Cornwall Beach Engagement

Gemma and Dave

So this Cornwall Beach Engagement shoot was a long time in the planning pipeline. It started way back in 2020 when I met Dave whilst he was best man at another wedding I was photographing. The lovely Gemma was there too and the two of them were having the best time. I snapped a few photos of them on the dance floor. A year later I had a little message drop into my inbox asking if I could photograph their wedding! Of course I jumped at the chance at this. 

So we next got planning their engagement shoot. We had planned for them to pop back up to Gloucestershire for a woodland themed shoot from their lovely Cornwall. It then got rained off in the autumn of 2021 so we looked into back up dates. But that was actually a blessing in disguise. 

Gloucestershire was out and Cornwall was in. Instead we packed up our bags and headed off down to Cornwall for the weekend. We met up with Dave and Gemma in the afternoon and decided to go to the spot where they got engaged. They brought along their lovely dog ‘Donks’ for the shoot and she certainly loved it.  After some photos at this gorgeous cliff side spot we headed on down to the beach for some golden hour sunset photos.  

These did not disappoint! It was around high tide and the sunlight was perfect. The mix of golden colours and the waves crashing on the rocks was the best backdrop. We even managed to get the little beach all to ourselves. We moved around the beach and rocks using some really simple poses. It was so windy that hugging was not only great for the photos but also great to keep warm! 

‘Donks’ their dog was also loving life chasing the waves with Gemma and Dave. If you have a dog I would highly recommend bringing them along to the shoot if they are relatively well behaved. The last thing you want is to worry about what they are doing during the shoot. However, they do make the best addition to any shoot.

Cornwall Beach Engagement
Cornwall Engagement Shoot

Tips from this shoot for yours:

  • Have a think about having a destination photoshoot. Talk to your photographer about this. I am more than happy to travel to different places for a shoot. There may be an additional charge for the shoot depending on where it is but I think you can agree the photos are worth it! 
  • Plan a backup date for your engagement shoot in case the weather is not on your side. The joy with these shoots is you can have them whenever you and your photographer are free. So for once we can plan around the weather. 
  • Have your shoot during Golden Hour. The light during this time is gorgeous and sunset photos always give off a romantic vibe. Have a chat with your photographer about the best locations for this. Cornwall beaches are a gorgeous place for this but if you are looking more local to Gloucestershire then the common land areas around Stroud are also perfect. 

Want to see more?

Check out this Cornwall Beach Engagement shoot below and then head on over to my portfolio page to see more! If you want more information on planning your engagement shoot or wedding then head to my engagements and weddings pages.