Photographed by The Kitcheners


This moment was taken on one of the most emotional elopement days I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. The couple (also talented wedding photographers) flew in from Poland to elope in the Scottish highlands in the Fall with their closest friends. The groom happened to also be a really talented musician and on the morning of their elopement (before their ‘first look’) the groom surprised the bride with a song played on acoustic guitar.

It was a moment I remember vividly and a moment that I knew I had to capture properly to do it justice.
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“If you (bride) could position yourself here against this wall and look towards the window in front of you as much as possible when the groom is playing the song that would be great. I’ll be discreet and keep my distance so please enjoy this moment for yourselves.”
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Rule of ThirdsCenter FramedMid Range


Single Point Focused on The Brides face Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightDirectional LightWindow LightNatural LightIndoor

Equipment & EXIF

1/640 f/2.0 ISO 6400 WB AUTO


Nikon D750


Nikkor 85mm f/1.8

Additional Equipment

Pro-Mist Filter


Adobe Lightroom Classic The Kitcheners ‘Emotive’ presets

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The Kitcheners 'Emotive' presets

Challenges & Solutions


Private Home / AirBnB / Apartment United Kingdom


Glencoe scotland

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The Kitcheners

Photographer Scotland Nikon D780 Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
We’re Dylan and Joanna and we’ve been photographing weddings and elopements since 2011. Lovers of the great outdoors, an adventure and meeting new people, it was our passion for all of these things that led us to find one another in Australia 11 years ago. We didn’t waste time, we got engaged after 3 months and tied the knot pretty soon after. It all happened pretty quickly but sometimes you just know when you know! For a long time we were both looking for a way to express ourselves creatively and after searching high and low we discovered that photographing people in love and their stories was what made our hearts race. We’re passionate about the real emotions, the honest moments and capturing how it all really felt. To us that’s what it’s all about! Today we live in Edinburgh, Scotland documenting elopements and weddings around the UK, Europe and further abroad.
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