Scotland Documentary Wedding Photography – Award-winning wedding photographers
We’re so excited to share this beautiful, personal wedding filled with happiness all day long. Looking back on their Scotland Documentary Wedding photography still makes us smile, it was such a lovely day with warm, welcoming people, and a super chilled and happy vibe (oh… and delicious food!).
Emma and Faris phoned us for a chat about our experience at the venue and immediately booked us on the spot! They were looking for Scotland documentary wedding photographers, and our signature relaxed, natural style with award-winning moments was exactly what they wanted. We’ve covered all about their fantastic, unique venue in more detail on our Crear wedding photography page, so do check it out if you are looking for some inspiration!
Emma and Faris – Documentary wedding photography in Scotland
Emma and Faris are a relaxed couple who planned to celebrate their wedding with family and friends joining them from across the world (including France, the USA and the Bahamas!). Some awesome and delicious German traditions were included in their day, as well as tweed and tartan outfits galore! They chose to get married at this secluded venue on the West Coast of Scotland as it meant they could have the place all to themselves, celebrate over multiple days and have the whole family stay in one place together.
We arrived the day before, settling in and saying hi to their family and friends to make sure everyone would be comfortable and relaxed around us. Celebrations also continued the day after the wedding, and we stayed to capture the whole story as part of their documentary wedding photography in Scotland.
Scotland documentary wedding photographers
For their wedding day, Faris wore Watson trews from Caledonian Highland Dress in Abernethy, bought for him by Emma’s parents as a tribute to her maiden name. Emma chose blue shoes, and a totally unique dress from a second-hand shop in Edinburgh, called Bliss Studio.
They got married outside by the Wibbly Wall, with a piper playing as they arrived. Their ceremony was accompanied by a violinist, honestly, it doesn’t get much more perfect than this. We capture a lot of destination weddings abroad, and the beauty of this place rivals most tropical islands!
After their ceremony, they had drinks and hugs with their guests, so we blended in to photograph the emotion and happiness. Scotland documentary wedding photography is all about capturing real moments, as well as making sure we make the most of the visual beauty of the location. We captured group photos outside with a gorgeous blue sky and wispy coastal clouds. The light here is fab for outdoor portraits, and it doesn’t get dark until late at night in the summer months! Everyone ended up putting their sunglasses on and looking super cool!
As Scotland documentary wedding photographers, we get to see some historic and elaborate buildings, and we love this simple stone barn too. It’s so intimate and atmospheric, perfect to huddle together for speeches and to cut LOTS of cakes (thank you to Faris’ German heritage for this delicious tradition!)! Then after enjoying the sunshine with their guests, the piper played as the newlyweds walked down the stairs into the studio for their wedding breakfast. The glass wall of the studio overlooks the jaw-dropping views and creates a brilliant backdrop for Scotland documentary wedding photography.
Scotland Documentary Wedding Photography
We took Emma and Faris to the beach for some portraits together, they wanted to have a little walk and not feel like they needed to pose, so that’s exactly what we did. Wedding photographers in Scotland have so much spectacular scenery to make the most of, and there’s a little bit of everything at this venue. From golden fields to mountains, and a sun-kissed beach – all within a short walk. PERFECT!
Their evening concluded with music and dancing, and we even managed to get a little dance ourselves too! Grouse Ceilidh Band were brilliant and there was a wonderful atmosphere with everyone dancing their socks off into the long light evening. What a day!
A weekend of celebration
The next day, everyone gathered for a BBQ and games on the beach. We love it when couples add this to their Scotland documentary wedding photography, as it means we can capture the whole celebration and the follow-up party (with or without guest hangovers!). There was a welly throwing contest, dogs and kids running around (mainly the big grown-up kids!), and then a splash around in the chilly water which was quite unexpected for the newlyweds!
It was such a joy to be part of their celebration and join Emma and Faris to capture their documentary wedding photography in Scotland, we were made to feel like part of the family and we’re still in touch to this day – they’ve since welcomed a baby to the family too!
Looking for Scotland documentary wedding photography
If you are planning your wedding in Scotland and are looking for fun, relaxed, award-winning wedding photos then we’d love to hear from you! Just get in touch and we can chat about your big (or small) day in this glorious part of the world.