5 Tips for a Stunning Beach Photo Shoot

Jun 9, 2022 | Blog

As a photographer who loves shooting on the beach, I was thrilled to capture Ben and Marina’s engagement shoot in Dorset. We had a fantastic time creating beautiful photos against the stunning beach backdrop. Here are five tips to help you achieve a successful beach photo shoot:

“We wanted to try some piggyback photos” Words every photographer wants to hear!
  1. Time it right: Plan your shoot for “golden hour” – the hour after sunrise or before sunset. The warm and soft light will add a beautiful glow to your skin and the background.
Silhouette of couple with sunburst
Harsh light can be a lot of fun if you know what to do with it.

2. Dress appropriately: Keep in mind that beaches can be windy and sandy. Choose clothing that is flowy and easy to move in, and shoes that are suitable for walking on sand.

3. Use the beach as your backdrop: The beach is a beautiful setting, so don’t be afraid to use it as your backdrop. Experiment with different areas of the beach, such as the sand, water, or dunes.

4. Bring props: Incorporating props can add a playful and fun element to your photos. Think about beach balls, hats, or even a surfboard to add some personality to your shots.

Ben and Marina Dorset engagement shoot
Smiles, glances and kisses. Beautiful moments, captured for a lifetime.

5. Have fun: Above all, have fun with your photo shoot! The relaxed and casual setting of the beach makes for a laid-back and enjoyable experience.

If you’re ready to book your own beach photo shoot, I’d love to hear from you! Whether it’s for an engagement shoot, couples session, or even a family portrait, I’m here to capture your memories and make them last a lifetime. So, contact me today to schedule your beach photo shoot!


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