Top tips for your Glencoe elopement


Leave no trace

Take nothing but pictures (that's my job) 

Leave nothing but footprints

Kill nothing but time


Weather

Here in the Highlands the weather is unpredictable to say the least! 

Be prepared for all seasons (sometimes in the same day)

Just go with it! Some of my favourite shots were taken in the rain & snow!

I'm famous for saying -

"My cameras are weather sealed and so am I"

"It wouldn't look like Scotland if it was sunny" 

"It's good luck if it rains on your wedding day"


Sensible footwear

Hiking boots and wellies are advisable. I always try my upmost to stick to paths but even they can be boggy at times. Better safe than sorry, I once had a pre wedding shoot in Glencoe and took a mis-step, one of my legs sunk straight into the marsh land. It was funny but highlighted to me  how easily these things can happen. 


Midges!

Spring-mid Autumn these little bloodsuckers have the potential to ruin your day if not prepared.  (I have had couples come from overseas who hadn't know about them so I felt this needed mentioning)

There are midge repellents out there and hate the wind and cold. 

We will always try to avoid these wee monsters where possible.


Parking 

Parking in Glencoe is limited, at the height of tourist season and weekends it can be very difficult to get around. If it is just the two of you I am happy to drive you around (as long as covid regulations allow)

Midweek weddings, early morning or sunset ceremonies can also help us take advantage of a more peaceful Glencoe.


Come prepared

(what you might need)

Waterproofs (even a poncho for showers can be handy)

layers

snacks (why not bring along a picnic)

water

sunglasses

sunscreen

Hand warmers

blanket

umbrellas


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