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Leigh on Sea, Essex beach engagement shoot

Wow it is chilly!  I’m longing for warmer days and longer evenings now, how about you?  So in order to combat how cold I’m feeling, I thought I’d share this fun and relaxed beach engagement shoot in Leigh on Sea from last year.

For me, engagement shoots are about celebrating this time of your life as a couple, being engaged is more than just planning your wedding, it’s about remembering why you’re doing it, why you want to spend the rest of your lives together and how amazing you are as a couple together.

It’s also about showing you how easy and relaxed it can be in front of the camera, so many couples “hate having their photos taken” and it’s usually because all they have to base it on are awkward posed school photos and selfies from nights out, neither of which are particularly flattering or show us how we really are.  So for me, an engagement shoot is about showing you two off as a couple, which is why I love going to places that mean something to you or represent you as a couple, after all, photography is about storytelling, and this is one of the many chapters in your story as a couple.

You’ll probably have seen on the blog before that I do love a beach engagement shoot and have in fact photographed at Leigh on Sea before with Emma and George and then a summery stylish shoot on Brighton Beach which I’ll share soon too.

But for now, sit back and scan through Katrina and Chris’ gorgeous beach engagement shoot images, I just cannot wait for their wedding at the stunning Hutton Hall in a couple of months!



We are scheduling lots of amazing engagement shoots at the moment for our couples, it’s such an important part of working with our couples.  We would love to hear where your engagement shoot dream destination would be?

Until next time,

Amanda x