Cornwall is about as breathtaking as it gets if you are looking for the ideal UK location for your engagement or engagement photos.
Cornwall, the UK’s version of the French Riviera, offers all you need for your engagement photoshoot, including breathtaking views, warmer weather, and amazing locations. I’ve captured several engagements as a Cornwall proposal photographer, and it’s always breathtaking.
Whether you are planning an engagement photoshoot or you have done the engagement and you simply want some beautiful images to remember the moment, then I have your back! I can offer you some of the best locations for an engagement photoshoot in Cornwall and I offer engagement photography for those couples who want epic images documented for a lifetime.
Why Have an Engagement Photoshoot?
There are a few reasons why an engagement photoshoot is important.
Get to Know Your Wedding Photographer
The beauty of an engagement photoshoot is you have the chance to get to know your photographer, who you have chosen to capture your wedding day photos.
The photographer will know how you interact as a couple and you can practice perfecting some poses and learn to feel comfortable and natural behind the camera.
As a photographer myself, I like to make my couples feel relaxed and comfortable as well as have a fun experience together! It’s important that you get on with your photographer to ensure beautiful photos and a smooth running experience.
Capture the Special Moment Forever
The most obvious reason is you will have images captured forever for you always to look back on, show generations down the line and hang on your walls at home.
You Will Feel More Comfortable on Your Wedding Day
As mentioned previously, you will feel more prepared and comfortable for your wedding day photos and with your photographer.
Even the most natural-looking wedding photos that you have seen on Pinterest are likely highly staged by the photographer.
Posing can feel extremely awkward, but having an engagement photoshoot will allow you to experiment with different ideas before your wedding day and get a better idea of how your wedding photos will look.
Overall, the natural approach is always the best way to capture authentic and genuine emotions. You do your thing, have fun, have a laugh and I’ll capture the moments – you won’t even know I’m there!
Top Locations for an Engagement Photoshoot in Cornwall
- Kynance Cove
- Greenaway Beach
- Trebah Gardens
- St. Michael’s Mount
- Tintagel Castle
- The Eden Project
- Minack Theatre
Godrevy is a location in west Cornwall that faces the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern side of St. Ives Bay. It is well-liked by both tourists and the surfing community. A lighthouse offshore on Godrevy Island, which Trinity House maintains, is supposed to have served as the model for Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse.
Godrevy is located in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Cornwall, and the South West Coast Path circles the entire promontory. The National Trust owns and runs a café, so it is perfect to stop for a coffee if needed and it has a number of public parking lots.
It truly is a stunning location for an engagement photoshoot in Cornwall!
East of Mount’s Bay in Cornwall lies a cove called Kynance Cove. North of Lizard Point on the Lizard Peninsula. In the early Victorian era, the cove gained popularity as a result of the notable visitors it attracted, such as Alfred Tennyson, Queen Victoria, and Prince Albert.
One of the most picturesque areas of coastline in the South West, according to the BBC, is Kynance Cove. On the cliffs above the cove, the South West Coast Path passes by as it traverses southwest England’s coastline from Somerset to Dorset.
For that carefree magical moment, perhaps you would love to feel the sand and water between your toes. Greenaway Beach, one of the most picturesque in the country yet rarely busy, is located close to Padstow. With the sun kissing the sand and the breeze flowing through your hair you will be fully relaxed to speak or hear the words of love which you will never ever forget.
Trebah Gardens in Mawnan Smith, close to Falmouth, is the perfect location for an engagement photoshoot. Boasting charming sub-tropical gardens, a private beach, a stunning white Georgian manor home, and the most amazing view, it offers plenty of options.
The botanical gardens, which descend to Trebah’s magnificent private beach, Polywiddon Cove, are a riot of colour, glossy leaves, and enormous, beautiful plants. This location is ideal for photography!
There are so many photo opportunities here, with its distinctive white bridge over the water garden, breathtaking valley view framed by exotic flowers, and several tropical gardens.
St. Michael’s Mount
There is nowhere else like this spectacular site, which is steeped in Cornish tradition and history. In the middle of Mount’s Bay, on a hilltop on its own tiny island, stands the majestic Cornish castle known as St. Michael’s Mount.
When the island is totally engulfed by waters from the bay during high tide, a cobbled causeway that connects to this ancient hilltop fortress in Marazion is obscured. Along with the magnificent stonework of the castle, there are sloping stone terraces that are lined with lavender, rosemary, agave, and other vibrant plants.
You may discover everything from sprawling lawns to botanical gardens and a stunning chapel on St. Michael’s lovely grounds. This magnificent English castle location is certain to provide a tonne of romance and limitless wonder.
Tintagel Castle is perched high above the grass-covered, precipitous cliffs of the north Cornish coast. The seat of Cornish kings for centuries, this exquisite coastal resort offers breathtaking views of the ocean.
There are several romantic locations where you might pop the question in the country where Merlin, King Arthur, and the Knights of the Round Table are reputed to have wandered.
One of the most beautiful castle locations in the UK is Tintagel. It doesn’t get more romantic than this as you propose among the lovely castle ruins, the waves pounding against the cliffs below, and the sun high in the azure sky above.
The Eden Project
An engagement shoot at The Eden Project in Bodelva Par will take you to the tropics right here in Cornwall. Your proposal photography is sure to be amazing with the iconic Mediterranean biomes and splashes of tropical plants as your backdrop.
This renowned eco-location offers the ideal indoor and outdoor experience and is incredibly charming.
Minack Theatre is a magnificent open-air theatre with breathtaking views of the sea and lovely gardens that was built into the granite Cornish cliffs. The Minack is breathtakingly stunning and truly one-of-a-kind, with Porthcurno Bay below and the exquisite stonework of this famed theatre as your backdrop.
The Minack Theatre, built more than 80 years ago but still like a piece of Ancient Greece on the coast of Cornwall, boasts architecture in the style of the Ancient Greeks and colourful botanical gardens. It’s a truly breathtaking location for a proposal you won’t soon forget.
Are you Ready for the Perfect Engagement Photoshoot?
Your engagement is just as special as your wedding day. Why you may ask? Because it is the start of the journey of your marriage and what is more spectacular than that special moment?!
These are some of the best locations for an engagement photoshoot in Cornwall as they are all gorgeous in their own way. If you are ready to book your photographer for your engagement photoshoot then you can enquire about my services here (click here) – I’d love to chat!