Alternative London Wedding Photographer – Glencoe, Scotland travel destination photography
Scotland, I get it. I really, really get it with all my heart!
Unbelievably I had never adventured any of Scotland other than the city centre of Edinburgh. Then Lindsey & Richard booked me to photograph their elopement wedding on the banks of Loch Lomond, at Ardoch. So I took the overnight sleeper train from London, arriving early one August morning to Glasgow & drove through the Scottish countryside. Following photographing the couple’s amazing Scotland wedding, I drove 300 miles around Scotland – just a month after passing my driving test – to Glencoe for a few days rest & to see what the hype was about. Honestly? It felt like living in a fairytale of magic, mystery & folklore, with the dark greens & browns saturated with rain scattered here & there with the occasional purple of heather or thistle or foxglove or clover. I had heard so many people tell of Scotland’s true beauty & I never really understood until I was standing there in the middle of Glencoe with the wind roaring through the valley & whipping my hair. What an incredible place! I stayed at The Old School House in Gartocharn for two nights before driving up to Glencoe & Ballachulish. One of my top tips for visiting Glencoe is to stay at Bratach Bhan B&B on the banks of Loch Leven – open your window & afternoon nap to the sound of the loch lapping the shore.
In the middle of a busy wedding photographing summer this trip was a wonderful, literal breath of fresh air. I’ve never felt quiet & peace quite like it, in the middle of a pine forest high above Glencoe. If you’ve not yet experienced the magic of the Scottish landscapes then you simply must! Nx