Windswept walks & waterfalls: Engagement photos on the Isle Of Skye

Engagement Shoot Isle Of Skye

Hello, hope you’re all having a wonderful week – welcome to our very first pictorial travel post!

Back in November, Ian and I were lucky enough to spend a few days on the truly gorgeous Isle Of Skye – and have some pictures taken while we were there.

Here’s a few highlights from our stay and the places we visited — we’ve linked each section to the relevant website.

We hope this fills you with ideas for potential engagement shoots, elopements, weddings in the wilderness, and of course – Adventure!

Beth & Ian. x

OUR HOME FOR THE WEEK: 

The Crofters House

The cutest little crofters cottage, a perfect base for exploring the island – only 5 minutes outside Portree. It’s a one minute walk away from a secluded bay – wonderful for early morning seal watching. It was such a treat after a day out in the elements to come home to this cosy retreat, light a fire and enjoy each other’s company.

BIRTHDAY DINNER AT THE THREE CHIMNEYS 

Three Chimneys

No prizes for guessing why this glorious Michelin starred restaurant has recently been named UK restaurant of the year 2018 by the Good Food Guide. Every single element of our experience here was perfectly executed. From the service, to the decor and ambience, to the simply out of this world sea food. I would pretty much sell my soul to taste that dessert again too!

NEIST POINT:

Neist Point Walk

The overwhelming beauty of Neist Point gave me an actual real life epiphany. From the steep walk down to the bottom of the valley, to the bluest of waters in the cove – this place is without doubt one of the most inspiring places I have ever visited on my travels. We were lucky enough to visit at sunset, but we were too lost in our thoughts to take pictures! One thing to note however, is the walk back up is pretty steep – good luck!

LEALT FALLS:

Lealt Walking Guide

One of the lesser visited waterfalls on Skye – but the hidden nature of these beautiful falls make them all the more romantic and worthwhile of the trek to reach them.

The cliff side path was rather treacherous on the day we visited as it had been raining – but I think you’ll agree it was worth it for the photographs. There is also a pebble beach and old mining remains at the bottom of the valley for more photo opportunities.

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RUBHA HUNNISH MOUNTAIN WALK AND BOTHY

The Mountain Bothy Association 

The most exhilarating element of our trip to Skye was our trek up Rubha Hunnish in search of a mountain bothy. We must have walked a fair few Km in our quest, and at one point we considered that we may never find the bothy and may as well call it a day – but as we sat down to catch our breath and decide what to do next, there was the little roof, poking over the horizon – and off we went, we weren’t disappointed either!

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We’d love to hear from other couples who are keen to share their engagement & pre wedding shoots – as well as those who would like to share wilderness weddings and elopements.

Our professional photographs were taken by Christopher Ian and Lydia Harper – and we’d highly recommend both.

 

 

 

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