The couple were exchanging vows in a scenic location in Glencoe, and then heading to the Bothy in Ruthven Lane for an evening reception of drinks, food and dancing.
I was providing 3-hours coverage of photography which was mainly candid photos of everyone having a great time. The wedding was at the end of September, and sunset was 7:10pm, a brief 10-minutes after my coverage started, so most of these photos were going to be taken whilst it was dark.
It was the grooms sister who’d booked me to photograph this wedding. She’s seen my low light/night photos on my website and got in touch. I was really excited about this wedding! I’d photographed a wedding at the Bothy before, but not an evening reception in the dark, and I was looking forward to creatively shooting in this space.
The couple arrive after their journey from the west highlands.
The drinks reception was in the Bothy Garden, a leafy space with tables and chairs as well as plenty of room to mingle with guests. A string quartet played, providing atmospheric background music for the event.
I photographed mainly candid photos of the drinks reception, with a few ad-hoc group photos. Where possible, I kept my flash switched off so that I could be unobtrusive and capture as many natural moments as possible.
As the sun set, I captured a few spontaneous group photos of the couple and their guests.
The couple had their first dance in the Bothy garden with guests watching and music playing. The atmosphere was amazing! This was such a fun wedding to photograph.
Speeches in the Scullery
The couple had already had their wedding day couple portraits after their wedding ceremony, so we just shot a few quick portraits before I left, and we done this at the entrance of the Bothy on Ruthven Lane.