Back in November 2018, Scotland was being battered by Storm… Dennis? Derek? Darren? Anyway, Scotland was being battered by a storm. We like to think we have everything under control on a wedding day, but sometimes the weather takes things out of our hands. Steph + Andrew’s wedding on the banks of Loch Lomond was one we had looked forward to for a long time, but stuck indoors, with the rain hammering down and the dark clouds refusing to lift, it became clear that we weren’t going to be able to deliver the coverage we had hoped for. So once Steph + Andrew had returned from their dreamy South-East Asian honeymoon, we decided to keep the wedding vibes going a bit longer by inviting them for a post-wedding adventure session at Glencoe.
It was an icy-cold day in early March when we headed for the Highlands. The mountains were still covered in snow and with the sun piercing through a white haze of cloud, the conditions were absolutely perfect. As we ventured along the Etive road we were surrounded by a herd of deer – we simply had to jump out and say hello to these amazing and very inquisitive creatures.
The beauty of Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands is that no matter how many times you visit, the changing seasons create new landscapes and colour palettes throughout the year. So we spent our day together exploring some of our favourite spots and found some new ones along the way, the winter conditions opening up so many opportunities in this photographer’s playground. Seeing these two with massive smiles on their faces (despite the cold) and being able to capture their incredible connection as they ran around the hills and winding roads of Glen Etive was just the best.
As the fiery winter sun began to drop behind the mountains and with the temperature dropping below zero, we hit the road and rewarded ourselves with fish and chips at The Real Food Cafe (perhaps the best in Scotland!) for a job well done. We were so grateful to Steph + Andrew for getting back into their wedding attire and agreeing to our crazy idea. It was so worth it.
Glencoe, March 2019.