Buddy the Beagle’s Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs

We felt privileged last Sunday to be able to take Badbury rings engagement photographs of Buddy the beagle. He donned his cat skull bow tie and even brought his humans along with him.

Three year old beagles do not sit still. There are too many balls to fetch, too many people to look cute at. There is simply too much to sniff or chase. Even when your humans decide to sit and have their photographs taken. Even when there are treats on offer a beagles life is too interesting to pause.

Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs

Last Sunday we found ourselves enjoying the warm summer sun in the stunning Dorset countryside surrounding Badbury rings for some Badbury rings engagement photographs. Even the tree lined country road leading to this Iron Age hill fort is delightful.

We were still buzzing from the previous day’s wedding photography at Lulworth Castle when we met Harriet, Lee, their gorgeous beagle Buddy and Harriet’s parents in the car park. Harriet’s mother quoted W.C. Fields “don’t they say - never work with children or animals?” Having just left the children waving through the window at us back in Swanage we were two for two!

Buddy the beagle with one of his humans at Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs

The plan for Harriet and Lee’s Badbury rings engagement photographs was to meet somewhere meaningful to them, have a walk about, take some photographs and talk about the plans for their big day (also at Lulworth Castle!).

Harriet and Lee love walking Buddy around Badbury rings almost as much as buddy loves walking them around the rings. It is easy to see why, the location is incredible. The raised 360 degree view over Dorset countryside is breath-taking. The undulating circular grassy ramparts give the rings an ethereal feel.

Buddy the beagle with engaged couple at Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Portrait of Buddy the beagle during Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Family photograph during Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Family photo on bench at Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Buddy the beagle on his lead during Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs

Buddy was, as he is on Instagram, a star, and once he had taken the ‘dog sitters’ off we missed his colourful presence!

Harriet & Lee’s Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs

Despite their reservations Harriet and Lee were naturals in front of the camera.

We like to keep our couples as relaxed as possible on an engagement shoot without any unnecessary posing. We are sure that close up, highly posed shots look amazing on magazine covers. However the last thing we want is a client to think “Oh god, That’s my awkward smile” or “why am I in that really weird position”. Having a couple walk past us twice and sit on a bench or log is about as ‘posey’ as we get (even less so on a wedding day).


We strolled about the circular ramparts, up to the interior circle and out again whilst excitingly talking of Harriet & Lee’s Lulworth Castle wedding plans.

Engaged couple on middle rampart during Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Engaged couple kiss during Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Hair styling during Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Engagement couple seated on fallen tree at Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Laughing couple share a joke during Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Engaged couple share a joke at Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Oh my god you are just too funny at Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Couple at center of Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Engaged couple hold hands during Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Kissing engagement couple at center of Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Kissing couple during Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs

We can’t wait to work with these guys again, and are still missing buddy. Fortunately we can keep up to date with all things buddy on his Instagram account here.

Engaged couple on to of rampart at Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Engaged couple walking along top of rampart at Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Couple stop for kiss during Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Kissing couple against big blue sky at Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Engaged couple hold hands on top of rampart at Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Engaged couple embrace a top of rampart at Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs
Kissing couple from Badbury Rings Engagement Photographs

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