Sandbanks Hotel Engagement Photographs with Rachel & Andre

Our latest Sandbanks Hotel engagement photographs recently took place on a cold, wet and windy evening in Sandbanks, Poole.

Rachel and Andre have booked Harbour Heights Hotel for their wedding day. They wanted to feature some of the landscape seen from the hotel in their photographs. We met for their engagement photographs. The weather, however has always been better when we shoot weddings at Harbour Heights or Sandbanks Hotels.

Sandbanks Hotel engagement photographs of wedding couple in Poole Harbour Bride and groom to be hug against seaside in Poole Harbour Sandbanks Hotel Engagement Photographs on the beach Sandbanks Hotel Engagement Photograph of happy couple Bride portrait photogrpah at Sandbanks Hotel Engagement Photographs

Fortunately Rachel and Andre are a confident couple when it comes to having their photographs taken. They were happy with the adverse weather conditions for their Sandbanks Hotel engagement photographs. Sometimes the cold and the wind can actually be a helping factor in relaxing couples. It tends to take one’s mind off the camera. However Rachel and Andre were certainly not camera-shy.Engagement couple laughing at Sandbanks in Dorset

Bride and groom make love heart with their hands in Sandbanks, Poole

After talking through their wedding plans I loved Rachel’s enthusiasm for their big day. In particular her love of natural wedding photography. At these Sandbanks Hotel engagement photographs we bounced ideas off each other for 30 minutes. She had almost as many suggestions for images that she loves as I could think of!

Love heart hands at Sandbanks Hotel Engagement Photographs

Andre, on the other hand seemed to be relaxed about the photography. He simply let Rachel guide him. Which, as you can see, overlooking Poole Harbour worked perfectly.

Engagement Photographs on a Dorset Beach

Engagment photographs overlooking Poole Harbour

Couple Cloned at Sandbanks Hotel Engagement Photographs

We tried out a couple of photographic compositional ideas which worked really well. I am hoping to bounce more ideas about with Rachel before the big day. She not only loves our documentary style but also our openness to experimental wedding photography. Perfect for their Sandbanks Hotel engagement photographs.

Sandbanks Hotel Engagement Photograph of wedding couple hugging Hugging couple kiss on the head against slatted white backdrop Bride and groom to be hug against white slatted backdrop

We popped back over the road to warm. Then shot some more Sandbanks Hotel engagement photographs. We can’t wait to photograph their big day.

You can see Rachel and Andre’s Harbour Heights wedding photographs here