We wanted to do a pre-wedding photo shoot. No date was set. Everything was done spontaneously. We bought our flights the week before leaving the US. I bought my wedding dress the night before we flew out of Los Angeles. Chris ended up buying his suit when we landed in Edinburgh.
We searched for local Isle of Skye photographers a few days before our flight. Even though the majority (6-7 other photographers) were available to take our photo, I listened to my gut instincts and chose @oliandsteph. Their photos were much more our style - fun, creative, candid, raw landscapes, and beautiful color contrasts that capture the iconic moody Scotland tone. Their work reflects how we remembered Scotland after our first visit a few years ago. They were also quick to respond to my initial messages. There is something about the message exchanges that made me feel great. In a matter of only a few quick texts messages. I got a true sense of this fun, sweet, professional and pleasant couple. I knew we had found our photographers!!
I need to give you a little back story. We were here 4 years ago and we fell in love with Isle of Skye so we decided to come back. This time, we had talented photographers @oliandsteph work their magic. With their talents, we are able to share with our friends and families the magical scenery that drew us back here. @oliandsteph are the best!! They remembered everything we wanted in a photo. I had forgotten everything I had asked of them since I was frozen (cold temps that day) and carried a heavy dress on slippery rocks/bogs while climbing steep slopes. While they were directing us what to do or where to go, in my mind, “Wow, that’s nice. That’s what I wanted. Oh wait, I told them that.” They remembered! From then on, I was able to let go which is very hard for me to do. We trusted them. They knew exactly what they were doing. It felt like a movie being directed in the moment. Raw with pure talent behind the lens. They were very kind. Gave us hand warmers when needed. They had snacks in case we got hungry. They also brought jackets for us in case we had forgotten ours. These were all stored in their heavy back packs. On top of that, they were fun! That is really important. We really enjoyed their company. We have great memories and new life long friends in Scotland. They actually feel like more of our family now. We enjoy hearing and talking to them almost everyday.
Much to my surprise, they were able to give me some sneak peak pictures the very next day, after a full day of photo shoots!!!! Then they delivered the rest of the photos within a month. Holy s*** is what I said then and now when I look at these photos. They are perfect !! Just perfect!! I get teary eyed whenever I look at it. Editing is the hardest part too. It takes so much time and talent. They have outdone themselves from the beginning until the end. They are one of a kind. We are very lucky to have found them. They know how to take care of business!!!