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Southwold Beach Engagement Shoot | Amanda Karen Photography

 

I love a beach engagement shoot, there is something about cuddling up, walking along the sand that just brings me all the feels. This was particularly the case with Matthew and Sam as I have known the couple for a while so was so excited when they got engaged!

And they have the absolute best proposal story, involving a scavenger hunt around their favourite UK holiday location – Southwold, finishing in the sand dunes where Sam popped the question, and of course Matthew said yes which is why we’re here, on the blog today. The celebrations then continued with Sam having booked one of the beach huts where their family were there waiting with bubbles and well wishes!

It was so lovely to explore an area that meant so much to them and hear all the stories that come with it, which is ultimately what photography is – telling stories so that you can look back in years to come and remember.  So it felt like such a privilege to be part of this chapter with them.  I can’t wait for the wedding!

 
Southwold beach and pier.  Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
Same sex couple overlooking Southwold beach. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
Same sex couple standing in their beach hut in this Southwold beach engagement shoot. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
Same sex couple standing in their beach hut in this Southwold beach engagement shoot. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
Same sex couple standing in their beach hut in this Southwold beach engagement shoot. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
Southwold beach and pier.  Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
Same sex couple in their blue beach hut at Southwold Beach.  Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
Same sex couple in the spot that Sam proposed to Matthew at Southwold Beach.  Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
Same sex Southwold beach engagement shoot. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
Same sex Southwold beach engagement shoot. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
Same sex Southwold beach engagement shoot. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
Same sex Southwold engagement shoot surrounded by pink hydrangeas. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography
 

An engagement shoot marks such an important time in your relationship, it’s a time to celebrate and if you’re already mid wedding planning, it can provide the opportunity to re-centre and focus on the two of you rather than the wedmin. But it also gives you the opportunity to practice being in front of the camera, perfect if you’re on the more camera shy side of things.

Until next time,

Amanda x

 
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