When looking for an intimate wedding in Inverness-shire, there are few better places than the Loch Ness Country House Hotel on the outskirts of the Highland capital. Many couples ask me to cover their Loch Ness Country House Hotel Wedding Photography.
From it’s landscape gardens, two cosy cottages and it’s beautiful Georgian building, it ticks all the boxes. When it comes to a family-friendly venue that’s just a couple of minutes drive from Inverness it’s perfect.
The Perfect Setting
The Loch Ness Country House Hotel has eleven luxurious bedrooms as well as exclusive use cottages. This means you and your guests can enjoy the venue and take in the wonderful settings during your stay.
The beautiful setting lends itself to exclusive weddings of various sizes. There’s the option to have your wedding day conducted outdoors if the Highland weather permits. There’s also the bonus of having Loch Ness just a short drive away. Dores Beach on the banks of the loch is a very popular choice for wedding couples.
As a photographer based in Inverness I get to enjoy working in some wonderful wedding venues throughout the Highlands. Having a wedding venue so close-by to Inverness means there are plenty of accommodation options.
Traditional Highland Weddings at Loch Ness Country House Hotel
The Hotel can help you plan your perfect day with a dedicated wedding coordinator on-hand. They can talk you through your options.
All the staff are there to help you with planning every detail of your wedding. Things such as your wedding pack, wedding menu choices, your wedding meal, evening buffet choices. They will cover off everything right through to your ceremony and your wedding breakfast.
Capturing your fantastic day
A typical Loch Ness Country House Hotel wedding photography day would involve me normally arriving in the morning. I would begin with capturing the preparations stage of the day. This may take place in the Hotel or it may be in the two cosy cottages round the back.
Once I feel I have captured all the special moments I will then go to photograph details. Place settings, ceremony room, aisle, if you’re having an outdoor service then the garden set-up. Basically any decorated areas specific to your Loch Ness Country House Hotel wedding.
When your guests begin to arrive I will capture some candid shots as they gather for the big day. As well as getting some posed shots of the Bride or Groom who arrives first. Once everyone is in their seats I will await the arrival of the bride or groom. I’ll get some quick shots of close family members or bridal party before positioning myself for the main event.
Your wedding coordinator will be on-hand throughout to guide you through the steps so you’ll never be alone. As your special day continues I will be capturing the service as well as all your guests.
Loch Ness Country House Hotel Wedding Photography : Group Photos
Following the ceremony I will normally suggest you to gather with all your guests outdoors for a big group shot. This is normally best out on the decking area. I position myself in one of the rooms looking down on you and your guests. This means I can capture the group shot with the gardens and the beautiful views across to Inverness behind.
You will more than likely want some posed shots with friends etc. We should take these straight after the group shot whilst everyone is in the vicinity. I will take you both round the gardens for some intimate and romantic shots.
You may wish to make the 15-minute journey to Loch Ness for some shots by the water. Or you may be happy with just using the landscaped gardens for your photography. Either way I will ensure we capture creative and memorable portraits of you to cherish for years to come.
Speeches & Dances
For the rest of the day I will walk around getting shots of you and your guests. As you relax and take in the day I’ll capture those candid moments when no-one knows I’m there. These are the images that will tell the story of your Loch Ness Country House Hotel wedding. They will bring joy to you and allow you to look back with love and laughter at a memorable day.
I will of course capture the speeches and the subsequent reactions before taking a short break.
Following the wedding breakfast I will then return to capturing more candid moments. I will be available to get some low-light creative portraits of you both should you wish.
As your entertainment prepares to welcome you onto the floor, I will have set-up some lighting. This is for capturing you both for your first dance. I will continue shooting the arrival to the floor of the bridal party and remain there.
After your Loch Ness Country House Hotel wedding..
When the confetti has finally settled , I will already have begun working through your wedding photography. I normally try and compile a small collection of between 10-20 taster shots of your special day. I will send these to you within a couple of days of your Loch Ness Country House Hotel wedding.
When will I receive my wedding photographs?
I will then hope to have your full set of images edited and ready to view within 6-8 weeks.
During peak wedding season (May-September) this may take longer as the inevitable back-log builds up. I will keep you updated with progress.
When complete you will receive a link to your own private, exclusive use gallery with built-in shop store. Here you can purchase prints, thank you cards, canvasses and albums incorporating your special day and plenty more.