Sam & James - Golden hour at Alnmouth Beach

I have been very excited to share this couple photo shoot at Alnmouth South Beach in Northumberland. Any loyal Instagram followers (hi mum) may have already seen some sneaky previews of this shoot and know how much I love these images.

Earlier this year, Sam and James booked me for their Northumberland country wedding at Newton Hall and they were particularly keen to have their engagement photo shoot at Alnmouth South beach. This is a beach that is really only accessible by a 4x4 or for those determined enough in a small Toyota Aygo (R.I.P my suspension) For this reason the beach is always secluded and quiet compared to Alnmouth’s main beach on the opposite side of the bay. 

Sam and James told me that they spend a lot of time here walking their Labrador Milly, who came along for the shoot too. They showed me the spot where they will often set up for the afternoon with a beach fire, a BBQ and do a spot of fishing in the estuary. 

As the afternoon faded to evening we set off for a walk in the golden hour sun along the beach. We enjoyed a relaxed photo shoot as we chatted about their wedding in August. Sam and James are such an easy going, lovely couple with a deep and genuine connection. The light was perfect and Milly was a star - this is definitely one of my favourite shoots this year.