Over many years of being a professional photographer, I have been fortunate to have been asked to shoot in lots of different locations...country houses, castles, hotels, fields, woodlands...and one of my favourite settings is at the beach.

Why is the beach so interesting?

It can be a challenging but also beautiful location. It is usually windy (long hair develops a mind of its own!), there are often other people around (making shot composition and timing a lot more difficult), and there is always the wildlife to contend with (pesky seagulls doing their best to interfere).

But, for a lot of us the beach rekindles happy childhood memories of fun filled, sandy days in the sunshine. There is nowhere else with the range of colours and textures (sea, sand, structures) to consider when taking photographs. It really is a special place that evokes a feeling of relaxation in most people.

I am very pleased to be able to share with you a selection of photographs I captured of a lovely young couple with the theme of an Engagement proposal.