Discover a side of your love you don't normally see

Scotland elopement and couples photographer
Let's chat about your wildest scottish adventure

I know you’ll appreciate the quiet moments of raw heartfelt connection…

Couples photoshoot in Scotland, intimate shoot in natnatuure
Scottish elopement on the beach

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

And getting lost along the way.

 So much more than pretty pictures*

Choose experience and true connection instead.

Let’s craft an unforgettable Scottish elopement which is as unique as your weird-and-wonderful love is.

I’ll help you create an experience full of meaningful moments – where you can relax + get completely lost in each other and your celebration.

And all set in a scene filled with magic, wonder and breath-taking sights… Scotland.

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

Going against the grain and choosing to elope is a big deal. Thankfully, you’ll have someone along who is more than an elopement photographer – I’ll be your planning sidekick, local know-it-all and friendly ear!

Raini Rowell Scotland Elopement Photographer

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

Having grown up exploring the nooks and crannies of Scotland – I’ve been told I’m pretty handy to have along on your Scottish elopement planning journey!

(Imagine me tapping the side of my nose in a conspiratorial fashion…) We’ll hunt out those special places and experiences that only a local can guide you to.

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”

I’ve been told that being photographed by me is a wonderful combination of feeling free to be yourselves whilst having a whole shit-tonne of fun.

drinking tea, optional

chasing epic, guaranteed


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.

adventurous couple sessions

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


from the blog

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...

How to plan a romantic proposal in Scotland

How to plan a romantic proposal in Scotland

Choosing to ask someone to spend the rest of their life together with you... it's no small thing. But no matter how you do it, proposing to your partner should be a meaningful and memorable experience. Thinking of popping the question in Scotland? If proposing...


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Scotland elopement couple at Machrie Moor on Isle of Arran

Emily + Paul | Isle of Arran

“Raini Rowell is genuinely one of the most wonderful people my husband and I have ever met. And, to boot, she’s a bloody fantastic photographer, with a great sense of humour. She, and her second photographer, Dave, went absolutely above and beyond. They gave us the most magical day we could have asked for, even chauffeuring us around the island and sharing cupcakes with us! We genuinely had a blast… and felt like we were among old friends.

We were so pleased with our photos. We struggled choosing favourites because they all turned out so, so, so well. Thank you so much, Raini. You 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! Having to change many plans as a result of COVID Raini & Dave were willing and able to photograph our day for us and what a day it turned out to be! 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 professional, friendly, fun and well prepared for the Scottish weather and anything the day was likely to throw at us! They are both sound as a pound and fantastic photographers!”

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!”

Helpful advice for eloping in scotland

planning tips

How to leave no trace during elopements in Scotland

How to leave no trace during elopements in Scotland

I consider the Scottish outdoors my 'office' - and without its vast wildness, my work would be meaningless. This is why caring for Scotland's environment is something which is incredibly important to me and how I run my business. Leave only footprints Take only photos...

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Things you should know before deciding to elope

Things you should know before deciding to elope

Considering eloping? Here are some of my favourite little nuggets of advice for couples who are thinking about deciding to elope. These are just a few things I've picked up along the way as a Scottish elopement photographer - hope you find them helpful! 1. There is no...

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What is an elopement? Let’s demystify it

What is an elopement? Let’s demystify it

If you've been planning a wedding lately you might have seen the word 'elopement' starting to pop up here, there and everywhere. The definition and expectation about what an elopement is has been rapidly changing over the last few years. Ye olde-and-trustworthy Oxford...

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