Summer scorchers: Scottish wedding photographers showcase their fave sunny shots

If Scotland always had sunshine, it might just be the best place in the world. Scottish photographers show Nicole Conner the most atmospheric wedding pics of the warmest season

Couple pose in front of blue sky, by Rachel Spence Photography

Rachel Spence Photography

“Every couple loves sunshine on their big day; it’s like winning the wedding weather lottery! Scottish summers can produce stunning results: rich blue skies, strong contrasts from the sun and dreamy golden-hour glows all offer incredible backdrops,” says Rachel.

We are sure Fiona and Bruce, who married at Pratis Barns, would agree.

Boda Photography

Couple embrace on a beach photographed by Boda Photography

“Louise and James got married at the enchanting Neidpath Castle in Peebleshire. As with the venue, their wedding was unique, charming and romantic with personal touches everywhere. The sun shone all day, so we couldn’t resist a walk down the hill to the small, pebble beach on the banks of the River Tweed overlooked by the castle to capture this stunning portrait,” Boda Photography’s Sarah Newman tells us.

Eleanor Mackay Photography

Eleanor Mckay photographs a couple walking on the beach

“Newlyweds Lynsay and Angus took to the white sand shores of Shawbost Beach on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides to have their wedding images taken,” says Eleanor MacKay. “This is the beach in the village where Angus grew up. The results are a dream.”

Kate Godfrey Photography

Kate Godfrey Photography snaps two brides posing at The Vu wedding venue

Edinburgh-based photographer Kate specialises in natural, laid-back pictures. Her two brides’ effortlessly cool wedding pic is the epitome of summer: the rainbow blooms add a pop a colour to the image, while the serene water at The Vu in Bathgate serves as the perfect backdrop.

Dougi McMillan Photography

Dougi McMillan Photography captures couple walking along the beach

“Debbie and Ryan were married at The Old Manor Hotel in Lundin Links, Fife. We wandered down to Leven Beach to take some couple shots on the sand and soak up the late July weather on a fantastic sunny day. Debbie ended up paddling in the sea and I got even more shots. It was a great day for a lovely couple,” Dougi McMillan tells us.

Anna Laska Photography

Golden hour glow on couples snaps by Anna Laska Photography

Summer sunshine provides the most spectacular glow, as Anna Laska Photography demonstrates in this portrait of Natalie and James taken at Ingliston Country Club in Renfrewshire.

Biggar Picture Photography

Biggar Picture Photography captured this beautiful sunset shot

There is something truly special about the panoramic views offered at Cornhill Castle in Biggar – even more so if the sky looks like it does in this pic. “Cat and Ed took a moment after the first dance to go and watch the sunset and who can blame them. The red August evening sky was just beautiful, and the colours really shone.”

Murray McMillan Photography

Sunset shot of couple by Murray McMillan Photography

Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like a glowing sunset shot, and Murray McMillan has a handy tip for couples: “If your photographer says ‘we need to go and get some photos’, trust their instincts and do it! I took Lisa and James to the beach outside Seamill Hydro and in less than five minutes, I had a sensational set of couple portraits with the sun setting over the Isle of Arran.”

Luke Bennett Photography

Couple smile on a boat, photography by Luke Bennett Photography

When there’s glorious sunshine in Scotland, heading out in a boat with your new spouse for wedding pics is one of the most romantic options. Emmy and Matt did exactly that after their ceremony at Fingask Castle in Perthshire.

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