Today I am very excited to share this incredible Trash the Dress shot in Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands.
Glencoe is a glen of volcanic origins, in the Highlands of Scotland.
It is often considered one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland, and is a part of the designated National Scenic Area of Ben Nevis and Glen Coe.
The narrow glen shows a grim grandeur, and is surrounded by wild and precipitous mountains.
What a breathtaking backdrop to capture happy memories.
Images are by Edinburgh Wedding Photographer Stuart Craig.
Stuart tells us all about this amazing Glencoe Trash the Dress….
“It threw up the idea of doing something a bit different, so I was delighted when the happy couple agreed on an ambitious plan to trash the dress in Glencoe.”
“The autumn weather teased us for days beforehand, but thankfully it all came together in spectacular style.”
“If you were lucky enough to be driving past you might have stumbled across a beautiful view!”
“Thank you also to the Clachaig Inn for looking after us and supplying the chalkboards used for the sequence of hitch hiking shots.”
“We popped in for a coffee and no doubt surprised them with our impromptu visit.”
“They even offered the use of the premises as a backdrop for photographs so we couldn’t resist taking a shot behind the bar before setting off on a 1000ft climb up Bidean Nam Bian.”
“It was here we had a rendezvous with the monster waterfall which reminded me of the Bounty advert from the 1980’s.”
“Kerry and Kris tackled the climb in a wedding dress and kilt (there were a few hairy moments!) before braving the spray and thunderous noise of the waterfall, which was in full force following several days of heavy rain.”
“I can only imagine the many famous climbers who had visited the Clachaig Inn over the years would have been hugely impressed.”
“Kerry and Kris you rocked!”
And some interesting facts about this shoot…
– “Emma Motion (Wedding Make Up artist) arrived at Kerry’s home at 4.30am in the morning – Now THAT is dedication to your work!”
– “We were snapped by bystanders during the shoot and ended up on Facebook.”
– “The climb up to the waterfall was done in full wedding attire! It took an impressive 45 minutes.”
– “Due to the noise of the waterfall we were unable to communicate to create the images. So we used sign language!”
– “The waterfall shots are long exposures which average about 1/4 second. A neutral density filter was used to block out light and create a slow enough shutter speed on the camera.”
“This creates the lovely blur effect on the water! Kerry and Kris were aware of the need to remain still and were given a 2 second warning before each exposure.”
– “The bouquet was thrown in the waterfall to celebrate afterwards. We kept seeing rose petals in the stream as we descended!”
Thank you so much to Stuart for sharing his outstanding imagery.
The images perfectly capturing the amazing scenery that Scotland has to offer.
I take my hat off to Kerry and Kris and Stuart for climbing a mountain in Wedding regalia, that is taking the Wedding experience to the max.
And what about that Waterfall…there are no words apart from Wow!
To Contact Stuart Craig Photography
Phone: 0131 552 9003 / 07917 400 710