Holkham Beach Engagement Photography
Meet Alex and Alex (aka The Alexs- as it’s easier!). Back in May I had the pleasure of taking the Alex’s engagement photos at Holkham. We started with a stroll through the pine woods and ended up at the serene Holkham beach. Holkham is very special for the Alexs, as in those very woods, guy Alex proposed to lady Alex! I’m a lover of the north Norfolk coast too, frequently visiting Wells next-the-sea, so I was delighted when Alex chose a Holkham beach engagement photography shoot.
The Alexs told me how nervous they were to begin with (guy Alex doesn’t like having his photo taken!), but by the end I’m sure you’ll agree they looked like naturals. They really got into the spirit of it, and showed their playful personalities. I think playing on swings and piggybacks should be compulsory for all engagement shoots now ha ha! Seriously though, this is one of the reasons I recommend having an engagement shoot. Nervousness comes in part from not knowing what to expect, but once you do, you can be more relaxed on your wedding. You also discover how certain photos will look like upon receiving your engagement photos. This gives you some ideas for the couple photos on your wedding. Although I don’t think we’ll find a make-shift swing at Sussex Barn!
What To Wear for your Engagement Shoot
A few days before the shoot I asked if they had thought about the outfits they were going to wear. To my amusement this was interpreted as dressy/formal outfits (as in a suit and tie!). Thankfully, they came in casual clothes! I always mention outfits. I wouldn’t say they make or break photos, but they can certainly make photos look even better. These guys did it well, as they looked co-ordinated but definitely not ‘matchy-matchy’ which is important.
My advice is: 1) Wear something you feel comfortable in, 2) Pick complimentary colours to your partner, or at least different shades/patterns and 3) pick something which looks right in your surroundings. If you’re planning your engagement session and are not sure about any of this, just send me a message for some tailored advice. I probably enjoy helping more than I should haha!
Their wedding at Sussex Barn takes places this Saturday- I’m so excited!
What a beautiful, happy couple! I really look forward to documenting their wedding this weekend.
Engagement shoots are included with all full day weddings booked between now and 2019. They can also be booked separately. Please email me for further details and availability: email@example.com
I hope to work with you soon!