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Beach Bride™ – an unforgettable bridal shoot

There’s something enchanting in the dramatic beauty of the seaside. The beach isn’t all about buckets and spades: if you’re going to the beach any time soon, do what I’ll be doing and find a quiet spot, watch the waves, see the life and spirit of nature out there. Sometimes there’s nothing more fascinating than the wild beaches around our shores.

I have another breathtaking collection of photographs for you, this time with a seaside twist. Photos and words by Chris Hanley Photography

wedding blog photo shoot seaside Chris Hanley Photography (1)Richard and Anne-Marie were married in Monton and celebrated at the Worsley Marriott. Anne-Marie is from the south coast of Ireland, a little village about 25 mins south of Waterford. Anne-Marie and Richard wanted a little bit of Ireland at their wedding.

They went to the beach where Anne-Marie spent her childhood. They collected pebbles as name place settings for their guests.

wedding blog photo shoot seaside Chris Hanley Photography (4) That August we flew back to Ireland to shoot a beach bride™ shoot on the very beach were they collected the pebbles. We also shot Anne-Marie in the village harbour where she learnt to swim.

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wedding blog photo shoot seaside Chris Hanley Photography (10)We shot beautiful pictures, we revelled in the romance of the landscape, we drank Guinness, we sang songs at a ceilidh, we got locked in the pub, we created precious memories.

Chris Hanley Photography

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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9 COMMENTS
  • Sylvana
    8 years ago

    Absolutely stunning! I love the ”darkness” of the pictures!

    • Claire
      8 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Thanks Sylvana – aren’t they stunning. Beautiful but the landscape / seascape is almost scary. I love it.

  • Neil Redfern
    8 years ago

    Wow, amazing!! Love the moodiness to them 🙂

  • Belinda McCarthy
    8 years ago

    Really gorgeous images, loving them!

    • Claire
      8 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Thanks Neil and Belinda – Neil today will be your turn for the limelight! and Belinda I love those cats… gorgeous.

  • Kevin Mullins
    8 years ago

    Wow! Just amazing Chris. Lovely work.. That first image is just stunning.

  • chris hanley
    8 years ago

    so kind, thank you 🙂 I thought the pebbles were stunning too Kev 😉
    C

    • Claire
      8 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Kevin, Chris… thank you for my first chuckle of the day. The pebbles are gorgeous… as is the dramatic image just beneath.
      Kevin, are you skim reading my blog? 😉
      Have a lovely day both of you xx

  • Heline Bekker
    8 years ago

    WOW!!! Anne-Marie was very brave to stand on that wall! Gorgeous photos! Love beach photoshoots x

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