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 About Us

Scottish Sisters Photography is run by Kate Stevenson and Clare Harte, we've been sisters since 1985!

Based in Scotland we travel around the country together to see and photograph the amazing wildlife and landscape our home country has to offer. 

 

We are excited to share our work with you and tell the story of our adventures together.  

 

Feel free to browse through our site and follow us on social media to keep up to date with our travels!

 

It’s safe to say that photography has been a major part of our lives and thanks to our photographer Dad, we've had a camera following our antics from birth. This is to the point we developed an ability to ignore it when everyone else ran in the opposite direction. Our Dad was a well established Wedding Photographer in Edinburgh for most of our younger life and there’s no doubt we’ve inherited his passion. Sadly he passed away in 2015 but he's with us in everything we do. We know he'd be exceptionally proud of us and our achievements. 

So, what do we do? Wildlife, landscapes, and most importantly laughter! We love to travel in Scotland and uncover her natural beauty. It's right on our doorstep so why not discover what's on offer. Whilst we’ve got our favourite places to go we love to find new destinations, which can only mean more adventures in the future and who can argue with that. 

We can't think of anything better than going away for a weekend and waiting all day for a 5 minute glimpse of the native Red Squirrel or a close encounter with the classic Red Deer. It's always "oh just another 5 minutes" and we're still there an hour later. Whether you're smelling the Caledonian Pine in Abernethy Forest or in the depths of Glen Etive it's easy to feel part of nature. 

 

That's "us" as Sisters but as individuals we are quite different......

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Clare

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I'm the baby of the family and what you could class as a late starter to photography. I normally inherited Dad's Ixus after he bought the newest version. I bought my first camera in March 2015 and whilst Dad wasn't able to show me how to use it, Kate stepped in and showed me the ropes. Since then, I’m always learning about photography and how to develop my own style.

If you were to ask me my favourite species, I’d have a hard time picking just one. Every single animal gives you a different experience. However, my heart stopping moment is when a fox walked towards me in the snow near my house. The fox was cool, calm, and collected as it followed a clearly well trodden path whereas my heart was racing and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. That’s what I love about wildlife, there’s always something new which keeps me coming back for more.

This hobby has made me much more aware of the challenges our wildlife faces and sparked a huge interest in the environment and conservation. Since I started doing wildlife photography I now volunteer at Argaty Red Kites and RSPB at Baron’s Haugh, in Motherwell. 

Outside of photography I work in an office and I’m lucky that it gives me an excellent work life balance, which allows me to pursue my photography. I’m married to Anton and have a small furry family made up of my cat Charlie and two Rabbits - Jack and Poppy. I love a podcast, particularly anything true crime. 

Being able to take pictures is reward enough but to share it with my Sister is worth more than I can describe. 

Kate

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I’ve loved photography all of my life and can be seen in our old family photos with cameras around my neck from a young age.

Outside of photography I work full time, I’m married to my wonderful husband Graeme and we live at home with our amazing Border Terrier Mr Hamish.

Being creative with photography is a great hobby and Clare and I continue to develop our skills, pushing the boundaries of our craft, striving to make our mark on the world as leading female photographers.

Escaping with the camera into the outdoors, whether sitting in a hide in the middle of the forest watching Red Squirrels or flying the drone high in the sky for a birds eye view of the ocean crashing below never fails to give me an overwhelming sense of mental release.  This hobby has lead to a strong connection with nature,  it really does heal and has been of huge benefit to my mental health, helping me through a period of personal change and growth. 

 

The pull towards nature is now a vital requirement in my life be that out with Clare and the cameras, paddleboarding on a loch somewhere or watching the birds in my garden.  

 

I’m lucky to have a sister who has the same interests and after a difficult time in our family in losing our Dad, it was obviously meant to be that we have found this passion and I’m loving every moment going down this path together.

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“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.  It will not lead you astray”