Hello! We are Katy & Jim, a Scotland-based husband and wife photography team specialising in small weddings and elopements throughout Scotland, Europe and beyond.
We draw inspiration from the things that we love: the colours and tones of European cinema, the spontaneity and fun of street photography, and the powerful natural shapes and forms that we see in the landscape. If you love these things, the chances are you will like our photography, too!
Storytelling is at the heart of what we do. We really care about documenting the full story of your day: all the big, important moments and all the small fleeting ones too. We’re passionate about capturing your personalities, your unique and special connection, and your love.
We always take time to get to know each and every couple that we work with, so that we arrive at your day as friends. Our approach is laid-back, unobtrusive and fun--we'll blend into the background and document the moments as they unfold, capturing you at your most relaxed and natural…with no awkward posing!
A bit about us: Katy came to photography through documentary filmmaking for the BBC. She's filmed all over the world with inspiring people like Margaret Atwood and Philip Pullman, and has spent over a decade telling emotionally powerful stories through images. Jim's background is in life sciences [fun fact: he has a PhD and knows quite a bit about antibiotics]. His love of photography began as he was training to be a mountain leader and wanted a way to document the incredible landscapes that he was experiencing. We're both very outdoorsy people, and we're never happier than when we are capturing love stories amidst the beauty of nature.
If you are lovers of life, light and the great outdoors, if you're the kind of people who like to do your own thing, rather than follow the crowd; if don’t want to go down the traditional wedding route, but are in the process of creating a day that’s unique and personal to you--whether the backdrop is a mountain, forest, tipi, family home or hip city hang-out--we would love to hear more about your plans!
Why couples love The Caryls Photography
The Caryls were amazing from the very first email I sent. My husband and I were travelling from Australia to Scotland to get married and the communication and help we received from Jim and Katy was fantastic every step of the way. Photography was pro...    Read More
When we decided to get married outside in Scottish winter we didn't know what we might be letting ourselves in for. We loved the idea of eloping but didn't really know if we were just being crazy. When we spoke to Katy & Jim about our plans we w...    Read More