Intimate Engagement Photoshoot in Glencoe, Scotland

Filed in Adventure Sessions — January 5, 2023

Ella and Sam reached out to me as they wished to celebrate their recent engagement with an adventure session in the Scottish Highlands. With the proposal taking place in Iceland’s stunning landscape, only a photoshoot in the equally-beautiful Glencoe would suffice!

Ella had sent over some photos of settings she liked, which included woodlands and lochs, and so I had proposed we start at Glencoe Lochan before moving onto Loch Achtriochtan for even more lochside shots! I love to get a feel for what makes my couples tick, and what type of landscape they would like in their photos, and I make a proposal and send across some example photos.

Glencoe Lochan is a small but pretty loch nestled away to the north of Glencoe village, and is the ideal setting for an engagement adventure photoshoot due to the wide range of stunning backdrops available in such a small area. The loch is also surrounded by deep and moody forests which would be perfect for that woodland look that Ella and Sam were looking for.

The day was one of those beautiful and calm winter days, with the light breaking through the clouds for much of the morning. In fact, the day was so still that Glencoe Lochan allowed some of those ‘sky on top of sky’ photos that are so rarely possible.

After an hour of exploring the area of Glencoe Lochan, we made the short journey to Loch Achtriochtan where we were able to capture some truly intimate shots with the valley behind them. In the same vain as Glencoe Lochan, Loch Achtriochtan provided us with ample opportunities to capture candid shots of the Ella and Sam exploring the area, as well as some guided shots in front of the epic backdrops.

Finally, we finished up the adventure session with some intimate but cinematic shots at the River Coupall Valley, which is found between Glencoe’s famous Three Sisters mountains and Buachaille Etive Mor.

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