Portrait Experience

Seize the day

‘Be happy while you’re living as you’re a long time dead’

Scottish Proverb

Before you renew your Netflix account to get that latest series of Outlander… 

Why not book us for a photo shoot and be part of your very own Highland adventure? On location in the majestic beauty and drama of the Scottish landscape?  Let us create those special images for you.

Whatever it is that inspires you we will take you to the mountains, explore the glens or discuss the historical significance of the castles. We could get muddy, perhaps even wet in a loch but we will have fun along the way with a guarantee of whisky and shortbread in a lay-by off the tourist route!

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We can bring props if you want to be immersed in the photograph, have a portrait dressed in your own finery or simply leave it to us to create an image for you?  Most importantly though leave it to us to capture a photographic memory to treasure…. without the stress of a Jacobite rebellion!?

What's included

Portrait Experience

A  bespoke photographic session and tour of your chosen region.

Itinerary plan and pre planning discussion in the pursuit of  ‘epic’!

Images taken at a variety of locations chasing the light.

Whisky, shortbread, music and banter of course!

Snacks and refreshments provided


For a full list of prices and tariffs for zones across Scotland please see our Rate Card

Your Images

The quality of your images are important to us

After your shoot we will select the final digital images that will enter post production and present them online for you to choose which ones you wish to purchase and download.  We are a bit fussy as these images represent our art and we don’t want to overload you with 100’s of the same ‘pose’  for you to sift through.  Instead we will provide you with a selection of the best images that truly captured the day.  All images are stored securely and privately online if you wish to purchase further at a later date.

© Kristy Ashton Photography retains the rights to all photographs.


Our Clients

' I spent an evening at golden hour and the following morning and afternoon in highlands with Kristy and Richard and it was so much fun - definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Scotland! I’m from the US and was visiting Scotland for the first time, so I wanted to be able to bring photographs home that truly captured the beauty of the highlands, and I was not disappointed! During my time spent with Kristy and Richard, I laughed the entire day because they were so much fun to be around. They knew the land so well and Kristy was able to capture it from the best angles in the best light to really showcase the landscape and the depth of the mountains in a way that is unparalleled. I am in awe every time I look at the photos. Kristy and Richard worked so well as a team and thought of everything we may need, always making sure we were comfortable and warm. It was like we were given a personal tour to some of the most beautiful locations in Scotland that not everyone gets to see, and now I have the photos that captured it all so well; I’m taken back to those moments every time I look at them. I cannot recommend Kristy Ashton photography highly enough! '  ~ Molly | Pennsylvania
'We booked Kristy for an after Wedding shooting with our wedding dress and suit.  First of all, the photos are phenomenal. Kristy and Richard took their time to find us some magical places at the weekend before our arrival. We start our shooting day very early to catch the best light.  Kristy and Richard are well prepared for the shootings in Scotland with some tea/coffee/sandwich and a second warm jacket.  We enjoyed the whole day.  It was a pleasure to meet them and we can recommend Kristy to everyone who loves great photos.'  Beat | Switzerland
' Kristy and Richard are incredible people!  This may be their job but is not work for them. It's like hanging out with your friends but getting epic photos of it. They capture who you are, not what you look like when you pose for a photo. Kristy is a truly talented photographer with a great eye. We had a blast hanging out with them and these photos are just so great that if I hadn't been there I wouldn't believe it was me in them' ~ Dan | Vermont
'The blog is AMAZING! You are both so, so talented! We are so lucky we met you both. This was definitely the highlight of our honeymoon... so much fun! '  - Eirinn | New York
'Kristy is a wonderful photographer. From wonderous back drops or chosen favourite places, she will create your portrait in her own unique "sun chaser" style.  Kristy is a fantastic person to have taking your picture, extremely patient and precise, even with the shyest of people' ~ Susan | Perth
'I commissioned Kristy to capture some publicity shots of me in Glen Coe after seeing her portfolio and the previous examples of her work. The plan/communications leading up to the day covered everything and the day itself was such a blast and I very much enjoyed the experience and more importantly the images. Thank you to Kristy & Richard for an amazing experience - I can't wait for another adventure in future!' ~ Shahbaz | Dundee
'We had such an amazing experience with Kristy and Richard in the highlands!  I’m definitely coming back for more stunning photos and adventures with K&R! You need to book these guys yesterday!' ~ Isa | Sweden
'I had a quick look at the pictures and they look fantastic!  Have made my selection but the choice was difficult!  So many great ones!' ~ Emma | France
' Absolutely LOVE these images, cannot wait to show Barry. Also loved the blog, Richard has a talent 😁. We honestly had the best experience with you guys. Thank you so, so much!! ' ~ Cheryl | Dundee
' I did a shoot with Kristy in Glencoe, something I was very nervous about, I'm not massively keen on being in front of a camera but the thought of having a picture of me in a place where I love was too much of a pull, Kristy did all the research and told me the best day to go, upon meeting her she instantly out me at ease, and by the time we got to taking my photo I was laughing and joking and that massively came out in the finished photo, Kristy is meticulous and every angle is covered to make sure I got something I was 100% happy with, I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone, wether it be a person in landscape as I now know it to be or wedding photos, I now have a very special photo in the place that makes me happy, and that's entirely down to Kristy! Oh and remember the light!!!' ~ Ben | Falkirk
' Kristy and Richard are a lot of fun to work with. They are always smiling and searching for the best conditions for their photo shoot: light, background, colors, reflections, the places we went to with them were absolutely magical. I cannot recommend them enough' ~ Thomas | Edinburgh
'I spent a very long day in the highlands in Scotland with Kristy and Richard and it was hands down one of the most fun and beautiful days of my life! Kristy’s images look almost fake because they’re so stunningly otherworldly but they couldn’t be more authentic. She knows the land so well and therefore captures it from unique and challenging angles and she chases the light and elements tirelessly. Richard is a jack of all trades, taking perfect care of literally everything else. I learned so much from them and grew to love them both in just one very full day. The icing on the cake is the photos I have to remember it all that I will cherish forever! I cannot recommend Kristy Ashton photography enough!' ~ Maggie | Los Angeles
'Thank you, thank you, a million times thank you to both of you!  These photos have made me so happy!  Now I get to treasure our Scotland trip forever through these pictures.  Kristy, you have such a gift and thank you for sharing your artistry with us.  Thank you Kristy and Rich for a magical highlands adventure!' ~ Jennifer | New England