picture Glencoe, you think moody skies not scorching sunlight. Turns out that he aced it as you can see, I love how he has used the bride’s hands to frame them both and how he used that challenging light on there faces. Read below to hear his version of the story behind the shot…

What David says ...

“This was one of the last frames of the day from an elopement shot at the always impressive Glen Coe. We had an awesome and long day together and I was really happy with what we had so far, but after capturing this shot, I knew that this was THE shot of the day. I saved the best until last.

Seema and Luke had travelled from Florida to get married in Scotland. As soon as I seen her hands, I knew that I wanted to find a way to incorporate the henna tattoos on Seema’s hands in a portrait.”