what is an elopement?

Throw away the idea that elopements are for runaway star-crossed lovers. The modern-day elopement is an intentionally small wedding which is a deeply personal and intimate celebration of your love as a couple.

Eloping allows you to create the wedding of your dreams – free to embrace your own ideas for getting married. No rules, no expectations, no ‘this is how it’s usually done’. Just your love celebrated your way.



eloping might be right for you if you…

  • Love the idea of creating a wedding day free from other people’s expectations
  • Want to create an experience which is focused solely on your story as a couple is important to you
  • Are finding yourself saying ‘we should probably….’ during your wedding planning
  • Imagine your wedding to be an unforgettable unique experience rather than an event
  • Want to be able share your vows with complete intimacy and shared only with those absolutely closest to you
  • Love the idea of being free of constraints – not being herded around on your wedding day

okay, so what’s the craic?

3 steps to your unique scottish elopement experience

First hello’s

Get your free initial online consultation – we’ll talk about your plans, your vision for the day and how I can help you to bring it to life.

If, after our chat, you’re all-in then we’ll get your date reserved.


Getting to know your story

Hurrah! You’re all booked in so I’ll send you through my questionnaire so I can get to know you both. Through this I can help you through your planning journey and make sure that I capture the moments that mean the most to you.

Planning & timeline

I’ll provide lots of support and expertise as you go through the planning process. Pulling on my local knowledge, links to other suppliers and my love of all things Scottish to help you plan out your day smoothly.

Let’s get you MARRIED!

A helping hand – I’ll be there every step of the way to help create the elopement of your dreams in Scotland.


Being a local Scottish elopement photographer, I can guide you through the planning process with insider knowledge and tips.

Raini Rowell Photography - glencoe

hi, I’m Raini!

Your local Scottish elopement photographer

The shape of your love is completely unique to you as a couple. It’s made up a series of small moments – the way you laugh, the way you hold each other, the challenges you’ve faced and the hopes you share for the future. No one has a love like yours and it deserves to celebrated in your completely individual way.

As well as capturing your day with the creativity and authenticity it deserves, I’ll be your planning sidekick as we go along. Not only can I advise you on how to create a timeline that fills you up with excitement and butterflies but I can help you choose an elopement location which is deeply meaningful to you both.

Choosing to elope in Scotland is a special decision to make. Your ceremony will become a beautiful part of the history of this place. You will imprint on these ancient lands and in turn they will leave their mark on your own story.

elopement and intimate wedding pricing

let’s keep it nice and simple – pick the amount of time to suit you and add-on any extras you need

each option includes:

  • Photography by a local Scottish elopement photographer (me!)
  • Elopement planning & support:
    • Recommendations for excellent local suppliers
    • Support choosing the best elopement location for you
    • Timeline support to help you get the most from your day – including how to maximise the best light on your day
  • Sneak peek within 3 days to share with family and friends or make an announcement
  • Fully edited gallery delivered digitally, ready to print till your hearts content

The full moon

1.5 day elopement experience

The experience package extends your elopement adventure and allows you to enjoy it to the fullest over 1.5 days. The half-day can be used either side of your elopement day for a wide-range of activities you’d like to record. From preparations/evening meals the day before to an exploration adventure the day after.

Half moon

10-hour elopement 

Let’s tell the full intimate story of your elopement day. From getting ready in the morning till evening celebrations – this option lets you relive the day start to finish once the memories have faded.

    Crescent moon

    6-hour elopement

    Not sure you’ll be making a full day of it? Let’s tell the intimate story of your elopement ceremony and the important moments around it. This usually covers the ceremony + getting-ready in the morning or the ceremony + celebrations after.


      Wee moon

      4-hour edinburgh elopement

      If you are eloping or having a small intimate wedding in Edinburgh and just looking for short ceremony cover and a couples shoot, this might the option for you. (Only available within 10 miles of Edinburgh City Centre)

      pricing starts from £850


        Second photographer

      If you would like to have a second photographer there to help cover your day I can arrange with through a trusted network of second shooters.

      Pre-elopement / wedding shoot

      Nervous about being in front of the camera? Let’s calm those nerves by having a fun informal session beforehand. We’ll get to know each other through epic photography.

      Photo albums and prints

      There is something special about holding your wedding album in your hand and flicking through those pages. I can design and deliver a perfect album to cherish.

      Not seeing something to fit your day? Chat to me about building a custom package.

      leave no trace

      Scotland’s nature is incredibly important to my work (and my wee heart!). I operate a ‘leave no trace’ policy to minimise my impact on this wild unique landscape.

      a tree planted per shoot

      In trying to leave Scottish places in better condition than I found them, a tree will be planted to help re-wild the Caledonian forest for every elopement I photograph.