Romance through the camera lense

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We’ve teamed up with the people at the We Fell in Love wedding blog in the name of romance and all things Valentines to ask some photographers where their favourite Scottish spots are for taking pictures that ooze with love.

Glenfinnan has always been a bit of a special place for us. It bares all of the beauty of the Highlands – dramatic hills cascading into a picturesque loch and the sense of remoteness that lets your truly switch off and soak up your surroundings.

Being able to hold a wedding with such a backdrop, and to be able to get there with such ease, must be one of the reasons that we find we are asked to go back again and again – it’s a real gem of a wedding location!”  - Jay Golian, Elemental Photography

Edinburgh has to be one of the most romantic cities in the world. You can travel from hills and vistas to cobbles and stunning architecture within the space of minutes. One of our favourite spots is The Royal Mile. Nestled between a Palace and a Castle, a whole mile of history and some amazing nooks and crannies – it’s a seriously romantic backdrop” – Niels and Alie, Blue Sky Photography

“To me, Loch Ness is the ultimate romantic location. Mysterious, steeped in history, at times wild, at times calm and still, but always breathtaking. A truly romantic location for couples. Add in the sound of bagpipes greeting your guests after a cruise down the Loch and you have something very unique and truly Scottish.

I adore living by Loch Ness and the wealth of photographic opportunity the area gives me. It doesn’t get much better than a backdrop of mountains and the wide expanse of Scotland’s most well-known loch for any couple’s wedding photographs.

Add in a fairy tale-like castle as the venue for a wedding and you have something really magical and truly Scottish. Turrets, open fires, grandeur, luxury and a real Highland atmosphere. I love shooting at Aldourie Castle as it has the best of both worlds for photography – the stunning location of an impressive castle and the mysterious and romantic Loch Ness at the bottom of its gardens.” Margaret Soraya, Soraya Photography

Where’s your favourite place to take romantic photos? Let us know and be sure to head to Twitter and Facebook to share yours!

Not sure where to go? Take a look at our romantic itinerary for more inspiration.

Miriam Evans

Miriam likes baking, sewing, BBC Radio 4, living in Scotland and promoting it with VisitScotland!

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