for a day that truly reflects you

Scotland elopement photographer

I have a feeling you’ll appreciate the quiet moments of raw heartfelt connection…

scottish elopement in forest
wedding couple in Scotland - elopement at holyrood park

… almost as much as you’ll revel in the moor-tramping, take-your-shoes-off ADVENTURE.

(and getting lost along the way)

Eloping couple in windy Glencoe
Alladale elopement scotland couple

… almost as much as you’ll revel in the moor-tramping, take-your-shoes-off ADVENTURE.

(and getting lost along the way)

Because it’s about more than the beautiful emotive elopement photos*

I mean, who doesn’t LOVE an epic photo? But that’s not the only reason I’m here…

Throwing the rule book out can be a little scary and this is where I’m a little different to your usual Scotland wedding photographer. I can help guide you through planning an unforgettable wedding day full of meaningful moments.

The kind of day where you can relax and get completely lost in that one-of-a-kind connection you share.

(And I believe there is no place better than Scotland for your big adventure – a place filled with magic, wonder and breath-taking sights.)

*but trust me, we’ll get SO many of those too

Once described as being like a:

“chocolate bunny filled with guacamole – sweet on the outside but strange, weird and made of avocados on the inside”

Raini Rowell Scotland Elopement Photographer

Hi, I’m Raini! (/ˈreɪni/ – just like the weather!)

A local Scotland elopement photographer

Having grown up exploring the nooks and crannies of Scotland – I’m hopelessly in love with it’s wild landscapes and the almost magical way it can make people feel like they belong.

I love nothing more than helping you find an elopement location that speaks to you as a couple. My curiosity for following quieter paths and penchant for getting lost means I have a growing collection of lesser-known beautiful places to explore with you. 

Where-ever we end up, it’s bound to be an adventure! And I’ll make sure we’re prepared for whatever this unpredictable land throws at us. Including keeping us well-stocked in hot tea!

Eloping in Scotland with me feels a little like this oversized blankie – a warm and comforting presence that makes you wanna shuffle from place to place with child-like joy.

drinking tea, optional

chasing epic, guaranteed

Bestest words from the bestest couples

happy chappies

Scotland elopement couple at Machrie Moor on Isle of Arran

Emily + Paul | Isle of Arran

“Raini is genuinely one of the most wonderful people my husband and I have ever met. And, to boot, she’s a bloody fantastic Scotland elopement photographer, with a great sense of humour.

Raini and Dave, went absolutely above and beyond. They gave us the most magical day we could have asked for. We genuinely had a blast… and felt like we were among old friends.

They made our wedding day — despite the pandemic —more special than we could have asked!”

Mark + Christie | Glencoe

“Our Scottish Knights in shining armour… well maybe woolies and wellies! We had an amazing, laughter filled, emotional and magical day that we will remember for the rest of our days! Made all the better by the knowledge these guys have of Glencoe and the surrounding area.

Raini & Dave made us feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera and were great with our two dogs (even when the dogs were misbehaving!) From the moment they showed up until the time they left us they were friendly, fun and well prepared for the Scottish weather and anything the day was likely to throw at us!”

Alison + Aaron | Glencoe

“We had the most magical Highland adventure photoshoot with Raini and Dave on our vacation to Scotland. Raini created the most perfect itinerary of all the best highland spots and gave us the most amazing personal tour we could ever imagine.

Not only that, our handfasting ceremony officiated by Dave was truly the most memorable experience from our entire vacation. The photos from this amazing and WET Scottish day are our most treasured souvenirs! We truly can’t thank you enough, Raini. I continue to be blown away by this entire shoot!”

Real Scotland elopement stories + inspiration

from the blog

Fairytale elopement wedding at a Scottish castle – Dalhousie

Fairytale elopement wedding at a Scottish castle – Dalhousie

A crisp autumn day for Patricia + Diego who ran away to Dalhousie Castle for a romantic fairytale castle elopement filled with beautiful Scottish details combined with their Spanish culture. Sharing a love of travelling together, Patricia + Diego had chosen to elope...

Edinburgh City Chambers micro-wedding

Edinburgh City Chambers micro-wedding

A joy-filled intimate wedding at the Edinburgh City Chambers for this wonderful same-sex couple, Peter and Shen. Wedding days never go 100% to plan… When I first sat down with Pete + Shen to discuss their wedding they were really keen to spend their wedding morning...

An adventurous Glencoe elopement | Scotland

An adventurous Glencoe elopement | Scotland

Glencoe is truly one of the most magical places in the world to elope. With it's stunning scenery and dramatic unpredictable weather - it's just filled with romance and adventure. During Mark and Christie's autumn Scottish elopement they experienced all the beauty...

What I photograph

all about that squishy love stuff

devil's pulpit elopement ceremony - adventurous scotland elopement

Elopements + Small Weddings

Thinking of saying ‘no’ to a big wedding in favour of a unique intimate wedding day? Consider eloping to Scotland – a wildly romantic backdrop for the most memorable experience of your life.


Meeting a deer on the roads to Glen Etive, backdrop to Skyfall during adventure session in the Scottish Highlands

Couple Photo Sessions

Your love deserves to be celebrated – whether its a special occasion or not. Treat yourself to an adventure session in Scotland.  Suitable for the insufferably in love, the life buddies, the travel-companions and the playful partners-in-crime.


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