When it comes to choosing the a location for your photography, sometimes the spot is determined by the reason for the images such as a Christening or a Graduation. However when you have the flexibility to set your own scene you have a multitude of options. If you want to do a photo shoot at home we can use your own decor for a backdrop or I can supply various backgrounds if you are looking for something simple. If you would like to try an outdoor shoot then there are no shortage of beautiful locales around Scotland, many right on your doorstep. I love doing shoots on location and will travel to anywhere that works for you to make sure you get exactly the images you hoped for.
Of course, you’re not limited just to Scotland. If you have an international destination in mind, Let’s break out the flip flops!
If you are looking for some inspiration here are some of my favourite places to take photographs…
The Peoples Palace is a really versatile location. It has the stunning terracotta fountain – the largest in the world – the Palace itself and the surrounding gardens, all giving beautiful options for your pictures.
Vibrant and colourful, the Botanic Gardens are s picturesque location to stage your portraits in. With it’s opens spaces and vast flora there’s a never-ending array of options to choose from.
Look no further for stunning architecture. At night in particular the gallery is lit up with sprawling lights which can create a beautiful bokeh effect in your images. Being located in the city centre also opens up options for multiple other urban locations to make the most of.
Possibly the most iconic view over Edinburgh. Calton Hill offers views across Princes Street towards the castle. It’s a fantastic way to capture Edinburgh as a stunning subject to take your portrait to a new level in more ways than one!
Another great option for a natural outdoor look to your images. The public park in the centre of Edinburgh sits in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, offering landscaped parks that can include or exclude the rich history or the city that surrounds it.
For something a little bit different, this quaint little lane is a bit of a hidden gem. The residential lane provides gorgeous stonework, well kept plants, cobbled roads and colourful wooden benches to create photographs that will have your friends and family cooing with delight.
If you’re willing to walk a little, the Falls of Clyde offer a serine, natural location for romantic images of you and your partner or magical wonder for a family portrait with the kids.
Another multifaceted option for when you want variety in your photo shoot. The historic hunting lodge sits atop open parks while the nature trails follow the river below opening up to towering bridges and hidden monuments.
If you really want drama in your images, then Glencoe offers it as well as anywhere in Scotland. Towering mountains, endless valleys, elegant waterfalls and if your lucky, majestic wildlife. It’s a great year round location from the powder dusted mountain tips of winter to the rich vegetation of Summer, you are guaranteed something special whenever you visit.