Dorset Countryside Engagement Photos with Lizzie & Ben

Lizzie & Ben are marrying later this year at one of Dorset’s most stunning stately home wedding venues, Hethfelton House. When meeting them we had talked in length about the advantages of engagement photoshoots. They both had reservations about how relaxed they would be in front of a camera. So we decided that Dorset countryside engagement photos would be the perfect experience.

Dorset Countryside Engagement Photographs With Lizzie & Ben

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The Perfect Location For Dorset Countryside Engagement Photos

We’d been talking about the best location for their engagement photos for a while. We knew they fancied somewhere in the Dorset countryside. But the options were many.

Then, one evening on a mountain bike ride in Purbeck we spotted something special. The sun was starting to dip behind the treeline. To our left bluebell woods speckled with glowing blue flowers. To our right vast swathes of bright yellow oilseed rape flowers. This, we thought, was the perfect spot in the Dorset countryside.

Yellow spring flowers countryside field engagement photo shoot by one thousand words

Later that week we met Lizzie and Ben in a nearby car park and prepared them for their engagement shoot. We had timed it perfectly so that we would have time to shoot through the low evening sun and into ‘golden hour’

Lizzie and Ben were a little apprehensive at first. Walking through the fields we put their minds at rest and got them used to being around us and our cameras.

Engagement Photos in Bluebell Woods

The bluebell woods did not disappoint. The smell of the trees and wild garlic filled the evening air. The delicate flowers created a green and purple-blue carpet. From here we could incorporate the woodland, flowers, and couple into our pictures. We then gave the guys some prompts that had them laughing together for their Dorset countryside engagement photos.

Dorset countryside engagement photos in bluebell woods

Engagement photo shoot couple laughing in Dorset bluebell woodland

Bluebell woods couple photo session

Hugging couple at Dorset woodland engagement photo shoot

Happy hugging couple at Dorset woodland engagement photo shoot

Couple laughing at Dorset woodland engagement photo shoot

Dorset countryside engagement photos of couple walking hand in hand through bluebell woods

Yellow Flower Field Couple Photographs

A minute’s walk away and we found a path through the oilseed rape fields next door. The blue sky and bright yellow flowers contrasted beautifully. Lizzie and Ben were so impressed they started taking their own pictures of each other. Giving them some time together in the stunning location they walked around a nearby field. All the time with a view back over Corfe valley. On the horizon, we captured some wonderful silhouette shots.

Dorset countryside engagement photos of couple in field of yellow flowers with blue sky

Yellow spring flowers countryside field engagement photo shoot by one thousand words

Dorset countryside engagement photos of happy couple hugging and kissing in field of yellow flowers

Laughing couple hugging in field of yellow flowers with contrasting blue sky

Dorset countryside engagement photos of couple taking pictures in yellow flowers field

Couple hugging in evening light in Dorset countryside with oil seen rape fields

Engagement photo shoot couple laughing in Dorset countryside

Dorset countryside engagement photos of couple on horizon with yellow fields and woodland

Engagement photo couple silhouette on blue sky

Dorset countryside engagement photos of silhouetted couple walking on horizon with reflected blue sky

Dorset countryside engagement photos of couple walking hand in hand through green field with blue sky

Sunset Engagement Photos in Dorset

The low evening sun was now creating long dark shadows across the fields and woodland. This allowed us, in turn to create some unique Dorset countryside engagement photos.

Bride and groom to be walk hand in hand through Dorset countryside

Dorset countryside engagement photos of couples long shadows with low evening sun

Positioning ourselves on the edge of the woods we were able to incorporate not only the trees but the fields of yellow flowers as the sunset in the background.

Close up portrait photograph of engaged couple at sunset in Dorset woodlands

Close up portrait engagement photograph of couple kissing at sunset

Engaged couple laughing on dry stone wall in woodland

Couple shoot photo kissing in woodland at sunset

Kissing photograph of engaged couple at sunset in woodlands

Yellow oil seed rape field photo taken with low summer sun

Couple smile at each other in Dorset bluebell woods

Couple rim lit by low sun in silhouette in country field

Engagement couple photo kissing silhouette

Low evening sun warm sun flare couple photo shoot

Low evening sun flare Dorset countryside engagement shoot

Low evening sun flare rim lit couple at engagement photo shoot in Dorset countryside

Dorset countryside woodland sunset engagement photos

Black and white rim lit couple with low sun in country fields

Engagement couple photograph in Dorset countryside field with low summer sun

Lizzie and Ben are such a naturally happy couple, we can’t wait to shoot their Hethfelton House wedding.

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