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Couples photographer Scotland

Phone selfies don’t end up on the mantelpiece

If you find yourselves thinking… “we don’t have any great photos of us together” then don’t worry, you are not alone!

Like so many couples, maybe the only photos you have together are the ones buried in the deepest darkest corners of your phone gallery that have never seen the light of day.

Beautiful images aren’t just for the big milestone moments in your relationship.

No matter what stage your relationship is in,  you deserve stunning print-worthy photos of your unique love.

This means going from this…

[A rather dashing selfie of us together]

… to this.

[We love this one – giving us all The Feels]

Let’s create moments

That are worth capturing

so, what exactly is an adventure session?

Having photos taken doesn’t have to be a cringe-worthy time…

brush the awkward posed portrait photos aside and

choose an unforgettable experience together instead

Imagine spending time together that is focused on the honest one-of-a-kind love you share – filled with adventure and the precious rare time to truly connect to each other. 

It’ll be a day to look back on, and not just for the epic photos you’ll have.

what an adventure session could look like…

Exploring the moors of Etive Mhor on a Scottish Highlands adventure session for couples

Stomping through the moors of Glencoe on your anniversary – spending the day exploring, meeting deer, seeking Outlander locations and sharing a Celtic handfasting ceremony.

Or how about…

Cosying up at your epic cottage retreat enjoying the fire and dram of whisky after an afternoon of walking by the loch.

Or maybe…

couple at Seacliff beach on adventure session in Scotland

It’s the feeling of standing on the edge of the sea, with wind in your hair. Exploring dramatic coastal areas and visiting cliffside castle ruins. All whilst wearing a badass outfit. Because you can.

how this all works

Step One

Let’s have a virtual cuppa and have a casual chat about your ideas. I can answer any of your questions.

Step Two

If I’m the right fit for you then I’ll get your date booked in. And we’ll get to know each other better before your session!

Step Three

The fun part – we start planning! I can help with finding the ideal location and planning out your adventure.

Step Four

ADVENTURE TIIIIIIME!

You’ll have a blast exploring and connecting with each other.

Step Five

Within 3-4 weeks you’ll receive your lovingly-edited gallery. Ready to download to keep and print.

perfect for all kinds of moments

(but to be honest, when you’ve found that right someone, you really don’t need an excuse or a reason to go on a wee photo adventure together!)

proposal in scotland - ring

Engagements + Proposals

Happy couple in Buachaille Etive Mòr near Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands who are on an adventure session

VacationS to Scotland

Handfasting ceremony during romantic winter Glencoe adventure elopement

Anniversaries

Handfasting ceremony during romantic winter Glencoe adventure elopement

As a special gift

Handfasting ceremony during romantic winter Glencoe adventure elopement

Vow Renewals

Couple in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh lying down

 Just cause ye love each other

don’t just take my word for it…

With an incredible eye for detail, a kind and easy going manner and many-a-joke, she helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera, revealing beauty where our self-conscious eyes might not see it. Raini’s pictures always make me feel strong, confident and connected; to myself, to my husband and to the moments we shared.

Sara & Robin

…her humour, attention to detail, knowledge of the locations and overall demeanor made for an unforgettable experience and our photos speak to her talent. Raini, thank you for not only capturing, but actively helping us to create such special moments!

 

Kait & Phil

Raini captured the most beautiful, intimate shots celebrating my pregnancy with my hubby and made us feel so much at ease even though I have never thought of myself as being a natural in front of the camera before. We couldn’t have been happier with the photos and already have one enlarged on a canvas, pride of place in our living room.

Emma & Rob

pricing

Edinburgh adventure session

This session is an opportunity to focus solely on what makes you special and unique as a couple. Giving you some rare time to connect with each other in an intimate and fun way.

The shoot lasts around 1.5 hours in a beautiful Edinburgh outdoor location of your choosing. 

50+ images delivered by digital gallery (which you can print away till your heart’s content!)

sessions £200

(within 10 miles of Edinburgh City Centre)

 

 

Scotland adventure session

Let’s make a day of it. I offer adventure sessions to the wild-at-heart couples who want to explore and experience Scotland’s finest nooks and crannies. From Glencoe to the Cairngorms to Loch Lomond there are so many beauty spots to explore.

We’ll plan out an adventure, take some epic snaps along the way and make it a trip worth remembering. I’ll bring the snacks. You pick the driving tunes.

Adventures range from half day to day-and-a-half options and are completely tailored to your needs. Because every adventure is different – when you enquire, we’ll chat through a custom quote to suit your needs.

custom packages from £350

(dependent on location)

 

 

Handfasting add-on

Handfasting, the binding of hands together, is an old celtic tradition that symbolises making a commitment to your partner. It’s most often used in wedding ceremonies but it’s also a beautiful way to reaffirm your commitment at any stage of your relationship.

We offer the option to include this ritual as part of your adventure. It’s especially perfect for anniversaries and vow renewals. To find out more about handfastings, check out this blog.

enquire for custom pricing

 

 

questions & answers

how long will we shoot for?

My Edinburgh couples session will last between 1-2 hours with a wee break for tea. This gives us plenty of time to get comfortable in the front of the camera.

For sessions which are further afield, these tend to last 3-4 hours (+ driving time). When you contact me, I can find the right adventure session length for you.

where will our session take place?

I love to shoot in a place that has a special meaning to you as a couple. If that’s not do-able for any reason then I use my detective skills to uncover little hidden local spots to suit your style.

Adventurers or travellers? Great! I offer adventure sessions and destination shoots further afield.

what do we need to bring?

Just yourselves! No need to bring any props unless it’s particularly important to you. Less you need to carry the more comfortable you will be. We’ll move from spot to spot a fair bit. Doggos welcome.

when do we shoot?

Your photos will be 10x better if we shoot early in the morning or in the couple of hours before sunset. The time of the year has a big impact on the specific times but we can chat about that at our booking.

what do we wear? help!

This is the most asked about topic…Rule number 1: dress for comfort! Of course, you want to look good on your shoot but not at the expense of feeling awkward in your outfit. If you feel great in what you’re wearing, odds are you will feel more comfortable in front of the camera.

Some general notes:

·       It’s Scotland… and we all know what that means! Bring some layers and a brolly.

·       Choose an outfit that flatters you and makes you feel amazing. Try it on beforehand and ask yourself, does this outfit make me feel good? Confident? If not, try another.

·       This doesn’t mean rushing out to buy an expensive or trendy outfit – you should wear something that is a reflection of you and your own style. Don’t be afraid to go really dressy if that’s what you want. Or casual. This is all about what you want.

·       I recommend staying away from anything which is too distracting i.e. large logos, words or loud patterns. Wearing all one colour (i.e. all black or white) or super bright block colours can also be a bit distracting.

·       Lastly, it’s best to avoid clashing with each other – easy to forget this one! On the other hand, try not to entirely match (if you decide to both wear jeans, try wearing different colours so they don’t blend together into one large set of legs). If you’re feeling super prepped, lay your outfits out to make sure they look nice next to each other.

we’re really awkward in front of a camera, will our photos be pants?

Absolutely not. Almost all couples feel this way (to start with!) – It’s such an unusual situation to be asked to be in front of a camera with your partner for longer than 30 seconds.

I usually start the session with a few silly photos to get used to the camera and then the rest of the session will be getting cosy, having fun and getting to know you as a couple. I’ll have a few cues and prompts along the way to help you feel more comfortable.

Don’t worry about awkward giggles, they look great in the photos!

how will we receive our photos?

Once your images have been culled down and edited, I’ll send you a link to a private gallery with the final high-res images for download (approx. 20-30).

With your permission, there will also be a few popped up on social media and the blog so you can easily share with family and friends.

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