Autumn Portrait Sessions at Elsick House with Emma Lawson Photography

The gardens at Elsick House have been an explosion of vibrant colours this year, with golden tones and rich reds completely transforming the landscape around us.

We were delighted when Emma Lawson Photography chose our grounds for the backdrop of her family portrait sessions, we wanted to show off the spectacular autumn display!

Elsick has always been a family home so we loved seeing Emma capture children crunching in the leaves, couples documenting their engagement with some photos under the arbour and generations coming together to create precious family keepsakes.

Emma said, “shooting at Elsick is always such a pleasure and I was delighted to be able to use it for my Autumn portrait sessions. Having shot plenty of weddings here I knew the beautiful outdoor spaces on the doorstep of the main house would be perfect for these speedy shoots where everything must be done and dusted within 20 minutes.  As a photographer it’s such a treat to shoot at Elsick, the estate sits in a really lovely location, it gets fantastic light at all times of the day and there is a pretty vista in every direction.

Here’s a selection of just some of the beautiful family portraits taken by Emma here recently. To find out more about Emma Lawson Photography, visit her website here.

Getting married at Elsick House? We only recommend those whose professionalism we have experienced. Listed on our Partners page are some suggestions of those who will know the house.

Wedding Open Day 2020 – Postponed

*Edited 21/03/20 – Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus outbreak we have no choice but to postpone this year’s wedding open day. Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook for a rescheduled date. Thank you.*

We are so excited to announce that this year’s Elsick House Wedding Open Day will take place on Sunday 17th May 2020.

Come along between 12 and 4pm and enjoy a glass of fizz while you view the stunning house, grounds and gardens at your leisure. Our house managers Alison and Karen will be on hand to answer your questions along with the experienced staff from our partner’s Hudsons who can discuss all your catering and event requirements. You’ll also be able to sample their tasty offerings. The marquee will be beautifully decorated by some of Aberdeenshire’s top wedding experts which is sure to give you lots of inspo for your big day!

We have also selected some local suppliers to join us so we hope you’ll enjoy chatting with them to see if they can help make your wedding day special too. Look out for supplier announcements on our Instagram and Facebook pages soon.

Register for our wedding open day online or email