Durdle Door Engagement Shoot - Claire & Rob

August 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

We're still a fair few months away from Claire & Rob's wedding - a christmassey one at Sopley Mill - but we'd long ago arranged an engagement shoot at place very special to them: Durdle Door, that famous and majestic archway of rock on the jurassic Dorset Coast. I'm not going to get too wrapped up in the geology of the landscape here, inspiring as it is (although if you're interested, I can't recommend the film Nuts In May highly enough!), but it's most certainly an absolutely stunning part of the county. And happily, when the rain's coming in horizontally while you're stood on the top of the cliff peering out into the clouds it means it's going to be much quieter down there than on a blazing-blue-skies-and-sunshine kind of day.

Well, troopers that they are Claire and Rob soldiered on down with me and, lo and behold, down at sea level it was all rather lovely. Great fun to chat away to and to photograph, and very willing accomplices, we're going to get some absolutely gorgeous photos in that magical wintry December light - can't wait!

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Roll on December...

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