Onyinye & Josh’s beautiful beach engagement photoshoot, with Clearly Wild Photography

Published by Claire Gould on

While you’re wedding planning, things can get a little stressful with spreadsheets and budgets… so it’s the perfect time to plan something romantic and lovely you can do together.

Top of my list for magical pre-wedding adventures is a couple photoshoot / engagement shoot. I’d explain why I love these so much, but I think Josh and Onyinye will cover it pretty well without me having to say a single word! Their images are stunningly beautiful, full of heart and wonderfully romantic. If you ever wondered whether an engagement photoshoot was a good idea… I think this stunning pair offer a resounding YES in every single image.

Huge thanks to lovely Katie at Clearly Wild Photography for sending their pics in to English Wedding, and to Onyinye and Josh for letting us share them! (Scroll ALL the way down for a lovely image of these two NEWLYWEDS right at the end!)

Words by Katie – Clearly Wild Photography

Onyinye and Josh met in 2018, but she firmly friend-zoned him, until 2020 when they started dating.

Josh proposed in March 2022 and they began planning their big day shortly after. They felt very strongly about having a storytelling element to both their wedding day and in their couple portraits.

We discussed an engagement shoot, which they loved the idea of, however we were initially under a tight timeline so I suggested completing the engagement shoot after the wedding day. We were able to organise the ‘engagement session’ for the evening after the wedding, which was so wonderful. They were both on such a high from the wedding day, and were completely wrapped up in that newly wed bubble, it made it incredibly easy to capture the love and excitement they had for each other.

This also meant that we were at the freedom to decide where and when their couple portraits were taken, they could stay with their guests on the wedding day, and then venture to a local beach at sunset the following evening.

We spent the most glorious few hours, reminiscing on the day before, strolling through the sand dunes and running into waves, it was wonderfully romantic.

…and the newlyweds!

Congratulations you two! You’re amazing! Claire's signature

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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