It was a rainy, cold weekend when I flew over to Northern Ireland for Josh and Becky’s engagement photoshoot. It was the first time I’d been to Northern Ireland, let alone for a destination shoot.
I’d spoken to Josh and Becky via Skype ahead of the shoot and we decided to have the shoot on the beach as it was relatively close to them and they wanted to go for a laid-back vibe. Luckily for us, the rain stopped and the sun shined just in time. It was still quite cold so I was extremely surprised when they offered to take off their jackets to mix things up. Apparently they’re used to the weather in Ireland and that day happened to be a ‘mild’ one (it was freezing for me even in my down jacket hahaha).
We met up at the car park at Murlough beach and walked through the sand dunes to the beachfront. It was low tide and approaching sunset so the lighting was perfect. They were camera shy at first as this was their first ever photo session, but after some joking around they came into their own and began to relax. After some intimate shots along the shoreline, we thought we’d add some variety and instinctively they thought it would be fun to run up and down some sand dunes. My tricky footing upon the steep dune sides weren’t as difficult as seeing Josh and Becky running up and down but we all had a great time and more importantly, they seemed to love it. My favorite moment was seeing them helping each other with their shoes and pulling each other up when they were climbing up the top of the dune.
Josh and Becky are childhood sweethearts who’ve been together since they were in their late teens and it’s evident to see that despite their age, love has no age or time limit. The power of love is truly beautiful to witness… and capture.