I'm an elopement and intimate wedding photographer, husband, dog-dad and former Royal Marine.

I want to capture your Scottish elopement in all of its epic, romantic intimacy, because life is an adventure, and your day should reflect that.

So whether your connection is with towering mountains, crushing rivers, dark forests or fields of snow, I am the photographer to give you the jaw-dropping shots your love story deserves.

Hi, I'm Matt.

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Winter Cairngorms Elopement in the Snow, Scotland

Golden Hour Adventure Session in Glencoe, Scotland


Wild LGBTQI+ Elopement Wedding on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Stormy Evening Adventure Session in Glencoe, Scotland



Golden Hour Vow Renewal in Glen Etive, Scotland

Cinematic Blue Hour Adventure Session on the Isle of Skye, Scotland


Matt was an absolute pleasure to work with. His organisation and preparation was super impressive and took a weight off our shoulders. He made us feel extremely at ease and in good hands from the start. We could not recommend enough!

The photos Matt captured on our day were incredible!

We couldn't have been more thrilled with our experience working with Matt for our elopement at the Isle of Skye! His knowledge of the area was invaluable, capturing breathtaking shots against Skye's stunning backdrop.

Matt went above and beyond, offering guidance and assistance that truly enhanced our special day.


Need a little guidance with your elopement planning? Fear not! Check out the Elopement Planning Guide at the link below.

Check Out the Scotland Elopement Planning Guide

Not sure where to start?

Imagine doing things differently. Imagine choosing to elope to Scotland at the hands of a Scotland elopement photographer who will capture your day with an unashamedly cinematic feel. Imagine taking control of your elopement back and crafting a day that focusses on you, your connection, and your sense of adventure. Imagine letting go and allowing yourself to be consumed by the vast Scottish landscapes as you get married in the most epic and spectacular setting.

All of this is possible when you elope to Scotland - an experience more than a process, an elopement as unique as you, a day longing for the big screen.

A Scotland elopement that looks like scenes from a film, because your love story deserves to be captured cinematically.

As an experienced Scotland elopement photographer, I am not here to simply capture your elopement photographs. I am here to help you realise your dream to elope in the stunning Scottish countryside. I am here to help bring your ideas to life and provide you with a unforgettable day here in Scotland. 

With vast experience shooting throughout the Scottish Highlands, including Glencoe, Glen Etive, the Isle of Skye, the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, I bring a wealth of knowledge to my couples and their Scottish elopements. Whether it be deciding on your ceremony spot, advising on timelines for the best possible experience, or guiding you through an unforgettable post-ceremony photoshoot with my intimate knowledge of the landscape, I am here to ensure your elopement dreams are brought to life.

Creating a gallery of epic, cinematic elopement photographs for you to treasure and pass down through your family is a task I pour my heart into, and on your elopement day here in Scotland I work to capture the huge, big-print photographs, the quiet, unspoken moments, the tears of joy and everything in between. All captured in a way that makes the entire experience enjoyable, and presented in a way that makes you look like you're on the big screen - because that's where your love story deserves to be.

Epic elopement photography in the heart of Scotland, for adventurous lovers.

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A winner in the European Way Up North Awards, and a finalist in the International Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards, my work as a Scotland-based elopement photographer is internationally recognised. However, what truly sets me apart is the experience of eloping to Scotland with Matt Pocknell Photography. I pride myself on the experience I provide my couples - who elope from all over the world - from initial contact to crafting your perfect day, from guiding you through the Scottish Highlands to capturing the photographs you never thought possible. 

Combine this with my experience working in every corner of Scotland, in every type of weather imaginable, and what you end up with is the elopement day perfect for your love story, your sense of adventure and your attraction to the great outdoors.

Not only do I capture Scotland elopements, but also symbolic ceremonies, vow renewals, and adventure sessions - whether that be to celebrate your engagement or anniversary. Whatever your story, it deserves to be told with attention to detail, with authenticity, and it deserves to be shown in spectacular fashion.

Scottish elopement photography in an incredible setting, with the one you love most, captured by an internationally-recognised photographer.


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