How To Create Wedding Portraits On The Isle Of Skye – Image of the Week #455

This duo – Oli and Steph met on an uninhabited island in the Sub-Antarctic and bonded over a shared passion for conservation and wildlife. They eloped in Hawaii and eventually settled on the rugged Isle Of Skye in Scotland. They have romantic adventure at the heart of their business and are masters at how to create wedding portraits on the Isle of Skye.

They have established an adventure, elopement company for couples seeking to cement their bond in the wild landscapes that Skye is known for.

This image caught the eye of Rebecca Carpenter, who nominated it for Image Of The Week. It is nothing short of awe-inspiring, a remarkable testament to the boundless scale of nature and, paradoxically, the profound intimacy that can be forged by a couple amidst such grandeur.

As Oli and Steph pointed out, Skye is very popular with visitors and so to have the place to themselves, requires being out at dawn. This must have been an unforgettable experience for the couple and I’m sure that they are utterly thrilled with the resulting images.

Canon R6 | EF 35mm f/1.4L II
ISO 100 | F/1.8 | 1/2000
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What Oli and Steph said…

The week before Ashtyn and Zach eloped on Skye we put up a post on Instagram talking about the benefits of being out at sunrise for the light and for the lack of tourists here on Skye. The original plan for the day was for a later start capturing prep first before heading out for the ceremony, but we changed the plan at the last minute to be out for Ashtyn’s favourite time of day.

How To Create Wedding Portraits On The Isle Of Skye

This particular shot was taken around two hours after sunrise when we’d captured some beautiful pink skies at dawn. After the sun came up there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, but the weather gods were in our favour, and broken cloud rolled in just in time for their ceremony, high up on the cliffs overlooking the Quiraing. After the ceremony, we hiked out to this spot, which gives an epic view point of the landscape, and the raised hill makes a great spot to place the couple. We chose to face Ashtyn away from us, so that we could capture the detail of her dress, whilst also seeing Zach’s reaction.



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