Highland Heart Photography – Elope to Scotland

Wedding and Engagement photography for small weddings and couples who choose to elope to Scotland.
From the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

As one of the most beautiful countries in the world, it’s little wonder that Scotland is also one of the most popular countries in the world for people to elope to. If you are looking to Elope to Scotland, I’d love to be your guide!

I have loved the Scottish Highlands for a long time – my mother is from the Western Isles, and my father is from the far north of Scotland. While I spent much of my youth growing up in the Central Belt of Scotland, my childhood memories are of holidays spent exploring the highlands.

Four years ago I, along with my wife Fiona and our young family moved north – now based in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. It is a beautiful part of the world to live in, and a privilege to show it the many couples who choose Scotland as an ideal destination to come and explore.

As a photographer it is a special privilege to share some of my favourite locations with couples, whether for an engagement shoot, or for a special elopement wedding – with every trip I take, and with each couple, I find myself discovering new locations!

Elopement and small weddings can range from just the two of you, through to weddings of up to 35 guests. For smaller weddings I often combine a photography session covering your elopement wedding ceremony with a roadtrip through some of Scotland’s beautiful landscape. Larger weddings can also be catered for.

The laws in Scotland mean that you can elope to Scotland to get married pretty much anywhere you choose – from beaches to treehouses, I’ve photographed weddings in some pretty fun places in Scotland!

Get in touch for more information and to enquire about availability here.

Eloping to Scotland – Some Frequently Asked Questions

Is Highland Heart different to your other wedding photography?

My Highland Heart sessions are designed primarily for couples who are planning to elope to scotland for a small wedding, pre wedding or engagement session.

Each session includes a variety of coverage throughout the day, whether you have a wedding planned or if you just want to get dressed up and go and explore the beautiful Scottish landscape!

Highland Heart sessions are great for those planning smaller weddings (less than 35 guests) or for couples who are either newly engaged, or who want to elope to Scotland.

If you’re ready to go an explore and make some memories throughout the Highlands and Islands, Highland Heart is for you!

Do you shoot weddings outwith Scotland?

Yes, I do.

I photograph weddings throughout the UK quite frequently, and have been privileged to shoot weddings in India, Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Colorado.

Please get in touch if you’d like to learn more of my availability.

We want to come to Scotland - where should we go?

I’d be happy to talk through some ideas with you to help you make the most of your trip to elope in Scotland.

From the cosmopolitan cities of the central belt up the to Highlands and Islands, Scotland is a beautiful country. Whatever you have in mind, we can help you find it!

You can get married almost anywhere in Scotland, but it’s worth being aware that depending on what kind of ceremony you would like may mean planning a little ahead of time.

The Highlands of Scotland are especially popular for couples looking to elope to Scotland, especially the Isle of Skye. A planning and preperation call to help plan out your preferred location is included with each of my elopement photography packages.

How much time do we need for our photography?

Elopement packages are designed to suit the custom needs of each couple but start from a minimum of 4hrs coverage.

My base in Inverness makes it a great location to travel to different parts of the country and back in the same day. One of my favourite trips is to take couples on a roadtrip to the Isle of Skye and back to celebrate their wedding with a roadtrip through the Scottish Highlands.

Can you be a witness at our wedding?

Yes, it would be a pleasure!

As well as being the photographer to many eloping couples, it has also been a privilege to be a legal witness. The legal requirements for needing a witness vary dependant on the kind of wedding ceremony you have planned, get in touch and I’ll be happy to advise further.

What's included in your packages?

The photography time allocated with packages vary, but each package includes.

  • Your photography session and post session edit time.
  • A USB with your images as high res files post wedding.
  • An additional folder of the same images as low res images, primed for social media sharing.
  • An online password protected viewing gallery of all images.
  • A mobile app with a selection of your images for use on smart phone or tablet devices.
  • A pre wedding Skype session (or equivalent) to help you plan out your wedding day.
We're not engaged, can we still shoot some pictures?

Of course! I often shoot sessions for coulples, or those celebrating an anniversary.

Can you tell us where to get married in Scotland?

I’m always happy to share some of my favourite locations with couples who are booked in to have their elopement photography with me. As many of these locations are personal and special for couples I try to help keep them under wraps, and more of a secret from the bulk of tourists – get in touch for more information.

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I am a freelance creative, based in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland.

I shoot a variety of photography projects as Roddy Mackay Photography, and run a creative consultancy business specialising in Web projects at Tentmaker Creative. I travel frequently, and work across a range of disciplines. Send me an e-mail, I'd be glad to hear from you.

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