Engagement

Sarah & Daniel | A sunrise engagement shoot on West Wittering beach

Sarah and Daniel are my favourite kind of people. They woke up at 3.30am for a sunrise engagement shoot earlier this summer and didn't bat an eyelid or complain once. They get married next year and I’m so excited :) they got engaged under the stars in Yosemite, California and anyone who knows me will know how much I love it there!

I absolutely love sunrise. Russell and I regularly wake up before sunrise during the summer to go and sit on the beach. There is something so peaceful about the world before everyone wakes up. This couple shoot was the perfect example of that, we barely saw a soul for at least an hour.

West Wittering beach is absolutely beautiful but unfortunately it gets so busy during the summer. I loved seeing it this empty :) I would love to shoot another engagement shoot here in the winter, anyone up for it? ;)

Engagement shoot at sunrise on West Wittering beach - beautiful blue sky
West Wittering at sunrise
Couple laughing and playing around on West Wittering beach
Beach huts at West Wittering
Engagement shoot on West Wittering beach at sunrise with beach huts
Couple laughing on West Wittering beach
Piggyback on West Wittering beach
Couple looking out to sea in West Wittering
Piggyback in the sea during engagement shoot at West Wittering
Couple cuddling in the sea on West Wittering beach
Couple cuddling at West Wittering beach
Couple dancing at sunrise
Engagement shoot at West Wittering beach during sunrise
Beach huts on West Wittering beach at sunrise
Empty beach at West Wittering during sunrise
Couple laughing sat down on a beach hut step at West Wittering beach
Engagement shoot on West Wittering beach at sunrise | couple cuddling on beach hut
Couple piggyback in the ocean at West Wittering during engagement shoot
Couple piggyback through sand dunes at West Wittering
Couple laughing sat near the sand dunes at West Wittering beach

Kate & Ben | An alternative engagement shoot in the Lake District

I love going away for mini adventures and several weeks ago Russell and I did just that and drove (yes, drove!) to the Lake District for the weekend. Neither of us had been before and we LOVED it! We headed to Blea Tarn for an incredible styled elopement shoot (more of that to come soon!) and we also had the chance to photograph this awesome alternative engagement styled shoot while we were there. 

Kate and Ben are good friends of The Burtons, the guys who organised the shoot along with Jade Maguire Photography. These guys are so cute and it was so lovely to spend some time with them walking around the beautiful woodlands near Blea Tarn. Plus, how gorgeous is Kate!? I bloody love her hair and style ♡ these guys both look awesome and what a location!

Make-up for this shoot was done by Makeup By Leigh and Kate's hair was styled by Wedding Hair in the Lakes - they did a fab job! 

This choice of location and the couple's style really shows how unique engagement photos can be. I love it when couples wear their favourite band tees and take me to their favourite spots ♡ did you know that I offer a complimentary engagement shoot to each of my couples? I love the opportunity to get some incredible shots in a truly wonderful setting that means something to the couple ♡

I would LOVE to photograph a wedding in the Lake District. The following venues are pretty close to Blea Tarn so if you're thinking about getting married or considering eloping in the Lake District then you should check them out :) 

Cote How - this venue looks incredible! Surrounded on all sides by spectacular scenery and they even have their own lake! 

Another Place - ahhh this place looks amazing ♡ this venue is all about 18 acres of beautiful Lake District countryside and those Ullswater views!

Aquila - an intimate and quirky exclusive-use lakeside venue!  

Let me know if you're planning an awesome Lake District wedding and need a photographer ;) 

Alternative couple stood in woodland
Happy couple smiling and cuddling in the Lake District
Cute couple sat around a campfire
Couple laughing around a campfire
Cute couple cuddling in the woods
Piggybacks in the woods engagement photography in the Lake District
Alternative couple shoot in the Lake District
Alternative couple stood on a bridge
Alternative engagement shoot in the Lake District
Cute couple in the Lake District
Cute alternative couple stood on a bridge
Alternative couple stood on a bridge in the Lake District
Alternative engagement shoot in the Lake District
Cute couple cuddling
Alternative Blea Tarn engagement photography
engagement shoot at Blea Tarn in the Lake District
Alternative engagement shoot
Alternative engagement shoot in the Lakes
Alternative engagement shoot in the Lake District
Alternative couple shoot
Cute couple with tattoos sitting on skateboard
Alternative couple with tattoos sitting with skateboard