Hello everyone. Today I will share with you a little bit different portrait photography session. Elisabeth and Mike contacted me to ask if during their Scottish vacation they could have some nice scenery hillwalking portraits done. First I was a bit puzzled as nobody ever has asked me this, so I had a little wonder and offered them a little walk in local Pentland Hills near Edinburgh. I used to walk there quiet often, but with recent business developments finding hard to get any free time for hillwalking. I knew it will be a little bit challenging not only for me, but also for my models 🙂 I haven’t been in hills for a while and did a test visit few days before. Two days after was the session and ‘ouch’ I was soar 🙂
Over few days weather was a bit tricky and I was praying for some decent light and no rain. Day couldn’t be better and started off really nicely with sunshine. First hill was most challenging and we all felt a bit out of breath. With little breaks, finally we managed to reach one of the peaks. Suddenly quiet a lot of mist came over and we had to change my initial route. Wasn’t sure if it would be good idea to walk down very steep slope. When I was walking on my own, it was very slippery already. Today with all mist and weather changing all the time, we decided not to risk and took a bit safer route.
Finally we finished the day with nice lunch in local B&B and continued our walk in Edinburgh. Light was going very fast so we had to move fairly quickly. Managed to show them few spots and wish we would have one more full day with them.
I think I should do sessions like this a bit more often. It is great to be active outdoors and also awesome opportunity to have nice photos done.
Here is the photos from the session and don’t forget to watch the video as well.
Scottish Hillwalking photography
A little video from our hill challenge as well.
Thank you all for coming along. It was real pleasure to share this blog post and look forward to share with you more stories from my outdoors ventures.